UNICEF Nigeria response for internally displaced children and women in North-East Nigeria (as of 16 April 2015)

Situation Report
Originally published


Situation of displaced people in North-East in numbers

• The Psychosocial Support Programme is operational in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa with 30 new centres having been established in Borno and Yobe. Training was carried out in Adamawa for 34 partners/stakeholders engaged in the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on grave violations of children’s rights.

• Intensive hygiene promotion activities are on-going in IDP camps in Borno. The rehabilitation of existing sanitation facilities in IDP camps in Yobe have improved sanitation access to 4,093 displaced people.

• There are now 188 CMAM sites in the 3 States and CMAM services have been extended to all 16 IDP camps in Maiduguri and 6 IDP camps in Adamawa. In March 2015, 895 children were admitted for treatment and 899 mothers/caregivers received counselling on Infant Young Child Feeding (IYCF)

• The Health Programme provides Integrated Primary Health Care (PHC) services to IDPs in 6 camps and 4 out-of camp settlements in Adamawa. As of April 14, 2015, 35,961 men, women and children have benefitted from various PHC services, including curative service, immunization with Vitamin A supplementation and deworming tablets, Screening for malnutrition, HIV Counseling and Testing. 5,345 children 6 month to 15 years were vaccinated against measles through immunization campaign and routine immunization in camp clinics. Integrated PHC services are also provided to the very new IDP camp in Pompomari primary school in Damaturu, Yobe. 458 children and women were reached with high impact interventions during the reporting period. In Borno, clinics have been established in 14 IDP camps and outreach services provided in 2 camps. 34,308 men, women and children have benefitted from health services provided the IDP camps. 3,813 children under 5 were immunized with measles vaccine. 2,517 children under one year were immunized with Injectable Polio Vaccine (IPV)

• Schools were closed temporarily during the presidential and governorship elections, as well as for end of term break. In Yobe, UNICEF held planning and consultation discussions with the Commissioner of Education in support of IDP children in host communities. New IDP arrivals to camps in Borno have been sensitized on the values of education and child rights by the State Coordination Committee, which is a local structure for the Safe School Initiative (SSI) comprising key stakeholders in educational development.