UNICEF Nigeria Situation Report - February 2013

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 28 Feb 2013

Highlights

  • USAID Famine Early Warning Systems Networks (FEWSNET) predicts increases in food prices in Nigeria due to loss of crops from 2012 flood and due to insecurity in Nigerian Sahel

  • In the month of January 2013, a total of 13,574 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were admitted to 479 UNICEF supported Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) sites across Northern Nigeria

  • In response to flood disaster UNICEF continues to provide water, sanitation, medical supplies and promote hygiene in most affected communities in 8 states

  • HIV and Education sectors lack funding for scaling up activities in order to reduce HIVmalnutrition linked child mortality and to increase awareness on child development