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UNICEF calls for a joint vaccination plan in Sudan

06 October 2015 – Calling for a joint vaccination operational plan in Sudan, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today outlined the dire situation for thousands of children living in the Nuba Mountains, which remain inaccessible after four years while conflict in the country continues.

Over 500 children dead, 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition owing to Yemen violence – UN

02 October 2015 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today underscored the devastating toll six months of violence has taken on the children of Yemen, where at least 500 have lost their lives and more than 1.7 million are at risk of malnutrition.

Boko Haram violence displaces 1.4 million children in Nigeria and beyond – UNICEF

18 September 2015 – The number of attacks by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and neighbouring countries has risen, and half a million children have had to flee to safety in the past five months, bringing the total number of displaced children in the region to 1.4 million, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.

Cameroon host to families fleeing Nigeria, Lake Chad basin – UN relief official

14 September 2015 – Families on the run often surviving brutal attacks in Nigeria are now threatened with the lack of food, water and deadly epidemics in neighbouring Cameroon, where they have sought refuge, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the region said today.

Aid community must scale up support to troubled Lake Chad region, urges senior UN official

27 August 2015 – A senior United Nations relief official today called on the international community to ramp up its support in response to the multifaceted humanitarian challenges affecting Chad, the seventh largest refugee-hosting country in the world.

UN humanitarian agencies reach thousands of South Sudanese cut off for months

27 August 2015 – Emergency relief teams from the United Nations have managed to reach more than 27,000 people in a town in South Sudan cut off by insecurity since March where “there were only some fish and a few tomatoes for sale in the market, and almost nobody had the means to buy them.”