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Results of Denmark’s core funding to UNICEF

27.04.2017  23:55

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In 2016, Denmark contributed DKK 115 million to UNICEF’s Core Resources, which allowed UNICEF to provide critical resources for its country offices to invest in local priority areas and respond to urgent needs. UNICEF Nigeria received Core Resources and with the available resources, UNICEF Nigeria supported the achievement of the following key results in 2016:

• About 160,000 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) received treatment through therapeutic programmes and 86 per cent recovered
• More than 4,2 million people received access to primary health care
• Roughly 400,000 people were vaccinated against measles
• About 750,000 people gained access to safe water
• Close to 186,000 children received psychosocial support
• Roughly 107,000 children accessed educational support

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The concrete impact in the field
Modu Umar, 13, fled with his family when ongoing attacks on the town by Boko Haram made it too dangerous to stay. Like many thousands of others, they took refuge in a host community in Maiduguri, the state capital. Modu briefly attended a school there, before the fighting closed that one too.

Tentative security is now in place in Monguno, and along with it thousands of displaced people like Modu have returned home. Families are looking for safe places to stay, and many schools that had been closed because of the violence have become camps for internally displaced people. For many months, a return to normal school life seemed impossible. But with support from UNICEF, four classrooms in the nearby school reopened in mid-October 2016.

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