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Internally displaced women and girls gather around water taps as they fill containers at the Dalori camp in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, Friday 3 March 2017.

The prolonged humanitarian crisis in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency has had a devastating impact on food security and nutrition in northeast Nigeria, leading to famine-like conditions in some areas, according to a World Food Programme (WFP) situation report from late February 2017. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) projects that by June 2017 some 5.1 million people in Nigeria will be food insecure at crisis and emergency levels. As of 15 March 2017, over the past 12 months, UNICEF and partners have provided safe water to nearly 666,000 people and treated nearly 170,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in the three conflict-affected northeast Nigerian states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. As part of cholera preparedness, UNICEF and other WASH Sector partners are building the capacity of government and NGOs on cholera response and developing contingency plans with other stakeholders before the rainy season starting mid-April. Prepositioning of supplies for cholera response and mapping cholera hotspots are part of the preventive measures that are being planned.

UNICEF’s social media platform to engage communities reaches two million Nigerian responders

More than half global U-Report responders are in Nigeria ABUJA, 16 October 2017 – U-Report, UNICEF’s unique social media platform to engage with communities on issues that affect them, surpassed two million registered responders in Nigeria today. U-Report uses simple Short Message Service (SMS) messages and social media to reach communities […]

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Internet of Good Things helps build the foundation for early learning in Eastern and Southern Africa

Written by: Guillaume Michels UNICEF’s Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAR) Communication and Early Education sections teamed up with UNICEF Office of Innovation’s Global Innovation Centre team to build and promote Early Education information, activities and Care Practices for Child Development with the Internet of Good Things (IoGT) mobile service. Children’s […]

Meet our 2017 Summer Fellows

Meet our 2017 Summer Fellows

Summer at UNICEF’s Office Innovation is always exciting. We get to welcome talented fellows who lend their expertise to support us on current and future projects. Over the past three months, they’ve enriched our team’s work and culture through sharing their fresh perspectives, unique personalities, and creative ideas. Instead of […]

Venturing, Value Creation & the UNICEF Innovation Fund

Venturing, Value Creation & the UNICEF Innovation Fund

By Brian Meagher, Ajay Melwani, Declan McKeogh, Haitham Afifi and John Santiago-Miller. Could the UNICEF Innovation Fund create value and transform the way UNICEF as an organization delivers its mission in the long term? That was the question five Alliance Manchester Business School students wanted to explore as part of […]

Job Opportunity: Senior Design, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: Senior Design, Office of Innovation

Role: Senior Design, Office of Innovation Job Number: 507719 | Vacancy Link Work Type: Consultancy Duration: 11.5 months Duty Station: New York Headquarters Level: Individual contract (equivalent to P3) BACKGROUND UNICEF has been innovating for children for 70 years. Innovations support the organization’s 135+ country offices in finding solutions for the world’s […]