To date 49,975 Malian refugees are registered in Burkina Faso, 54.3% of them are children between 0-17.
The number of new SAM admissions from January to mid-March 2013 amounts 11,141 children, representing 9.5% of annual target.
From January to April 2013, a total of 1,668 cases of measles with 5 deaths (mortality rate 0.3%) were reported in Burkina Faso out of which 509 cases and one death were identified in Dori, Gorom Gorom, Sebba and Djibo districts in the Sahel region. For now, the incidence of meningitis in Burkina Faso lies at 1,679 cases. In comparison to the previous year, which experienced 4,814 officially registered cases at the same period, the incidence rate this year is 66% lower. Furthermore, the country is getting out of the high-transmission meningitis period and will most likely not experience an outbreak in 2013. There have been no reports of cholera since the beginning of the year.
7,338 children (3,911 girls and 4,427 boys) have regularly participated in activities organised at Child Friendly Spaces.