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25 Apr 2017 description

In a remote corner of northern Nigeria, 95% of children are being reached with the polio vaccine.

In north-eastern Nigeria, Monguno is literally at the end of the line. To get there, you have to fly by helicopter from Maiduguri, capital of the embattled state of Borno, across 100 kilometres of Boko Haram-controlled territory to this piercingly hot and dusty safe haven of a city.

25 Apr 2017 description

Depuis 2014, le Cameroun est affecté par les effets du mouvement insurgé de l’Etat Islamique en Afrique de l’Ouest (EAIO, ex Boko Haram). L’augmentation des attaques et incursions au Nigéria, au Cameroun et dans les pays frontaliers a créé des déplacements de populations depuis les zones de conflit et de violence.

25 Apr 2017 description

Cameroon has been feeling the effects of the Islamic State insurgency in West Africa (ISWA, formerly known as Boko Haram) since 2014. The increase of violent attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon and neighbouring countries has led to the significant population movements and displacement.

25 Apr 2017 description

QUI ? - Abdou Dieng, Directeur régional du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM),

  • Richard Danziger Directeur régional de l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM)

  • Yves Habumugisha, Directeur régional des affaires humanitaires et d'urgence de l’Afrique de l'Ouest pour l’ONG World vision - Allegra Maria Baiocchi, Représentante régionale pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et centrale du Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA)

25 Apr 2017 description

WHO? - Abdou Dieng, Regional Director, World Food Programme (WFP),
- Richard Danziger Regional Director, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
- Yves Habumugisha, Regional Director for Emergency and Humanitarian Affairs, World Vision
- Allegra Maria Baiocchi, Regional Representative, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

WHAT? Humanitarian Regional Directors visit to Central African Republic

WHEN? From 25 to 28 April 2017

25 Apr 2017 description
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WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs

The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.

It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.  

24 Apr 2017 description


  • WFP Chad piloted SCOPE cards for cash-based food assistance in the Lake Chad region for 2,650 internally displaced persons living in Kaya. The SCOPE card is a brand new tool using biometric information: the recipient’s identity is verified through a fingerprint scanner and a financial service provider cashes out the entitlements checking the information on the SCOPE card with a card reader/point of sale device. It enables accurate delivery of assistance in a context where the populations are very mobile. This modality is being scaled up.

23 Apr 2017 description

209.2 M required for 2017

10.7 M contributions received, representing 5% of requirements

198.5 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

22 Apr 2017 description

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Central Africa and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), Mr. François Louncény Fall, has learnt with relief the decision by President Paul Biya instructing that internet services be fully restored in the North-West and South-West Regions of Cameroon, with effect from 20 April.

21 Apr 2017 description
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  • The Far North continues unabated with displacement. An increase in the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees and out of camp refugees is of growing concern.

  • A security evaluation of the main axes will be undertaken in the Far North department of Logone et Chari. It is hoped that this will permit increased access to the remote areas of Fotokol, Makary and Hile Alifa, ousseri and the Mayo Sava.

20 Apr 2017 description

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), on April 13, 2017 petitioned the African Union (AU) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Ms. Faith Pansy Tlakula, to intervene in the deteriorating freedom of expression and human rights situation in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon.

19 Apr 2017 description

Nigerian refugees in Cameroon are being forcibly returned to northeast Nigeria. In March 2017, three of them told MSF staff their stories.

Mayara*: “They did not explain why they were sending us away”

I’m originally from a village not too far from here, but fled to Kolofata in Cameroon more than one year ago because of Boko Haram. I came here to Banki four days ago.

19 Apr 2017 description

Violence and insecurity continue to force people from their homes in northeast Nigeria, where new waves of displaced are arriving in remote towns of Borno State. Nigerian refugees are also being forcibly returned from Cameroon.