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17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IDP caseload in Nigeria’s Borno State increases by 135,290 people between December 2016 and January 2017

  • Recent report highlights that populations in northeastern Nigeria continue to face severe protection risks

  • Humanitarian support likely preventing deterioration in food security in Niger’s Diffa Region; further assistance required

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Feb 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 12,381 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 15 February – just under 9,500 to Italy, just under 2,000 to Greece, and 1,000 to Spain. This compares with 84,645 arrivals during the first seven weeks of 2016 – 90 percent of whom arrived in Greece.

16 Feb 2017 description

209.1 M required for 2017

2.6 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements

206.5 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

All figures displayed in USD

15 Feb 2017 description

259,145
Central African refugees registered by UNHCR in rural areas in the East, Adamaoua and North regions, of which 158,418 arrived since December 2013

84,325
Nigerian refugees in the Far North region (of which 60,895 have been registered at Minawao camp)

191,908
Internally Displaced Persons in the Far North region
(sources: DTM by IOM as of January 2017 and UNHCR protection monitoring Flash Updates)

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS

15 Feb 2017 description

The escalation of Boko Haram violence in 2014 resulted in mass displacement around northeastern Nigeria. To better understand the scope of displacement and assess the needs of affected populations in northeast Nigeria, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) started implementing its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) program in September 2014 in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs). IOM’s DTM is used in countries around the world to track displacement caused by natural disasters and conflict.

15 Feb 2017 description

The twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director General on 7 February 2017.

14 Feb 2017 description

CAMEROON

FUNDING GAP THREATENS FOOD ASSISTANCE TO CAR REFUGEES

Lack of financial resources is jeopardizing WFP and partners’ ability to provide livesaving food assistance to the refugees in eastern Cameroon, leaving a US$16 million gap in funding. A complete gap is expected from June onwards, pending new food consignments. Since last October, a decline in funding had already forced WFP to cut food and cash assistance by half to some 156,000 CAR refugees, who are now surviving on a minimal food ration.

CHAD

13 Feb 2017 description

By Flaviane Belval and Evelyne Karanja

YAOUNDE, 13 February 2017 – Collective action by regional organisations is a key means to help countries reduce their risk of disasters, and the Economic Community of Central African States is stepping up its efforts to rein in the impact of hazards amid rising pressure from climate change.

The ECCAS secretariat, plus its 11 member states and partners have together set out a disaster risk management and climate change action plan to be implemented over the course of this year.