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27 Jan 2015 description

The African Development Bank Group is firmly committed to ensuring food security in the Sahel region, especially in Niger, to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable populations in this region.

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, the Bank and the Government of Niger signed two agreements at the Bank's Abidjan headquarters. The first signature was for $42 million – $21 million in loans and $21 million as a grant. The second agreement relates to a grant equivalent of approximately $19.2 million.

27 Jan 2015 description

Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) montre son engagement à assurer la sécurité alimentaire dans la région du Sahel en vue de renforcer la résilience des populations vulnérables dans cette région, notamment au Niger, en allouant 61 millions de dollars à ce pays.

27 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

New study on child poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Two thirds of children in sub-Saharan Africa experience multiple deprivations

New UNICEF study provides extensive new data and analysis of multidimensional child poverty

27 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 21-27 January

Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.

27 Jan 2015 description
report AlertNet

By Misha Hussain

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Niger government has lifted a ban on refugee camps in the south of the country as record numbers flee Boko Haram attacks in neighbouring Nigeria.

The government had banned the camps fearing Boko Haram fighters might use them as bases to launch attacks in Niger and Nigeria as part of their drive to carve out an Islamic caliphate.

Read the full report on Alertnet

26 Jan 2015 description

En este número destacamos:

  • Violencia contra las mujeres por Boko Haram en Nigeria

  • Impactos de género del conflicto en Ucrania

  • Violencia contra personas LGTBI en conflictos armados

  • Participación de organizaciones de mujeres en las negociaciones de paz de Colombia

Impacto de los conflictos

ISIS

26 Jan 2015 description

This issue features:

  • Violence against women committed by Boko Haram in Nigeria

  • Impacts on gender of the conflict in Ukraine

  • Violence against LGTBI people in armed conflict

  • Participation of women’s organisations in peace negotiations in Colombia

Impact of conflicts

ISIS

26 Jan 2015 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 24 January 2015: “The implementation of the Africa’s Disaster Risk Reduction adopted in 2004, has led not only to a paradigm shift from crises management to risk management, but also increased awareness, political commitment and strengthened institutional, legislative, and policy frameworks, capacities, tools and mechanisms for Disaster Risk Management, including early warning and disaster preparedness for response.”

23 Jan 2015 description

Brazzaville, 20 janvier 2015 – L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) recommande désormais l’introduction du vaccin conjugué contre la méningite A, le MenAfriVac®, dans les calendriers de vaccination systématique en Afrique subsaharienne. Cette recommandation vise à protéger les nourrissons contre la méningite et à maintenir l’immunité à l’échelle de la population.

23 Jan 2015 description

Brazzaville, 20 January 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends the conjugate meningitis A vaccine MenAfriVac® to be introduced in routine immunization schedules in sub-Saharan Africa. This recommendation ensures that infants are protected against meningitis and population-wide immunity is maintained.

23 Jan 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | vendredi 23/01/2015 - 08:35 GMT

Par Boureima HAMA

Visage fermé, le révérend Boureima Kimso s'interroge: "Qu'est-ce que les chrétiens vont devenir?" Quelques jours après les violences religieuses qui ont embrasé le Niger, les façades calcinées des églises rappellent à la minorité chrétienne qu'un cauchemar est devenu réalité.

23 Jan 2015 description
report Voice of America

Anne Look
January 22, 2015 12:27 PM

DAKAR, SENEGAL— Nigeria’s electoral commission is scrambling to find ways that will allow approximately 1 million people displaced by Boko Haram-related violence to vote in the February elections.

The independent commission says voters displaced by fighting in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states can pick up their voter cards at designated centers and refugee camps, many of them located in the state capitals. Those locations are also where displaced voters will be able to cast their ballots.

22 Jan 2015 description

Ministers of Health from around the world will convene next week at WHO’s Executive Board meeting, to set global public health policies. Among other topics, representatives are expected to review the current polio epidemiology and global preparedness plans for the phased removal of oral polio vaccines. A report has been prepared, to facilitate discussions, available here.

22 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

• En 2014, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 91 361 cas et 1 583 décès de choléra (CFR=2%) dans 11 pays, soit trois fois plus de cas qu’en 2013.

• Les trois pays les plus affectés sont le Nigeria, le Ghana et la RDC qui comptent 93% des cas et 80 % des décès de la région. Les épidémies au Nigéria et au Ghana impactent directement les pays limitrophes du lac Tchad et du golfe de guinée.

• On observe une létalité élevée en zone sahélienne supérieure ou égale à 2% notamment au Nigéria, Tchad, Cameroun et Niger.

22 Jan 2015 description

Since November 2014, the number of people crossing the border to seek refuge in the region of Diffa has increased due to the latest attacks in north-eastern Nigeria (Mallam Fatori, Damassak, Damaturi). The partial results of the ongoing census indicates that there are more than 87,000 displaced people (52% are children) installed in 71 out of 104 sites. However, the Coordination and Management Team for Refugees and Returned Nigeriens in Diffa estimates that about 150,000 people have settled in Diffa since the beginning of the crisis in May 2013.

22 Jan 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.