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05 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • As part of its information and awareness campaign, IOM organized a three-day cultural festival in Agadez, Niger. The festival opened at the IOM transit centre with a video screening exploring migration in Niger and the region. Other activities included a football match in the town square between a migrant team and young people from Agadez, and an evening of participatory theatre to encourage discussion around informed decisions about migration and safer alternatives.

05 May 2016 description

Situation Générale en avril 2016 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-juin 2016

aggravée en avril au Yémen où des groupes d’ailés et de petits essaims se sont formés sur la côte méridionale puis déplacés dans l’intérieur où ils ont pondu. Les éclosions ont débuté fi n avril et on s’attend, en mai, à des éclosions généralisées suivies de la formation de groupes et bandes larvaires au sein d’une vaste zone où les opérations de prospection et de lutte sont diffi ciles à cause de l’éloignement et l’insécurité.

04 May 2016 description

Niger : activités à Diffa, de janvier à avril 2016

La région de Diffa accueille depuis le début du conflit au Nord-est du Nigeria des dizaines de milliers de déplacés, dans des conditions humanitaires particulièrement préoccupantes. Cette situation pèse sur les ressources et les moyens de subsistance des communautés résidentes, qui subissent déjà des difficultés économiques et les aléas climatiques qui s'abattent régulièrement sur la région.

04 May 2016 description

An integrated health centre in the village of N'garwa, 19 km from Diffa, is reported to have been looted by Boko Haram. The centre is supported by an international NGO with humanitarian funding from the European Commission. Health care staff has fled to Diffa.

N’garwa village is located on national road N°1, axis Diffa-N ’guigmi, which already recorded a suicide attack in April. In total, at present there are some 153 000 people internally displaced due to Boko Haram violence in the Diffa area.

04 May 2016 description

93.5 M required for 2016

15.7 M contributions received, representing 17% of requirements

77.8 M funding gap for the Nigeria Situation

03 May 2016 description

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | mardi 03/05/2016 - 22:00 GMT

Le Nigeria et ses voisins ont marqué des points dans leur offensive militaire contre le groupe islamiste Boko Haram mais ils ne devraient pas crier victoire trop vite, prévient l'International Crisis Group (ICG) dans un rapport diffusé mercredi.

Le groupe, qui sévit depuis 2009 dans le nord-est du Nigeria, a causé la mort d'au moins 20.000 personnes selon la Banque mondiale et ses attaques visent aussi les régions frontalières au Cameroun, Tchad et Niger.

03 May 2016 description

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Tuesday 5/3/2016 - 22:00 GMT

Countries hit by Boko Haram violence were warned on Wednesday not to make premature claims of victory, despite the Islamist group being pegged back by a sustained military counter-insurgency.

"Though the military response to Boko Haram has become more cogent, the Lake Chad states should not too quickly proclaim 'mission accomplished'," the International Crisis Group said.

03 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the context of preparations for the return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon, UNHCR continued to consult with government authorities and partners, including to organize a regional protection dialogue and develop a framework for voluntary and dignified returns.

03 May 2016 description
  • As of 30 April, global funding requirements to meet the needs of 89 million people across 39 countries through humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 amount to over US$20.3 billion. About $3.8 billion in funding has been received so far, leaving a shortfall of $16.5 billion. With the emergence of new humanitarian crises, global financial requirements have increased by around 2 per cent in the first trimester of the year.

02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.

02 May 2016 description

Nouvelle initiative du CILSS et de la FAO pour renforcer l’impact des initiatives d’appui et le développement d’un outil consensuel de mesure de la résilience

02 May 2016 description

Le 22 avril 2016 a été inaugurée l’installation de SATMED, une plateforme d’e-santé par transmission satellitaire, à l’Hôpital des enfants à Niamey au Niger. Le projet SATMED a mis à disposition de cet hôpital géré par CURE Niger l’installation d’une antenne satellitaire, la connectivité, l’accès à la plateforme SATMED ainsi que les formations techniques nécessaires.

02 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Limited funding has resulted in WFP reducing its assistance in the country. If no new contributions are received, WFP will be forced to reduce even further its food/cash assistance to vulnerable populations, school meals and nutrition activities.

  • Since the start of the year, WFP has assisted over 200,000 people through Food For Asset activities.

  • New Cash Based Transfers distributions are ongoing in the Diffa region. Over 27,300 people have been reached.

Operational Updates

02 May 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Niger is a West African country located in the heart of the African meningitis belt, which stretches from Senegal to Djibouti. The hot and dry climate is favourable to the outbreak of meningitis epidemics generally between November and May. In April 2015, following an escalation in meningitis cases (from December 2015) an epidemic was officially declared by the Ministry of Public Health.