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23 Feb 2017 description

An international conference in Oslo draws attention to the plight of millions of people driven from their homes across Nigeria and the Lake Chad region by insurgency.

By: Hanson Ghandi Tamfu | 23 February 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – The Boko Haram insurgency recently came to the humble home of Bintu in north-east Nigeria and turned her already hard life upside down.

23 Feb 2017 description

Over 20 million people across the Lake Chad Basin are in need of humanitarian assistance. Since 2014, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $144 million for urgent aid to people affected by conflict and deepening food crisis. More than one third of the allocations supported humanitarian operations in Nigeria helping displaced people and vulnerable host communities. The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) will further bolster the response by making funds directly available to a wide range of relief partners, including NGOs.

23 Feb 2017 description
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Highlights of Humanitarian Operations in 2016
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Regional Funding Overview

2016 saw a significant scale-up in the response across the worst-hit areas of the Lake Chad region. Owing to the support of donors and collective efforts by Governments, UN agencies and non-governmental organisations, children were rescued from malnutrition, vaccinated against life-threatening diseases and able to access education. Families on the move were sheltered and provided with help. Communities were assisted with food or livelihoods to avoid hunger.

ACROSS THE LAKE CHAD REGION

23 Feb 2017 description
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One of the world’s worst humanitarian crises is unfolding in West Africa’s Lake Chad region, where 11 million people are in urgent need of emergency aid.

Nigeria, its neighbours, and the world are struggling to find an adequate response. Failure to do so will condemn millions to more suffering, and raise the region’s vulnerability to violent extremism.

Read more on IRIN.

23 Feb 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world.

This map shows the different transit routes through the Sahara desert. #MissingMigrants

23 Feb 2017 description

Aid agencies today warned that lives are at risk unless there is a substantial increase in funds to help over seven million people facing hunger in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

The warning from Oxfam and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) comes as the UN, governments and donors meet in Oslo, Norway to pledge funds to tackle the crisis that wracks an area known as the Lake Chad Basin. The UN has appealed for $1.5 billion to meet the emergency needs in 2017. Last year’s appeal was only 52 per cent funded.

22 Feb 2017 description

OVERVIEW

As of September 2016, the Government of Niger estimated that 302,000 persons, comprised of refugees (30 per cent), IDPs (60 per cent) and returning Niger nationals (10 per cent), was displaced. Insecurity has adversely affected the resilience of the population, turning host families into IDPs, and therefore destroying the socio-economic fabric of the society. In certain areas there are clear signs indicating the degradation of social cohesion.

22 Feb 2017 description

La crise humanitaire en cours dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad et, au Tchad, dans la région du Lac, a été largement négligée en 2016. Elle a atteint des proportions graves qui nécessitent une réponse immédiate et forte. L'Allemagne, le Nigeria, la Norvège et les Nations Unies ont décidé d'organiser une Conférence humanitaire à Oslo sur le Nigéria et la région du Lac Tchad. L'urgence de la situation exige une action rapide et décisive pour fournir une aide humanitaire aux personnes dans le besoin et prévenir une crise prolongée.

22 Feb 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world.

This map shows the different transit routes in Niger. #MissingMigrants.

22 Feb 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project traque les décès des migrants, y compris les réfugiés, qui parcourent des itinéraires de migration mixte dans le monde.

Cette carte montre les différentes routes de transit au Niger. #MissingMigrants

22 Feb 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world.

This map shows the different transit routes in Niger. #MissingMigrants.

22 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • The new Protracted Relief and Recover Operation (PRRO) 200961 “Strengthening resilience in Niger through an integrated multi-sector and multi-partner safety net approach” started. It will focus on two fundamentals pillars: the zero hunger objective and government capacity development.

  • At current operational levels of the new resilience project, USD 46 million are urgently needed for the implementation of activities for the next 6 months.

21 Feb 2017 description

The plight of refugees and the internally displaced from the Boko Haram conflict in Cameroon’s Far North is adding to the many burdens of an already impoverished population

21 Feb 2017 description

Mitigating the impact of the crisis and strengthening the resilience and food security of conflict-affected communities

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