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29 Apr 2017 description

By Mari Carmen Viñoles, MSF Program Manager for the Sahel

For years, the Diffa region in southeastern Niger, which borders Nigeria and Chad, has suffered the consequences of the armed conflict between Boko Haram and armies of the area. According to Nigerien authorities, there are now more than 240,000 internally displaced people and refugees in the region. More than a third of them have been displaced twice or more due to the violence.

28 Apr 2017 description

Schools are particularly vulnerable to bombings, attacks, and abductions

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, April 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - School teachers in the Lake Chad region where Boko Haram is waging an insurgency are being trained to identify and respond to security threats to protect children from the Islamist group, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Schools are particularly vulnerable to bombings, attacks, and abductions by the insurgents but many lack detailed safety plans, the U.N. children's agency (UNICEF) said.

27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP reports critical funding gap for emergency operations in Nigeria

  • USG provides $30 million for WFP, advocates for GoN and donors to increase financial support

  • Authorities in Nigeria’s Borno State announce plans to repatriate 78,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon

  • Conflict-affected households in Chad’s Lac Region expected to face reduced access to food from May to September

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

1,119 Refugee returnees and host community members participated in sensitization sessions on protection-related issues including social cohesion, early and forced marriages, excision and inter-community conflicts

280 Birth certificates were distributed to Mauritanian refugees in Kayes region to facilitate their access to civil documentation.

FUNDING

USD 40 million requested for the operation

26 Apr 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 42 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.

26 Apr 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.

This week, one new event has been reported: an outbreak of hepatitis E in Niger.

26 Apr 2017 description

From December 2016 to April 23, 2017, 25 pregnant women died due to acute liver failure caused by hepatitis E in the main maternal and pediatrics health center in Diffa, Niger

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

CHAD UNREST FORCES 1,200 CENTRAL AFRICANS INTO CHAD

More than 1,200 Central Africans have fled into southern Chad in several waves since the start of this month following unrest back home, UNHCR reported on 20 April. Aid agencies and the authorities are providing assistance and amenities are being constructed for the new arrivals. Last year, more than 1,700 people also fled across the border into Chad following violence. Chad currently hosts some 400,000 refugees, including more than 71,000 Central Africans.

DR CONGO

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.  

25 Apr 2017 description

Projected food assistance needs for October 2017