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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rapid assessments in northeastern Nigeria indicate urgent humanitarian needs 
  • More than 20,000 newly displaced people registered in Cameroon’s Far North Region between February and April 
  • ERC Stephen O’Brien calls for increased assistance for Lake Chad Basin response

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

25 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

24 mai 2016 – Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) a déclaré mardi avoir constaté une augmentation de l'insécurité et une aggravation de la situation humanitaire dans la région de Diffa, dans le sud-est du Niger.

Selon des chiffres gouvernementaux, cette région accueillait à la mi-mai plus de 241.000 réfugiés nigérians, personnes déplacées et Nigériens rapatriés qui vivaient autrefois au Nigéria.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Aicha Chir Nour

In Chad, the Daresalam refugee camp hosts more than 5,000 refugees from Nigeria and Niger. Here, every individual has fled atrocities and violence that plague their countries. The camp’s school is the only place where Yande Tchari, 17 years old and in first grade, feels safe. “Only in class am I able to take my mind off things. School gives me the opportunity to learn always something new,” she says.

24 May 2016 description

En 2016, le Niger a dû faire face à des flambées épidémiques de méningite et de rougeole, principalement dans l’ouest du pays. Entre janvier et mai 2016, une épidémie de méningite de souche C a fait 94 morts sur 1 409 cas recensés. Alors que les cas de méningite sont sur le déclin depuis mi-mars, une épidémie de rougeole a touché 1921 personnes et fait 5 morts sur la même période.

24 May 2016 description

Nigerians who found safety in neighbouring Niger, with thousands of others fleeing militants, move again as insecurity grows.

By: Helene Caux | 24 May 2016

DIFFA, Niger, May 24 (UNHCR) – Bala never imagined he would have to step over dead bodies to save his life. His brother Mahamadou never thought he would have to hide beneath them to save his.

“They were killing children in the streets. They were shooting at pregnant women,” says Bala, 50, remembering how Boko Haram tore through his town, in northern Nigeria.

24 May 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 24 May 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

By: Adrian Edwards | 24 May 2016

24 May 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

By the end of 2015, strong progress continued towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives. The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, with fewer cases in fewer areas of fewer countries than at any time in the past. The virus is now more geographically constrained than at any point in history. As the GPEI enters 2016, it is more important than ever to redouble efforts to eradicate poliovirus in every corner of the globe.

23 May 2016 description

I am delighted to join this important meeting on countering radicalization, recovering from crisis, and fostering stability in the Sahel.

Acting to thwart radicalization and violent extremism is essential for countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), meet their full development potential, and reduce the need for future humanitarian interventions.

23 May 2016 description
report European Union
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1.The Council stresses the need to further strengthen the work on the external dimension of migration policy and reaffirms its commitment to a comprehensive and geographically balanced approach on migration on the basis of the European Agenda on Migration, European Council conclusions and Council conclusions of 12 October 2015 and 12 May 2016 in full respect of international law and human rights. The Council recalls the steps taken by the EU and its Member States in integrating migration as a permanent and structural component of EU foreign policy.

23 May 2016 description

Eléments clés

  • 36 762 personnes déplacées internes (7 019 ménages) ont été enregistrées et identifiées par le programme DTM dans l’ensemble des régions du Mali. 27 422 PDIs sont dans les régions nord et 9 340 PDIs dans les régions sud.

  • Une enquête réalisée auprès des personnes déplacées montre que 55,2% des ménages interrogés souhaitent retourner dans leur lieu d’origine tandis que 43,2% souhaitent rester sur leur lieu de déplacement.

23 May 2016 description

Dakar, 20 mai 2016

  1. A l’invitation du Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et le Sahel et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), les Chefs des missions des Nations Unies en Afrique de l'Ouest ont tenu, le 20 mai 2016 à Dakar, leur vingt-neuvième réunion consultative de haut niveau.

23 May 2016 description

Dakar, 20 May 2016

  1. At the invitation of Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Heads of the United Nations Missions in West Africa and their representatives held their Twenty-ninth High-level Meeting on 20 May 2016 in Dakar.

21 May 2016 description

Assaga, Niger | AFP | Saturday 5/21/2016 - 03:04 GMT
by Boureima HAMA

"Take us away from this hell," said Boussam, a mother of seven cradling skeletal goats in Niger's Assaga camp, where thousands of desperate refugees fleeing Boko Haram Islamist insurgents are living in hunger.

She spoke to AFP in the south eastern camp near the border with Nigeria where some 6,000 people are crammed in UN tents in baking sun after being displaced by the violence.

20 May 2016 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | vendredi 20/05/2016 - 13:45 GMT

Au moins six civils ont été tués et sept autres blessés jeudi soir dans une attaque "du groupe terroriste de Boko Haram", près de la ville de Bosso dans le sud-est du Niger, a indiqué vendredi l'armée nigérienne.

"Le bilan provisoire de l'attaque est le suivant: six morts dont deux tués par balles, quatre brûlés vifs et sept blessés", a précisé un communiqué de l'armée lu sur la radio et la télévision d’État.

20 May 2016 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Friday 5/20/2016 - 14:24 GMT

At least six civilians were killed and seven injured in an attack by Boko Haram Islamist fighters in Niger on Thursday evening, according to the country's army.

Four of the victims were burned alive and two were shot dead during the attack near the south eastern garrison town of Bosso, close to the border with Nigeria, according to an army statement broadcast on state TV and radio Friday.

20 May 2016 description
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The Lake Chad Basin is today’s Africa’s fastest growing displacement crisis with approximately 2.6 million people displaced as a result of Boko Haram related violence. The region is also experiencing acute humanitarian challenges with approximately 9.2 million people in need of urgent assistance.