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29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In March, 7 incidents were registered in Diffa region with 22 casualties (16 civilians), including 3 girls between ages 12-15 with explosive belts who were killed by security forces before they were able to detonate their explosives.

28 Apr 2016 description

This World Immunization Week, we are closer than ever to the target of a world free of polio, with just two remaining polio endemic countries- Afghanistan and Pakistan. Read more about what remains to be done to carry the world across the threshold here.

28 Apr 2016 description

Niamey, NIGER | AFP | Thursday 4/28/2016 - 13:17 GMT

Niger's government has extended a state of emergency in southeastern territory for three months because of the deadly danger from Boko Haram Islamists based in neighbouring Nigeria, state television reported Thursday.

"The security situation in the Diffa region remains alarming because of the high level of threat due to attacks by Boko Haram," said a cabinet statement read on state television.

28 Apr 2016 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | jeudi 28/04/2016 - 10:29 GMT

Le gouvernement du Niger a prolongé de trois mois l'état d'urgence dans la région de Diffa (sud-est), proche du Nigeria, en raison du "niveau de menace élevé" du groupe islamiste Boko Haram, a annoncé jeudi la télévision publique.

"La situation sécuritaire dans la région de Diffa reste encore préoccupante avec un niveau de menace assez élevé dû aux attaques de Boko Haram", précise un communiqué du conseil des ministres lu à la télévision.

27 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN estimates that Boko Haram exploits children for 20 percent of bombing attacks

  • ASYG/RHC Lanzer advocates for additional assistance for the Lake Chad Basin

  • Ambassador Power announces more than $40 million in new USG assistance for the Lake Chad Basin response

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Résumé

Le présent rapport, qui porte sur la période allant de janvier à décembre 2015, est soumis en application de la résolution 63/282 de l’Assemblée générale, dans laquelle celle-ci a prié le Secrétaire général de lui présenter chaque année un rapport sur le Fonds pour la consolidation de la paix.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2015, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/282, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on the Peacebuilding Fund.

26 Apr 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cropping season in 2016 started in South, while seasonably dry conditions still prevail in northern states

  • Favourable rains in major producing regions led to increased crop production at national level in 2015

  • Coarse grain prices increased steeply in January and February 2016

  • Food security situation remains critical in northern parts, especially in Borno and Yobe, due to civil conflict

26 Apr 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Monthly trend report covering mixed migration to, through and from North Africa

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

Scope: This bulletin covers mixed migration trends in Algeria, Egypt,
Libya, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Greece and Italy.

25 Apr 2016 description

The FAO COMMISSION for controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region (CLCPRO) strengthens national capacities of locustaffected countries in West and Northwest Africa in planning, training, research and effective and timely response to Desert Locust invasions in order to prevent upsurges and plagues.

The Commission contributes significantly to food and livelihoods security in northern Africa through its regional approach in preventing serious damage that locusts can inflict on pastures and agricultural production in the concerned member countries.

23 Apr 2016 description

Facts & Figures

  • Niger is the lowest ranking country in the UN’s Human Development Index
  • Almost 25% of the population is food insecure
  • 1.9 million acutely malnourished children
  • 15% of children under age 5 suffer from Global Acute Malnutrition and every second child suffers from chronic malnutrition
  • 154 000 Malian and Nigerian refugees and 153 000 IDPs (UNOCHA)

Key messages

22 Apr 2016 description
report Afrique Verte

Début avril la tendance générale de l’évolution des prix des céréales est à la hausse au Burkina et à la stabilité au Mali et au Niger.

Syntèse par pays

Au Niger la tendance générale des prix des céréales est à la hausse pour le mil et à la stabilité pour les autres céréales. Les hausses ont été enregistrées : i) pour le mil à Agadez (+8%), Zinder (+7%), Maradi (+3%) et Dosso (+3%), ii) pour le sorgho à Maradi (+7%) et iii) pour le maïs à Agadez (+8%) et à Niamey (+6%). Seul le prix du maïs a enregistré une baisse à Zinder (-11%).