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24 Nov 2015 description

Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.

24 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Population movements continue to take place in the Lake Chad region as insecurity continues to deteriorate. The humanitarian community estimates at 82,782 the number of refugees, IDPs, returnees and thirdcountry nationals currently displaced in the Lake region. Of these, 52,300 are IDPs from the latest wave of massive displacement which began in July 2015.

23 Nov 2015 description

Interview with Dr Jean-Clément Cabrol, MSF Director of Operations

The Lake Chad region has become the epicentre of violence with continued attacks by the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) group, also known as Boko Haram. Government military operations in response are also contributing to mass displacement across the region. To date, over 2.5 million people have been made homeless as a result of violence in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is scaling up its medical and humanitarian response in the four countries.

23 Nov 2015 description


23 November 2015, GENEVA – A new report issued today by the UN, “The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters”, shows that over the last twenty years, 90% of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events.

The five countries hit by the highest number of disasters are the United States (472), China (441), India (288), Philippines (274), and Indonesia, (163).

21 Nov 2015 description
report Afrique Verte

Début novembre, la tendance générale de l’évolution des prix des céréales est à la baisse dans les 3 pays, notamment pour les céréales sèches.

Syntèse par pays

20 Nov 2015 description


Enhance food security, economic growth, resilience, and poverty reduction in West Africa through an integrated common market

Life of Program:

5/2015 – 5/2020

Total USAID Funding:


Geographic Focus:

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

20 Nov 2015 description
report Pulitzer Center


A middle-aged man passes a 12-year-old on the street. He stops her, tells her she’s beautiful and says he wants to make her his wife. The girl lowers her eyes in deference but shakes her head “no.” The man persists, following her home. Her father, who looks roughly the same age as this mystery man, readily accepts the proposal. The girl respects the decision. A year later, her new husband returns to the home of the girl’s parents to tell them she has just died giving birth to their first child.

The end.

20 Nov 2015 description


  • As the tensions in northern Nigeria continue, the displacement of populations remains ongoing, greatly impacting the ability of border countries to cope with the crisis.

  • In the areas worst affected by the crisis, rates of malnutrition among children under five surpass the World Health Organization’s emergency threshold.

20 Nov 2015 description
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L’instabilité au nord-est du Nigéria a (entrainé le déplacement de plus de 212 000 personnes du Nigéria vers la région de Diffa au Niger et à l’intérieur de la dite région. La majorité des personnes déplacées DÉPLACÉS INTERNES (PDI) ont quitté leurs localités d’origine en abandonnant leurs moyens de subsistance et se retrouvent dans une situation de vulnérabilité. La présence des personnes déplacées accentuent la vulnérabilité des communautés hôtes, elles-mêmes confrontées à des défis tels que l’insécurité alimentaire, la malnutrition et l’accès limité aux services sociaux de base.

19 Nov 2015 description
  • In 2015, wild poliovirus transmission is at the lowest levels ever, with fewer cases reported from fewer areas of fewer countries than ever before. In 2015, 56 wild poliovirus cases have been reported from two countries (Pakistan and Afghanistan), compared to 290 cases from nine countries during the same period in 2014.

19 Nov 2015 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Mixed migration trend report for october 2015 covering mixed migration events in: ALGERIA,EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, LIBYA, MALI, MOROCCO, NIGER, SUDAN, TUNISIA, GREECE AND ITALY.

MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS and UNHCR. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

19 Nov 2015 description

2074, Chad | AFP | Thursday 11/19/2015 - 11:39 GMT

Chad's parliament has decided to prolong a state of emergency in the southern Lake Chad region, prey to bomb attacks by the Nigerian Islamists of Boko Haram, a parliamentary source said Thursday.

The resolution was unanimously passed on Wednesday night by 147 members of parliament and will extend the special powers given to regional authorities until March 22, 2016.

19 Nov 2015 description

2.2 million Nigerians are internally displaced in ten states in the northern and central parts of Nigeria, according to Round VI of the Displacement Tracking Matrix. 91% of the total number of internally displaced people (IDPs) are living in the North-East. The main reason for displacement cited by 89% of the IDPs is the conflict. Furthermore, more than 177,000 Nigerians have escaped the conflict to neighbouring countries.

18 Nov 2015 description

Despite recent and expanding literature on cost effectiveness and value for money, there is little by way of guidance for the implementation of cost-effectiveness analysis in humanitarian and development programming. This report distills findings from the literature on ex post costeffectiveness analysis, and applies those findings to an analysis of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) cash and voucher transfer projects focused on increasing food security in Niger. This analysis contributes to upcoming CRS guidance for projects on cost-efficient and -effective, cash-based programs.