- OCHA Niger Flash Update No 2 - Assaga- Diffa 15 juillet 2015
- OCHA Niger Flash Update No 1 - Gueskerou - Diffa, 19 Jun 2015 EN/FR
- OCHA Sahel 2015 | Quarterly Monitoring Report January – March 2015
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- Nigeria Inter-agency Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2015 FR
- 2015 Plan de réponse stratégique Niger - Janvier 2015
According to UNHCR, there are some 90,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali and 16,000 returnees. Burkina Faso shelters some 34,000 Malian refugees, while Mauritania and Niger each host some 50,000 Malian refugees, respectively.
In this issue:
Nigeria: One Year Without Wild Poliovirus
Pakistan: Getting Back on Track
Afghanistan: Intensifying Eradication Activities
Above-average temperatures and rainfall lead to flooding in Central Asia
Central Asia Weather Hazards
High temperatures during the first half of July have led to mudflows and flooding, damaging infrastructure and displacing populations across eastern Tajikistan.
Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Friday 7/31/2015 - 02:28 GMT
by Ola Awoniyi
Nigeria on Thursday named the head of a new multinational force created to fight Boko Haram jihadists carrying out a wave of attacks, as the country's outgoing defence chief of staff warned its military was underfunded and poorly equipped.
The announcement came as Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was in Cameroon in a bid to forge a stronger regional alliance against the Islamists, while the Nigerian military said it had rescued dozens of people held hostage by the militant group.
· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.
· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.
· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.
Niamey, Niger | AFP | Thursday 7/30/2015 - 00:00 GMT
The first round of Niger's presidential election will be held on February 21 in 2016, the country's election commission said Wednesday, with incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou set to seek a second term.
"The first round of the presidential election, along with legislative elections, will take place on Sunday, February 21, 2016," Ibrahim Boube, the president of the Independent National Electoral Commission (Ceni), announced at a press conference.
Niamey, Niger | AFP | mercredi 29/07/2015 - 21:08 GMT
L'élection présidentielle au Niger va se tenir le 21 février 2016, a annoncé mercredi la Commission électorale (Céni) au moment où l'opposition accuse la Cour constitutionnelle, qui doit valider les candidatures, d'avoir fait "allégeance" au pouvoir en place.
Le premier tour de "l'élection présidentielle couplée aux législatives auront lieu le dimanche 21 février 2016", a indiqué le président de la Céni, le magistrat Ibrahim Boubé, lors d'une conférence de presse.
Abnormally wet conditions are continuing for several nations in the western Gulf of Guinea region
Moisture deficits worsen further in southeast Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia with a continued lack of rainfall.
33 KILLED IN SUICIDE BLASTS
On 25 July, 20 people were killed when a suicide attacker struck a bar in Maroua town, the capital of the Far North Region. The attack, the most deadly of its kind so far, was the third in the region in two weeks. Cameroon’s Far North Region has been repeatedly targeted by Boko Haram insurgents. No gap in terms of medication and medical material is reported so far, but MSF estimates that in case other attacks occur, capacity of health centres will be overwhelmed.
Yaoundé, Cameroon | Wednesday 7/29/2015 - 11:57 GMT
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in neighbouring Cameroon on Wednesday for talks on how to combat the escalating regional threat from Boko Haram Islamists.
Security was tight for the 24-hour visit, after a surge of Boko Haram violence in Cameroon including an unprecedented series of five suicide bombings in the far north.
Rome, le 28 juillet 2015 – Le Gouvernement de la République du Niger et le Fonds international de développement agricole des Nations Unies (FIDA) ont signé un accord pour financer le Programme de développement de l'agriculture familiale (ProDAF) dans les régions de Maradi, Tahoua et Zinder. Le financement comprend un prêt de 24,25 millions d’USD, un don de 24,25 millions d’USD et un autre don supplémentaire de 13 millions d’USD du Programme d’adaptation de l’agriculture paysanne (ASAP).
Rome, 28 July 2015 – Today the Republic of Niger and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement to finance the Family Farming Development Programme (FFDP) in Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder Regions. The funding comprises a US$24.25 million loan, a $24.25 million grant and an additional $13 million grant from IFAD’s Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP).
International partners call for immediate increase in vaccine production to ward off danger
28 JULY 2015 | GENEVA - With Africa at risk of a large meningitis outbreak, an acute shortage of meningitis C-containing vaccine threatens to severely limit the world’s ability to minimize the number of people affected, four international public health organizations warned today.
7492nd Meeting (AM)
Reiterating its strong condemnation of terrorist attacks, human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin region, the Security Council today stressed the need to bring to justice those responsible.
N’Djamena, 23 July 2015 - The Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Sahel, Ms. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, held discussions today with the Commander of Operation Barkhane, General Jean-Pierre Palasset, on the security situation in the Sahel and the support of Operation Barkhane to the efforts of the Sahel countries to address the challenges that they are facing.