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26 Oct 2016 description

Only 2 out of 5 people in need will receive food security support with current funding levels.

20 Oct 2016 description


15 Oct 2016 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

13 Oct 2016 description


• IDP returns in northeastern Nigeria continue; humanitarian actors concerned that returnees lack access to basic services

• Insecurity continues to affect populations throughout the Lake Chad Basin, limit the delivery of humanitarian assistance

• WHO confirms fourth wild poliovirus case in Borno; health actors conduct ring vaccinations throughout the region


13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

12 Oct 2016 description
report UN Radio

Le troisième volet d'une campagne de vaccination massive en 5 volets démarre cette semaine dans la région du bassin du lac Tchad, a annoncé mardi Le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF).
La campagne cherche à inoculer plus de 41 millions d’enfants contre la poliomyélite et endiguer l’épidémie récente de la maladie dans le nord-est du Nigeria.

11 Oct 2016 description

Les pays en développement ont fait des progrès considérables dans la réduction de la faim depuis 2000. L’Indice de la faim dans le monde 2016 (GHI) montre que le niveau de la faim pour l’ensemble des pays en développement a diminué de 29 %. Mais les progrès ont été inégaux et de grandes disparités persistent entre les régions mondiales, les pays ainsi qu’à l’intérieur des pays.

11 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Vaccination drive provides platform for malnutrition screening in response to mounting crisis in Borno state

DAKAR, Senegal – 11 October 2016 – A major health campaign is underway in the Lake Chad Basin area to vaccinate over 41 million children against polio to contain the recent outbreak of the disease in north-east Nigeria.

11 Oct 2016 description

Global Hunger Index: Over 45 Countries on Pace for “Moderate” to “Alarming” Hunger Levels by 2030 UN Deadline OCT 11, 2016

Report Rates Hunger “Serious” or “Alarming” in 50 Countries in 2016

29 Percent Reduction in Global Hunger Index Scores Since 2000

08 Oct 2016 description
report Rotary

Nigeria’s health minister, Isaac Adewole, said on Friday that his government is determined to rid the country of polio again. New cases recently landed Nigeria back on the list of countries where the disease is endemic.

Adewole met with Rotary leaders at Rotary International World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA, to discuss Nigeria’s recent efforts to stem the outbreak.