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30 Apr 2016 description

La région de Diffa accueille depuis le début du conflit au Nord-est du Nigeria des dizaines de milliers de déplacés, dans des conditions humanitaires particulièrement préoccupantes. Cette situation pèse sur les ressources et les moyens de subsistance des communautés résidentes, qui subissent déjà des difficultés économiques et les aléas climatiques qui s'abattent régulièrement sur la région.

29 Apr 2016 description

Note: l'UNHCR a renforcé les capacités des Centres de Santé Intégrés (CSI) de Mangaizé et Tlemces dans la riposte vaccinale.
Un système de suivi et de vaccination systématique de tous les nouveaux arrivés dans les camps a été mis en place.La majorité des cas détectés concernent les personnes âgées de plus de 15 ans.

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.

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

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

Highlights

  • During the reporting period, IOM assisted the Turkish Coast Guard in Çeşme by providing food, water and non-food items (including blankets, clothing and shoes) to 151 migrants and refugees who were rescued at sea. The majority of those rescued at sea in Çeşme were from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

21 Apr 2016 description

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Thursday 4/21/2016 - 20:05 GMT

Spinal meningitis, which can kill in 24 hours, poses a threat to 450 million Africans this year, according to medical experts from eight of the continent's countries.

Meningococcal meningitis is a global burden that affects 1.2 million people every year and causes the death of 135,000 of them, said the doctors from west and central Africa.

21 Apr 2016 description

Baga Sola, Chad | AFP | Thursday 4/21/2016 - 03:02 GMT

by Jean-Pierre CAMPAGNE

Sitting on a mat in the shade cradling a six-month baby, Falmata Marara touches her mouth, her stomach, and then her mouth and stomach again. The message couldn't be clearer, she's hungry.

A gold ring in her nose and wearing a vibrantly coloured scarf and dress, Marara, a member of the Bodoma people, five months ago fled her Lake Chad island home after an attack by Nigeria's feared Boko Haram Islamists.

20 Apr 2016 description

Diffa

  • Du 31 mars au 1er avril 2016, IRC a réalisé une évaluation multisectorielle (MSA) dans le village d’Adjeri dans le département de Nguigmi. L’évaluation fait ressortir un besoin crucial en NFI, en eau, et en hygiène et assainissement. Le rapport final a été transmis à OCHA pour partage aux différents clusters.

20 Apr 2016 description

Date: L’évaluation s’est déroulée du 31 mars au 1 avril 2016

Zone d’évaluation: Le village de Adjeri dans le département de N’Guigimi situé à 25 km au Sud de N’Guigmi et difficilement accessible par véhicule surtout pendant la saison de pluie compte tenu de l’état de dégradation de la route. Le village d’Adjeri a fait l’objet de cette évaluation multi - sectorielle.

Population: La population d’Adjeri compte 450 ménages et environ 1650 personnes selon le Service de l’Etat Civil, mars 2016.

20 Apr 2016 description

Key messages

  • In seven years of conflict with brutal attacks on the civilian population in north-eastern Nigeria, over 20 000 people have been killed and 2.3 million are displaced within the country.

  • Many internally displaced (IDPs) live in dire conditions in informal settlements. They need shelter, food, water and healthcare. Indiscriminate violence has forced over 190 000 people to flee to neighbouring Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

20 Apr 2016 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 19, 2016

19 Apr 2016 description

Syria: In recent weeks, clashes between Islamic State and other non-government forces over the border area between Turkey and Syria have intensified. IDPs in camps located along the border are at risk: over 35,000 have fled the area since 14 April and are in need of protection. Additional displacement is likely.

19 Apr 2016 description

ABSTRACT

Introduction: In 2015, a large outbreak of serogroup C meningococcal meningitis hit Niamey, Niger, in response to which a vaccination campaign was conducted late April. Using a case-control study we measured the vaccine effectiveness (VE) of tri – (ACW) and quadrivalent (ACYW) polysaccharide meningococcal vaccines against clinical meningitis among 2-15 year olds in Niamey II district between April 28th and June 30th 2015.

14 Apr 2016 description
  • The World Health Assembly (WHA) Report on Poliomyelitis has been published. The report summarises the status against the Polio Endgame Plan and Resolution WHA68.3, adopted by the WHA in May 2015.

  • Canada has announced a contribution of $ 40 million Canadian Dollars to support the eradication of polio in Pakistan over the next three years.

12 Apr 2016 description

Iraq: The humanitarian situation in besieged Fallujah continues to deteriorate. Supply lines have been cut off since December, when government forces surrounded the city. Islamic State is reportedly preventing people from leaving. Prices of basic food stuffs are 500% above December prices for the third consecutive month. Acute shortages of food, medicine and fuel, as well as cases of starvation and suicide, have been reported.