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20 Feb 2017 description

Thousands of civilians are forced to flee attacks of Boko Haram and military operations in the Lake Chad region. Niger is one of the countries of the Lake Chad Basin that hosts a large number of displaced people. Among them are traumatised children. The SDC’s Humanitarian Aid Department supports a project of the Italian NGO COOPI providing psychosocial support and a safe environment for those young survivors.

17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IDP caseload in Nigeria’s Borno State increases by 135,290 people between December 2016 and January 2017

  • Recent report highlights that populations in northeastern Nigeria continue to face severe protection risks

  • Humanitarian support likely preventing deterioration in food security in Niger’s Diffa Region; further assistance required

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

15 Feb 2017 description

The twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director General on 7 February 2017.

08 Feb 2017 description

Worldwide, humanitarian needs are rising, driven by conflicts that know no end, and chronic natural disasters whose effects last for years. Today more than 128 million people in 33 countries need humanitarian aid to survive — a figure not seen since the Second World War. “With this staggering level of need, now more than ever, world leaders need to step up their support to the world’s most vulnerable people,” says the UN’s Humanitarian Chief, Stephen O’Brien.

07 Feb 2017 description
report The Global Fund

NIAMEY, Niger - CRuSh Malaria, a campaign to expand access to antimalarial medication for children in Niger, was launched today by Catholic Relief Services, a key partner in global health.

CRuSh Malaria aims to reduce the number of malaria cases among children under five by 60 percent by 2020. It aims to raise US$5 million from individuals, Catholic youth communities and parishes to support efforts by the Global Fund to end malaria.

06 Feb 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • On 17 January, a Nigerian military jet accidentally bombs an IDP site in Rann locality, Borno state, killing at least 112 civilians, including six Nigerian Red Cross workers, and wounding 100.

  • The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Cameroon reaches 191,908 in the country’s Far North, more than doubling since 2015.

05 Feb 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Today more than 75 per cent of people affected by humanitarian crises are women and children. And adolescents aged 10-19 years constitute a significant proportion of the population in many conflict and post-conflict settings.

In response to today’s humanitarian challenges, UNFPA continues to provide life-saving services to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and provide information, services and supplies for sexual and reproductive health as we work with partners to carry forward commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit.

03 Feb 2017 description

Niger : soutien à des dizaines de milliers de personnes en 2016 dans la région de Diffa

Dans la région de Diffa, nous continuons d'apporter notre soutien aux populations déplacées et résidentes touchées par le conflit, en étroite collaboration avec la Fédération internationale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, la Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise et la Croix-Rouge nigérienne.

03 Feb 2017 description

Key Data

  • 2,4 millions displaced people
  • 7 millions food insecure people
  • 515,000 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)

Immediate Priorities

  • Food Assistance
  • Nutrition treatment
  • Protection and humanitarian access
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Livelihood
  • Contingency Plans
02 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food insecurity remains acute in Nigeria’s Borno State; populations in inaccessible areas could experience further deterioration in the coming year

  • Late February conference aims to mobilize political support and financial resources for humanitarian assistance in Lake Chad Basin Region

  • Measles vaccine campaign reaches 4.7 million children in northeastern Nigeria

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • Nine security incidents were registered in Diffa in December, including attacks by ex- Boko Haram and the kidnapping of nine people (including one infant). The attacks caused a movement of 583 households towards 2 spontaneous sites.

  • Children in Diffa are confronted with continuous attacks. In December one classroom was burned down, with learning materials looted; one young girl was kidnapped, which triggered the closing down of three local schools with 450 students (262 girls).

02 Feb 2017 description

HUMANITARIAN SITUATION

Niger remains in a cycle of chronic humanitarian crisis. The Boko Haram driven conflict in the Diffa region has aggravated the vulnerability of many people who were already living on the edge of survival before the crisis broke out. Approximately 1.9 million people in Niger will need humanitarian assistance in 2017, including 1.5 million in the nutrition sector and 1.3 million in the food security sector.

CERF RESPONSE