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27 May 2015 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
4,400 DISPLACED BY ATTACKS

Around 1,900 IDPs and 2,500 residents in Bissingalé locality have been forced to flee to the nearby Kaga-Bandoro town in the north of the country following armed attacks by unknown gunmen on Site-Nana, Bissingalé and Ndémayo villages in Kaga-Bandoro on the night of 15 May. Ten people were killed in the raid which happened five days after the signing of an agreement between armed groups and the government to end hostilities and begin a disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration process.

27 May 2015 description

Ce rapport est le résultat de la compilation d’informations recueillies sur terrain par les points focaux qui travaillent directement avec l’équipe IRC en collaboration avec l’équipe ANDDH et des CAC. Il donne également un aperçu sur les activités hebdomadaires en cours dans la région de Diffa.

Les points généraux

27 May 2015 description

More than 6,000 suspected cases and 443 deaths from meningitis have been recorded in Niger in the past three months. But a shortage of vaccines has hindered timely implementation of a vaccination campaign.

Dr. Pauline Lechevalier, a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) vaccination specialist, discusses recent advances in responding to meningitis epidemics, and reflects on the improvements that are still needed.

27 May 2015 description

Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.

26 May 2015 description

Cette Alerte fait référence à la circulation confirmée au Niger de versions falsifiées de vaccins contre la méningite.

26 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • After the recent attacks in Diffa region, UNHCR, after consultations with authorities, decided that both Sayam Forage and Kablewa camps shall be open to all the displaced population (Nigerian refugees and Niger returnees).

  • Niger authorities ordered the Lake Chad islands located in the South East of N’Guigmi Department to be evacuated in order to proceed with military operations in the fight against the Boko Haram.

24 May 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 — The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the Population and Health Support Project to support the Government of Niger to improve delivery of reproductive health and nutrition services to women and children in some of Niger’s poorest regions. The project aims to benefit 15 million individuals, of which 60 percent will be women, who will have access to reproductive health services in order to reduce maternal mortality, infant mortality and the high fertility in this targeted regions.

22 May 2015 description

SG/SM/16779-AFR/3142

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. Ban Ki-moon, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

Le Secrétaire général est profondément troublé par la poursuite des attaques indiscriminées et horribles de Boko Haram contre les populations civiles au Cameroun, au Niger, au Nigéria et au Tchad. Le Secrétaire général regrette que malgré les victoires militaires engrangées par les pays affectés, Boko Haram continue ses destructions et meurtres gratuits de civils.

22 May 2015 description

La méningite touche toutes les régions du pays à l’exception de Diffa. Au 18 mai, 11 districts sanitaires avaient atteint le seuil épidémique dans les régions de Niamey, Dosso, Tahoua et Tillabéry. Plus de 65 pour cent des cas sont enregistrés dans la région de Niamey. L’épidémie a toutefois atteint son pic la semaine du 04 mai pour ensuite amorcer une baisse d’environ 50% à la semaine du 11 mai.

22 May 2015 description

SG/SM/16779-AFR/3142

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is deeply troubled by the continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks by Boko Haram against civilian populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. He regrets that in spite of the military gains made by the affected countries, Boko Haram continues its wanton destruction and killing of civilians.

22 May 2015 description

LES TITRES

  • Le CICR intensifie ses actions dans la région du lac Tchad (L’OBS, 21/05/15)

  • Alarming Rise of Malnutrition and Food Insecurity in Western Chad (UNICEF, 12/05/15)

  • L’OIM aide les migrants tchadiens bloqués au Cameroun à rentrer chez eux (OIM, 05/05/15)

  • Le Tchad vise un taux d’accès à l’eau de 95% pour les 15 prochaines années (Alwihda Info, 21/05/15)

  • In Chad, making quality education a reality for a million children (UNICEF, 18/05/15)

22 May 2015 description

HIghlights

  • Return movements, within Nigeria and cross-border, are increasingly reported. IOM Nigeria registered 8,900 returnees from Niger during the reporting period.

  • Results from a joint UNHCR-IOM assessment have been published, indicating there are 81,693 IDPs in Cameroon’s Far North.

20 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF response

• UNICEF is supporting the installation of Sayam Forage refugee camp, hosting over 1,200 refugees, by providing squatting plates, water bladders, NFIs and recreational and ECD kits to UNHCR to ensure access to water and sanitation and support safe spaces for children as part of child protection.

20 May 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | mercredi 20/05/2015 - 18:33 GMT

Plus de 5 millions de moustiquaires seront distribuées gratuitement au Niger pour lutter contre le paludisme, qui fait des milliers de morts chaque année dans ce pays pauvre du Sahel, a-t-on appris mercredi de source humanitaire.

La distribution a débuté samedi à Kornaka, une bourgade située dans la région de Maradi, dans le centre-sud du Niger, selon la télévision d'Etat.

20 May 2015 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

357 CHILDREN RELEASED BY ARMED GROUPS

Armed groups on 15 May released 357 children, many younger than 12 years following a UNICEF-facilitated agreement with the leaders of anti-Balaka and ex-Seleka militants. UNICEF and partners have begun providing psychosocial support and working to reunite the children with their families and will be supporting their reintegration into the community. This is the single largest release of children associated with armed groups in the Central African Republic since violence erupted in 2012.

GUINEA

19 May 2015 description

Iraq: Islamic State have taken control of Ramadi. 500 died and 42,840 people fled fighting in the city over 16–17 May, adding to the 180,000 displaced in Anbar since early April. Access to new IDPs in Habbaniyah, Khadiyah district, is limited due to insecurity, and health concerns are growing.

18 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 19 avril 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 8,239 cas et 151 décès (Let = 1.8%) de cholé-ra dans 6 pays.

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As of 19th April 2015, 8,230 cases and 151 deaths (CFR = 1.8%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries.