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04 Feb 2016 description

Malnutrition is endemic in Africa’s Sahel, an arid region in between the Sahara desert and the savannas of sub-Saharan Africa, which is often affected by drought. Due to a lack of essential vitamins and minerals, children with malnutrition suffer from restricted growth and develop after-effects, which can be disabling in the long term. The result is not always fatal, but the impact on their quality of life can be devastating.

02 Feb 2016 description

Snapshot 27 January – 2 February 2016

Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad: 86 people were killed and 62 injured, with 15 missing after Boko Haram set fire to Dalori, near Maiduguri in Borno state. The past week also saw attacks in Chibok that left 13 dead and 30 injured. 40 civilians were reported dead after Cameroonian troops announced they were carrying out a search for BH militants in the area. In Cameroon, 52 people were killed in BH attacks in January. In Chad, two suicide bombings in Lac region left three dead and 56 wounded.

02 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In November and December 10 attacks in Diffa region caused the massive displacement of over 100,000 people, including preventive displacement, towards Route Nationale 1. A total of 49 civilians and 2 soldiers were killed, including a young girl and 4 adolescents.

01 Feb 2016 description
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Lake Chad basin

5 472 cases in the lake chad basin in which Nigeria on itself reported around 96% of total cases. By the end of 2015, Nigeria remained affected by cholera outbreak in Borno State.

On the contrary, Chad did not report any cholera case and managed to be vigilant, implementing cholera prevention activities in Mayo Kebbi.

01 Feb 2016 description

Bassin du Lac Tchad

5 472 cas

dans le bassin du Lac Tchad dans lequel le Nigéria a notifié à lui seul plus de 96% des cas. En fin 2015, le Nigéria est toujours affecté par une transmission de cas active notamment dans le nord-est du pays (Etat de Borno).

30 Jan 2016 description


- WFP reports 5.6 million food-insecure people in the region

- UN announces $31 million in emergency funding to assist vulnerable households

- Violence forces humanitarian actors to temporarily suspend response interventions in Chad


28 Jan 2016 description

There are eleven weeks to go until the globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine, an important milestone in achieving a polio-free world. Read more here.

The WHO Executive Board is meeting this week, reviewing the report on polio eradication.

On 21 January, Syria passed two years without a reported case of polio despite the conflict which has affected the delivery of health services, including childhood vaccinations.

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


Action humanitaire pour les enfants en 2016

Le nombre d’enfants pris au piège des crises humanitaires dans le monde est stupéfiant et donne à réfléchir. Près de 250 millions de garçons et de filles vivent dans des pays frappés par des conflits violents, qui durent souvent depuis longtemps.

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$20,026,000

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 2 million
Total affected children (under 18): 1.1 million
Total people to be reached in 2016: 1 million
Total children to be reached in 2016: 800,000

2016 programme targets


  • 400,794 children under 5 years suffering from SAM admitted into therapeutic feeding programmes

  • 183,615 children aged 6 to 59 months in Diffa Region received vitamin A supplementation every semester Health

26 Jan 2016 description

Burundi: As the security situation continues to deteriorate, the UN Security Council has expressed concern over possible mass atrocities and ethnic violence. Clashes continues in several areas of the country. Burundian refugees in DRC expressed fears over possible cross-border attacks by government forces.

25 Jan 2016 description

Dakar, 25 janvier 2016 (HCR) – Le HCR, l'agence des Nations unies pour les réfugiés, et ses partenaires ont appelé lundi les pays donateurs, à un financement d'un demi-million de dollars cette année pour aider en abris et autres services de base des centaines de milliers de personnes forcées de fuir les conflits au Nigéria et en République centrafricaine (RCA) ainsi que pour les communautés hôtes.

25 Jan 2016 description

(YAOUNDE, CAMEROON, 25 January 2016) – The Government together with the United Nations and humanitarian partners today launched the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan for Cameroon. On the same occasion, the 2016 Regional Response Plans for Nigerian and Central African refugees were also presented.

25 Jan 2016 description

(YAOUNDE, CAMEROUN, 25 janvier 2016) – Le Gouvernement a lancé aujourd’hui avec les Nations Unies et les partenaires humanitaires le plan de réponse humanitaire 2016 pour le Cameroun. Par la même occasion, les plans d’intervention régionaux 2016 pour les réfugiés nigérians et centrafricains ont également été présentés.