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20 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Niger

Mesdames et Messieurs,

Le mercredi 1er avril 2015, j’ai tenu à vous faire le point sur les deux épidémies de rougeole et de méningite qui sévissent dans notre pays.

Deux semaines après, conformément à notre engagement, nous avons estimé vous faire le point de la situation afin que la population soit bien informée.

Concernant la rougeole, Dieu merci, tous les districts sanitaires en épidémie ont reçu le vaccin et la situation est sous contrôle. Au total 3 décès ont été enregistrés depuis le début de l’épidémie.

20 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed all ministries, agencies and extra-ministerial departments to prepare their handover briefs ahead of the May 29 inauguration of President Buhari. UNHCR is positioning itself to acclimate to the new administration and continue its work in harmony with relevant governmental departments.

  • Some IDPs in Nigeria have reportedly returned to their areas of origin. Others have expressed their willingness to return, stating that the only impediment is lack of assistance.

17 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USD$ 28 million allocated from UN Central Emergency Fund to assist people affected by Boko Haram’s insurgency.

  • Boko Haram, insecurity exert misery in Cameroon’s Far North Region.

  • Millions of people in Ebola-affected countries risk serious food shortages during the June-August lean season.

  • Significant drop in EVD cases recorded in March.

16 Apr 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Thursday 4/16/2015 - 16:46 GMT

A meningitis epidemic that broke out in January in Niger has killed 75 people so far, the health minister said on Thursday.

The total number of nationwide cases currently stand at 697, the minister Mano Aghali said on state television.

More than half of the deaths have occurred in the capital Niamey but the epidemic has spread to all regions of the country, with the exception of southeastern Diffa near the Nigerian border, he added.

16 Apr 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | jeudi 16/04/2015 - 15:00 GMT

Une épidémie de méningite qui sévit depuis janvier au Niger a fait 75 morts, dont plus de la moitié dans la capitale Niamey, selon un nouveau bilan officiel annoncé jeudi.

A la date du 13 avril, "75 décès ont été notifiés au niveau national" sur un total de 697 cas, "soit une létalité de 10,30%", a affirmé le ministre de la Santé, Mano Aghali, à la télévision d'Etat.

Un précédent bilan officiel faisait état de 45 décès sur 345 cas de méningite entre le 1er janvier et le 29 mars.

16 Apr 2015 description
  • El salto a Níger del conflicto en el norte de Nigeria agrava la situación humanitaria y ejerce una gran presión sobre la población de acogida y los recursos disponibles.

  • Más de 100.000 personas, nigerianos y nigerinos, necesitan asistencia en las regiones al sur del país, en la frontera con Nigeria.

  • Acción contra el Hambre pone en marcha una intervención de emergencia en la región de Diffa para cubrir necesidades de agua y saneamiento de poblaciones desplazadas y de acogida.

Madrid, 16 de abril de 2015

16 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 22 mars 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 7,037 cas et 138 décès (Let = 2.0%) de choléra dans 6 pays.

*Ces chiffres ne comprennent pas les données de la RD Congo de la semaine 12.

As of 22nd March 2015, 7,037 cases and 138 deaths (CFR=2.0%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries.

*The figures are not taking into account DRC data for week 12.

16 Apr 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

HUMAN RESOURCES: SCALING UP OF UNICEF PRESENCE IN THE FIELD

• One UNICEF focal point in Diffa since 2013, in charge of monitoring UNICEF emergency response at sub-national level.

• HR support from Maradi Zonal Office and Niamey Office in Health, Nutrition, Protection, WASH, Education, Communication.

• Child Protection support from the Child Protection Rapid Response Team to coordinate the Child Protection sub Cluster.

14 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 9–14 April 2015

Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.

14 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Two health districts are affected by a meningitis epidemic; 11 are affected by measles.

  • 44 per cent of households interviewed in Diffa during February need immediate food assistance.

  • One quarter of Niger’s population is living in areas affected by a cereal deficit this year.

Meningitis and measles cases increase

14 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR launched the 2015 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) for the Nigeria situation on 9 April in Dakar. US$174,409,920 are being requested by 23 sister UN agencies and NGO partners to meet the needs of over 240,000 refugees and host communities in Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

  • Following the successful conclusion of the 28 March Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Nigerian people peacefully participated in the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections across the country, on Saturday 11 April 2015.

14 Apr 2015 description

DAVID J. OLSON

“In Mali, at a family planning clinic, I saw a woman who couldn't afford the services so the clinic staff were sending her home. I said to the staff ‘Do you have a sliding scale [for paying the fee]? She's poor. She needs this. It's good for her. It's good for your country.’”

13 Apr 2015 description

Hypothèses pour l’analyse trimestrielle de la sécurité alimentaire

Messages clés

13 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

800,000 children forced to flee violence in Nigeria and region – UNICEF

A year on from the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, UNICEF focuses attention on devastating impact of conflict on children

DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 13 April 2015 – Around 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups – according to a new report from UNICEF.

12 Apr 2015 description

Early March, the National Emergency Management Agency attested that nearly 1.2 million people are internally displaced (IDPs) in North-East States because of Boko Haram. The insurgency has also prompted 203,000 Nigerians and stranded migrants to escape in neighbouring countries.
While the Nigerians armed forces are making progress in liberating some areas, living conditions are challenging for those where destruction of homes, social infrastructure and resources on which livelihood are based were noticed.

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