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25 Aug 2016 description
report Oxfam

Background, evaluation objectives and methodology

25 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Boko Haram violence in Lake Chad region leaves children displaced and trapped

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DAKAR, 25 August 2016 – Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa’s Lake Chad basin have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still trapped in hard-to-reach areas, UNICEF said in a report released today.

23 Aug 2016 description

Germany - As the number of migrant deaths worldwide continues to rise significantly, IOM’s Missing Migrants Project has recorded 23 per cent more migrant deaths during the first half of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.

The latest IOM GMDAC Data Briefing, “Dangerous Journeys,” released on Tuesday 23 August, was prepared by the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin. It takes an in-depth look at the available global figures for migrant deaths and disappearances during the first half of 2016.

22 Aug 2016 description

Interview with Michel Zaffran, Director of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative

What are the implications of finding polio in Nigeria 2 years after the last case?

The implications are that we were right to be cautious about this part of the country, and to be vigilant even after apparent interruption of polio. The two children paralyzed in Nigeria are a sobering reminder that we cannot be complacent as we near the eradication of polio.

19 Aug 2016 description
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Background

  1. The African Public Health Emergency Fund (APHEF or the Fund) was established by the Regional Committee in 2012 with the aim of providing catalytic resources for initiating timely responses to public health emergencies. Ever since, commitments have been made at every subsequent Regional Committee session to improve the functionality of this solidarity fund.

19 Aug 2016 description
report Oxfam

Voices of refugees and internally displaced people from Niger and Nigeria

Since 2009, millions of people in the Lake Chad Basin have been affected by a conflict originating in Nigeria. Over 2.6 million people have been displaced by the violent acts of a group popularly known as Boko Haram, and the military operation that has followed. Far from abating, the conflict has intensified and spilled over into neighbouring countries.

19 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • 508 Households of 1,439 people relocated from the RN1 to Sayam Forage camp during the month of July.

  • 900 Children were vaccinated – 200 between 6 and 11 months old and 700 between 12 months and 59 months old in the camp of Kablewa.

  • 1,558 Malian refugees assisted to voluntarily repatriate to Mali from January – July 2016.

  • 8,410 Mosquito nets distributed by UNHCR in the Tillabery region for Malian refugees, including 480 given to the Abala health center.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

Protection

18 Aug 2016 description

Abuja, 18 August 2016 - The Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has declared the recent polio outbreak as a national public health emergency following the report of two (2) wild polio virus (WPV) cases in Gwoza and Jere local government areas (LGAs) of Borno state last week after two (2) years without a single case.

18 Aug 2016 description
  • Following the confirmation of a new outbreak of wild polio virus in northeastern Nigeria, the Government of Niger has announced an emergency vaccination campaign in the regions of Diffa, Zinder and Maradi that are neighbouring Nigeria. New cases of polio had been identified in Nigeria in areas affected by Boko Haram violence.

17 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Geoffrey Njoku

Last week, two cases of wild poliovirus were found in conflict-affected areas of north-east Nigeria – the first cases in two years. An emergency immunization campaign is now being carried out reach five million children in Borno and three surrounding states.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, 17 August 2016 – Six-month-old Ajeda received her first dose of polio vaccine today at a camp for displaced persons outside Maiduguri city, north-east Nigeria.

16 Aug 2016 description
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BURKINA FASO

26 000 PERSONNES AFFECTÉES PAR LES INONDATIONS

Depuis juin, des pluies torrentielles et des inondations ont affecté plus de 26 000 personnes au Burkina Faso, selon les autorités nationales. Au moins 12 personnes ont été tuées et 35 grièvement blessées. Les pluies ont endommagé des milliers de maisons, laissant près de 10 000 sans-abri. Les partenaires humanitaires consolident l'information sur les besoins et la réponse actuelle aux victimes des inondations.

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

16 Aug 2016 description

BURKINA FASO

26,000 AFFECTED BY FLOODS

Since June, torrential rainstorms and flooding have affected over 26,000 people in Burkina Faso, according to the national authorities. At least 12 people have been killed and 35 critically injured. The rains have damaged thousands of homes, leaving almost 10,000 homeless. Humanitarian partners are consolidating information on the needs and current response to flood victims.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

15 KILLED IN CHOLERA OUTBREAK

16 Aug 2016 description

The Year in Review

As the final year of the 2014 - 2016 Humanitarian response plan progresses, looking back on last year’s achievements also provides the opportunity to thank donors for their continued engagement and generosity in the Sahel. Donors provided over US$1.2 billion in 2015 enabling one hundred organisations to work across nine countries in one of the world’s major humanitarian operations.

10 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian assistance reaches vulnerable populations in newly accessible areas of Borno State

  • Onset of the rainy season in northeastern Nigeria exacerbates health needs among vulnerable populations

  • USAID provides $37 million in new funding for the Lake Chad Basin humanitarian response

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTRODUCTION

Every child has the right to a fair chance in life. Leaving no child behind is both a moral imperative and a strategic priority for the development of inclusive, sustainable and stable societies everywhere. In 2015, UNICEF worked with partners around the world to make that fair chance a reality.

10 Aug 2016 description

The conflict in Borno State started in 2009 when Boko Haram launched attacks in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe and Kano. By 2014, Boko Haram controlled large swathes of territory in Borno State.

In 2015, Nigeria elected a new President who vowed to take back control of territory from Boko Haram and also stamp out corruption in the country. Since then the Nigerian army has been engaged in fighting with Boko Haram, including by launching airstrikes that began in 2016, in areas under Boko Haram control. The army has now taken back many cities and villages and is securing them.