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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Liberia + 17 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - September 2014

As of 26 September, WHO reports that there are a total of 6,553 cases and 3,083 reported deaths across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Serious shortages of space in treatment centers have reportedly resulted in patients being turned away.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Niger + 1 other
Intikane Hosting Area, Opened since April 2013 - Camp Profile as of July 2014

Context

The refugee hosting area (nomadic area) is a new concept developed by UNHCR with local authorities and communities in an attempt to adapt to the lifestyle of nomadic refugees. It differs from the traditional set-up of a refugee camp and allows refugees to settle freely in a vast pasture area with their livestock. The first "hosting area" was opened in Intekan in April 2013 with the successful relocation of nearly 8,000 people and their animals to the area. Previously, the refugees lived in spontaneous sites located at the border (Agando and Chinwaren).

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World + 16 others
Polio this week as of 24 September 2014

  • A synchronised regional mass polio vaccination campaign in central and western Africa is currently underway to vaccinate nearly 94 million children in 18 countries with oral polio vaccine (OPV).

  • On 18 September, Nepal became the first GAVI eligible country to introduce inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization programme. Plans are underway to introduce IPV into the immunization programmes of the 126 countries currently using only oral polio vaccine, ahead of a planned switch from trivalent OPV to bivalent OPV.

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Niger + 1 other
Niger (Région de Diffa) Rapport de situation No. 7 (au 24 septembre 2014)

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Le nombre total de personnes déplacées est estimé à 105 000. Depuis le début du mois de septembre, plus de 16 549 personnes déplacées sont arrivées à Diffa contre 10 543 en août 2014.

  • Plus de 27 000 nouveaux déplacés du Nigéria ont urgemment besoin d’une assistance en nourriture, abris, médicaments, eau potable et en protection.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 22 others
Le développement, seule réponse durable face au désespoir, affirment plusieurs Chefs d’État et de gouvernement

AG/11562

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
9e & 10e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

Au deuxième jour du débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale, plusieurs chefs d’État et de gouvernement ont, aujourd’hui, insisté sur la nécessité de concentrer les efforts de la communauté internationale sur l’élimination de la pauvreté et la réduction des inégalités, deux fléaux qui alimentent l’extrémisme et le terrorisme.

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Mali + 7 others
Sahel - Food Insecurity and Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The rainy season continues in the Sahel following a late start.
  • Insecurity in West and Central Africa has caused population displacement and increased food needs among affected households.
  • The USG has provided more than $276.3 million in humanitarian assistance to the Sahel in FY 2014.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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South Sudan + 15 others
24 September 2014: World - ECHO Flash Events

U.S.A. – Wildfires

• Over 36 000ha have been burnt by an active wildfire (named “King Fire”) near Sacramento, northern California, while it has also destroyed 68 structures, including 12 houses, as of 24 September. Evacuations are still in effect.

• A second large wildfire, “Happy Camp Complex”, has burnt over 53 000ha in Siskiyou County. It is currently 86% contained. (NICC, USDA)

Ukraine/Russia – Severe Weather

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Nigeria + 3 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Nigeria Issue 07 | September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

· Up to 1.5 million IDPs and 75,000 refugees/returnees as a result of conflict in the Northeast.

· There are over 60,000 new IDPs in Maiduguri and Yola due to recent insurgent attacks in Konduga,
Mainok, Bama, Madagali, Michika and Mubi.

· Contact tracing of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has revealed a total of 894 contacts, 64 of whom are currently being followed-up.

· There are currently 39,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon due to violence in the Northeast.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 51 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 17–23 September

Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: As a three-day countrywide shutdown came to an end in Sierra Leone, the UN Security Council set up a special mission to lead the global response to the Ebola outbreak. More than 5,800 cases have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 2,800 deaths, and more than 13.5 million people are now considered in need of assistance as the impact of the epidemic spreads.

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Liberia + 4 others
Selon une nouvelle étude, il faut agir rapidement pour freiner la propagation exponentielle de la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola

L’étude de nouvelles données donne davantage d’informations sur la propagation de la flambée et le taux de létalité

OMS/Communiqué de presse 25

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World + 6 others
Empowering girls key to Africa's success, leaders affirm

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “With significant investments in the education of young girls, sexual and reproductive health for youth and adolescents, as well as women’s empowerment in our counties, we will change the face of the Sahel,” President of Chad Idriss Déby said at the United Nations today, during a high-level panel on the potential of young people to drive economic growth in the Sahel region of Africa.

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Niger + 2 others
UNHCR Niger - August 2014 Fact Sheet

HIGHLIGHTS

587 Identified unaccompanied or separated minors

3,800 Households provided with cash grants in year

66,605 Persons assisted with NFIs since January

4,000 Shelters distributed since January

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Niger + 1 other
Niger: Population Movement - Emergency Appeal n° MDRNE013

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More than 77,000 displaced people -Nigerian refugees and Nigerien returnees - have exhausted the resources of host communities. Immediate humanitarian assistance is required.

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Niger + 1 other
España renueva su compromiso de cooperación para el desarrollo con Níger

España y Níger acuerdan las principales líneas de la Cooperación para el Desarrollo para los próximos tres años.

El ministro de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación de España, José Manuel García-Margallo y su homólogo de Níger, Mohamed Bazoum, firmaron ayer el Marco de Asociación de ambos países, que establece las principales orientaciones de la Cooperación Española en el país saheliano.

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Nigeria + 9 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (10 - 17 September 2014)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
60 PER CENT RISE IN ATTACKS AGAINST AID WORKERS
As of this week, 987 hostile incidents against aid workers were reported in 2014, mostly in Bangui and Bambari. Incidents have increased by 60 per cent since May 2014. DISPLACEMENTS IN MBOMOU
New displacements were registered on 10 September in Mbomou region due to rebel fighting. As of 11 September, there are a total 174,397 IDPs in CAR, and 417,130 people have fled to neighbouring countries.
MINUSCA ARRIVES

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Ghana + 6 others
Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 35) [EN/FR]

Tchad (Français)

Le 24 août 2014, une femme de 37 ans a été conduite d’urgence dans le centre de santé de Bipare dans le district de Léré suite à des diarrhées et vomissements. Ses enfants ont été admis par la suite avec les mêmes symptômes. Les tests rapides cholera sur 13 parents se sont révélés positifs. Le 01 septembre 2014, le laboratoire de référence nationale a isolé le choléra dans 10 échantillons.