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Niger + 1 other
Nigerien girls find place to discuss marriage, health, nutrition

Adolescents gain practical knowledge in “safe spaces”

“I've always said that if I had my choice, I'd be in school, not a housewife, and this has attracted much attention of many girls.”

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Niger + 1 other
Niger (Région de Diffa) Rapport de situation No. 8 (au 29 octobre 2014)

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • 192 cas de choléra dont 4 décès ont été enregistrés dans la région entre le 18 septembre et le 19 octobre 2014 selon les autorités sanitaires régionales.

  • Du 1er août au 16 octobre, 50 097 personnes déplacées sont arrivées à Diffa, selon les chiffres publiés par l’ONG IRC.

  • Les résultats provisoires du dénombrement effectué par l’OIM sur un échantillon de 3 000 ménages en août et septembre 2014 indiquent que 78 pour cent des personnes déplacées enquêtées sont des retournés nigériens.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Mali + 13 others
Nearly 25 million need food aid in Sahel

Report
IRIN

Nearly five million more people have joined the ranks of the food-insecure since the beginning of the year, bringing the estimated total in need of food aid to 24.7 million - more than double the number in 2013.

IRIN:

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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World + 49 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22–28 October

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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Niger + 1 other
Niger cholera outbreak kills 51 people: UN

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Monday 10/27/2014 - 21:13 GMT

Niger has seen more than 1,300 cases of cholera since the beginning of the year, with 51 people dying of the disease, the United Nations said Monday.

In September alone there were 38 reported deaths from cholera, said the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the capital Niamey on its website.

The spike in the number of cholera deaths was due in part of heavy flooding which has inundated Niger since June.

Agence France-Presse:

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Nigeria + 10 others
Rotary marks World Polio Day with US$44.7 million in grants to fight polio in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

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Rotary

CONTACTS: Vivian Fiore - Vivian.fiore@rotary.org, Phone: +1 (847) 866-3234 (US)

HUMANITARIAN GROUP’S OCTOBER 24 LIVESTREAM EVENT FROM CHICAGO FEATURES TOP GLOBAL HEALTH EXPERTS, POLIO-SURVIVOR MINDA DENTLER, POP STAR TESSANNE CHIN, REGGAE’S ZIGGY MARLEY AND MORE

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Niger + 1 other
Niger : Choléra - Aperçu humanitaire (au 14 oct 2014)

Besoins

Pour toutes les zones touchées par le choléra, des ressources supplémentaires sont nécessaires pour renforcer la disponibilité des intrants pour le traitement des points d’eau et des cas.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Liberia + 13 others
Ebola: Risks of overland spread (Map of the week, 13 October 2014)

Map
Maplecroft

West Africa’s road network – through which the majority of intra-regional trade occurs – could facilitate the spread of Ebola. Travellers and traders infected in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone may transmit the virus via some of the major highways. In this respect, groups such as long-distance lorry drivers could be particularly at risk, particularly if effective monitoring systems for Ebola are not established at border crossings.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

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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Le fonds central d'intervention d'urgence des nations unies octroie pres de 8 millions de dollars aux operations humanitaires sous financees

(Niamey/Niger, le 20 octobre 2014): La Coordonnatrice des secours d’urgences des Nations Unies, Valérie Amos, a alloué 7 962 500 dollars, l’équivalent de 3,8 milliards de FCFA, pour appuyer les urgences sous financées au Niger.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Mali + 10 others
Regional Snapshot West Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

REGIONAL SUMMARY

Recurring food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies have presented significant challenges to the vulnerable populations of the West Africa region. Complex emergencies and food insecurity constituted the primary concerns in West Africa during FY 2014.
USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional presence in Dakar, Senegal.

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UN Emergency Fund gives US$8 million for underfunded humanitarian operations

This new grant is part of a $75 million allocation from the CERF Underfunded Emergencies window, which this year aims to boost relief work in two of the world’s most neglected regions: the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Ghana + 7 others
Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 39) [EN/FR]

With almost 21,000 cases, Ghana has a new record number, and the outbreak has already spread along the coast to Togo and Benin. The situation in Lake Chad Basin is of concern as well.

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Mali + 9 others
UN envoy calls for funding backed by government action, peace successes in troubled Sahel

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UN News Service

The region needs more resources and joint action, and faster ways to deal with the structural challenges and successes on peace processes in Darfur, northern Mali and Libya.

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36 dead in Niger flooding since June: UN

10/16/2014 - 15:35 GMT | 106 words

At least 36 people have died and more than 8,000 houses have been destroyed by flooding in heavy rain that has drenched Niger since June, the UN said Thursday.

Cases of cholera have risen in some zones, it said. In September alone, 641 cases were recorded, with 38 deaths.

In all, some 68,000 people have been affected by the flood disaster, the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the poor African country said in an online statement.

Agence France-Presse:

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World + 11 others
Agence de Médecine Préventive Wins the 2014 Gates Vaccine Innovation Award for Improving Immunization Programs in Africa

PARIS (October 14, 2014) – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) has received the third annual Gates Vaccine Innovation Award in recognition of EPIVAC, an on-the-job training program for district medical officers to improve immunization program performance in 11 Francophone African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

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Niger + 1 other
Lutte contre Ebola - Atelier de validation du "Plan national de préparation et de réponse à l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola au Niger

Dans le cadre de la préparation et de la réponse à l’épidémie de la maladie à Virus Ebola (MVE) au Niger, un atelier de validation du plan national s’est tenu à Niamey du 8 au 9 octobre 2014 dans l’auditorium Prince Sultan. Cet atelier ouvert officiellement par le Ministre de la Santé Publique Mr Mano Aghali, a regroupé tous les spécialistes en la matière du Ministère de la Santé, des autres secteurs ministériels et des partenaires.

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Niger + 1 other
Niger Bulletin humanitaire, septembre 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

• Les résultats de l’enquête nutritionnelle SMART révèlent un taux de malnutrition aiguë globale de 14,8 pour cent.

• L’assistance alimentaire durant la période de soudure a été limitée par le manque de ressources.

• Les flux de personnes déplacées en provenance du Nigeria s’intensifient avec l’arrivée de près de 25 000 personnes en septembre.

• 305 millions de dollars sont recherchés par les acteurs humanitaires à travers le plan de réponse stratégique pour le Niger.

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 + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

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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Niger + 3 others
Niger: Faits et Chiffres - Agadez (janvier-juin 2014)

Les activités du CICR dans les régions d’Agadez et Tahoua

Entre Janvier et juin 2014, le CICR a poursuivi son action humanitaire dans la région d’Agadez et le nord de la région de Tahoua en vue : de soutenir le relèvement des populations. Ainsi, en collaboration avec la Croix-Rouge nigérienne (CRN), le CICR a:

SÉCURITE ÉCONOMIQUE

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