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07 Dec 2016 description

Immense challenges face 150 million people across the Sahel. These include violent extremism, climate change and abject poverty, and a fourth – the demographic explosion that will see the region’s population double in the next twenty years – exacerbates the situation still further. Concerted action in terms of peace and security, trade, development, human rights and humanitarian action are required to help the region’s communities and their governments avert greater insecurity, poverty and migration, and instead reach a more stable and prosperous future.

07 Dec 2016 description

On 1 November, IOM assisted 167 stranded Nigerien migrants, including 48 women, 40 children and 79 men, to return home to Niger from southern Libya.

The Community Stabilization Programme brought the Southern Heritage Festival for Peace to Twaiwa Village on 15 November.

IOM has offered two mobile-phones for the 32 women who escaped from the Islamic State in Sirte, with more interventions planned.

IOM Libya’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has released its fourth Flow Monitoring Analytical report.

Situation Overview

05 Dec 2016 description

The Lake Chad Basin millions of people are facing one of the largest humanitarian crises. Since 2009 violence perpetrated by the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram in Central and West Africa have never ended and attacks against local population became too usual.

The crisis became complex and unprecedented and today the humanitarian assistance is difficult and for this reason more necessary: food insecurity, loss of homes, weak infrastructure, limited resources, especially for hundreds of thousands people remain trapped by the conflict without access to humanitarian assistance.

05 Dec 2016 description

Les appels et plans de réponse dans 33 pays visent à aider 93 millions de personnes

05 Dec 2016 description
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Response plans and appeals in 33 countries aim to reach 93 million people in need

02 Dec 2016 description


  • More than 4.6 million people in Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states are experiencing acute food insecurity

  • IOM identifies nearly 198,900 IDPs in Cameroon’s Far North Region

  • Armed actors continues to attack civilians and security forces in the Lake Chad Basin region


30 Nov 2016 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This update seeks a one month extension (up to 31 December 2016) to mitigate the geographical spread of the epidemic. The extension will allow the National Society to intervene in two newly affected communes, namely Keita and Tahoua, both located in Tahoua region. The extension will also allow the National Society to set up preparedness teams in the regions located in the South of Tahoua, namely Zinder, Maradi, Tillabery, Dosso.

30 Nov 2016 description

Bulletin d’information sur les flambées épidémiques

Le 30 août, le Ministère de la santé du Niger a notifié à l’OMS des décès inexpliqués de personnes ainsi que des décès dans le bétail dans la région de Tahoua au Niger. Le 23 septembre, des échantillons humains et animaux ont été examinés à l’Institut Pasteur de Dakar (IPD) et ont donné un résultat positif pour la fièvre de la vallée du Rift, par PCR, ainsi que pour des IgM spécifiques confirmant la première flambée épidémique de fièvre de la vallée du Rift au Niger.

25 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • 11 security incidents were registered in Diffa in October, including an attack on the health centers of N’Garwa and of Gueskerou, where people displaced from Niger and Nigeria receive care. No casualties were reported, but medical supplies, essential medicines and RUTF were looted.

24 Nov 2016 description

Regional emergency outbreak response is being further intensified, amid humanitarian crisis and insecurity.

Experts from across the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partnership convened an emergency meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, from 3 – 5 November. Led by senior epidemiologists from the governments of Nigeria and neighbouring countries, the group examined a detailed review of the current impact of the outbreak response, and identified area-specific challenges and prioritized operational plans accordingly.

21 Nov 2016 description

The quest of the last 15 years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) taught us that Global Goals can motivate and help sustain leaps in human progress. It also taught us that the specifics matter. In some places, the MDGs became a widely-recognized, consistent and important driver of local progress; in others, the role and impact of the MDGs was more ambiguous. A lot depended on way the MDGs were implemented: if local change agents made them meaningful locally; if local leaders drew on their legitimacy and visibility; if they were employed to solve real-life problems etc.

19 Nov 2016 description



La situation humanitaire reste marquée par cinq crises majeures : l’insécurité alimentaire, la malnutrition, les épidémies, les inondations et les mouvements de population. En 2017, près de 1,9 million de personnes, dont 340 000 à Diffa, auront des besoins humanitaires dans au moins un secteur.