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27 Nov 2015 description


  • Nigerian military frees more than 400 Boko Haram captives in October and November

  • Food insecurity persists in Boko Haram-affected areas in northeastern Nigeria

  • Cameroon grants UNHAS permission to operate humanitarian flights in the north of the country

  • Chad extends its declared state of emergency until March 2016


27 Nov 2015 description


· Au cours de cette semaine, les déplacements internes des populations se sont poursuivis dans la région à la suite des divers incidents sécuritaires survenus, ainsi environ 500 ménages d’environ 3000 individus se sont déplacés de villages de Tchoukoundi, Barwa et Bori pour s’installer au quartier Diffa Festival et dans les villages de Toumour et Garanna. La plus part de ces mouvements sont des déplacements préventives.

27 Nov 2015 description


  • In Nigeria, the security situation in the north-east is volatile as fighting continues between the insurgents and the Multinational Joint Task Force. The insurgents continue to sack communities, worship centres and other public structures in the north-east. The Nigerian Government recently unfolded a ‘North-East Marshall Plan’ (NEMAP) aimed at assisting those internally displaced by the insurgency.

27 Nov 2015 description

Besoins humanitaires et chiffres clés

Le contexte humanitaire reste marqué par l’insécurité alimentaire, la malnutrition, les mouvements de population, les épidémies et les inondations.

27 Nov 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | vendredi 27/11/2015 - 05:15 GMT | 728 mots


par Boureima HAMA

"Faute d'eau et d'herbe, mes bœufs et moutons sont morts un à un", se rappelle Toro, un berger peul originaire de Gadabédji, dans le centre du Niger, en resserrant le nœud du turban blanc qui le protège contre la forte canicule.

27 Nov 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Friday 11/27/2015 - 03:01 GMT | 655 words

by Boureima HAMA

When yet another drought wiped out his flock five years ago, Toro, a Fulani shepherd in Niger, decided to migrate to the capital Niamey, where he found work selling cell phones instead.

"Without water or grass, my oxen and sheep died, one by one," the lanky man in his 40s said, adjusting a white turban that protects him against the searing heat.

But now, living in the city "without my animals, I've lost my identity," he says.

24 Nov 2015 description

Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.

24 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Population movements continue to take place in the Lake Chad region as insecurity continues to deteriorate. The humanitarian community estimates at 82,782 the number of refugees, IDPs, returnees and thirdcountry nationals currently displaced in the Lake region. Of these, 52,300 are IDPs from the latest wave of massive displacement which began in July 2015.

23 Nov 2015 description

Interview with Dr Jean-Clément Cabrol, MSF Director of Operations

The Lake Chad region has become the epicentre of violence with continued attacks by the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) group, also known as Boko Haram. Government military operations in response are also contributing to mass displacement across the region. To date, over 2.5 million people have been made homeless as a result of violence in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is scaling up its medical and humanitarian response in the four countries.

17 Nov 2015 description

Yemen: 14.4 million people are now food insecure: two million more than in June and four million more than before the escalation of conflict in March. 7.6 million people are severely food insecure. Heavy fighting continues, in particular in Al Dhalee and Taizz governorates. Peace talks between Houthi and government representatives, which were expected to begin mid-November, are yet to take place.