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02 Feb 2016 description

Snapshot 27 January – 2 February 2016

Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad: 86 people were killed and 62 injured, with 15 missing after Boko Haram set fire to Dalori, near Maiduguri in Borno state. The past week also saw attacks in Chibok that left 13 dead and 30 injured. 40 civilians were reported dead after Cameroonian troops announced they were carrying out a search for BH militants in the area. In Cameroon, 52 people were killed in BH attacks in January. In Chad, two suicide bombings in Lac region left three dead and 56 wounded.

02 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In November and December 10 attacks in Diffa region caused the massive displacement of over 100,000 people, including preventive displacement, towards Route Nationale 1. A total of 49 civilians and 2 soldiers were killed, including a young girl and 4 adolescents.

30 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- WFP reports 5.6 million food-insecure people in the region

- UN announces $31 million in emergency funding to assist vulnerable households

- Violence forces humanitarian actors to temporarily suspend response interventions in Chad

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Jan 2016 description

The following account is by Ahmed (not his real name), one of the thousands of migrants who travel through the Sahara including through Niger each year, where the blazing heat and dust challenges their very survival. They may find themselves trapped in the desert, destitute and unable to contact their families. Many lose their lives on the journey.

There were several dozen people and we were on two trucks, going towards the Algerian border.