- WFP: Insecurity in northern Nigeria - Regional Impact Situation Report #1, 22 Jan 2015
- UNICEF Niger response for displaced children and women from North-East Nigeria, 12 Jan 2015
- OCHA Bulletin humanitaire décembre 2014
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Snapshot 21-27 January
Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.
Boko Haram (BH), meaning Western education is forbidden, an Islamist militant insurgent group based in northeastern Nigeria, has been carrying out armed attacks on civilian populations since 2011. In May 2013, the Government of Nigeria declared a state of emergency (SoE) in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states, which has been extended until November 2014. The security crisis continues to worsen, with growing numbers of victims, and the destruction of social and economic infrastructure, including the disruption of education services.
20 January 2015 – Women and children make up the vast majority of the latest wave of refugees fleeing violence in northern Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund warned today as it continued its efforts to provide basic assistance, including safe water, nutrition, health, education and protection services to affected children in the region.
Snapshot 14–20 January
Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.
0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
In order to respond to the national Preparedness and Response Plan for the Ebola virus disease in Burkina Faso, and on the basis of the contribution agreement concluded in December 2014 between the Commission and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) an additional amount of EUR 963 000 is allocated to the present HIP.
Niamey (CICR) – Les violences et le conflit dans le nord-est du Nigéria continuent d'avoir des répercussions sur la situation humanitaire des populations résidentes et déplacées dans la région de Diffa, dans l'extrême sud-est du Niger. Les combats qui se sont déroulés parfois à quelques kilomètres seulement de la frontière, ont obligé des milliers de personnes à fuir de nouveau et à trouver refuge dans la région de Diffa, dans des conditions humanitaires très précaires.
UNICEF response to date
• On 10 December 2014, the Government called on national and international solidarity to respond to the humanitarian situation in Diffa.
• UNHCR is setting up two refugee camps and one transit site in Diffa region for a total of approximately 14,000 refugees. UNICEF is supporting the installation by providing squatting plates and water bladders to UNHCR to ensure access to water and sanitation. In parallel, UNICEF will continue to support displaced people and host communities outside the camps.
Nigeria: Violence has escalated significantly in the northeast. Boko Haram killed more than 2,100 people in the first 11 days of the year. Most were killed in an attack on the town of Baga and surrounding settlements in Borno state, on Lake Chad. Up to 20,000 people were displaced. Other attacks took place in Maiduguri, Damaturu, and Potiskum.
Over the past three months, more than 25,000 people (residents, displaced people and returnees) have been aided by the ICRC, which worked closely with the Red Cross Society of Niger to deliver food aid for nearly 45,000 individuals in 2014. Of these, some 11,000 also received essential household items (blankets, tarpaulins, mosquito nets, mats, clothes and kitchen utensils).
On 12 December 2014, 10 cases of cholera was reported in the Chetimari area of Diffa region in Niger. By 14 December 2014, 91 cases and four deaths had been reported; and by 16 December this had risen to 137 cases, and eight deaths.
Snapshot 17 December – 6 January
Nigeria: A series of suspected Boko Haram attacks in Borno and neighbouring states have resulted in more than 80 deaths, 225 kidnapped, hundreds of homes burneds and thousands displaced.
Central African Republic: Nearly 200,000 people need nutrition assistance. Over 36,000 people are trapped in seven enclaves across the country; a group of 474 Fulani who fled to Yaloke months ago and now cannot leave are in particular need.
On December 17, 2014, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved a series of loans to Lake Chad Basin countries to be disbursed through its African Development Fund (AFD). The funds granted are US $18.30 million for Cameroon, US $29.94 million for Nigeria, US $19.52 million for Niger, US $3.21 million for the Central African Republic and US $7.83 million for Chad.
Le Conseil d'administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, ce 17 décembre 2014, une série d’accords de prêts en faveur des pays du Bassin du Lac Tchad, qui seront déboursés à travers le guichet de son Fonds africain de développement (FAD) : sont ainsi octroyés, respectivement, 18,30 millions de dollars EU pour le Cameroun ; 29,94 millions pour le Nigeria ; 19,52 millions pour le Niger ; 3,21 millions pour la République centrafricaine ; et 7,83 millions de dollars EU pour le Tchad.
Le Premier Ministre Nigérien a lancé, le 10 décembre, un appel à la Solidarité Nationale et Internationale pour l’assistance aux personnes déplacées du Nigéria vivant dans la région Diffa ainsi que les communautés qui les accueillent.
Le Ministère de la Santé a déclaré une épidémie de choléra dans la région de Diffa le 13 décembre 2014. Au total 228 cas dont 13 décès ont été enregistrés sur l’ensemble de la région à la date du 22 décembre 2014.
Snapshot 10–16 December
Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.
Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.
Un important flux de personnes déplacées du Nigéria a été enregistré dans la région de Diffa à la suite des attaques perpétrées par les groupes armés au nord-est du Nigéria.
Un quatrième camp de transit est ouvert dans la région d’Agadez pour l’accueil des migrants vulnérables refoulés ou en route pour le Maghreb et l’Occident.