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17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IDP caseload in Nigeria’s Borno State increases by 135,290 people between December 2016 and January 2017

  • Recent report highlights that populations in northeastern Nigeria continue to face severe protection risks

  • Humanitarian support likely preventing deterioration in food security in Niger’s Diffa Region; further assistance required

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Feb 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • On 17 January, a Nigerian military jet accidentally bombs an IDP site in Rann locality, Borno state, killing at least 112 civilians, including six Nigerian Red Cross workers, and wounding 100.

  • The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Cameroon reaches 191,908 in the country’s Far North, more than doubling since 2015.

03 Feb 2017 description

Niger : soutien à des dizaines de milliers de personnes en 2016 dans la région de Diffa

Dans la région de Diffa, nous continuons d'apporter notre soutien aux populations déplacées et résidentes touchées par le conflit, en étroite collaboration avec la Fédération internationale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, la Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise et la Croix-Rouge nigérienne.

03 Feb 2017 description

Key Data

  • 2,4 millions displaced people
  • 7 millions food insecure people
  • 515,000 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)

Immediate Priorities

  • Food Assistance
  • Nutrition treatment
  • Protection and humanitarian access
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Livelihood
  • Contingency Plans
02 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food insecurity remains acute in Nigeria’s Borno State; populations in inaccessible areas could experience further deterioration in the coming year

  • Late February conference aims to mobilize political support and financial resources for humanitarian assistance in Lake Chad Basin Region

  • Measles vaccine campaign reaches 4.7 million children in northeastern Nigeria

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • Nine security incidents were registered in Diffa in December, including attacks by ex- Boko Haram and the kidnapping of nine people (including one infant). The attacks caused a movement of 583 households towards 2 spontaneous sites.

  • Children in Diffa are confronted with continuous attacks. In December one classroom was burned down, with learning materials looted; one young girl was kidnapped, which triggered the closing down of three local schools with 450 students (262 girls).

02 Feb 2017 description

HUMANITARIAN SITUATION

Niger remains in a cycle of chronic humanitarian crisis. The Boko Haram driven conflict in the Diffa region has aggravated the vulnerability of many people who were already living on the edge of survival before the crisis broke out. Approximately 1.9 million people in Niger will need humanitarian assistance in 2017, including 1.5 million in the nutrition sector and 1.3 million in the food security sector.

CERF RESPONSE

01 Feb 2017 description
report Oxfam

The devastation caused by Boko Haram and the military forces fighting them has plunged the people of far eastern Niger into a serious food crisis and has slashed their incomes to a tenth of what they were before, Oxfam warned today.

In Diffa, the far eastern region of Niger, the Government has closed markets, banned fishing and restricted access to land, fertiliser and fuel needed for red pepper farming. Red peppers were previously known as ‘red gold’ because of the money that their export brought into Niger. Cross-border trade with Nigeria and Niger is almost at a standstill.

01 Feb 2017 description

MAIN TARGETS FOR 2017

  • Conflict-affected people in the Diffa region, including IDPs and refugees, improve their diet and living conditions with six-month food rations and household items from the Red Cross Society of Niger and the ICRC.

  • Vulnerable communities hosting displaced people strengthen their economic security with agricultural supplies and equipment, donations of animal feed, and livestock health services from the ICRC.

01 Feb 2017 description

In this issue

US$2.66 billion required for the Sahel P.1

Lake Chad Basin: 11 million need assistance P.3

Unrest, funding shortfalls impede CAR response P.4

Regional update on epidemics P.5

Regional humanitarian news P.7

Sahel funding update P.8

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian partners require US$2.66 billion to assist 15 million in the Sahel in 2017.

26 Jan 2017 description

Le Mécanisme de Réponse Rapide (RRM) est lancé dans la région de Diffa depuis juin 2015 et officiellement endossé par l’équipe humanitaire pays en décembre de la même année. Le RRM est déclenché à partir d’une alerte humanitaire au profit de populations victimes de déplacements forcés datant de moins de trois mois dans des zones difficiles d’accès caractérisées en général par la rareté des acteurs humanitaires.