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20 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF response

• UNICEF is supporting the installation of Sayam Forage refugee camp, hosting over 1,200 refugees, by providing squatting plates, water bladders, NFIs and recreational and ECD kits to UNHCR to ensure access to water and sanitation and support safe spaces for children as part of child protection.

19 May 2015 description

Iraq: Islamic State have taken control of Ramadi. 500 died and 42,840 people fled fighting in the city over 16–17 May, adding to the 180,000 displaced in Anbar since early April. Access to new IDPs in Habbaniyah, Khadiyah district, is limited due to insecurity, and health concerns are growing.

18 May 2015 description


  • Following the insurgent attack on the island of Karamja on 25 April, during which 46 Niger soldiers and 28 civilians were killed, Niger authorities in the Lake Region have ordered thousands of people in villages on the islands to evacuate.

  • UNHCR has completed the distribution of NFIs in 5 north-eastern States (i.e. Adamawa, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe and Yobe) meeting the projected target of 13,000 households, which include 65,000 individuals selected among the most vulnerable IDPs.

17 May 2015 description

AMOUNT: EUR 122 608 841


The humanitarian situation in Nigeria and neighboring countries such as Niger has worsened over the first months of 2015. An amount of EUR 6 959 205 from the Natural disaster specific objective of financing Decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000 has to be shifted to the Manmade disaster specific objective to cover unforeseen needs.

16 May 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Sat, 16 May 2015 04:30 GMT

Author: Reuters

By Daniel Flynn

DAKAR, May 15 (Reuters) - At least as many migrants may be dying of hunger and thirst in the Sahara as are drowning in the Mediterranean during this year's huge surge of human trafficking from Libya to Europe, the International Organization for Migration said on Friday.

Read more on AlertNet.

14 May 2015 description

The armed conflict between Boko Haram and various armed forces is spreading from Nigeria into the surrounding countries of Niger, Cameroon and Chad. This is one of the worst humanitarian crises facing Africa now. The violence has forced over a million people out of their homes, seeking shelter wherever they can find it.

32 year old Maryam Mohammed abandoned everything she owned when she grabbed her children and left her home town of Michika in north-eastern Nigeria nearly eight months ago.

13 May 2015 description

MSF est l'une des rares organisations à venir en aide à cette population vulnérable

13 May 2015 description


  • As of 7 May, around25,700 people had left the Lake Chad villages islands at the request of the authorities. About 6,000 Nigerianshave chosen to return home.
  • Priority needs of newly displaced people include food, shelter and water.
  • The first relief efforts are ongoing.
  • The Prime Minister of Niger paid a visit to the displaced in Nguigmi to better understand their plight and offer support.
  • On 6 May, regional authorities and humanitarian actors conducted a rapid assessment mission inNguigmi.
13 May 2015 description

MSF provides assistance to Nigerian returnees fleeing Niger

Thousands of people who fled violence in Nigeria, have fled fighting on the islands of Lake Chad in Niger. Tens of thousands have arrived in towns next to Lake Chad in Niger while several thousands are returning to Borno state in their home country. Around 1200 refugees have returned so far to Nigeria, and a total of 4000 are expected. Most of them are women, elderly men and children. 25% of the returnees are under five years old.

12 May 2015 description

Snapshot 6–12 May 2015

Iraq: Conflict has escalated in a number of locations. In Anbar, fighting has displaced more than 47,000 in Karmah district, and more than 133,000 around Ramadi. Clashes between Islamic State and government forces have intensified around Baiji oil refinery, in Salah al Din.

12 May 2015 description

The 2014 Annual report of the ICRC is an account of field activities conducted worldwide. Activities are part of the organization's mandate to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war, and to promote respect for international humanitarian law.

Facts and figures

26.2 million people had access to water and sanitation improved.
Read more on water and shelter.

9.12 million people were provided with basic aid such as food.
Read more on aid distribution.

12 May 2015 description
report CARE

Over 80 per cent of refugees from Nigeria have found shelter in host families in Niger, most of them poor and chronically hungry themselves. This is an account of humbling hospitality and one woman’s strength.

“A cow has to carry her horns, even if they are heavy,” says Rahamatou Ousmane, a 42-year-old mother of five. Rahamatou is a resident of Nguel Kolo, a small village in Eastern Niger close to the border with Nigeria. So what exactly is the weight that Rahamatou is talking about?

12 May 2015 description



  • Nigeria situation: The 30th of April the Niger authorities ordered the evacuation of the Islands of Lake Chad located on the South East of N’Guigmi Departement in order to proceed to military operations in the fight against Boko Haram. It’s estimated that this evacuation will caused the displacement of around 30 000 people of Nigerien and Nigerian nationalities and third nationalities.

Durable Solutions

11 May 2015 description


  • The Niger authorities ordered the evacuation of the Islands of Lake Chad located on the South East of N’Guigmi Departement in order to proceed to military operations in the fight against the insurgents. This evacuation caused the displacement of around 30,000 people of Nigerien and Nigerian nationalities and third nationalities. Amongst this number 5,000 arrived in Diffa town and were installed in the MJC center (Maison de la Jeunesse et de la Culture).

11 May 2015 description

According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the number of Nigerians that have arrived from the Niger side of Lake Chad now stands at about 11,000.

This means the initial approximate number reported to be about 14,000 on 8 May has been revised. But even the current numbers are rough estimates and subject to change, say NEMA officials.

11 May 2015 description

Interview with Abdalla Hussein, MSF’s emergency coordinator in Diffa, Niger

With the arrival of thousands of people to Diffa town, fleeing from possible attacks by the armed group Boko Haram in the villages of Lake Chad, MSF has stepped up its response in the area to assist this population. The organisation has been working in the Diffa region since last December, assisting both local population and displaced persons and refugees. In this interview, Abdalla Hussein talks about MSF’s work in recent months.

08 May 2015 description


105,583 declared by local authorities in Diffa region
1,400 transferred to Sayam Forage camp


  • After the recent attacks in Diffa region, UNHCR, after consultations with authorities, decided that both Sayam Forage and Kablewa camps shall be open to all the displaced population (Nigerian refugees and Niger returnees).

07 May 2015 description

Faits saillants

• Au 7 mai, environ 25 700 personnes ont quitté les villages des îles du Lac Tchad à la demande des autorités et 6 000 nigérians ont choisi de retourner dans leur pays.

• Les besoins prioritaires de personnes nouvellement déplacées incluent les vivres, les abris et l’eau.

• Les premiers efforts d’assistance sont en cours.

• Le Premier ministre du Niger a effectué une visite à Nguigmi pour mieux soutenir les populations et s’enquérir de la situation des populations déplacées.

07 May 2015 description

Le rapport annuel 2014 sur la Coopération belge au Développement est disponible depuis le début du mois de mai, non seulement en ligne et sur papier, mais aussi sous la forme d'applications numériques(BE-COOPERATION) dans l'App Store (iOS) et sur Google Play store (Android).