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16 Apr 2015 description
  • El salto a Níger del conflicto en el norte de Nigeria agrava la situación humanitaria y ejerce una gran presión sobre la población de acogida y los recursos disponibles.

  • Más de 100.000 personas, nigerianos y nigerinos, necesitan asistencia en las regiones al sur del país, en la frontera con Nigeria.

  • Acción contra el Hambre pone en marcha una intervención de emergencia en la región de Diffa para cubrir necesidades de agua y saneamiento de poblaciones desplazadas y de acogida.

Madrid, 16 de abril de 2015

16 Apr 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

HUMAN RESOURCES: SCALING UP OF UNICEF PRESENCE IN THE FIELD

• One UNICEF focal point in Diffa since 2013, in charge of monitoring UNICEF emergency response at sub-national level.

• HR support from Maradi Zonal Office and Niamey Office in Health, Nutrition, Protection, WASH, Education, Communication.

• Child Protection support from the Child Protection Rapid Response Team to coordinate the Child Protection sub Cluster.

14 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 9–14 April 2015

Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.

14 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Two health districts are affected by a meningitis epidemic; 11 are affected by measles.

  • 44 per cent of households interviewed in Diffa during February need immediate food assistance.

  • One quarter of Niger’s population is living in areas affected by a cereal deficit this year.

Meningitis and measles cases increase

14 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR launched the 2015 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) for the Nigeria situation on 9 April in Dakar. US$174,409,920 are being requested by 23 sister UN agencies and NGO partners to meet the needs of over 240,000 refugees and host communities in Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

  • Following the successful conclusion of the 28 March Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Nigerian people peacefully participated in the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections across the country, on Saturday 11 April 2015.

13 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

800,000 children forced to flee violence in Nigeria and region – UNICEF

A year on from the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, UNICEF focuses attention on devastating impact of conflict on children

DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 13 April 2015 – Around 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups – according to a new report from UNICEF.

09 Apr 2015 description

INTER-AGENCY REGIONAL REFUGEE RESPONSE AT A GLANCE

The aim of the appeal is to continue to mobilize support for a response to a deteriorating situation in Nigeria that worsened as insurgents expanded their deadly attacks also in the neighboring countries: Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Today with over a 1.2 million IDPs in Nigeria and over 192,000 have crossed the border to these neighbouring countries seeking safety and protection and the absorption capacity of the crisis by the region and the available basic services are overstretched.

09 Apr 2015 description

Country Strategy
- “fast lane” assistance - emergency activities in the sectors of shelter, health, water, food and non-food items, protection and the set-up and maintenance of camps/ sites for refugees
- “slow lane” assistance - support the resilience of individuals and to strengthen he access for all to the basic social services and needs

Nigeria Inter-agency Regional Refugee Response Plan 2015

09 Apr 2015 description

Key Messages:

  • The Nigeria Inter-Agency RRRP will address three target groups: Nigerian refugees in the three asylum countries; returning Niger nationals displaced by conflict; and host communities in the three countries.

  • Refugee protection within the context of the Nigeria situation will have a particular focus on child protection activities and responding to cases of violence, abuse and exploitation including SGBV and child and youth association with armed groups.

09 Apr 2015 description

INTRODUCTION

Violence in North-East Nigeria continues to escalate; in early 2015 insurgents carried out deadly armed attacks in the states of Bauchi, Gombe, Kano and Taraba resulting in territorial gains.

08 Apr 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Deux districts sanitaires sont touchés par une épidémie de méningite contre 11 districts affectés par une épidémie de rougeole.

  • 44 pour cent des ménages enquêtés à Diffa en février ont besoin d’une assistance alimentaire immédiate.

  • Un quart de la population vit dans les zones affectées par le déficit céréalier de cette année.

Plus de cas méningite et de rougeole qu’en 2014

08 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 1–8 April 2015

Iraq: Violence, looting and serious human rights violations were reported as Iraqi forces and affiliated groups recaptured Tikrit. There are numerous booby traps and tensions are reportedly rising between government forces and militias. Elsewhere, IDPs are returning: tens of thousands have gone home to Diyala, Ninewa and Al Alam in Salah al Din since February.

01 Apr 2015 description

Editorial: «Le Sahel, un espace menaçant et menacé»

Le Sahel n’est pas une région comme une autre. Longtemps considérée comme l’une des régions les plus pauvres au monde, le Sahel se trouve aujourd’hui simultanément confronté aux effets pervers du changement climatique, au terrorisme, à la montée en puissance du crime organisé transfrontalier, et à la prolifération d’armes et de milices, face à des pays dépourvus de capacités administratives, économiques, militaires, policières et douanières adéquates pour affronter ces multiples périls.

01 Apr 2015 description

Editorial: "The Sahel, a threatening and threatened space"

The Sahel is not a region like any other.

Long regarded as one of the poorest in the world, the Sahel is now simultaneously faced with the adverse effects of climate change, terrorism, the rise of cross-border organized crime, and the proliferation of weapons and militias, affecting countries lacking the required administrative, economic, military, police and customs capacity to deal with these multiple perils.

31 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 25–31 March 2015

Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.

30 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • The Nigerien Government launched an emergency plan1 of 45 billion CFA francs (about US$72 million)2 to respond to Diffa’s humanitarian crisis. The plan targets 363,200 people between 25 March and 31 December 2015.

  • Regional authorities and humanitarian actors conducted a rapid needs assessment following last month’s attacks in Bosso and Diffa. Food and water are urgently needed.

  • On 24 February, the Government placed the state of emergency in Diffa region on hold for three months.

30 Mar 2015 description
report World Vision

World Vision created a resource center for hand pump maintenance in 2011 to overcome the recurring spare parts accessibility problem in Dan Goulbi municipality located in Kornaka West ADP. Today the center has repair artisans organized in network that work in collaboration with the municipality.

25 Mar 2015 description

United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has approved US$28 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving relief work for people fleeing violence in Nigeria.

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