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26 Aug 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

  • 4.5 million People severely food insecure (CH Phases 3, 4 and 5)

  • 2.4 million People internally displaced by ongoing crisis

  • 146 000 People reached by FAO to-date in 2016

  • USD 8 million needed under the 2016 HRP

KEY MESSAGES

  • Almost 4.5 million people face acute food insecurity in northeast Nigeria and require immediate assistance, according to the latest Cadre harmonisé analysis, released on 19 August.

26 Aug 2016 description

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Friday 8/25/2016 - 23:02 GMT-4

by Aminu ABUBAKAR

Starving and alone, five-year-old Umar was left for dead in a camp for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria.

The reason? He is the son of a Boko Haram fighter.

It took a Boko Haram widow to rescue Umar. Fatima Salisu had been held captive by the insurgents for 16 months and was forced to marry an Islamist fighter before she escaped to the camp outside the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

25 Aug 2016 description
report European Union

2016-08-25

FRAN QUARTELRY: ILLEGAL CROSSINGS DOWN IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2016

In the first quarter of this year, FRAN indicators on illegal border-crossing between border crossing points (BCPs), illegal stay and asylum eased after reaching record levels in the fourth quarter of 2015. Irregular migration pressure steadily decreased between January and March 2016, although it was still higher than in any previous first quarter since the FRAN data collection began in 2007.

25 Aug 2016 description

Le PMR est un rapport produit en collaboration avec les secteurs / clusters pays et régionaux1. Il présente les progrès réalisés au travers d’une analyse qualitative et quantitative des indicateurs de résultat du Sahel.

Le contexte

En 2014, une stratégie de réponse humanitaire triennale pour le Sahel a été mise en place afin de répondre aux besoins des populations les plus vulnérables dans 9 pays (Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Gambie, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger, Nigeria, Sénégal et Tchad).

25 Aug 2016 description
report UN News Service

25 août 2016 – Des années de violence causées par le groupe Boko Haram dans le bassin du Lac Tchad ont entraîné une aggravation de la crise humanitaire, forçant 1,4 million d'enfants à fuir et prenant au piège 1 million d'autres dans des zones difficiles à atteindre, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.

25 Aug 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

Refugees are finding new routes into the European Union. Swiss authorities have noticed a rise in border crossings from Italy.

Ueli Maurer represents the right-wing SVP party on the Swiss Federal Council and, as finance minister, is in charge of the Border Guard Corps. He is most concerned about migration routes between Switzerland's borders with Italy and those with Austria and Germany. He told Swiss media that several people had crossed without authorization recently.

25 Aug 2016 description

269.244 llegadas por mar en 2016
3.164 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 09:30 hs. (horario Europa Central) 23/8/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

25 Aug 2016 description

269,244 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.164 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 23 August
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

25 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Boko Haram violence in Lake Chad region leaves children displaced and trapped

Download the report and multimedia content here: http://uni.cf/2bVEGu6

DAKAR, 25 August 2016 – Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa’s Lake Chad basin have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still trapped in hard-to-reach areas, UNICEF said in a report released today.

25 Aug 2016 description

Niger is a significant transit country for migration between West and Central and Northern Africa. There are several reasons for this such as for example, the strategic geographical position of Niger in relation to Libya. Libya is one of the main launching points for boats crossing the Mediterranean towards Europe. Many migrants go to Libya hoping to find a passage towards Italy and many of the migrant deaths that occur in the Mediterrean occur in boats that left Libya.

24 Aug 2016 description

261.8 M required for 2016
75.2 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements
186.6 M funding gap for West Africa

24 Aug 2016 description
report UN General Assembly
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Increasingly Complex Conflicts with Devastating Impact on Children, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Warns General Assembly in Annual Report

23 Aug 2016

New York – In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.

24 Aug 2016 description

CAMEROON

SUICIDE ATTACK KILLS THREE IN MORA

On 21 August, a suicide bombing in Mora, in the Far North region, killed three people and left 27 seriously injured. The town hosts more than 20,000 IDPs and serves as a hub for humanitarian activities in the Far North. Mora also is central for cross border operations to Banki, in Nigeria. Following the attack, humanitarian activities in and around Mora were temporarily suspended.

CHAD

MULTIPLE ATTACKS IN LAC REGION

24 Aug 2016 description

CAMEROUN

UNE ATTAQUE SUICIDE TUE TROIS PERSONNES À MORA

Le 21 août, un attentat suicide à Mora, dans la région de l'Extrême-Nord a tué trois personnes et blessé gravement 27 personnes. La ville accueille plus de 20 000 personnes déplacées et sert de plaque tournante pour les activités humanitaires dans l'Extrême-Nord. Mora est également au centre des opérations transfrontalières vers Banki, au Nigeria. Après l'attaque, les activités humanitaires dans et autour de Mora ont été temporairement suspendus.

TCHAD

24 Aug 2016 description

The tenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the WHO Director-General on 11 August 2016.

The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine­derived polioviruses (cVDPV).

24 Aug 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

Two children paralysed in Borno state while vaccine-derived virus detected in Mathare and Eastleigh.

By Elizabeth Merab

In Summary

  • Ministry of Health experts have asked the government to boost immunisation across the country with special focus on areas with low coverage.

  • The new cases in Nigeria are a stark reminder that immunisation of children cannot stop, especially at a time when vaccine-derived polio virus is being detected in the environment.

23 Aug 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 269,244 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 21 August, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, where 104,141 migrants or refugees have arrived during 2016.

This is slightly lower than the number recorded through 2015’s first eight months, when a total of 354,618 arrivals were recorded crossing the Mediterranean, the majority from Turkey to Greece.