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28 Nov 2014 description

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Friday 11/28/2014 - 12:32 GMT | 371 words

Civilian vigilantes working with the Nigerian military against Boko Haram on Friday said they had foiled a roadside bomb attack against worshippers at a mosque in a key northeast city.

The suspected remote-controlled device was planted by the side of the road in the Gamboru Market area of Maiduguri and was successfully defused by the police bomb squad.

28 Nov 2014 description

An attack earlier this week on Damassak, a town in Nigeria’s Borno State, killed up to 50 people and forced at least 3,000 to flee for their lives to Diffa region, in neighbouring Niger. Dammasak, which lies just a few kilometres from the Niger border, was reportedly captured by Boko Haram on 24 November.

28 Nov 2014 description

Italy - IOM’s team providing assistance to migrants arriving in Europe by sea from North Africa and the Middle East recorded another 18 migrants reported missing, and presumed dead this week. The reports came from fellow passengers rescued by commercial and military vessels patrolling increasingly wintery and dangerous Mediterranean routes.

28 Nov 2014 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 28 November 2014 (IRIN) -

More than 400,000 people in northeastern Nigeria, who have been forced to flee their homes due to ongoing violence by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, are in "urgent need" of assistance, humanitarian agencies say. This number is likely to increase as attacks against civilians escalate.

28 Nov 2014 description

11/28/2014 - 05:18 GMT

by Celia LEBUR

As the West fights to keep its youth from the grip of jihadists, Cameroon's Muslim leaders are struggling to respond to a recruitment drive by Nigeria's deadly Boko Haram.

In this remote northeast corner of Cameroon, some 450 young locals from the town of Kolofata alone joined up over the course of two months, deputy Prime Minister Amadou Ali said in August.

28 Nov 2014 description

Dakar, 27 Novembre 2014- Le Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire Général et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l'Ouest, M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, a effectué une mission à Yaoundé au Cameroun, du 23 au 25 novembre 2014.

28 Nov 2014 description

Déplacées du Nigéria vers Diffa : Environ 10 000 personnes sont arrivées au Niger à la suite des attaques de Damasack, le 24 novembre 2014

Contexte et faits majeurs

28 Nov 2014 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:09 GMT

Author: Reuters

YOLA, Nigeria, Nov 27 (Reuters) - A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing 40 people including five soldiers, witnesses and a security source on the scene said.

Read more on AlertNet.

27 Nov 2014 description

Faits saillants

  • Les attaques perpétrées par les groupes armés au nord-est du Nigéria ont entrainé des flux importants de populations à Diffa dans le courant du mois de novembre.

  • D’importants besoins humanitaires persistent au moment où le nombre de personnes déplacées continuent d’augmenter.

27 Nov 2014 description
report Voice of America

Moki Edwin Kindzeka

YAOUNDE— Cameroon officials say Boko Haram attacks have led to the closure of at least 130 schools near its northern border with Nigeria. Most students have left the area for safer places in the country’s interior.

Cameroon education officials say violent raids and kidnappings by the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram are taking their toll.

27 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

NEW YORK, 21 novembre 2014 – Un nouveau partenariat entre le Groupe de la Banque mondiale et l’Alliance mondiale pour des réchauds écologiques (Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves) s’emploiera à promouvoir l’adoption de modes de cuisson « propres » par 100 millions de ménages. Pour préparer leurs repas, ces ménages utilisaient jusqu’ici des fourneaux de faible rendement et des combustibles solides.

27 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

CIUDAD DE NUEVA YORK, 21 de noviembre de 2014. Una nueva e importante alianza entre el Grupo Banco Mundial y la Alianza mundial para la utilización de cocinas ecológicas (GACC, por su sigla en inglés) impulsará un proceso de transición para que 100 millones de hogares que aún utilizan cocinas ineficientes y combustibles sólidos para preparar los alimentos adopten maneras de cocinar no contaminantes.

27 Nov 2014 description

Weekly
November 28, 2014 / 63(47);1104-1107

E. Kainne Dokubo, MD1, Annabel Baddeley, MPH2, Ishani Pathmanathan, MD1, William Coggin, MSA3, Jacqueline Firth, MD4, Haileyesus Getahun, MD, PhD2, Jonathan Kaplan, MD1, Anand Date, MD1 (Author affiliations at end of text)

26 Nov 2014 description
  • In response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) in South Sudan, over 19,000 children were vaccinated last week in Bentiu Poc, where the two cases were reported. Outbreak response plans are in place to hold three rounds of supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) in high risk areas to stop transmission of the virus.

26 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There have been 15 935 reported cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), with 5689 reported deaths.

  • 600 cases were reported in the three most-affected countries in the past week.

  • Case incidence is stable in Guinea, stable or declining in Liberia, but may still be increasing in Sierra Leone.

  • Uncertainties in data preclude firm conclusions about progress towards UNMEER goals.

26 Nov 2014 description

CAPE VERDE
1,000 PEOPLE EVACUATED AFTER VOLCANO ERUPTION
On Fogo Island, the Pico do Fogo volcano erupted on 23 November prompting the evacuation of approximately 1,000 people from the Cha das Caldeiras village. An emergency situation has been declared for the island of Fogo and neighboring island of Brava. The government has provided social housing to be used as shelters. The volcano last erupted in 1995 and a larger eruption occurred in 1951.

26 Nov 2014 description

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | mercredi 26/11/2014 - 17:26 GMT

Une centaine de renforts médicaux nigérians sont attendus à partir de la fin de semaine en Sierra Leone pour lutter contre l'épidémie d'Ebola, a-t-on appris mercredi de sources officielles.

26 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Bonnes pratiques – Carte du risque en RCA

Suite à la flambée de cholera enregistrée entre le 01 et 06 Novembre dans les camps de réfugiés à l’Est du Cameroun à la frontière avec la RCA, le cluster WASH RCA a établi une carte du risque de propagation de l’épidémie (cf. figure 2).

Les mouvements de population ainsi que les ponts chauds cholera (marchés hebdomadaires et centre de transit) sont représentés sur la carte. L’objectif est de mettre en œuvre des activités bouclier contextualisées sur base d’investigation terrain.