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27 Feb 2015 description

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Friday 2/27/2015 - 17:44 GMT

Boko Haram fighters have raided villages in northeast Nigeria on the border with Cameroon, apparently in reprisal for a Chadian offensive against its hideouts, residents told AFP on Friday.

Scores of heavily armed militants on Wednesday rampaged through more than a dozen villages in the Kala-Balge district in Borno state, shooting, hacking residents to death and razing homes.

27 Feb 2015 description

Une forte hausse atypique du prix du maïs dans le Lac Tchad affecte les ménages pauvres


  • Les récoltes de cultures de contre-saison (berbéré et maraichage) viennent de commencer dans le Sila, Guera, Batha, Mayo Kebbi, Chari Baguirmi et Moyen Chari. Elles renforcent le niveau de stock des ménages pauvres et très pauvres dans les zones ou la production pluviale de 2014 a été déficitaire.

27 Feb 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 08 février 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 4 315 cas et 94 décès (Let=2,2%) de choléra dans 6 pays. Ces chiffres ne prennent pas en compte les décès rapportés en RDC, en Cote d’Ivoire et au Ghana.

As of 08th February 2015, 4 315 cases and 94 deaths (CFR=2,2%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries. The figures are not taking into account cholera deaths notified in DRC, Ivory Coast and Ghana.

27 Feb 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Geneva, 27 February 2015

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

27 Feb 2015 description

Sorghum, maize, millet, cowpea, gari (fermented cassava starch), and rice are all found in Nigerian markets. Sorghum, millet and maize are widely consumed by most households, but especially in the north, and are used by various industries. Maize is mainly used by the poultry industry as a raw material for feed while sorghum is used by breweries for producing beverages. Sorghum and millet are important for households in the north, particularly the border markets where millet is also heavily traded with Niger. Gari is widely consumed by households in the south and some in the north.

27 Feb 2015 description

This month, Nigeria became the first polio endemic country to use inactivated polio vaccine in routine systems.

This February, Nigeria became the first polio endemic country to introduce the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization system. The Minister of Health, Dr Alhassan Khaliru, described this as “… a quantum-leap opportunity for Nigeria in the polio eradication endgame strategy”.

26 Feb 2015 description
  • The fourth meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee concerning the international spread of wild poliovirus was convened last week. Outcomes and the Committee’s final report will be made available on www.polioeradication.org.
26 Feb 2015 description

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Thursday 2/26/2015 - 19:33 GMT | 716 words

by Bukar HUSSAIN with Aminu ABUBAKAR in Kano and AFP Lagos

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited the scene of what is feared to be Boko Haram's worst massacre and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over.

But the Islamists gave a fresh indication of the scale of the task, with three separate bombings in the country's religiously tense central region and restive northeast that left at least 35 people dead.

26 Feb 2015 description

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Thursday 2/26/2015 - 14:56 GMT | 632 words


Nigerian presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday vowed to "lead from the front" in the fight against Boko Haram if elected in the country's forthcoming election.

The former military ruler, who rejected descriptions of him as a "dictator", also argued against further delays to the election and said a free, fair and peaceful vote would boost democracy in Africa.

26 Feb 2015 description

Niamey (CICR) – Le conflit qui sévit depuis plusieurs mois dans le nord-est du Nigéria s'est étendu au Niger voisin. Depuis le 6 février, plusieurs localités de la région de Diffa, dans l'extrême sud-est du Niger, sont le théâtre de combats et de violences qui ont fait de nombreuses victimes et provoqué le déplacement de milliers de personnes.

26 Feb 2015 description

Niamey (ICRC) – The conflict which broke out several months ago in north-eastern Nigeria has spilled over the border into neighbouring Niger. Since 6 February several areas in the Diffa region in the south-eastern corner of Niger have been the scene of fighting and violence which has caused many deaths and injuries and displaced thousands of people.

25 Feb 2015 description


A total of 99 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 22 February. Guinea reported 35 new confirmed cases. Cases continue to arise from unknown chains of transmission.

25 Feb 2015 description

Niamey - WFP has resumed providing food assistance to refugees and displaced people in the Diffa region of Niger, near the Nigerian border, after security concerns forced a temporary suspension of food distributions.

Following attacks by Nigerian militants at the beginning of February, thousands of refugees and host communities were forced to flee for their lives, and have been cut off from any assistance.

25 Feb 2015 description

Niamey - Le PAM a recommencé à fournir une assistance alimentaire aux réfugiés et aux personnes déplacées dans la région de Diffa au Niger, près de la frontière du Nigéria. Les distributions de nourriture avaient été suspendues temporairement, pour des raisons de sécurité.

A la suite de plusieurs attaques de militants Nigérians au début du mois de février, des milliers de réfugiés et de communautés hôtes ont été forcés de fuir pour survivre, et ont été privés de toute assistance.

25 Feb 2015 description

The draft concept of operations (CONOPS) for the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) set up to fight Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria and its border regions is to be reviewed by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) in the course of this week.

25 Feb 2015 description

Cote D’Ivoire
IDPs Begin to Return Home
Displaced populations in the country’s western Olodio locality and other areas are gradually returning to their villages despite lingering insecurity. Some 3,000 people fled their homes following armed attacks on Dahioké, Grabo and Irato areas in January. Humanitarian actors are assessing the possibility of food distributions in communities of return.

24 Feb 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | mardi 24/02/2015 - 20:30 GMT

Le gouvernement du Niger a annoncé mardi qu'il prolongeait l'état d'urgence dans la région de Diffa (sud-est), à la frontière avec le Nigeria, sous le feu du groupe islamiste nigérian Boko Haram depuis le début du mois.

24 Feb 2015 description

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen of the press, for giving me this opportunity to brief you on my recent visit to the Central African Republic and Cameroon. I did this visit jointly with the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Dr. Chaloka Beyani, and also with ECHO’s Director of Operations, Mr. Jean-Louis de Brouwer.

Our aim was to help focus the global spotlight on the complex and tragic humanitarian emergency that continues in the CAR and its impact on neighbouring Cameroon.