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30 Jan 2015 description

Following the 3 January attack by Boko Haram in Baga, Borno State, in northern Nigeria, 5,000 displaced people arrived at the ‘Teacher Village’ camp in Maiduguri, the state capital, where MSF is assisting them. Our teams are also working in neighbouring Niger where refugees continue to arrive. With the upcoming risk of electoral violence, MSF teams in the south of Nigeria are preparing an emergency response plan.

30 Jan 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

In Chad, 3.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. That is nearly one fourth of the 13,2 million population, signaling the high vulnerability levels throughout the country. Under-five mortality dropped between 2009 and 2012 but remains the third highest rate in the world.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Since 2011, an estimated 15.5 million people in the northeastern states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe have been adversely affected by the Boko Haram insurgence. An inter-agency assessment mission in May 2014 showed that the number of IDPs had almost reached 647,000 but more recently the Presidential Initiative for the North East (PINE) estimated that there are 1.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the six states of that region.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UNAIDS

Ahead of the African Union Summit, former Presidents of Malawi, Mali, Nigeria and South Africa are among the new Champions committing to Fast-Tracking access to HIV prevention and treatment services in sub-Saharan Africa.

JOHANNESBURG/GABORONE, Botswana, 23 January 2015—Today, the Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation (Champions) announced that four leaders are joining their distinguished ranks.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UNAIDS

À quelques jours du sommet de l’Union africaine, les anciens Présidents du Malawi, du Mali, du Nigéria et d’Afrique du Sud comptent parmi les nouveaux Champions qui s’engagent en faveur d’une accélération de l’accès aux services de prévention et de traitement du VIH en Afrique subsaharienne.

JOHANNESBURG/GABORONE, Botswana, 23 janvier 2015 – Le groupe Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation (Champions pour une génération sans sida) vient aujourd’hui d’annoncer que quatre leaders avaient rejoint leurs rangs déjà composés d’éminentes personnalités.

30 Jan 2015 description

Les rapports sur les perspectives de la sécurité alimentaire de FEWS NET pour janvier à juin 2015 au Sahel et en Afrique de l’ouest sont basés sur les hypothèses régionales suivantes établies en fin décembre 2014:

PERFORMANCE DE LA SAISON

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30 Jan 2015 description
report UNAIDS

The World Health Organization reports that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has so far claimed 8800 lives. Almost 500 of the dead were health-care workers. However, the worst is over—fewer than 100 new cases were reported in the week up to 25 January and the international response is now moving from slowing transmission to ending the epidemic.

As the number of new Ebola infections continues to fall in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, survivors are organizing themselves in associations and groups to facilitate their reintegration and rehabilitation in the community.

29 Jan 2015 description
report AlertNet

Author: Chris Arsenault

ROME, Jan 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of small farmers in northeastern Nigeria are facing eviction from their ancestral lands without consultation or compensation to make way for a U.S.-owned rice plantation, according to a report released on Wednesday.

A new 30,000 hectare rice plantation, owned by Oklahoma-based Dominion Farms, will displace up to 40,000 people in Taraba state, said Mariann Bassey Orovwuje, a spokeswoman for the NGO Friends of the Earth Nigeria, one of the environmental and activist groups behind the report.

29 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF is requesting US$42.5 million to meet the humanitarian needs of children in Niger in 2015.

29 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF is requesting US$40.2 million to meet the humanitarian needs of children in Cameroon in 2015.

29 Jan 2015 description

CAMP DE DAR ES SALAM, Tchad, 28 janvier (HCR) – Des milliers de réfugiés nigérians sont déjà arrivés dans l'ouest du Tchad par canoé ce mois-ci. Leurs témoignages sur la situation au nord-est du Nigéria sont poignants et le HCR se prépare à d'autres afflux du fait de la poursuite des violences.

Plus de 14 000 personnes ont traversé le lac Tchad depuis début janvier quand des militants ont attaqué leurs maisons dans et autour de la ville de Baga, au nord-est du Nigéria, en brulant les maisons, en tuant des centaines de personnes et en kidnappant d'autres.

29 Jan 2015 description

1/29/2015 - 16:07 GMT

Nigeria's main opposition party on Thursday accused the government of blocking foreign journalists from covering next month's elections and urged international monitors to press for access.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) claimed there had been a "systematic denial of visas" by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

29 Jan 2015 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
INSECURITY HAMPERS AID ACCESS
Humanitarian access continues to be hindered by various constraints, particularly violence against civilians and workers, interference with the implementation of humanitarian activities and active hostilities. Up to 21 January, 31 security incidents (four against aid workers) were reported. A French aid worker and a UN staff member were briefly kidnapped this month.

29 Jan 2015 description
report Peace Direct

January 29 2015: Nigeria’s election campaign is hotting up. With voters going to the polls in two weeks’ time, incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan is facing mounting pressure and continuing violence. Kevin McCann reports from a debate at the Royal African Society on what is at stake in Africa’s richest country.

29 Jan 2015 description
report Amnesty

The conflict in Nigeria has taken the lives of thousands of men, women and children, many at the hands of armed group Boko Haram. Here’s everything you need to know about the group that is causing turmoil in Africa’s most populated nation.

What is Boko Haram?

The group called Jama atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda a Waati Wal Jihad, better known as Boko Haram (which roughly translates as “Western education is forbidden”), is an armed group that opposes secular authority.

29 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 11 janvier 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 1 636 cas et 33 décès de choléra (Let=2%) dans 6 pays. On observe :

• une létalité élevée sur le littoral (River State) au Nigeria supérieure à 11% ;

• un risque de dispersion de l’épidémie nigériane sur le litoral Camerounais (Douala) ;

• une extension de l’épidémie dans 3 districts du li+oral en Côte d’ivoire affectant les communautés de pêcheurs (migrants) et un risque de dispersion vers le li!oral libérien et sierra-léonais.

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