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02 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Limited funding has resulted in WFP reducing its assistance in the country. If no new contributions are received, WFP will be forced to reduce even further its food/cash assistance to vulnerable populations, school meals and nutrition activities.

  • Since the start of the year, WFP has assisted over 200,000 people through Food For Asset activities.

  • New Cash Based Transfers distributions are ongoing in the Diffa region. Over 27,300 people have been reached.

Operational Updates

02 May 2016 description

Weekly trends can fluctuate due to security conditions in the region, the political climate in Niger and neighbouring countries, presence of migrants at the flow monitoring points and availability of transport and opportunities. For more detailed analysis see the flow monitoring survey reports.

01 May 2016 description

N'Djamena, Chad | AFP | Saturday 5/1/2016 - 03:42 GMT

by Valérie LEROUX

With US and European support, African states threatened by Boko Haram are out to smash the militant Islamist group terrorising the region -- but a coordinated response is required if they are to succeed.

A regional offensive launched early last year against the group by Chad, and Nigeria under new President Muhammadu Buhari has seen Boko Haram driven out from numerous towns and villages that it controlled in northeastern Nigeria.

30 Apr 2016 description
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Sharp food price increases further limit food access for poor households in the Northeast

KEY MESSAGES

30 Apr 2016 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 29 April 2016
Subjects: (1) Mozambique
(2) Nigeria

(1) Mozambique

30 Apr 2016 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 18 April 2016

The European Commission today announced the introduction of 20 new measures in the Sahel region and Lake Chad Basin, worth over EUR 280 million in total.

The European Commission today announced the adoption of 20 new measures to assist the Sahel region and the Lake Chad Basin under the 'Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa'.

29 Apr 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

Poverty, demographic pressure and recurrent shocks (droughts, floods, epidemics, and high food prices) are among the key causes of vulnerability amongst households and communities.

Insecurity in neighboring countries, notably Mali and Nigeria, has led to displacements to Niger. In addition, the country is experiencing internal displacement of people due to armed attacks by insurgents that have been occurring in Diffa since Feb 2015.

29 Apr 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS*

Continued forced displacement, killing and secuirty incidents due to insurgency situation.

An estimated 13.7 million people are affected by the food insecurity in the northern parts of Nigeria, including 7 million in the Northeast states of Adamawa, Borno, Yobe - out of which 2.5 million are in urgent need of food assistance.

Unproportionate resources to address the needs of displaced families such as shelter, health care, WASH, NFIs, education and psychosocial support.

29 Apr 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

Recurring natural disasters such as droughts and floods combined with the volatility of markets, pushed many households and communities into chronic vulnerability.

Conflict in northern Nigeria and CAR continue to displace refugees to Cameroon, and causes internal displacements. In addition, increasing insecurity in the far North of Cameroon and along the border of CAR hampers humanitarian access.

Poor coverage of sanitation and access to clean water remain the main causes of malnutrition and water-borne diseases

29 Apr 2016 description

Greece - IOM reports an estimated 183,017 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through April 27. Latest fatalities stand at 1,244.

IOM Rome spokesperson Flavio Di Giacomo said Thursday that 1,400 migrants rescued through last weekend have been brought to shore in recent days. Additionally, 237 migrants were brought to Italy’s Lampedusa island on Thursday night.

29 Apr 2016 description

183,017 arrivals by sea in 2016

1,244 dead/missing

published 10:00 CET 29 April

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

29 Apr 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

29 Apr 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In March, 7 incidents were registered in Diffa region with 22 casualties (16 civilians), including 3 girls between ages 12-15 with explosive belts who were killed by security forces before they were able to detonate their explosives.

28 Apr 2016 description

This World Immunization Week, we are closer than ever to the target of a world free of polio, with just two remaining polio endemic countries- Afghanistan and Pakistan. Read more about what remains to be done to carry the world across the threshold here.

28 Apr 2016 description

Kaduna, Nigeria | AFP | Thursday 4/28/2016 - 15:49 GMT

by Aminu ABUBAKAR

The mass grave lies just outside the city of Kaduna in northern Nigeria, but apart from the recently turned ochre soil there's nothing to indicate what might lie beneath.

This is where public officials and human rights groups say the bodies of some 350 people, including women and children, were dumped by the military under the cover of darkness.

28 Apr 2016 description

Since 2007, Generations For Peace has trained 8,920 volunteers from 50 countries, and with our support, volunteer-led programmes have reached 229,020 children, youth, and adults in communities facing different forms of violence. Our cascading model, in which volunteers we have trained directly (1st generation) go on to train other 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even up to 6th generation volunteers in their communities, increases our reach and reinforces the sustainability of our efforts.