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10 Dec 2016 description

Pediatric specialist Marco Olla worked in Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) malnutrition projects in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria. Here, he describes the scope of the crisis in Maiduguri, the medical impact of malnutrition on children, and the treatment provided by MSF teams.

As a pediatrician, how would you describe the current emergency in Borno?

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In November and December 2016, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) began making regular visits to Kolofata, a commune in Cameroon’s Far North region which hosts a large displaced population who are living without the basic necessities of life in an area devastated by war. Many humanitarian actors consider Kolofata, an area bordering Nigeria’s Borno State and terrorized by Boko Haram, to be inaccessible.

10 Dec 2016 description


  • Concerns over performance of 2016 cropping season in Far North Region due to civil insecurity

  • Prices of cereals around or slightly above yearearlier levels

  • Food security situation sharply deteriorated in 2015 and 2016 due to massive refugee influx and internal displacements

Concerns over 2016 cropping season in Far North Region

09 Dec 2016 description

At least 45 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Madagali in Adamawa state, officials say.

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09 Dec 2016 description
report European Union

Frontex News

In November, the number of migrants arriving in Italy fell by half from the previous month to 13 740. But the figure was still more than four times the total recorded in the same month of last year despite deteriorating conditions at sea. In the first 11 months of the year, more than 173 000 migrants were detected on the Central Mediterranean route, nearly a fifth more than in the same period of 2015.

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09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Esta nueva cifra revela por qué la labor de UNICEF en favor de los niños más vulnerables es todavía absolutamente necesaria, 70 años después de su fundación

NUEVA YORK, 9 de diciembre de 2016 – Un total de 535 millones niños y niñas –casi uno de cada cuatro– viven en países afectados por conflictos o desastres, a menudo sin acceso a ningún tipo de atención médica, educación de calidad o una nutrición y protección adecuadas, dijo hoy UNICEF.

09 Dec 2016 description

352,471 arrivals by sea in 2016

4,733 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 9 December

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

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09 Dec 2016 description

Regional Highlights

  • Humanitarian organizations have requested for US$1.5 billion in 2017 to assist 8.2 million people left destitute by the long-running Boko Haram-linked conflict cross the Lake Chad Basin. The violence has so far displaced around 2.4 million people, stoked high levels of food insecurity and malnutrition and accentuated the hardship and suffering faced by some of the world’s most deprived populations.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Un enfant sur quatre est confronté aux conflits ou catastrophes

Environ 535 millions d’enfants, soit près d’un sur quatre, vivent dans des pays touchés par des conflits ou des catastrophes. Ils sont souvent privés de soins médicaux, d’une éducation de qualité et d’une nutrition et d’une protection adéquates, affirme aujourd’huil’UNICEF.

09 Dec 2016 description

Nigeria - The humanitarian community will soon be able to better coordinate support for northeast Nigeria, where nearly seven million people are in need of life-saving assistance. This is thanks to the setting up of a humanitarian base camp and hub project, which will cover Borno, the state hardest hit by the Boko Haram conflict.

09 Dec 2016 description
report WaterAid

Imagine a doctor’s surgery with gallons of water lined up in jerry cans, purchased because the taps are dry. Lab technicians washing out excrement samples in hand basins without running water. As many as 40 patients a day with only one fetid, backed-up toilet in which to relieve themselves.

09 Dec 2016 description

In Numbers

1.8 m people displaced, of which 1.3 million in Borno and 0.13 million in Yobe States
(IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, October 2016)

4.4 m people food insecure in Borno and Yobe States
(Phases 3, 4 & 5 Cadre Harmonisé, October 2016)


09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Alerte au Cameroun: Les 27 cas rapportés ont été recensés en provenance de la prison de Kribi. Les pré-lèvements sont revenus néga&fs. Toutefois, les autorités remontent qu’il y a eu un problème de délai d'acheminement (4 jours) et du milieu de transport (pas de carry blair). Aucun conclusion ne peut être donné sur la confirma&on ou non de ces cas.