- Nigeria UNHCR Weekly Update, 11- 18 May, 2016
- FSC Monthly Briefing Food Security Working Group for the Northeast Region of Nigeria (April 2016)
- Nigeria UNHCR Monthly Update April 2016 Issue #1
Appeals & Funding
- Lake Chad Basin Emergency: Humanitarian Needs and Response Overview 2016
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP): Jan-Dec 2016
Between August 2015 and 17 May 2016, WHO has been notified of 273 cases of Lassa fever, including 149 deaths in Nigeria. Of these, 165 cases and 89 deaths have been confirmed through laboratory testing (CFR: 53.9%). The cases were reported from 23 states in Nigeria.
Since August 2015, ten health care workers (HCW) have been infected with Lassa fever virus, of which two have died. Of these ten cases, four were nosocomial infections.
Description of the disaster
Since July 2014, a large number of Nigerian refugees have been registered by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Cameroon, specifically in the Mayo Tsanaga Division of the Far North Region, where the Minawao camp is located. By July 2015, UNHCR reported about 57,376 refugees in the region: 44,889 are hosted in the Minawao camp, while the remaining 12,487 are within the host communities.
At a meeting today in the United Nations Security Council on the situation in the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa, senior UN officials stressed that climate change plays a direct role in the region's security, development and stability by increasing drought and fuelling conflict.
Nigeria - The French Embassy in Nigeria and IOM Nigeria have signed an agreement for a nine-month project aimed at providing psychosocial support to conflict-affected people in the North East of the country. The project will target the two states most affected by displacement – Adamawa and Borno.
The project is designed to strengthen existing IOM psychosocial response and assistance to people affected by the humanitarian crisis that has developed in Nigeria due to the Boko Haram insurgency, especially the North East.
Niger - Through its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), IOM has recorded a total of 60,970 migrants passing through the transit towns of Arlit and Séguédine in the Agadez region of Niger between February and April 2016. Of this total, 44,890 were recorded leaving Niger, while 16,080 were migrants entering the country. Niger is a transit country for West African migrants travelling to and from Algeria and Libya.
Buni Yadi, Nigeria | AFP | Friday 5/27/2016 - 11:04 GMT
by Aminu ABUBAKAR
More than two years after being attacked by Boko Haram, piles of blackened furniture, iron bed frames and computers still litter the burnt-out shell of the Federal Government College in Buni Yadi.
The corrugated iron roofing has caved in and the eerily silent school compound in Yobe state, northeast Nigeria, is overgrown with shrubs and grass.
Italy - IOM reports an estimated 194,611 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through May 25. Fatalities – including some 100 still missing – IOM estimates at 1,475 through 26 May 2016.
Flavio Di Giacomo of IOM Rome notes that 37,363 migrants and refugees arrived on Italian shores through 25 May, including all rescued individuals brought ashore so far this week. That total will certainly climb today (27/5), as some 10,000 migrants and refugees have been rescued in the region since Monday, 23 May.
Violence has been increasing in the Niger Delta over the last several years. According to data formatted and integrated onto the Peace Map, in Quarter 1 of 2016, the number of fatalities reached the highest point since the end of the militancy, in late 2009.
194,611 arrivals by sea in 2016
1,375 dead/missing published 10:00 CET 27 May
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
Reduced rainfall expected to alleviate flooding concerns in the Shabelle River basin
Africa Weather Hazards
Despite more favorable rainfall along the coast during the last week, low and poorly-distributed rainfall during April and May has led to moderate moisture deficits over Liberia, portions of eastern Guinea Conakry, Cote d’Ivoire, and western Ghana.
265 Epidemic focus: Lassa Fever
266 Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, April 2016– conclusions and recommendations
265 Gros plan sur les épidémies: Fièvre de Lassa
266 Réunion du Groupe stratégique consultatif d’experts sur la vaccination, avril 2016 – conclusions et recommandations
Lejla Hodzic examines the December 2015 events in Zaria, Nigeria, and considers their implications for the issue of missing persons in Nigeria and beyond
by Kieran Guilbert | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 26 May 2016 15:03 GMT
DAKAR, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From displacement and deaths to funding and food prices, a new data map will enable aid agencies to compare and contrast various needs in a humanitarian crisis and boost their response, according to the U.N. team behind it.
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