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18 Apr 2015 description

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Saturday 4/18/2015 - 11:52 GMT

A "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives in a southeastern Nigerian town, the government said Saturday.

"Seventeen people have died of the mysterious disease since it broke out early this week in Ode-Irele town," the government spokesman for Ondo state, Kayode Akinmade, told AFP by telephone.

17 Apr 2015 description

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Friday 4/17/2015 - 17:51 GMT

Islamist fighters from Nigeria's Boko Haram group have killed at least 10 civilians in a cross-border raid on a village in northern Cameroon, security sources told AFP on Friday.

"Boko Haram attacked the village of Bia overnight" Thursday to Friday, one source said, on condition of anonymity. "The toll is 10 civilians killed and a large number of livestock stolen."

A source within the administration said there had been "a dozen deaths" in the raid.

17 Apr 2015 description

Yaoundé, Cameroun | AFP | vendredi 17/04/2015 - 17:29 GMT

Dix civils ont été tués dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi au Cameroun dans un village de la région de l'Extrême-Nord lors d'une attaque des islamistes nigérians de Boko Haram, a appris l'AFP de sources sécuritaires.

"Les Boko Haram ont attaqué cette nuit le village de Bia. Le bilan est de dix civils tués et d'un important stock de bétail emporté", a affirmé vendredi sous couvert d'anonymat une source sécuritaire.

17 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation of displaced people in North-East in numbers

• The Psychosocial Support Programme is operational in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa with 30 new centres having been established in Borno and Yobe. Training was carried out in Adamawa for 34 partners/stakeholders engaged in the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on grave violations of children’s rights.

17 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USD$ 28 million allocated from UN Central Emergency Fund to assist people affected by Boko Haram’s insurgency.

  • Boko Haram, insecurity exert misery in Cameroon’s Far North Region.

  • Millions of people in Ebola-affected countries risk serious food shortages during the June-August lean season.

  • Significant drop in EVD cases recorded in March.

17 Apr 2015 description

Welcome to the April issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) and also on the ACLED website.

17 Apr 2015 description
report UN News Service

16 April 2015 – During a speech delivered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. this evening, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined the gravity of the situation in Yemen, saying the country in “in flames” and pointing out how the current crisis is multiplying the already high levels of suffering and insecurity faced by many in the population.

16 Apr 2015 description

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Thursday 4/16/2015 - 23:40 GMT

​Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday told the United Nations his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.

The outgoing leader said in a statement he wanted the UN to focus instead on helping to rebuild communities and assist those affected by the six-year Islamist insurgency.

16 Apr 2015 description
  • 12 April marked 60 years since Jonas Salk’s inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) was launched, enabling children to be protected against polio for the first time. Read more.
  • The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) is meeting this week in Geneva, and will review the current epidemiological situation for polio and provide updates on readiness for oral polio vaccine withdrawal.
16 Apr 2015 description

Despite a relative lull in attacks since the March 2015 presidential elections, the insurgency by militant group Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria is far from over and needs continue to rise. Violence perpetrated by the group is the primary driver of a reported 1.2 million people fleeing to other parts of the country. Mass abductions of women and girls, such as the Chibok schoolgirls in 2014, has become a trademark tactic. During the second half of 2014 and early 2015, internal displacement at the hands of Boko Haram was also reported within neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

16 Apr 2015 description

Yaoundé, le 15 avril 2015: Depuis bientôt deux ans, le Cameroun a été témoin de l’arrivée des dizaines de milliers de réfugiés déversés au niveau de ses frontières, à mesure que les gens fuient l'instabilité persistante au Nigeria voisin. Actuellement, 34 996 nigérians ont trouvé refuge au Cameroun, avec 2 670 nouveaux réfugiés dans le pays, au mois de janvier. Par ailleurs, 30 000 hommes, femmes et enfants ont été identifiés comme étant déplacés à l'intérieur du Cameroun à la suite du débordement des violences transfrontalières.

16 Apr 2015 description

15 April 2015, Yaoundé: For almost two years, Cameroon has witnessed tens of thousands of refugees pour across its borders as people flee ongoing instability in neighbouring Nigeria. Currently, 34,996 people have sought refuge in Cameroon, with 2,670 entering the country in January alone. A further 30,000 men, women and children have been identified as being internally displaced within Cameroon as violence has spilled over the border.

16 Apr 2015 description
  • El salto a Níger del conflicto en el norte de Nigeria agrava la situación humanitaria y ejerce una gran presión sobre la población de acogida y los recursos disponibles.

  • Más de 100.000 personas, nigerianos y nigerinos, necesitan asistencia en las regiones al sur del país, en la frontera con Nigeria.

  • Acción contra el Hambre pone en marcha una intervención de emergencia en la región de Diffa para cubrir necesidades de agua y saneamiento de poblaciones desplazadas y de acogida.

Madrid, 16 de abril de 2015

16 Apr 2015 description

GRANDE LIGNES

 Suite à la découverte d’explosifs et aux attaques spontanées de Boko Haram à Tchoukoutalia et ses environs le 07, 09 et 13 Avril 2015, UNDSS a renforcé les mesures de sécurité. Dorénavant au moins deux véhicules sont exigés pour l’axe Ndjamena – Bol – Bagasola pour les missions.

16 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 22 mars 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 7,037 cas et 138 décès (Let = 2.0%) de choléra dans 6 pays.

*Ces chiffres ne comprennent pas les données de la RD Congo de la semaine 12.

As of 22nd March 2015, 7,037 cases and 138 deaths (CFR=2.0%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries.

*The figures are not taking into account DRC data for week 12.

16 Apr 2015 description
report Voice of America

Katarina Hoije

CHIBOK, NIGERIA—When rumors began circulating in January 2014 that Boko Haram planned to attack the girls’ secondary school in Chibok, Ruhab’s parents decided their daughter should stay at home. Now instead of doing her homework, she spends her days cleaning, cooking and washing clothes for her older brother.

“I forgot so many things that, if I have to go back to class now, if they ask me to write a paper, I cannot write now. ... I forgot many things in one year,” she said.