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November 2015 – Trends

Deteriorated situations

Bangladesh, France, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela

Improved situations

Burkina Faso, Myanmar

December 2015 – Watchlist

Conflict risk alerts


  • Conflict resolution opportunities
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report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 1 Dec 2015 12:16 GMT

Author: Kieran Guilbert

By Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, Dec 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of schools in northeast Nigeria have reopened for the first time in a year and a half, though many teachers and pupils are reluctant to return because of persistent violence in the region, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Read the story on the Thomson Reuters Foundatio

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report Pact

by Shirley Ko

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day is Think Positive: Rethink HIV.

At Pact, we see lots of reasons to be positive.

In Nigeria’s Bayelsa state, more pregnant women are being tested for HIV and taking steps to protect their babies.

In Ethiopia, children are learning the basics of good health and HIV prevention just as they are reading and math.

In Ukraine, stigma surrounding HIV is slowly eroding, and local institutions responding to the disease are more robust.

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Recurring natural disasters such as droughts, floods, combined with 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.

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

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Snapshot 25 November–1 December 2015

  • Cameroon: New data indicate that 158,316 people are internally displaced – this is 65,000 more than the previous estimate. The vast majority have been displaced by Boko Haram-related violence, with fewer than 15% displaced by flooding and other natural disasters. Movement stays within Far North region, and Logone-et-Chari hosts around 60% of all IDPs.

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  • As of 30 November, the funding gap of the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$10.2 billion which means that 51 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.

  • During November, newly reported contributions to FTS totalled $241.3 million for humanitarian response: $68.4 million for South Sudan, $27.9 million for Iraq, and $13.3 million for Lebanon. So far in 2015, $2.2 billion in pledges remain outstanding.

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Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Tuesday 12/1/2015 - 14:26 GMT

More than 410 babies were born in the space of two months in camps for people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, the country's main relief agency said on Tuesday.

"Over 410 births were recorded between August and September" in the camps in Borno and Adamawa state, said the head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammad Sani Sidi.

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In recent years, violent insurgency has gripped the margins of Kenya, Mali and Nigeria. Militant Islamist groups have attacked civilian populations, state security personnel and political-administrative officials, spreading insecurity across large areas and exploiting the mistrust between societies at the margins and central authorities.

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Children Account for 20% of Maritime Arrivals to Europe in 2015: IOM and UNICEF

Germany - A new data brief produced by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre and UNICEF shows that children make up at least one in five of the 870,000 refugees and migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean Sea so far this year.

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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.

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  • On 8th November, attacks killed 4 people in Ngouboua and injured 14 others.

  • On 9th November, a state of emergency was declared in Lac Region and was extended up to March 22nd, 2016.

  • The estimated number of IDPs is approximately 53,639 of which 59.5% have already been registered.

  • Following the decision to relocate the IDP site of Kousseri and the refugee camp of Dar es Salam, the activities of humanitarian partners have on the whole slowed somewhat.

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Author, Copyright Holder: Maud Bakirdjian

In April 2014 violent attacks by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria forced 30000 Niger nationals and 8000 Nigerians to flee into the relative safety of Niger’s Diffa region.

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Faits saillants

  • De nouveaux attentats ont eu lieu à Ngouboua le 8 novembre, faisant quatre morts et 14 blessés.

  • L’état d’urgence a été déclaré dans la région du Lac le 9 novembre et prolongé jusqu’au 22 mars 2016.

  • Le nombre estimé de personnes déplacées internes s’élève à environ 53 639 dont 59,5% a déjà été enregistré.

  • Suite aux annonces de relocalisation du site de Kousseri et du camp de réfugiés de Dar es Salam, les activités des partenaires humanitaires ont dans l’ensemble quelque peu ralenti.

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African leaders called at a global climate summit Monday for the world to help save drought-stricken Lake Chad and avert an even greater flow of refugees fleeing to Europe.

Some 2.5 million people have been displaced from the fast-drying Lake Chad basin, according to the United Nations.

Besides fleeing the drought, many people are crossing international borders to flee the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

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Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Monday 11/30/2015 - 17:41 GMT

by Aminu ABUBAKAR with Boureima HAMA in Niamey

Boko Haram fighters killed eight people at the weekend in northeast Nigeria and southeastern Niger, in deadly raids that saw houses burnt and villagers kidnapped.

The attacks in Bam-Buratai, in Nigeria's Borno state, and in the Diffa region of Niger, happened on Saturday while there was another raid in Gulak, in Nigeria's Adamawa on Sunday.

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  • L’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle est critique dans le Sahel ouest avec des taux inquiétants.

  • Au Lac, l’insécurité complique l’accès humanitaire.

  • Le phénomène El Niño annoncé dans les pays du Sahel et le Tchad pourrait avoir un impact néfaste sur la sécurité alimentaire dans le pays.

  • Le Tchad participera à la Conférence de Paris sur le changement climatique, avec un plan d’adaptation et d’atténuation des risques.

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  • Food insecurity is critical in the Sahel West with alarming malnutrition rates.

  • In Lac, insecurity is making humanitarian access difficult.

  • El Niño could have a negative impact on food security in the country.

  • Chad will attend the Paris Conference on climate change, bringing a plan for adaptation and risk mitigation.

Food insecurity and malnutrition critical in Chad’s Western Sahel

Malnutrition crisis in Western Chad