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Niger + 2 others
Niger: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 31 Jul 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Niger + 1 other
Niger : Timeline et réponse humanitaire sur la situation des personnes déplacées en provenance du Nigéria dans la région de Diffa (au 31 Juillet 2014)

Depuis le mois d’Avril 2014, entre 500 et 1.000 personnes fuient chaque semaine les violences au Nigéria et traversent la frontière pour trouver refuge dans la région de Diffa.

Depuis le début de la crise en mai 2013, on estime que plus de 70.000 retournés et réfugiés se sont installés à Diffa et ses environs. Les partenaires humanitaires dans la région renforcent leur présence et leur assistance.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 7 others
ECHO Factsheet – Nutrition – 2014

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • Fighting acute undernutrition is a priority for the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). €164 million of humanitarian assistance was allocated in 2013 alone. Through its funding ECHO contributes to addressing the root causes of this problem.

  • Women and children are particularly vulnerable to undernutrition, which has dramatic impact on morbidity, mortality but also on children's physical and cognitive development.

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Nigeria Price Bulletin July 2014

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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Nigeria Food Security Outlook, July to December 2014

Post-harvest Crisis acute food insecurity expected in conflict-prone areas of the northeast

Food Security Outlook

Key Messages

  • Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity continues in Borno and Yobe States as conflict impacts household food access. Access to households whose livelihoods and markets are significantly impacted by the conflict remains limited for government and other humanitarian organizations.

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World + 3 others
Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER), 1 August 2014, vol. 89, 31 (pp. 345–356) [EN/FR]

Cholera, 2013

In 2013, 47 countries reported a total of 129 064 cases of cholera including 2102 deaths, giving a case-fatality rate (CFR) of 1.63%. This represents a decrease of 47% in the number of cases reported compared to 2012 and this is the second consecutive year in which reported cholera cases declined. The number of reporting countries in 2013 was 47 compared to 48 in 2012.

Choléra, 2013

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Sierra Leone + 3 others
CARE Statement on Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Report
CARE

CARE is deeply concerned by the continuing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa and is committed to working closely with health officials in the region to help educate the public and end this outbreak.

The current Ebola outbreak is, by far, the deadliest-ever outbreak of this rare, severe and usually fatal hemorrhagic fever. 729 people have died so far in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. According to Nigerian health officials, a Liberian man died of Ebola on July 25 in Lagos, Nigeria, Africa’s largest city.

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Liberia + 3 others
AmeriCares Responds to West Africa Ebola Outbreak

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AmeriCares

Stamford, Conn. – July 31, 2014 – AmeriCares is sending emergency medical aid to West Africa for the worsening Ebola outbreak, including personal protective equipment for health workers that offers the only line of defense against the deadly virus. More than 700 people have died from the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and the first fatality was recently reported in Nigeria.

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Mali + 13 others
West Africa Price Bulletin Juy 2014

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

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Nigeria Aims to Transform Agricultural Sector

Report
Voice of America

Peter Clottey

Nigeria’s government plans to wean the country from years of overdependence on oil production by transforming the agricultural sector into the cornerstone of the economy, according to Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina.

Some Nigerians say lack of leadership and political will by several governments led to the neglect of the agricultural sector, the backbone of the country’s economy before the discovery of oil. Nigeria is currently Africa’s biggest oil producer.

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Guinea + 3 others
Maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest – mise à jour 31 juillet 2014

Bulletin d’information sur les flambées épidémiques 31 juillet 2014

Épidémiologie et surveillance

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Cameroon + 1 other
Boko Haram représente « une menace pour nous tous »

« Nous ne nous attendions pas à des attaques toujours plus lourdes contre notre pays. Que ce soit de façon indirecte ou directe nous sommes tous touchés par la menace de Boko Haram. Nous ne nous sentons désormais plus tranquilles ». C’est ce qu’ont raconté à la MISNA des sources religieuses contactées à Yaoundé, la capitale politique du Cameroun.

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Niger + 1 other
Le CERF alloue plus de 6 milliards de francs au Niger pour aider les réfugiés et retournés du Nigéria, et soutenir la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle à travers le pays.

Plus de 6 milliards de francs alloués au Niger pour aider les réfugiés et retournés du Nigéria, et soutenir la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle à travers le pays

(Niamey 31 Juillet 2014) Le Fonds central de réponses aux urgences du Système des Nations Unies (CERF) octroie au Niger un montant total de 13 181 281 dollars américains, l’équivalent de 6,3 milliards de francs CFA.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 13 others
Polio this week as of 31 July 2014

  • In Pakistan, three new cases have been reported, including one from Balochistan. It is the first case in this province since October 2012. However, four positive environmental samples were collected in 2014 from Quetta, Balochistan, the most recent of which on 20 June. This case is linked to these positive environmental samples, suggesting local circulation of WPV1 this year in this area.

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Guinea + 3 others
EU scales up funding in response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa

European Commission - IP/14/891 30/07/2014

The European Commission is allocating an additional €2 million to respond to the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded. This brings the Commission's aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa to €3.9 million.

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Guinea + 3 others
Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update 29 July 2014

Epidemiology and surveillance

The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to monitor the evolution of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria. The Ebola epidemic trend in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea remains precarious, with continuing community and health-facility transmissions of infection.

Between 24 and 27 July 2014, a total of 122 new cases (suspect, probable, and laboratory-confirmed cases) as well as 57 deaths were reported from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria.

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Nigeria + 1 other
Nigeria - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 3,400 people have died in 2014 attacks and more than 705,000 are internally displaced.

  • Populations in northeastern Nigeria require food, medical services, water and sanitation support, and protection.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) has committed more than $10.7 million to date in FY 2014 to assist vulnerable Nigerian families.