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16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• An estimated 1.69 million people are still internally displaced across the three north eastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. Of them, 85 per cent are in Borno alone.

• Between January and June 2017, the Nigeria Immigration Service registered 19,257 Nigerian refugee returnees, including 15,036 refugee returnees returned during the recent influx from April to June.

16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• The IOM DTM Round XVII (June 2017) estimates that a total of 1.69 million people are still internally displaced across the three north eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, of which 85 per cent are in Borno alone.

• Between January 2015 and 15 June 2017, the number of Nigerian returnees registered by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) with UNHCR support reached nearly 360,000 individuals.

16 Aug 2017 description


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General condemns the series of terrorist attacks on 15 August in Borno State, Nigeria.

The Secretary-General extends his deep condolences to the Government and people of Nigeria for the loss of life and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He calls for those responsible for these repeated heinous acts in Nigeria and neighbouring countries to be swiftly brought to justice.

16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants:

L’incidence en République Démocratique du Congo représente 94% de l’incidence globale de la région Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale. En effet, une importante épidémie est notifiée depuis plusieurs semaines en provenance du Nord Kivu.

16 Aug 2017 description

On 31 July, the Logistics Sector organised the second training in warehouse management. Following the high interest in the event in April, the partners requested to repeat the training in order to further enhance the capacity of their local staff. Femi Olaniyi from WHO and Ade Akobi from WFP agreed to facilitate the training again; this time for 26 participants, as compared to 24 participants in April.

16 Aug 2017 description



Le 13 août, des hommes armés ont pris d'assaut un restaurant dans la capitale Ouagadougou et ont tué 18 personnes et blessé 22 autres, selon le gouvernement. Deux attaquants ont été tués. Une attaque similaire dans un café voisin en janvier 2016 avait fait 30 morts.



16 Aug 2017 description

Burkina Faso

Terror attack kills at least 18 people
On 13 August, gunmen stormed a restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou and killed 18 people, and wounding 22 others, according to the government. Two attackers were killed. A similar attack on a nearby cafe in January 2016 killed 30 people.


16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are:

16 Aug 2017 description

The attack bore the hallmark of Boko Haram militants

By Ahmed Kingimi

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Aug 15 (Reuters) - A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants.

Read more on Thomson Reuters Foundation

16 Aug 2017 description

Abuja, 04 August 2017-With the Primary Health Care (PHC) revitalization programme of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) Nigeria has the potential to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). Even though progress has been slow, it is believed that the country has an effective strategy to achieve UHC and hence, key health related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

16 Aug 2017 description
report Voice of America

ABUJA, NIGERIA - Since April, Boko Haram has carried out more than 100 attacks in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri. Efforts are underway to secure the city, including the relocation of military chiefs to Maiduguri, and to tighten security at the university after staff abductions and repeated suicide bombings.

16 Aug 2017 description

Africa’s humanitarian crises have continued to worsen in 2017. Twenty million Africans have been displaced from their homes and 44 million are acutely food insecure

16 Aug 2017 description

Des enfants nigériens réfugiés au Cameroun rentrent chez eux et retrouvent leur famille.

La joie est perceptible sur les visages de Abba et Mohamed Sali (8 et 9 ans) au moment où ils quittent le camp de réfugiés de Minawao, au Cameroun. Ils y sont restés pendant près d’un an, aux côtés de leur tante maternelle et de milliers d’autres personnes qui ont fui le conflit dans le nord-est du Nigéria.

La fameuse question « On part quand ?» des frères Sali aux équipes de la Croix-Rouge, vient de trouver une réponse.

16 Aug 2017 description

Bama, Chibok, Damboa, Dikwa, Gwoza, Kaga, Kala Balge, Konduga, Kukawa, Mafa, Monguno, Ngala, Mubi South and Michika

16 Aug 2017 description

Dozens of people where killed yesterday when multiple suicide bombers detonated devises outside a camp sheltering displaced people in Borno State. Attacks on civilians sheltering in displacement sites are on the rise, worsening an already dire situation for people on the brink of famine in northeast Nigeria.

16 Aug 2017 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationBy Earl Conteh-Morgan, Professor of International Studies, University of South Florida

15 Aug 2017 description

Attacks against health workers in conflict areas are on the rise. According to the World Health Organisation, 863 health workers were injured or killed in attacks in 2016, an increase on the year before. Despite the growing dangers, doctors, nurses and other health care workers continue to brave tremendous risks to treat the wounded and heal the sick. We spoke to four doctors in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria and Yemen to find out what it is like to work in some of the world’s most challenging conflict zones.

15 Aug 2017 description


and asylum-seekers (all nationalities) registered as of April 2017

Unaccompanied and separated children currently registered

refugees submitted to resettlement countries in 2017

Refugees departed for resettlement in 2017


USD 79.3 M
Requested for the operation in 2017

Funded 18%
Gap 82%


15 Aug 2017 description

Cameroon currently has 619,325 people of concern, including 232,572 Central African refugees and 92,427 Nigerian refugees.

From 18-19 July, Volker Türk,
UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, undertook an official visit to Yaounde, Cameroon.

The district of Touboro, in the North region of Cameroon, has seen the arrival of thousands of Central Africans since 10 July.


UNHCR coordinates protection and assistance for refugees in collaboration with:

15 Aug 2017 description

In July 2017, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 3,314 deaths and injuries from explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 68% (2,269) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

At least one death or injury from explosive violence was recorded in 25 countries last month. The five worst impacted countries were Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, according to civilian casualties.