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01 Oct 2016 description

◾Humanitarian actors have managed to get access the conflict-affected towns of Ngala and Gambaru in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria. They found a population of over 100 000 people cut off from any type of assistance.

◾Over 2 000 children are suffering from life-threatening Severe Acute Malnutrition. The population has no access to water and healthcare. Their access to basic food supplies is very limited.

01 Oct 2016 description

Sorghum, maize, millet, cowpea, gari (fermented cassava starch), and rice are all found in Nigerian markets. Sorghum, millet and maize are widely consumed by most households, but especially in the north, and are used by various industries. Maize is mainly used by the poultry industry as a raw material for feed while sorghum is used by breweries for producing beverages. Sorghum and millet are important for households in the north, particularly the border markets where millet is also heavily traded with Niger. Gari is widely consumed by households in the south and some in the north.

01 Oct 2016 description

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.

30 Sep 2016 description


181,215 Personnes Déplacées Internes.
32,023 ** Retournés.
Réfugiés vérifiés et préenregistrés par le HCR depuis Mai 2013.
Réfugiés vivant au camp de Minawao.
6, 073
Nouveaux arrivés enregistrés par le HCR depuis Janvier 2016.

* Ce chiffre comprend 14,871 réfugiés identifiés hors camp à l’issue de l’exercice de profilage.


USD 56, 361,252

30 Sep 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 302,486 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 28 September, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 166,610 people have arrived in Greece and 132,044 in Italy during 2016.
Total arrivals on the Mediterranean through the month of September in 2015 were 518,181 – nearly 60 percent higher.

30 Sep 2016 description

302,486 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,502 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 30 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

30 Sep 2016 description

Nigeria - As part of its efforts towards strengthening the capacities of the relevant government agencies to prepare and respond to humanitarian crisis in North-Eastern Nigeria, IOM organized a “Handover Workshop” for officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Red Cross, Humanitarian Partners and relevant NGOs in Abuja on 27 September 2016, to mark the end of its current capacity building project.

30 Sep 2016 description

Tropical cyclone Matthew expected to impact Hispaniola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Seasonal Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years across the inner Niger delta in Mali.

  2. Low and poorly distributed seasonal rainfall across parts of central Senegal and The Gambia have led to strengthening moisture deficits.

30 Sep 2016 description


La situation sécuritaire demeure incertaine et volatile dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord. La semaine sous rubrique a été marquée par trois incidents, dont une attaque kamikaze perpétrée par les combattants de Boko Haram le 21 septembre dans la localité de Djakana dans le département du Mayo Sava. Le bilan de cette attaque fait état de quatre civils tués et deux blessés, des vivres et du bétail emportés. La région connait également des incidents liés aux inondations du fait des pluies torrentielles.

Développements majeurs

29 Sep 2016 description

Abuja (ICRC) – Nearly 80 doctors, nurses and other health care workers from across Nigeria have attended a three-day surgical seminar aimed at improving the skills needed to respond to traumatic injuries. The seminar was sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Nigeria's Ministry of Health.

"It is quite obvious that one of the most basic needs in the North East right now, is access to adequate medical care, apart from food and shelter." said Karl Anton Mattli, Head of Delegation in Nigeria for the ICRC.

29 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Families returning to newly accessible areas face immense humanitarian challenges including food shortages, X malnutrition, lack of livelihoods, and limited access to water, sanitation and health services.

  • To improve coordination for effective delivery of humanitarian response the President of Nigeria has appointed an inter-ministerial task force led by State Minister of Budget and National planning.

29 Sep 2016 description

Faits saillants :

  • Mise en œuvre de riposte à l’épidémie de Rougeole dans le district de santé (DS) de Kolofata ;

  • Premier tour de la riposte à l’épidémie de Polio au Nigéria avec des implications pour le Cameroun;

  • Epidémiologie de la rougeole de 2008 à 2016 : 40 épidémies en moyenne par an depuis 2008 ;

  • Nouveau foyer de grippe aviaire au Cameroun dans la ville de Bafoussam



29 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

ABUJA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 29 September 2016 – UNICEF has revised its humanitarian appeal for Nigeria from US$55 million to US$115 million to assist an additional 750,000 people who can now be reached across conflict-affected areas in the northeast of the country.

As new areas open up to humanitarian assistance, the true scale of the Boko Haram related crisis and its impact on children is being revealed.

29 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 14.8 million
Total affected children (under 18): 7.3 million
Total people to be reached in 2016: 4.5 million
Total children to be reached in 2016: 2.1 million

2016 programme targets

29 Sep 2016 description

Polio this week as of 27 September 2016

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

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