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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

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

KEY FIGURES

204,767
and asylum-seekers (all nationalities) registered as of April 2017

2,789
Unaccompanied and separated children currently registered

686
refugees submitted to resettlement countries in 2017

839
Refugees departed for resettlement in 2017

FUNDING

USD 79.3 M
Requested for the operation in 2017

Funded 18%
Gap 82%

Priorities

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.

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

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.

15 Aug 2017 description
report European Union

In July, there were 15 400 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU as the number of migrants arriving in Italy fell by more than half from the previous month. Spain continued to see the heaviest migratory pressure since 2009.

The total number of detections in the first seven months of 2017 fell by two-thirds from the same period of last year to 127 100.

Central Mediterranean

15 Aug 2017 description

The Islamist jihadists have used more women and girls in bombing attacks than any other insurgency in history

By Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, Aug 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The global outrage sparked by the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in Nigeria inspired Boko Haram to start strapping suicide bombs to women in a bid to gain notoriety through "shock and awe" tactics, researchers said.

15 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Chad welcomed a USD 4 million contribution from China to provide food assistance to some 100,000 Sudanese refugees in the East and vulnerable women and children in the Lake Chad region.

  • On 9 June, the Zero Hunger Strategic Review was launched by the former Chadian Prime Minister Nassour G. Ouaido selected as Lead Convener.

14 Aug 2017 description

Regional Highlights

• 6,700 people from Niger’s south-eastern region flee to Chad prompted by fear of Boko Haram attacks following the withdrawal of Chadian troops.

• Tripartite commission starts work on modalities to implement the agreement on the voluntary return of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon. Around 15,000 Nigerian refugees have returned since April.

• 14 people are killed in an attack against a newly-established camp for displaced people near Dikwa, in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state, on 28 July.

14 Aug 2017 description

MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a "Fighting Famine” campaign in Spain to warn about the severe food crisis that puts 20 million people at risk of dying of hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and the Northeast of Nigeria. In these places, 1.4 million children are suffering from severe malnutrition and their lives are at risk.

14 Aug 2017 description

Abuja, 10th August, 2017 - A major survey finding from 2016 multiple indicators Cluster Survey / National Immunization Survey Coverage MICS/NICS reveals that 77% of children aged 12 – 23 months in Nigeria have not received all the routine vaccinations as recommended by the national EPI schedule while 40% of children in this age group did not receive any vaccinations setting the countries far below the 90% national coverage it so desires.

12 Aug 2017 description

STATE OF THE FIELD

Violent conflict upends and polarizes societies, disrupting social structures and gender roles.
Projects and policies intended to assist communities that are fragile or affected by violence are more successful if they consider conflict’s different effects on men, women, boys, and girls.
Approaches to conflict resolution that account for gender issues and include a broader array of society reduce gender-based violence, enhance gender equality, defuse conflict, and lead to more sustainable peace.

USIP’S WORK

12 Aug 2017 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012, in the arid south-east region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, largescale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. Last month alone, 168 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

The protracted displacement situation in Mbera exercises a considerable pressure on already limited local resources in the Bassikounou region.

12 Aug 2017 description

As all those present are aware, yesterday was a day of tumultuous eventsthat generated significant media coverage from you all and therefore today is extremely helpful – for us and also for you I hope - to provide some clarity as there has been a great deal of confusion and misinformation.

I am not here to elaborate on the incident, as His Excellency has already done this. I and the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Edward Kallon, have been working with the Government of Nigeria, our hosts, to resolve the issue.

12 Aug 2017 description
report ECOWAS

Maiduguri, 8 August 2017. The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) through one of its agencies, the Regional Food Security Reserve (RFSR) donated 1,130 tons, about 22,600 bags of foodstuff to the Nigerian government for distribution to the following States: Borno, Gombe, Adamawa and Yobe.

The presentation of the foodstuff such as maize, sorghum and millet took place in Maiduguri, Borno State capital on Tuesday 8 August 2017.

11 Aug 2017 description
report Samuel Hall

The present study assesses the economic interactions between migrants and the host community, and identifies concrete innovative ways to support their aspirations to a better life. Three key questions are answered: What drives migration in and through Agadez, and who are the actors involved? What is the economy of migration in the town of Agadez? Finally, what, concretely, can IOM (International Organization for Migration) and other stakeholders do to support both host community members and migrants?