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Avant-propos

“La Résolution 46/182 des Nations Unies reste aussi pertinente et fondamentale aujourd’hui qu’en décembre 1991 et les principes d’humanité, de neutralité, indépendance et d’impartialité qu’elle contient continuent de guider une assistance humanitaire stratégique, coordonnée et efficace aux personnes qui en ont besoin”

17 Jan 2017 description

"The bomb that exploded on Monday morning, it's our brothers responsible for it," an audio recording said

BAUCHI/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Islamist militant group Boko Haram has said it was behind Monday's twin suicide bombing at a university in north eastern Nigeria which killed two people.

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17 Jan 2017 description

Weekly picks

NIGERIA

Four people killed, 15 wounded in a suicide attack by a teenage girl suspected to be linked to Boko Haram at a university mosque in Borno State on 16 January. Police earlier shot a 12yo girl trying to enter the university. The IED strapped to her body exploded, killing her instantly. These incidents come two days after suicide bombers killed at least six people and injured 14 in a crowded market in the northeastern town of Madagali.

17 Jan 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 2,876 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 15 January, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 23,664 through the first 14 days of January, 2016.

There have been 219 estimated deaths, compared with 91 during the first two weeks of 2015. This fatalities figure is considered low by IOM’s Missing Migrants Project, which is investigating reports that surfaced over the weekend that would add at least 200 deaths to the total.

17 Jan 2017 description

Nigeria - IOM has built mental health resource centres in nine locations across northeastern Nigeria to assist and support thousands of people who have fled the Boko Haram insurgency, and the local communities who are hosting them.

The centres are part of IOM’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) project, which was launched in Nigeria in May 2014, following the abduction of nearly 300 girls from a school in Chibok, Borno State.

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN Population Fund
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Sommaire du rapport annuel

Message du Directeur Régional

Les politiciens, les dirigeants et les parties prenantes d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sont clairs. Nous devons faire passer les jeunes d’abord si nous vou- lons maîtriser le dividende démographique, établir la résilience et transformer notre région pour réaliser les objectifs de développement durable et l’Afrique que nous voulons.

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN Population Fund
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Message from the Regional Director

Politicians, leaders and stakeholders across West and Central Africa are clear. We must put young people first if we are to harness the demographic dividend, build resilience and transform our region to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa We Want.

17 Jan 2017 description
report CARE

Aid organisation CARE International today issued a new report highlighting the top ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2016.

The report, Suffering in Silence, features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, North Korea and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan and last year’s monsoon floods in Bangladesh.

16 Jan 2017 description
report Christian Aid

BACKGROUND

  • The impacts of the ongoing insurgency attacks on both lives and properties in the North East states of Nigeria have left many in fear, displaced millions of people, while hundreds of thousands have lost their livelihoods and are facing serious starvation.

  • Violence caused by the insurgency activities of Boko Haram - and counter military measures/operations have left widespread devastation to homes, livelihoods and families.

16 Jan 2017 description

Sudan conveys its readiness for WHO verification for certification

11 January 2017 | Geneva

In 2016, a total of 25 human cases of dracunculiasis1 (guinea-worm disease) were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO); Mali reported zero cases for the first time.

16 Jan 2017 description

Key messages for decision makers

  • Compared to the baseline in early December 2016, the proportion of households with poor food consumption dropped from 73% to only 6% by the end of the month.

  • The average reduced coping strategy index stands at 17.5, and households with poor and borderline food consumption have more frequently used these strategies than those who have acceptable food consumption.

  • A total of 239 children aged 6-59 months were screened using MUAC, out of whom 7,9% were found to be malnourished.

16 Jan 2017 description

Faits saillants :

  • Nouvelle épidémie de rougeole à Poli ;

  • Riposte à l’épidémie de Mora en préparation;

  • Poursuite de la riposte aux cas de PVS de Borno au Nigéria ;

  • Les 10 Districts de santé du pays ayant enregistré les taux de décès maternels les plus élevés en 2016.

ÉPIDÉMIES ENREGISTRÉES DANS LE PAYS

EPIDEMIES DE ROUGEOLE

Deux épidémies sont en cours dans les districts de santé (DS) de Mora (Extrême Nord) et Poli (Nord).