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26 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTRODUCTION

70 YEARS AND COUNTING

Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.

26 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) deployed vital communications services at the humanitarian hubs in Ngala and Bama.

  • The ETS received a new contribution from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and it is now 79% funded.

  • The ETS is working on the recruitment of local staff to support the operation in the long-term.

Situation Overview

25 Jun 2017 description

20 June 2017 | Abuja – Nigeria has made commendable progress in fulfilling the requirements of the International Health Regulations (IHR).

This is the verdict of the 7-day Joint External Evaluation (JEE) process by a team of international experts as they assessed Nigeria’s capacity to prevent, detect and respond to threats of public health significance.

25 Jun 2017 description

23 June 2017 | Abuja - With the decline in Meningitis cases, the 2016/2017 Meningitis outbreak is over and the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) responding to the epidemic has been stepped down. The outbreak has been in constant decline for eight weeks and the affected States have recorded much fewer new cases.

24 Jun 2017 description
report European Union

There were around 27 000 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU in May. The total number of detections in the first five months of 2017 fell 75% from the same period of last year to 84 000, although the number of migrants arriving in Italy remained above the figures from a year ago.

Central Mediterranean

23 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 800 people arrive in Nigeria’s Banki town from Cameroon, bringing total returns to more than 13,000 since mid-April

  • Nigerian officials, relief actors coordinate to expand IDP site capacity in Borno by establishing new camps to accommodate the population influx

  • Rainy season exacerbates the spread of waterborne hepatitis E in bordering communities of Niger and Nigeria

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Jun 2017 description

"Meeting Urgent Humanitarian Needs: the UN Humanitarian Pooled Funds in the Post WHS era”

As delivered

Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen.

Welcome to this afternoon’s event on “Meeting Urgent Humanitarian Needs: the UN Humanitarian Pooled Funds in the Post WHS era”.

23 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

DAKAR/ GENEVA/ABUJA, 23 June 2017 –More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrheal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, UNICEF warned today. The threat of disease outbreaks in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria coincides with growing regional insecurity and increased population movements particularly in Nigeria’s northeast.

23 Jun 2017 description

Libya’s Flow Monitoring component was launched in July 2016 with the objective of monitoring the flow of foreign nationals throughout the Libyan territory.

Chapter one presents DTM’s statistical baseline on the number of foreign nationals at each of Libya’s muhalla (lowest administrative level) and an analysis into the characteristics of the locations where migrants are recorded as transiting or gathering in search of employment.

23 Jun 2017 description

Abstract

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18 June - 24 June 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza A(H7N9), Legionnaires' disease, poliomyelitis and West Nile fever.

23 Jun 2017 description

DTM Assessment in Rann | Borno State, Nigeria

Situated on the international border between Cameroon and Nigeria, Kala Balge is a Local Government Area (LGA) in the conflict-affected Nigerian State of Borno. The headquarters is Rann which is made up of 10 wards in total.

23 Jun 2017 description

DTM Assessment in Kukawa | Borno State, Nigeria

Located in the northern part of the conflict-affected state of Borno, Kukawa Local Government Area borders Lake Chad. Out of its 10 wards, only four are accessible, namely: Baga, Doro, Kauwa and Kukawa.

Baga is its most prominent town being a major fishing port on the shore of Lake Chad. Baga became inaccessible after the town was attacked and occupied by Boko Haram in January 2015, leading to number of fishermen abandoning their sole means of livelihood as a result of the displacement.

23 Jun 2017 description

162.8 M required for 2017 including special situations

27.1 M contributions received, representing 17% of requirements

135.8 M overall funding gap for Chad

All figures are displayed in USD

22 Jun 2017 description
  • In Syria, 15 new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported in the past week, bringing the total number of cVDPV2 cases in the country to 17. Sixteen of the 17 cases are from Mayadeen district, Deir-Al-Zour governorate, and one case is from Raqua district, Raqua governorate. All cases had onset of paralysis between 3 March and 23 May.

  • The 14th report of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) has been published, following the group’s meeting in May.

22 Jun 2017 description

By: Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees | 21 June 2017
The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants: Pathways for a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework for Refugees in Africa

Madam Chairperson,

Director of Political Affairs,

22 Jun 2017 description

In 2013, Afra* was abducted from her home in Northeastern Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgent group that forced her to marry one of its members. She was 13 years old. When he died a few months later, Afra was made to marry another fighter. It was only in September 2016 that she was rescued from captivity by the Nigerian military and brought to a camp for internally displaced persons.

22 Jun 2017 description

The Working Group is focusing on early recovery of conflictaffected people, the stabilization of their livelihoods and the support to planning for and implementation of durable solutions to displacement in the most affected states of North East Nigeria. The working group is in close collaboration with the other sectors, ensuring a coordinated, complementary approach.

Persons of concern to the ER&LSWG Sector (Source HRP 2017)

8.5 m People in Need 4.5 m People Targeted 0.16 m People Assisted

Key areas and immediate priorities of the sector