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24 May 2017 description
report Oxfam

Group of Seven leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily, this week should take the lead in fighting famine and immediately fund nearly half ($2.9 billion) of the UN’s urgent appeal to avoid catastrophic hunger and more deaths, urged Oxfam today. Without an immediate and sweeping response, this crisis will spiral out of control.

Further delay will cost more lives.

23 May 2017 description
report Oxfam

G7 leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily, on 26-7 May should take the lead in fighting famine and immediately fund nearly half ($2.9 billion) of the UN’s urgent appeal to avoid catastrophic hunger and more deaths, Oxfam urged today. Without an immediate and sweeping response, this crisis will spiral out of control and cost more lives.

23 May 2017 description

KENYA

24,800 people have been displaced by flooding in 13 counties across Kenya so far in May. Approximately 65,000 people in Dadaab have also been affected by flooding. Livestock have been killed, and houses and food stocks damaged, leaving people in need of shelter, food, and livelihood support.

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CAR

23 May 2017 description

(Maiduguri, 23 May 2017): The new United Nations fund set up this year to tackle the looming famine in Nigeria and a deepening humanitarian crisis has reached US$24 million.

The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) – that is projected to receive $80 million by year-end and is one of 18 country-based pooled funds – allows donors to pool their contributions for a stronger and timelier response to the needs of those most affected by the ongoing crisis, including millions who face a high risk of food insecurity and disease outbreaks.

23 May 2017 description

In the past weeks, the humanitarian community has witnessed an increasing trend of refugee returns from Cameroon into Borno State. In particular, thousands of returnees are returning from Minawao camp in Cameroon through Banki, where humanitarian actors are already providing life-saving response to affected populations in IDP camps.

Many of these returnees are then continuing their journey to their various areas of origin in particular to Pulka and Gwoza (Gwoza LGA), where humanitarian response efforts are ongoing as well.

23 May 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world. This infographic focuses on arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region and also provides a global view. #MissingMigrants

23 May 2017 description

Polio staff in Nigeria have contributed emergency response expertise in Sokoto State

In early May 2017, polio programme staff from across Nigeria joined efforts to combat a meningitis outbreak in Sokoto, providing support and expertise in outbreak response to help Sokoto State in controlling the outbreak.

Almost 200 WHO polio officers worked with state and national government agencies and other partners to plan and implement a state-wide vaccination campaign aimed at reaching almost 800 000 young people at risk of contracting the disease.

23 May 2017 description

Conseil des droits de l’homme

Trente-cinquième session

6-23 juin 2017

Point 3 de l’ordre du jour

Promotion et protection de tous les droits de l’homme, civils, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels, y compris le droit au développement

Note du secrétariat

23 May 2017 description

Human Rights Council

Thirty-fifth session

6-23 June 2017

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Note by the Secretariat

23 May 2017 description

In Numbers

1.8 m people displaced across Northeast Nigeria (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, March 2017)

4.7 m people food insecure in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States and estimated to increase to 5.2 m between June and August 2017 (Phases 3, 4 & 5– Cadre Harmonisé, March 2017)

450,000 children under the age of five likely to suffer from severe acute malnutrition (Situation Report No. 10, UNOCHA, 30 April 2017)

Highlights

23 May 2017 description

Key Priorities

  • Protection monitoring, analysis and response

  • Community-based protection  Operationalizing the Tripartite Agreement and implementing the Return and Reintegration Strategy

  • Return monitoring  Registration and profiling

  • Supporting self-reliance activities  Access to Justice

  • Coordination of Protection Sector Working Groups at National and State levels

23 May 2017 description

The general security situation in North East Nigeria especially in Borno State remains fragile and unpredictable. The Nigeria Armed Forces (NAF) counter insurgency initiatives continue with active fighting ongoing in the fringes of the Lake Chad Basin, inside Sambisa Forest and in isolated villages along the international borders with Cameroon and Niger. The “Deep Punch” operation has fuelled displacement of communities as well as rescue of civilians previously held by Boko Haram insurgents, further increasing persons of concern fleeing and seeking safety inside IDP camps.

22 May 2017 description

1. BACKGROUND

1.1 Impact of conflict on the civilian population

22 May 2017 description

by Liska Wittenberg

Every summer since 2014 has seen an increase in the number of refugees and migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Italy and Malta. This increase in migration is having a wide-ranging impact on countries of origin, transit, and destination, creating new and complex challenges for governments, humanitarian agencies, the European Union, and the international community at large.