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15 May 2017 description
report UN News Service

15 mai 2017 – A l'occasion d'un débat au Conseil de sécurité sur la violence sexuelle dans les conflits, la Vice-Secrétaire générale de l'ONU, Amina Mohammed, s'est félicité lundi que la façon dont on considère cette violence ait changé et a appelé à s'attaquer aux causes profondes de ce fléau.

« La violence sexuelle dans les conflits n'est plus considérée comme 'purement une question féminine' ou comme un 'moindre mal' dans une fausse hiérarchie des violations des droits de l'homme », a souligné Mme Mohammed lors de débat.

15 May 2017 description

The statistics on asylum applications from citizens of sub-Saharan African countries, which were decided in first instance in 2016, show that migration flows from Sub-Saharan Africa to the EU are mixed: approximately 30% of applicants have received an international protection status.

15 May 2017 description

“Few amongst those fleeing persecution and conflict are aware that asylum is possible once they have crossed an international border and that Niger could also be a host country. The first protection measure is to provide them with this information. Therefore UNHCR Niger has on 3 May 2017 opened an office in Agadez, located on the mixed migration cross-roads of Western and Central Africa.” Ibrahima Traore, Representative of UNHCR Niger

15 May 2017 description
report United Nations

DSG/SM/1058-SC/12820-HR/5361

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks to the open debate of the Security Council on sexual violence in conflict, in New York today:

15 May 2017 description

Between 1 January and 30 April 2017, 37,235 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 33% increase compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (27,926). As in previous years, monthly arrivals were comparatively lower during the winter, due to less favourable weather and sea conditions. Monthly arrivals increased in the spring: in April 2017, 12,943 refugees and migrants reached Italian shores.

15 May 2017 description

Between 1 January and 30 April 2017, 5,190 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 14% of all sea arrivals in this period. This proportion is comparable to the first four months of 2016, when 16% of those arriving by sea were UASC. Their numbers, however, have increased compared to last year, when 4,541 UASC arrived in the first four months of the year.

15 May 2017 description
report Voice of America

May 15, 2017 1:47 PM
Anne Look / Moki Edwin Kindzeka

MINAWAO, CAMEROON — Food shortages in northern Cameroon are raising tensions between local communities and Nigerian refugees displaced by the Boko Haram conflict.

As a quarrel erupted between hawkers at the food market near the Minawao refugee camp, 17-year old Paul Sibane accused a Nigerian refugee of stealing his money. He said he would rather settle the issue himself because he believes police are biased in favor of refugees.

15 May 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 47 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 36 ungraded events.

15 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • Currently, there are 4.7 million estimated food insecure people in the country’s most crisis-affected states (Borno, Adamawa and Yobe). This number is expected to rise to 5.2 million between June and August if adequate measures are not put in place.

15 May 2017 description

New Zealand will provide a further $5 million in relief assistance to pressing humanitarian crises across Africa and the Middle East, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced.

“An estimated 45 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance across South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen, of which 20 million face starvation and famine,” Mr Brownlee says.

“Conflict and insecurity have exacerbated drought conditions, causing widespread humanitarian need.

15 May 2017 description

Since February 2016, IOM Niger has been carrying out flow monitoring of migrants at two points in Niger in the region of Agadez. This flow monitoring does not replace border monitoring nor does it claim to observe all migratory flows in the Agadez region.

Flow monitoring points (FMPs) are active in Séguédine and Arlit, two towns in the Agadez region. Flow monitoring points are placed at known migrant transit points along the Niger migratory route. The data collected provides a snapshot of migrant movements through the region.

15 May 2017 description

2016 worst year for civilian deaths from explosive violence recorded in the last six years.

Since 2011, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has been recording the global impact of explosive violence as reported in English language media.

In 2016, AOAV recorded 45,624 deaths and injuries from the use of explosive weapons around the world. As with previous years, civilians bore the burden of this explosive violence. Of those harmed, 70% were reported to be civilians – 32,088.

15 May 2017 description

Over 1 million people have returned to northeast Nigeria since October 2015, often to towns with no basic services, infrastructure or ability for people to rebuild their lives. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is concerned returns are increasing tensions within communities, and tipping the food crisis closer towards famine.

14 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • From 13th December, 2016 to 8th May, 2017, 13,420 suspected cases and 1069 deaths (8%) were reported

  • Of the 448 laboratory confirmed cases, 293 (65.2%) were Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C

  • In the last four weeks (Epi-week 15-18), 48 Local Government Areas (LGAs) have reached alert/epidemic threshold in six States — Zamfara, Sokoto, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi and Yobe

  • Technical teams still supporting coordination and response activities in the most affected States

13 May 2017 description

Some 11.9 million1 people in the northeast of Nigeria are estimated to be at risk of food insecurity or are food insecure. Of those, 96 per cent in critical phases of food insecurity live in the most affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

12 May 2017 description
  • In Nigeria, the number of IED attacks around Maiduguri and in southern Borno rose, raising concern for the safety of IDPs settled in the camps. In the first quarter alone, 27 children were used to serve in suicide attacks across the region in comparison to nine children a year ago. Diverging Boko Haram (BH) factions continued to regroup and re-arm. The insurgents were also reported to be returning to the Sambisa forest area. In Cameroon, an increase in the number of incursions was reported, with deadly attacks, suicide bombings and kidnappings occurring on a regular basis.