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16 Feb 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Plus d’1,5 million de personnes ont été assistées par la communauté humanitaire au Tchad en 2016.

  • Près de 600 000 personnes, étaient en situation de déplacement à l’ouest, au sud et à l’est du Tchad à la fin 2016.

  • En 2016, plus de 3,7 millions de personnes ont été touchées par l’insécurité alimentaire dont plus d’un million en insécurité alimentaire sévère.

Malgré de multiples défis, plus d’1,5 million de personnes assistées en 2016

16 Feb 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR AUGUST 2017

15 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

14 février 2017 – Le Bangladesh, la Côte d'Ivoire, l'Éthiopie, le Ghana, l'Inde, le Malawi, le Nigéria, la Tanzanie et l'Ouganda se sont engagés mardi à réduire de moitié la mortalité des femmes enceintes et des nouveaux nés dans les établissements de santé d'ici 2022 en rejoignant un réseau de santé créé avec l'appui de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) et du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF).

15 Feb 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

An estimated seven million people across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states of Nigeria are in need of lifesaving assistance as a result of years of ongoing violence in the North-East of the country.

With telecommunications infrastructure having been severely damaged by the conflict, provision and restoration of communications services are required to support the response community.

15 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Inter-agency Internet services were deployed on 12 February at the International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP) camp in Maiduguri.

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) finalised the upgrading of the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) Communications Centre (COMCEN) in Maiduguri and deployed a back-up COMCEN at the IHP base camp there.

  • The ETS delivered two radio training sessions in Maiduguri on 14 and 21 January to 37 staff from nine humanitarian organisations.

15 Feb 2017 description

259,145
Central African refugees registered by UNHCR in rural areas in the East, Adamaoua and North regions, of which 158,418 arrived since December 2013

84,325
Nigerian refugees in the Far North region (of which 60,895 have been registered at Minawao camp)

191,908
Internally Displaced Persons in the Far North region
(sources: DTM by IOM as of January 2017 and UNHCR protection monitoring Flash Updates)

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS

15 Feb 2017 description
report European Union

In 2016, migration pressure at Europe’s external borders remained high with the detection of over half a million illegal border-crossings. Frontex estimates that this figure corresponds to about 382 000 migrants coming to Europe from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Compared to the 1.8 million illegal border-crossings reported in 2015, 2016 saw a significant decrease, but this figure is still higher than any annual figure for arrivals between 2010 (104 060) and 2014 (282 933).

15 Feb 2017 description

The escalation of Boko Haram violence in 2014 resulted in mass displacement around northeastern Nigeria. To better understand the scope of displacement and assess the needs of affected populations in northeast Nigeria, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) started implementing its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) program in September 2014 in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs). IOM’s DTM is used in countries around the world to track displacement caused by natural disasters and conflict.

15 Feb 2017 description

The twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director General on 7 February 2017.

14 Feb 2017 description

New WHO and UNICEF-supported network to improve care for mothers and babies

Today, 9 countries – Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – committed to halving preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns in their health facilities within the next 5 years.

Through a new Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, supported by WHO, UNICEF and other partners, the countries will work to improve the quality of care mothers and babies receive in their health facilities.

14 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • In January WFP assisted one million Nigerians in conflict-affected zones in the Northeast of the country through cash-based transfers, in-kind food assistance and specialized nutritious food distributions.

  • Following a military airstrike that hit a displacement camp in Rann, Kalabalge Local Government Area (LGA) on 17 January, the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) deployed three helicopters to airlift medical teams and cargo, and evacuate injured patients as part of the emergency response.

14 Feb 2017 description

Open defecation in crowded camps puts people at risk of waterborne diseases from cholera and diarrhoea to typhoid

(Adds comment from International Medical Corps in paragraph 29)

By Kieran Guilbert

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Feb 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every time she needs to go to the toilet, Shadima Irima recalls the moment Boko Haram militants stormed her home in northeast Nigeria and killed her cousin before her eyes.

14 Feb 2017 description

CAMEROON

FUNDING GAP THREATENS FOOD ASSISTANCE TO CAR REFUGEES

Lack of financial resources is jeopardizing WFP and partners’ ability to provide livesaving food assistance to the refugees in eastern Cameroon, leaving a US$16 million gap in funding. A complete gap is expected from June onwards, pending new food consignments. Since last October, a decline in funding had already forced WFP to cut food and cash assistance by half to some 156,000 CAR refugees, who are now surviving on a minimal food ration.

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