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29 May 2017 description

With the onset of the rainy season in Nigeria’s north-eastern State of Borno, varying degrees of damages are expected to infrastructures (self-made and constructed) in camps and camp-like settings, as the rains are more often than not accompanied by very high winds and have been known to cause serious damage to properties.

29 May 2017 description

May 29, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

More than 20 million people in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are at risk of starvation as a result of severe drought and conflict. South Sudan is experiencing famine, and unless immediate action is taken, others could slide into a similar situation. This is an unprecedented situation.

The Government of Canada is responding to this crisis and will also help Canadians mobilize their own response to a global appeal through the creation of the Famine Relief Fund.

29 May 2017 description

When Luis Portatadino, Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) Information Technology (IT) specialist, arrives exhausted to Maiduguri one Tuesday afternoon in April and is asked about the four-day mission he just carried out, he is only able to say: “I think I drank 10 litres of water a day.” Gwoza town, located south of Borno’s state capital – Maiduguri, and bordering Cameroon, is known for its searing heat, and for its rocky and hilly terrain.

29 May 2017 description

The Government of Canada will match donations from individual Canadians in response to severe food crises in Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and surrounding regions dollar-for-dollar through its new Famine Relief Fund.

The announcement was made May 29 in Ottawa by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development.

The fund is retroactive to March 17, and runs until June 30.

29 May 2017 description

Ibadan — The improved seeds donated by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to Borno State are lifelines for farmers, and will help rebuild the livelihoods of food insecure persons in the region.

Tagged ‘seeds of renaissance’, the 35,930 kilograms seeds comprising cowpea, maize, soybean, rice, sorghum and millet were received by the Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima on 22 May in Maiduguri.

29 May 2017 description


This report and dataset present two sets of data from two different DTM operations. The first set of data originates from DTM’s round 9 Mobility Tracking (MT) data collection operations which took place between March 2017 establishing a total of 351,382 migrants in Libya. Mobility Tracking data was collected from all of Libya’s 22 mantikas, 100 baladiyas and 667 muhallas across Libya. Migrants were identified as residing in 22 mantikas, 100 baladiyas and 466 muhallas.

29 May 2017 description
  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.

29 May 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 60,521 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 24 May, with over 80 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 193,333 arrivals across the region through 21 May 2016.

IOM Rome reported that, through 24 May this year, 50,267 migrants or refugees have landed in Italy (See chart below), however that does not include all the men, women and children who are believed to have been rescued over the past 48 hours.

29 May 2017 description

Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide further assistance to the millions of people across Africa forced from their homes, with more than ten million estimated to be on the verge of starvation due to ongoing conflict and widespread drought.

An additional $19.3 million in support will provide emergency food, healthcare, water and sanitation to people in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya.

28 May 2017 description

Sites Affected JERE, KAGA, KONDUGA and Maidugri MC

With the onset of the rainy season in Nigeria’s north-eastern State of Borno, varying degrees of damages are expected to infrastructures (self-made and constructed) in camps and camp-like settings, as the rains are more often than not accompanied by very high winds and have been known to cause serious damage to properties.

28 May 2017 description


In 2017, thousands of people are still on the move across Borno state in northeast Nigeria. There are many reasons for this movement. Some are being displaced for the first time; others are moving or being relocated by authorities into LGA headquarters either from rural areas in the LGA, from already established IDP sites elsewhere and across the border from Cameroon into Nigeria, back across the border where they become IDPs.

28 May 2017 description

The movements of refugee returnees from Banki to Pulka continue and humanitarian groups continue to provide life-saving assistance despite numerous challenges, especially limitations in the water supply. On 27 May, close to 1,300 women, children and men arrived in school buses and trucks, carrying their remaining possessions (such as bicycles, chickens, mattresses, water jugs, and other items).

SITUATION TO DATE (Needs and gaps)

28 May 2017 description

162.8 M required for 2017 including special situations

23.7 M contributions received, representing 15% of requirements

139.2 M overall funding gap for Chad

All figures are displayed in USD

28 May 2017 description

1 February 2016: With the support of the German Federal Foreign Office and in partnership with the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM), MAG has undertaken numerous Arms Management and Destruction (AMD) activities.

Armoury Storekeepers and Managers Course
Nigerian Police Force HQ, Abuja
November 2016

27 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

FCT and Kano State mark the day by launching campaigns to end violence against children

ABUJA, 27 May 2017 – Marking Nigerian Children’s Day today, which this year is on the theme of child protection and the Sustainable Development Goals, UNICEF is calling for urgent action to adopt the Child Rights Act across all of Nigeria’s states and to heed the President’s call to end violence against children.

27 May 2017 description
report CARE

Garin Wazam is a village in eastern Niger where CARE works to protect refugee children who have fled from conflict in Nigeria. CARE set up a ‘Child Friendly Space’ in the village to help children overcome the trauma they experienced living under and fleeing from the violent attacks of armed groups in the region.

26 May 2017 description


Security Council
7951st Meeting (AM)

Endless Talks on Ending Violence Pointless as Arms Sales to Criminals, Dictators, Terrorists Continue at Same Time, Says Holy See

Despite 15 years of steadily growing international attention to the question of protecting civilians in conflict situations, life in war zones around the world remained grim, with suffering “pushed to the limits” as cities turned into “death traps”, the Security Council heard today as it held an open debate on attacks against medical personnel and facilities.