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26 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050 - UNICEF

NEW YORK/LUSAKA, Zambia, 26 November 2015 – If current levels persist, the total number of child brides in Africa will rise from 125 million to 310 million by 2050, according to a UNICEF report released at the African Union Girls Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, today.

25 Nov 2015 description
report UN Security Council


7566th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Citing accelerating terrorist attacks, spikes in displacement and increasingly grave humanitarian challenges, the top United Nations official for the Sahel told the Security Council today that the international community must address the root causes of such threats to prevent further deterioration in the region.

25 Nov 2015 description
report UNAIDS

On estime que 15,8 millions de personnes sont désormais sous traitement contre le VIH, soit deux fois plus qu’il y a cinq ans, tandis que les pays adoptent la Stratégie d’accélération à l’aide de données permettant d’affiner la prestation des services de prévention et de traitement du VIH afin d’atteindre les personnes laissées pour compte

25 Nov 2015 description



Le 21 novembre, un attentat-suicide mené par quatre assaillants a tué quatre personnes dans la ville de Fotokol près de la frontière avec le Nigeria. Le groupe Boko Haram est soupçonné d'être à l’origine de l'attaque, la dernière d'une série d'attentats-suicides dans la région de l'Extrême Nord du Cameroun depuis juillet.



25 Nov 2015 description



On 21 November, a suicide attack carried out by four assailants killed four people in Fotokol town near the border with Nigeria. Boko Haram is suspected to be behind the attack, the latest in a series of suicide blasts in Cameroon’s Far North region since July.



24 Nov 2015 description

Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.

24 Nov 2015 description
report UNAIDS

Countries adopt UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy to double number of people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2020

An estimated 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment, a doubling from five years ago, as countries adopt the UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy using data to fine-tune delivery of HIV prevention and treatment services to reach people being left behind

24 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Population movements continue to take place in the Lake Chad region as insecurity continues to deteriorate. The humanitarian community estimates at 82,782 the number of refugees, IDPs, returnees and thirdcountry nationals currently displaced in the Lake region. Of these, 52,300 are IDPs from the latest wave of massive displacement which began in July 2015.

24 Nov 2015 description

New York, 23 November 2015 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa today launched an initiative to support African countries to prevent and respond to the growth of violent extremism through a development lens.

24 Nov 2015 description

N’Djamena, 23 November 2015 – Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno has called on African countries to demonstrate more active solidarity to provide appropriate responses to the many health challenges facing the Region.

24 Nov 2015 description

Western Balkans - Refugee crisis
• Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have applied restrictions to the number of nationalities eligible to enter their territory.
• Figures confirm a sharp decrease in the number of transit (from 7000-8000 to 4000-5000 average daily).

Afghanistan - Earthquake
• 22 November - Earthquake magnitude 5.9 M occurred in Badakhshan province.

23 Nov 2015 description

Interview with Dr Jean-Clément Cabrol, MSF Director of Operations

The Lake Chad region has become the epicentre of violence with continued attacks by the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) group, also known as Boko Haram. Government military operations in response are also contributing to mass displacement across the region. To date, over 2.5 million people have been made homeless as a result of violence in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is scaling up its medical and humanitarian response in the four countries.

22 Nov 2015 description

◾ The state of emergency in the Lac region of Chad, declared on 9 November after a deadly attack by two Boko Haram suicide bombers, has been extended until 22 March 2016. The mentioned attack was the latest in a series of Haram attacks, with the deadliest so far claiming the lives of 41 people in IDP site Kousseri on 10 October.

21 Nov 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

Sudanese refugees in camps in eastern Chad have complained about the difficulties in transport because their asylum cards and travel permits have not been extended.

A refugee in one of the twelve camps informed Radio Dabanga that the Chadian authorities have not renewed asylum cards for Sudanese refugees, most of which expired about six months ago. They also have not extended travel permit cards, that have a duration of three months.

21 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Badre Bahaji

For one 15-year-old, the hope of an education and career was all but lost when her family married her off at age 12. Now the Government of Chad, with the support of UNICEF and other partners, has launched a campaign to end child marriage.

N’DJAMENA, Chad, 20 November 2015 – Like many girls her age, Amina Abdelrahman, 15, has big plans for her future. “My dream is to become a doctor, in order to help sick people,” she says with sparkling eyes.