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01 Apr 2015 description

By Mireille Le-Ngoc On February 6th, 2015, the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) about the collaboration between the two institutions in different areas.

01 Apr 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:14 GMT

DAKAR, March 31 (Reuters) - Broadening access to contraceptives in Africa's arid Sahel region and improving women's sexual health are key parts of a $200 million World Bank project in the conservative Muslim region, its coordinator said.

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31 Mar 2015 description
  • Formation sur le Cadre Harmonisé du 23 et 24 octobre 2014

  • Collecte de données Octobre /Novembre 2014 (SMART ENSA, HEA, Evaluation de la campagne agropastorale, SPI, SISAAP, FAO, PAM, UNICEF, ONGs, OCHA, AVIS d’EXPERTS…

  • Disponibilité des données (CA, EME, NUTRITION) corroborés aux facteurs contributifs (dangers/vulnérabilité, disponibilité, accessibilité et utilisation)

  • Expertises mixtes, groupe d’environ 40 participants dont 60% ayant pris connaissance avec CH

31 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 25–31 March 2015

Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.

31 Mar 2015 description

Early March, the National Emergency Agency (NEMA) accounted for more than 1.2 million internally displaced people in North-East States. In addition, 194,000 Nigerians and stranded migrants have fled to neighbouring countries to seek safety. While the Nigerians armed forces are making progress against the insurgents, living conditions remain difficult for those affected by the current conflict. There is still an urgent needs of humanitarian assistance to sustain voluntary return of IDPs and refugees.

31 Mar 2015 description

Chad - IOM has thanked the government of Japan for its financial contribution of USD 4,725,000 (equivalent to CFA 2,9 billion) for the reintegration of returnees from the Central African Republic (CAR) and for border management in the Republic of Chad.

31 Mar 2015 description

Les récoltes de cultures de contre saison améliorent le niveau des stocks des ménages

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • Les récoltes de contre-saison (berbéré, maïs et maraichage) en cours améliorent le niveau des stocks des ménages pauvres et très pauvres dans les zones de production (Salamat, Guera, Batha, Sila, Mayo kebbi, Moyen Chari et une partie du Chari Baguirmi). Dans le Kanem, le BEG,
    Hadjer Lamis et Guera les stocks des ménages s’épuisent précocement un à deux mois avant la période normale.

31 Mar 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

March 30 - 2015 EASTERN CHAD

At least 21 children in the Darfuri refugee camps in eastern Chad died of a mysterious disease last week.

The head of Iridimi refugee camp, near the West Darfur border, told Radio Dabanga that 15 children died of a disease causing fever, vomiting, and breathing difficulties.

In Touloum refugee camp, six children died of the same symptoms, camp head Haidar Gardia reported.

30 Mar 2015 description

Mr. President,
Distinguished Members of the Security Council,

Thank you for this opportunity to brief the Council on the humanitarian impact of Boko Haram atrocities in northern Nigeria and the neighbouring countries. On behalf of the Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, I would like to deliver the following statement.

30 Mar 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11845

7421st Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Unless well-targeted humanitarian assistance reached those fleeing Boko Haram’s increasingly brutal attacks, more than 3 million people in northern Nigeria would be unable to meet basic food needs in the coming months and millions more would be affected, top United Nations officials said, briefing the Security Council on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

29 Mar 2015 description

Intense conflict limits food availability and access in regions bordering Lake Chad

Summary

29 Mar 2015 description

N'Djamena, Chad | | Saturday 3/28/2015 - 19:46 GMT

by Celia LEBUR

In the Chadian capital N'Djamena, Modou Mallam brandished his blue voter's card but the Nigerian refugee could not vote in Saturday's presidential ballot like thousands of other refugees scattered across neighbouring countries.

The young man fled to Chad three months ago after a spate of attacks by Boko Haram Islamists against his city of Gamboru in northeast Nigeria, joining a flood others spread across the region.

27 Mar 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS
• 2 milliards de dollars requis pour l’action humanitaire au Sahel en 2015.
• Plus de 190 000 réfugiés et rapatriés du nord du Nigéria au Cameroun, Tchad et Niger.
• 1,2 millions de déplacés internes dans le nord du Nigéria.
• Les communautés au Nigéria font face à une insécurité alimentaire et à la malnutrition.
•Zéro nouveau cas d'Ebola au Libéria, stagnation des chiffres en Sierra Leone et en Guinée.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Mail and Guardian

LAUREN CLIFFORD-HOLMES

A refugee camp in Chad has provided temporary sanctuary for thousands of fleeing Nigerians.

“I saw Boko Haram with my own eyes and I saw the bodies. If I think about the corpses, I will cry.”

These are the words of 12-year-old Tahiru Abakhar whose family was attacked by Boko Haram in Baga and again hounded by the Islamist group in other towns until they fled to neighbouring Chad.

27 Mar 2015 description

Total CAR refugees in neighbouring countries 455,134 of which since Dec. 2013 215,735

Total population of concern (IDPs in CAR + Refugees in neighbouring countries) 891,390