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21 Nov 2014 description
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(Addis Ababa/Jeddah/N'Djamena, 21 November 2014): A high-level mission today wrapped up a week-long visit to Chad raising attention for the human suffering and calling for more engagement of the international community in the Central African Country.

21 Nov 2014 description
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UNICEF Response highlights

• 86% of the estimated caseload of children with SAM had been admitted for therapeutic care - with a recovery rate of 82% (September 2014).

• 40,032 caregivers of SAM affected children in the Sahel have received hygiene kits and key messages.

• 33,622 children 6 months -15 years received their measles vaccination in returnee sites (91% of UNICEF Target).

• Preventative mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services were integrated into maternal and child health services in all returnee sites.

20 Nov 2014 description

The security situation in the Central African Republic remains highly volatile, with persisting violence including looting, mob violence and banditry. This consequently increases the vulnerability and needs of the people affected. Over 105 humanitarian organisations operating in CAR continue to provide immediate life-saving, multi-sectoral assistance to the estimated 2.5 million in need of humanitarian assistance including over 428,172 displaced people.

20 Nov 2014 description
  • On 13 November, the Director-General of WHO accepted the recommendation of an International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee of Experts on polio that the international spread of polio continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) under the IHR, and extended the existing Temporary Recommendations to prevent the international spread of polio for countries affected by the disease for another 3 months.

20 Nov 2014 description
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19 November 2014 – Insecurity is on the march again in the countries of Africa’s Sahel belt, where extremists have displaced 1.5 million people in Nigeria and the threat of Ebola is exacerbating an already dire humanitarian crisis, the United Nations humanitarian regional coordinator said today.

19 Nov 2014 description

MESSAGES CLES

  • Les récoltes en cours améliorent les niveaux des stocks des ménages et des marchés. Malgré les retards d’installation de la saison enregistrés dans plusieurs localités, des productions agricoles moyennes à supérieures à la moyenne sont globalement attendues dans la région. Cependant, des productions inférieures à la moyenne seront observées en Mauritanie, au Sénégal, en Gambie, au nord-est du Nigeria, en Centrafrique et localement dans les autres pays du Sahel.

19 Nov 2014 description

En étroite collaboration avec la Croix-Rouge du Tchad, le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) vient de distribuer des biens de première nécessité à plus de 5 000 personnes déplacées dans la région reculée d’Am-Timan, dans le sud-est du Tchad, en raison du conflit en République centrafricaine.

19 Nov 2014 description

The ICRC, in close cooperation with the Red Cross of Chad, has distributed essential items to over 5,000 displaced people living in the isolated area of Am Timan, south-eastern Chad.

19 Nov 2014 description

19/11/2014 - 18:56 GMT

Le principal accusé des 29 complices présumés de l'ex-dictateur tchadien Hissène Habré, inculpé de crimes contre l'humanité et détenu à Dakar, a comparu mercredi pour répondre d'"assassinats" et "tortures" devant le tribunal de Ndjamena, a constaté un correspondant de l'AFP.

19 Nov 2014 description

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | mercredi 19/11/2014 - 13:30 GMT

par Celia LEBUR

Attaques de localités jusque-là épargnées, armements de plus en plus sophistiqués: dans le nord Cameroun, le groupe islamiste nigérian Boko Haram, qui met l'armée sous pression depuis plusieurs semaines, pourrait profiter de la saison sèche pour étendre encore son champ d'action.

L'installation prochaine de la saison sèche "va augmenter les capacités de nuisances de Boko Haram", souligne le colonel Jacob Kodji, chef de la région militaire interarmées du Nord Cameroun.

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

18 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • In recent years, Nigeria has been facing an armed insurgency in the three north-eastern States of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, home to some 13 million people. On 14 May 2013, the Government of Nigeria declared a state of emergency in these three States and swiftly put in place operational measures for a counter-insurgency operation. As of May 2014, millions are believed to have been affected, with at least 650,000 of them internally displaced in the directly affected States.

17 Nov 2014 description

The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has risen by half a million to 6.6 million people in the period between November 2013 and October 2014. These 6.6 million people in need consist of 3.1 million IDPs, 0.7 million refugees, and asylum seekers, 1.2 million malnourished children aged under five and 1.6 million people who are food insecure. Needs are greatest in the Darfur region, Southern Sudan (South Kordofan, West Kordofan and Blue Nile States) and Eastern Sudan.

16 Nov 2014 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

14 Nov 2014 description
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WHO: Rashid Khalikov (OCHA), Hesham Youssef (OIC), Aisha Abdoullahi (AU)
WHAT: Mission to the Republic of Chad
WHEN: 17 - 21 November 2014
WHERE: N'Djamena and field visits to Mao and Sahr

14 Nov 2014 description

N'Djamena, Chad | AFP | Friday 11/14/2014 - 14:56 GMT

by Stephane Yas

Twenty nine aides to Chad's ousted dictator Hissene Habre went on trial Friday before a special court in N'djamena charged with mass murder and torture during his rule in the 1980s.

In the very first trial inside Chad arising from the "black years" between 1982 and 1990, when thousands of people were killed or grievously hurt, the top suspect was Saleh Younous, once head of the Directorate of Documentation and Security (DDS), which was Habre's political police.

14 Nov 2014 description

Seasonal malaria chemoprevention treatment (SMC) has shown extremely promising results in reducing the burden of malaria in young children in the Sahel region of Africa, according to international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). To reach as many children as possible in remote areas it has been crucial to get the community involved. At the same time, in order to tackle the other main childhood ‘killer diseases’, MSF is screening children for malnutrition and providing vaccinations.