Niger: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2012
As of 24 Jun 2012, 2,023 cases of cholera and 52 deaths had been registered, compared with 474 cases and 20 deaths in June 2011. The region of Tillabéri (Tera, Tillabéri, Kollo, Sai districts), which hosts refugees from Mali in several camps, was the most affected, with 2005 cases. The regions of Niamey, Dosso and Maradi had reported 18 cases including four deaths. (UNICEF, 25 Jun 2012)
From late August through September, 41 cases of cholera were reported from three villages in Burkina Faso's Sahel region, close to the Niger border, with 25 cases reported among the Nigerien population and 16 among the Burkinabe (UNICEF, 27 Sep 2012). In October, 77 cases and four deaths were reported; in November the numbers decreased to 10 cases and no deaths (UNICEF, 30 Nov 2012).
By the end of 2012, Niger had recorded 5,285 cases and 110 deaths, compared to 2,434 cases and 57 deaths in 2011. Tillabéry remained the most affected region with 4,792 cases and 87 deaths, followed by Tahoua with 471 cases and 18 deaths. Not a single case/death was recorded since January 2013. (OCHA, 6 Feb 2013)
When fighting broke out in Mali in 2012, thousands of people fled the country and crossed into neighboring countries. Thousands crossed into Niger, 80% of them being women and children. These persons required among other assistance, urgent access to healthcare.
In the three camps of Tillaberi region, the 2 “Refugee Hosting Areas” of Intikane and Tazalit and for urban refugees in Niamey, access to health care was facilitated.
La situation épidémiologique a été difficile en 2013 pour le Niger et risque de l’être encore en 2014. Plus de moyens sont nécessaires pour y répondre.
Les premiers réfugiés maliens quittent le Niger alors que d’autres y arrivent.
L’appui au système communautaire de référencement médical, une initiative de résilience qui fait école à Tahoua.
Plus de 15 000 sinistrés des suites d’inondations à Diffa
Period covered by this Final Report: 16 December 2011 to 30 July 2013.
Appeal target (current): CHF 2,093,813
Appeal coverage: 90%;
· Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) of CHF 113,532 was allocated on 16 December 2011 to support Burkina Faso Red Cross (BRCS) to assist 5,500 beneficiaries with two months’ worth of food vouchers in Tin Akoff in the province of Oudalan in the Sahel region.
Period covered by this final report: December 2011 to May 2013.
Appeal target (current): CHF 3,375,048
Appeal coverage: 52%;
· The Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 30 January 2012 for CHF 3,756,836 for nine months to assist 350,000 beneficiaries in six regions: Diffa, Tahoua, Dosso,Tillabéry, Maradi and Zinder
In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and July 2013 is provided as well as a summary of ongoing outbreaks as reported by Member States.
Overview of reported outbreaks in WHO African Region
The U.N. estimates that some 11.3 million people throughout the Sahel remain food insecure, while approximately 1.5 million children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition. Although pockets of food insecurity and malnutrition will likely persist until at least the arrival of harvests in October, overall food security conditions in the region remain stable, according to the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).
Alors que le bilan des inondations s’alourdit, le gouvernement demande le soutien de ses partenaires
La situation des criquets pèlerins est désormais sous contrôle
La campagne agricole 2013 se déroule normalement
As of 8 July and further to WFP assessment, an estimated 13,487 people will need assistance in Diffa region (including 5,181 refugees and 3,520 returnees who have crossed the border into Niger from Nigeria and an additional 4,786 host families who are supporting refugees and returnees) . This follows the declaration of a state of emergency in three federal states in neighbouring Nigeria early May.
L’environnement social, économique et politique du Niger est resté stable au cours des six premiers mois de l’année 2013. Par contre, les conditions sécuritaires se sont graduellement dégradées avec deux attentats terroristes perpétrés durant le mois de mai contre une garnison militaire et des intérêts français dans le nord du pays (Agadez et Arlit), ainsi que l’évasion, en juin 2013, d’une vingtaine de détenus de la prison civile de Niamey, dont un présumé terroriste très dangereux.
NEEDS REMAIN HIGH
Food security and nutrition in the Sahel have improved somewhat since the acute crisis in 2012, following better rains and harvests. However, the effects of the recent crisis are not so quickly erased.
Snapshot 27 May – 03 June
In Syria, the government military continued its offensive on opposition-controlled Qusayr, a strategic city in Homs province connecting the capital to the Mediterranean coast. Humanitarian agencies expressed alarm over the fate of thousands of civilians still trapped in the city. The UN estimates that over 6.8 million people are in need of humanitarian aid in Syria. While an estimated 5 million people are internally displaced, the number of Syrians registered or awaiting registration in host countries has surpassed 1.6 million.
• Les premières réponses d’urgence s’organisent face à l’afflux de populations fuyant les violences au nord-Nigeria.
• L’épidémie de choléra semble se stabiliser, aucun nouveau cas n’a été enregistré ces derniers jours.
• La récurrence des crises alimentaires pousse de plus en plus de femmes et d’enfants des zones rurales à migrer vers la ville.
Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Melissa Fleming – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 21 mai 2013 au Palais des Nations à Genève.
Une épidémie de choléra, déclarée par le Gouvernement du Niger le 11 mai, a fait 7 morts dans l'ouest du pays, dont 2 réfugiés maliens.
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.
A cholera epidemic declared by the Niger government on May 11 has left 7 people dead in the west of the country, including 2 Malian refugees.
L’épidémie de choléra a refait surface le 6 Mai dernier dans le district sanitaire d’Ayorou où plusieurs cas ont déjà été enregistrés. Ceux-ci sont pris en charge dans un centre de traitement du choléra (CTC) mis en place par les autorités sanitaires avec le soutien de MSF-Suisse. Les acteurs humanitaires se mobilisent pour apporter une réponse coordonnée et efficace en vue d’arrêter la propagation de la maladie.
6.8 million people are in need in of humanitarian assistance in Syria and the UNHCR has defined the crisis as the worst humanitarian disaster since the end of the cold war. 4.25 million people are displaced and over 1.3 million people have fled into neighbouring countries. Fierce fighting continues across the country and cross-border shelling into Lebanon has intensified over the last days.
• The European Commission supports Niger in its efforts to improve food security for all Nigeriens and eradicate malnutrition. The country has made significant progress in reducing child deaths and has embraced a policy of free health care for under fives, but immense challenges remain to sustain these advances. At current rates, the population in Niger will continue to double every 20 years, outpacing economic growth as well as agricultural production.
NIAMEY , Apr 10 2013 (IPS) - About 20 communities in Tillabéri, west Niger, have been declared open defecation-free zones as across the country, very few people have access to proper sanitation.
The communities were part of a Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) project, launched in September 2010 in 32 villages in the region by the local office of the NGO Plan International.