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26 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. Dans sa lettre datée du 25 janvier 2017, le Président du Conseil de sécurité a informé le Secrétaire général que le Conseil avait décidé de dépêcher une mission dans la région du bassin du lac Tchad (Cameroun, Tchad, Niger et Nigéria) du 1er au 7 mars 2017. La mission était codirigée par les Représentants permanents de la France, du Sénégal et du Royaume -Uni. On trouvera dans les annexes I et II la composition de la mission et l’énoncé de son mandat.

II. Cameroun

26 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. In his letter dated 25 January 2017, the President of the Security Council informed the Secretary-General that the Council had decided to send a mission to the Lake Chad Basin region (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) from 1 to 7 March 2017. The mission was led jointly by the Permanent Representatives of France, Senegal and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The composition of the mission and its terms of reference are set out in annexes I and II to the present report.

II. Cameroon

25 May 2017 description
  • The World Health Assembly (WHA) is meeting this week in Geneva, Switzerland.  Ministers of Health and public health professionals from around the world are discussing global public health issues, including the global drive to eradicate polio.  The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) secretariat has prepared a status report, which will inform the discussions by Member States.

25 May 2017 description

GENEVA—The World Health Assembly today made decisions relating to polio, the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, and the health workforce.

Polio

23 May 2017 description

Polio staff in Nigeria have contributed emergency response expertise in Sokoto State

In early May 2017, polio programme staff from across Nigeria joined efforts to combat a meningitis outbreak in Sokoto, providing support and expertise in outbreak response to help Sokoto State in controlling the outbreak.

Almost 200 WHO polio officers worked with state and national government agencies and other partners to plan and implement a state-wide vaccination campaign aimed at reaching almost 800 000 young people at risk of contracting the disease.

19 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WHO Country Representative, Nigeria, Dr. Wondi Alemu visited hard-to-reach areas in Yobe and in Borno state including Kukarieta and Ngamdu in order to personally appreciate the critical conditions of the affected population.

  • WHO provided technical support for the vaccination of 185 201 persons aged 9 – 15years with Men A vaccine and more than 5000 aged 2-8years with Pentavalent in Yobe state.

  • Trained 80 clinicians, laboratory scientists and nurses in Borno and Yobe states on CSM diagnosis and case management.

18 May 2017 description
  • The World Health Assembly (WHA) is meeting next week in Geneva, Switzerland. Ministers of Health and public health professionals from around the world will convene to discuss global public health issues, including the global drive to eradicate polio. Delegates are anticipated to review current status against each of the four objectives of the Polio Endgame Plan, including reviewing a report requested by the Executive Board (EB) in January 2017 on issues related to transition planning.

18 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An upsurge of violence has been reported in some areas in central Borno State and at the border between Niger and Nigeria. This increase in casualties hampers the provision of humanitarian assistance.

12 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Clashes between Ex-Seleka Coalition and UPC fighters continue to threaten the security in the prefectures of Ouaka, Haute Kotto and Mbomou.

  • The meningitis campaign held in March reached a coverage rate of 90.5%. The second round is schedule from 8-10 May and will be targeting 1,611,438 people aged 1 to 29 years old in three regions.

  • The preparation of the second round of “Lac Chad Polio Outbreak campaign” is ongoing. This campaign will be targeting four health regions for 474,160 children aged 0-59 months.

11 May 2017 description
  • A major global polio event will be held this June at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta. Find out more.

  • Pakistan’s polio surveillance network provides a silent force behind eradication efforts. Read more.

11 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • As of 15 April 2017, 10.3% ($109 million) of the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) had been funded for North-East Nigeria. Over $120 million was also received outside the 2017 HRP, according to the Financial Tracking System. Additional funding is urgently required to continue to scale up the humanitarian response;

  • Due to critical funding shortages, Food Security partners started experiencing a pipeline break, forcing organisations to provide only half rations to beneficiaries;

10 May 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • Humanitarian partners in Nigeria are preparing contingency plans for the possible return of around 75,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon. Incidents of forceful returns continue to be reported despite an agreement signed in March by Cameroon, Nigeria and UNHCR on voluntary repatriation. In Banki town, the military recently reported that around 1,000 people arrived every week from neighbouring Cameroon and warned that the small border town was being overwhelmed by the influx.

10 May 2017 description

Background

Around 17 million people live in the affected areas across the four Lake Chad basin countries. The number of displaced people has tripled over the last two years. Most of the displaced families are sheltered by communities that count among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. Food insecurity and malnutrition have reached critical levels.

Recent developments