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03 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In May (3rd and 23rd), Boko Haram attacked 2 schools in Boudoum and Garin Dogo and looted school feeding supplies.

  • The Regional Directorate for Civil Registry released the new figures on forced displacements. In 97 sites (out of 142), there are 127,299 internally displaced people, 106,146 refugees and 14,546 returnees (Nigerien living in Nigeria and displaced to Niger due to insecurity).

13 Jun 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly update focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: four Grade 3, seven Grade 2, four Grade 1, and 26 ungraded events.

06 Jun 2017 description

CAMEROUN

UN ATTENTAT-SUICIDE TUE 9 PERSONNES, SUSPENSION DES MISSIONS HUMANITAIRES

06 Jun 2017 description

CAMEROON

SUICIDE BLAST KILLS SEVEN, HALTS AID MISSIONS

A suicide bomber on 2 June killed nine people and wounded 30 others in Kolofata area in Cameroon’s Far North region. The attack was the 18th of its kind since January and prompted the suspension of UN missions to the area. Insecurity and persistent Boko Haram attacks are the main hindrance to aid delivery in the region. On 26 May, a suicide bomber struck Kolofata as a mission by UN agencies was about to arrive.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

05 Jun 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 41 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, five Grade 1, and 26 ungraded events.

02 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In Diffa region, 8 security incidents caused 69 casualties, including 12 civilians. On April 9th, Boko Haram attacked again the health centre of Boudoum and looted medicines, and plumpynut. On another incident, in Gueskerou, a major attack to an army post, by heavily armed Boko Haram, caused 57 casualties on the side of the assailants and a few injured soldiers from the national army.

30 May 2017 description

For yet another year, Nigeria and Niger are facing severe outbreaks of meningitis C. Both countries are part of the ‘meningitis belt’, a region that stretches across the continent from Senegal to Ethiopia, and is particularly affected by the disease during the dry season. From 13 December 2016 to 14 May 2017, a total of 13,943 suspected cases, and 1,112 deaths, of meningitis have been reported from 24 states in Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

29 May 2017 description
  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.

22 May 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.

20 May 2017 description

NEW YORK/NIAMEY, NIGER, MAY, 19 2017—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed several emergency teams to Niger to contain a meningitis outbreak that has killed 179 people since the beginning of the year. Working closely with Niger’s Ministry of Public Health, MSF teams have vaccinated more than 358,800 people in the most affected areas while continuing to monitor at-risk areas and provide medical care to those affected by the disease.

17 May 2017 description
report CARE

La propagation des épidémies dans la région du lac Tchad associée à une augmentation du nombre de personnes touchées par la famine au Nigeria exige de trouver rapidement une solution politique à un conflit complexe et de mettre à disposition des fonds indispensables. Les bailleurs doivent respecter les engagements pris en février lors de la conférence d’Oslo et débloquer des fonds.

17 May 2017 description

Du 2 janvier au 7 mai 2017, un total de 3 037 cas suspects de méningite dont 179 décès a été enregistré sur l'ensemble du pays. Le taux de létalité est de 5,9 pour cent. En 2016 à la même période, l'on dénombrait 1 784 cas dont 117 décès avec une létalité de 6,6 pour cent. Au 7 mai seul le district sanitaire de Madarounfa était en épidémie et le district de Niamey I en alerte. Des campagnes de vaccination ont été organisées dans les zones qui ont connu des épidémies.

17 May 2017 description
report CARE

“Donors must stand by their commitments and release funds pledged at donor conference in Oslo in February”

Abuja, 17/05/2017. The outbreak of epidemics in the Lake Chad region coupled with a rising number of people experiencing severe hunger in Nigeria demands urgent attention to provide a political solution to the complex conflict and release much needed funds, urges CARE International.