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ECHO Factsheet - Nigeria - March 2014

Key messages

  • Nigeria has the highest number of acutely malnourished children in West Africa. Despite a gradual increase in the number of children that are being treated, more efforts are needed by the Nigerian authorities and donors to scale up the prevention and management of malnutrition.

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Lingering hardship after Nigeria floods

Report
IRIN

Farmers are struggling to improve food stocks amid complaints that support has been meagre, while a flood warning last year discouraged farmers from large-scale cultivation.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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16,470 Displaced Persons Still in IDP Camps

Rreceive assistance from Nigerians in UK

At least 16,470 internally displaced persons (IDP) are officially registered and living in various camps across several states in the country presently, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said.

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World + 18 others
The State of Environmental Migration 2013 - A review of 2012

The publication gathers a variety of cases studies, such as Typhoon Bopha, planned development-induced migration from hydroelectric dams in China and the Lower Mekong Delta and slow-onset droughts displacing pastoralists in Kenya.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Nigeria + 3 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Nigeria (ECHO/WWD/BUD/2014/01000) Last update 17/10/2013 Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2014/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 7 500 000

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World + 30 others
Price Watch: October 2013 Prices

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KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market supplies improved throughout the region in October due to average ongoing harvests. Carryover stocks were average to above-average in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Benin but below-average in many areas of the Niger and Nigeria due to the effects flood and conflict that disrupted the marketing system in 2012 and early 2013. Stable rice imports from international markets contributed to food availability in Senegal and Mauritania (Pages 3-5).

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Mali + 10 others
Afrique de l’ouest : Perspectives de sécurité alimentaire octobre 2013 à mars 2014

Il y a des zones localisées de fort déficit de production au Sahel suite à l'installation tardives des pluies, des sécheresses de mi saison ou un arrêt précoce des pluies.

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Nigeria: Floods Emergency appeal n° MDRNG014 - 12-months summary update

Summary: The Emergency Appeal operation supported by the International Federation of the Red Cross and RED Crescent Societies (IFRC) has progressed as planned following its revision in May 2013, with the emergency and recovery assistance provided well received by the population affected by the 2012 floods in Nigeria. The 12-months summary update reports on progress from November 2012 to October 2013 as summarized below.

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Price Watch: September 2013 Prices

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KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, cereals trade between the region’s surplus and deficit zones increased in September. Staple food prices remained stable throughout most of the central basin in September as producers and traders sold remaining stocks from above-average 2012 harvests. Cereal prices were stable or increased in many structurally-deficit areas as the lean season can to an end. Rice imports from international markets contributed to adequate food availability the Western Basin (Pages 3-5).

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Lessons of 2012 inform Red Cross response as new floods hit Nigeria

The population is at risk of waterborne diseases as wells are contaminated by flooding. The health and hygiene training that volunteers received during the 2012 floods is paying off as IFRC mobilizes returning volunteers.

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Mali + 10 others
Situation Update: The Sahel Crisis - 30 September 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

 The lean season continues in the Sahel, and the poorest households are still facing difficulties accessing adequate food.

 Floods have caused crop losses and affected livelihoods in the Niger and Nigeria.

 With the USD 20.9 million received so far in 2013, FAO is assisting more than 1.7 million beneficiaries by supporting food and livestock production, and providing livelihood protection and technical assistance.

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World + 31 others
Price Watch: July 2013 Prices

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KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, the effects of last year's flood-related production shortfalls and civil insecurity in Nigeria continue to disrupt staple food and livestock markets. Staple food prices remained stable in the central basin in July as producers sold remaining stocks from above-average 2012 harvests. Cereal prices were stable or increased in most structurallydeficit areas as the lean season progressed. (Pages 3-5).

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Benin + 6 others
Afrique de l’ouest Rapport spécial Juillet 2013

Le conflit continue à perturber les marchés au Nigéria ; des niveaux élevés d’insécurité alimentaire dans les zones avoisinantes

MESSAGES CLÉS

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Working together to empower communities

By David Fogden, IFRC, and Victoria Madamidola, Nigerian Red Cross Society

Salatamba Gimba is a widow who lives with her five children in Ozahi, Kogi State, a community close to the Niger River. In 2012, her village experienced severe flooding following heavy rains across most parts of the country, which led to the Niger and Benue Rivers bursting their banks.

Salatamba and her children escaped the rising flood waters, moving to Oze, a village five kilometres away. That was almost a year ago. The family still lives there today.

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Cameroon, Nigeria cooperate on flood prevention plan

As this year’s rainy season gathers momentum, authorities fear a repeat of the 2012 crisis when waterways burst their banks and devastated entire villages, killing some 180 people.

Reuters - AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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Widows appreciate Red Cross support

“It is the first time I had witnessed such a flood,” explains Rebecca Nathaniel, a 45-year-old widow and mother of six. Rebecca lives in Odugwu, Kogi State, a village that was badly affected by the worst floods in Nigeria in more than 40 years.

“The floods arrived at night, but I was able to escape by tractor with my children to Idah town where I took refuge in a school with lots of families from many other communities that had also been flooded,” she says.

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Mali + 8 others
Sécurité alimentaire et implications humanitaires en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Sahel - juillet 2013

  • Retard dans le démarrage de la campagne agricole suite à l’arrivée tardive des pluies
  • Hausse du nombre de réfugiés au Nigéria, de déplacés en Guinée, retour des déplacés au Mali
  • Situation alimentaire préoccupante en Guinée Bissau suite à l’échec de la campagne de noix de cajou
  • Prix du mil anormalement élevé au Niger
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World + 27 others
Price Watch: June 2013 Prices

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KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, the effects of last year's flood-related production shortfalls and civil insecurity in Nigeria continue to disrupt staple food and livestock markets. Staple food prices remained stable in the central basin in June as producers sold remaining stocks from above-average 2012 harvests to finance the current agricultural season. Cereal prices were stable or started to increase in most structurally-deficit areas as the lean season approached. Staple food availability continues to improve in northern Mali (Pages 3-5).

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Nigeria + 5 others
West Africa Special Report: July 2013 - Conflict continues to disrupt Nigerian markets; elevated levels of food insecurity in neighboring areas

Atypically high cereal prices are negatively affecting households during lean season, while elevated levels of food insecurity loom in neighboring areas of Niger and Chad.