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19 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

18 January 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the suicide-vehicle attack earlier today perpetrated against a military camp in the northern Mali city of Gao that reportedly left at least 50 people dead and dozens injured.

19 Jan 2017 description

A STORY OF FLIGHT

In December 2013, when conflict broke out in the Central African Republic (CAR), thousands of people fled across the border to neighbouring countries, including more than 100,000 Chadians who returned to their home country. Most of them had left Chad decades ago and could no longer rely on family or friends for help upon their return, so they settled in returnee sites in the south. Here are their stories.

CONFLICT ON ALL SIDES

19 Jan 2017 description
report Guardian

Aid workers in Borno state say displaced people living in camps have no plans to go back home despite government claims that insurgents have been defeated

By Ben Quinn

The homecoming of tens of thousand of Nigerians displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency has been prevented by enduring fear of the Islamists and reluctance to return to areas of the country’s north-east devastated by the campaign against the militants, according to aid workers.

18 Jan 2017 description

In January, the polio programme is contributing to the protection of more than 4 million children against measles.

A mass vaccination campaign to protect more than 4 million children (4,766,214) against a measles outbreak in conflict-affected states in north-eastern Nigeria started on 13 January. The polio eradication infrastructure has been on hand to help with this feat of logistics from data management to training, social mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, supportive supervision and waste management.

18 Jan 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

ABUJA, Nigeria – A brutal attack by Boko Haram forced Zainab Abubakar, 28, and her six children to flee their home in northern Nigeria. “I was one month pregnant when I left Gamboru Ngala,” Ms. Abubakar told UNFPA from the Dalori displacement camp in Maiduguri. “During my escape, I lost my pregnancy.”

Ms. Abubakar’s tragic miscarriage took place in 2014, but the Boko Haram crisis continues to drive women and girls from their homes – and from access to basic health care.

18 Jan 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12684

Security Council
7864th Meeting (AM)

Suicide Bombing Will Not Distract Us, Permanent Representative Vows, as Members Hear from Delegates of Uruguay, Algeria

A car bomb that killed more than 50 people at a military base in Gao this morning was a stark reminder of the multiple obstacles hobbling Mali’s ongoing peace process, the head of United Nations peacekeeping told the Security Council today.

18 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

• Sixty injured people, majority of them children, were airlifted on 18 January from Nigeria’s north-eastern Rann locality to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, following a military airstrike on Rann the previous day. The medical evacuation involved UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) and Nigerian military helicopters.

• In Maiduguri, 11 ambulances have been availed to ferry the patients to five hospitals in the city. Four additional doctors and 100 kg of medical supplies were flown to Rann today.

18 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

18 janvier 2017 – Le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies aux opérations de maintien de la paix, Hervé Ladsous, a fermement condamné une attaque suicide meurtrière mercredi à Gao, dans le nord du Mali, contre un camp abritant des éléments des Forces armées maliennes et de divers groupes armés, estimant qu'elle constituait une atteinte directe au processus de paix.

18 Jan 2017 description

Bamako, January 18, 2017 – Today, shortly before 9am, A suicide vehicle exploded inside the camp of the MOC (Mécanisme Opérationnel de Coordination) in Gao. The camp hosts elements of the Malian Armed Forces and members of the Platform and Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) who are to take part in mixed patrols, as envisaged by the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali.

18 Jan 2017 description

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is shocked by the deaths of civilians and six aid workers from the Nigerian Red Cross following an airstrike on the town of Rann, near the border of Nigeria and Cameroon.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Killings, Repression, Insecurity Imperil Civilians in North, Central Region

(Nairobi) – Islamist armed groups in northern and central Mali have executed numerous people and are increasingly imposing restrictions on village life. The Malian government has largely been unable to protect vulnerable civilians in northern and central Mali, while security forces summarily executed at least 10 suspected Islamists and tortured many others during counterterrorism operations in 2016.

18 Jan 2017 description

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today expressed his shock at a bombing on a site for internally displaced people in north-east Nigeria that left dozens of people dead, and stressed the need for the Nigerian authorities to urgently identify the failings that led to the tragedy.

18 Jan 2017 description

Le Niger a enregistré un déficit fourrager global de l’ordre de 12,2 millions tonnes de matières sèches (TMS) soit environ 48 pour cent des besoins. Sur des besoins globaux théoriques de l'ordre de 25,6 millions TMS, le disponible fourrager est de l'ordre de 13,3 millions TMS.

L’écart entre le disponible fourrager et les besoins réels de consommation montre que ce déficit est plus accentué dans les régions de Diffa, Tahoua, Tillabéry et Zinder. Selon les autorités du Niger, la situation pastorale de cette année nécessite une attention particulière.

18 Jan 2017 description

Boko Haram-related conflict has led to a severe humanitarian emergency in the Lake Chad Basin region and potential famine in inaccessible areas of northeastern Nigeria. At least 7 million people in the region are in need of food assistance. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) and trapped populations are at greater risk due to insecurity and poor or degraded infrastructure which impede aid delivery. There are currently 2.6 million people displaced across the region.