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30 Aug 2015 description

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Sunday 8/30/2015 - 14:02 GMT

Nigeria's secret police said Sunday it had arrested notable Boko Haram suspects, including a key commander, linked with several suicide attacks across the country.

The Department of State Services (DSS) said in a statement that Usman Shuiabu, also known as Money, and other frontline members of the hardline Islamist group were picked up in Lagos, Kano, Plateau, Enugu and Gombe states between July and August.

30 Aug 2015 description

Ouagadougou, 27 Aout 2015 - Le Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire général de l’ONU et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’ouest (UNOWA), M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, a effectué une mission à Ouagadougou, du 25 au 27 aout 2015, pour mener des consultations dans le cadre du processus électoral en cours au Burkina Faso.

29 Aug 2015 description

Saudi Ambassador to Niger Turki bin Nagi Al-Ali handed over 100 tons of dates to Niger’s Food Crisis.

29 Aug 2015 description
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Le processus de paix au Mali est grippé par la crise d'Anefis où la sincérité des signataires des accords est remise en cause.

Les groupes armés de la Plateforme refuse de quitter la ville du Nord du pays qu'ils occupent, en violation du cessez-le-feu et des accords de paix et de réconciliation au Mali.

29 Aug 2015 description

Ouagadougou, 27 August 2015 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA), Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, conducted a three-day mission to Ouagadougou from 25 to 27 August 2015, to hold consultations in the context of the ongoing electoral process in Burkina Faso.

During his visit, Mr. Chambas met with the transitional authorities, national institutions of defense and security, leaders of political parties as well as representatives of Burkina Faso civil society organizations.

28 Aug 2015 description

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | vendredi 28/08/2015 - 17:00 GMT

Le gouvernement du Burkina a appelé vendredi au respect des décisions du Conseil constitutionnel (CC) après un appel à la "désobéissance civile" lancé par des pro-Compaoré pour protester contre l'exclusion de certains candidats aux élections législatives d'octobre.

28 Aug 2015 description

IOM Highlights Psychosocial Needs of Displaced People in Eastern Nigeria

Nigeria - IOM, with financial support from the US, French and German governments, has released a report based on a psychosocial needs assessment of internally displaced persons (IDPs) carried out in Yola, Adamawa State, in eastern Nigeria in April 2015.

The needs assessment identified the psychosocial needs of IDPs who have fled the Boko Haram insurgency and are now living in camps and host communities in Yola.

28 Aug 2015 description

Increased rainfall across Hispaniola due to tropical storm activity

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Widespread, heavy rainfall over the past few weeks has caused flooding over local areas of West Africa. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week, elevating flooding risks over many already saturated areas.

  2. Significant rainfall is forecast to continue over eastern Chad and western Sudan, heightening risks for localized flooding and potential waterborne disease outbreaks.

27 Aug 2015 description

Attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region have increased over recent weeks, and military presence in the area has also expanded in response. The number of people who have been forced to flee their homes has more than doubled, bringing the total number of displaced in the area to 75,000. The fear that has been instilled in the population – consisting of refugees from Niger and Nigeria, and Chadians themselves – has only been exacerbated by the continuing violence which shows no sign of abating.

27 Aug 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Following the overthrow of President François Bozizé, a major humanitarian crisis began in May 2013 that led to the displacement of thousands of CAR nationals. Many fled to neighbouring countries like the DRC, Congo, Chad and Cameroon. They arrived in very miserable conditions; some with wounds, and others malnourished.

27 Aug 2015 description

(Dakar -N’Djamena, le 27 août 2015) – Le Sous-Secrétaire Général des Nations-Unies et Coordonnateur Humanitaire Régional pour le Sahel, M. Toby Lanzer, vient d’effectuer une visite de quatre jours au Tchad durant laquelle il s’est notamment rendu dans la région du Lac Tchad pour y constater l’impact humanitaire de la crise dans le bassin du lac Tchad. Au terme de sa visite, Toby Lanzer a exhorté la communauté internationale à se mobiliser davantage face aux multiples défis humanitaires qui touchent le pays. « Le Tchad est le septième pays qui accueille le plus de réfugiés au monde.

27 Aug 2015 description

(Dakar - N’Djamena, 27 August 2015) – The Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Toby Lanzer, today completed a four-day visit to Chad during which he travelled to the Lake Chad region to assess the humanitarian impact of ongoing crisis in the Lake Chad Basin. At the end of his visit, Toby Lanzer called on the international community to ramp up its support in response to the multi-faceted humanitarian challenges affecting the country. “Chad is the seventh largest refugee-hosting country in the world.

27 Aug 2015 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity Niger and United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have signed an agreement to distribute 18 tons of seeds to 12,000 small farmers and sheep to 100 at-risk female-headed households. As a key strategic implementing partner of FAO, Qatar Charity Niger selected the beneficiaries in the 124 villages who are regularly affected by drought and threatened by period food crises, organized the procurement and logistical arrangements.

27 Aug 2015 description

“This is the time for Nigeria to be very vigilant, alert and to maintain its extraordinary efforts,” says Dr Arshad Quddus from the World Health Organization.

Dr Arshad Quddus is the coordinator of the Polio Strategy Support and Coordination unit at the World Health Organization (WHO). In August, he took part in the meeting of the Expert Review Committee (ERC) in Nigeria. Here, he speaks about the extraordinary efforts in Nigeria to date, the work still to be done, and what motivates him to eradicate polio.

What was the purpose of the ERC meeting in Nigeria last week?

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.