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02 Aug 2015 description

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Sunday 8/2/2015 - 22:09 GMT |

Boko Haram fighters killed 13 people in an attack on Malari village in northeast Nigeria's restive Borno state early Sunday, witnesses said.

Local farmer Moha Saleh said 27 people, including women and children, were also injured in the attack, which began when the Islamist militants stormed the village at around 1:00 am (0000 GMT).

"They also set many houses ablaze after accusing us of telling soldiers their whereabouts," he told AFP.

02 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

According to UNHCR, there are some 90,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali and 16,000 returnees. Burkina Faso shelters some 34,000 Malian refugees, while Mauritania and Niger each host some 50,000 Malian refugees, respectively.

01 Aug 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was adequate in June with supplies from 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Regionally-produced staple food prices increased seasonally, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by conflict in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring areas, the CAR, and northern Mali.

01 Aug 2015 description

Sorghum, millet, white maize, and local and imported rice are the most important food commodities. Millet is most heavily consumed in the eastern and northern regions of the country. Local rice is another basic food commodity, especially for poorer households. Imported rice and white maize are most commonly consumed in and around the capital. The Marché d'Atrone in N’Djamena, the capital city, is the largest market for cereals. Moundou is an important consumer center for sorghum and the second largest market after the capital. The Abéché market is located in a northern production area.

01 Aug 2015 description

Malgré le retard, la campagne agricole s’installe grâce aux pluies de juillet

MESSAGES CLÉS

01 Aug 2015 description
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The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five - year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Aug 2015 description

Local rice and sorghum are the most consumed food products by poor households in Mauritania followed by imported wheat which is a substitute that these households turn to the most. Local rice is grown in the river valley (in the southern regions of Trarza, Brakna, Gorgol and Guidimakha). Sorghum is produced in all areas of production (rainfed) and in flood-recession areas. However, a significant portion is imported from Mali and Senegal. Mauritania depends greatly on food imports (70% in a good agricultural year and 85% in a bad year) than on internal production.

01 Aug 2015 description

Des déficits de consommation chez les pauvres du centre et du sud du pays

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 L’absence de stocks alimentaires familiaux, l’importante baisse des revenus saisonniers et des programmes d’assistance insuffisants placent les ménages pauvres du centre et du sud du pays en insécurité alimentaire de type Crise (Phase 3 et 3 ! de l’IPC) entre juillet et septembre.

01 Aug 2015 description
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The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five - year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Aug 2015 description

UNDP has begun to implement a programme of early recovery in the northeast of Nigeria that will create hundreds of jobs while promoting peace and social cohesion among conflict-affected communities.

The violence in the northeast has destroyed lives and communities and displaced 1.4 million people, while 4.5 million are at risk of going hungry. Funded by the Government of Norway to the tune of USD 1.7 million, the programme will help communities in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States to making a living, as well as establish new networks to prevent conflict and promote dialogue.

31 Jul 2015 description

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Friday 7/31/2015 - 20:05 GMT

Cameroon has deported more than 2,000 Nigerians who were living in the country illegally as part of new security measures intended to prevent suicide attacks by Boko Haram jihadists, sources said Friday.

Regional newspaper L'Oeil du Sahel reported that about 2,500 Nigerians had been "rounded up" in Kousseri, in the far north of Cameroon, and sent back to their country on Thursday.

The weekly posted a photo on its Facebook page showing several departing trucks crammed with hundreds of passengers.

31 Jul 2015 description

Yaoundé, Cameroun | AFP | vendredi 31/07/2015 - 19:25 GMT

Plus de 2.000 ressortissants nigérians en situation irrégulière ont été expulsés jeudi du Cameroun vers leur pays, dans le cadre des nouvelles mesures sécuritaires visant à prévenir le risque d'attentats-suicides par les islamistes de Boko Haram, selon des sources concordantes.

31 Jul 2015 description

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Friday 7/31/2015 - 21:54 GMT

by Aminu Abubakar with Ola Awoniyi in Abuja

A female suicide bomber and Boko Haram gunmen killed 16 people in Nigeria as the commander of a new multinational force tasked with fighting the Islamists pledged on Friday to crush the insurgency "very soon".

Major General Iliya Abbah's appointment in an Abuja ceremony as chief of the 8,700-strong force came as a woman bomber on a tricycle killed six people in a busy market in Maiduguri, the largest city in Nigeria's restive northeastern Borno state.

31 Jul 2015 description

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Friday 7/31/2015 - 14:01 GMT

At least 10 people were killed when Boko Haram Islamist gunmen raided a village in Nigeria's northeastern Yobe state in a revenge attack against local vigilantes, an official said Friday.

Some 32 gunmen on motorcycles raided the village of Kukuwa-Gari at around 10:30 pm (2130 GMT) on Wednesday, killing 10 people including two women, said Baba Nuhu, a member of the local government council.

31 Jul 2015 description

The crisis in CAR has forced more than 1 million people to flee their homes. Today, more than 368,000 people remain displaced, living in the bush, in camps or with host families. They are among the 2.7 million Central African who depend on aid to survive, including 1.2 million people food insecure.

31 Jul 2015 description
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MAROUA, 31 July 2015 (IRIN) - A month ago, the main market in the Cameroonian town of Maroua was bustling with traders and buyers. Now it is a place of fear and suspicion, bordering on paranoia.
Five suicide bombings in just 13 days in the Far North Region, all blamed on Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, have made people jittery. Thousands of troops have been sent north by the government in distant Yaoundé and draconian security measures have come into force across much of the country.

31 Jul 2015 description

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, met with the Minister of Solidarity, Humanitarian Action and Reconstruction of the North, Mr. Hamadou Konaté, this morning.