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17 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG partners continue response to Critical and Extreme Critical levels of malnutrition in northeastern Nigeria

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches more than 1 million people in northeastern Nigeria with emergency food assistance in February

  • Conflict displaces nearly 9,100 people in Borno between February 24 and March 14

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Mar 2017 description

by Stephen O'Brien | https://twitter.com/unreliefchief
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:57 GMT

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Allowing famine to unfold is a choice; we must make the choice to stop it

16 Mar 2017 description

Le Plan de réponse humanitaire (HRP) 2017 s’inscrit dans la stratégie d’action humanitaire régionale lancée en 2014 au Mali et dans huit autres pays du Sahel. Cette stratégie comporte trois objectifs qui sont adaptés comme suit au contexte national du Mali.

16 Mar 2017 description

CONTEXTE DE LA PLANIFICATION INTÉGRÉE

Jusqu’à l’année 2016, l’action du Système des Nations Unies en Mauritanie a été basée sur deux processus de planification parallèles, notamment : l’UNDAF (Plan Cadre des Nations Unies pour l’Assistance au Développement), et le SRP/HRP (le Plan Stratégique de Réponse Humanitaire).

16 Mar 2017 description

Key messages

Market availability and physical access

  • Hikes in prices of food commodities in the markets of Borno and Yobe States as well as other parts of the country have been compounded by the ongoing economic recession, depreciation in the value of the Naira, increased cost of transportation and rising inflationary trends.

  • Staple food commodities are widely available in the markets of Borno and Yobe States, with the exception of Gubio where traders reported limited availability of maize, yam, millet and fish.

16 Mar 2017 description

In this issue

• About the Nigeria INGO Forum
• Nigeria INGO Forum and Norwegian CSOs drive advocacy for Oslo conference
• In-Focus: Food Security and Livelihoods: NRC’s response to Nigeria’s Food crisis
• Did You Know?
• Forum Members’ Products

16 Mar 2017 description

Overview

$1,054 million funds required in the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)

5.5% 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan coverage

16 Mar 2017 description

by Reuters
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 20:59 GMT

The attack by four female teenage suicide bombers injured 16 others in a residential area in the northeast Nigerian city.

(Adds Magumeri attack, Cameroon freed hostages)

By Kolawole Adewale and Lanre Ola

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, March 15 (Reuters) - Four female teenage suicide bombers killed two people and injured 16 others in a residential area in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a disaster agency spokesman said on Wednesday.

15 Mar 2017 description

The "hostages freed consisted mostly of women, children and elderly people"

By Sylvain Andzongo

YAOUNDE, March 15 (Reuters) - Regional West African forces freed 5,000 captives from a Boko Haram base in a more than week-long operation that also completely destroyed the militants' hideout in mountains along the Nigeria-Cameroon border, Cameroon said Wednesday.

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15 Mar 2017 description

The Danish Refugee Council is present in some of the worst hit areas and helps people, who are affected by the escalating ‘four famines’ in Africa and Yemen.

More than 20 million people are facing famine in the crisis currently escalating several places in African and Yemen. This has caused the UN to issue its largest appeal in the organizations history. The Danish Refugee Council is present in many of the worst affected areas and is working extensively to help.

15 Mar 2017 description

1. Introduction

The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) is developed to facilitate joint referral pathway for women, men, boys and girls at risk in the humanitarian operation, including Reception Centers, camps and host communities where the IDPs live. Gender Based Violence (GBV) is a life threatening protection, health, and human rights issue that can have devastating impact on women and children in particular, as well as families and communities.

15 Mar 2017 description

In the Lake Chad Region, that includes part of Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad, attacks by Boko Haram have uprooted and displaced 2.3 million people to date. Violence, combined with chronic drought, cholera and poverty have created one of the most complex and severe humanitarian crises in today’s world.

15 Mar 2017 description

La région de Diffa est confrontée depuis quelques années à des mouvements forcés de populations causés par les violences liées aux activités de Boko Haram dans le bassin du lac Tchad. Par ailleurs, plusieurs cas de victimes civiles ont été relevés dans les départements de Bosso, Diffa, Goudoumaria, Mainé Soroa et Nguigmi. Selon les données non exhaustives recueillies par les partenaires sur le terrain, on dénombre environ 455 personnes tuées, blessées ou enlevées depuis les premières attaques de Boko Haram au Niger en février 2015.