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17 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

1,843
Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated in 2016

4,780
New arrivals from Mali in 2016

4,881
Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 January 2017)

13, 118
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 January 2017)

30L
of potable water available per person per day

FUNDING 2017

USD 19 M
Requested for the operation
Funded 0%
Gap 100%

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Avant-propos

“La Résolution 46/182 des Nations Unies reste aussi pertinente et fondamentale aujourd’hui qu’en décembre 1991 et les principes d’humanité, de neutralité, indépendance et d’impartialité qu’elle contient continuent de guider une assistance humanitaire stratégique, coordonnée et efficace aux personnes qui en ont besoin”

17 Jan 2017 description

"The bomb that exploded on Monday morning, it's our brothers responsible for it," an audio recording said

BAUCHI/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Islamist militant group Boko Haram has said it was behind Monday's twin suicide bombing at a university in north eastern Nigeria which killed two people.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Weekly picks

NIGERIA

Four people killed, 15 wounded in a suicide attack by a teenage girl suspected to be linked to Boko Haram at a university mosque in Borno State on 16 January. Police earlier shot a 12yo girl trying to enter the university. The IED strapped to her body exploded, killing her instantly. These incidents come two days after suicide bombers killed at least six people and injured 14 in a crowded market in the northeastern town of Madagali.

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Nigeria - IOM has built mental health resource centres in nine locations across northeastern Nigeria to assist and support thousands of people who have fled the Boko Haram insurgency, and the local communities who are hosting them.

The centres are part of IOM’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) project, which was launched in Nigeria in May 2014, following the abduction of nearly 300 girls from a school in Chibok, Borno State.

17 Jan 2017 description
report CARE

Aid organisation CARE International today issued a new report highlighting the top ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2016.

The report, Suffering in Silence, features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, North Korea and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan and last year’s monsoon floods in Bangladesh.

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report Christian Aid

BACKGROUND

  • The impacts of the ongoing insurgency attacks on both lives and properties in the North East states of Nigeria have left many in fear, displaced millions of people, while hundreds of thousands have lost their livelihoods and are facing serious starvation.

  • Violence caused by the insurgency activities of Boko Haram - and counter military measures/operations have left widespread devastation to homes, livelihoods and families.

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12.01.2017 – Jürgen Koch, GIZ Country Director in Mali, talks about the challenges of working in the field. Many projects are being successfully implemented despite the tense security situation.

Mr Koch, what are the main challenges of working in Mali?

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Sudan conveys its readiness for WHO verification for certification

11 January 2017 | Geneva

In 2016, a total of 25 human cases of dracunculiasis1 (guinea-worm disease) were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO); Mali reported zero cases for the first time.

16 Jan 2017 description

Niamey, le 16 janvier: Les organisations humanitaires au Niger recherchent 271 millions de dollars pour apporter une aide d’urgence à 1,5 million de personnes vulnérables dans le pays. Cet appel de fonds vise à mobiliser les financements nécessaires pour la mise en œuvre du Plan de réponse humanitaire de 2017 lancé aujourd’hui par son Excellence M. Brigi Rafini, Premier Ministre, Chef du Gouvernement en présence de M.