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24 Jun 2016 description

IOM firmly believes in humane and orderly migration for all and all data reported through the flow monitoring aims to inform and highlight a migratory phenomenon in an area with dangers for migrants (challenging climate, dangerous road conditions, vulnerability to trafficking/other exploitation/abuse). Proportionally, the flows measured by IOM in the Agadez region are heavily concentrated on the route to and from the Libyan border. Migrants going towards Libya represent 68% of recorded migrants while those coming from Libya to Niger represent 20%.

24 Jun 2016 description

Déclaration à la presse

Diffa, le 22 juin 2016

Au nom du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies, je suis venu exprimer notre solidarité au peuple et aux autorités nigériens et à la communauté humanitaire tout entière, à la suite des récentes attaques de Boko Haram contre la ville de Bosso et le camp de déplacés de N’gagam.

Je présente mes condoléances les plus attristées aux familles éprouvées et souhaite un prompt rétablissement aux blesses, avec l’expression de ma profonde compassion et de ma très grande sympathie.

24 Jun 2016 description

New displacements and movements of IDPs have been reported especially in Borno State where over 5,000 people moved from Bama, Gwoza, Marte, Mafa and eastern parts of the State into camps as a result of ongoing conflict between the military and Boko Haram. In Yobe State about 17,000 internally displaced persons are reported to have returned to their areas of origin in Gujba and Gulani local government areas, which are still hard to reach for humanitarian actors. The humanitarian community continues to advocate for all returns and movement to be voluntary, dignified and safe.

24 Jun 2016 description

The objective of this document is to provide an update on the humanitarian situation at New Prison IDP Settlement. The context is constantly changing and as such partners are encouraged to liaise directly with OCHA Borno Office for further updates.


24 Jun 2016 description

Since February 2015, more than 115 security incidents have been recorded, leading to the displacement of more than 241,000 people in Diffa region. An upsurge of Boko Haram attacks has taken place since April 2016. In May and beginning of June, six Boko Haram attacks took place in the department of Bosso (including 2 against the IDP site and village of Yebi).

24 Jun 2016 description

Nigeria - IOM has conducted a four-day training from 20 to 23 June in Maiduguri Borno state on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for government agencies and organizations responsible for camp management and emergency response. It is intended to build the capacity of CCCM actors, with a focus on Camp Management Agencies (CMAs) and to raise standard in the sector in order to ensure an appropriate response to needs and gaps in protection and assistance of the internally displaced persons (IDPs).

24 Jun 2016 description

Substantial rain returned to Uganda and the Lake Victoria region this past week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Low and infrequent rainfall since late March has resulted in drought across parts of southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania. The potential for recovery remains unlikely.

  2. Consistently below-normal rainfall over the past 4 weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for portions of Uganda and western Kenya. This pattern has resulted in low soil moisture and poor vegetation health index values.

23 Jun 2016 description

Return of Nigerian Refugees

UNHCR, in collaboration with Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) has registered a total of 22,098 Nigerian returnees from Cameroon to Adamawa State from August 2015 through May 2016.

23 Jun 2016 description

FAO upscales its support in crisis-hit areas to safeguard agricultural livelihoods

Dakar/Accra, 23 June 2016 – Massive population displacements and insecurity in the Lake Chad basin are putting livelihoods and food security at high risk. In northeast Nigeria alone, the impact of the conflict on agriculture is estimated at USD 3.7 billion due to livestock losses and reduced agricultural production, destruction of irrigation and farming facilities, and collapse of extension services including veterinary health facilities.

23 Jun 2016 description

Quinquagénaire, père de dix enfants, Nassirou veut rester optimiste malgré un avenir incertain.Le visage un peu ridé et la tête entièrement parsemée de cheveux blancs ne reflètent point son âge mais les vicissitudes de la vie qu’il mène maintenant. Après avoir passé 30 de ses plus belles années à Diffa, afin de protéger sa famille des attaques de Boko Haram, Nassirou a été obligé de regagner Zinder, sa ville natale, où il est désormais devenu un étranger.

22 Jun 2016 description

We, the Governments of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, with the support of technical and financial partners gathered in Abuja, Nigeria, on 6 to 8 June 2016 within the framework of the Regional Protection Dialogue on the Lake Chad Basin, hosted by the Federal Government of Nigeria, with the technical facilitation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to discuss the most urgent protection risks in the Lake Chad Basin resulting from the conflict-induced crisis;

22 Jun 2016 description

Nous, les Gouvernements du Nigeria, du Cameroun, du Niger et du Tchad avec le soutien des Partenaires Techniques et Financiers, réunis à Abuja au Nigeria du 6 au 8 juin 2016, dans le cadre du Dialogue Régional sur la Protection dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad, organisé par le Gouvernement de la République Fédérale du Nigeria, avec l’appui technique du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés (HCR), pour discuter des risques de protection les plus urgents résultant de la crise causée par le conflit en cours dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad ;

22 Jun 2016 description

Critical humanitarian needs identified for displaced in Bama, Borno State, Nigeria

Abuja — A catastrophic humanitarian emergency is currently unfolding in a camp for internally displaced people in Borno State, Nigeria.

22 Jun 2016 description

Diffa, Niger | AFP | Wednesday 6/22/2016 - 03:24 GMT | 705 words

by Patrick FORT

Outside the Diffa grand mosque in Niger's southeast, two soldiers stand at the ready, rifles pointed at the wave of worshippers walking towards them.

Unbidden, the men raise their "boubous", the traditional wide-sleeved robes worn across West Africa. They need to show they're not hiding explosives under the tunics.

22 Jun 2016 description

Facts & Figures

  • 65 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide:

  • 21.3 million refugees,

  • 40.8 million internally displaced - 1.8 million seeking asylum.

  • Largest sources of refugees: Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan , Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.