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01 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • In the current Lassa Fever outbreak, sixteen (16) States (Ogun, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa, Rivers,
    Kaduna, Gombe, Cross-River, Borno, Kano, Kogi and Enugu) have reported at least one confirmed case – Figure 1

01 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • An outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM), which started in December 2016, is ongoing in Nigeria

  • As at 22nd April, 2017, of the 9,646 suspected cases reported, 277 (2.9%) were laboratory confirmed, and 839 deaths (8.7%) recorded

  • In the last four weeks (Epi-Week 12-16), 43 Local Government Areas (LGAs) have reached alert/epidemic threshold in seven States — Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Yobe and Plateau

30 Apr 2017 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

30 Apr 2017 description

94.2 M required for 2017 including special situations

16.0 M contributions received, representing 17% of requirements

78.3 M overall funding gap for Cameroon

All figures are displayed in USD

30 Apr 2017 description

169.9 M required for 2017

24.1 M contributions received, representing 14% of requirements

145.9 M funding gap for the Nigeria Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

30 Apr 2017 description

162.8 M required for 2017 including special situations

21.1 M contributions received, representing 13% of requirements

141.7 M overall funding gap for Chad

All figures are displayed in USD

29 Apr 2017 description

Extreme levels of acute food insecurity in northeast persist as humanitarian access remains limited

KEY MESSAGES

29 Apr 2017 description

By Mari Carmen Viñoles, MSF Program Manager for the Sahel

For years, the Diffa region in southeastern Niger, which borders Nigeria and Chad, has suffered the consequences of the armed conflict between Boko Haram and armies of the area. According to Nigerien authorities, there are now more than 240,000 internally displaced people and refugees in the region. More than a third of them have been displaced twice or more due to the violence.

28 Apr 2017 description

Schools are particularly vulnerable to bombings, attacks, and abductions

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, April 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - School teachers in the Lake Chad region where Boko Haram is waging an insurgency are being trained to identify and respond to security threats to protect children from the Islamist group, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Schools are particularly vulnerable to bombings, attacks, and abductions by the insurgents but many lack detailed safety plans, the U.N. children's agency (UNICEF) said.

28 Apr 2017 description

March 27, 2017, Abuja- Farmers supported by FAO in northeast, Nigeria are looking to a very good harvest, going by the amount and quality of crops some of them have so far gathered from their fields.

28 Apr 2017 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

28 Apr 2017 description

FAO and WFP urge swift action to prevent hunger deaths in four countries hit by conflict

28 April 2017, Rome - The leaders of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have called on the international community to urgently step up action to prevent further hunger deaths in four countries stalked by famine: north-eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

28 Apr 2017 description

The world faces one of the largest food crises in 70 years, with 30 million people in four countries — northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — suffering severe acute food insecurity. If no action is taken, millions may die of hunger.

28 Apr 2017 description

Dryness continues to worsen over the Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February have resulted in moderate to locally strong moisture deficits, which have already negatively impacted agricultural and pastoral activities in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

28 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food security and nutrition analysis results released in March 2017 indicate that 2.2 million people are affected by food insecurity in Chad from March to May 2017, almost one in five people.

  • Against all the challenges that lead to precarious living conditions and increased vulnerability to sudden and chronic shocks, a new way of humanitarian-development work must be adopted.

FIGURES

Population 14.2M

Literacy rate 37.3%

Life expectancy 51.9 years

28 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • 179 new suspected cases of Hepatitis E have been reported in the 3 health districts of Salamat. Since September 2016, the total of cases is 1,314 of which 201 cases were tested and 96 of these confirmed positive and 13 deaths reported (0 this month).