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01 Apr 2015 description
report Fund for Peace

Published March 28, 2015
By Ania Skinner
Fund for Peace – Global Square Blog

Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnahlid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (JAS), known widely as Boko Haram, has employed suicide bombers as a terrorist tactic in their insurgency against the Nigerian government since 2011. As of mid-2014, however, reports began to emerge of an alarming new dimension: the use of young women and girls in suicide missions. The first reported case of a female suicide bomber occurred on June 8, 2014, when a woman detonated her bomb near army barracks in Gombe state of Nigeria.

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MORNING

1 April 2015

Speakers Pay Tribute to Ambassador Yusuf Bari-Bari of Somalia, Killed in a Terrorist Attack in Mogadishu

The Human Rights Council today opened its twenty-third Special Session in light of terrorist attacks and human rights abuses and violations committed by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

The Special Session was convened at the request of the African Group and called for by 21 Members States of the Council and eight Observer States, said Ambassador Joachim Rücker, President of the Human Rights Council.

01 Apr 2015 description

Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes quinquennales, qui indiquent les tendances saisonnières, et aux prix de l'année précédente.

01 Apr 2015 description

Conflict prolongs Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in the northeast

Key Messages

01 Apr 2015 description

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 Apr 2015 description

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.

31 Mar 2015 description

Lieu d’origine

  • Majorité de Borno et Yobe (villages Pulka, Wije, Bokko, Atagra, Maiduguri, Madagali, Banki, Bama, Djibrilli, Goshe, Gwoza, Kohum, Tchinene, Zamga, Agandjara, Arboko, Atagara, Ngoshe) et quelques-uns de Adamawa.

Évènements clés

31 Mar 2015 description

As a result of the fighting between Boko Haram and the Nigerian Army at the end of March, around 6,000 people were forced to flee their homes. They arrived in Maiduguri, Borno State’s capital. The authorities have opened a new camp, but there are currently no latrines, no water on site and insufficient shelter. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working since 2013 in the Borno State. Our team assessed the needs and initiates emergency activities in this camp.

31 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 25–31 March 2015

Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.

31 Mar 2015 description

Early March, the National Emergency Agency (NEMA) accounted for more than 1.2 million internally displaced people in North-East States. In addition, 194,000 Nigerians and stranded migrants have fled to neighbouring countries to seek safety. While the Nigerians armed forces are making progress against the insurgents, living conditions remain difficult for those affected by the current conflict. There is still an urgent needs of humanitarian assistance to sustain voluntary return of IDPs and refugees.

31 Mar 2015 description

Les récoltes de cultures de contre saison améliorent le niveau des stocks des ménages

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • Les récoltes de contre-saison (berbéré, maïs et maraichage) en cours améliorent le niveau des stocks des ménages pauvres et très pauvres dans les zones de production (Salamat, Guera, Batha, Sila, Mayo kebbi, Moyen Chari et une partie du Chari Baguirmi). Dans le Kanem, le BEG,
    Hadjer Lamis et Guera les stocks des ménages s’épuisent précocement un à deux mois avant la période normale.

30 Mar 2015 description
report Deutsche Welle

Election observers from the European Union have given Nigeria’s general elections a clean bill of health despite delays caused by the malfunctioning of the biometric card readers.

According to the head of the EU observer mission, Santiago Fisas, Nigeria's electoral commission (INEC) performed incredibly well in the wake of difficulties.

30 Mar 2015 description

Mr. President,
Distinguished Members of the Security Council,

Thank you for this opportunity to brief the Council on the humanitarian impact of Boko Haram atrocities in northern Nigeria and the neighbouring countries. On behalf of the Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, I would like to deliver the following statement.

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Highlights

  • The Nigerien Government launched an emergency plan1 of 45 billion CFA francs (about US$72 million)2 to respond to Diffa’s humanitarian crisis. The plan targets 363,200 people between 25 March and 31 December 2015.

  • Regional authorities and humanitarian actors conducted a rapid needs assessment following last month’s attacks in Bosso and Diffa. Food and water are urgently needed.

  • On 24 February, the Government placed the state of emergency in Diffa region on hold for three months.

30 Mar 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11845

7421st Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Unless well-targeted humanitarian assistance reached those fleeing Boko Haram’s increasingly brutal attacks, more than 3 million people in northern Nigeria would be unable to meet basic food needs in the coming months and millions more would be affected, top United Nations officials said, briefing the Security Council on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

30 Mar 2015 description

Abuja, Nigeria | | Monday 3/30/2015 22:57 GMT

by Ola AWONIYI with Joel Olatunde AGOI in Port Harcourt

Opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari had a slender lead over President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria's knife-edge general election on Monday with just over half of all states declared.

The tense presidential vote pitting Jonathan against the former military ruler Buhari is the closest in Nigeria's history, and the first with a credible opposition challenge.

30 Mar 2015 description

Ireland to send 87 tonnes of emergency supplies to assist families displaced by conflict in Nigeria

Ireland is today dispatching thousands of blankets, tents, cooking kits, jerry cans, and other urgent supplies to assist thousands of Nigerian refugees in Northern Cameroon. The announcement was made by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD.