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17 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USD$ 28 million allocated from UN Central Emergency Fund to assist people affected by Boko Haram’s insurgency.

  • Boko Haram, insecurity exert misery in Cameroon’s Far North Region.

  • Millions of people in Ebola-affected countries risk serious food shortages during the June-August lean season.

  • Significant drop in EVD cases recorded in March.

17 Apr 2015 description

Welcome to the April issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) and also on the ACLED website.

16 Apr 2015 description

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Thursday 4/16/2015 - 23:40 GMT

​Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday told the United Nations his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.

The outgoing leader said in a statement he wanted the UN to focus instead on helping to rebuild communities and assist those affected by the six-year Islamist insurgency.

16 Apr 2015 description

Despite a relative lull in attacks since the March 2015 presidential elections, the insurgency by militant group Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria is far from over and needs continue to rise. Violence perpetrated by the group is the primary driver of a reported 1.2 million people fleeing to other parts of the country. Mass abductions of women and girls, such as the Chibok schoolgirls in 2014, has become a trademark tactic. During the second half of 2014 and early 2015, internal displacement at the hands of Boko Haram was also reported within neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

16 Apr 2015 description

Yaoundé, le 15 avril 2015: Depuis bientôt deux ans, le Cameroun a été témoin de l’arrivée des dizaines de milliers de réfugiés déversés au niveau de ses frontières, à mesure que les gens fuient l'instabilité persistante au Nigeria voisin. Actuellement, 34 996 nigérians ont trouvé refuge au Cameroun, avec 2 670 nouveaux réfugiés dans le pays, au mois de janvier. Par ailleurs, 30 000 hommes, femmes et enfants ont été identifiés comme étant déplacés à l'intérieur du Cameroun à la suite du débordement des violences transfrontalières.

16 Apr 2015 description
  • El salto a Níger del conflicto en el norte de Nigeria agrava la situación humanitaria y ejerce una gran presión sobre la población de acogida y los recursos disponibles.

  • Más de 100.000 personas, nigerianos y nigerinos, necesitan asistencia en las regiones al sur del país, en la frontera con Nigeria.

  • Acción contra el Hambre pone en marcha una intervención de emergencia en la región de Diffa para cubrir necesidades de agua y saneamiento de poblaciones desplazadas y de acogida.

Madrid, 16 de abril de 2015

16 Apr 2015 description

GRANDE LIGNES

 Suite à la découverte d’explosifs et aux attaques spontanées de Boko Haram à Tchoukoutalia et ses environs le 07, 09 et 13 Avril 2015, UNDSS a renforcé les mesures de sécurité. Dorénavant au moins deux véhicules sont exigés pour l’axe Ndjamena – Bol – Bagasola pour les missions.

16 Apr 2015 description
report Voice of America

Katarina Hoije

CHIBOK, NIGERIA—When rumors began circulating in January 2014 that Boko Haram planned to attack the girls’ secondary school in Chibok, Ruhab’s parents decided their daughter should stay at home. Now instead of doing her homework, she spends her days cleaning, cooking and washing clothes for her older brother.

“I forgot so many things that, if I have to go back to class now, if they ask me to write a paper, I cannot write now. ... I forgot many things in one year,” she said.

16 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Depuis les premières attaques du 6 février 2015 perpétrées par Boko Haram à Diffa, les entrées tout comme les sorties dans cette région du sud-est du Niger font l’objet d’un contrôle strict.

16 Apr 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

HUMAN RESOURCES: SCALING UP OF UNICEF PRESENCE IN THE FIELD

• One UNICEF focal point in Diffa since 2013, in charge of monitoring UNICEF emergency response at sub-national level.

• HR support from Maradi Zonal Office and Niamey Office in Health, Nutrition, Protection, WASH, Education, Communication.

• Child Protection support from the Child Protection Rapid Response Team to coordinate the Child Protection sub Cluster.

15 Apr 2015 description

Overview

Violent attacks by Boko Haram in villages in Carmeroon have increased during the last months. Those who fled report of lootings, killings, mass executions and kidnappings including of children which resulted in large scale displacement.

Unless otherwise indicated the data in this document summarizes the results of an assessment conducted by UNHCR Protection staff. It provides a first snapshot of protection and other needs collected end of March 2015 through key informant interviews. The full report is available upon request from UNHCR.

15 Apr 2015 description
report UN News Service

14 April 2015 – Sexual violence is being used as a “tactic of terror” to target religious and ethnic minorities and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities, according to Zainab Hawa Bangura, the United Nations official dealing with the issue.