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25 Apr 2015 description

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Saturday 4/25/2015 - 00:44 GMT

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have forced hundreds of soldiers to flee Marte, a border town along the shores of the Lake Chad, a local official and witnesses said Friday.

"The terrorists, numbering over 2,000, appeared from various directions on Thursday and engaged the soldiers in Kirenowa town and adjoining communities in Marte," said Imamu Habeeb, a local community leader.

24 Apr 2015 description

SRP REQUIREMENTS US$ 1,986 million

SRP FUNDING US$ 327 million

SRP UNMET REQUIREMENTS US$ 1,659 million

FUNDING OUTSIDE SRP US$ 134 million

24 Apr 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 - The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$500 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to significantly improve maternal, child, and nutrition health services for women and children.

24 Apr 2015 description

Notes

Au début du conflit, les attaques de la secte Boko Haram semblaient être dirigées uniquement vers les chrétiens (multiples attaques contre les églises). Ce qui explique le pourcentage élevé de la population de confession chrétienne parmi la population totale du camp (69% dont 54% de protestants et 15% de catholiques). Plus tard, les attaques ont été menées à la fois contre les chrétiens et les musulmans, poussant ces derniers à l’exil (30% de la population totale du camp est de confession musulmane).

23 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nigeria: Assessments were carried out by IOM’s psychosocial support team in an effort to support the development of a referral pathway in Adamawa.

  • Chad: 2,010 returnees have been registered to date.

  • Niger: 1,500 transitional shelter kits were received for upcoming distribution.

  • Cameroon: Streamlining of displacement data collection approach in consultation with UNHCR.

23 Apr 2015 description

The Lake Chad region is suffering a humanitarian crisis. Over a million of people have fled the conflict and are currently living under difficult conditions inside Nigeria. Others have moved to Niger, Chad or Cameroon and are in an equally dire situation. The International Committee of the Red Cross is appealing for extra funds so that it can help these people.

23 Apr 2015 description

CAMEROON

19 KILLED IN BOKO HARAM ATTACK

At least 19 people were killed when Boko Haram gunmen raided Bia village in Cameroon’s Far North Region on the night of 16 April. Many of the victims were reportedly beheaded during the attack on the village located on the shores of Lake Chad. The insurgents have carried out several attacks on Cameroonian territory.

Such cross-border raids prompted Nigeria’s neighbours earlier this year to revamp a regional counter-insurgency force that has driven Boko Haram out of several towns and villages in north-eastern Nigeria.

23 Apr 2015 description

N'Djamena, Tchad | AFP | jeudi 23/04/2015 - 06:26 GMT

par Celia LEBUR

Hommes, femmes, véhicules: une fouille minutieuse attend tous les candidats à la traversée du pont Ngueli, par où transite l'essentiel des marchandises importées au Tchad et qui relie la capitale N'Djamena à l'extrême-nord du Cameroun, où sévit le groupe islamiste Boko Haram.

22 Apr 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet
  • Troops backed by warplanes move into Sambisa forest

  • Militants were thought to be hiding Chibok girls there

  • Boko Haram has been pushed out of much territory

  • Chad, Cameroon expected to join attack soon (Adds Cameroon army source, detail)

By Ardo Abdallah

22 Apr 2015 description

Security facts

1 - May 2013: The Nigerian Government declares The State of emergency in Borno , Yobe and Adamawa states, 3 northeastern states of Nigeria hit by attacks of armed groups.

2 - November 2014: New attacks occur on November 5 in Malam Fatori (3km from Bosso) and November 24 in Damasak (35km from Diffa )

3 - January 2015: 3,000 Nigerian soldiers are deployed in the border area of Nigeria.

22 Apr 2015 description
report Fund for Peace

By Patricia Taft*

The following report summarizes the main findings from data collection and analysis for the November 2014 to January 2015 period.

The number of overall incidents and fatalities reported in 2014 across the eight target states shows the highest levels of violence since 2009. While types of violence vary across states and time periods, the North East remains the most violent region, led by Borno State.

21 Apr 2015 description

Yaoundé le 20 avril 2015: Le Directeur du Bureau Régional Afrique du Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD), M. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, et le Ministre des Relations Extérieures du Cameroun, S.E.M. Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo, ont inauguré le19 avril 2015 à Yaoundé, la consultation régionale sur la paix, la sécurité et le développement pour la Région Afrique centrale.

21 Apr 2015 description

While international attention has focused on the election of President Muhammadu Buhari and the continued instability in the north of the country, events surrounding the gubernatorial elections in Nigeria on April 11 could also have significant repercussions in the coming months, especially with signs of an increasing threat of violence arising from the oil-rich Niger Delta region.

21 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 April 2015

Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.

21 Apr 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • La finalisation du plan de réponse pour 50 000 personnes déplacées dans la région de Diffa à la suite des évènements du 6 février 2015 est en cours.

  • Un retour timide des personnes déplacées de Bosso a été constaté en avril.

  • Les récentes explosions de mines constituent un risque de protection pour les populations.

  • Malgré l’accalmie observée dans la région, de nombreuses écoles restent fermées.

21 Apr 2015 description
report European Union

Council conclusions on the Sahel Regional Action Plan 2015-2020

20 Apr 2015 description

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Monday 4/20/2015 - 17:35 GMT

A botched suspected Boko Haram suicide attack targeting a group of Shiite Muslims injured three people in northeast Nigeria on Monday, witnesses told AFP.

The would-be bomber detonated his explosives a few metres (yards) from an open-air mosque in the Dogo Tebo area of Potiskum shortly after afternoon prayers.