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26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Diffa region continues to be affected by the Nigeria crises, with 6 attacks in July. Attacks included the looting of a WFP warehouse, an ambush to army patrol killing 5 soldiers and a major attack at the end of July to two villages on Lake Chad islands, with over 90 civilians estimated to have been executed and over 10 reported kidnapped.

26 Aug 2016 description
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West and Central Africa Regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (August 2016)

26 Aug 2016 description
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Key Messages

Seventy-four (74) percent of both Internally Displaced Population (IDPs) and host population households in Gujba and Gulani Local Government Areas (LGAs) are food insecure. One-third of IDP households is severely food insecure.

Malnutrition rates among children under five years exceed the WHO emergency thresholds, with prevalence higher than 15 percent.

Methodology

WHAT : Emergency Food Security Assessment

26 Aug 2016 description

Diffa

• Le 04 Aout 2016, le programme Education de IRC a organisé une rencontre avec les conseillers pédagogiques et les directeurs de 18 écoles ciblées pour le projet Education in Emergencies:

26 Aug 2016 description

Contexte

Le violent conflit dans le Bassin du lac Tchad n’a cessé de s’aggraver. Les raids et les attentats suicides de Boko Haram sur les civils causent des traumatismes généralisés, empêchant les gens d’accéder aux services essentiels et détruisant les infrastructures vitales. Environ 21 millions de personnes vivent dans les zones touchées des quatre pays riverains du Lac Tchad. Le nombre de personnes déplacées dans les zones les plus affectées a triplé depuis les deux dernières années.

26 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • A Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) military operations against Boko Haram launched.

  • 266,000 people in need of immediate food assistance in Borno states, Nigeria.

  • 480,000 beneficiaries targeted through cash-based transfers in Borno and Yobe states, Nigeria.

In Numbers

2.1 million displaced in northeast Nigeria, more than a million are children.

3 million people in severe food insecurity linked to Boko Haram in Nigeria.

26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Radio

Des années de violence causées par le groupe Boko Haram dans le bassin du Lac Tchad ont entraîné une aggravation de la crise humanitaire, forçant 1,4 million d’enfants à fuir et prenant au piège 1 million d’autres dans des zones difficiles à atteindre, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.

26 Aug 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

  • 4.5 million People severely food insecure (CH Phases 3, 4 and 5)

  • 2.4 million People internally displaced by ongoing crisis

  • 146 000 People reached by FAO to-date in 2016

  • USD 8 million needed under the 2016 HRP

KEY MESSAGES

  • Almost 4.5 million people face acute food insecurity in northeast Nigeria and require immediate assistance, according to the latest Cadre harmonisé analysis, released on 19 August.

26 Aug 2016 description

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Friday 8/25/2016 - 23:02 GMT-4

by Aminu ABUBAKAR

Starving and alone, five-year-old Umar was left for dead in a camp for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria.

The reason? He is the son of a Boko Haram fighter.

It took a Boko Haram widow to rescue Umar. Fatima Salisu had been held captive by the insurgents for 16 months and was forced to marry an Islamist fighter before she escaped to the camp outside the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

25 Aug 2016 description

Le PMR est un rapport produit en collaboration avec les secteurs / clusters pays et régionaux. Il présente les progrès réalisés au travers d’une analyse qualitative et quantitative des indicateurs de résultat du Sahel.

Le contexte

En 2014, une stratégie de réponse humanitaire triennale pour le Sahel a été mise en place afin de répondre aux besoins des populations les plus vulnérables dans 9 pays (Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Gambie, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger, Nigeria, Sénégal et Tchad).

25 Aug 2016 description
report UN News Service

25 août 2016 – Des années de violence causées par le groupe Boko Haram dans le bassin du Lac Tchad ont entraîné une aggravation de la crise humanitaire, forçant 1,4 million d'enfants à fuir et prenant au piège 1 million d'autres dans des zones difficiles à atteindre, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.

25 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Boko Haram violence in Lake Chad region leaves children displaced and trapped

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DAKAR, 25 August 2016 – Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa’s Lake Chad basin have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still trapped in hard-to-reach areas, UNICEF said in a report released today.

25 Aug 2016 description

Niger is a significant transit country for migration between West and Central and Northern Africa. There are several reasons for this such as for example, the strategic geographical position of Niger in relation to Libya. Libya is one of the main launching points for boats crossing the Mediterranean towards Europe. Many migrants go to Libya hoping to find a passage towards Italy and many of the migrant deaths that occur in the Mediterrean occur in boats that left Libya.

24 Aug 2016 description

261.8 M required for 2016
75.2 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements
186.6 M funding gap for West Africa