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08 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Thousands of people are being displaced in inaccessible areas of Borno State as the conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian Army continues.

  • Settlements in inaccessible parts of Borno have been completely destroyed.

  • Pilot relocations from schools due to take place on 4 February stalled following attack on Dalori village on 30 January.

  • Feedback from IDPs reveals complex attitudes towards relocations.

FIGURES

  • people in need 7 m

08 Feb 2016 description

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | 2/8/2016 - 00:23 GMT

Nigeria's army on Sunday said it has launched a probe into recent attacks by Boko Haram militants which claimed dozens of lives of lives near Maiduguri, capital of northeast Borno state.

At least 85 people died when insurgents stormed and torched a village on January 30, the third attack in four days defying President Muhammadu Buhari's claim Nigeria had largely defeated the jihadist group.

06 Feb 2016 description

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Saturday 2/6/2016 - 18:41 GMT

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have killed four people following raids on villages in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, a local official and residents said on Saturday.

The motorcycle-riding Islamists late Friday raided two communities, setting homes ablaze, and killing three women and a man in the village of Mairi, they said.

The raids came barely a week after the attack on the village of Dalori, just outside Maiduguri, capital of the restive state, which left at least 85 people dead.

06 Feb 2016 description

Mali - D’après la Matrice de suivi des déplacements (DTM) de l’OIM, les déplacés internes déracinés par le conflit de 2012 continuent de retourner au nord du Mali et le nombre de déplacés internes dans le reste du pays est en déclin.

Le nombre de déplacés internes dans tout le pays s’élève aujourd’hui à 49 883, soit 19% de moins que le nombre communiqué en novembre l’année dernière (61 920), alors que le nombre total de rapatriés continue de croître depuis novembre 2015, passant de 439 690 à 453 059.

05 Feb 2016 description

Since 2015, the Emergency Relief Coordinator has released more than US$58 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for life-saving assistance in response to Boko Haram-related violence. Some $27.2 million was allocated in March 2015 to assist more than 1.6 million internally displaced people, refugees, returnees and host communities from Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria; and an additional $31 million was provided in late 2015 and early 2016 for live-saving humanitarian response for more than 700,000 affected people in the Lake Chad Basin region.

05 Feb 2016 description
report AlertNet

ABUJA, Feb 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost a year after she was rescued from Boko Haram captivity by the Nigerian army, 16-year-old Zara John is still in love with one of the Islamic militants who abducted her.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet

05 Feb 2016 description

Libya - A group of 174 stranded Malian migrants flew home to Bamako from Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport this week aboard an IOM charter flight.

As with other voluntary return flights organized over the past three months, IOM Libya worked closely with the Malian Embassy in Tripoli and the Libyan authorities to facilitate the repatriation.

Almost all the migrants in the group had entered Libya irregularly, either via Burkina Faso and Niger to reach Qatrun in southern Libya; or via Algeria to reach south-western Libya.

05 Feb 2016 description
report IRIN

By Obi Anyadike, Africa Editor

NAIROBI, 4 February 2016 (IRIN) - Security has been intense over the last few weeks in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, with police and soldiers on the streets, vehicle searches, and round-ups of alleged Islamist militants.

04 Feb 2016 description

Dropping food to hungry people in remote areas of South Sudan. Treating the injured in Mali. Supporting hospitals in Libya. All over Africa, the ICRC is helping people affected by war and other violence.

The ICRC in Africa

  • 29 delegations and missions
  • 5,200 employees
  • 610 million Swiss franc budget
  • 40% of the ICRC's global budget for field operations

Some of the ICRC's key Africa operations: See map

04 Feb 2016 description
report Guardian

How the tattered remnants of an Islamist sect transformed into a relentless terrorist army that Nigeria cannot defeat

Andrew Walker

04 Feb 2016 description

February 03, 2016

In northeast Nigeria's Borno State, the fight between the Nigerian government and the Islamic State’s West-African Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Boko-Haram, is having drastic consequences for public health, causing widespread displacement and limiting access to medical care._

03 Feb 2016 description

Nigeria's armed conflict has displaced 2 million people and left 7 million in need of humanitarian aid in the four north-eastern states (Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe). Violent communal clashes in the Middle Belt and urban violence in the Niger Delta states have made matters worse.

In 2015, the ICRC significantly scaled up its efforts to deliver such vital aid as food, water, shelter and firewood, provide medical care and restore contact between family members separated by the conflict.

Highlights

In 2015: