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23 Apr 2017 description

"We're not ready to say there is a trend there yet but we'll continue to watch"

By Idrees Ali

DJIBOUTI, April 23 (Reuters) - The United States is closely watching a recent increase in piracy off the coast of Somalia, a senior U.S. military official said on Sunday as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited an important military base in Djibouti.

21 Apr 2017 description
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Highlights

  • The Far North continues unabated with displacement. An increase in the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees and out of camp refugees is of growing concern.

  • A security evaluation of the main axes will be undertaken in the Far North department of Logone et Chari. It is hoped that this will permit increased access to the remote areas of Fotokol, Makary and Hile Alifa, ousseri and the Mayo Sava.

21 Apr 2017 description

THE CRISIS Northern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing conflict and drought and are now approaching famine, with 20 million people near starvation in the worst preventable humanitarian crisis since World War II. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for US$4.4 billion by July to avert “catastrophe” in parts of Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen.

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More than 20 million people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are experiencing famine or the risk of famine over the coming six months. UN agencies and their humanitarian partners are ready to scale up the response to avert a catastrophe, but the necessary funds and access to do so are required immediately.

21 Apr 2017 description

Monguno IDP Population Trends - IDPs

A: Between December 2016 and January 2017, routes leading to Monguno became accessible as a result of military operations and hence generated influx of IDPs from neighbouring villages including Maiduguri and Jere LGA into Monguno. IDP did not return to their original places of abode and as a result, remain as IDPs within camps and host communities in Monguno.

B: As of March 2017, a reduction in IDP population was observed.

Events / response interventions

21 Apr 2017 description

Gore, 20 April 2017 (UNHCR) - Since the beginning of April, several waves of Central African refugees totaling 1,209 people have arrived in Chad, mainly in the border village of Sourou. They are welcomed by the local population and the authorities despite the fact the border with the Central African Republic (CAR) is officially closed.

Earlier this week, a new group of Central Africans fleeing tension in the north-west of their country found refuge in Chad where the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and its partners organized their transfer away from the border.

21 Apr 2017 description

Goré, 20 avril 2017 (UNHCR) – Depuis le début de ce mois d’avril plusieurs vagues de réfugiés centrafricains totalisant 1.209 personnes sont arrivés au Tchad notamment dans la localité frontalière de Sourou où ils sont accueillis par la population locale et les autorités malgré la fermeture officielle de frontière avec la Centrafrique.

21 Apr 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Les résultats d’analyse de la sécurité alimentaire et de nutrition, publiés en mars 2017, indiquent que 2,2 millions de personnes seront touchées par l’insécurité alimentaire au Tchad de mars à mai 2017, soit presqu’une personne sur cinq.

  • Contre tous les défis qui engendrent des conditions de vie précaires et une vulnérabilité accrue aux chocs soudains et chroniques, il faut adopter une nouvelle façon de travailler humanitaire-développement.

20 Apr 2017 description

The army will also offer humanitarian aid to the region including medical support

ABUJA, April 19 (Reuters) - The Nigerian army on Wednesday launched a month-long operation to reduce violence in the centre of the country, as ethnically charged fighting pressures a government already tackling Boko Haram in the northeast and militants in the oil-rich south.

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20 Apr 2017 description

Côme Niyomgabo has just returned from Mali where for more than two years he has been coordinating MSF’s work in the regions of Gao and Kidal, in the north of the country.

How has Mali changed in these two years?

19 Apr 2017 description

Within the first three months, 28 cases of access constraints have been recorded in northern and central Mali. 89% of the cases took place in the north regions of Gao, Kidal, Menaka, Taoudeni and Timbuktu. Attacks on humanitarian personnel, property and infrastructure constituted 68% of the incidents