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21 Aug 2017 description
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Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly the joint report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, and the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/177 and Human Rights Council resolutions 34/16 and 35/5.

21 Aug 2017 description

Key findings:

  • Violence is likely to escalate and spread in central regions of Mali over the next six months. The Malian state is likely to keep retreating, and grievances among local communities will deepen.

  • People are likely to be displaced to neighbouring regions within Mali. It is also likely that people will move south, and to neighbouring countries such as Mauritania, Burkina Faso or Niger.

21 Aug 2017 description

Far fewer refugees and migrants entered Europe via the Mediterranean routes than in the first half of 2016,1 largely due to a drastic decrease in numbers crossing the sea to Greece.2 The first six months of 2017 saw an increase in the number of refugees and migrants entering Europe via the Central Mediterranean route to Italy, with 83,752 arrivals.3 However, due to lower arrival levels in July, numbers have remained at a similar level to last year. Arrivals also increased via the Western Mediterranean route to Spain (by 93%) compared to the same period last year.

20 Aug 2017 description
report ALIMA

N'Djamena/Dakar, 16 août 2017. Avec le début de la période de soudure, ALIMA (The Alliance For International Medical Action) et son partenaire tchadien Alerte Santé constatent une augmentation du nombre d’admissions au sein de leurs programmes nutritionnels développés à N'Djamena.

Près de 700 enfants malnutris admis chaque semaine

Les quatre centres nutritionnels ambulatoires situés dans les zones périphériques de la capitale soutenus par l’organisation médicale ALIMA enregistrent près de 600 admissions par semaine.

19 Aug 2017 description
report ALIMA

N'Djamena / Dakar, 16 August 2017. With the beginning of the ‘hunger gap’, ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) and its Chadian partner Alerte Santé are seeing an increase in the number of admissions in their nutrition programs in N'Djamena.

Nearly 700 malnourished children admitted every week

The four outpatient nutrition centers located in the outlying areas of the capital, which the medical organization ALIMA is supporting, record nearly 600 admissions per week.

18 Aug 2017 description

(Dakar, 18 August 2017): Persistent conflict and violence targeting aid workers and civilians in West and Central Africa make it one of the world’s most volatile regions for humanitarian action, regional directors of UN agencies and NGO partners warned ahead of the commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, on 19 August.

18 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Tens of millions of children caught up in armed conflict must be protected from life-threatening attacks and violence.

Around the world, conflict is exacting a devastating toll on millions of children. With increasing frequency, children are being deliberately and indiscriminately attacked and denied life-saving humanitarian assistance in breach of international humanitarian law. On World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, join the United Nations and its partners in standing together to demand that children are #NotATarget.

18 Aug 2017 description

PRÉFACE PAR

LA COORDONNATRICE HUMANITAIRE

Les conséquences de la crise politico-sécuritaire qui sévit au Mali depuis 2012 continuent à entraver l’accès des populations aux services sociaux de base et l’accès des humanitaires dans certains zones. Malgré les efforts du gouvernement et des partenaires humanitaires, les besoins humanitaires ont augmenté dans plusieurs secteurs. Le nombre de personnes dans le besoin est estimé à 3,83 millions1 en 2017.

18 Aug 2017 description
report IRIN

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MAROUA, 11 août 2017 Moustapha Bachir regardait un match de qualification pour la Coupe du monde dans un bar quand les djihadistes de Boko Haram sont arrivés à Amchidé, dans la région camerounaise de l’Extrême-Nord. Ils ont tué 30 personnes et incendié de nombreux foyers et commerces avant de s’enfuir.

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17 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tripartite Commission assembles to discuss implementation of Tripartite Agreement

  • Nigerian military forcibly enters UN compound in northeastern Nigeria, prompting UN to suspend operations

  • Nearly 6,700 Nigeriens flee to Chad due to fear of attacks by armed groups

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Aug 2017 description

ABUJA – As the world marks the World Humanitarian Day, the Nigeria INGO Forum pays tribute to the efforts of the humanitarian community, national civil society, and the private sector, to confront the ongoing crisis in North East Nigeria. Since January of this year alone, humanitarian assistance has been delivered to over 1.8 million Nigerians displaced by the conflict, over half of whom are children.

17 Aug 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the disaster

For many years, Chad has been grappling recurrently with food insecurity and nutrition problems. According to the Cadre Harmonise1 , during the period of March to May 2017:

• About 13,102 people were in Emergency (phase 4);

17 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • In Niger, new estimations indicate that there are 1.8 million people in need of food assistance, an increase of some 650,000 people.

  • Lean season assistance started during the reporting period, targeting some 250,000 people.

  • The number of food insecure people in the Diffa region is estimated to be 408,000, an increase of 25 percent since last years’ Cadre Harmonisé results.

Operational Updates

16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights   

• As of July 2017, 385 Cameroonians, of which 238 are children, are seeking refuge in Mozogo, after having escaped Boko Haram in Nigeria. Unable to return home, they are in dire need of food, shelter, NFI, water and sanitation. UNICEF, in partnership with other humanitarian actors, is responding to their needs.

16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• An estimated 1.69 million people are still internally displaced across the three north eastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. Of them, 85 per cent are in Borno alone.

• Between January and June 2017, the Nigeria Immigration Service registered 19,257 Nigerian refugee returnees, including 15,036 refugee returnees returned during the recent influx from April to June.

16 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The IOM DTM Round XVII (June 2017) estimates that a total of 1.69 million people are still internally displaced across the three north eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, of which 85 per cent are in Borno alone.

• Between January 2015 and 15 June 2017, the number of Nigerian returnees registered by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) with UNHCR support reached nearly 360,000 individuals.

16 Aug 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the disaster

Senegal is prone to food crisis since is one of the world’s least developed countries while the economy relies heavily on cash crops and fishing, both of which are vulnerable to climate change. Harvest deficits in 2014 and 2015, triggered by recurring droughts and floods, resulted in the early onset of the lean season leading to the food scarcity. Severely weakening food security in northern and central Senegal.