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29 Aug 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

Recurring natural disasters such as droughts and floods combined with the volatility of markets, pushed many households and communities into chronic vulnerability.

Conflict in northern Nigeria and CAR has displaced refugees to Cameroon, and caused internal displacements. In addition, increasing insecurity in the far North of Cameroon and along the border of CAR hampers humanitarian access.

Poor coverage of sanitation and access to clean water remain the main causes of malnutrition and water-borne diseases.

29 Aug 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Zarah Bunu was just a teenager when she was forced to flee her home in north-eastern Nigeria two years ago. The steady drumbeat of fear and violence caused by the Boko Haram insurgency pushed her and millions of others into displacement. Her circumstances grew even more worrying a year ago, when she learned she was pregnant.

“I did not know what to expect,” said Ms. Bunu, now 20.

29 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Alexandre Brecher

When Francois Sakotai offered shelter to three young displaced girls, he didn’t know his generosity would spark a miracle: the reunification of a mother and her children.

DZAWANDAI, Cameroon, 25 August 2016 – When asked about his age, Francois Sakotai smiles. “I don’t know, he said, maybe 70, 80? The only thing I can say, is that I am old. I am old and I was lonely, until Elisabeth, Delphine and Waibai came to my home.”

29 Aug 2016 description

Résumé

Le présent rapport est soumis en application de la résolution 70/292 de l’Assemblée générale et fait le point sur les progrès réalisés dans la mise en oeuvre des recommandations figurant dans le rapport du Secrétaire général sur les causes des conflits et la promotion d’une paix et d’un développement durables en Afrique (A/65/152-S/2010/526).

29 Aug 2016 description

Summary

The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/292, reviews progress made in the implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General on the causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa (A/65/152-S/2010/526).

29 Aug 2016 description
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Transitional justice and democratisation nexus:

29 Aug 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

"If they do not want to talk to us directly, let them pick an internationally recognised non-governmental organisation," Nigeria's president says

ABUJA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Nigeria would let Boko Haram choose a non-profit organisation as an intermediary in any talks on the release of about 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from the northeastern village of Chibok in 2014, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday.

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27 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Par Alexandre Brecher

En recueillant trois jeunes filles déplacées à la suite de l’attaque de leur village par Boko Haram, François Sakotai ne se doutait pas que ce geste généreux serait à l’origine d’un miracle : la réunion d’une mère avec ses enfants.

DZAWANDAI, Cameroun, 25 août 2016 – Lorsqu’on lui demande son âge, François Sakotai se contente de sourire. « Je ne sais pas, répond-il, 70 ans, 80 peut-être ? Tout ce que je sais, c’est que je suis vieux. Je suis vieux et j’étais seul, jusqu’à ce qu’Élisabeth, Delphine et Waibai arrivent chez moi. »

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

Highlights

  • WFP urgently needs USD 13.5 million to cover costs to maintain operations in support of the vulnerable populations in Mauritania, including refugees. With no additional resources, WFP will be forced to suspend its operations at the end of September until December 2016.

26 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Purchase from Africans from Africa (PAA Africa) is set to launch in July.

  • A consultative process has been initiated between the WFP, the Gambia Government, and the FAO, along with partner organisations in the country.

26 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • The lean season distributions are ongoing in all regions. Assistance has been provided to 250,000 people, including children 6-59 months and pregnant women and nursing mothers.

  • The construction of the large Watershed project on four sites in Niger have been completed in three sites. The Toughfini site completed at 50 percent due to the rainy season. The project involves land regeneration and water mobilization. The expected completion is in October.

Operational Update

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

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.