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19 Apr 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Sunday 4/19/2015 - 01:57 GMT

More than 2.5 million people in Niger are suffering from food insecurity because of a shortfall in the cereal harvest due to bad weather and crop pests, the agriculture minister said Saturday.

"A survey conducted since December 2014 indicated that 15.7 percent of the population, or 2,588,128 people, are in a situation of food insecurity, including 410,297 in severe insecurity," Maidagi Allambeye told MPs.

18 Apr 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | samedi 18/04/2015 - 20:22 GMT

Plus de 2,5 millions de personnes se trouvent en insécurité alimentaire au Niger en raison d'un déficit céréalier lié aux conditions climatiques, une situation aggravée par la présence de quelque 200.000 réfugiés ayant fui les attaques de Boko Haram, a annoncé samedi le ministre nigérien de l'Agriculture.

17 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

In 2015, UNICEF continued to support 30,659 refugees, including 16,939 children, to access education, WASH, health, nutrition and protection services in and around two refugee camps in the Sahel region (Goudebou and Mentao).

  • Routine vaccination has continued throughout for children in the Malian refugee camps.

17 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

PROTECTION
MARIAGE DES ENFANTS
ENGAGEMENT AU PLUS HAUT SOMMET DE L’ETAT
LE TCHAD S’ENGAGE POUR ZERO CAS DE MARIAGE DES ENFANTS D’ICI 2020

17 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USD$ 28 million allocated from UN Central Emergency Fund to assist people affected by Boko Haram’s insurgency.

  • Boko Haram, insecurity exert misery in Cameroon’s Far North Region.

  • Millions of people in Ebola-affected countries risk serious food shortages during the June-August lean season.

  • Significant drop in EVD cases recorded in March.

16 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Although Mali has been declared Ebola free on January 18th, 2015, UNICEF has continued advocating on the importance of prevention efforts, especially in the neighboring districts with Guinea where new cases have been recently confirmed. Social mobilization, together with WASH interventions and reinforcement of the health systems will be of paramount importance also to counter the spreading of other epidemics in the future.

16 Apr 2015 description

Despite a relative lull in attacks since the March 2015 presidential elections, the insurgency by militant group Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria is far from over and needs continue to rise. Violence perpetrated by the group is the primary driver of a reported 1.2 million people fleeing to other parts of the country. Mass abductions of women and girls, such as the Chibok schoolgirls in 2014, has become a trademark tactic. During the second half of 2014 and early 2015, internal displacement at the hands of Boko Haram was also reported within neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

16 Apr 2015 description

Yaoundé, le 15 avril 2015: Depuis bientôt deux ans, le Cameroun a été témoin de l’arrivée des dizaines de milliers de réfugiés déversés au niveau de ses frontières, à mesure que les gens fuient l'instabilité persistante au Nigeria voisin. Actuellement, 34 996 nigérians ont trouvé refuge au Cameroun, avec 2 670 nouveaux réfugiés dans le pays, au mois de janvier. Par ailleurs, 30 000 hommes, femmes et enfants ont été identifiés comme étant déplacés à l'intérieur du Cameroun à la suite du débordement des violences transfrontalières.

16 Apr 2015 description

La faim est un sérieux problème au Tchad. Aidez-nous à sensibiliser à ce problème en partageant les 10 choses à savoir sur la faim dans ce pays:

  1. Le Tchad est classé 73ème sur 78 pays dans l'Indice de la faim dans le monde (IFM) et 184ème sur 187 pays dans l'Indice de Développement Humain (IDH) du PNUD.

  2. 87% de la population rurale du Tchad vit sous le seuil de pauvreté.

16 Apr 2015 description
  • El salto a Níger del conflicto en el norte de Nigeria agrava la situación humanitaria y ejerce una gran presión sobre la población de acogida y los recursos disponibles.

  • Más de 100.000 personas, nigerianos y nigerinos, necesitan asistencia en las regiones al sur del país, en la frontera con Nigeria.

  • Acción contra el Hambre pone en marcha una intervención de emergencia en la región de Diffa para cubrir necesidades de agua y saneamiento de poblaciones desplazadas y de acogida.

Madrid, 16 de abril de 2015

16 Apr 2015 description

GRANDE LIGNES

 Suite à la découverte d’explosifs et aux attaques spontanées de Boko Haram à Tchoukoutalia et ses environs le 07, 09 et 13 Avril 2015, UNDSS a renforcé les mesures de sécurité. Dorénavant au moins deux véhicules sont exigés pour l’axe Ndjamena – Bol – Bagasola pour les missions.

16 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Depuis les premières attaques du 6 février 2015 perpétrées par Boko Haram à Diffa, les entrées tout comme les sorties dans cette région du sud-est du Niger font l’objet d’un contrôle strict.

16 Apr 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

HUMAN RESOURCES: SCALING UP OF UNICEF PRESENCE IN THE FIELD

• One UNICEF focal point in Diffa since 2013, in charge of monitoring UNICEF emergency response at sub-national level.

• HR support from Maradi Zonal Office and Niamey Office in Health, Nutrition, Protection, WASH, Education, Communication.

• Child Protection support from the Child Protection Rapid Response Team to coordinate the Child Protection sub Cluster.

15 Apr 2015 description
report Pulitzer Center

There’s no runway, just a patch of loose gravel where the white World Food Programme plane touches down in rebel-controlled northern Mali.

Several waiting pickups mounted with heavy machine guns take position around the aircraft; U.N. soldiers in green camouflage and blue helmets fan out into dry, leafless, trees, scanning for a possible ambush.

While much of the north has been subdued, and peace talks with the rebels are ongoing, this area is outside of government control.

15 Apr 2015 description

Chad ranks 73rd out of 78 countries on the Global Hunger Index which measures the global fight against hunger, and ranks 184th out of 187 countries on the 2014 UNDP Human Development Index, which looks at overall human development.

87 percent of the rural population lives below the poverty line.

In 2015, more than 2.4 million rural Chadians have become food insecure, of which 428,000 people are classified as severely food insecure.

15 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

BY SUZANNE BEUKES

Dar es Salaam Camp, Baga Sola, Chad: It is 4:00 in the afternoon, on a day in March. That means it is time for football. As the debilitating heat of the desert sun starts to ease, boys of all ages gather to lose themselves in the intoxication of the beautiful game. For a couple of hours, all is almost forgotten, as the black and white ball jolts around in a small cloud of dust through the cooling sand.