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29 Mar 2015 description

N'Djamena, Chad | | Saturday 3/28/2015 - 19:46 GMT

by Celia LEBUR

In the Chadian capital N'Djamena, Modou Mallam brandished his blue voter's card but the Nigerian refugee could not vote in Saturday's presidential ballot like thousands of other refugees scattered across neighbouring countries.

The young man fled to Chad three months ago after a spate of attacks by Boko Haram Islamists against his city of Gamboru in northeast Nigeria, joining a flood others spread across the region.

27 Mar 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS
• 2 milliards de dollars requis pour l’action humanitaire au Sahel en 2015.
• Plus de 190 000 réfugiés et rapatriés du nord du Nigéria au Cameroun, Tchad et Niger.
• 1,2 millions de déplacés internes dans le nord du Nigéria.
• Les communautés au Nigéria font face à une insécurité alimentaire et à la malnutrition.
•Zéro nouveau cas d'Ebola au Libéria, stagnation des chiffres en Sierra Leone et en Guinée.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Mail and Guardian

LAUREN CLIFFORD-HOLMES

A refugee camp in Chad has provided temporary sanctuary for thousands of fleeing Nigerians.

“I saw Boko Haram with my own eyes and I saw the bodies. If I think about the corpses, I will cry.”

These are the words of 12-year-old Tahiru Abakhar whose family was attacked by Boko Haram in Baga and again hounded by the Islamist group in other towns until they fled to neighbouring Chad.

27 Mar 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Provisional estimates point to a reduced cereal production in 2014

  • Inflation rates increased in 2014 due to higher fuel prices

  • Dire humanitarian situation among refugees from Central African Republic (CAR) and Nigeria impacting also host communities

March rains help start the cropping season

26 Mar 2015 description

Les bons stocks familiaux entrainent une timide demande sur les marchés et un déclin des prix

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • Contrairement aux années antérieures, l’accès aux céréales par les achats sur les marchés représentent encore en mars 2015 une faible proportion des sources de nourritures des ménages grâce aux stocks familiaux encore disponibles. Cette situation se matérialise par une demande faible sur les marchés et une tendance soutenue vers la baisse des prix des céréales.

26 Mar 2015 description
report Caritas

Plus d’un million de Nigérians ont fui les attaques extrêmement violentes du groupe militant islamiste Boko Haram. Se dispersant toujours plus dans les pays avoisinants, ces familles délacées n’ont eu d’autre appui que l’aide de l’Église catholique et celle d’autres groupes humanitaires pour leurs besoins essentiels tels que l’abri, la nourriture et les médicaments. Les 26 et 27 mars, des représentants Caritas de la région se réuniront à Rome afin de concevoir un plan d’action humanitaire pour les familles déplacées, les réfugiés et ceux qui retournent à leurs villages détruits.

26 Mar 2015 description
report AlertNet

Author: Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

MINDIF, Cameroon, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A pioneering solar-powered water distribution system is improving access to potable water in a region of Far North Cameroon beset by drought, water-related illness and an influx of refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks.

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25 Mar 2015 description
report Caritas

More than a million Nigerians have fled fanatically violent attacks by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Spilling over into neighbouring countries, these displaced families have relied on Catholic Church and other aid groups for basic necessities like shelter, food and medicine. On 26 and 27 March, Caritas representatives from the region will meet in Rome to create a humanitarian action plan for displaced families, refugees, and those returning to their destroyed villages.

25 Mar 2015 description

Situation Update
According to UNHCR, there are some 86,000 internally displaced persons in Mali and 16,000 returnees. Burkina Faso shelters 32,000 Malian refugees, while Mauritania and Niger host 52,000 and 49,000 Malian refugees, respectively.

WFP Response

25 Mar 2015 description

SITE DE DAR ES SALAM, Tchad, le 16 mars (HCR) – Le jour pointait seulement à Baga au Nigéria, lorsque Zulaika, une jeune femme de 22 ans, enceinte de son deuxième enfant, a entendu des coups de feu. Elle a eu à peine le temps de saisir son enfant de deux ans et de courir se réfugier dans la brousse, avant que les combattants n'envahissent la ville, en massacrant ses habitants par centaines.

25 Mar 2015 description

United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has approved US$28 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving relief work for people fleeing violence in Nigeria.

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24 Mar 2015 description

The only way to reach Sayam Forage, in a desert area of Niger's eastern edge, is on a bumpy road that never ends. Dusty shrubs flick by. The sameness of the landscape is hypnotic until we finally reach our destination, some 50 kilometres from the border with Nigeria.

Arriving at the camp of Sayam Forage, home to about 1,000 Nigerian refugees, we find Fatma sitting on a bag of rice, under an open tent with fluttering plastic sheets. Despite the wind, the air is hot. It is dusty. It envelops you instantly; you feel your arms heavy, your eyes struggle against the blazing sun.

24 Mar 2015 description

Background information

As part of its regional plan, UNHCR in Niger is conducting a return intention survey among Malian refugees who mainly are living in the regions of Tillaberi (3 camps representing 56% ), Tahoua (2 hosting areas 33%) and Niamey (urban refugees 10%).

A target sample of 1,588 registered households was chosen for this quantitative Return Intention Survey which is approximately 25% of the total households of Tillaberi region. The survey process is ongoing in the rest of country (Niamey and Tahoua regions).

24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

24 Mar 2015 description

RÉSUMÉ

Suite à la récente extension du conflit du nord-est Nigéria au Niger, d’importants mouvements de populations ont été constatés dans la région de Diffa au Niger.

24 Mar 2015 description
report AlertNet

Author: Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

MINDIF, Cameroon, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A pioneering solar-powered water distribution system is improving access to potable water in a region of Far North Cameroon beset by drought, water-related illness and an influx of refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks.

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