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23 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP provided one-off emergency cash-based transfers to recently arrived refugees C.A.R in the south of Chad. One month after the outbreak of this new refugee influx, WFP has assisted 18,103 people out of the 19,035 registered by UNHCR This figure is likely to increase. The influx is already the largest movement of refugees from C.A.R., exceeding the total number for 2017.

23 Feb 2018 description

Returnees describe their anxiety about the future, in particular, finding work back home - the problem that pushed them abroad in the first place

By Inna Lazareva

YAOUNDE, Feb 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Franck's return to Cameroon was nothing short of a miracle for Doris, who lost hope of ever seeing her brother alive when friends said his boat from Libya to Italy had capsized.

22 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least 20 deaths, 70 injuries reported following February 16 attack in northeastern Nigeria

  • An estimated 1.63 million people remained displaced in northeastern Nigeria as of February 2

  • Chad HRP aims to reach more than 330,000 people in Lac Region in 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Feb 2018 description

The humanitarian emergency across the Lake Chad basin is one of the world’s most severe. This year, around 10.7 million people need relief assistance to survive. The near-decade-long conflict has wilted livelihoods, entire communities have been emptied and civilians continue to suffer frequent rights violations. Insecurity is deterring resumption of normal life in many localities.

22 Feb 2018 description

Key Highlights:

  • 2,113 asylum seekers registered in Cross River State from 7-19 February - bringing to 16,790, the total number of people registered since the influx started in September 2017. Women and children still account for more than 75 per cent of those registered.

22 Feb 2018 description

180.1 M required for 2018
2.4 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements
177.7 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

21 Feb 2018 description

Overview

So far in 2018, a total of 1,633 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Syria (30%), Iraq (29%) and Afghanistan (13%). More than half of the population are women (22%) and children (37%), while 41% are men.

21 Feb 2018 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • 8 000 nouveaux déplacés dans le Mayo-Tsanaga en janvier 2018

  • Une réponse d’urgence pour l’accès à l’eau des déplacés de Kolofata

  • Le Plan de réponse humanitaire 2018 lancé avec succès à Yaoundé

  • 10 millions de dollar attribués au Cameroun par le fonds d’urgence des Nations Unies (CERF)

Suivi de la Situation Humanitaire

Suivi de la situation sécuritaire

21 Feb 2018 description

IOM works with national and local authorities in order to gain better understanding of population movements throughout West and Central Africa.
Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) allow IOM to quantify and qualify migration flows, trends, and routes, at entry, transit or exit points (such as border crossing posts, bus stations, rest areas, police checkpoints and reception centers).

SUMMARY OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

21 Feb 2018 description

Large-scale polio vaccination efforts and activities to strengthen sub-national disease surveillance continue across the Lake Chad Basin as part of a focused, multi-country response to prevent spread of poliovirus after the last outbreak in Nigeria in 2016.

21 Feb 2018 description
report Caritas

More than 25,000 refugees have travelled across the border from Cameroon to Nigeria and dozens continue to arrive every week.

Caritas Nigeria is appealing for urgent support to fight an emerging humanitarian crisis as a growing number of refugees have been forced to flee political upheaval and armed conflict in neighbouring Cameroon.

“The situation is dire,” said Fr Evaristus Bassey, director of Caritas Nigeria. “According to some of the refugees, they escaped on bush paths with only the clothes they were wearing.”

20 Feb 2018 description

Cameroon currently has 665,947 people of concern, including 248,926 Central African refugees and 96,283 Nigerian refugees.

Gourenguel transit centre continued to see growing numbers of new arrivals due to upsurge of attacks within Cameroon.

Official launch of biometric registration in Minawao camp on 31 January. All refugee certificates are to be renewed during this exercise.

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

UNHCR coordinates protection and assistance for refugees in collaboration with:

20 Feb 2018 description

Overview

After decades of progress, hunger is on the rise again. The figures from The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 report show an increase in the absolute number of people affected by chronic hunger and a rise in the global prevalence of undernourishment. Globally, the number of chronically malnourished people is estimated to have increased to 815 million from 777 million in 2015. In 2017, four countries faced a very real threat of famine and many more saw increasing numbers of people facing severe hunger.

20 Feb 2018 description

Blog Post by John Campbell

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from February 10 to February 16, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

(Last week, February 9: Soldiers killed "several" (estimated at five) Boko Haram militants in Gubio, Yobe)