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23 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 61 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Cholera in Congo
Cholera in Zimbabwe
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

23 Apr 2018 description

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 14 to April 20, 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: date estimated as April 13: Nigerian troops killed seven Boko Haram militants in Magumeri, Mafa, and Damboa LGAs in Borno.)

23 Apr 2018 description

DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD:

484 STRANDED MIGRANTS RETURNED HOME VIA CHARTERED FLIGHTS

102 STRANDED MIGRANTS RETURNED HOME VIA COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS

23 Apr 2018 description

Today, we have published our Annual Report highlighting our work over 2017.

2017 was a year of significant achievement for us, as we continued to work on our three main programmatic areas of: -identifying the violations that cause displacement and exile; -protecting the rights of those who are displaced, and -ensuring resolutions to their displacement are durable, rights respecting, safe and timely.

23 Apr 2018 description

Operational Context

Forty percent of Cameroon’s 23.7 million people live below the poverty line and human development indicators remain low. Poverty has a strong regional dimension concentrated in the Far North, North, Adamaoua and East regions.
In Cameroon’s northern regions situated in the Sahelian band, communities are the most deprived as a result of years of successive natural disasters and below average harvests with little means to resist the continuous cycle of shocks and stresses.

22 Apr 2018 description

Enrica Picco

Being recognized as Central African and taking part in a new social contract based on inclusion were ultimately the two most prominent demands expressed by Muslim and Peuhl refugees. Only in a Central African state renewed from its very foundation can justice for past violations have an impact and truly improve lives.

20 Apr 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today expressing its alarm at continuing forced returns to Nigeria of refugees and asylum-seekers from Cameroon’s Far North Region.

Despite UNHCR’s advocacy efforts and engagement with the authorities, 385 Nigerians have been forcibly returned from Cameroon since the beginning of 2018. The majority of them were returned during the last month.

20 Apr 2018 description

Within the period of 10 to 16 April 2018, a total of 3,795 arrivals and 515 departures were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Chibok, Damboa, Demsa, Dikwa, Fufore, Girei, Gombi, Guzamala, Gwoza, Hawul, Hong, Jere, Kala/Balge, Konduga, Kukawa, Madagali, Mafa, Magumeri, Maiha, Michika, Mobbar, Monguno, Mubi-North, Mubi-South, Ngala, Numan, Yola-North and Yola-South LGAs of Borno and Adamawa States.

19 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Yobe State health authorities declare cholera outbreak in Bade LGA

• Relief actors reach 2.4 million people with emergency food assistance in northeastern Nigeria during February

• Approximately 27 percent of the population in Lac, Chad, may experience Crisis or worse levels of acute food insecurity from June–August

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Apr 2018 description

Delivering on the Paris Goals and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, countries across the globe are mainstreaming and accelerating actions toward a low-carbon climate-resilient future. In Bangladesh, a new project will provide assistance to 25,000 women and girls to adopt resilient livelihoods, while ensuring reliable, safe drinking water for 130,000 people.

19 Apr 2018 description

Contexte Bocaranga et Koui en 2017

• Importante instabilité de la zone de koui depuis 2015 • Couloir de transhumance et mixité de ses populations musulmanes et chrétiennes, installation des groupes armés, multiplication des incidents de protection et destruction de nombreux villages : crise humanitaire entrainant le déplacement massif des populations en directions de Bocaranga.

• Réfugiés peulhs originaire de l’est de l’Ouham Pendé et de la Nana Mambere arrivent du Cameroun à Koui

19 Apr 2018 description

IOM works with national and local authorities and local partners to identify and understand migration movements in West and Central Africa. Population flow monitoring (FMP) is an activity that quantifies and qualifies flows, migrant profiles, trends and migration routes at a given point of entry, transit or exit.

Since February 2016, IOM Niger has been monitoring migration flows at two points in the Agadez region of Niger. Flow monitoring points are found at two points in the region of Agadez in Niger,Séguédine and Arlit.

19 Apr 2018 description

Outcomes in areas of northeast remain heavily dependent on humanitarian assistance

KEY MESSAGES

18 Apr 2018 description

The terror group is turning communities against refugees, and victims into suspects.

BY AIMÉE-NOËL MBIYOZO

Boko Haram has since 2009 proven a highly adaptable foe, routinely changing tactics to suit shifting circumstances. The terror group increasingly focuses on soft targets, including refugees and internally displaced people.

17 Apr 2018 description

Context: The crisis currently affecting the Lake Chad Basin countries is a result of a conflict with Non-State Armed Groups and has triggered significant displacement of populations. As of 17 April 2018, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria are hosting an estimated 4,025,486 affected individuals made up of internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees (both in- and out-of-camp), returnees (former IDPs and returnees from abroad) and third country nationals (TCNs).

17 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

  • According to the March 2018 Cadre Harmonisé (CH) findings the number of people facing acute food insecurity in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States has significantly reduced over the past year from 4.7 million (March to May 2017) to 2.6 million (October to December 2017) to 2.3 million (March to May 2018). The food and nutrition insecurity situation analysis report also projected that the figure might increase to 3.2 million people during the lean period of June- August 2018.