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21 Feb 2018 description

IOM works with national, local and local partners to better understand and observe migration movements across West and Central Africa. Population flow monitoring (PMF) is an activity that quantifies and qualifies migration flows, migrant profiles, trends and migration routes at a given point of entry, transit or exit. Monthly reports are produced with statistical information collected through this exercise. This report provides an overview of the two years of data collection (since February 2016).

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 European Commission

Brussels, 20 February 2018

On 23 February 2018, the European Commission is hosting the International High Level Conference on the Sahel in Brussels, with the African Union, the United Nations and the G5 Sahel group of countries, to strengthen international support for the G5 Sahel regions.

Why is the EU working with Africa's "G5 Sahel countries"?

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)

20 Feb 2018 description

OVERVIEW

MIGRANT BASELINE

In the 17th round of DTM Libya data collection taking place in January and February 2018, IOM identified 704,142 migrants in Libya. Migrants were identified in 99 baladiyas and 551 muhallas and originating from up to 40 countries.

In addition to those identified in urban and rural settings migrants in Libya were also recorded in detention centers. Based on DTM’s latest data, the number of migrants in Libya’s Detention Centers is 4,443 individuals (15/02/18)*.

20 Feb 2018 description

La situation sécuritaire est volatile dans la bande nord de la région de Tillabery mais aussi à la frontière entre le Niger et le Burkina Faso.

19 Feb 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 51 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

19 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

• Nutrition activities in Niger are suffering from critical funding gaps that risk to have effects not only on the implementation of activities but also on the already worrying levels of global acute malnutrition (GAM above the 10 percent serious threshold).

• Additional support for the Diffa emergency response is needed, due to instable security conditions that may lead to additional displacements and insufficient funding for emergency operations (impact on operations as early as March).

19 Feb 2018 description

Mali continues to face a volatile security situation amid growing threats of terrorism, criminality and intercommunity tensions in the northern and central regions.

Local populations face important protection risks amid limited access to public services, documentation, shelter, water, education and food security.

Despite significant challenges, the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord advances slowly in order to re-establish peace and security in the region.

KEY INDICATORS

18 Feb 2018 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

18 Feb 2018 description
report CARE

Dans le village de Tamroro, une centaine de femmes ont uni leur force pour créer une petite entreprise agricole. Soutenues par CARE, elles ont pu augmenter leurs revenus et aident désormais à nourrir leur village.

17 Feb 2018 description

Depuis novembre, le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, a évacué plus de 1000 réfugiés très vulnérables depuis la Libye et recherche des solutions durables pour eux dans des pays tiers. Mardi, un vol a décollé de Tripoli à destination de Niamey, au Niger, avec 128 réfugiés à son bord. Mercredi, un deuxième avion transportant 150 réfugiés a quitté Tripoli pour Rome, en Italie. Cela porte à 1084 le nombre total de réfugiés évacués depuis le début des opérations du HCR il y a trois mois.

16 Feb 2018 description

Key figures

  • 180,937 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

  • 334,662 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 – 2017)

  • 46,730 registered refugees and asylum seekers in the State of Libya

  • 4,740 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

  • 150 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018 (1,080 in 2017).

16 Feb 2018 description

Key Findings

  • A large majority of migrants are men (92%).

  • 7% of observed migrants at Flow Monitoring Points are minors.

  • Algeria, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger are major transit points after Mali.

  • The majority of surveyed migrants indicated their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya, while 40% intended to travel to Europe, in particular Italy and Spain.

16 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 centres).

16 Feb 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR AUGUST 2018