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24 Nov 2017 description


Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Its larval stage (photo) feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops and cotton. FAW can cause significant yield losses if not well managed. It can have a number of generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night.

24 Nov 2017 description


  1. Measuring irregular migration: Innovative data practices
    Solon Ardittis and Frank Laczko

  2. Measuring unsafe migration: The challenge of collecting accurate data on migrant fatalities
    Ann Singleton, Frank Laczko and Julia Black

  3. A new approach: Displacement Tracking Matrix Comprehensive Migration Flows Survey Model
    Michelle Münstermann and Vivianne van der Vorst

24 Nov 2017 description

New Study Concludes Europe’s Mediterranean Border Remains 'World’s Deadliest'

Berlin – IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), today (24/11) released a new report reviewing the evidence of Four Decades of Cross-Mediterranean Undocumented Migration to Europeand concludes that Europe’s Mediterranean border is “by far the world’s deadliest.”

23 Nov 2017 description


• Les transferts monétaires sont l’une des formes d’intervention humanitaire qui peut faciliter l’accès à la nourriture et aux services de base.

• Le Nigéria, le Cameroun, le Niger et le Tchad, ont décidé, dans une déclaration adoptée en juin 2016 à Abuja, de renforcer la protection des personnes dans le bassin du Lac Tchad.

• Une table ronde ministérielle sur le Nigéria et la région du Lac Tchad a été organisée à New York par OCHA en marge de l’Assemblée Générale de l’ONU.

23 Nov 2017 description

Cette che fournit un aperçu des conditions dans le site de N’Guigmi, chef-lieu de la commune de N’Guigmi dans la région de Diffa. Les informations présentées ici sont basées sur une cartographie des infrastructures et des entretiens avec des informateurs clés effectués en septembre 2017. Cette che fait partie d’une série pour informer la réponse humanitaire au Niger. Tous les produits sont disponibles ici.

23 Nov 2017 description

The fifteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director-General on 14 November 2017 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited member states attending via teleconference.

23 Nov 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

Scope: This bulletin covers mixed migration trends in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Greece and Italy.

23 Nov 2017 description

"Je tiens à formuler nos sincères remerciements à la Chine pour son soutien à nos activités de Diffa", a déclaré Sory Ouane, Représentant résident du PAM au Niger. "Cette contribution nous aidera à répondre aux besoins alimentaires et nutritionnels urgents de milliers d'hommes, de femmes et d’enfants, pour qui, l'aide alimentaire du PAM est indispensable. "

22 Nov 2017 description

1,713,771* IDPs in Nigeria
*1.65 million displaced by the insurgency
(NEMA/IOM DTM Report, Round XIX, October 2017)

206,177 Nigerian refugees displaced by the insurgency in Cameroon, Chad and Niger as of 31 October 2017 (or latest figures available).

USD 179.5 M requested for the Nigeria situation
Funded 28% 50.4 M
Funding gap 72% 129.1 M


22 Nov 2017 description



Le 11 novembre, des assaillants armés ont tendu une embuscade à un convoi d'aide humanitaire de six camions près de la ville de Kaga-Bandoro, dans le nord du pays, où les incidents d'insécurité ont récemment augmenté.

22 Nov 2017 description



Armed attackers ambushed a six-truck aid convoy on 11 November near the northern Kaga-Bandoro town, where incidents of insecurity have been on the rise lately. A week earlier, gunmen raided an aid convoy headed to Ndélé town, also in the north, robbed the entire cargo of one truck and killed a driver. So far this year, 13 aid workers have been killed in the spate of violence across the country.


22 Nov 2017 description

L’insécurité alimentaire restera préoccupante dans le bassin du Lac Tchad malgré l’amélioration des conditions sécuritaires et la disponibilité des récoltes


21 Nov 2017 description
infographic CARE


  • 83 out of 1000 infants die before their first birthday

  • one in twenty three women will die from childbirth or pregnancy over the course of the lifetime

  • US$142 million needed over 12 months to help 408,365 vulnerable people in need of assistance

21 Nov 2017 description

Just over 200 kilometres north of the Chadian capital, N'Djamena, Lake Chad is one of the oldest lakes in Africa. It supports nearly 30 million people living along its shores in Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger but also in other neighbouring countries.

However, since the early 1970s, the lake has lost 90 percent of its original surface area to unsustainable water management and climate change. The basin itself has shrunk from 25,000 square kilometres to 2,000 square kilometres.

21 Nov 2017 description

Total of 310, 243 Persons of Concern

(as of 27 October 2017) USD 85.7 M

UNHCR Presence
Staff: 121 national, 37 international Offices: 1 Head Office Niamey; 1 Sub-Office Diffa; 4 Field Offices Abala, Tillabery, Ouallam; 1 Field Unit Agadez

UNHCR Partners
Govt. of Niger, APBE, Adkoul, ACTED / REACH, Care, CISP, COOPI, Handicap International, IRC, OXFAM, Qatar Red Crescent, Search For Common Ground

Context - Background

21 Nov 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

20 Nov 2017 description


  • Food security improves in parts of north-east Nigeria thanks to relief assistance

  • Forty per cent of children under five in Cameroon’s Far North region are struck by chronic malnutrition

  • Malnutrition worsens in Chad. Twelve regions declared to be in nutritional crisis

  • Attacks displace 1,700 in Cameroon’s Far North region

  • Concern over civilian protection after withdrawal of Chadian troops from Niger

20 Nov 2017 description


Around 17 million people live in the affected areas across the four Lake Chad basin countries. More than 2.3 million people remain displaced. Most of the displaced families are sheltered by communities that count among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. Food insecurity and malnutrition have reached critical levels.

Recent developments