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22 Jan 2018 description
report CARE

Geneva, January 22, 2018 Today the international aid organization CARE launched a new report highlighting 2017's ten most under-reported humanitarian crises. The report "Suffering in Silence" found that the humanitarian situation in North Korea received the least media attention globally. While much media focus has been on nuclear brinkmanship, the humanitarian situation has been overlooked.

20 Jan 2018 description

Chronic food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.

19 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

19 Jan 2018 description

-La Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional (AECID) aportó, en 2017, más de 40 millones de euros de ayuda dirigida a las poblaciones más vulnerables afectadas por crisis humanitarias

-La Ayuda Humanitaria española atendió también en 2017 las crisis alimentarias en Nigeria, Somalia, Sudán del Sur y Yemen, a poblaciones refugiadas y a las afectadas por huracanes e inundaciones y por el terremoto de México.

18 Jan 2018 description


• UN reports uptick in Boko Haram related insecurity across Lake Chad Basin during the second half of 2017

• Military operations, insecurity displace populations in northern Borno State

• Food analysis projects continued food insecurity for vulnerable populations in Cameroon


18 Jan 2018 description

The UK is to bolster a key French counter-terrorism operation in Africa by deploying three RAF Chinook helicopters to Mali.

The Prime Minister is expected to make the announcement as part of the UK-France Summit at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where she will discuss the UK’s strong and wide-ranging bilateral relationship with President Macron.

The helicopters, which will provide logistic support to French troops, are part of a wider effort to increase stability in the Sahel region of Africa in order to tackle Islamist terrorism.

17 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Direct attacks by Boko Haram resulted in violence against local communities (village chiefs, civilians, including young boys and girls reported to have been attacked or abducted).

15 Jan 2018 description

Context – Background

UNHCR Niger currently responds to three main situations – the Mali Situation, the Nigeria Situation and the Mixed Migration Situation. Added to that is the situation of IDPs in Niger (who number over 129,000), as well as the newly established Emergency Evacuation Transit Mechanism, evacuating vulnerable refugees trapped in Libya temporarily to Niger, in the search for longer term solutions.

15 Jan 2018 description


Environ 700 demandeurs d'asile nigérians ont déménagé au camp de Minawao, le principal camp de réfugiés dans la région de l'Extrême-Nord, au cours des quinze derniers jours. La majorité a fui au Cameroun en 2013-2014 et vivait dans les communautés du département de Mayo Tsanaga.

15 Jan 2018 description


Around 700 Nigerian asylum seekers have moved to Minawao camp, the main refugee settlement in Far North region, in the past fortnight. The majority fled to Cameroon in 2013 - 2014 and had been living within communities in Mayo Tsanaga department.

15 Jan 2018 description


Dear readers

Since its inception over ten years ago, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) has progressed from its early focus on the development of technical tools and materials and filling research gaps to a much greater emphasis on strengthening country coordination and providing surge support to secure appropriate and high-quality nutrition programming in emergency contexts.

11 Jan 2018 description


Objectif du cadre de monitoring de la Réponse.

Dans le cadre de son engagement pour un suivi du Plan de Réponse Humanitaire (PRH) efficace et de qualité, l’Equipe Humanitaire Pays (EHP) supervise la mise en œuvre de ce Cadre de Suivi de la Réponse Humanitaire. Le cadre couvre la période de janvier à décembre 2018.

11 Jan 2018 description

Le 11 janvier 2018, le ministre de la Coopération et de l’Action humanitaire, Romain Schneider, a signé six accords-cadres de développement avec les organisations non gouvernementales de développement (ONGD) suivantes : Action pour un monde uni, Frères des Hommes Luxembourg, Guiden a Scouten fir eng Welt, Handicap International Luxembourg, Pharmaciens sans frontières et Unity Foundation.

05 Jan 2018 description

While conflict continues to rage and despite numerous challenges, humanitarian aid reached more people in more places across the north-east.

05 Jan 2018 description


  • Borno officials announce end of the state’s cholera outbreak following GoN and humanitarian interventions

  • Nearly 60 civilian fatalities reported in recent attacks in northeastern Nigeria, Cameroon’s Far North

  • Food insecurity across the Lake Chad Basin projected to continue through mid-2018

Key Developments

31 Dec 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 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cholera in Zambia
  • Listeriosis in South Africa

For each of these events, a brief description followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.