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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:

21 Nov 2017 description

A joint initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) will boost agriculture value chains and enhance drought resilience in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda. The initiative is part of a broad coalition to boost collaboration between the two institutions in agriculture, water and sanitation. The combined active portfolio of both institutions in these sectors in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda is worth US$1 billion, with several projects in the pipelines to expand their support.

21 Nov 2017 description

YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

“Some of the dead were in pieces beyond recognition,” said Bayi Muhammad, a worshipper at the mosque in Mubi who said he only escaped the blast because he was late for early morning prayers.

Read the full story on Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation.

21 Nov 2017 description
  • On 20 November, a suspected Boko Haram suicide bombing attack has killed five people and wounded 27 in Kolofata, a village in the Far North Region of Cameroon. This is the ninth bombing attack reported in the region since September.

  • Cameroon is the second country most affected by the Lake Chad crisis. Boko Haram violence has caused the arrival of 90 000 refugees from Nigeria in Cameroon as well as the internal displacement of 219 000 people in the Far North Region. Continued violence hampers access and the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

20 Nov 2017 description

N’Djamena, le 20 Novembre 2017

La Représentation de l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) au Tchad salue la généreuse contribution de la France à ses opérations en faveur des populations relevant de son mandat.

Cette contribution de 200,000 dollars permettra de mettre en œuvre des activités pour [davantage] protéger, assister et trouver des solutions durables pour ces populations vulnérables, composée majoritairement de réfugiées mais aussi de déplacés internes et retournés tchadiens.

20 Nov 2017 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 19 Nov 2017): 114,532
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 19 Nov 2016): 168,191
Total arrivals 1 Nov - 19 Nov 2017: 3,135
Total arrivals 1 Nov - 19 Nov 2016: 8,764
Average daily arrivals in November 2017 so far: 165
Average daily arrivals in October 2017: 183
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 19 Nov) 2,992
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 19 Nov) 4,655
Dead and missing in 2016 5,096

20 Nov 2017 description

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

Background

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

20 Nov 2017 description

On World Children’s Day we look at how the polio eradication programme contributes to ensuring children receive vital vaccines against polio and other vaccine preventable diseases.

In Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state, children displaced by ongoing conflict are being reached with essential immunization and health care services, thanks to a strong network of Volunteer Community Mobilisers established by the polio eradication programme.

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

20 Nov 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster

Eau

131 300 personnes de plus ont accès à l’eau potable :

  • Crise centrafricaine : 3 500 personnes ;

  • Crise du Nigéria : 127 800 personnes.

Faibles progrès vers l’atteinte de la cible pour la crise centrafricaine ; ceci est dû à des difficultés de mobilisation des financements du secteur.

Assainissement

152 850 personnes de plus ont accès aux services d’assainissement :

  • Crise centrafricaine : 1 180 personnes ;

20 Nov 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This report is part IOM’s effort to provide a comprehensive statistical overview of Libya’s current migration profile.
DTM Libya’s Migrant statistical information package* includes the below report, accompanied by a comprehensive user-friendly dataset, a set of maps and a key findings one pager.

20 Nov 2017 description

314.0 M required for 2017

87.6 M contributions received, representing 28% of requirements

226.3 M funding gap for West Africa

All figures are displayed in USD

19 Nov 2017 description

Welcome to the November issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED)
Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website.

19 Nov 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 November 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, West Nile fever, chikungunya, yellow fever, plague, monkeypox, marburg virus disease, malaria and cholera.

19 Nov 2017 description

“In Pakistan, things fall out of the sky all the time,” said Pervez Musharraf, the country’s former president. He was talking about the very first drone strikes being initiated in his country by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States, in 2004.

18 Nov 2017 description
map MapAction

Example: Map shows the extent of known flooding from satellite images on 1 Jan 2015. Affected population figures are from Government of Vulgaria Ministry of Health reports. Planned rapid assessment routes by UNDAC teams for the coming two days are shown.

18 Nov 2017 description
report European Union

In October, more than 15,300 irregular border crossings were detected on the four main migratory routes into the EU.

The total number of migrants detected on these routes in the first ten months of this year fell by 63% to around 173,000 from the same period in 2016.

Central Mediterranean

The number of migrants arriving in Italy via the Central Mediterranean route in October remained almost constant from the month before, at roughly 6,700. Tunisia was the top country of origin, cementing a trend that began in the summer months.