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16 Oct 2017 description
  • October 7: Nigerian soldiers killed two Boko Haram militants in Bama, Borno.

  • October 8: Nigerian soldiers killed four Boko Haram militants in Monguno, Borno.

  • October 9: Suspected cultists killed fifteen in Obio/Akpor, Rivers.

  • October 10: Nigerian troops killed fifteen Boko Haram militants and lost one soldier in Gwoza, Borno.

  • October 10: Unknown gunmen killed the ex-Plateau head of service, one soldier, and one other in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.

16 Oct 2017 description

Monday, October 16, 2017

UPDATE ON MONKEYPOX - Government Confirms Three Cases

On the 22nd of September 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) received a report of a suspected case of Monkeypox virus disease from the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH), Okolobiri, Bayelsa State. The Bayelsa State Ministry of Health initiated an outbreak investigation and response, supported by a team from NCDC, which was immediately deployed to the state.

16 Oct 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 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Wildlife anthrax in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Food for the Hungry

World Food Day is supposed to celebrate progress toward ending hunger around the globe.

But this World Food Day, 815 million people are hungry.

16 Oct 2017 description

ABUJA, 16 October, 2017- The Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to immunize 873,837 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi.

The ten-day campaign began on Friday (13 October) and mobilizes more than 200 health workers and volunteers. It targets residents aged 9 months to 45 years old.

“This campaign aims to ensure that people living in high-risk areas are protected from yellow fever, and to prevent the disease from spreading to other parts of the country,” said Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, WHO Nigeria Representative.

16 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On July 2 nd an attack on the village of Nguéléwa in the Diffa region killed 9 people and injured 11. 33 children and 6 women were kidnapped. Over 16,000 people fled and settled temporarily around Kablewa, Kitchiendi and Nguigmi along the National road.

  • UNICEF provided NFI assistance to 500 newly displaced households in Kitchiendi site, in partnership with the Ministry of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Relief, while 436 households were assisted in Gagam, in partnership with IRC, as part of the rapid response mechanism.

16 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • 32 additional cases were reported.

  • No death reported.

  • No case reported from Dikwa, Mafa and MMC.

  • No new alert.

Epidemiological summary

  • Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 4936, with 61 deaths (CFR = 1.2%); 2503 cases in the Muna corridor (Jere LGA), 736 cases in Dikwa, 1653 cases in Monguno, cases in MMC and Mafa stands at 38 and 6 respectively

15 Oct 2017 description
report Rotary

The discovery of the poliovirus in Nigeria last summer shocked eradication efforts. Here’s how Rotary is making sure it doesn’t happen again

By Erin Biba

For a 13-month-old boy whose family lives in northeastern Nigeria, escaping Boko Haram was only the beginning of a long, difficult journey.

15 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank

In 2015, the Government of Nigeria requested World Bank support to respond to the humanitarian and development crisis in the North East of Nigeria.

15 Oct 2017 description

The conflicts in Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan have led to an increasing number of displaced people who are facing food crises. There have been significant efforts to provide humanitarian aid to populations in need to prevent the occurrence of famine. However, prolonged violence in these countries, in combination with the environmental conditions continues to cause drought and exacerbate food insecurity for these populations. Security issues are preventing access to populations of concern and are blocking food and non-food aid.

14 Oct 2017 description
report Carter Center

Contact: In Atlanta, Emily Staub, Emily.Staub@CarterCenter.org, (404) 420-5126

ATLANTA — Millions of Nigerians no longer are at risk of a disfiguring tropical disease, thanks to a pioneering partnership between the Federal Ministry of Health and The Carter Center. The partners have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem in two states in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and the seventh-largest in the world.

14 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

Chika Oduah

DAKAR —
The largest trial of Boko Haram suspects in the history of Nigeria's ongoing fight against the terrorist group is under way at a military barracks in the north.

Under a media blackout, more than 1,600 detainees held at a military base in the central state of Niger will be tried first, followed by 651 others held at the Giwa barracks in Maiduguri.

The government says the blackout is in the interest of national security. However, human rights groups say the public is being denied knowledge of how the trials are carried out.

13 Oct 2017 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 13 October 2017

(1) Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia / LGBT

We are deeply concerned by a wave of arrests in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia of more than 180 people perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) – many of whom have reportedly been mistreated by law enforcement officials.

13 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

107,982 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Funding

USD 75.5 M requested in 2017
Funded 49%
Gap 51%

Population Movements

13 Oct 2017 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Kristin Myers

Despite global hunger levels falling, one in nine worldwide still face hunger. Here are the ‘ten hungriest’ countries according to the 2017 Global Hunger Index.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Baher Kamal

ROME, Oct 13 2017 (IPS) - In a world where only 8 individuals – all of them men—possess as much as half of all the planet’s wealth, and it will take women 170 years to be paid as men are*, inequality appears to be a key feature of the current economic model. Now a new study reveals that there is also a widening gap in hunger.

13 Oct 2017 description

165.3 M required for 2017 including special situations
38.9 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements
126.4 M overall funding gap for Chad

All figures are displayed in USD