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14 Feb 2019 description

Within the period of 04 - 10 February 2019, a total of 6,931 movements were recorded, including 4,752 arrivals and 2,179 departures. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Biu, Chibok, Damboa, Dikwa, Gwoza, Hawul, Jere, Kaga, Konduga, Magumeri, Maiduguri, Mobbar and Ngala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno state and locations in Demsa, Fufore, Girei, Gombi, Guyuk, Hong, Lamurde, Madagali, Maiha, Mayo Belwa, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South, Numan, Song, Yola North and Yola South LGAs of Adamawa state.

14 Feb 2019 description

Overview

The majority of those returned to Turkey are Pakistani nationals (39 percent of total). Syrians constitute 19 percent of the total number of those returned, and are followed by Algerians, Afghans and Bangladeshis.

In total, 341 Syrians have been returned to Turkey to date. 38 of them have been returned on the basis that their asylum claims were found inadmissible at 2nd instance.

14 Feb 2019 description

With Nigeria’s next General Election set for 16 February 2019, Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik surveys the changing political violence landscape in the years since the last vote.

14 Feb 2019 description

• 17 donor countries and United Nations Foundation (UNF) have contributed $72 million to the NHF since it operationalized in May 2017. This generous support enabled the allocation of $24 million in 2017 and $36 million in 2018 to assist vulnerable people with humanitarian needs.

14 Feb 2019 description

The NHF 2018 first standard allocation of US$16 million in October considered underfunded gaps across sectors with a strategic focus on new arrivals and over-congested camp settings. $14 million was allocated to provide assistance in the provision of food, shelter and camp management, health, nutrition, education, protection and water, sanitation and hygiene services. The allocation further supported UNHAS with $2 million to maintain fixed wing and helicopter services—upon which humanitarian organizations rely to reach affected populations with life-saving assistance.

14 Feb 2019 description

As part of the 2019-2021 Humanitarian Response Strategy for Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, the United Nations and partners are aiming to reach 6.2 million people in need of life-saving humanitarian assistance in 2019. The funding appeal for this year is $847.7 million. As of 31 January, $10.1 million of funds had been received. A 90-Day Emergency Response Plan, covering January to April and appealing for $53.2 million to respond to new massive displacement, is part of the 2019 funding appeal.

14 Feb 2019 description
report ACT Alliance

“The government helped save many girls abducted by Boko Haram, but it doesn’t protect them from physical abuses by government armed forces. In one village I have visited eight girls below 17 who said they had been raped by government soldiers”, says Nubwa, who works in a local organisation that cooperates with NCA on GBV.

14 Feb 2019 description
  • The emergency situation in the English-speaking regions in the Northwest and Southwest of Cameroon continues. According to the first Displacement Tracking Matrix Round that the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has completed, there are over 444 000 internally displaced persons due to the violence in this area. In addition, over 32 600 Cameroonians have fled to Nigeria and been registered as refugees by UNHCR.

14 Feb 2019 description

836 refugee students have received cash for education support to facilitate school enrolment and retention in Calabar and Adagom settlement (Cross River state).

UNHCR completed the construction of two blocks of nine classrooms to increase learning space for refugees and host community pupils in Adagom (Ogoja, Cross River state).

8,031 refugees have been enrolled into the health insurance scheme, to improve health care delivery for refugees in Adagom and Anyake settlements (Cross River and Benue states).

Operational Context

14 Feb 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Recent AOG attacks in northeastern Nigeria hinder humanitarian operations

  • Host governments and relief community launch response plans for Niger and Nigeria

  • Food insecurity continues to affect vulnerable populations in the Lake Chad Basin

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Feb 2019 description

Stanley Ibe

ENLARGE In late December, two men were arrested by the police in the Nigerian city of Ikorodu, which lies on the northeast edge of Lagos, the country’s sprawling commercial capital. Both were charged with nonviolent crimes, and both were offered release on bail.

13 Feb 2019 description
  • Cameroon currently has 1,214,714 people of concern, including 275,711 Central African and 138,315 Nigerian refugees.

  • From 30-31 January, Volker Türk, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, undertook an official visit to Yaoundé, Cameroon.

  • Since 27 January, some 35,000 Nigerian nationals have crossed the border into Cameroon seeking refuge after fleeing the town of Rann.

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

UNHCR coordinates protection and assistance for persons of concern in collaboration with:

13 Feb 2019 description

Le rapport expose les résultats d’enquêtes menées entre le 15 et le 30 novembre 2018 par l’OIM Mauritanie auprès 544 migrants de la commune de Nouadhibou (Dakhlet Nouadhibou) ainsi qu’ une estimation du nombre de migrants présents à Nouadhibou faite au travers d’entretiens avec des informateurs clés.

13 Feb 2019 description
report European Union

EU asylum figures 2018: Applications return to 2014 levels, decreasing by 10% over previous year

13 Feb 2019 description

A surge in attacks over the last two months in Nigeria’s restive Borno state is driving a dire displacement crisis in which tens of thousands of people are seeking refuge in already over-crowded camps, where they are in need of shelter, water, food, and other basic necessities.

The Borno state capital Maiduguri is now struggling to cope with an influx of over 30,000 people seeking safety from violence. Many people are living in makeshift shelters as authorities work to open a new camp to house some of the newly displaced people.