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15 Feb 2018 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children calls for greater protection for children and accountability for perpetrators ahead of Munich Security Conference

More children than ever before—at least 357 million globally—are now living in areas affected by conflict, a new report by Save the Children reveals.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Plan International

The Lake Chad Basin Crisis remains one of the largest humanitarian emergencies in the world and continues to affect the North-East of Nigeria, the Far North Region of Cameroon, the Lac Region of Chad and the Diffa Region in Niger. Around 17 million people live in the affected areas across the four countries.

15 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) deployed Internet connectivity and security telecommunications services at the humanitarian hub in Monguno.

  • The ETS extended Internet services to the Mobile Storage Unit (MSU) in Ngala, managed by Logistics Sector’s partners, to support humanitarian operations.

  • The ETS supported UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in providing training to the newly-recruited radio operators in Maiduguri to ensure they can carry their jobs efficiently.

15 Feb 2018 description

This policy brief represents the first attempt to map the number of children living in conflict settings around the world. More than half of the world’s children live in a conflict-ridden country, and more worryingly, one in six children lives very close to a conflict zone – that is, less than 50 km from where the actual fighting takes place.

14 Feb 2018 description

Within the period of 6 to 12 February 2018, a total of 6,074 arrivals, 1,003 departures and 83 transit movements were recorded at locartions in Askira/Uba, Bama, Biu, Chibok, Damboa, Dikwa, Fufore, Girei, Gubio, Guzamala, Gwoza, Hawul, Hong, Jere, Kaga, Kala/Balge, Konduga, Kukawa, Madagali, Mafa, Magumeri, Maiduguri, Maiha, Michika, Mobbar, Monguno, Mubi-North, Mubi-South, Ngala, Nganzai, Numan, Yola-North and Yola-South LGAs in Borno and Adamawa States.

14 Feb 2018 description

Polio this week as of 07 February 2018

14 Feb 2018 description
  • Since the start of 2018, 615 suspected cases of Lassa fever (193 lab-confirmed) and 57 deaths have been reported in 17 States. This is more than a four-fold increase compared to the same period in 2017. There is major concern about this outbreak given the large number of States affected, a high fatality rate, continuing healthcare worker infections and the risk of spread to neighbouring countries.
  • While response activities are already underway, treatment facilities in the most affected States are overstretched and samples take too much time to reach diagnostic centers.
14 Feb 2018 description

1,702,680* IDPs in Nigeria
*1.63 million displaced by the insurgency
(NEMA/IOM DTM Report, Round XX, December 2017)

201,537 Nigerian refugees displaced by the insurgency in Cameroon, Chad and Niger as of 31 January 2018

FUNDING
USD 161.1 M requested for the Nigeria situation Funded 8% 12.7 M
Funding gap 82% 148.4 M

HIGHLIGHTS AND OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

14 Feb 2018 description

STOPPING SPREAD OF LASSA FEVER: INSTITUTING INFECTION PREVENTION CONTROL MEASURES IN HEALTH FACILITIES

As the Lassa fever outbreak continues in Epi-week 4, more states were affected with more confirmed cases reported in these states. A total of 297 suspected cases were reported from 13 states. 77 of these cases were laboratory confirmed. 21 deaths were recorded in confirmed and suspected giving a case fatality rate (CFR) of 27.6%.

13 Feb 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 50,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In January alone, 1,187 new arrivals were registered in Mbera. As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.

13 Feb 2018 description

13 February 2018, ABUJA - The World Health Organization is scaling up its response to an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, which has spread to 17 states and may have infected up to 450 people in less than five weeks.

13 Feb 2018 description

Written by Millicent WANGUI

Even in the age of online media, radio has remained the medium that reaches the widest audience in Africa. This makes radio a critical tool for our work at the Red Cross and Red Crescent. It links us with the rural and remote families we serve by hosting open discussions, getting feedback and sharing life-saving information during disasters and humanitarian crises. Most importantly, radio assists us in bringing communities together and, using their diverse voices to enable them to define their own solutions together.

13 Feb 2018 description

In Yemen, one child dies every ten minutes because of extreme hunger and disease resulting from conflict. Close to 10 million children remain at risk; bearing the brunt of a crisis that they hold no responsibility for, or control over. In Syria, schools – where children should find safety – are regularly attacked; denying them both education and protection. Six million children in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance. Millions more are seeking refuge in neighbouring countries and beyond.