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12 Feb 2018 description

The polio surveillance system is finding the virus in the most challenging areas so that children can be protected and polio stopped for good.

The poliovirus remains in just a few small pockets around the world. However, these final hiding places are some of the most challenging settings on earth in which to eradicate a disease. Finding and stopping a virus whose special power is staying hidden is no mean feat, especially in remote or inaccessible places.

12 Feb 2018 description

BACKGROUND

Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Its larval stage (photo) feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops, and cotton. FAW can cause significant yield losses if not well managed. It can have a number of generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night. Its modality of introduction along with its biological and ecological adaptation across Africa are still speculative.

12 Feb 2018 description

3,168,719 IDPs and Returnees were covered by DTM Round XXI

Displacement 1,782,490 Individuals

Returnees 1,386,229 Individuals

12 Feb 2018 description

Executive Summary

This report of the Round XXI Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) assessment by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) aims to improve understanding of the scope of displacements, returns and the needs of affected populations in conflict-affected states of north-eastern Nigeria. The report covers the period of 22 January to 02 February 2018 and includes the six states most affected by displacement including Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.

12 Feb 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi Week 05):

In Epidemiological Week 05 - 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80%).

Measles: 02 cases of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 051 and 03 deaths

AFP: 08 cases of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 034.

12 Feb 2018 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

UNE ATTAQUE ARMÉE VISANT UN CAMP DE DÉPLACÉS DÉJOUÉE
Le 4 février, des hommes armés ont tenté d'attaquer un site accueillant des personnes déplacées dans la ville d'Alindao, dans la préfecture de Basse-Kotto, au Sud-Est du pays.
Les forces de maintien de la paix de l'ONU ont repoussé l’attaque. Les assaillants sont soupçonnés d’avoir voulu prendre leur revanche suite aux combats intercommunautaires qui ont eu lieu dans la région récemment.

RD CONGO

12 Feb 2018 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

ARMED ATTACK ON IDP CAMP THWARTED
Armed assailants on 4 February attempted to attack a site hosting the displaced in Alindao town in the south-eastern Basse Kotto prefecture. UN peacekeepers repelled the attackers who are believed to have been on a revenge mission following inter-communal fighting in the area recently.

DR CONGO

12 Feb 2018 description

Overview

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Declaration of the end of cholera outbreak in South Sudan

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Cholera in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E in Namibia

  • Cholera in Angola

12 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

▪ UNICEF supported the Ministry of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Relief for the NFI assistance to 500 displaced households in Blabrine and IRC for 5 households in Assaga, bringing UNICEF overall NFI support in 2017 in the Diffa region to 3,584 families with IRC and 1,000 with the Ministry of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Relief.

12 Feb 2018 description

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from February 3 to February 9, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

12 Feb 2018 description

Objective:
To improve the food and nutrition security of internally displaced families and their host families and build their resilience.

Key partners:
Ministry of Agriculture, National and State Emergency Management Agencies, IFAD, Oxfam, COOPI and Jamatul Nasri Islam (a local NGO).

Beneficiaries reached:
8 500 households (70 703 individuals)

Activities implemented:

12 Feb 2018 description

DISCLAIMER: This graphic is for illustrative purposes only, to compare existing block layout typologies used across IDP sites in North East Nigeria. It should not be used without a contextual understanding nor without consulting a site planner. Block layouts are at scale 1:2000 (on A3 paper).

12 Feb 2018 description

Key messages

  • In 2017, FAO supported over 1.8 million people through the provision of seeds, fertilizers and livestock and cash-based assistance in northeastern Nigeria’s three most affected States - Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

  • In December 2017, FAO reached 90 percent of identified beneficiaries for the dry season programme that aims to boost the food production capacity of over 117 000 farming households (760 000 people), thereby enhancing food security, nutrition and income generation.

12 Feb 2018 description
report Christian Aid

Twenty years since the launch of landmark UN principles on internally displaced people, designed to protect those forced from their homes yet remaining in their own country, Christian Aid is calling on governments to take action to ensure their rights are recognised.

12 Feb 2018 description

Bamenda, 09 février 2017: La Coordonnatrice Humanitaire au Cameroun, Allegra Baiocchi, accompagnée des Représentants de l’UNHCR et de l’UNICEF au Cameroun, ainsi que du Directeur de la Protection Civile du Ministère de l’Administration territoriale et de la décentralisation, a conduit une mission exploratoire dans les régions du Nord-Ouest et Sud-Ouest du Cameroun du 07 au 09 février 2017.

12 Feb 2018 description

Bamenda, 09 February 2017: The Humanitarian Coordinator, Allegra Baiocchi, accompanied by the Representatives of UNHCR and UNICEF in Cameroon and the Director of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization led a fact-finding mission in the NorthWest and South-West Regions from 7-9 February 2017.

The mission was fielded following reports of the deteriorating humanitarian situation of civilian populations due to the socio-political crisis affecting the regions and of the displacement of several thousand, including to neighboring Nigeria.

11 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

Moki Edwin Kindzeka

YAOUNDE — Cameroon President Paul Biya has addressed his countrymen, saying tensions in the English-speaking regions that began more than a year ago have abated. Biya also congratulated his military for successfully curbing Boko Haram atrocities.

11 Feb 2018 description

Global efforts to end the use of child soldiers are still being gravely under-resourced by the international community.

On the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers (12 February 2018), Child Soldiers International is calling for UN member states and governments to put the issue of child recruitment back on the international agenda and provide the necessary resources to prevent the use of child soldiers and adequately assist those who return home.