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11 Feb 2019 description

Within the period of 28 January to 03 February 2019, a total of 5,901 movements were recorded, including 5,357 arrivals and 544 departures. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira Uba, Bama, Biu, Chibok, Damboa, Dikwa, Gwoza, Jere, Kaga, Konduga, Magumeri, Maiduguri, Mobbar, Monguno 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 South, Numan, Song, Yola North and Yola South LGAs of Adamawa state.

11 Feb 2019 description

Addis Ababa/Nairobi, 11 February 2019 – African governments need to do more to protect and support vulnerable people on the move, irrespective of their legal status and irrespective of their reason for leaving their homes. This was the message delivered today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) at an African Union high-level dialogue on refugees, returnees and internally displaced people.

Jagan Chapagain, IFRC’s Under Secretary General for Programmes and Operations, who took part in the panel said:

11 Feb 2019 description

UNHCR calls for urgent support for more than 35,000 people who fled a surge in militant attacks, and now face acute needs in Cameroon’s remote desert north.

By Vania Turner, Walter Kigali, Clement Kolopp and Xavier Bourgois in Goura, Cameroon. | 11 February 2019

11 Feb 2019 description

Background

A decade into the crisis, communications infrastructure remains severily affected, characterized by a lack of – or non-existent – reliable and safe telecommunications, mobile networks and Internet services, especially outside of urban areas. This gap was identified as of one the main impediments to enable humanitarian programming and ensure the safety of humanitarian actors when operating in a complex operational environment.

11 Feb 2019 description

In Numbers

8,736 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 3 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 25 m six months (January 2019-June 2019) net funding requirements

700,000 people assisted in December 2018

Operational Updates

• In December 2018, in line with the overall strategy to refocus assistance to the most conflict-affected communities, WFP planned to reach 842,000 beneficiaries in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.

10 Feb 2019 description

Nigerians have been sheltering in Cameroon for years, on the run from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram

Goura, Cameroon, Feb 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Seconds after glimpsing Boko Haram gunmen leap out of vehicles brandishing weapons in the town of Rann, Nigeria, Abdul, 45, rushed inside the medical clinic where he worked.

Raising his eyes up to the ceiling, it seemed as if he was about to murmur a prayer.

Instead, he clambered atop a plastic worktable and hoisted himself inside a narrow concealed opening just below the roof.

09 Feb 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The fresh population movements and the high influx of IDPs are leading to camp overcrowding and congestion in some of the hosting sites such as Teachers Village in Maiduguri, whose capacity has been stretched from 5,000 to 32,000 people within one month. Health partners have expressed serious concerns on the situation of congested population in camps which may result an increased risk of outbreaks and other public health issues.

09 Feb 2019 description

8 février 2019, Brazzaville - Avec cinq pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest ayant signalé des foyers de fièvre de Lassa, l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) intensifie ses efforts pour soutenir la riposte à la maladie dans cette région.

Bien que ces flambées surviennent pendant la saison de la fièvre de Lassa dans les pays où la maladie est endémique, la vitesse de l'escalade est préoccupante.

08 Feb 2019 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

More international migrants move within Africa than beyond the continent

08 Feb 2019 description

Abuja, 8 February 2019 – The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has expressed his sympathy for the thousands of Nigerians affected by a fire outbreak in a camp for internally displaced people in Monguno town, in northern Borno State. The fire, that started in a family cooking area in front of a shelter made of straw, bamboo and plastic sheeting, swept through Stadium Camp, burning down more than 900 temporary shelters and claiming the lives of at least three people, including two children and one elderly woman.

08 Feb 2019 description
  • The 144th Session of the Executive Board concluded on 1 February with a renewed support from the public health leadership for a final push to end polio. Read more about polio eradication efforts and the report by the EB on polio eradication here.

  • The Global Surveillance Action Plan 2018-2020 is now online. The GPSAP aims to support endemic, outbreak, and high-risk countries in evaluating and increasing the sensitivity of their surveillance systems.

08 Feb 2019 description
  • Approximately 4 000 displaced people lost their shelter on 7 February in Monguno (Borno State, Northeast Nigeria) due to the outbreak of a fire. Risks of fire outbreak, but also of communicable diseases increase in overcrowded sites. Risks of communicable diseases, critical protection and security incidents are also of concern.

  • In 2018, more than 750 000 displaced people were living in highly congested conditions, far below the required minimum standards. An estimated 600 hectares of land would be needed to decongest these overcrowded sites.

08 Feb 2019 description

8 February 2019, Brazzaville – With five countries in Western Africa reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organization (WHO) has scaled up its efforts to support the region’s response to the disease.

While these outbreaks are occurring during the Lassa fever season in countries where the disease is endemic, the speed of escalation is of concern.

08 Feb 2019 description

Introduction

The resurgence and spillover of conflicts in the second half of 2018, combined with the long-lasting effects of past erratic rains and high food prices in some areas, continue to put the lives of millions of people in the Sahel at risk. Recent nutrition surveys show a deterioration of the situation in all Sahel countries, with severe malnutrition exceeding emergency thresholds registered in several regions of Mauritania, Niger, and Chad.

What are the needs?

08 Feb 2019 description

Executive summary

This research was commissioned by the Accelerating Localisation through Partnerships programme – a multi-agency consortium programme funded by the European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) over two years (2017-2019) – to establish what operational elements of partnerships between local, national and international NGOs are most likely to foster localisation of humanitarian action.

08 Feb 2019 description

Executive summary

This research was commissioned by the Accelerating Localisation through Partnerships programme – a multiagency consortium programme funded by the European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) over two years (2017-2019) – to establish what operational elements of partnerships between local, national and international NGOs are most likely to foster localisation of humanitarian action.

08 Feb 2019 description
report IRIN

A wave of increasingly sophisticated militant attacks in northeastern Nigeria has forced almost 60,000 people to flee since November, the largest number for more than two years, raising fears from the UN and aid groups of a renewed Boko Haram crisis.

Read more on IRIN

08 Feb 2019 description

M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS) Dakar, jeudi 7 février 2019

Bonjour à tous,

Merci de votre présence.

Je suis ravi de vous retrouver pour parler de la situation dans la région, dont l’actualité est chargée avec, notamment, des élections, au Sénégal et au Nigeria, comme vous le savez . Ces dernières semaines, l’insécurité a connu des pics sans précédent :