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16 Oct 2017 description

Guerra y hambre

Las guerras disparan hambre.

Por primera vez en 20 años el hambre vuelve a aumentar. Detrás de esta ruptura en la tendencia positiva está la mano del hombre. Concretamente la mano que dispara armas y hambre en más de 40 países. Seis de cada 10 personas con hambre en el mundo viven en zonas de conflicto. Y la amplia mayoría de niños y niñas desnutridos (122 de 155 millones) lo están por la guerra.

16 Oct 2017 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 15 Oct 2017): 108,991
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 15 Oct 2016): 145,125
Total arrivals 1 Oct - 15 Oct 2017 3,676
Total arrivals 1 Oct - 15 Oct 2016 13,082
Average daily arrivals in October 2017 so far: 245
Average daily arrivals in September 2017: 206
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 15 Oct) 2,784
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 15 Oct) 3,654
Dead and missing in 2016 5,096

16 Oct 2017 description


  • 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

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


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

13 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Idriss Jazairy, Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue