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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 :

08 Feb 2019 description

Background

Founded in 2011, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement is a unique movement focused on strengthening political commitments to nutrition and improving accountability for those commitments. The Movement is made up of voluntary membership of SUN countries, Networks and supporters. The Movement has a global Secretariat hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services, which describes itself as belonging to “all those who support [the Movement]”.

08 Feb 2019 description

Chronic food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, pest infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2009 and FY 2018, USAID’s Office of U.S.

07 Feb 2019 description

At least 35,000 people from Nigeria – the majority of whom are women, children, and the elderly – have sought refuge in Cameroon from repeated Boko Haram attacks after security forces left Rann town (Kala Balge Local Government Area, Borno state) on 27 January (ACF 31/01/2019; UN News 01/02/2019). Most of the population left with them, heading towards nearby Goura town, Far North region, Cameroon where they have settled in makeshift camps and are in need of shelter (EU 02/02/2019; CNBC Africa 04/02/2019).

07 Feb 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Snapshot
Total people in need: 7.1 million
Total children (<18) in need: 4.2 million
Total people to be reached: 2.67 million
Total children to be reached: 1.77 million

07 Feb 2019 description

Highlights

• In line with the increasing connectivity needs of the humanitarian community, the ETS doubled the bandwidth in all the operational field humanitarian hubs in Borno state.

• To ensure ETS security communications services are efficiently used to support a safer humanitarian response, the ETS trained 120 staff from Save the Children in Maiduguri on security telecommunications procedures.

Situation Overview

07 Feb 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

In 2018, Cameroon continued to experience serious crises, including a cholera outbreak, insecurity in the Far North, the continuous arrival of refugees from the Central African Republic and Nigeria and ongoing conflict in the Northwest and Southwest. Massive upheaval in the Northwest and Southwest resulted in the displacement of over 437,500 people, including to neighbouring regions and Nigeria.1 Many of those displaced are isolated in hard-to-reach areas and in need of water, sanitation, shelter, health care, education and child protection services.

07 Feb 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 4.13 million

Total children (<18) in need: 2.3 million

Total people to be reached: 578,3849

Total children to be reached: 549,624

2019 programme targets:

Nutrition

• 304,600 children aged 6 to 59 months with SAM admitted for treatment

• 142,600 children aged 6 to 59 months who received vitamin A supplementation

Health and HIV and AIDS

06 Feb 2019 description

SUMMARY OF SECURITY SITUATION

As many as 39 related attacks by Non-State Armed Groups (NSAGs) were recorded in Borno and Yobe states during January 2019. Perpetrators targeted civilian and military infrastructure leading to the general deterioration of the security situation in Borno and Yobe states. The increasing volatility and unpredictable security situation is impacting the humanitarian response as more people are being displaced on a daily basis. Between November 2018 and January 31st, 2019, nearly 80,000 persons have been displaced.

06 Feb 2019 description
report UN Women

The status of women’s political participation in Nigeria is low, with less than 5 per cent of women holding political positions. Lois Auta, 38-year-old polio survivor from Abuja, is all about changing the status quo. Auta is a candidate in the upcoming elections for the House of Representatives and received capacity-building training from UN Women.

I was affected by polio when I was two years old, but I see my disability as an opportunity to change the world. Disability will not stop me from achieving my dreams.

06 Feb 2019 description

Libya continues to be a transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services and core relief items.

06 Feb 2019 description

DEPUIS LE MOIS DE DÉCEMBRE, LES ATTAQUES DE GROUPES ARMÉS NON-ÉTATIQUES DANS LE NORD-EST DU NIGERIA SE SONT MULTIPLIÉES. CES AFFRONTEMENTS ONT DONNÉ LIEU À DES DÉPLACEMENTS MASSIFS DE LA POPULATION DANS LE PAYS MAIS AUSSI DANS LES PAYS VOISINS COMME LE TCHAD ET LE CAMEROUN.

06 Feb 2019 description
  • On 4 February, a new attack was reported in Kanama, a commune on the border of Niger. Overnight, more than 300 people crossed into the Diffa region of Niger. Two days before, six people were killed by a non-state armed group.