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12 Oct 2017 description

Numerous countries in Africa are facing conflict, drought, food shortages and widespread displacement. The UN estimates millions of people are on the verge of starvation in Southern and Eastern Africa.

In September 2017, Australia provided $20 million to support international relief efforts in Somalia and South Sudan. This is in addition to the $19.3 million of humanitarian assistance provided to South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya in May 2017.

11 Oct 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher (p), Similar (u), or Lower (q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

11 Oct 2017 description

407.996
Numbers of refugees and asylum seekers in Chad

609
refugees students obtained the baccalaureate - 58.5% success rate - qualifying them for higher education in 2017

9.027
Trees planted by refugees in villages surrounding refugee camps to protect the environment.

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11 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • 43 additional cases were reported.

  • No death reported.

  • No Alert.

Epidemiological summary

  • Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 4747, with 60 deaths (CFR = 1.3%); 2362 cases in the Muna corridor (Jere LGA), 732 cases in Dikwa, 1609 cases in Monguno, cases in MMC and Mafa stands at 38 and 6 respectively

  • Out of the 144 samples taken, 119 (83%) were RDT positive and 107 (74%) were culture positive.

11 Oct 2017 description

Monday, October 09, 2017

09 October 2017 | Abuja – UPDATE ON SUSPECTED MONKEYPOX OUTBREAK

11 Oct 2017 description

It is often said in the humanitarian field that the success of a response hinges on logistics. If First Responders can’t reach those in greatest need with the right supplies, we fall short on our key mission: to save lives and relieve suffering in the world’s toughest environments. International Medical Corps Roving Logistics Coordinator John Mbusa shares his experiences of working quietly, but efficiently, far from the limelight to fight famine in two conflict-torn countries—Nigeria and South Sudan.

11 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • 41 additional cases were reported.

  • 1 death reported.

  • No Alert.

Epidemiological summary

  • Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 4788, with 61 deaths (CFR = 1.3%); 2391 cases in the Muna corridor (Jere LGA), 735 cases in Dikwa, 1618 cases in Monguno, cases in MMC and Mafa stands at 38 and 6 respectively

  • Out of the 144 samples taken, 119 (83%) were RDT positive and 107 (74%) were culture positive.

11 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Nigeria : l’épidémie de choléra qui a éclaté à la semaine 33 dans l’Etat Borno est très active. A la fin de la semaine 36, les services de santé ont rapporté 1 626 cas dont 40 décès pour les 4 Local Government Area (LGA): Jere et MMC, Dikwa, et Mongonu. 53,6% des cas enregistrés sont des enfants de moins 10 ans. A ce sujet, la plateforme régionale choléra conseille de privilégier les analyses épidémiologiques (investigations des contextes de transmission, cartographie des foyers, …) pour mieux orienter et cibler la réponse qui permettra le contrôle rapide de l’épidémie.

11 Oct 2017 description

New study: Displaced Nigerians too scared to return home

The vast majority of the 1.8 million people displaced in northeast Nigeria are not ready to return home, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council’s new report, ‘Not Ready to Return’.

11 Oct 2017 description

Background

The Logistics Sector Nigeria provides support to the Government-led coordination of the humanitarian logistics response in north-eastern Nigeria. It supports the Humanitarian Community by facilitating access to common logistics services and maintainining regular bilateral and collective engagement in an open forum for discussing and addressing logistics issues as they arise. The Logistics Sector also provides guidance and promotes joint inter-agency logistical planning.

11 Oct 2017 description

Case Management of Yellow Fever

In Epi-week 38, active case search for suspected cases of yellow fever continued in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State and parts of Kogi State. Laboratory samples have been collected for testing and confirmation.

This week’s editorial is a second part in the control of yellow fever outbreak series and the focus is on case management of the disease.

11 Oct 2017 description

The Government will provide NOK 50 million to the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the EU's trust fund for stability and addressing the root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa. 'Norway is participating actively in European cooperation on migration and refugee crises. Working together with EU countries, we will intensify our efforts to address the root causes of today's migration challenges, such as poverty, unemployment and poor governance,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

11 Oct 2017 description

Ce document décrit les différents groupes de travail humanitaires actifs dans l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun. Ces groupes de travail se réunissent régulièrement pour discuter des différentes activités, challenges, problèmes et contraintes auxquelles ils font face dans le cadre de la réponse humanitaire dans l’Extrême Nord du Cameroun. Chaque groupe de travail est chapeauté par un ministère en Co-lead avec une ou des agences des nations-unies. Chaque groupe de travail a une ou plusieurs thématiques définies à travers des secteurs.

11 Oct 2017 description

En réponse à l’afflux massif des refugies nigérians vers le Cameroun, le camp de Minawao a été ouvert depuis juillet 2013 pour permettre de fournir de façon coordonnée les services de bases aux populations nigérianes victimes de la crise humanitaire au Nord Est du Nigéria. La situation étant encore instable dans les régions du Nord du Nigéria, le Cameroun continue à enregistrer des personnes au camp de Minawao.

11 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • The value of the Naira (in the parallel markets) appreciated by 26% gaining averagely N129 against the US dollar between February and July 2017. Currently, the average official exchange rate is 305 to one USD, while trading at 365-370 NGN to a USD in the parallel market.

11 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • The continuing stability in the value of the Naira against major foreign currencies over the past four months, along with the slight decline in inflation (16.25% in June and 16.1% in July) most likely contributed to price stability for some imported food commodities such as rice.

11 Oct 2017 description

RRRP

  1. Fournir une protection internationale aux réfugiés nigérians et communautés d’accueil (accès à l'asile, documentation, enregistrement, protection de l'enfance et la réponse aux VBG)

  2. S'assurer que les normes internationales d'assistance humanitaire sont respectées dans tous les secteurs d'intervention au camp de Minawao

  3. Soutenir les autorités chargées de la gestion des réfugiés dans le cadre de la protection, de l'assistance et le renforcement de leur autonomisation

11 Oct 2017 description

As darkness starts falling over Maiduguri and the skies turn to dusty grey, the population of the International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP) base camp, locally-known as Red Roof, begins to turn up and exchange a few words with colleagues over dinner. When stomachs are full, laptops take centre stage and the number of humanitarians connected to the Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) Internet services grows every minute.