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04 Feb 2019 description

Highlights
- U.S, U.K and EU express concern ahead of presidential elections
- Humanitarian needs continue to grow in Middle-Belt region
- Boko Haram launches series of attacks in north-east Nigeria

03 Feb 2019 description
report ECOWAS

Kano (Nigeria), 1st February 2019. The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has carried out a stock rotation exercise of 5,000 Metric Tons (MT) of food grains from its Regional Food Security Reserve by availing it to the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 31st January 2019 in Kano, Nigeria.

02 Feb 2019 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The humanitarian crisis in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states in Nigeria’s north-east, that has spilled over into the Lake Chad region, is one of the ten most severe humanitarian crises in the world. In 2018 7.7 million people in Nigeria were in need of humanitarian assistance and 6.1 million targeted for humanitarian assistance.

02 Feb 2019 description

At least 60 people were killed following the 28 January devastating Boko Haram attack on Rann, a border town in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, Amnesty International has confirmed.

The organization also analyzed satellite imagery which shows hundreds of burned structures in the town. Many of the destroyed structures only date back to 2017, suggesting they were shelters for internally displaced people who came to Rann seeking protection.

01 Feb 2019 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Feb 2019 description
report UN Security Council

Despite ongoing discussions about items on the Security Council’s draft programme of work for February — which have delayed its formal adoption — the 15‑member organ will proceed to convene several high-level debates in the first days of the month, Anatolio Ndong Mba (Equatorial Guinea), its President for February said at a Headquarters press conference today.

01 Feb 2019 description
report United Nations

ORG/1684

En 2018, 26 Casques bleus et 8 membres du personnel civil ont été tués dans l’exercice de leurs fonctions, a indiqué le Comité permanent sur la sécurité et l’indépendance de la fonction publique internationale. L’année dernière, le nombre de morts a été parmi le plus bas de ces cinq dernières années, représentant moins de la moitié des pertes en vies humaines en 2017.

Depuis 2012, au moins 344 membres du personnel des Nations Unies et personnel associé ont été tués dans des attaques délibérées.

Tendances

01 Feb 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the reporting Week 04 (January 21 - 27, 2019) seventy-seven new confirmedi cases were reported from Edo(24), Ondo(28), Ebonyi(5), Bauchi(3), Plateau(5), Taraba(3), Gombe(1), Kaduna(1), Kwara(1), FCT(1), Benue(2), Rivers(1) Kogi(1) and Enugu(1) States with eleven new deaths in Edo(4), Ondo(2), Benue(1), Rivers(1) Plateau(2) Taraba(1) and Bauchi(1)

  • From 1st to 27th January 2019, a total of 538 suspectedi cases have been reported from 16 States. Of these, 213 were confirmed positive, 2 probable and 325 negative (not a case)

01 Feb 2019 description
report United Nations

ORG/1684

For Fifth Straight Year, Mali Mission Suffers Greatest Number of Fatalities

At least 34 United Nations and associated personnel — 26 peacekeepers and 8 civilians — were killed in malicious attacks in the line of duty in 2018, according to the Standing Committee for the Security and Independence of the International Civil Service of the United Nations Staff Union. The 2018 casualties rate is amongst the lowest of the last five years and is less than half the number recorded by the Committee in 2017.

01 Feb 2019 description
report UN News Service

Small shelters, some covered in the ubiquitous white sheeting provided by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), dot the dusty grey sun-bleached plain around the village of Goura, in the far north-east of Cameroon.

Hebibi Toudjum‘s shelter is so low to the ground she needs to crawl into it.

She arrived from the village of Rann 7km across the border in Nigeria six days ago after fleeing a killing spree perpetrated by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

01 Feb 2019 description

Rappelant le but et les objectifs communs de la Déclaration d'Abuja du 8 juin 2016, les gouvernements du Cameroun, du Tchad, du Niger et du Nigéria, avec la participation d'un large éventail de partenaires engagés dans la réponse aux déplacements forcés, ont convoqué un deuxième Dialogue Régional de Protection (DRP2), les 28 et 29 janvier 2019.

01 Feb 2019 description

Recalling the common purpose and objectives of the Abuja Action Statement of 8 June 2016, the Governments of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, with the participation of a broad range of partners engaged in the response to forced displacement, convened a second Regional Protection Dialogue (RPD 2), on 28-29 January 2019.

01 Feb 2019 description

L’année 2018 fût marquée par le basculement d’une crise socio-politique en un conflit armé ouvert dans les régions du Nord-Ouest et du Sud-Ouest. Plus de 437 000 personnes ont été contraintes de quitter leur village à l’intérieur des deux régions et vers l’Ouest et le Littoral, tandis que 32 000 ont fuit vers le Nigeria voisin. En plus des risques de protection directs pour la vie des personnes, les violences et l'insecurité ont gravement impacté l’accès aux moyens de subsistance, aux hôpitaux et aux écoles, qui sont des cibles privilégiées des groupes armés non étatiques.

01 Feb 2019 description
report Inter Press Service

By Sam Olukoya

BENIN CITY, Nigeria, Feb 1 2019 (IPS) - “Don’t assume if you attempt the journey your fortune will change for the better,” a woman says over the public address system in the crowded Uselu market in Benin City, the capital of Nigeria’s Edo State. “Many embarked on the journey and never made it. Many people are dying in the Sahara Desert.”