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07 Feb 2018 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: VIOLENCE FORCES 28,000 CHILDREN FROM SCHOOLS

Fighting in the north-western Paoua area has forced 79 schools to close and deprived 28,000 children of education. One aid group is planning to build four temporary learning areas in neighbourhoods in Paoua town, where some 65,000 people have fled to since clashes between armed groups broke out in December 2017. The absence of teachers and lack of building materials are major constraints in providing education to the out-of-school children.

07 Feb 2018 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Notification de plus de 1000 cas suspect de PIAN dans la région de l’Extrême nord du Cameroun

  • Situation de la Rougeole

  • Situation de la Polio.

  • Chiffres clés sur la disponibilité des services de santé dans la région de l’Extrême Nord.

  • Moment forts de la célébration du mois de la prématurité.

  • Réponse 2017 du secteur santé dans la région de l’Extrême Nord du pays.

CHIFFRES CLES :

POPULATION DANS LE BESOIN 2018 - 1,2 M

06 Feb 2018 description
report United Nations

DSG/SM/1128-DEV/3312-SOC/4862

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed's opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Commission for Social Development’s side event on poverty eradication, in New York today:

I am grateful for the opportunity to join WorldWide Nigeria and Ify Ofong on today’s panel. I applaud the goal of this event, to honestly assess, through the lens of local action, poverty eradication and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

06 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A yellow fever outbreak is currently active in Nigeria with seven States recording confirmed cases (Kwara, Kogi, Kano, Zamfara, Kebbi, Nasarawa and Niger) in twelve Local Government Areas (LGAs).

• However, a total of 16 states have reported suspected cases (Abia, Borno, Kogi, Kwara, Kebbi, Plateau, Zamfara, Enugu, Oyo, Anambra, Edo, Lagos, Kano, Nasarawa, Katsina and Niger States) in 62 (LGAs)

06 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • Hepatitis E ongoing outbreak is still being monitored closely with 20 cases reported from affected Kala-Balge LGA in Epidemiological week 4. The cumulative number of cases and deaths were 1,749 and 8 respectively (CFR: 0.5%). Of the total reported cases, 815 were from Ngala, 630 were from Kala-Balge, 99 were from Monguno and 98 were from Mobbar. A total of 226 specimens were sent for laboratory investigation, 182 (81%) of which tested positive. Response activities are ongoing particularly with WASH and Risk Communications.

06 Feb 2018 description

Background

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

06 Feb 2018 description

Objective: Common position from CCCM/Shelter in regards to the establishment of sites and security infrastructures by humanitarian partners to guide interventions on the ground In view of:

  • The Humanitarian Principles; Stating the impartiality, independence and neutrality of humanitarian interventions and the need to have a consistent impartial approach.

06 Feb 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Kwaku Botwe

KWAME DANSO, Ghana, Feb 6 2018 (IPS) - Thirty-year-old Nazir Mohammed sits on one of the two sofas in his single room in Kwame Danso, a small town about 290 kilometres north of Ghana’s capital Accra, reflecting on life back in Libya.

“Libya offers great economic opportunities to West African migrants, but the human rights abuse, especially of dark-skinned Africans, is real. I will not advise even my enemy to go to Libya,” Mohammed says.

06 Feb 2018 description

By Peter Maurer, ICRC President

Syria enters its seventh year of fighting in 2018. Hunger and disease will affect millions of people in Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Around the world people will flee conflict only to become trapped in misery, as seen in Libya. People will suffer from immediate and long-term effects of conflict and violence, as I witnessed in Central African Republic earlier this month.

06 Feb 2018 description

Nigeria in Perspective: Meeting Evolving Humanitarian Needs

06 Feb 2018 description

Integrated community case management (iCCM) is a cost-effective strategy that engages community health workers living in hard-to-reach areas to diagnose and treat 3 deadly but curable illnesses: malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea.

06 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

Moki Edwin Kindzeka

MBINGO, CAMEROON — Tensions continue to climb in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon as separatist groups demand the release of their leader and 46 other prisoners extradited last month from Nigeria. The government has sought to reassure the population.