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05 Feb 2018 description

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 27 to February 2, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

05 Feb 2018 description

Overview

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

    • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

    • Lassa fever in Benin

    • Lassa fever in Nigeria

    • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Uganda

    • Rift Valley fever in South Sudan

05 Feb 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi Week 04):

In Epidemiological Week 04 - 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80%).

Measles: 04 cases of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 036 and No deaths

AFP: 16 cases of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 026.

04 Feb 2018 description

From 2012 to 2016, Action Against Hunger worked with local authorities to trigger 138 communities in Yobe State, Northern Nigeria, using the Community-Led Total Sanitation methodology. The objective of this approach is to empower the community to realize the negative impacts of open defecation on health and wellbeing, and thus mobilize itself to eliminate open defecation and improve sanitation with limited external intervention. Mid-2017, Action Against Hunger conducted a review of the communities to draw lessons from the effectiveness and sustainability of the approach.

04 Feb 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 04 Feb 2018): 4,702
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 04 Feb 2017): 6,666
Total arrivals 1 Feb - 04 Feb 2018 544
Total arrivals 1 Feb - 04 Feb 2017 2,199
Average daily arrivals in February 2018 so far: 136
Average daily arrivals in January 2018: 134
Dead and missing in 2018 (as of 04 Feb) 321
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 04 Feb) 257
Dead and missing in 2017 3,119
Estimated # of arrivals during the last seven days 1,494

03 Feb 2018 description

IOM DATA COLLECTION ON MIGRATION IN WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA AND THE CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN ROUTE

02 Feb 2018 description

The latest edition of Crisis Group's monthly conflict tracker highlights dangers of new conflict in Somaliland, Afghanistan and Syria. CrisisWatch also notes that February's winter Olympics on the Korean Peninsula represent a chance for peace against a great background risk of war.

02 Feb 2018 description

More Activity but Fewer Fatalities Linked to African Militant Islamist Groups in 2017

Militant Islamist group activity in Africa continues to be highly context-specific. Those with strong local ties have shown considerable resilience, while ISIS has struggled to gain traction in the Maghreb.

A review of violent events involving militant Islamist groups in Africa in 2017 reveals the following trends:

02 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • During the month of December WFP, both directly and through partnerships, provided food and nutrition assistance to 1.23 million people (98 percent of the plan) through in-kind distributions (77 percent of total intervention) and cash-based transfers (23 percent) in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.

02 Feb 2018 description

149.0 M required for 2018 including special situations
3.0 M contributions received, representing 2% of requirements
146.0 M overall funding gap for Chad

02 Feb 2018 description

Libya continues to be the main 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.

02 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

• Coarse grain prices will be above their five-year average in most countries in 2018

• Below average forage and water availability in the major livestock producing countries

• Mauritania is currently facing an impending drought crisis and its Central Bank brought into circulation the new Ougiya currency unit

• Nigeria returns to growth, but economy remains fragile

MARKET TRENDS IN THE SAHEL

02 Feb 2018 description

The humanitarian community has requested US$305 million to assist 1.3 million people, a 1.8-per cent drop compared to the previous year’s budget, although the number of people targeted has risen by about 100,000.

02 Feb 2018 description

The 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit holding on the theme: ‘Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation’ ended on 29 January 2018, at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the adoption of key decisions by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government.

Among the deliberations that the Assembly agreed upon was the welcoming the signing of a peace pact on 21 December 2017 by the south Sudan warring parties.

02 Feb 2018 description

FOREWORD BY THE HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR

In 2018, Cameroon continues to face a complex and unprecedented humanitarian crisis which has impacted the lives and livelihoods of 3.3 million people, an increase of 14% compared to last year. Through our concerted action, outlined in this Humanitarian Response Plan, we plan to support 1.3 million of the people in need in the most affected regions of Adamaoua, East, North and Far-North.

02 Feb 2018 description

3 Key Points:

  1. The food security and nutrition situation is deteriorating.

  2. The chronicity of the crisis requires a new way of working combining humanitarian and development interventions.

  3. In 2018, US$ 282.5 million are needed to save the lives of those most affected by the food and nutrition crisis in Chad.

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