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23 Jan 2018 description

En réponse à l’afflux massif des réfugiés 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.

23 Jan 2018 description

Background

Around 17 million people live in the affected areas across the four Lake Chad basin countries. More than 2.3 million people remain displaced. Most of the displaced families are sheltered by communities that count among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. Food insecurity and malnutrition have reached critical levels.

Recent developments

23 Jan 2018 description

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

▪ 50-per cent decline in number of severely food insecure in north-east Nigeria

▪ At least 135 children forced to carry out bomb attacks in 2017

▪ Around 4,000 Nigerian refugees expected to return from Cameroon

▪ Cameroon’s Far North region records around 60 suicide attacks in 2017

▪ Armed attacks impair education in parts of Diffa

▪ Cholera outbreak in Nigeria’s Borno state declared over

▪ Gunmen attack military-escorted convoy in north-east Nigeria

SITUATION UPDATE

23 Jan 2018 description

4,485 Arrivals by sea in 2018
178,721 Arrivals in 2017
201 Dead/Missing

23 Jan 2018 description

Mohamed Sheikh-Ali coordinates ICRC's economic security response in Nigeria, one of the largest economic security programmes in Africa. Since early 2017, the delegation in Nigeria has been gradually switching from emergency assistance to programmes that help both the displaced people and those who have returned home after displacement start earning income and providing for themselves. The delegation has used innovation and formed partnership with universities, government bodies and the private sector to accomplish this.

23 Jan 2018 description
report Theirworld

The technology giant will assist the campaigner's vision of getting thousands of underprivileged girls into school.

Technology giant Apple and the Malala Fund announced today they will work together to help the cause of girls' education.

Apple will offer technical know-how and resources to the organisation founded by Malala Yousafzai, the education campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

23 Jan 2018 description

« Souffrir en silence », un rapport publié par l’organisation humanitaire CARE, rappelle les crises humanitaires qui ont rarement fait la une dans les médias - y compris les déplacements forcés qui affectent des millions de personnes.

GENÈVE - Dix crises humanitaires dans le monde – y compris les déplacements forcés de millions d’hommes, de femmes et d’enfants - ont été passées sous silence l’année dernière, selon un rapport publié par l’organisation humanitaire internationale CARE.

23 Jan 2018 description

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

22 Jan 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 21 Jan 2018): 2,733
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 21 Jan 2017): 2,391
Total arrivals 1 Jan - 21 Jan 2018 2,733
Total arrivals 1 Jan - 21 Jan 2017 2,391
Average daily arrivals in January 2018 so far: 130
Average daily arrivals in December 2017: 75
Dead and missing in 2018 (as of 21 Jan) 184
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 21 Jan) 234
Dead and missing in 2017 3,119

22 Jan 2018 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

AID TO NEWLY-DISPLACED STEPPED UP

Humanitarian organisations are scaling up assistance to 65,000 people recently displaced by violence in the north-western Ouham Pende prefecture. WFP has expanded assistance to include host families in Paoua, the region’s main town where the displaced have fled to, and increased food rations. IOM and Danish Refugee Council are constructing shelters. Clashes between rival armed groups are ongoing and further displacements are feared.

22 Jan 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 56 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Botulism in Nigeria
Lassa fever in Benin
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic
Suspected Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
Cholera in Angola
Suspected Rift Valley fever in The Gambia

22 Jan 2018 description
report CARE

There is a place on earth where every day, on average, over 5,000 people have to flee their homes. There is a country in which nearly half of all young children are malnourished. Do you know these places? If the answer is “no”, you are not alone.

Yet telling the world about people who are facing their darkest hours is more important than ever.

22 Jan 2018 description

Blog Post by John Campbell

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 13 to January 19 2017. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

22 Jan 2018 description

Abuja, 22 January 2018 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has donated 853 motorcycles to local government areas (LGAs) and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on 22 January 2018. The gesture is expected to ease transportation challenges faced by LGA Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers (DSNOs) across Nigeria.

22 Jan 2018 description
report CARE

Geneva, January 22, 2018 - Today the international aid organization CARE launched a new report highlighting 2017's ten most under-reported humanitarian crises. The report, "Suffering in Silence", found that the humanitarian situation in North Korea received the least media attention globally. While much media focus has been on nuclear brinkmanship, the humanitarian situation has been overlooked. Other crises that rarely made the headlines were Eritrea, Burundi, Sudan, Central African Republic, DRC, Mali, Lake Chad Basin (Niger, Cameroon, Chad), Vietnam and Peru.

22 Jan 2018 description

SUMMARY

Performance indicators (Epi Week 02):

In Epidemiological Week 02 - 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: 19 cases of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 021 and No deaths

AFP: 02 cases of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 006.