Niger: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2012
As of 24 Jun 2012, 2,023 cases of cholera and 52 deaths had been registered, compared with 474 cases and 20 deaths in June 2011. The region of Tillabéri (Tera, Tillabéri, Kollo, Sai districts), which hosts refugees from Mali in several camps, was the most affected, with 2005 cases. The regions of Niamey, Dosso and Maradi had reported 18 cases including four deaths. (UNICEF, 25 Jun 2012)
From late August through September, 41 cases of cholera were reported from three villages in Burkina Faso's Sahel region, close to the Niger border, with 25 cases reported among the Nigerien population and 16 among the Burkinabe (UNICEF, 27 Sep 2012). In October, 77 cases and four deaths were reported; in November the numbers decreased to 10 cases and no deaths (UNICEF, 30 Nov 2012).
By the end of 2012, Niger had recorded 5,285 cases and 110 deaths, compared to 2,434 cases and 57 deaths in 2011. Tillabéry remained the most affected region with 4,792 cases and 87 deaths, followed by Tahoua with 471 cases and 18 deaths. Not a single case/death was recorded since January 2013. (OCHA, 6 Feb 2013)
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Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Melissa Fleming – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 21 mai 2013 au Palais des Nations à Genève.
Une épidémie de choléra, déclarée par le Gouvernement du Niger le 11 mai, a fait 7 morts dans l'ouest du pays, dont 2 réfugiés maliens.
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.
A cholera epidemic declared by the Niger government on May 11 has left 7 people dead in the west of the country, including 2 Malian refugees.
• The European Commission supports Niger in its efforts to improve food security for all Nigeriens and eradicate malnutrition. The country has made significant progress in reducing child deaths and has embraced a policy of free health care for under fives, but immense challenges remain to sustain these advances. At current rates, the population in Niger will continue to double every 20 years, outpacing economic growth as well as agricultural production.
NIAMEY , Apr 10 2013 (IPS) - About 20 communities in Tillabéri, west Niger, have been declared open defecation-free zones as across the country, very few people have access to proper sanitation.
The communities were part of a Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) project, launched in September 2010 in 32 villages in the region by the local office of the NGO Plan International.
Présentes depuis avril 2012 au Mali, les équipes de SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL renforcent leurs capacités de réponse humanitaire au nord du Mali et dans les pays frontaliers.
SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL intervient en Mauritanie et au Mali auprès des populations touchées par la crise malienne depuis le début 2012.
Facts & Figures
The 2012, Sahel Food Crisis put an estimated 18 million people at risk of hunger across the region.
The crisis exposed over 1 million children in the region to severe acute malnutrition.
Conflict in Mali has pushed 180,000 people to seek asylum in neighbouring countries while another, 150,000 (est.) are displaced inside Mali.
Insecurity has limited humanitarian access to northern Mali, exacerbating the severity of the food crisis for 1.8 million Malians.
Brazzaville, Congo: 27 October 2012 – As the Sahel food crisis persists, compounded by recent flooding in the region, the World Health Organization (WHO) has appealed to health and development partners to support affected countries prioritize de-worming activities as part of urgent relief efforts.
"Flooding now being experienced in parts of the Sahel, creates the ideal breeding ground for contracting Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) such as bilharzia, and worm-like diseases putting more at risk of malnutrition,” says WHO African Regional Director Dr Luis Gomes Sambo.
Responding to the Crisis in Syria
Instability and conflict in Syria continue to affect hundreds of thousands of people. An estimated one million Syrians have been internally displaced, while the overall total affected population is estimated at up to 2.5 million.
CERF releases more than US$34.2 million for West and Central Africa on third Quarter, 55 per cent for DRC
Emergency relief supplies have landed in Niger for victims of severe floods, which struck the regions of Tillabéri and Dosso.
The supplies, donated to Plan by Irish Aid in Dublin, include tents, tarpaulins, jerry cans, mosquito nets and blankets. It is part of the continued commitment by the Irish government to the people most in need in crisis-hit Niger.
The plane was met by Plan's country director in Niger, Rheal Drisdelle, who formally presented the supplies to government representatives.
International aid agency Oxfam on Wednesday warned that devastating floods in Niger are affecting more than 500,000 people, most of whose basic needs are not being met.
Floodwaters in Niamey and surrounding regions have unrelentingly risen since rains began in July, destroying thousands of houses and over 7,000 hectares of crops. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that more than 80 people have already died from the floods.
Des inondations dévastatrices ont tué 81 personnes et déplacé plus de 500 000 personnes au Niger, selon le Bureau de coordination humanitaire des Nations unies (OCHA) à Niamey.
La crue du fleuve Niger n’a jamais été aussi élevée depuis que le pays a commencé à la mesurer en 1929 et des milliers de maisons et de champs ont été détruits.
Suite à cette crise, l’organisation internationale Oxfam appelle à une mobilisation d’urgence pour assister les personnes sinistrées les plus vulnérables.
Niamey, NIGER/Brussels, BELGIUM, 14 September 2012 – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office (ECHO) signed an agreement with UNICEF, making available €600,000 in support of UNICEF’s emergency response to the cholera outbreak in Niger.
14 September 2012 – United Nations humanitarian agencies are supporting flood victims in Niger with basic items such as food, blankets and mosquito nets as rains continue to affect more than 527,000 people in the African country.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and their partners are providing assistance in the Tillabery region in the country’s south-west, where more than 40 per cent of houses and huts have disappeared in the flash floods.
On n’avait pas vu de tels chiffres depuis dix-sept ans en Sierra Leone : 15 308 cas de contamination recensés début septembre. Depuis 6 ans, l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sont en sursit permanent : les épidémies de choléra se multiplient sur le continent, entrainant avec elles leurs millions de morts chaque année. Meurtrière mais aussi extrêmement rapide, l’épidémie est la première cause d’intervention d’urgence chez Action contre la Faim, au même titre que les catastrophes naturelles.
Dans le cadre de l’animation du dispositif de veille régional, s’est tenue à Dakar/Sénégal, du 04 au 06 septembre 2012, la concertation régionale sur les perspectives agricoles et alimentaires au Sahel et en Afrique l’Ouest.
Organisée par le CILSS, la rencontre a enregistré la participation des délégués de ses pays membres, des représentants des partenaires techniques et financiers (FAO, FEWS NET, JRC/UE-GSU, PAM, FFP/USAID, ECHO, OXFAM, ACDI, Coopération Française), la société civile (APESS), l’UEMOA et des cadres et experts du CILSS.
By Shushan Mebrahtu
SARANDO GANDA, Niger, 5 September 2012 - In Sarando Ganda, a village along the Niger River on the outskirts of Niamey, many of the mud-brick houses have collapsed or are severely damaged, leaving 70 per cent of the population homeless.
A ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) is in Niger assessing the need for emergency shelter, following extreme flooding over the past month that has left thousands of families homeless.
Reports say it is the worst flooding seen for nearly 100 years in the West African country.
At the beginning of August, rains moved north from Burkina Faso to Niger, falling over one day in the mountains in the north and running down into the southern region of Dosso.
By ADAM NOSSITER
DAKAR, Senegal — A fierce cholera epidemic is spreading through the coastal slums of West Africa, killing hundreds and sickening many more in one of the worst regional outbreaks in years, health experts said.
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WASHINGTON (August 16, 2012) ― Humanitarian groups are increasing their efforts to curb a recent outbreak of cholera in Mali, an area already devastated by drought, fighting, and food shortages.
The onset of the rainy season and the existing humanitarian crisis in northern Mali has exacerbated the situation. As part of the emergency response, a UPS chartered plane headed to Bamako, Mali, today from Frankfurt, Germany. The flight was loaded with 156,394 pounds of relief supplies, including: