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19 Sep 2012 description

Three-year-old Djamilatu was rushed to a nearby health centre after suffering from diarrhoea and abdominal pain, common symptoms of cholera. “She was in a bad state,” said her mother, Aichatou Abdou. “She thought she would die. She’s still scared.”

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18 Sep 2012 description

General Highlights

  • In Mali, political instability in Bamako, insecurity and widespread abuses of human rights in northern Mali, as well as lack of access to basic needs continue to force Malians to flee either within Mali or into neighbouring Burkina Faso(107,929) Mauritania(106,265) and Niger(54,546).

17 Sep 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

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 Sep 2012 description
report UN News Service

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.

12 Sep 2012 description

Inondations: Le bilan s'alourdit

Choléra: 3854 cas et 81 décès à date

Les prix des céréales toujours à la hausse à Diffa

07 Sep 2012 description

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.

07 Sep 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund


1) Further to heavy rainfalls amid an above-average rainy season, severe and extensive flooding is affecting over 340,000 persons in all regions of the country, including the capital city of Niamey. 46 people are believed to have lost their lives due to floods. Emergency relief operations are ongoing.

06 Sep 2012 description

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.

06 Sep 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

05 Sep 2012 description

Au sommaire

  • Avec un taux de 14;8%, la situation nutritionnelle des enfants s’est dégradée
  • Le bilan des inondations continue de monter; près de 500 milles personnes auraient été affectées.
  • Le paludisme repartent à la hausse à Zinder
31 Aug 2012 description
report ShelterBox

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.

29 Aug 2012 description

Au sommaire

  • Inondations: 52 morts et plus de 400 milles personnes affectées
  • Après Tillabéry, Tahoua déclare 52 cas de choléra dont 3 décès à Galmi
  • Situation alimentaire calme mais fragile à Tillabéry.
28 Aug 2012 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 3,375,048 in cash, kind, or services to support the of the Red Cross Society of Niger (RCSN) in delivering assistance to 32,000 households (224,000 beneficiaries of which includes 17,000 Malian refugees). The timeframe will also be extended to 12 months, and the operation will be completed by the end of February 2013. A final report will be made available by the end of May 2013 (three months after completion).

27 Aug 2012 description


Between 01 January and 22 August 2012, a cumula-tive total of 55 185 cases and 1 187 deaths were re-ported from 21 countries ( CFR: 2.2%). The Democrat-ic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Ghana, Niger and Guinea accounted for 92% of the total num-ber of cases and 88% of the total number of deaths (Table 1, Figures 1 and 2).

22 Aug 2012 description

Au sommaire

  • Plus de 176.000 personnes affectées par les intempéries : P.1
  • Choléra: 107 nouveaux cas déclarés à la semaine 33 P.1
  • Vivres: les prix sont toujours à la hausse à Zinder 30 P.4
22 Aug 2012 description
report The New York Times


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.

Read the story on the New York Times

16 Aug 2012 description
report InterAction

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:

16 Aug 2012 description

Au sommaire

  • Plus de 59.000 personnes affectées par les inondations à Dosso
  • Choléra: 133 nouveaux cas déclarés à la semaine 32
  • Méningite: aucun cas de signalé depuis la semaine 30
16 Aug 2012 description
report IRIN

FREETOWN/CONAKRY/ACCRA/DAKAR, 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - Aid agencies are scrambling to treat thousands of cholera patients in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, where the number of infections is mounting by over 250 per day. Most patients are from the city's various urban slums, where open defecation is rife, toilets are rare, sewage is improperly disposed of, and awareness of cholera is very low. Water and sanitation specialists say unless these problems are addressed, cholera will continue to flourish both in Sierra Leone and throughout West Africa.