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)
When fighting broke out in Mali in 2012, thousands of people fled the country and crossed into neighboring countries. Thousands crossed into Niger, 80% of them being women and children. These persons required among other assistance, urgent access to healthcare.
In the three camps of Tillaberi region, the 2 “Refugee Hosting Areas” of Intikane and Tazalit and for urban refugees in Niamey, access to health care was facilitated.
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.
As of 1 October, the total number of Malian refugees in Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Togo and Guinea is 202,206 persons. The new figures of internally displaced persons (IDPs) resulting from the crisis in Mali is estimated at 118,795. The current number of Malian refuges and IDPs is 321,001 persons.
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).
This update provides a snapshot of UNHCR and its partners’ response to the displacement of Malian in Mali itself and into Burkina Faso, Niger and Mauritania. The refugee response is led by UNHCR and is undertaken in coordination with the host governments. More detailed operational information can be found on:
**UNHCR web portal for the Mali situation: http://data.unhcr.org/MaliSituation/regional.php
The current political instability in Bamako and the insecurity in northern Mali continue to trigger important influxes of refugees into the neighboring countries of Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger.
Altogether, the crisis has now displaced over 400,000 Malians. As of 20 July, 232,806 Malians have found refuge in neighboring countries. Additionally, a minimum of 166,811 men, women and children are displaced inside Mali.
- Situation de cholera dans la région de Tillaberi
Tillaberi est une région endémique pour le cholera. Les premiers cas de cholera pour l’année 2012 ont été recense dans le mois de Janvier. Au commencement de la saison pluvieuse, une recrudescence des flambées de choléra a été observée dans la région de Tillaberi. Au mois de Juin, la situation a détérioré dan Une explosion des cas (flambée épidémique) sur Ayorou a été observe en Juin.