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)
Period covered by this Final Report: 16 December 2011 to 30 July 2013.
Appeal target (current): CHF 2,093,813
Appeal coverage: 90%;
· Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) of CHF 113,532 was allocated on 16 December 2011 to support Burkina Faso Red Cross (BRCS) to assist 5,500 beneficiaries with two months’ worth of food vouchers in Tin Akoff in the province of Oudalan in the Sahel region.
Period covered by this final report: December 2011 to May 2013.
Appeal target (current): CHF 3,375,048
Appeal coverage: 52%;
· The Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 30 January 2012 for CHF 3,756,836 for nine months to assist 350,000 beneficiaries in six regions: Diffa, Tahoua, Dosso,Tillabéry, Maradi and Zinder
Alors que le bilan des inondations s’alourdit, le gouvernement demande le soutien de ses partenaires
La situation des criquets pèlerins est désormais sous contrôle
La campagne agricole 2013 se déroule normalement
L’environnement social, économique et politique du Niger est resté stable au cours des six premiers mois de l’année 2013. Par contre, les conditions sécuritaires se sont graduellement dégradées avec deux attentats terroristes perpétrés durant le mois de mai contre une garnison militaire et des intérêts français dans le nord du pays (Agadez et Arlit), ainsi que l’évasion, en juin 2013, d’une vingtaine de détenus de la prison civile de Niamey, dont un présumé terroriste très dangereux.
Period covered by this Ops Update:
This Operation Update covers the period from December 2012 to February 2013 and announces a timeframe extension of four months to July in order to finalize activities that have been delayed. The final report will be made available by the end of October 2013.
Appeal target: CHF 2,093,612
Appeal coverage: 90% 82% as of 1/2013
1) As of 18 February 2013, figures released by the UNHCR Level 2 registration indicate 33,776 officially recorded refugees in camps, spontaneous sites and urban areas in Niger. This number does not include the 17,000 refugees in Agando and Chinewaren soon to be relocated from Tillia to Tahoua. Thus, so far maintaining the number of refugees at just over 50,000. Since early February, UNHCR, in collaboration with IOM, is carrying out a logistics-intensive operation to relocate refugees from Banibangou to safer sites further away from the border.
1) On 13 December 2012, the National Mechanism for the Prevention and Management of Disasters and Food Crises (DNPGCCA) released preliminary data of the vulnerability analysis carried out in September 2012. At least 10 Departments will be moderately at risk of food insecurity with 185 zones at risk covering 3,243 villages with an estimated 2.4 million people.
1) On 31 October, the Komadougou River burst its banks causing unprecedented flooding in the department of Diffa. As of 6 November, 41 villages have been completely swamped in Chetimari and Gueskerou. Approximately 3,000 people have been displaced and relocated to 4 spontaneous sites. On 8 November UNICEF delivered NFIs for 1,000 households and in collaboration with local authorities and partners carried out an assessment of the water and sanitation situation.
- RESUME EXECUTIF
La bande sahélienne d’Afrique de l’ouest dont fait partie le Niger se trouve confrontée à des crises alimentaires de plus en plus fréquentes et de magnitude croissante. A cela s’ajoutent les suites des conflits armés en Libye et en Côte d’Ivoire en 2011, qui ont forcé au retour plus de 260 000 migrants. En l’absence de nouvelles opportunités économiques, la couverture des besoins vitaux de ces migrants et de leurs familles reste un défi.
This Revised Emergency Appeal now seeks CHF 2,093,612 in cash, kind, or services to support the Burkina Faso Red Cross Society (BRCS) in delivering assistance to 105,000 beneficiaries (17,500 households) for a total duration of 12 months. The operation will be completed by the end of March 2013; the final report will be available by the end of June 2013 (three months after the end of the operation).
1) During the flooding that affected more than 520,000 people in Niger since July 2013, UNICEF assisted 14,816 households in Tillia, Agadez, Niamey, Dosso, Tillaberi. Approximately 103,712 beneficiaries have received non-food items from UNICEF and its partners. After receiving assistance, most of the displaced families who were occupying schools (as of 3 of September, 891 classrooms were occupied) did vacate them. Consequently, boys and girls could get back to school.
1) Niger is still dealing with the consequences of heavy rains and the exceptional increase of the Niger River water level that led to flooding across the country since the beginning of the rainy season in June. The rainy season will normally end no later than mid-October. More than half a million people have been affected throughout the country with Tillabéri, Dosso and Niamey regions being the hardest-hit. As of 12 September, 24,792 houses have collapsed and a large number of agricultural lands are flooded.
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.
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).
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:
Epidemiological surveillance indicates the progression of the cholera outbreak in the region of Tillabéri. A joint emergency response plan is being finalized by the WASH and Health Clusters. To avoid activities being hampered, fundraising activities are actively underway.
Dans la première moitié de 2012, le contexte sociopolitique, économique et sécuritaire u Niger ne s’est pas écarté de façon significative de l’analyse faite en fin 2011 et présentée dans l’Appel Global 2012 mis à jour en avril 2012. Celui-ci évoquait la reprise du partenariat bilatéral et multilatéral consécutive au changement favorable du contexte politique en dépit d’un environnement sécuritaire délétère dans la région du Sahel, la mise en place de programme de développement dont l’initiative «Les Nigériens nourrissent les Nigériens».
· Insecurity in northern Mali due to renewed fighting between militant groups has triggered additional population displacement, both within the country and to neighboring countries. In the last two weeks of June, at least 15,000 Malian refugees arrived at Mbera camp in eastern Mauritania, bringing the total number of camp residents to more than 89,000 people, according to the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). UNHCR also reported that nearly 6,000 Malians have fled to Niger since June 30.
With the beginning of the rainy season, a new threat has appeared: on 20 June, the government of Niger appealed for international support to fight the early stages of an invasion of desert locusts in northern Niger. If not treated immediately, this plague will put the forthcoming harvest season (September-November) at high risk. The locusts are coming from outbreak areas along both sides of the Algeria/Libya border where infestations were triggered by desert rainfalls, and control operations were hampered by armed conflicts and insecurity.