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12 Jun 2014 description

Summary: CHF 200,379 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 06 September, 2013 to support the Red Cross Society of Niger (RCSN) in delivering immediate assistance to some 1,600 families (11,200 beneficiaries). The DREF operation was launched on a basis of a plan of action developed by RCSN following the rapid needs assessments and coordination of actions with the authorities and other humanitarian organizations.

28 May 2014 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity’s efforts to improve food security and fight against poverty in Niger have been praised in a letter from Professor Adam Todo, the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at Abdou Moumouni University.

Professor Todo's letter referred to research carried out by students sponsored by Qatar Charity whose research looked into issues related to food security enhancement and poverty eradication in Niger. He also expressed the desire of the faculty to continue this collaboration, saying that the results speak for themselves.

09 May 2014 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Afflux continu à Diffa de réfugiés, déplacés/ retournés en provenance du Nigéria.

  • De nombreuses femmes de la région de Zinder empruntent les routes migratoires pour se rendre en Algérie

12 Mar 2014 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

• La communauté humanitaire à la recherche de plus de 390 millions pour porter assistance à des millions de Nigériens en 2014.

• Plus de 1110 Nigériens, dont une majorité d’enfants ont été rapatriés de la République centrafricaine.

• La réponse au choléra se poursuit.

• Les sinistrés de Diffa reconstruisent leurs communautés.

31 Jan 2014 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

• Plus de quatre millions de Nigériens sont en insécurité alimentaire et 7,5 millions sont en situation de risque.

• Le choléra refait surface à Maradi.

• Plus de 1500 personnes en provenance du Nord du Nigeria ont cherché refuge à Guésséré dans la région de Diffa en janvier.

• En 2013, plus de 40 000 candidats à l’immigration ont transité à Agadez.

• Le HCR au Niger démarre l’enregistrement biométrique des réfugiés maliens

30 Jan 2014 description

Le vent poussiéreux et sec de l’harmatan s’estompait à mesure que le soleil approchait le zénith sur la localité d’Adjiri. Installée dans les faubourgs de la ville de Diffa, la petite communauté est composée de 191 familles. Elles y ont été relocalisées à la suite des inondations consécutives à la crue de la Komadougou. Les eaux étaient montées à presque 5 m en novembre –un niveau jamais égalé ces 40 dernières années.

30 Jan 2014 description

Communities in south-east Niger have been battered by floods, food crises and the consequences of conflict in neighboring Nigeria.

The dusty and dry harmattan wind fades as the sun climbs above the community at Adjiri. This small community sits on the outskirts of the town of Diffa in Niger’s far south-east. It is made up of 191 families who were relocated here when the Komadougou River burst its banks in November 2013, reaching almost five metres – a height not seen in almost 40 years.

30 Jan 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

HEADLINES

  • UNICEF renewed its Letter of Understanding (LoU) with UNHCR for another year to continue to support refugees in the sectors of Education, Protection, Nutrition, WASH and Communication for Development in 2014.

  • As of end December 2013, the estimated number of Malian refugees and returnees is 54,894 people located in Tillabéri camps (Abala, Ayorou and Mangaize) and in Tahoua refugee hosting areas (Intikane, Tazalit).

14 Jan 2014 description

South Sudan: Ethnic violence which erupted in mid-December continues, with heavy fighting reported in the states of Jonglei and Unity, and sporadic clashes reported in Upper Nile and Central Equatoria. While numbers cannot be verified due to limited access, thousands of people have been killed or injured and reports indicate that civilians are being targeted in attacks, forcing an estimated 400,000 to flee, mostly internally.

07 Jan 2014 description

South Sudan: Ethnic violence which erupted in mid-December in the capital Juba has now spread northwards and is ongoing in several parts of the country. Three weeks of fighting have left at least 1,000 people dead and displaced over 200,000. As government troops advanced on rebel-held cities in the northeast, peace talks between the Government of South Sudan and a delegation representing former Vice-President Machar, have started in Ethiopia. Meanwhile, discussions between Khartoum and Juba regarding the protection of the oil fields in southern South Sudan are also underway.

30 Dec 2013 description

En 2013, la situation humanitaires a été caractérisée par les défis ci après: l'insécurité alimentaire et la la malnutrition, les épidémies, les mouvements de population à la fois des pays voisins vers le Niger en raison de questions de sécurité régionale, ainsi que la migration interne. En outre, les catastrophes naturelles telles que les inondations ont fait des milliers de personnes sinistrées ayant perdu leurs abris et leurs exploitations agricoles.

Les faits marquants de l’année 2013 au plan humanitaire sont:

24 Dec 2013 description

23-12-2013 Operational Update

People fleeing the conflict in north-east Nigeria continue to arrive in the Diffa area, in south-easternmost Niger, where the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Red Cross Society of Niger are working to help thousands of people.

."After something of a lull, we have been seeing further population movements in the area,” said Pascal Porchet, deputy head of the ICRC delegation in Niger. “At least 450 people have arrived in Diffa district alone over the past few days."

23 Dec 2013 description

Des déplacés fuyant le conflit dans le nord-est du Nigéria continuent d’arriver dans la région de Diffa, à l'extrême sud-est du Niger, où le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) et la Croix-Rouge nigérienne s’emploient à venir en aide à des milliers de personnes.

« Après une certaine accalmie, de nouveaux mouvements de population ont été observés dans la région. Dans la seule commune de Diffa, ce ne sont pas moins de 450 personnes qui sont arrivées ces derniers jours », explique Pascal Porchet, chef adjoint de la délégation du CICR au Niger.

17 Dec 2013 description

In Syria, government military aircraft targeted rebel-held districts in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 15 people according to opposition activists. In parallel, Damascus announced that it had retaken control of the key Damascus – Homs supply highway after gaining ground in the battle for the strategic Qalamoun region. London and Washington decided to suspend all non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition fearing that military equipment may fall under the control of Islamic radical groups.

10 Dec 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Despite the 2013 harvest in the Sahel being equivalent to the last five years average, preliminary figures indicate that at least 13 million people (excluding Nigeria) are still food insecure, due to limited access to food. The agricultural production of the poorest households is insufficient to restore their livelihoods and is expected to cover only their nutritional needs for the next two to three months. Thereafter they will depend entirely on markets.

09 Dec 2013 description

Snapshot 3 - 10 December

In Syria, the conflict has been going on for over 1,000 days, and to date, the war has displaced 6.5 million people internally and forced 2.3 million to cross into neighbouring countries. Meanwhile, Washington indicated that it has been in talks with Islamist opposition factions non-linked to Al-Qaeda, in order to push for a negotiated settlement to the crisis.

06 Dec 2013 description

Faits saillants

 La situation épidémiologique a été difficile en 2013 pour le Niger et risque de l’être encore en 2014. Plus de moyens sont nécessaires pour y répondre.

 Les premiers réfugiés maliens quittent le Niger alors que d’autres y arrivent.

 L’appui au système communautaire de référencement médical, une initiative de résilience qui fait école à Tahoua.

 Plus de 15 000 sinistrés des suites d’inondations à Diffa

04 Dec 2013 description

Period covered by this update: 06 September to 25 October 2013

Summary: CHF 200,379 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 06 September 2013 to support the Red Cross Society of Niger (RCSN) in delivering immediate assistance to some 1,600 families (11,200 beneficiaries).

03 Dec 2013 description
report UN News Service

3 December 2013 – More than 15,000 people urgently need relief aid in south-east Niger after the Komadougou River – which most of the year was practically dried out – burst its banks and flooded their communities, the United Nations humanitarian wing said today.

“The seasonal flooding began a month ago and caught locals and authorities largely unprepared, as water in the river rose to an unprecedented level in mid-November,” said Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).