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17 Oct 2017 description

Cameroon currently has 629,822 people of concern, including 235,618 Central African refugees and 90,701 Nigerian refugees.

Conclusion of registration of out of camp refugees in the Logone et Chari and Mayo Tsnaga departments of the Far North region.

ONE UN mission undertaken to the East Region. Various donors, partners and national and international media also took part.

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

UNHCR coordinates protection and assistance for refugees in collaboration with:

17 Oct 2017 description

In Numbers

5.2 m people estimated to be food insecure (IPC Phases 3 to 5) in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, during the lean season (JuneSeptember) (Cadre Harmonisé, March 2017)

1.62 m people displaced across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States. (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, August 2017)

Highlights

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Résumé

Le présent rapport, soumis en application de la résolution 70/167 de l’Assemblée générale, rend compte des travaux et réalisations du Centre sous-régional des droits de l’homme et de la démocratie en Afrique centrale entre le 1er août 2015 et le 31 juillet 2017. Le rapport décrit également les difficultés spécifiques rencontrées par le Centre ainsi que les possibilités de s’engager davantage dans la sous-région.

I. Introduction

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/167 and outlines the work and achievements of the Subregional Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa from 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2017. The report also describes the particular challenges facing the Centre and opportunities for further engagement in the subregion.

I. Introduction

17 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • 25 additional cases were reported. 4 new cases found during community active case search.

  • No death reported.

  • Dikwa, Mafa and MMC LGAs reported zero cases

  • No alert from new areas.

Epidemiological summary

  • Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported in the state is 4963, with 61 deaths (CFR = 1.2%); 2517 cases in the Muna corridor (Jere LGA), 736 cases in Dikwa, 1663 cases in Monguno, cases in MMC and Mafa stands at 38 and 6 respectively

17 Oct 2017 description

Schools will only function properly when Mali’s government restores stability and security.

17 OCT 2017 / BY NADIA ADAM , EKATERINA GOLOVKO AND BOUBACAR SANGARÉ

As has been the case annually since the crisis in Mali erupted in 2012, the start of the school year on 9 October was ineffective countrywide. Hundreds of schools remained closed in the north and centre of the country because of rampant insecurity.

17 Oct 2017 description

by Jerome Bossuet | @JeromeandAlina | ICRISAT
Monday, 16 October 2017 16:07 GMT

  • Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Most Nigeriens depend on farming but widespread soil degradation and climate variability make it difficult to sustain a family all year long.

17 Oct 2017 description

by Alex Whiting | Thomson Reuters Foundation Monday, 16 October 2017 11:59 GMT

Hunger levels have begun to rise for the first time in a decade, the United Nations says

ROME, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wars and climate change are two major causes of hunger, so the plight that now affects 815 million people should not be treated as "an incurable disease", Pope Francis said on World Food Day.

Hunger levels have begun to rise for the first time in a decade, the United Nations says. Here are some key facts:

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Justin Forsyth

9 October 2017

“We all want to go to school,” 11-year old Fatima* tells me, talking on behalf of all eight girls in the wooden hut. After listening to the horror of their stories, it’s not an answer I necessarily expected.

I’m in a displaced persons camp, on the outskirts of Maiduguri town, Borno’s state capital, in northeast Nigeria. A region that has been ravaged by conflict, malnutrition and now cholera – after years of Boko Haram violence. Children are targeted and exposed to unspeakable horror and suffering. They are literally under attack.

17 Oct 2017 description
report CARE

Après dix ans de régression quasi constante, la faim dans le monde a brusquement augmenté. Pourtant, nous produisons suffisamment pour nourrir deux fois la population mondiale. Alors quelles sont les causes de ce drame ? Voici cinq points pour comprendre pourquoi la faim fait de si nombreuses victimes.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Oxfam

Plus de 335 000 personnes continuent de souffrir de la faim dans la région du Lac, au Tchad, où seulement dix médecins travaillent actuellement et où la communauté internationale n'a financé que 40 millions de dollars sur un appel humanitaire de 121 millions de dollars.

« Aujourd´hui, Journée Mondiale de l´Alimentation, 200.000 enfants souffrent de malnutrition et il n'y a que dix médecins présents dans toute la région du lac Tchad », dit Elkana Mooh, directeur d´Oxfam au Tchad

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

16 Oct 2017 description
  • October 7: Nigerian soldiers killed two Boko Haram militants in Bama, Borno.

  • October 8: Nigerian soldiers killed four Boko Haram militants in Monguno, Borno.

  • October 9: Suspected cultists killed fifteen in Obio/Akpor, Rivers.

  • October 10: Nigerian troops killed fifteen Boko Haram militants and lost one soldier in Gwoza, Borno.

  • October 10: Unknown gunmen killed the ex-Plateau head of service, one soldier, and one other in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.

16 Oct 2017 description

We can combat global hunger and malnutrition, but it takes a holistic approach to ensure long-lasting impact

World hunger is on the rise. Today, nearly one in 10 people around the world suffer from hunger.

The solution to combatting hunger seems simple — get food to people in need when they need it. And while we have answered the call time and time again in response to crises and humanitarian need, supporting food security requires much more than filling people’s bellies.

16 Oct 2017 description

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Wildlife anthrax in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Food for the Hungry

World Food Day is supposed to celebrate progress toward ending hunger around the globe.

But this World Food Day, 815 million people are hungry.

16 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On July 2nd an attack on the village of Nguéléwa in the Diffa region killed 9 people and injured 11. 33 children and 6 women were kidnapped. Over 16,000 people fled and settled temporarily around Kablewa, Kitchiendi and Nguigmi along the National road.

  • UNICEF provided NFI assistance to 500 newly displaced households in Kitchiendi site, in partnership with the Ministry of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Relief, while 436 households were assisted in Gagam, in partnership with IRC, as part of the rapid response mechanism.