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16 Oct 2017 description


  • 32 additional cases were reported.

  • No death reported.

  • No case reported from Dikwa, Mafa and MMC.

  • No new alert.

Epidemiological summary

  • Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 4936, with 61 deaths (CFR = 1.2%); 2503 cases in the Muna corridor (Jere LGA), 736 cases in Dikwa, 1653 cases in Monguno, cases in MMC and Mafa stands at 38 and 6 respectively

16 Oct 2017 description
report Oxfam

More than 335,000 people continue to go hungry in the Lake Region of Chad – a place where only ten doctors are currently working and the international community has only funded $40m of a $121m humanitarian appeal.

“Today, on World Food Day, more than 200,000 children in the Lake Region of Chad are suffering from some form of malnutrition,” said Oxfam’s Chad country director Elkana Mooh.

16 Oct 2017 description

Following guidance from surveillance data, the following activities were conducted in the identified hotspots by WASH sector partners

• 12 HHs and 468 persons covered by Hygiene promotion messaging and other WASH services in Jere • 2 latrines cleaned/disinfected and 5 hygiene kits distributes in Jere • 9 water points chlorination in Jere • 7 shelters disinfected in Jere

15 Oct 2017 description
report Rotary

The discovery of the poliovirus in Nigeria last summer shocked eradication efforts. Here’s how Rotary is making sure it doesn’t happen again

By Erin Biba

For a 13-month-old boy whose family lives in northeastern Nigeria, escaping Boko Haram was only the beginning of a long, difficult journey.

15 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank

In 2015, the Government of Nigeria requested World Bank support to respond to the humanitarian and development crisis in the North East of Nigeria.

15 Oct 2017 description

The conflicts in Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan have led to an increasing number of displaced people who are facing food crises. There have been significant efforts to provide humanitarian aid to populations in need to prevent the occurrence of famine. However, prolonged violence in these countries, in combination with the environmental conditions continues to cause drought and exacerbate food insecurity for these populations. Security issues are preventing access to populations of concern and are blocking food and non-food aid.

14 Oct 2017 description

Le Ministre de l’Education Nationale a présidé la cérémonie officielle de la réouverture des classes à Kidal, hier jeudi 12 octobre.

La cité de l’Adrar a connu une effervescence particulière le jeudi 12 octobre, avec la réouverture officielle des écoles, « après tant d’années d’absence de l’Etat malien à Kidal», a déclaré le Ministre de l’Education Nationale M. Mohamed Ag Erlaf.

14 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

Chika Oduah

The largest trial of Boko Haram suspects in the history of Nigeria's ongoing fight against the terrorist group is under way at a military barracks in the north.

Under a media blackout, more than 1,600 detainees held at a military base in the central state of Niger will be tried first, followed by 651 others held at the Giwa barracks in Maiduguri.

The government says the blackout is in the interest of national security. However, human rights groups say the public is being denied knowledge of how the trials are carried out.

13 Oct 2017 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 13 October 2017

(1) Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia / LGBT

We are deeply concerned by a wave of arrests in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia of more than 180 people perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) – many of whom have reportedly been mistreated by law enforcement officials.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Kristin Myers

Despite global hunger levels falling, one in nine worldwide still face hunger. Here are the ‘ten hungriest’ countries according to the 2017 Global Hunger Index.

13 Oct 2017 description

165.3 M required for 2017 including special situations
38.9 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements
126.4 M overall funding gap for Chad

All figures are displayed in USD

13 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Idriss Jazairy, Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

13 Oct 2017 description

This policy brief synthesises consortium learning about the processes and partnerships required to develop climate services which can best support those people whose lives and livelihoods are directly impacted by climate risks. It outlines how a collaborative workshop between Zaman Lebidi and the climate science research project AMMA2050 provided a shared learning experience for both researchers and decision makers, considering how climate information can concretely support local decision-making processes in both urban and rural contexts.

13 Oct 2017 description

By Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council and a former United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator