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20 Jan 2018 description

Chronic food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.

19 Jan 2018 description

-La Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional (AECID) aportó, en 2017, más de 40 millones de euros de ayuda dirigida a las poblaciones más vulnerables afectadas por crisis humanitarias

-La Ayuda Humanitaria española atendió también en 2017 las crisis alimentarias en Nigeria, Somalia, Sudán del Sur y Yemen, a poblaciones refugiadas y a las afectadas por huracanes e inundaciones y por el terremoto de México.

19 Jan 2018 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR William Spindler – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 19 janvier 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le nombre de personnes qui fuient les régions anglophones du Cameroun vers le Nigéria augmente de jour en jour et le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, est vivement préoccupé par la sécurité et le bien-être des femmes et des enfants parmi elles.

19 Jan 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

With the number of people fleeing English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria growing, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is increasingly concerned at the plight of women and children among them.

18 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• UN reports uptick in Boko Haram related insecurity across Lake Chad Basin during the second half of 2017

• Military operations, insecurity displace populations in northern Borno State

• Food analysis projects continued food insecurity for vulnerable populations in Cameroon

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

18 Jan 2018 description

161.1 M required for 2018
12.6 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements
148.5 M funding gap for the Nigeria Situation

18 Jan 2018 description

248.7 M required for 2018
18.2 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements
230.5 M funding gap for West Africa

18 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • Improved market supply of locally produced food staples from the recently completed harvest has contributed to widespread decrease in the prices of food items and brought about a reduction in the cost of the Survival Minimum Expenditure basket by 5.5% percent in the markets of Maiduguri and 14.4 percent in Damaturu.

18 Jan 2018 description

In northern Nigeria, years of conflict between the military and armed opposition groups known as Boko Haram have taken a heavy toll on the population. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs more than 1.7 million people have been internally displaced by fighting in the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. Of these, 78 percent are in Borno.

17 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Direct attacks by Boko Haram resulted in violence against local communities (village chiefs, civilians, including young boys and girls reported to have been attacked or abducted).

17 Jan 2018 description

Biometric Registration, conducted by IOM Nigeria’s DTM Unit at Custom House Camp in Jere, captured 2,124 displaced households (9,235 displaced persons). The overall average family size within the location is 4.3, with 19 per cent of families comprising of 1-2 members; 39 per cent comprising of 3-4 members; 31 per cent comprising of 5-6 members; 9 per cent comprising of 7-8 members; and 2 per cent comprising of 9-10 members.

17 Jan 2018 description

CHRONOLOGIE DES FAITS MARQUANTS - 2017

2 Mars 2017 : Le HCR et les Gouvernements de la République fédérale du Nigéria et de la République du Cameroun ont signé l'Accord Tripartite pour le retour volontaire des réfugiés nigérians vivant au Cameroun.

17 Jan 2018 description

TIMELINE OF KEY EVENTS - 2017

2 March 2017: UNHCR and the Governments of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Cameroon signed the Tripartite Agreement for the Voluntary Return of Nigerian refugees living in Cameroon.

17 Jan 2018 description

1. WHO ARE WE?

Humanitarian organisations – including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and national non-governmental organisations - are working in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states to help the women, children and men who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict as well as the communities that host and support them.

We are about 2,000 Nigerians and 500 international staff in the three states.

2. WHAT ARE WE DOING?

17 Jan 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,362 urban refugees and asylumseekers and about 50,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In December alone, 104 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.