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Monthly Trends Analysis West Africa, September 2018

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Highlights for September

-Increased displacement of civilians in Mali due to armed conflict: According to a report from the Norwegian Refugee Council published on 7 September 2018, close to 50,000 people have fled their homes in northern and central Mali in 2018, due to intercommunal clashes, a rise in armed groups and military operations.

Renewal of the state of emergency in the Diffa and Tillabery regions of Niger: On Monday 17 September 2018, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Niger decided to extend the state of emergency in several areas of the country beset by insecurity and terrorism.

Extension of the mission EUCAP Sahel Niger for two years: On 18 September 2018, the Council extended the mandate of EUCAP Sahel Niger until 30 September 2020, and agreed on a budget of EUR 63.4 million for the period 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2020.

Thousands displaced in Nigeria due to floods: In September 2018 a series of floods hit in particular rural areas in Niger state as well as Kwara, Benue, Kogi, Adamawa, Taraba, Kebbi, Bayelsa, Edo, Anambra,
Rivers and Delta states.