I- Contexte et objectif de la mission
Agadez – On March 15, more than 800 people from local communities, authorities, civil society and security forces participated in a crisis simulation exercise in Agadez, organized by IOM, the UN Migration Agency.
Using a real-life scenario, the simulation exercise tested local and regional authorities’ abilities to respond to a mass migration movement into Niger precipitated by a crisis at the border. Based on the results of the exercise, a regional crisis contingency plan will be drafted in conjunction with authorities in Agadez.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 12,983 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first 11 weeks of 2018, with about 47 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (30%) Spain (22%) and Cyprus (less than 1%). This compares with 21,058 at this point in 2017.
In 2017, DG ECHO gave EUR 3 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). When a National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society needs immediate financial support to respond to a disaster, it can request funds from the DREF.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 53 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
Listeriosis in Namibia
Cholera in north-east Nigeria
Cholera in Malawi
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Lassa fever in Liberia
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic
La Sous-Secrétaire générale aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnatrice adjointe des secours d'urgence, Ursula Mueller, s'est rendue en République Centrafricaine, au Cameroun et au Tchad, du 18 au 27 février 2018, pour constater de visu les conséquences humanitaires dévastatrices des violences affectant la RCA et le bassin du lac Tchad. Tout au long de sa visite, elle a rencontré des communautés touchées par les conflits, des familles qui ont fui les violences, et les personnes qui les ont accueillies chez elles.
DES LOCAUX D’ORGANISATIONS HUMANITAIRES ATTAQUÉS
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
GUNMEN RAID AID GROUPS’ COMPOUNDS
Blog Post by John Campbell
Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from March 10 to March 16, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.
The Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, arrived in Chad on 26 February for a two-day visit. She saw first-hand the humanitarian situation in the country, and the response by the Government and aid agencies within a context of chronic underfunding and multiple development challenges.
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Two major attacks by Non-State Armed Group (NSAG) in Toumour and Chetima Wangou in the Diffa region caused the temporary closure of 8 schools, affecting 3,550 students, including 1,985 girls.
UNDSS reported that in the month of January, 13 civilians were killed, including 1 child, and 7 kidnapped during attacks by NSAG
In January, due to kidnapping threats to humanitarian staff and to the increase of NSAG attacks in the Diffa region, humanitarian access to affected populations in some areas was restricted.
APERCU DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT DE PROTECTION DANS LA REGION DE DIFFA
Tripoli/Niamey – Yesterday (15/03), international donors completed a visit to witness activities carried out by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in Libya and Niger. A total of 17 Government donors from European countries and the United States participated in the visit to these two important countries on the Central Mediterranean migration route.
In Libya, donors visited detention centres where IOM distributes humanitarian aid and provides support for the improvement of living conditions, while also providing protection assistance and offering voluntary humanitarian return support.
SUMMARY OF MOVEMENTS
Arrivals: 7,063 individuals
Departures: 1,624 individuals
Transit: 79 individuals
Résumé du contexte: Au cours de la dernière décennie, les problèmes de migration et de déplacement ont fait partie des priorités de la communauté internationale. Situé au carrefour de l’Afrique, le Tchad est un pays hospitalier qui enregistre une multiplicité de mouvements de personnes sur so n territoire. Ces mouvements sont souvent importants et complexes lorsque les nationaux, les étrangers et les personnes relevant du mandat du HCR utilisent les mêmes voies et moyens de transport, même si c’est pour raisons différentes.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR SEPTEMBER 2018
Nigerian refugees displaced by the insurgency in Cameroon, Chad and Niger as of 28 February 2018
(or latest figures available).
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the region displaced by the insurgency
(or latest figures available)
USD 161.1 M
requested for the Nigeria situation
Funding gap 92%
HIGHLIGHTS AND OPERATIONAL CONTEXT