3,820 cases of cholera and 78 deaths (lethality: 2%) have been recorded in 4 regions of Niger as of 31st of October, but almost all outbreaks are currently inactive. A preventive vaccination campaign, with technical support from UNICEF, is planned in November to cover 158,665 people in Aguié health district, Maradi region.
Voices from the Field14 December 2018
Since late 2014, the region of Diffa in southern Niger has been caught in armed conflict: 250,000 people have been forced out of their homes, over two-thirds of them children.
Fighting, flight and loss have had a devastating impact on their lives.
When Fati was taken by an armed group in her hometown, she thought she’d never see her family again.
BORNO, Nigeria – Fati* smiles, waving as the van pulls out of the transit centre in which she has stayed for two months. After being held for three years by a Boko Haram faction in northeast Nigeria, she is finally going home to her family.
Not so long ago, she feared she might not ever see them again.
A childhood interrupted
This map displays the proportion of households surveyed during the 2018 MSNA who demonstrated needs for assistance from 5-6 humanitarian aid sectors (“high need”) or 7-8 humanitarian aid sectors (“very high need”), out of a total of 8 sectors. Please see the 2018 REACH MSNA report for further details.
Since its activation in November 2016, the Emergency Telecommunications Sector has been providing shared communications services to humanitarians in North-East Nigeria. These services enable a more efficient and safer humanitarian response in areas with limited or unavailable services from local communications service providers.
An estimated 7.7 million people across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states of Nigeria are in need of lifesaving assistance as a result of years of ongoing violence in the North-East of the country.
With telecommunications infrastructure having been severely damaged by the conflict, provision and restoration of communications services are required to support the response community.
D. R. Congo: slight decrease with 306 new cases reported at week 49.
Cameroon: slow decrease in the number of new cases reported from the North and Far North outbreak.
Niger: 1 new case was reported in Madarounfa health district at W47.
Nigeria: significant decline in the number of new reported cases, including in the North East outbreaks.
Faits saillants :
R.D. Congo : Léger déclin avec 306 nouveaux cas rapportés à la semaine 49.
La crise dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad est dans sa dixième année et demeure une des urgences humanitaires les plus graves au monde, continuant d'affecter le Nord-Est du Nigeria, la Région de l'Extrême Nord du Cameroun, la Région du Lac au Tchad et la Région de Diffa au Niger. 17 millions de personnes vivent dans les zones touchées a travers les quatre pays et plus de 2.5 millions de personnes restent déplacées. La résurgence de l'insécurité et des hostilités aggrave la situation humanitaire, avec de sérieuses implications sur les opérations et la protection des civils.
The Lake Chad Basin Crisis is in its tenth year and remains one of the largest humanitarian emergencies in the world, continuing to affect the North-East of Nigeria, the Far North Region of Cameroon, the Lac Region of Chad and the Diffa Region in Niger. Around 17 Million people live in the affected areas across the four countries. More than 2.5 million people remain displaced. The increase in insecurity and hostilities is worsening the humanitarian situation, with serious implications on operations and the protection of civilians.
by Laurie Goering | @lauriegoering | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 13 December 2018 13:19 GMT
"There are limits" to how much people can adapt if drought continues to worsen in the semi-arid Sahel, researchers warn
KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is driving much drier conditions in Africa's Sahel belt, which has experienced a 50-percent hike in record dry months in recent decades, scientists said.
Forcés d’abandonner leurs maisons, leurs fermes et leur bétail, plus de 50 000 personnes ont été déplacées par l’insécurité dans les régions frontalières de l’ouest du Niger.
TILLABERI, Niger - Lorsque des militants ont attaqué son village dans l’ouest du Niger, la vie paisible d’Al-Bashir Gamo Gamo auprès de son bétail s’est arrêtée net.
« Ils ont enlevé cinq personnes de mon village, retrouvées mortes peu après », dit-il, expliquant comment les groupes armés ont menacé de mort les membres du village s’ils ne partaient pas dans les 12 heures.
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Humanitarian Affairs Official Says Embattled Cameroon Regions Witnessing One of Africa’s Fastest-Growing Displacement Crises
Central and West African countries must develop strategies with which to tackle the root causes of insurgency, the senior United Nations official in the region told the Security Council today as it considered the activities of the United Nations regional office.
- 231,504 Nigerian refugees displaced in Cameroon, Chad and Niger due to insurgency as of 30 November 2018
- 2,477,417 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and north-east Nigeria due to insurgency as of 31 October 2018 (or latest figures available)
USD 163.5 M
requested for the Nigeria situation (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, including support costs) Funded 33%
Funding gap 67%
Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, est vivement préoccupé par la persistance de la violence dans les zones frontalières du Niger jouxtant le Mali et le Burkina Faso, qui a forcé 52 000 Nigériens à fuir leurs foyers au cours de cette seule année.
Les incursions transfrontalières et les attaques de groupes militants dans les zones frontières de Tillaberi et Tahoua au Niger ont contraint un grand nombre de personnes à fuir vers des villes et des villages voisins en quête de sécurité.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is becoming increasingly troubled by ongoing violence in Niger’s border areas with Mali and Burkina Faso, which has forced 52,000 Nigeriens to flee their homes this year alone.
Cross-border incursions and attacks by militant groups in Niger’s Tillaberi and Tahoua border regions have forced many to flee for safety to other nearby towns and villages.
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