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21 Oct 2017 description

12 Octobre 2017 - Le Niger a traité les cas de 230 terroristes présumés, dont 11 femmes et 25 enfants, en 60 jours. C'est l'action concertée des Volontaires des Nations Unies (VNU), de l'Office des Nations Unies contre la drogue et le crime (ONUDC) et des autorités judiciaires nigériennes qui a permis d'atteindre ce résultat.

La majorité de ces personnes se trouvait en détention provisoire depuis 2015, quand les attaques terroristes de Boko Haram ont ravagé la région de Diffa, à la frontière avec le Nigéria, dans l'Est du pays.

21 Oct 2017 description

12 October 2017 - With the assistance of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and United Nations volunteers (UNVs), Niger has processed 230 cases involving terrorism suspects, including 11 women and 25 children, in 60 days.

Amid growing terrorist threats posed by various armed groups such as Boko Haram, Niger established a legal framework in 2011, enabling stronger responses through a criminal law reform and the creation of a judicial unit specialized in counterterrorism (Pôle Judiciaire Spécialisé).

21 Oct 2017 description

Deyr rains perform poorly in early October in southern and central Somalia

KEY MESSAGES

  • The Deyr (October to December) season is delayed over southern and central Somalia, with rainfall totals less than 80 percent of average across many areas. In southeastern Ethiopia, rainfall has been average to slightly above average, but concentrated within 1-2 days of rainfall.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Save the Children

Since the onset of the current phase of the South Sudan conflict in December 2013, nearly 3 million people have been displaced. Two million people have fled to neighbouring countries, and another 1.9 million others remain internally displaced. The ongoing conflict in South Sudan, combined with increasing food insecurity, as well as economic crisis, are contributing to heightened protection risks for children.

20 Oct 2017 description

Points saillants

• Une situation alarmante de la production de biomasse dans le Ferlo (départements Matam,
Ranérou, Podor et Linguère) avec des fortes anomalies négatives;

• Les anomalies négatives suivent une tendance depuis 2012, indiquant une forte vulnérabilité de la biomasse dans le Ferlo;

• Un fort déficit des eaux de surface dans le Ferlo qui causera certainement un départ précoce des troupeaux vers le sud du pays.

Qu'est-ce que la biomasse?

20 Oct 2017 description

20 October 2017, Zambia - According to statistics, two-thirds of the labour force in Zambia is engaged in agriculture, 78 percent of whom are women farmers. Agriculture accounts for 20 percent of the country’s GDP, and the output feeds over half of its population of nearly 14 million people.

In recent years, extreme weather conditions such as severe dry spells and floods have hit hard on Zambia's rain-fed farmland, posing serious threats to the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers.

20 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoP program assists more than 262,600 displaced households to return to FATA

  • Seasonal monsoon rains and flooding in August result in more than 160 deaths countrywide

  • USAID provides nearly $9.4 million in additional multi-sector humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Women

In Niger, the Diffa Region bordering Nigeria is home to more than 300,000 refugees who have been driven from their homes by massacres, abduction and rape by Boko Haram militants. Women and children are 70 per cent of displaced persons, and have experienced widespread sexual violence. Women refugees and survivors also lack means to an income. UN Women and UNHCR are working in partnership with local organizations to ensure that the humanitarian response addresses these specific needs and risks of survivors.

20 Oct 2017 description

Since the revision of the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) in August 2017, the humanitarian context in Ethiopia has continued to evolve which has led the Government and humanitarian partners to further adjust the HRD requirements. In the food sector the needs have been revised slightly upwards to accommodate an increase in the number of beneficiaries through the inclusion of 4 million former Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) clients in the HRD.

20 Oct 2017 description

Methodology and limitations

  • Time period covered: 18-21 September 2017

  • The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) collaborated in calling DPPB and other woreda officials in 191 priority 1 and 2 woredas in all major regions except Somali region.

  • Some woredas remain uncovered because of the telephone network and lack of information with DPPB officials

  • Results presented here have had no further triangulation

20 Oct 2017 description
report ALIMA

Northeastern Nigeria's Borno State has been suffering from an outbreak of cholera since August 16, 2017

The most affected area is on the outskirts of the state capital, Maiduguri, in the Muna Garage camp, which home to some 32,000 internally displaced people (IDPs). The town of Maiduguri, and the communes of Dikwa, Mafa and Monguno, are also affected by the outbreak. More than 4,800 suspected cases and 61 deaths (as of Oct. 12, 2017) have been recorded in the country since the outbreak began.

AN ALARMING SITUATION IN THE CAMPS

20 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Wambi Michael

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 20 2017 (IPS) - Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of micro insurance is slowly gaining ground as a way of compensating farmers for lost crops and livestock due to climate change.

20 Oct 2017 description

Highlights
- 17 additional cases were reported.
- 3 suspected cases reported from Guworam settlement in Guzamala LGA. LGA RRT activated and outbreak investigation has commenced.
- No death reported.
- Dikwa, Mafa and MMC LGAs reported zero cases.

20 Oct 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The crisis in Nigeria’s north-east is one of the most severe in the world today, with 8.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, out of whom 6.9 million are targeted for assistance. Now in its ninth year, the crisis shows no sign of abating.

20 Oct 2017 description

OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW

The humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria remains severe due to ongoing conflict and violence against civilians, as well as continued internal displacement and the unpredictable return of refugees from neighbouring countries. Various disease outbreaks continue to affect displaced people and host communities and food insecurity and malnutrition levels remain life-threatening in many areas.

20 Oct 2017 description

Zinder – More than 650 members of communities, authorities, civil society and security forces participated in a crisis simulation exercise organized by IOM, the UN Migration Agency on 17 October in Zinder, Niger, close to border areas which regularly suffer from security incidents linked to the Boko Haram armed group, among others.

This activity was the second crisis simulation exercise held this year as part of the project Engaging Communities on Border Management in Niger, funded by the United States Department of State.

20 Oct 2017 description

Key points:

  • Most households in Torit are selling their productive assets, consuming inadequate food and resorting to other negative coping strategies.

  • Households in Yambio have poor food security and are frequently spending their savings to purchase food, as insecurity has prevented farmers from growing crops. Overall, negative coping strategies are more prevalent in urban areas.

20 Oct 2017 description

SHARJAH, 19th October, 2017 (WAM) -- Sharjah Charity International, SCI, announced that it spent AED22 million on charitable projects abroad in the third quarter of 2017.

Abdullah Mubarak Al Dukhan, Secretary-General of SCI, said the third quarter of the year saw the construction of 232 mosques at the value of AED13.1 million and drilling of 1,215 wells for drinking water in drought-hit countries in Africa at a total cost of AED6 million.