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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).

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
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
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

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

Points saillants

  • La tendance des prix des céréales est en légère hausse par rapport à août 2017 (+4%). Comparé à septembre 2016, les prix sont en forte hausse pour presque toutes les céréales: +32% pour le mil, + 27% sorgho, + 16% maïs.
    Voir le détail par marché sur http://foodprices.vam.wfp.org/ALPS-at-a-glance.aspx

20 Oct 2017 description

Highlights
- As of 15 October, the cumulative number of suspected and confirmed cholera cases is 4,936 and 61 deaths, with a Case Fatality Rate 1.2%. Out of the 144 samples taken, 119 (83%) were RDT positive and 107 (74%) were culture positive.
- The first preliminary analysis of impact of the age-target emergency Seasonal Malaria Chemo prevention (SMC) in Borno state so far carried out between week 28 and 38 of 2017 confirmed malaria in U5s decrease by 6.7% in the intervention LGAs, while a seasonal increase of 92.2% in the non-intervention LGAs.

20 Oct 2017 description

L’état d’urgence, déclaré initialement le 3 mars dans sept départements de Tahoua et de Tillabéry, a été prorogé pour la deuxième fois le 18 septembre 2017 pour une nouvelle période de trois mois. Selon des informations, non exhaustives recueillies dans les deux régions, 46 attaques perpétrées par des groupes armés ont été enregistrées depuis février 2016. Les mesures sécuritaires en vigueur à Tahoua et à Tillabéry ont occasionné, entre autres, la fermeture de 16 marchés et le dysfonctionnement de quelques structures sanitaires et éducatives dans les zones où l’accès est limité.

20 Oct 2017 description

N’Djamena, 20 octobre 2017 (UNHCR) - Le nouveau Représentant du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) au Tchad, Monsieur Mbili Ambaoumba, a rencontré la Ministre tchadienne de la Santé, Madame Ngarmbatina Odjimbeye Soukate, mercredi 18 octobre 2017.

20 Oct 2017 description

Une délégation du Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies est arrivée à Bamako aujourd’hui, 19 octobre, pour une tournée officielle de quatre jours dans le Sahel. La délégation des 15 ambassadeurs des pays membres du Conseil est conduite par les Ambassadeurs François Delattre de France, Tekeda Alemu d’Ethiopie et Sebastiano Cardi d’Italie.

20 Oct 2017 description

Moisture deficits in the Greater Horn of Africa could indicate delayed onset of seasonal rains

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall during August and early September has delayed crop development over parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana. Below-average rain is forecast next week, which further reduces the chance for recovery.

19 Oct 2017 description

Key points.

• Severe biomass deficits in Senegal, Mauritania and Chad:

• Very high likelihood of abnormal transhumant movements resulting in agro-pastoral conflicts.

• Early onset of pastoral lean season is likely • Pockets of biomass deficits in Niger (Dosso, Tahoua, Diffa) and Mali (Departments of Goundam, Tomboctou, Niono, Ansongo)

• Extreme vulnerability of biomass (negative short-term trends) across entire Sahel belt • Severe surface-water deficits in Senegal and Mauritania

19 Oct 2017 description

Informations clés

• Déficits importants de production de biomasse au Sénégal, en Mauritanie et au Tchad:

• Forte probabilité d’apparition de mouvements transhumants anormaux pouvant entrainer des conflits agro-pastoraux;

• Forte probabilité de l’apparition précoce de la période de soudure pastorale.

• Des poches de déficits de production de biomasse au Niger (Dosso, Tahoua, Diffa) et au Mali (départements de Goundam, Tombouctou, Niono, Ansongo);