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.
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
July 2014: A large number of displaced people from southern Nigeria begin arriving in Niger’s Diffa region from northern Nigeria. With local resources exhausted, host communities were unable to cope with the situation. Access to water, sanitation and primary health care was critically low, and immediate humanitarian assistance required.
Since July 2014 it has been my privilege to hold the position of Executive Director with MSF in the UAE. As I reach the end of my tenure, I find myself reflecting on our work in recent months and years – on the projects that may come to define us as a medical humanitarian movement.
STEPPING UP TO THE ESCALATING NEEDS
Acute rainfall deficits last season in several regions of the Sahel, and worsening insecurity have escalated humanitarian needs.
Drought has prematurely thrust pastoralist communities into the lean season, with herders migrating earlier than usual. Growing insecurity in Mali and armed attacks in border regions with Burkina Faso and Niger have uprooted hundreds of families in recent months, adding to the devastation by the long-running conflict around the Lake Chad Basin.
The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 50 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
- Listeriosis in South Africa
- Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
- Lassa fever in Nigeria
- Cholera in Uganda
- Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo
For each of these events, a brief description followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.
1,020 Refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM from November 2017 – February 2018
1,245 Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum
1,540 Persons internally displaced in the Tillabery region
By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC
Adama Ismael, 24, from Sudan, looks tired. His face deeply drawn from sleeplessness. He appears worried.
He is one of the thousands of migrants and asylum seekers trapped in Agadez—having failed to make it to Europe, via north Africa and across the Mediterranean Sea. In their attempt to reach Europe, most fell prey to smugglers and became victims of extortion of money, torture, abuse, prison, rape and slavery.
In January 2018, Ismael and thousands of other migrants fled violence in Libya and sought refuge in Agadez, northern Niger.
USG announces more than $128 million in new humanitarian funding for the Lake Chad Basin
An estimated 110 girls remain missing after armed attack in northeastern Nigeria’s Yobe State
Armed attack in northeastern Nigeria’s Rann town results in aid worker deaths, suspension of relief operation
Office of the Spokesperson
March 6, 2018
Today, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced nearly $533 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, as well as countries in the Lake Chad region, where millions are facing life-threatening food insecurity and malnutrition as a result of ongoing conflict or prolonged drought. While humanitarian aid is truly life-saving, this assistance will not solve these crises, most of which are largely manmade.
SIX TRAVAILLEURS HUMANITAIRES TUÉS DANS UNE ATTAQUE
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
SIX AID WORKERS KILLED IN ARMED ATTACK
One year after Oslo Conference funds forestalled famine in the Lake Chad Basin, millions of people are still in desperate need of aid.
The Lake Chad Basin crisis still demands the world’s attention. While scaled-up humanitarian efforts narrowly averted famine last year, continuing conflict has left almost eleven million people in urgent need of life-saving assistance, including almost eight million affected people in northeast Nigeria alone.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 48 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
UNICEF and GAIN urge immediate action to increase access to iodized salt amid longstanding evidence on how deficiency reduces cognitive ability
NEW YORK, 1 March 2018 – Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year – 14 per cent – are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to a lack of iodine in the earliest years of life, according to a new joint report by UNICEF and GAIN released today. More than 1 in 4 of these children – 4.3 million – lives in South Asia.
2017 has been a fundamental year for the Start Network, with the endorsement of its new strategy for the future by the Member Assembly in November. The Start Network has been mandated by its members to design a network of networks. The vision strives for a future where NGOs are able to respond to humanitarian needs all around the world as they emerge without funding priorities being defined by media headlines or political will.
Context and Project Summary
FOREWORD BY THE HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR
· Augmentation de plus de 1/3 du nombre de personnes ciblées pour l’assistance en 2018 comparativement à 2017.
· 338 millions de dollars US requis pour répondre aux besoins des personnes ciblées par le Plan de réponse humanitaire en 2018.
· Un déficit fourrager de près de 11 millions de tonnes de matières sèches enregistré pour la campagne pastorale 2017-2018.
· La prévalence de la malnutrition aiguë globale à Diffa au-dessus du seuil d’alerte.
338 millions de dollars recherchés cette année