Child marriage in West and Central Africa is one of the biggest challenges in the region and has enormous adverse effects on education, health, including sexual and reproductive health, and on the overall development of adolescents and youth. This brochure provides recent data and analysis of child marriage in the region.
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:
19 November 2018
MAPUTO, Mozambique – The Global Fund joined partners at the launch of the World Malaria Report 2018 with a call to increase investments and renew efforts to accelerate progress in the fight against malaria in high burden countries.
The report by WHO shows that after more than a decade of unprecedented decline of malaria, reductions have stalled and, in some countries, the disease is on the rise.
Plus de 1,3 million d'enfants âgés de moins de cinq ans souffrent de malnutrition aiguë sévère dans la région du Sahel, le nombre le plus élevé depuis au moins une décennie et une augmentation de plus de 50% par rapport à 2017, a prévenu vendredi l’UNICEF.
More than 1.3 million children to receive emergency treatment in 2018, but more investment in prevention measures needed to influence trends in 2019 and beyond
Cameroon: increasing number of new cases in the Far North region, and ongoing transmission in the North region (see p. 2).
D. R. Congo: the situation remains concerning with active outbreaks in 8 provinces (see p.2)
Niger: the decreasing trend continues with sporadic cases reported.
Nigeria: despite the overall decrease in the number of new reported cases, significant outbreaks remain active, especially in Borno and Yobe States.
Faits saillants :
SECURITY AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS
The health, education and safety of millions of children around the world is threatened because they don’t have a decent toilet at school or at home, according to WaterAid’s State of the World’s Toilets 2018 report.
The « Strengthening the Resilience of populations displaced by the instability in Northern Mali » project is a regional project launched by UNHCR and financed by European Union through the EU Trust Fund for Africa, in 2017. The project will last three years and will be implemented in Niger, Mali, Mauritania and Burkina Faso. The objective of the project is to strengthen the resilience of the populations forcibly displaced by the instability in Northern Mali, and to support the peaceful coexistence between the communities.
1,675 Refugees evacuated temporarily from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM (Emergency Transit Mechanism) from November 2017 – October 2018
2,133 Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum
48,736 Persons internally displaced in the Tillaberi & Tahoua regions
The key situations include:
Le projet «Renforcement de la résilience des populations déplacées par l’instabilité au Nord du Mali » est un projet régional lancé par le HCR et financé par le Fonds Fiduciaire d’urgence de l’Union européenne pour l’Afrique en 2017 pour une durée de 3 ans, au Niger, Mali, Mauritanie et Burkina Faso. Le projet a pour but de renforcer la résilience des populations déplacées par l’instabilité au Nord du Mali et de soutenir la coexistence pacifique entre les communautés.
On 12 November, UNHCR evacuated 262 individuals (139 men, 42 women and 81 children) to its Emergency Transit Mechanism in Niger, in the largest evacuation so far this year. The group included individuals held in detention facilities in and around Tripoli (Zintan, Tajoura, Trik Al Sikka, Al Sabaa, Abu-Salim, Qaser Ben Ghasher) and individuals who were living in the urban community. With this departure, UNHCR has evacuated 2,344 individuals out of Libya (1,937 to Niger, 312 to Italy and 95 to Romania).
I. APERCU DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT SECURITAIRE ET DE PROTECTION DANS LA REGION DE TILLABERI
La situation sécuritaire est relativement calme dans les différents départements de la région de Tillabéry couverts par les opérations militaires. Cette accalmie se traduit par une réduction du nombre d’incursions et d’attaques sur les populations précisément dans la commune d’Inatès et d’Abala par rapport aux mois précédents.
Nigeria DART transitions, permanent field staff continue to support continuing humanitarian response
Recent AOG attacks in northeastern Nigeria heighten security concerns for aid workers and civilians
Staff assess conditions, monitor programs during USAID/OFDA site visit to Chad
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 50 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
COOPI’s worldwide operations increased once again in 2017. It means also that the number of humanitarian crises we have tried to respond to as effectively as ever has increased. We have decided not to limit ourselves to intervening when there is an emergency, only to then move on elsewhere; instead, we remain alongside the communities hit by those emergencies in the medium-to-long-term, so as to help them overcome their critical issues and launch a reconstruction process.