Attacks by Boko Haram continued in the Diffa region on several villages. 11 people including 4 women and 4 children were arrested by Defense and security forces under suspicion of association with the violent extremist group.
UNICEF continued the planned NFI assistance to victims of floods, in support to the government, for 680 households of 22 villages of Maradi region. UNICEF overall NFI response to floods reached 5,330 households (36,152 people).
Dr. Mariama Issoufou, Study Leader in Burkina Faso and Dr. Susan Shepherd, Pediatrics Expert, work with the goal of improving pediatric and nutritional care in the medical programs supported by ALIMA. They discuss the major problems encountered daily in humanitarian situations in West African hospitals, and the the solutions that ALIMA is offering in response.
What are the most common challenges in West Africa for the treatment of pediatric cases in a humanitarian setting?
Polio this week as of 13 December 2017
New on polioeradication.org: Technical advisory groups met last week to review progress made to eradicate polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and advise on the way forward to further improve the quality of programme implementation during the low transmission season.
In Pakistan, the polio eradication programme and the routine immunization programme are working hand in hand to increase vaccination coverage in urban areas.
199,091 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)
304,305 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)
44,306 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya
117,979 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017
987 monitoring visits to detention centres
1,024 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention
Funding USD 77.2 M requested in 2017
• Acute food insecurity likely to persist across the Lake Chad Basin through at least mid-2018
• The UN requests $157 million to support 293,000 Nigerian refugees and host community members in Lake Chad Basin during 2018
• The UN allocates $13.4 million to the NHF to deliver multi-sector assistance for 950,000 people in northeastern Nigeria
Dr Mariama Issoufou, responsable d’étude au Burkina Faso, et Dr Susan Shepherd, experte en pédiatrie, travaillent en vue d’améliorer la prise en charge pédiatrique et nutritionnelle dans les programmes médicaux soutenus par ALIMA. Elles évoquent les problèmes majeurs rencontrés au quotidien en contexte humanitaire dans les hôpitaux d’Afrique de l’Ouest, et des solutions mises en place par ALIMA pour y répondre.
Quels sont les défis les plus fréquemment rencontrés en Afrique de l’Ouest dans la prise en charge des cas pédiatriques en contexte humanitaire ?
Since the beginning of December 2017, an estimated 40 suspected cases of meningitis, including one death, have been registered in Niger. Most of the cases are recorded in the districts of Mirriah, Bouza and Magaria (Zinder region, bordering Nigeria). The outbreak occurs very early compared to previous years, which raises concerns that it could expand and affect a high number of people.
World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.
ET CHIFFRES CLÉS
• According to the new Emergency Food Security and Nutrition Assessment (EFSNA) carried out in Diffa region in October, 211,500 people are food insecure and 255,000 people are at risk of becoming food insecure in the region.
• Due to recent increase in population movements along the Malian border, discussions are underway with UNHCR on the adequate strategy to adopt for the assistance to the Malian refugees
• As part of celebrations of the 2017 World Food Day, WFP Chad and ECHO organized an exhibition on “the family meal: what brings us together?” Held in N’Djamena from 16 to 21 October 2017, collected photographs tell the story of a typical Chadian household and explain why it is essential to empower women at household levels and ensure that children have access to adequate nutritional support during the first 1,000 days of their lives.
ACCES HUMANITAIRE RESTAURÉ À MOBAYE
Des groupes armés rivaux dans la ville de Mobaye, au sud du pays, ont accepté de cesser le feu, de libérer les routes principales et de permettre des opérations d'aide. L'assistance alimentaire, la protection civile et l'éducation sont les besoins humanitaires urgents. Une organisation humanitaire a déjà envoyé des approvisionnements médicaux à la ville où une alerte de potentielle crise nutritionnelle a été lancée.
ATTACKS CLAIM 10 LIVES IN CRISIS-HIT REGION
At least 10 people were killed on 7 and 10 December in the South-West region, which along with the North-West, have been gripped by protests and violence against alleged Government marginalisation. More than 5,000 people have already fled to neighbouring Nigeria. There are fears that the figure could rise with the escalating tensions.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
AID ACCESS IMPROVES IN MOBAYE
This update is requesting a no-cost one month timeframe extension (New end date: 12 January 2018) to enable completion of distribution of NFI and shelter kits. Indeed, procurement was delayed by administrative formalities at the Niger Customs, since the needed NFI/ Shelter tool kits were requested from the IFRC warehouse in Las Palmas (Spain), in collaboration with the Regional Logistic Unit and the Sahel CCST Logistic Officer.
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:
- Declaration of end of Marburg virus disease outbreak in Uganda
- Influenza A H1N1 in Ghana
- Listeriosis in South Africa
- Cholera in Zambia
- Dengue fever in Senegal
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.
2018 will mark the fifth year of the Nigerian refugee crisis with 218,000 Nigerian refugees expected to be living in and outside of camps with host communities in Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The overall Nigerian refugee population size has fluctuated in 2017, with new arrivals, departures to Nigeria and pendular movements between countries of asylum and Nigeria, owing to the prevailing insecurity and sub-standard living conditions in the country of origin.
At the beginning of 2017, progress continued towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives. The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, with fewer cases in fewer areas of fewer countries than at any time in the past.
A well-nourished population, one of the three Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) objectives, cannot be achieved without having all members of households and communities, including male decision-makers, engaged in better nutrition and hygiene practices.