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13 Jul 2018 description
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Key figures:

179,400 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

372,022 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)

53,388 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

16,919 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

735 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

1,525 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018

1,858 vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers evacuated since November 2017

Funding

USD 85 M required for 2018

13 Jul 2018 description

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Rift Valley fever in Uganda
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lassa fever in Liberia
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria.

  • For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

12 Jul 2018 description

OVERVIEW

  • Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2017, USAID/OFDA continued to respond to urgent needs resulting from disasters and support DRR programs that improve emergency preparedness and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

11 Jul 2018 description

Alors que la région du Sahel est confrontée à la plus grave crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle de ces cinq dernières années et à une insécurité persistante, la Commission a annoncé un ensemble de mesures d'aide humanitaire d'un montant de 191,3 millions d'euros.

11 Jul 2018 description
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Highlights

  • In Tillabery region, inter-community attacks at the border with Mali caused 45 casualties, and led to 13,900 displaced people (almost 3,000 in May) in 4 municipalities, according to protection cluster.

  • In May, three civilians were killed and two were abducted during attacks by non-state armed groups in the Diffa region. Two health centres were also looted.

11 Jul 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 1,536 Refugees evacuated temporarily from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM (Emergency Transit Mechanism) from November 2017 – June 2018

  • 2,013 Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum

  • 17,758 Persons internally displaced in the Tillaberi region

Operational Context

The key situations include:

10 Jul 2018 description

As the Sahel region experiences its worst food and nutrition crisis in five years and continued insecurity, the Commission has announced a humanitarian aid package worth €191.3 million.

10 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Le Niger est un pays enclavé, situé au coeur de la région du Sahel, avec une population estimée à 21,5 millions d’habitants. Plus de la moitié de la population sont des enfants. Plus de huit personnes sur dix vivent en milieu rural et environ 48% des enfants vivent sous le seuil de la pauvreté. Le taux de croissance démographique est de 3,9% par an.

21,5m POPULATION ESTIMÉE

58% SONT DES ENFANTS

84% VIVENT EN MILIEU RURAL

46% VIVENT DANS LA PAUVRETÉ

3,9% CROISSANCE ANNUELLE DE LA POPULATION

DES PROGRÈS...

10 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Le taux de mortalité infantile a considérablement diminué au cours de la dernière décennie, passant de 328 à 95 pour 1 000 naissances vivantes entre 1990 et 2016 grâce aux interventions intégrées de santé, de nutrition et d’eau, d’assainissement et d’hygiène engagées par le gouvernement et ses partenaires.

06 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Health actors conduct WASH activities in response to suspected cholera cases in Adamawa and Borno

  • Attack results in at least four deaths in Banki IDP camp

  • IOM identifies nearly 40,000 additional IDPs in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe

  • Aid organizations record nearly 30 protection incidents in Diffa in May

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Jul 2018 description
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Key figures:

179,400 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

372,022 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)

53,388 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

16,675 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

714 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

1,525 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018

1,858 vulnerable refugees and asylumseekers evacuated since November 2017

Funding USD 85 M required for 2018

05 Jul 2018 description

This year has been particularly severe for Malians, who continue to battle the relentless impact of insecurity, conflict and drought. The number of people who desperately need help is the highest since 2012, when 4.6 million people were food insecure. This year, more than 4.3 million people in Mali are expected to be affected by the lean season—the period between when farmers’ food stock runs out and the next harvest. It began in June and will last until September this year.

03 Jul 2018 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
HUGE IDP DECLINE IN PAOUA TOWN
The number of IDPs in the north-western Poua town has drastically decreased to 9,330 from more than 65,000 in January 2018 following security operations by the UN peacekeeping force. Violent attacks by armed elements that erupted in late 2017 uprooted thousands of civilians from their villages around Paoua and forced more than 18,000 to seek refuge in neighbouring Chad. Aid organisations in Paoua are adjusting some of their activities to assist those returning from the town.

02 Jul 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Rift Valley fever in Kenya
  • Cholera in Angola
  • Cholera in Tanzania
  • Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo.