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23 Apr 2018 description

Operational Context

Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has over 500 ethnic groups.

The crisis induced by the Boko Haram insurgency remains the principal driving factor of instability in Northeast Nigeria. Since 2010, the Non-State Armed Group has increasingly expanded its operational capabilities, and in May 2013 a state of emergency was declared by the Government in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

23 Apr 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary
- According to the Kenya Red Cross, three people died as a result of floods in Meru, Laikipia and Nyeri counties.
- About 160 families in Nyeri and Kirinyaga counties have been left homeless after floods swept away their houses.
- In Marsabit, about 50,000 people are stranded in several villages in Moyale after a road linking them to the border town was cut off by floods.


Heavy rains continue to leave a trail death and destruction in several counties.

23 Apr 2018 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il a été publié par le Sousbureau OCHA Bambari et couvre la période du 16 au 22 avril. Sur le plan géographique, il couvre les préfectures de la Ouaka, Basse Kotto, Haute Kotto, Mbomou, Haut-Mbomou et Vakaga.


  • Velléités de réquisition de moyens roulants à Ngakobo par un groupe armé ;

  • Incidents criminels, coupure des réseaux téléphoniques et mobilisation d’hommes armés sur le site du PK03 à Bria

23 Apr 2018 description

Since its activation in November 2016, the ETS has been providing vital shared communications services to humanitarians in North-East Nigeria. These services enable a safer and more efficient response in areas with limited or unavailable services from local Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).

23 Apr 2018 description


An estimated seven million people across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states of Nigeria are in need of lifesaving assistance as a result of years of ongoing violence in the North-East of the country.

With telecommunications infrastructure having been severely damaged by the conflict, provision and restoration of communications services are required to support the response community.

23 Apr 2018 description

There was a significant increase of arrivals this month when 1,480 people arrived at the Evros land border, and 2,440 in the Aegean islands. The increase surpassed the border centre’s capacity to accommodate new arrivals centers’ capacity to accommodate new arrivals, leading to overcrowding, poor conditions and increased protection risks. As State-run sites and UNHCR apartments through municipalities and NGOs are at full working to increase accommodation and NGOs are at full capacity, the Government is working to increase accommodation places and support.

23 Apr 2018 description

Operational Context

Forty percent of Cameroon’s 23.7 million people live below the poverty line and human development indicators remain low. Poverty has a strong regional dimension concentrated in the Far North, North, Adamaoua and East regions.
In Cameroon’s northern regions situated in the Sahelian band, communities are the most deprived as a result of years of successive natural disasters and below average harvests with little means to resist the continuous cycle of shocks and stresses.

23 Apr 2018 description


  • According to the Humanitarian Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP), 7.88 million people in Ethiopia will require food assistance in 2018. The Somali Region remains the epicenter of the drought, with an estimated 1.8 million people in need of lifesaving food assistance.

  • There are an estimated 1.7 million IDPs in Ethiopia (IOM DTM 9, March 2018), of which, an estimated 461,000 conflict induced IDPs are in the Somali Region.

Situation Update

23 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Since the initial 26 February earthquake, 194 aftershocks have occurred, of which six were of a 6.0 or greater magnitude. Provision of water, basic healthcare, nutrition, sanitation and psychosocial services, tied to getting children back to school, remain priority needs.

  • Since the beginning of the response, 15.7 Metric Tonnes of UNICEF-controlled supplies have been transported from Port Moresby to Mount Hagen with support from the Australian Defence Force.

22 Apr 2018 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il a été publié par le Sousbureau OCHA Bambari et couvre la période du 09 au 15 avril. Sur le plan géographique, il couvre les préfectures de la Ouaka, Basse Kotto, Haute Kotto, Mbomou, Haut-Mbomou et Vakaga.


  • 3 jours de ville morte observés par les commercants dans le quartier musulman de Bambari et dans l’cette semaine.

  • Fortes tensions et paralysie de Bria, bloquant la piste d’atterrissage de la ville.

21 Apr 2018 description


• Despite the suspension of hostilities on Duma and the conclusion of evacuations, the UN was still not granted access to Duma, where an estimated 50,000-70,000 individuals are in dire need of humanitarian assistance after years of besiegement and hostilities.

21 Apr 2018 description

This report is produced by the National Disaster Centre and the Office of the Resident Coordinator in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the Disaster Management Team Secretariat, and covers the period from 10 to 16 April 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 26 April 2018.


• 270,000 people are in need of assistance across four provinces of Papua New Guinea’s highlands.

• 11,041 households (42,577 people) remain displaced in nine care centres.

20 Apr 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

20 Apr 2018 description

UN Headquarters, NY, 19 April 2018

As delivered

It is great to see the room so full. There is lots of interest in this tropic, which is very encouraging.

I think Minister De Croo has been a bit modest about the extent to which Belgium has been a trail blazer in this space.

Belgium is backing innovation projects that span 3-D printing, blockchain financing and digital tools to promote grassroots advocacy.

There is a massive opportunity but things need to be managed well to exploit it.

19 Apr 2018 description


• Yobe State health authorities declare cholera outbreak in Bade LGA

• Relief actors reach 2.4 million people with emergency food assistance in northeastern Nigeria during February

• Approximately 27 percent of the population in Lac, Chad, may experience Crisis or worse levels of acute food insecurity from June–August


19 Apr 2018 description

LAS PALMAS –The Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis, visited the logistics base of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria this morning. The logistics base, located in the port of Las Palmas, is a key hub for responding to humanitarian needs in West Africa.

During the visit, Minister Dastis toured the 9,000 square metre warehouse used for storing emergency food stocks and commended the innovative manner in which WFP manages resources to increase efficiency.