Niger – Monitoring of population flows (February 2022) Dashboard #9 2022 – Publication: September 2022

In order to better understand migration movements and trends in West and Central Africa, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), through the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), implements the Population Flow Monitoring (FM) activity. Flow monitoring, which is implemented in close collaboration with the authorities and national and local partners, is made up of two tools: the Flow Monitoring Registry (FMR), which collects key data on the extent, origin, destination and modalities of mobility flows. In addition, individual surveys (Flow Monitoring Survey (FMS) in English), conducted with travelers to obtain information…

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West and Central Africa Humanitarian Dashboard (January to September 2022)

A total of US$ 6.4 billion is required to deliver life-saving assistance and protection to 34 million people across the 8 countries in the region which have developed Humanitarian Response Plans, including US$ 1.1 billion for the COVID-19 response. As September 2022, only 39 per cent of the required funds were met. Despite funding shortfalls and operational challenges, humanitarian partners assisted 43 per cent of the targeted population. More than 11 million people were reached with food assistance, 4.1 million with health, 1.9 million with education, 3.7 with WASH, 5.4…

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COVID-19 vaccination in the WHO African Region – Monthly Bulletin, August 2022

As of 4 September 2022, a total of 235 million people in the African Region had completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series, representing 20.3% of the Region’s population. Two countries in the African Region have surpassed the target of 70% of their population fully vaccinated: Mauritius (75.3%) and Seychelles (76.3%). Following a quality control of data conducted at country level in Rwanda, the percentage of people who have completed the primary series has been found to be below 70%. Eight countries have recorded a percentage of between 40% and 70%…

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Africa’s five World Cup sides set for decisive friendlies

The African sides at the 2022 World Cup will play two friendlies over the next seven days as they seek to finalise their squads for the global tournament to be played in Qatar. The five countries will be taking advantage of the international break to play their matches before they name their final squads for the global tournament in November. The quintet have lined up the warm-up matches in Europe as the coaches seek to finalise their teams for the competition to be held in the Asian country. With most…

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Cameroon Military Acknowledges Troops Killed Mothers

Cameroon’s military says three members of its airborne battalion this week attacked civilians and killed two mothers in Nylbat, an English-speaking village in Andeck district. A statement signed Wednesday by military spokesperson Serge Cyrille Atongfack says the troops were dispatched to fight separatists in the troubled Northwest region. The troops violated orders from military hierarchy and started shooting indiscriminately on civilians, the military says, adding that one shooter killed two harmless mothers. The government says family members of the killed mothers rushed to the scene and collected corpses when the…

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Cameroon: Annual Country Report 2021 – Country Strategic Plan 2018-2022

For the final year of the implementation of the 2018-2022 Country Strategic Plan, WFP continued to respond to needs that resulted due to three complex crises in Cameroon – the socio-political crisis in the North West and South West regions; the spillover effects of the conflict in the Central African Republic, and the non-state armed groups’ insurgency on both sides of the Cameroon-Nigeria border. Inter-ethnic clashes in the Far North region between Mousgoum fishermen and Choua-Arab herdsmen in the last quarter of 2021 also aggravated food security challenges. The number…

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Conditions for Untold Numbers of Innocent People in Myanmar Have Gone from Bad to Worse to Horrific, Special Rapporteur Tells Human Rights Council

Council Concludes General Debate on the Promotion and Protection of All Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, including the Right to Development Thomas Andrews, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, told the Human Rights Council this afternoon that conditions for untold numbers of innocent people in Myanmar had gone from bad to worse to horrific. Around 1.3 million people had been displaced; and the military had destroyed more than 28,000 homes, burning entire villages to the ground. The number of innocent people who…

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CAF technical inspection delegation to arrive in Algeria on Thursday to visit TotalEnergies CHAN host cities and stadiums

A CAF delegation consisting of technical experts in various operational areas will visit the three cities that will host the TotalEnergies African Nations Championships (CHAN) from 13 January until 04 February 2023. The inspection team will arrive on Thursday, 22 September 2022 in Algiers and will kick-off the visits the following day, Friday 23 September in Constantine. The following day, Saturday 24 September – the delegation will be in Oran. Sunday and Monday, 25 and 26 September, they will be in the capital Algiers. The delegation will consists of technical…

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