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29 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • FEWS NET reports critical levels of food insecurity and acute malnutrition in Borno State, Nigeria
  • Approximately 257,000 people need humanitarian assistance in Chad’s Lac Region
  • State/PRM announces $27 million to support humanitarian assistance in the Lake Chad Basin

Key Developments

  • In June, the Government of Nigeria (GoN) declared a nutritional emergency in Borno State and released an emergency response plan to address acute malnutrition and deteriorating food security.
29 Jul 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

  • Recurring natural disasters such as droughts and floods combined with the volatility of markets, pushed many households and communities into chronic vulnerability.

  • Conflict in northern Nigeria and CAR continue to displace refugees to Cameroon, and causes internal displacements. In addition, increasing insecurity in the far North of Cameroon and along the border of CAR hampers humanitarian access.

29 Jul 2016 description

29 juillet 2016, Rome -**Un rapport élaboré par les deux agences onusiennes alerte sur le sort de millions de personnes vivant dans les 17 pays touchés par des conflits prolongés et qui se trouvent actuellement en situation de grave insécurité alimentaire. Selon le document présenté au Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU, ces conflits entravent également les efforts mondiaux visant à éradiquer la malnutrition.**

29 Jul 2016 description

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Friday 7/29/2016 - 10:45 GMT

Nigerian troops backed by a regional force have recaptured the northeastern town of Damasak where Boko Haram killed more than 200 and abducted hundreds of children two years ago, the army said Friday.

"MNJTF (Multinational Joint Task Force) troops... have successfully... occupied Damasak," the army said in a statement, indicating it was part of an operation to clear militants out of towns and villages.

29 Jul 2016 description
report UN News Service

28 juillet 2016 – Le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU a salué jeudi l'amélioration de la situation politique observée récemment en Afrique de l'Ouest, tout en soulignant la nécessité d'accroître la coopération militaire entre les Etats de cette région et du Sahel pour lutter contre le groupe terroriste Boko Haram.

29 Jul 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12464

7749th Meeting (AM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The Security Council today welcomed the merging of the Office of the Special Envoy for the Sahel with the United Nations Office for West Africa, encouraging the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the region to ensure a unified management structure for the new United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS).

28 Jul 2016 description

Situation Sécuritaire

La situation sécuritaire dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord demeure précaire. Malgré les opérations de ratissage entreprises par les forces de défense, huit décès et douze blessés ont été enregistrés dans les départements du MayoSava, Mayo-Moskota et Logone-et-Chari durant la semaine en revue.

Monitoring de protection

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Needs of people across the Lake Chad Basin are amongst the highest in the world and, as national and local capacities to address the situation have become ever more stretched, the time has come most urgently to increase international aid in the region.

28 Jul 2016 description
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Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger

Joint FAO-WFP news release

29 July 2016, Rome - Protracted conflicts affecting 17 countries have driven millions of people into severe food insecurity and are hindering global efforts to eradicate malnutrition, two UN agencies have warned in a report submitted to the UN Security Council.

28 Jul 2016 description

The Lake Chad basin has in recent years become an important epicentre of violence, its population suffering intensified attacks by the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP), also known as Boko Haram. At the end of 2014, ISWAP’s violence expanded from northeast Nigeria to Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

28 Jul 2016 description
report UN News Service

27 juillet 2016 – Deux hauts responsables des Nations Unies ont réclamé mercredi devant le Conseil de sécurité un soutien international accru aux pays du bassin du lac Tchad pour les aider à lutter contre le groupe terroriste Boko Haram, qui menace la stabilité régionale, et à affronter une crise humanitaire grave.

Le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies aux affaires politiques, Jeffrey Feltman, a rappelé que la Force multinationale mixte, qui réunit des éléments du Nigéria, du Tchad, du Cameroun, du Niger et du Bénin, a récemment fait reculer Boko Haram.

28 Jul 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12463

7748th Meeting (AM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Speakers Hail Regional Military Efforts, Call for More International Support

Violence by Boko Haram had led to massive forced displacement and a widespread humanitarian crisis in West Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today, as speakers called for increased international support for regional efforts to combat terrorism and meet the needs of 9.2 million people facing unimaginable desperation across four countries.

27 Jul 2016 description

SITUATION HUMANITAIRE : La région de l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun est le théâtre d’affrontements et de violences qui ont fait de nombreuses victimes et causé le déplacement de centaines de milliers de personnes qui ont trouvé refuge dans des communautés déjà fragiles. Cette situation pèse sur les ressources et les moyens de subsistance déjà limités des communautés hôtes. L’accès à la nourriture, à l’eau potable et aux soins de santé est très difficile.

FAITS MARQUANTS :

  • 83’500 personnes ont reçu un soutien alimentaire.