- Amnesty Int'l: "This is what we die for": Human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo power the global trade in cobalt EN/FR
- Political Tensions, Mounting Human Rights Incidents Could Lead to Violence in DR Congo, Security Council Warned, 14 Jan 2016
- OCHA :Lualaba, Haut – Katanga, Haut – Lomami, Tanganyika: Note d’informations humanitaires, Janvier 2016)
Appeals & Funding
- Aperçu des besoins humanitaires 2016
- Plan de Réponse Humanitaire, Janvier - Décembre 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2015 PDF XLS
Insecurity continues to result in the temporary suspension of humanitarian relief activities in CAR
2.7 million people require humanitarian assistance in CAR
Snapshot 27 January – 2 February 2016
Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad: 86 people were killed and 62 injured, with 15 missing after Boko Haram set fire to Dalori, near Maiduguri in Borno state. The past week also saw attacks in Chibok that left 13 dead and 30 injured. 40 civilians were reported dead after Cameroonian troops announced they were carrying out a search for BH militants in the area. In Cameroon, 52 people were killed in BH attacks in January. In Chad, two suicide bombings in Lac region left three dead and 56 wounded.
The month saw an intensification of Yemen’s war, amid heightened regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran complicating prospects for peace. Political tensions increased in Haiti, Guinea-Bissau and Moldova, where protests over endemic corruption and a lack of confidence in the government could escalate. In Africa, Boko Haram’s deadly attacks increased in northern Cameroon, and Burkina Faso was hit by an unprecedented terror attack.
Welcome to Issue 43 of THE ASSESSOR, WFP’s Food Security Analysis e-Newsletter!
• “VAM Talks” Podcast Goes Live
• mVAM in Malawi
• ALNAP Case Study on mVAM
• El Niño Implications and Scenarios for 2015/16
• Focus on the El Niño impact in the Southern African Region
• Market Analysis
• Food Security Information Network
• Emergency Food Security Assessments
• Baseline Studies
• Inter-Agency Work
• Capacity Development and Guidance
• Gender Analysis in VAM
Currently, the humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are seeking over $19.8 billion to meet the needs of 89.4 million people across 37 countries. The figures may increase in the course of 2016. As of 29 January, $50 million has been received for the appeals.
In January 2015, the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals required $16.4 billion to meet the needs of 57.5 million people across 22 countries.
The year ended with requirements at $19.9 billion, an increase of $3.5 billion, to meet the needs of 82 million people in 38 countries.
15,517,531 Total number of displaced people in African countries
3,975,947 Total number of refugees
11,541,584 Total number of Internally Displaced People
134,492 Total sea arrivals in 2015 from African countries to Europe (Greece, Italy, Spain and Malta)
There are eleven weeks to go until the globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine, an important milestone in achieving a polio-free world. Read more here.
The WHO Executive Board is meeting this week, reviewing the report on polio eradication.
On 21 January, Syria passed two years without a reported case of polio despite the conflict which has affected the delivery of health services, including childhood vaccinations.
WFP revised the Regional Emergency Operation (EMOP) 200799 to extend its timeframe until 31 December 2016, aligning targeted population with new assessment findings and adapting programmatic tools to match the evolving context in Central African Republic (C.A.R.) and its cross-border impacts on Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.) and Republic of Congo (R.o.C.).
Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world
Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues
AVANT-PROPOS DU DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL DE L’UNICEF
Action humanitaire pour les enfants en 2016
Le nombre d’enfants pris au piège des crises humanitaires dans le monde est stupéfiant et donne à réfléchir. Près de 250 millions de garçons et de filles vivent dans des pays frappés par des conflits violents, qui durent souvent depuis longtemps.
Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$20,026,000
Communiqué de presse
La crise syrienne provoque une montée en flèche des besoins pour l’éducation lors des situations d’urgence
GENÈVE, 26 janvier 2016 – L’UNICEF lance un appel de 2,8 milliards de dollars É.-U. afin d’aider 43 millions d’enfants du monde entier pris dans des crises humanitaires.
Burundi: As the security situation continues to deteriorate, the UN Security Council has expressed concern over possible mass atrocities and ethnic violence. Clashes continues in several areas of the country. Burundian refugees in DRC expressed fears over possible cross-border attacks by government forces.
Syria crisis causes spike in need for education in emergencies
GENEVA, 26 January 2016 – UNICEF is launching a US$2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children in humanitarian emergencies worldwide.
Dakar, 25 janvier 2016 (HCR) – Le HCR, l'agence des Nations unies pour les réfugiés, et ses partenaires ont appelé lundi les pays donateurs, à un financement d'un demi-million de dollars cette année pour aider en abris et autres services de base des centaines de milliers de personnes forcées de fuir les conflits au Nigéria et en République centrafricaine (RCA) ainsi que pour les communautés hôtes.