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01 Feb 2016 description

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

19 Jan 2016 description

Nigeria: An outbreak of Lassa viral haemorrhagic fever was announced in Nigeria on 8 January. At least 140 suspected cases and 30 confirmed cases, including 53 deaths, have been reported in 14 states. The indicated case fatality rate stands at 37.9%.

Gambia: Almost 182,000 people (9% of the population) are severely food insecure after erratic rains caused drought and crop failure. Most affected regions are Upper River, West Coast, and Northern Bank.

12 Jan 2016 description

DRC: Violence between Hutu and Nande, in Miriki, Lubero, Nord-Kivu, allegedly over land, has left 17 dead and over 20,000 displaced. The displaced urgently need food and drinking water.

Iraq: In Ramadi and Hawija, Islamic State has stalled civilians’ attempts to escape conflict zones and persecution. People from Hawija must trek for two days across mountainous terrain to reach safety: 60 people were reported to have died on the journey between November 2015 and January 2016.

05 Jan 2016 description

Zimbabwe: A poor 2014/2015 harvest coupled with delayed onset of rains this cropping season have left 1.5 million people facing food insecurity from January through March 2016. Government maize stocks are dangerously low and humanitarian food assistance plans underfunded. Over 850,000 people urgently require assistance.

22 Dec 2015 description

Snapshot 16–22 December 2015

Cameroon: 2.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. 2.4 million are in need of protection assistance, predominantly in the Far North Region. The government has reportedly urged men to join self-defence groups in the northern areas affected by Boko Haram. The same reports suggest the government has made provisions in its 2016 budget to support the self-defence groups.

24 Nov 2015 description

Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.

20 Nov 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 460 000 personnes, soit 5 % de la population de l’ex-Province Orientale, sont en insécurité alimentaire.

  • Des catastrophes naturelles (inondations et grêle) ont affecté environ 44 000 personnes dans la Province de l’Ituri.

Aperçu de la situation

19 Nov 2015 description


  • UN agencies temporarily suspend humanitarian operations in CAR due to ongoing insecurity in September and October

  • USG provides $30 million in FY 2016 funding to CAR crisis


17 Nov 2015 description

Yemen: 14.4 million people are now food insecure: two million more than in June and four million more than before the escalation of conflict in March. 7.6 million people are severely food insecure. Heavy fighting continues, in particular in Al Dhalee and Taizz governorates. Peace talks between Houthi and government representatives, which were expected to begin mid-November, are yet to take place.

21 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 July 2015

Iraq: More than 74,440 people have been displaced from Saqlawiyah in Falluja district since 8 July, and tens of thousands reportedly remain trapped in Falluja and Ramadi districts. There are now more than 3.1 million IDPs across 3,613 locations in Iraq; 300,000 people have been displaced from and within Anbar since military operations began in April.

17 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Global response in 2014

UNICEF and partners responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries in 2014. This includes large-scale Level 3 responses for the crises in the Central African Republic, Iraq, the Philippines, South Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Some of the major highlights from 2014 include:

• UNICEF Country Offices responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries. This includes the response to six Level 3 emergencies;

28 Apr 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Des bâtiments publics ont été endommagés à la suite d’une forte pluie qui s’est abattue, samedi 25 avril, à Mambasa à plus de 165 km au Nord de Bunia, dans le district de l’Ituri (Province Orientale). Selon la société civile locale, cette pluie accompagnée d’orage a emporté la toiture de la salle d’opération de l’Hôpital général de référence de Mambasa ainsi que les toitures d’un bâtiment de l’Ecole primaire Kombou.

23 Apr 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 2 700 réfugiés burundais sont arrivés à Uvira fuyant les tensions politiques liées aux prochaines élections

  • Les catastrophes naturelles nécessitent une réponse durable Kalehe : plus de 3 800 familles déplacées assistées en rations alimentaires.

Aperçu de la situation

23 Apr 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 3 000 hectares des cultures du riz ravagées par une mouche blanche dans le Territoire de Kibombo.

  • Plus de 300 cas de diarrhée sanglante dont six décès ont été enregistrés dans la zone de santé de Kabambare.

Aperçu de la situation

15 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • North Kivu—Sukola 2: After a joint FARDC-MONUSCO operation against FDLR in five territories was announced to start in January, some preventive displacements were observed. By the end February, the FARDC had begun targeted and unilateral operations (without MONUSCO) against the FDLR in Rutshuru and Masisi territories. Preventative displacement continues.

14 Apr 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 2 800 personnes bénéficient du programme de la maternité à moindres risques « une mère pour chaque enfant » dans dix zones de santé.

  • Premiers soins administrés aux malades du centre de santé Bikenge dans le cadre du projet accès aux soins de santé.

Aperçu de la situation

10 Apr 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 1 790 familles sans abris suite aux fortes pluies sur la région sud de Fizi et sur le Territoire d'Uvira

  • Accès humanitaire restreint dû aux récentes catastrophes naturelles

Aperçu de la situation

07 Apr 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 500 ménages seraient arrivés en Territoire de Kabambare suite aux affrontements dans le Territoire de Fizi.
  • Près de 17 300 personnes de la zone de santé de Kalima ont bénéficié du programme integré d’amélioration en eau potable et de prise en charge de la malnutrition aigue exécuté par l’ONG COOPI.

Aperçu de la situation