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17 Aug 2017 description


  • In Niger, new estimations indicate that there are 1.8 million people in need of food assistance, an increase of some 650,000 people.

  • Lean season assistance started during the reporting period, targeting some 250,000 people.

  • The number of food insecure people in the Diffa region is estimated to be 408,000, an increase of 25 percent since last years’ Cadre Harmonisé results.

Operational Updates

16 Aug 2017 description

Africa’s humanitarian crises have continued to worsen in 2017. Twenty million Africans have been displaced from their homes and 44 million are acutely food insecure

15 Aug 2017 description


  • Inondations : plus de 7000 personnes touchées
  • Milliers de déplacés en raison des violences
  • Tendance à la hausse des incidents limitant l’accès humanitaire
  • Révision à la hausse de l’appel de fonds pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires au Mali en 2017

Au sommaire

12 Aug 2017 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012, in the arid south-east region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, largescale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. Last month alone, 168 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

The protracted displacement situation in Mbera exercises a considerable pressure on already limited local resources in the Bassikounou region.

09 Aug 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

07 Aug 2017 description

When a local health post was established in her community, life changed for Namusa Nomoga, mom of four in Mali.

by Action Against Hunger USA, August 4, 2017

Namusa Nomoga, mother of four children in southwestern Mali, grows lettuce, tomatoes and onions in her little vegetable garden. Her husband works as a seasonal farmer.

04 Aug 2017 description

With the crises in Mali and the Central African Republic worsening, the EU has released fresh humanitarian funding of €9 million to respond to the most pressing needs.

This brings the EU's overall humanitarian support to West and Central Africa in 2017 to nearly €254 million since the beginning of the year. The lifesaving aid helps the most vulnerable people in the region who have been affected by forced displacement due to conflict.

04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

03 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Par Eliane Luthi et Cindy Cao

YOROSSO, Mali, le 31 juillet 2017 – « Montre-moi comment tu allaites ton enfant », lance Aminata en se tournant vers Batoma. Des femmes regardent, assises en groupe sur une natte à l'ombre d'un manguier.

« C'est bien », dit Aminata d’un ton rassurant. « Tu es bien positionnée : ventre contre ventre, en soutenant de ton bras le nourrisson et en lui tenant les fesses. » Elle ajoute un dernier conseil : « N'oublie pas de lui sourire, n'oublie jamais de lui montrer que tu l'aimes. »

02 Aug 2017 description

Latest updates:

Mauritania is now out of the ranking

Mauritania has longstanding food security challenges, which has contributed to malnutrition, most of which are in the south and eastern parts of the country. This is compounded by over 50,000 Malian refugees who fled violence since 2012.

01 Aug 2017 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

01 Aug 2017 description

Millet, rice, and sorghum constitute the basic staple foods for the majority of the Malian population. Millet has traditionally been the most widely consumed, but since 2005 rice has become a popular substitute in urban households. Sorghum is generally more important for rural than urban households. Markets included are indicative of local conditions within their respective regions. Ségou is one of the most important markets for both the country and region because it is located in a very large grain production area.

31 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• 38 boreholes equipped with hand pumps and five solar pumping systems were installed in the regions of Mopti and Gao providing access to safe water to 25 600 beneficiaries.

• UNICEF Mali organized a forum in Mopti to discuss possible strategies for the reopening of 500 schools that remained closed at the end of the school year in the crisis affected regions.

• UNICEF Mali supported the Government to vaccinate 496,988 children under 5 against polio in the regions of Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal.

31 Jul 2017 description


  • The funds recently received will allow WFP Mauritania to cater to the food and nutrition needs of 77,000 vulnerable Mauritanians during the lean season period and of 51,000 Malian refugees; but the country office still faces funding constraints for assistance until end of 2017.

  • WFP still requires USD 6.5 million for the lean season response, and USD 5.6 million for assistance to refugees until end of year.

31 Jul 2017 description


  • Mali entered the lean season in June and some 601, 000 people are estimated to be in urgent need of food assistance (compared to 425,000 in 2016). More than half of them are in conflict-affected areas in the north or in the central region of Mali where they suffer from localised droughts and excessive flooding combined with widespread insecurity.

27 Jul 2017 description


La période a été marquée par d’importants mouvements de populations dans la région entre octobre 2016 et mars 2017. Ces mouvements sont consécutifs aux conflits intercommunautaires, affrontements entre groupes armés d’une part et les forces armées nigériennes contre les groupes terroristes au niveau de la frontière Mali-Niger d’autre part. On peut estimer le nombre total des déplacés selon les différentes évaluations humanitaires à 3 545 dont 2 065 ménages réfugiés nigériens, 765 ménages déplacés internes et 177 ménages retournés volontaires.