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04 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

WFP continues to reach people affected by the Nigeria crises in Cameroon, Chad and Niger; however insecurity continues to be a key operational constraint, along with the onset of the lean and the rainy season.

04 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The security situation in the northeast of Nigeria continues to deteriorate despite measures taken so far by the new administration. Insurgents have been attacking and killing with impunity, almost on a daily basis.

  • Over 10 civilians were killed by insurgents on 14-15 July in an attack on Gamgara, Niger near Bosso, on the Nigerian border. Following weeks of relative calm, attacks in the Diffa region have increased.

04 Aug 2015 description

CHIFFRES CLÉS

18,384
Réfugiés estimés par le Gouvernement Tchadien dans la Région du Lac

6,715
Réfugiés nigérians enregistrés à Dar Es Salam

424
Réfugiés nigériens enregistrés à Dar Es Salam

1,144
Abris construits

536
Personnes à besoins spécifiques assistés

PRIORITÉS

  • Transfert des réfugiés qui sont sur les îles et dans des zones non accessibles vers le site de Dar Es Salam

04 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 29 July–4 August 2015

Pakistan: Flooding has killed 118 people and affected more than 800,000 people in Pakistan. Hundreds of villages have been inundated. Most casualties were recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Myanmar : 46 people have been killed and 156,000–216,000 people are affected by flooding. Sagaing region and Kachin and Shan states have been particularly impacted. Another 350,000 people are estimated affected in Bangladesh and India.

04 Aug 2015 description

Aggravation de l’insécurité alimentaire dans la région de Diffa

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • La saison pluvieuse 2015 a connu une installation tardive dans les régions agricoles du pays et dans les zones pastorales ou on observe une prolongation de la période de soudure pastorale.

03 Aug 2015 description

July 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia

August 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Turkey, Yemen

-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan

02 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

According to UNHCR, there are some 90,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali and 16,000 returnees. Burkina Faso shelters some 34,000 Malian refugees, while Mauritania and Niger each host some 50,000 Malian refugees, respectively.

31 Jul 2015 description

In this issue:

  • Nigeria: One Year Without Wild Poliovirus

  • Pakistan: Getting Back on Track

  • Afghanistan: Intensifying Eradication Activities

31 Jul 2015 description

Above-average temperatures and rainfall lead to flooding in Central Asia

[Extract]

Central Asia Weather Hazards

  1. High temperatures during the first half of July have led to mudflows and flooding, damaging infrastructure and displacing populations across eastern Tajikistan.

30 Jul 2015 description

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Friday 7/31/2015 - 02:28 GMT

by Ola Awoniyi

Nigeria on Thursday named the head of a new multinational force created to fight Boko Haram jihadists carrying out a wave of attacks, as the country's outgoing defence chief of staff warned its military was underfunded and poorly equipped.

The announcement came as Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was in Cameroon in a bid to forge a stronger regional alliance against the Islamists, while the Nigerian military said it had rescued dozens of people held hostage by the militant group.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.

· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.

· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.

30 Jul 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Thursday 7/30/2015 - 00:00 GMT

The first round of Niger's presidential election will be held on February 21 in 2016, the country's election commission said Wednesday, with incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou set to seek a second term.

"The first round of the presidential election, along with legislative elections, will take place on Sunday, February 21, 2016," Ibrahim Boube, the president of the Independent National Electoral Commission (Ceni), announced at a press conference.