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30 Jul 2016 description

NIAMEY, NIGER – Le Gouvernement nigérien lance un appel de fonds à l’intention des donateurs pour soutenir le Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) qui manque de ressources financières pour assister les populations les plus démunies.

29 Jul 2016 description

Key Drivers of the Crisis

  • Poverty, demographic pressure and recurrent shocks (droughts, floods, epidemics, and high food prices) are among the key causes of vulnerability amongst households and communities.
  • Insecurity in neighboring countries, notably Mali and Nigeria, has led to displacements to Niger. In addition, the country is experiencing internal displacement of people due to armed attacks by insurgents that have been occurring in Diffa since Feb 2015.
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

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
report Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (July 29, 2016) — The number of unaccompanied children making the perilous journey to Italy from countries such as Nigeria and Egypt — often to escape war, hunger and violence — has more than doubled year-on-year, according to Italian government figures.

More than 10,500 unaccompanied children arrived in Italy by sea between January and June 2016 — more than double the number from the same period in 2015, and almost as many as there were during all of last year. These children are some of the most vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation.

29 Jul 2016 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Friday 7/29/2016 - 12:54 GMT

Eleven people have died in flooding in Niger and 30,000 left homeless after vast swathes of the country -- including arid desert locations -- were deluged with heavy rain, the UN said Friday.

The worst affected regions are both desert areas: Tahoua in the west, where seven people died and 5,321 people were left homeless, and Agadez in the north where three people were killed and 18,448 lost their homes, according to the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

29 Jul 2016 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | vendredi 29/07/2016 - 12:39 GMT

Le Niger, un des pays le plus pauvre au monde, a lancé vendredi un appel pour la "mobilisation" de fonds en faveur du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), qui risque de suspendre son assistance humanitaire au pays, en raison d'un manque de financement.

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
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Heavy rains may lead to flooding in East and West Africa, dryness persists in Central America

  1. Consistent and above average rain over the past few weeks has led to moisture surpluses throughout much of Eastern Africa. Torrential rain is forecast to continue over western Sudan and the highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, which is likely to raise the River Nile and Al Gash River levels further and potentially result in flooding over many areas of Sudan during the next week.

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

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Plus de 69 000 personnes ont été obligées de se déplacer à la suite des attaques de Yébi et de Bosso en mai et juin 2016.
  • Plus de 966 000 personnes ont reçu de l’assistance alimentaire dans le pays depuis janvier.
  • Près de 30 000 personnes sont affectées par les inondations.

Diffa : Des besoins croissants, des ressources limitées

Les attaques de mai et juin ont entrainé le déplacement de plus de 69 000 personnes

28 Jul 2016 description
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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.