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21 Mar 2017 description

TCHAD

UN INCENDIE DÉTRUIT DES ABRIS DANS UN CAMP DE RÉFUGIÉS

Une réponse humanitaire rapide est en cours à la suite d'un incendie, le 15 mars, dans le camp de réfugiés de Dosseye, au sud du Tchad. Le feu, dont la cause est encore inconnue, a détruit plusieurs abris, des vivres et des articles ménagers. Aucune victime n'a été signalée. Le camp de Dosseye accueille plus de 12 000 réfugiés de la République centrafricaine.

CONGO

20 PERSONNES INFECTÉES PAR LA VARIOLE DU SINGE, 3 DÉCÈS

21 Mar 2017 description

CHAD

FIRE DESTROYS SHELTERS AT REFUGEE CAMP

A rapid humanitarian response is underway following a fire at Dosseye refugee camp in southern Chad on 15 March. The fire, whose cause is still unknown, destroyed several huts, food stocks and household items. No casualties were reported. Dosseye camp hosts more than 12,000 refugees from the Central African Republic.

CONGO

MONKEYPOX INFECTS 20, KILLS THREE

17 Mar 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

At the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul in May 2016, global leaders came together to express their commitment to place people at the centre of decision-making and action. In doing so, they reaffirmed that the scale of current humanitarian issues required greater international cooperation. The Summit triggered a major shift in how the global community will work closer together to prevent and respond to human suffering.

THE ROAD TO A NEW WAY OF WORKING…

17 Mar 2017 description
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Background & Context:

Damasak is the head town of Mobbar LGA, in the North-East Nigerian, state of Borno. It is located near the confluence of the Yobe River and Komadugu Gana River, adjoining the border with Niger 34km from Diffa in Niger and 3km between Damasak and the border with Niger.

15 Mar 2017 description

In the Lake Chad Region, that includes part of Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad, attacks by Boko Haram have uprooted and displaced 2.3 million people to date. Violence, combined with chronic drought, cholera and poverty have created one of the most complex and severe humanitarian crises in today’s world.

15 Mar 2017 description

La région de Diffa est confrontée depuis quelques années à des mouvements forcés de populations causés par les violences liées aux activités de Boko Haram dans le bassin du lac Tchad. Par ailleurs, plusieurs cas de victimes civiles ont été relevés dans les départements de Bosso, Diffa, Goudoumaria, Mainé Soroa et Nguigmi. Selon les données non exhaustives recueillies par les partenaires sur le terrain, on dénombre environ 455 personnes tuées, blessées ou enlevées depuis les premières attaques de Boko Haram au Niger en février 2015.

13 Mar 2017 description

CAMEROON

FEVER OUTBREAK CLAIMS 16 CHILDREN SINCE JANUARY

An eruption of fever and skin rash has sickened 43 children and caused 16 deaths in Cameroon’s Far North region since the start of the year. The cases are mainly infants younger than three years and reported in six health districts in the region. Symptoms include persistent fever, skin lesions and anaemia. Treatment, increase of surveillance and active search of patients within the communities are being undertaken as part of the response.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

13 Mar 2017 description

2017 REQUIREMENTS 271 million

FUNDING (1) 21 million

UNMET REQUIREMENTS 250 million

10 Mar 2017 description

10 March 2017

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Mr. President, Council members,

Thank you for inviting me to brief on my visits to countries facing famine or at risk of famine: Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia. I will also briefly mention the outcomes of the Oslo Conference on the Lake Chad Basin.

10 Mar 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

• 271 millions de dollars recherchés à travers le Plan de Réponse Humanitaire.

• Le déficit fourrager affecte la scolarisation de 33 000 élèves.

• Environ 12 millions dollars à mobiliser pour la lutte contre la méningite.

• Besoins urgents en eau, hygiène et assainissement à Diffa.

• Acquisition d’un nouvel avion humanitaire.

271 millions de dollars recherchés cette année

08 Mar 2017 description

Background

Around 17 million people live in the affected areas across the four Lake Chad basin countries. The number of displaced people has tripled over the last two years. Most of the displaced families are sheltered by communities that count among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. Food insecurity and malnutrition have reached critical levels.

Recent developments

08 Mar 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • More than 4,500 people are displaced by Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria’s Chibok locality in Borno state.

  • Military operations displaced almost 15,000 people between 27 January and 10 February in the northeast of Nigeria.

  • WFP is scaling up assistance through cash transfers and voucher distributions to provide affected communities in Chad with sustainable solutions.

08 Mar 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Humanitarian planning for 2016 estimated that 4.3 million people would be in need of humanitarian assistance of whom 1.5 million were targeted to receive assistance. This highlights the acute vulnerability in the country. In 2017 humanitarian planning identifies 4.7 million people in need of whom 2.6 million are targeted to receive assistance which indicates persisting vulnerabilities in the country.