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21 Jan 2015 description

Crisis Overview

  • Boko Haram (BH), meaning Western education is forbidden, an Islamist militant insurgent group based in northeastern Nigeria, has been carrying out armed attacks on civilian populations since 2011. In May 2013, the Government of Nigeria declared a state of emergency (SoE) in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states, which has been extended until November 2014. The security crisis continues to worsen, with growing numbers of victims, and the destruction of social and economic infrastructure, including the disruption of education services.

23 Dec 2014 description

L’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM) a recueilli les témoignages de plus de 2 000 migrants d’Afrique de l’Ouest et d’Afrique Centrale enregistrés entre janvier et septembre 2014 dans deux centres de transit et d’assistance pour les migrants (Dirkou, au nord-est du Niger et Arlit, au nord-ouest).

17 Dec 2014 description


Food insecurity

In December 2014, 19.8 million people in the Sahel are estimated to be food insecure, with at least 2.6 million having already crossed the emergency threshold and requiring urgent food assistance. Millions more are expected to see their food security deteriorate during the course of the 2015 lean season due to the exhaustion of stocks, pasture scarcity, food price variations, or livelihood erosion caused by recurrent crises.


09 Dec 2014 description

Hendrix on Water Security in the Sahel

In CCAPS Research Brief No. 24, researcher Cullen Hendrix analyses water security in the Sahel region by examining a specific case study: Niger. Hendrix argues that Niger illustrates how strained water resources in a country can be "a source both of conflict and cooperation."

03 Dec 2014 description


1.1 . L’insécurité alimentaire

L’insécurité alimentaire continue d’être préoccupante, malgré les mesures d’atténuation mises en place par le Gouvernement et les acteurs humanitaires. La faible capacité de production et l’insuffisance des revenus de nombreux ménages limitent leur accès aux vivres, d’où la nécessité de poursuivre l’assistance humanitaire tout en recherchant des solutions durables pour renforcer leur résilience.

19 Nov 2014 description
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Release of Solthis' latest report: “Managing Risk in Fragile States: Putting Health First! Optimising the Efficiency of the Global Fund’s Grants”

While the 32nd Global Fund Board Meeting will be held on November 20-21, we would like to share with you the recommendations formulated in this report.

04 Nov 2014 description
  • According to the UN OCHA Financial Tracking Service (FTS), by 30 October 2014 overall humanitarian funding to the affected region (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) was US$580 million, compared to US$886 million in 2012.

  • Between 2012 and 2014 humanitarian funding to Nigeria increased from US$16 million to US$38 million. This was mainly due to the United States (US) contributing US$12 million in 2014, its first contribution in this period.

31 Oct 2014 description

Crisis Overview

  • In Maiduguri, Borno’s state capital, there are 4,536 cases of cholera, including 70 deaths, as of 30 October. The highest number of cases was reported during week 41 (5-11 October), when around 1,500 were reported. Around 260 cases were reported during week 39 (20-27 September) when the outbreak started. The number of cases reported per week has been decreasing since week 41, but there is an increasing number of severe cases.

28 Oct 2014 description

In 2014 Boko Haram has greatly expanded its operations in Nigeria, its primary target and base. National security officials expect an intensification of attacks in the run-up to national elections in February 2015.

22 Oct 2014 description


· Severe and seasonal rainfall deficits remain across many areas of the Sahelian region, in particular Senegal, Mauritania, northern Nigeria and eastern Niger.

· Serious impacts on agricultural production in Senegal and Mauritania can be expected. Perspectives are also unfavourable in eastern Niger and NE Nigeria.

Eastern region (Sudan, Ethiopia)

· Rainfall in September was favourable across the region. This trend has continued through October with wetter than average conditions.

02 Oct 2014 description

Erik Alda1, Joseph L. Sala2
1. American University, United States
2. Independent consultant, United States


18 Sep 2014 description

In this issue

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) has an important role to play in supporting talks on the situation in Mali taking place in Algiers. The conclusion of a deal between the various armed groups and the government in Mali is crucial to achieve lasting peace.

The African Union now has to take some tough decisions about its involvement in the fight against Boko Haram in Nigeria. This includes the question of a possible regional intervention similar to the one launched against the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda.

17 Sep 2014 description



• The Sahel region has undergone significant and widespread rainfall deficits, leading to significantly below average vegetation levels.

• Worst affected areas are Senegal, southern Mauritania, eastern Niger, NE Nigeria and central Chad • There was some recovery from late July, in particular in Niger and Chad. However, Senegal and Mauritania remained affected by persistent rainfall deficits.

17 Sep 2014 description

22 million people displaced by disasters in 2013, global trends on the rise

Latest report from IDMC shows that 22 million people were displaced in 2013 by disasters brought on by natural hazard events – almost three times more than by conflict in the same year.