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25 Aug 2016 description

Niger is a significant transit country for migration between West and Central and Northern Africa. There are several reasons for this such as for example, the strategic geographical position of Niger in relation to Libya. Libya is one of the main launching points for boats crossing the Mediterranean towards Europe. Many migrants go to Libya hoping to find a passage towards Italy and many of the migrant deaths that occur in the Mediterrean occur in boats that left Libya.

22 Aug 2016 description

Interview with Michel Zaffran, Director of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative

What are the implications of finding polio in Nigeria 2 years after the last case?

The implications are that we were right to be cautious about this part of the country, and to be vigilant even after apparent interruption of polio. The two children paralyzed in Nigeria are a sobering reminder that we cannot be complacent as we near the eradication of polio.

18 Aug 2016 description

Aid workers carry out life-saving often in dangerous and difficult circumstances. Over the past 16 years, 427 aid workers were killed, wounded or kidnapped in West and Central Africa. The number of victims follows a worrying upward trend with spikes in attacks recorded in recent years. Countries with the highest number of victims are the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Nigeria, Chad and Mali. The majority of victims were national staff, who account for the bulk of humanitarian workers and are often the most exposed to risks

16 Aug 2016 description
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BURKINA FASO

26 000 PERSONNES AFFECTÉES PAR LES INONDATIONS

Depuis juin, des pluies torrentielles et des inondations ont affecté plus de 26 000 personnes au Burkina Faso, selon les autorités nationales. Au moins 12 personnes ont été tuées et 35 grièvement blessées. Les pluies ont endommagé des milliers de maisons, laissant près de 10 000 sans-abri. Les partenaires humanitaires consolident l'information sur les besoins et la réponse actuelle aux victimes des inondations.

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

16 Aug 2016 description

BURKINA FASO

26,000 AFFECTED BY FLOODS

Since June, torrential rainstorms and flooding have affected over 26,000 people in Burkina Faso, according to the national authorities. At least 12 people have been killed and 35 critically injured. The rains have damaged thousands of homes, leaving almost 10,000 homeless. Humanitarian partners are consolidating information on the needs and current response to flood victims.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

15 KILLED IN CHOLERA OUTBREAK

12 Aug 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2017

09 Aug 2016 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

PLUS DE 1 700 MÉNAGES PRIVÉS D’ASSISTANCE

Le mauvais état des infrastructures routières à travers le pays continue d’entraver les opérations d'aide humanitaire, particulièrement pendant la saison des pluies. Du fait des routes endommagées, la distribution de denrées alimentaires à 1 712 ménages vulnérables de la sous-province du Gazi est suspendue depuis fin juin. Le Cluster Logistique dirige une initiative de mobilisation des ressources afin d’améliorer l’accès routier.

09 Aug 2016 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

OVER 1,700 HOUSEHOLDS DEPRIVED OF ASSISTANCE

Poor road infrastructure throughout the country continues to hamper humanitarian access, particularly during the rainy season.
Due to damaged roads, food distribution has been suspended to 1,712 vulnerable households in the Gazi sub-province since the end of June. The Logistics Cluster leads an initiative to mobilize resources to improve road access.

HUMANITARIAN ACCESS RESTRICTION LIFTED IN THE NORTH

03 Aug 2016 description

As of 31 July 2016, UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP), Flash Appeals and Regional Refugee Plans as covered by the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$21.9 billion to meet the needs of 96.9 million people affected by humanitarian crises in 40 countries. The appeals are funded at $7.2 billion, with unmet requirements totalling $14.7 billion. Overall, donors have contributed $13.7 billion towards humanitarian operations in 2016 and pledged a further $814.4 million.

03 Aug 2016 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

FLARE-UP OF VIOLENCE CAUSES NEW DISPLACEMENT

On 23 July, intercommunal violence in Ngakobo village in Ouaka province, 460 km northeast from Bangui, led to the killing of two people, causing new displacement. In the country’s northeast, in Krakoma village, more than 1,000 people were displaced following an attack by unidentified armed elements that looted and took hostages mid-July.

CHAD

OVER 1,000 AFFECTED BY FLOODS

03 Aug 2016 description

TCHAD

PLUS D’UN MILLIER DE PERSONNES AFFECTÉES PAR LES INONDATIONS

Dans la région de Guera dans le centre du Tchad, plus de 1 200 personnes dans quatre villages se sont retrouvées sans abri après de fortes pluies qui ont détruit environ 280 maisons, le 18 juillet. Beaucoup d'autres parties du pays ont également été touchées, comme la région de Salamat dans le sud-est, où plus de 45 000 personnes sont exposées à un risque imminent d'inondation.

02 Aug 2016 description

L’Urgence au nord-est du Nigeria restera la plus grande préoccupation jusqu’en janvier 2017 West Africa

MESSAGES CLES

31 Jul 2016 description

L’Urgence au nord-est du Nigeria restera la plus grande préoccupation jusqu’en janvier 2017

MESSAGES CLES

• Des évaluations rapides récentes, bien que non statistiquement significatives, suggèrent qu’une insécurité alimentaire très élevée de type d’Urgence (Phase 4 de l’IPC) et même Famine (Phase 5 de l’IPC) pourrait se produire dans les poches les plus touchés par le conflit et moins accessibles et se maintenir jusqu’en janvier 2017.

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.**