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02 Feb 2016 description

Snapshot 27 January – 2 February 2016

Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad: 86 people were killed and 62 injured, with 15 missing after Boko Haram set fire to Dalori, near Maiduguri in Borno state. The past week also saw attacks in Chibok that left 13 dead and 30 injured. 40 civilians were reported dead after Cameroonian troops announced they were carrying out a search for BH militants in the area. In Cameroon, 52 people were killed in BH attacks in January. In Chad, two suicide bombings in Lac region left three dead and 56 wounded.

01 Feb 2016 description

Currently, the humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are seeking over $19.8 billion to meet the needs of 89.4 million people across 37 countries. The figures may increase in the course of 2016. As of 29 January, $50 million has been received for the appeals.

In January 2015, the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals required $16.4 billion to meet the needs of 57.5 million people across 22 countries.

The year ended with requirements at $19.9 billion, an increase of $3.5 billion, to meet the needs of 82 million people in 38 countries.

01 Feb 2016 description

In the Sahel, extreme poverty, fast-growing populations, climate change, recurrent food and nutrition crises, armed conflicts and insecurity are building up to a perfect storm threatening the lives of communities already living on the brink of crisis.

The region is one of the world’s climate change hotspots. Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, more frequent droughts and floods and land degradation threaten the livelihoods of a population in which the majority relies on agriculture for survival.

30 Jan 2016 description

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$20,026,000

19 Jan 2016 description

Nigeria: An outbreak of Lassa viral haemorrhagic fever was announced in Nigeria on 8 January. At least 140 suspected cases and 30 confirmed cases, including 53 deaths, have been reported in 14 states. The indicated case fatality rate stands at 37.9%.

Gambia: Almost 182,000 people (9% of the population) are severely food insecure after erratic rains caused drought and crop failure. Most affected regions are Upper River, West Coast, and Northern Bank.

19 Jan 2016 description

Key messages

  • The Sahel continues face a food and nutrition* crisis which is compounded by the erosion of people’s resilience due to the quick succession of the crises, the absence of basic services and the ramifications of conflicts in the region.

16 Jan 2016 description
report UN News Service

16 January 2016 – Welcoming positive political developments in West Africa, in particular the holding of peaceful elections in Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Côte-d'Ivoire, members of the UN Security Council stressed the importance of the upcoming elections in Niger, Benin, Cabo Verde, Ghana and The Gambia to be “free, fair, peaceful, inclusive and credible.”

07 Jan 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Les partenaires humanitaires cherchent deux milliards de dollars US pour financer l’aide au Sahel en 2016.

  • 4,5 millions de personnes déplacées au Sahel, un nombre qui a triplé en deux ans.

  • Environ 4,4 millions de personnes vivant dans le bassin du lac Tchad ont besoin d’une aide alimentaire d’urgence.

  • Près de 50 000 personnes ont été déplacées à la suite des violences survenues en RCA où les violations des droits de l’homme persistent.

05 Jan 2016 description

Lu par Mme Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, Envoyée spéciale du Secrétaire général pour le Sahel

Je remercie la République du Mali d’avoir organisé cette quatrième réunion de la Plateforme Ministérielle de coordination des stratégies Sahel, et salue les efforts entrepris par la présidence malienne et les partenaires régionaux et internationaux pour renforcer la coordination entre les diverses initiatives visant à améliorer les conditions de vie des populations du Sahel.

31 Dec 2015 description

As of 30 December, the funding gap of the 2015 UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$9.6 billion which means that 48 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.

During December, newly reported contributions to FTS totalled $736 million for humanitarian response: for response plans specifically, $81.7 million for Iraq, $80.6 million for Yemen, and $41.4 million for Niger. As reported to FTS by 30 December, over $1.7 billion of humanitarian funding remain in outstanding pledges (of which $404 million is allocated for the coordinated response plans).

29 Dec 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council informed me of the Council’s concurrence with my recommendation that the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) be extended until 31 December 2016, and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.

21 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian partners seek US$2 billion for Sahel response in 2016.

  • 4.5 million people displaced in the Sahel, a threefold increase in two years.

  • Around 4.4 million people in Lake Chad Basins need emergency food assistance

  • Almost 50,000 people have been displaced by recent violence in CAR, human rights violation continues.

  • Ebola resurfaces in Liberia. One dead and two recovered

Humanitarian partners seek US$2 billion for Sahel

18 Dec 2015 description

KEY POINTS

  • Good agro-pastoral production is expected in West Africa and the Sahel.

  • Some localized fodder deficits in the pastoral zone of Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Chad may lead to an early pastoral lean period.

17 Dec 2015 description
report ECOWAS

16 et 17 Décembre 2015, Abuja, République Fédérale du Nigeria

COMMUNIQUE FINAL