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02 Mar 2015 description

Key messages

  • While several elections will take place in 2015, the region is experiencing a mix of progress and setbacks, with encouraging transition in Burkina Faso occurring on the back of an alleged coup attempt in Gambia and the escalation of violence in Nigeria.

  • The region has demonstrated a certain degree of resilience towards the economic impact from Ebola outbreak and falling commodity prices. Such impacts have been mitigated and offset by the increasing diversification of West African economies.

25 Feb 2015 description

Cote D’Ivoire
IDPs Begin to Return Home
Displaced populations in the country’s western Olodio locality and other areas are gradually returning to their villages despite lingering insecurity. Some 3,000 people fled their homes following armed attacks on Dahioké, Grabo and Irato areas in January. Humanitarian actors are assessing the possibility of food distributions in communities of return.

24 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 February 2015

Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.

24 Feb 2015 description

Why an assessment of the right to food in West Africa?

19 Feb 2015 description

Epidemic prone diseases remain to be serious public health threats to Mem- ber States in the African region. In response to these threats, Member States through the adoption and implementation of the Integrated Diseases Surveil- lance and Response Strategy and the International Health Regulations, con- tinue to strengthen their public health emergency response systems and struc- tures. In this issue, a summary of acute public health events that occurred dur- ing the course of 2014 is provided

In this issue:

17 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 11–17 February 2015

Myanmar: Fighting between the Myanmar army and the MNDAA, an insurgent group in the Kokang area of Shan state, displaced tens of thousands of people. Some fled into central Myanmar, while between 30,000 and 50,000 are thought to have crossed into Nansan, Yunnan province, China.

16 Feb 2015 description

Bruxelles, 16 février 2015

En 2015, l'Union européenne fournira 156 millions d'euros d'aide humanitaire à la région du Sahel, où près de 20 millions d'êtres humains ignorent d'où viendra leur prochain repas et où plus de cinq millions d'enfants souffrent de malnutrition aiguë. Le Royaume-Uni contribue à hauteur de 45 millions d'euros à ce financement de l'Union européenne en faveur du Sahel, qui doit permettre de relever les défis humanitaires dans la région.

16 Feb 2015 description

Summary: 16 February 2015, Brussels - EU boosts humanitarian aid to €156 million in 2015 to meet the increasing needs in the Sahel region

The European Union will give €156 million in humanitarian funding in 2015 to the Sahel region, where close to 20 million people don't know where their next meal will come from and more than 5 million children suffer from acute malnutrition. The UK is contributing to the European Union's funding for the Sahel with €45 million to respond to the humanitarian challenges in the region.

16 Feb 2015 description

(Dakar, 16 Février 2015) : Robert Piper, le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies et Coordonnateur Humanitaire Régional pour le Sahel a présenté aujourd’hui à Dakar l'appel de fonds humanitaire pour le Sahel pour 2015. Le plan cherche à mobiliser 1,96 milliards de dollars pour fournir une assistance humanitaire vitale à des millions de personnes affectées par les crises au Burkina Faso, au Cameroun, en Gambie, au Mali, en Mauritanie, au Niger, au Nigéria, au Tchad, et au Sénégal.

16 Feb 2015 description

(Dakar, 16 February 2015): Robert Piper, the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel presented the Sahel humanitarian appeal for 2015 in Dakar today. The plan calls for US$1.96 billion to bring vital assistance to millions of people affected by crises in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

16 Feb 2015 description

Escalating violence is a worrying pattern that threatens hard-won gains in curbing the trend of growing needs in the Sahel. Conflicts and insecurity in northeast Nigeria, Mali and the Central African Republic create more suffering for communities that are already amongst the world’s poorest.

Sahel: A call for humanitarian aid - Responding to the needs of people affected by crises in the Sahel

13 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • 20.4 million people in the Sahel are food insecure, down from last year’s high of 25 million people.

  • Over one million people have been displaced and 6,400 killed by the conflict in Northeast Nigeria in 2014.

  • Over 717,000 people have been displaced due to the CAR crisis, 442,000 internally. The IDP caseload has halved since the peak of the crisis.

12 Feb 2015 description

Le nouveau numéro de L’Observatoire de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, une publication de La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) vient de paraître.

Le rapport présente les dernières évolutions politiques, économiques et sociales en Afrique de l’Ouest. La section « profils pays » offre un focus sur le Bénin, le Burkina Faso, le Cabo Verde, la Gambie, le Ghana, la Guinée-Bissau, le Libéria, le Mali, le Niger, le Nigeria, la Sierra Leone et le Togo.

12 Feb 2015 description
  • 20,4 MILLIONS DE PERSONNES EN INSÉCURITÉ ALIMENTAIRE

  • 5,8 MILLIONS D’ENFANTS SOUFFRANT DE MALNUTRITION AIGÜE

  • 2,8 MILLIONS DE PERSONNES DÉPLACÉES

Aperçu de la situation

Une situation préoccupante persiste pour quelque 20 millions de personnes au Sahel. Les conflits récurrents, les conditions climatiques imprévisibles, les épidémies et d’autres chocs continuent d’affaiblir la résilience des ménages d’une région qui souffre toujours d’insécurité alimentaire et de malnutrition chroniques.

12 Feb 2015 description
  • 20.4 MILLION FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE

  • 5.8 MILLION ACUTELY MALNOURISHED

  • 2.8 MILLION PEOPLE DISPLACED

Situation Overview

Grave concerns persist for some 20 million people in the Sahel. Recurrent conflict, erratic weather patterns, epidemics and other shocks continue to weaken the resilience of households across a region still suffering chronic levels of food insecurity and malnutrition.