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26 Aug 2016 description
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  • The Diffa region continues to be affected by the Nigeria crises, with 6 attacks in July. Attacks included the looting of a WFP warehouse, an ambush to army patrol killing 5 soldiers and a major attack at the end of July to two villages on Lake Chad islands, with over 90 civilians estimated to have been executed and over 10 reported kidnapped.

26 Aug 2016 description

In early August, heavy rains in the Tahoua district of Niger caused severe flooding, killing one person, washing away over 500 houses, and leaving 1,940 households in a dire situation. Many homeless families have been left sheltering in public buildings, some in need of medical attention and most worried about their future.

23 Aug 2016 description

Most West African countries are now in the middle or second half of the rainy season. The seasonal forecast of the African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD), indicating the likelihood of above-average rains in parts of the central Sahel, has so far proven accurate. Mali, Burkina Faso and western Niger have received abundant rainfalls. The overall impact of flooding due to these rains can be described as average by annual comparison over the last 5-10 years. Western Niger so far has been most affected area.

19 Aug 2016 description
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  1. The African Public Health Emergency Fund (APHEF or the Fund) was established by the Regional Committee in 2012 with the aim of providing catalytic resources for initiating timely responses to public health emergencies. Ever since, commitments have been made at every subsequent Regional Committee session to improve the functionality of this solidarity fund.

19 Aug 2016 description

Heavy rains expected to further increase risk of flooding in West and East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. The persistence of above-average rainfall continues to increase both short-term and long-term rainfall surpluses and trigger flooding throughout many areas in Sudan, South Sudan and western Ethiopia. Above-average rainfall is forecast to continue over the region, further worsening the potential for flooding over many downstream areas of eastern Sudan during the next week.

16 Aug 2016 description
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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.


16 Aug 2016 description



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.



16 Aug 2016 description

What is La Niña?

La Niña is the cooling of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every three to five years, lasting from six to 24 months. On average, half of El Niño events are followed by a La Niña, which typically affects global climate patterns in the opposite way El Niño does. The intensity of the La Niña climatic phenomenon generally peaks between October and January

Purpose of this report

13 Aug 2016 description

Boko Haram conflict continues to drive Emergency food insecurity in Lake Chad Region

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12 Aug 2016 description

Flooding risks remain over East and West Africa, while Central America remains drier than normal

Africa Weather Hazards

12 Aug 2016 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Friday 8/12/2016 - 16:53 GMT

At least 14 people have died in flooding in Niger since June with more than 46,000 left homeless after heavy rains, especially in arid desert regions, the government said Friday.

The figures update a previous toll given by the United Nations at the end of July, of 11 dead and 30,000 homeless.

Most of the victims and damage has been in the desert areas of Tahoua, in the west, and Agadez in the north.

12 Aug 2016 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | vendredi 12/08/2016 - 13:37 GMT

Au moins quatorze personnes sont mortes et plus de 46.000 autres ont été déclarées sans-abri depuis juin au Niger, après des inondations catastrophiques provoquées par de fortes pluies, particulièrement dans des zones situées en plein désert, selon un nouveau bilan du gouvernement publié vendredi.

"Les inondations enregistrées dans plusieurs localités du pays ont entraîné quatorze décès, 5 blessés et 46.296 sinistrés", précise un communiqué du gouvernement nigérien lu à la télévision officielle.

09 Aug 2016 description



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



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.


06 Aug 2016 description

The passage of Tropical Storm EARL expected to partially mitigate dryness over Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Consistent and aboveaverage rain over the past few weeks has led to moisture surpluses throughout much of Eastern Africa. Torrential rain is forecast to continue over western Sudan and the highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, likely to elevate the River Nile and Al Gash River levels further and potentially resulting in flooding over many areas of Sudan during the next week.

05 Aug 2016 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | vendredi 05/08/2016 - 16:14 GMT

L'Autorité du bassin du fleuve Niger a lancé vendredi une alerte sur des risques d'inondations au Bénin, au Nigeria et au Niger, où un affluent de ce fleuve a même atteint fin juillet un niveau record jamais vu depuis 1957.

Le Niger, le Bénin et le Nigeria sont tous trois traversées par le fleuve Niger qui a amorcé des crues.

04 Aug 2016 description

The El Niño 2015-16 in the Context of Past El Niños

The 2015/16 El Niño Event

An El Niño event was officially declared in March 2015, gaining in intensity until it reached its peak in December 2015. The event came to an end in May 2016, becoming one the strongest on record, together with the El Niños of 1982-83 and 1997-98.

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


  • Attack on humanitarian convoy

  • Disease risk increases with rainy season

  • Partnership with NGOs and government offices for community engagement forges ahead


No. people in need of humanitarian assistance. 7 m

No. IDPs 2.4 m

No. of people in Borno and Yobe States in need of urgent food assistance 800,000

No. malnourished children 244,000

No. Nigerian refugees 155,000

No. returned IDPs and refugees to Adamawa and Borno 663,500

03 Aug 2016 description



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.