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27 Jun 2016 description

(New York, 27 June 2016): The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in the world has soared to a record 130 million and US$16.1 billion is still required to help 95.4 million of the most vulnerable of them this year.

In December 2015, when UN and partners launched the 2016 Global Humanitarian Appeal, the aim was to provide humanitarian assistance to 86.6 million people and the requirements stood at $19.7 billion. This amount has now climbed to $21.6 billion.

27 Jun 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

  • Poverty, demographic pressure and recurrent shocks (droughts, floods, epidemics, and high food prices) are among the key causes of vulnerability amongst households and communities.

  • Insecurity in neighboring countries, notably Mali and Nigeria, has led to displacements to Niger. In addition, the country is experiencing internal displacement of people due to armed attacks by insurgents that have been occurring in Diffa since Feb 2015

24 Jun 2016 description

New displacements and movements of IDPs have been reported especially in Borno State where over 5,000 people moved from Bama, Gwoza, Marte, Mafa and eastern parts of the State into camps as a result of ongoing conflict between the military and Boko Haram. In Yobe State about 17,000 internally displaced persons are reported to have returned to their areas of origin in Gujba and Gulani local government areas, which are still hard to reach for humanitarian actors. The humanitarian community continues to advocate for all returns and movement to be voluntary, dignified and safe.

24 Jun 2016 description

Since February 2015, more than 115 security incidents have been recorded, leading to the displacement of more than 241,000 people in Diffa region. An upsurge of Boko Haram attacks has taken place since April 2016. In May and beginning of June, six Boko Haram attacks took place in the department of Bosso (including 2 against the IDP site and village of Yebi).

24 Jun 2016 description

The security situation in south-eastern Niger continues to deteriorate due to a growing number of attacks by Boko Haram. Since the first Boko Haram attack on the Nigerien territory in February 2015 to date, several other incursions have been reported in the region. These attacks have caused the internal displacement of thousands of people. As a consequence, the humanitarian needs in the region have increased, in a context characterized by limited resources for an adequate response and by localized access challenges.

23 Jun 2016 description

Quinquagénaire, père de dix enfants, Nassirou veut rester optimiste malgré un avenir incertain.Le visage un peu ridé et la tête entièrement parsemée de cheveux blancs ne reflètent point son âge mais les vicissitudes de la vie qu’il mène maintenant. Après avoir passé 30 de ses plus belles années à Diffa, afin de protéger sa famille des attaques de Boko Haram, Nassirou a été obligé de regagner Zinder, sa ville natale, où il est désormais devenu un étranger.

18 Jun 2016 description

Du Niger à l’Algérie en passant par l’Arabie Saoudite, Mounirou a tenté plusieurs fois de quitter le pays mais à chaque fois, il a été forcé de revenir chez lui, à Kantché dans la région de Zinder. Voici l’histoire de ses rapatriements à répétition.

17 Jun 2016 description

2016 REQUIREMENTS 316 million
FUNDING (1) 92 million
UNMET REQUIREMENTS 224 million

15 Jun 2016 description

TCHAD

TAUX DE MALNUTRITION SÉVÈRE ÉLEVÉ PARMI LES DÉPLACÉS

Le taux de malnutrition aiguë sévère a atteint 4,63% dans 16 sites de déplacement dans la région ouest du Lac – un taux largement supérieur au seuil d’urgence de 2% - selon le résultat d'un exercice de dépistage effectué en mai par le PAM sur 1 511 enfants. Le traitement de la malnutrition est en cours, avec 8 116 admissions enregistrées entre janvier et avril.

GHANA

DE FORTES PLUIES PROVOQUENT DES INONDATIONS

15 Jun 2016 description

CHAD

SEVERE MALNUTRITION HIGH AMONG DISPLACED

The rate of severe acute malnutrition has reached 4.63 per cent in 16 displacement sites in the western Lac region - more than double the two-per cent emergency threshold - according to the outcome of a screening exercise carried out in May by WFP on 1,511 children. Treatment for malnutrition is ongoing, with 8,116 admissions registered between January and April.

GHANA

HEAVY RAINS UNLEASH FLOODS

09 Jun 2016 description

• The recent attacks inYebi (May 31) and Bosso (3 June) have displaced tens of thousands of people towards safer area on the axis BossoKitchandji and Bosso-GagamGueskerou-Diffa.

• No official figures on the total number of displaced people are available.

• Many displaced people are hosted by local families while others have settled in public buildings (schools, markets etc.), or in the open along the national road or in the bush.