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01 Jul 2015 description

CHAD
11 KILLED IN POLICE RAID

On 29 June, 11 people (five police officers and six suspected insurgents) were killed during a police operation against suspected Boko Haram elements in N’Djamena. Police seized several suicide belts and other explosive devices. The operation comes two weeks after twin attacks targeting police offices in the capital killed 34 people. Separately, in a controlled explosion, police destroyed a vehicle laden with explosives in N’Djamena’s central market.

SECURITY MEASURES TIGHTENED AFTER ATTACKS

30 Jun 2015 description
report IRIN

Niamey/Dakar , 30 juin 2015 (IRIN) - En novembre dernier, des membres de Boko Haram sont arrivés chez Fanna Liman Mustafa, 25 ans, et ont incendié sa maison de Baga, dans le nord-est du Nigeria. Elle a décidé de fuir au Niger avec ses quatre enfants. Le destin a voulu qu'elle ait de la chance : les militants islamistes sont revenus au mois de janvier et ont massacré des centaines, voire des milliers de civils.

30 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 24–30 June 2015

Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.

South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

29 Jun 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

 3,5 millions de personnes sont actuellement déplacées dans le Sahel, soit deux fois plus qu’en février 2014.

  • Mise à jour sur les déplacements les autres crises au Cameroun.

  • Une radio communautaire en République Centrafricaine contribue à favoriser l'harmonie dans le pays

  • L’épidémie d'Ebola déclarée terminée au Libéria

29 Jun 2015 description
report IRIN

By Boureima Balima and Jennifer Lazuta

26 Jun 2015 description

Today, the AFD, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation signed an innovative partnership worth €100 million at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, in the presence of Minister Laurent Fabius and Minister of State for Development and Francophony, Annick Girardin. The partnership aims to increase vaccine coverage in six French-speaking countries of the Sahel region: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Chad.

26 Jun 2015 description

L'AFD, Gavi, l’Alliance du Vaccin et la Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates ont signé aujourd’hui, au Quai d’Orsay, en présence de Laurent Fabius, ministre des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international et d'Annick Girardin, secrétaire d’Etat au Développement et à la Francophonie, un partenariat innovant d’un montant de 100 M€, destiné à accroitre la couverture vaccinale dans six pays francophones de la zone sahélienne : le Burkina Faso, le Mali, la Mauritanie, le Niger, le Sénégal et le Tchad.

25 Jun 2015 description

Since the Boko Haram attacks intensified in 2013, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced across the region. These populations are now refugees in Chad, Niger and Cameroon. Humanitarian aid has been slow in arriving as it is difficult to localize displaced people, assess their needs and intervene in safe conditions.

An alarming situation

24 Jun 2015 description

2014 SAHEL STRATEGY

In 2014, humanitarian action in the Sahel was guided by the 2014-2016 Sahel Regional Strategic Response Plan (SRP), which provides a framework for the coordinated and integrated delivery of assistance to people facing emergencies in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and The Gambia.

24 Jun 2015 description
report IRIN

OUAGADOUGOU, 24 juin 2015 (IRIN) - Naba Guigma, de la province burkinabée de Boulkiemdé, au sud-ouest de la capitale, Ouagadougou, a vu avec désespoir ses pintades et ses poulets mourir les uns après les autres. À l'instar de plusieurs autres millions d'éleveurs de volailles en Afrique de l'Ouest, il a perdu sa seule source de revenus et est acculé à la ruine.

« Au départ, on a pensé qu'il s'agissait du [virus] de Newcastle, une maladie fréquente chez la volaille, et on s'est dépêché de vendre quelques animaux », a dit M. Guigma à IRIN.

24 Jun 2015 description
report Kimse Yok Mu

Despite the significant decrease in the number of people who die from easily preventable diseases, third world countries are still plagued by diseases which can be cured cost-effectively. Our organization focuses on three different highly efficient strategies to save lives and help communities escape from the vicious cycle they are in. The categories under which we operate are cataract surgeries, hospital construction & administration and health scan programs.

23 Jun 2015 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFICAINE (RCA)
DATES ARRÊTÉES POUR LES ÉLECTIONS

L'Autorité nationale des élections (ANE) a annoncé la tenue des élections présidentielle et législatives pour le 18 octobre prochain, et un éventuel second tour le 22 novembre. Le recensement électoral devant durer un mois débutera le 27 juin. Ces élections visent à remettre de l’ordre dans le pays suite à l’expulsion en mars 2013 du président François Bozizé.

LE NOMBRE DE DÉPLACÉS CHUTE EN DESSOUS DE 400 000

23 Jun 2015 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
DATE SET FOR ELECTIONS

The National Elections Authority announced that presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on 18 October, and a second round, if necessary, on 22 November. A monthlong electoral census will start on 27 June to draw up a new voters roll. The elections are hoped to help restore order following the conflict triggered by the March 2013 ouster of president François Bozizé.

IDP NUMBER DROPS BELOW 400,000

23 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 17–23 June 2015

Yemen: 2.3 million more people are food insecure than in March – the total is now at 12.9 million people. 279 children have been killed and 402 injured in the conflict, out of almost 2,600 total deaths and 11,000 injured. 53 health facilities have been damaged. Peace talks have ended with no agreement.

22 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 17 mai 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (AOC) a enregistré environ 8787 cas et 170 décès (Let. = 1.9%) de choléra dans 6 pays (Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire, R.D. Congo, Ghana, Niger,
Nigeria, et Togo).

22 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Nigeria, the security situation in the North East has not improved, with 11 insurgent attacks recorded in the last week. Despite successive gains by military forces in the region, the insurgency is growing in intensity.

  • On 10 June, UNHCR Nigeria unveiled its ‘Guma Shelter Project’, a flagship project consisting of 100 low-cost bungalows made available for 200 vulnerable IDP families, aimed at supporting them in a sustainable manner.

20 Jun 2015 description

Key messages

  • Humanitarian needs in Niger continue to be immense as a result of lasting food insecurity, high child malnutrition and the displacement of people who fled conflict in neighbouring Mali and Nigeria.

  • The situation has further deteriorated after February 2015, with the conflict in Nigeria spilling over and increasing the number of displaced and refugee populations in the Diffa region.

20 Jun 2015 description

Due to the conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian army and recurrent insurgency attacks on civilians living in Borno State, north-east Nigeria, thousands of people are regularly fleeing their homes in search of safety.

19 Jun 2015 description

Introduction

During the 2015 Strategic Response Plan (SRP), The Sahel output indicators were defined in consultation with the regional sector focal points to provide a standard measure of performance for the Sahel. Country Cluster focal points provided their annual targets for each country and started to report on their cluster achievements for each of the output indicators on a monthly basis.