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27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

25 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Since mid-July, several Boko Haram attacks, as well as preventive evacuation of civilians by Chadian Army, have caused massive displacement of populations in Lake Chad Region. Additional evacuations from the 65 islands have been announced. In July, 21,600 newly displaced people spontaneously settled on 13 small sites in Bagasola, Bol and its surrounding villages. These families are in immediate need of Shelter, NFIs, Food and WASH assistance.

25 Aug 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.

25 Aug 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • La situation sécuritaire semble s’être stabilisée par rapport aux semaines antérieures.

  • Distribution des articles ménagers essentiels (AME) pour 3.428 ménages soit 10.317 déplacés tchadiens dans la ville de Bol et ses environs.

25 Aug 2015 description

De 2011 à 2015, un total de 1,7 milliard de dollars a été requis pour l‘action humanitaire au Niger à travers le Plan de Réponse Stratégique (CAP/SRP). Un total de 1,4 milliard de dollars a été mobilisé, soit un taux de financement de 82 pour cent.

24 Aug 2015 description

Key Findings

Scope and scale of crisis

Borno, Yobe and Adamawa state are most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. The northeastern states are hosting the majority of IDPs. 1.3 million IDPs are in Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, and Yobe states. The entire resident population of these states (16 million) are considered affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.
Humanitarian needs are severe and access is limited, particularly in Borno state.

Priorities for humanitarian intervention

21 Aug 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

LONDON, Aug 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Around 40,000 people have fled their homes in Chad in the past two weeks following attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, according to an aid agency, as the insurgency stokes an escalating humanitarian crisis in the region around Lake Chad.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said many of the displaced people have gathered in makeshift camps where its staff were treating patients with diarrhoea, malaria and respiratory infections, as well as malnourished children.''

21 Aug 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • 41 000 nouveaux déplacés internes dans la région du Lac entre le 21 juillet et le 21 août 2015, portant le nombre total de réfugiés, déplacés internes et retournés à plus de 75 000 personnes dans la région depuis janvier 2015.

  • La situation est extrêmement volatile. Les sites spontanés de déplacés internes se sont multipliés depuis une semaine alors que des attaques sporadiques continuent d’avoir lieu sur les îles, notamment à Kadjirom, près de Tchoukoutalia le 13 août dernier (cinq personnes égorgées).

21 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Boko Haram attacks increase significantly across Lake Chad basin

  • New Nigerian president tasks military with defeating Boko Haram in three-months

  • Nearly 1.4 million people remain displaced in northeastern Nigeria

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Aug 2015 description

Interview with Ahmad Samro, MSF's Project Manager in Niger

Nearly 28,000 people have recently taken refuge in the Diffa region in Niger after fleeing attacks by Boko Haram. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is expanding its medical activities and is taking measures to improve the health situation in the two newest settlements. Ahmad Samro, project manager for MSF, describes the situation in Diffa.

What are the living conditions like for those who have recently arrived in the Diffa region?

21 Aug 2015 description

Since May 2013, violent insurgencies by Boko Haram have led to widespread displacement and an escalating humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region. According to UNHCR figures, nearly 1.4 million people have been internally displaced in north-east Nigeria alone, and approximately 170,000 people have fled to neighbouring Cameroon (56,000), Chad (14,000) and Niger (100,000). At least 1,300 people have died so far this year.

20 Aug 2015 description

Ajman, 19th August, 2015 (WAM) – Human Appeal International (HAI) announced that it had commissioned a fresh water station in Magaria Department of Zinder region in Niger.

Abdullah Al Awadi, Assistant HAI Secretary-General for Administrative and Financial Affairs, said during the inauguration ceremony that the AED282,000 project will benefit 1,000 people, mostly women, children, the elderly and the disabled.

''We were keen to operate the station with solar power as part of our commitment to sustainability standards,'' he added.

20 Aug 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Evacuation de 8 staffs HCR non essentiel du bureau Bagasola suite à la situation de sécurité dans la région du Lac.

  • Les incidents qui se sont produits depuis quelques semaines dans la région, conduisent les populations de plusieurs villages et îles du Lac, à s’orienter vers les villes et endroits plus sûrs sur la terre ferme.

  • Une mission de monitoring de protection a eu lieu dans certains localités du Lac ayant identifié enregistré des 192 exactions dont le Boko Haram c’est l’acteur présumé de 44%

19 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

  • The withdrawal of the Niger-Chadian forces in the northern area of Nigeria has also caused mass movement of people in Niger.

  • The state of emergency is still activated and thus the circulation restrictions on motored vehicles between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

18 Aug 2015 description

Introduction

The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa is unprecedented in its scale, severity, and complexity. More than 23,200 people have been infected by 15 February 2015, resulting in over 9,300 deaths. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are still affected by this outbreak, and are struggling to control the epidemic against a backdrop of extreme poverty, weak health systems and social customs that make breaking human-to-human transmission difficult.

18 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The security situation in Nigeria has been steadily deteriorating in the past weeks. Hundreds of deaths have resulted from attacks that took place after a brief respite during the elections. Conditions in IDP sites are rapidly becoming dire, with urgent needs unmet in the WASH, education, health and shelter sectors.

18 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 12 August –18 August 2015

Yemen: The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. 1.4 million people have become displaced since conflict escalated in March – a 12% increase since early July. Fuel shortages and access issues continue to affect provision of health services. 23% of Yemen’s health facilities are either partially funtional or non-functional.