- WFP Mali Regional Crisis Situation Report #1, 25 Mar 2015
- FEWS NET Mise à jour sur la sécurité alimentaire, mars 2015
- OCHA: Niger (Région de Diffa) Rapport de situation No. 12 (20 mars 2015) FR/EN
Latest Funding Information
- 2015 Plan de réponse stratégique Niger - Janvier 2015
- Nigeria Situation Emergency Response Jan-Dec 2015, Supplementary Appeal 2015
Snapshot 25–31 March 2015
Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.
The Nigerien Government launched an emergency plan1 of 45 billion CFA francs (about US$72 million)2 to respond to Diffa’s humanitarian crisis. The plan targets 363,200 people between 25 March and 31 December 2015.
Regional authorities and humanitarian actors conducted a rapid needs assessment following last month’s attacks in Bosso and Diffa. Food and water are urgently needed.
On 24 February, the Government placed the state of emergency in Diffa region on hold for three months.
World Vision created a resource center for hand pump maintenance in 2011 to overcome the recurring spare parts accessibility problem in Dan Goulbi municipality located in Kornaka West ADP. Today the center has repair artisans organized in network that work in collaboration with the municipality.
United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has approved US$28 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving relief work for people fleeing violence in Nigeria.
Snapshot 18-24 March 2015
Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.
Suite à la récente extension du conflit du nord-est Nigéria au Niger, d’importants mouvements de populations ont été constatés dans la région de Diffa au Niger.
Description of the disaster
Le gouvernement du Niger a lancé un nouveau plan d’urgence1 d’environ 45 milliards de FCFA (environ 72 millions USD)2 pour la réponse à la crise humanitaire à Diffa.Ce plan cible 363 620 personnes pour la période allant du 15 mars au 31 décembre 2015.
The British Red Cross has pledged more than half a million pounds to help people caught up in a growing and underreported crisis in Africa. Countries across the Sahel, an area stretching from Eritrea on the Red Sea to Senegal on the Atlantic coast, are experiencing acute food shortages brought on by the late onset of rains. Estimates suggest that more than 24 million people are affected. The situation is further compounded by separate conflicts in Nigeria, Central African Republic and Mali.
Background to the crisis
(New York, 19 March 2015) – United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has approved US$28 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving relief work for people fleeing violence in Nigeria.
More than 1.2 million Nigerians have been driven from their homes as a result of Boko Haram-related violence which escalated dramatically since the start of 2015. Over 150,000 people have fled to neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger, putting a further strain on some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.
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En plus de la malnutrition et de l’insécuité alimentaire récurrentes, le Niger fait également face aux défis liés aux épidémies et aux inondations. Les flux de populations fuyant les violences causées notamment par le groupe armé Boko Haram au Nigéria voisin, auxquels s’ajoutent les réfugiés maliens vivant toujours dans les camps, ainsi que les migrants et déplacés internes, viennent augmenter les besoins humanitaires, nécessitant une action urgente.
3.4 millions de personnes ont actuellement besoin d’une assistance humanitaire.
Snapshot 11–17 March 2015
Vanuatu: 24 people are confirmed dead so far after Tropical Cyclone Pam hit on 13 March. Shefa, Tafea, Malampa, and Penama are among the worst affected provinces. Access challenges are significant.
Cameroon: The number of people internally displaced in the north has almost doubled since 10 February, to 117,000. This brings the number of displaced in Cameroon to an estimated 412,700, including 66,000 fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria and the rest from the Central African Republic.
A call for national and regional containment, recovery and prevention
West African nations that experienced low or zero incidence of Ebola have already been affected by the Ebola crisis because of their deep connections with the three most affected countries.
“The consequences of Ebola are vast,” said Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, the Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa. “Stigma and risk aversion have caused considerable amounts of damage, shutting down borders and indirectly affecting the economies of a large number of countries in the sub-region”.
The ICRC's head of operations for North and West Africa, Yasmine Praz Dessimoz, is in Washington D.C. this week for talks with officials about the worrying humanitarian situation in Nigeria and neighboring countries. Here's an update on the ICRC's concerns and what we're doing to address the increasing needs of hundreds of thousands of people fleeing violence in the region.
Land Rover today announced a three year partnership with the Irish Red Cross, helping to bring safe drinking water to regions of Niger affected by drought and failed harvests.
The partnership has already seen great success with the first Land Rover funded water tower completed in November 2014, benefiting 3,000 people in the village of Tchimattan, plus thousands more from communities in the surrounding Tanout region. A further two towers will be built over the course of the partnership, aiming to reach more than 12,000 beneficiaries in total.
La violence qui sévit au Nigéria tue et force des centaines de milliers de personnes à fuir leur pays ; de plus, elle déborde dans les pays voisins, le Tchad, le Niger et le Cameroun, où la situation humanitaire se détériore également. Dans toute la région du lac Tchad, le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) distribue aux personnes déplacées des vivres et des articles ménagers de première nécessité, et aide les structures médicales à faire face à l'afflux de blessés.
Iraq: 26,000 people have fled fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi security forces in Tikrit for Samarra. Food, shelter, health and WASH needs are priorities. More than 100 families have arrived in Al Dour, located between Tikrit and Samarra, and thousands have fled to central and southern governorates.
South Sudan: Heavy fighting between government and opposition was reported in Upper Nile state, and government troops took control of Wadakona town. Many civilians are reported trapped. Peace talks have collapsed.
Violence in Nigeria is not only claiming lives and forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes in the country itself; it is spilling over into neighbouring Chad, Niger and Cameroon, where the humanitarian situation is also deteriorating. Across the Lake Chad region, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is providing displaced people with food and household essentials and helping medical facilities to cope with the influx of casualties.