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26 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG announces additional $45 million for the Nigeria humanitarian response

  • More than 11,800 people relocate to Nigeria’s Banki town from Cameroon in May

  • WFP continues providing emergency food assistance to IDPs and refugees across the Lake Chad Basin Region

  • International donors contribute $24 million to the Nigerian Humanitarian Fund

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 May 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.

19 May 2017 description
report Oxfam

As famine takes hold in South Sudan and threatens to spread to northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen, world leaders must immediately step up to fully fund the United Nations’ appeal for $6.3 billion. Of this amount, $4.9 billion is urgently needed by July for critical assistance, including health, food, nutrition, and water. If lives are to be saved, humanitarian agencies must be able to rapidly scale up and access people in need.

19 May 2017 description

Over 10 million people across the Lake Chad Basin are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.1 Since 2014, CERF has provided nearly $147 million for life-saving humanitarian assistance to people affected by the conflict and deepening food crisis. With the support of CERF’s rapid response and underfunded emergency funds, humanitarian partners have been providing life-saving assistance and protection for the most vulnerable people – internally displaced, returnees, refugees and host population - affected by Boko Haram and military operations.

19 May 2017 description

OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

The changing nature of the conflict in Northeast Nigeria has resulted in widespread forced displacement, violations of international humanitarian and human rights law, severe protection concerns and a growing food and nutrition crisis of global proportion.

19 May 2017 description

The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), signed loan agreements with the Republics of: Côte d’Ivoire and Niger. The agreements were signed on the sidelines of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) 42nd Annual Meetings, that took place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, during the period 17-18 May 2017.

The mentioned loans extended by those agreements granted on highly concessional terms and in accordance with BADEA's Seven Five-Year-Plan (2015-2019), and are allocated as follows: -

1. The Republic of Côte D’Ivoire:

18 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An upsurge of violence has been reported in some areas in central Borno State and at the border between Niger and Nigeria. This increase in casualties hampers the provision of humanitarian assistance.

17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

17 May 2017 description
report CARE

La propagation des épidémies dans la région du lac Tchad associée à une augmentation du nombre de personnes touchées par la famine au Nigeria exige de trouver rapidement une solution politique à un conflit complexe et de mettre à disposition des fonds indispensables. Les bailleurs doivent respecter les engagements pris en février lors de la conférence d’Oslo et débloquer des fonds.

17 May 2017 description
report CARE

“Donors must stand by their commitments and release funds pledged at donor conference in Oslo in February”

Abuja, 17/05/2017. The outbreak of epidemics in the Lake Chad region coupled with a rising number of people experiencing severe hunger in Nigeria demands urgent attention to provide a political solution to the complex conflict and release much needed funds, urges CARE International.

16 May 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • L’estimation des personnes en crise alimentaire est passée de 748 000 à 1,3 million.

  • Epidémie de méningite au Niger : 3 000 cas dont 179 décès notifiés.

  • Epidémie d’hépatite E à Diffa : 403 cas dont 27 décès notifiés.

  • Hausse du nombre de migrants rentrant de la Libye observée depuis janvier 2017.

  • L’assistance humanitaire à Diffa a touché environ 257 000 personnes depuis janvier.

  • En 2017, environ 106 000 personnes sont à risque d’inondation

16 May 2017 description

Avant-propos

La politique belge en matière de développement international subit de profondes transformations.
Dans l’élan des Objectifs de développement durable, nous définissons dans de nombreux domaines une nouvelle approche et endossons un leadership international, avec pour mot d’ordre l’innovation.
La Belgique joue un rôle de premier plan dans le domaine de la numérisation et du développement. Sous son impulsion, l’Union européenne a décidé d’accorder désormais une place de choix aux technologies numériques dans le cadre de sa politique de développement.

16 May 2017 description
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Preface

The Belgian international development policy is undergoing a complete transformation. Under the impulse of the Sustainable Development Goals we opt in many different fields for a new approach and for international leadership. Innovation is the key word in this context.