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24 Mar 2017 description
report Médecins du Monde

We are on the precipice of another humanitarian crisis. The famine that is raging in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen is threatening the lives of millions of people. The crisis is urgent, complex and vast. Without swift action, alarming food shortages in Ethiopia, Chad, Kenya, Uganda, and Niger, could also spiral into crisis.

23 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

600 Mauritanian refugees who expressed their interest in being naturalised have their file being handled by a legal consulting company that supports the naturalization process

50 Protection incidents have been reported in north and central regions of Mali since January 2017

FUNDING

USD 40 million requested for the operation

PRIORITIES

17 Mar 2017 description
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Background & Context:

Damasak is the head town of Mobbar LGA, in the North-East Nigerian, state of Borno. It is located near the confluence of the Yobe River and Komadugu Gana River, adjoining the border with Niger 34km from Diffa in Niger and 3km between Damasak and the border with Niger.

17 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG partners continue response to Critical and Extreme Critical levels of malnutrition in northeastern Nigeria

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches more than 1 million people in northeastern Nigeria with emergency food assistance in February

  • Conflict displaces nearly 9,100 people in Borno between February 24 and March 14

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

15 Mar 2017 description

In the Lake Chad Region, that includes part of Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad, attacks by Boko Haram have uprooted and displaced 2.3 million people to date. Violence, combined with chronic drought, cholera and poverty have created one of the most complex and severe humanitarian crises in today’s world.

14 Mar 2017 description

Vienna, Austria, March 14, 2017. Over 15 partner countries stand to benefit from the latest round of financing, totaling nearly US$190m, which was approved at the 158th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID). The public sector loans, which total US$106m, will support the following projects/programs:

Country: Bolivia

Project

10 Mar 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

• 271 millions de dollars recherchés à travers le Plan de Réponse Humanitaire.

• Le déficit fourrager affecte la scolarisation de 33 000 élèves.

• Environ 12 millions dollars à mobiliser pour la lutte contre la méningite.

• Besoins urgents en eau, hygiène et assainissement à Diffa.

• Acquisition d’un nouvel avion humanitaire.

271 millions de dollars recherchés cette année

09 Mar 2017 description

"Day-to-day survival remains an existential struggle"

By Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, March 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Boko Haram's insurgency in northeastern Nigeria and around Lake Chad has uprooted more than 2.4 million people and left some 10.7 million in need of aid in a humanitarian catastrophe considered to be one of the world's most neglected crises.

International donors at a conference in Norway last month pledged $672 million in new money for the Lake Chad region for the next three years.

08 Mar 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • More than 4,500 people are displaced by Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria’s Chibok locality in Borno state.

  • Military operations displaced almost 15,000 people between 27 January and 10 February in the northeast of Nigeria.

  • WFP is scaling up assistance through cash transfers and voucher distributions to provide affected communities in Chad with sustainable solutions.

08 Mar 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Humanitarian planning for 2016 estimated that 4.3 million people would be in need of humanitarian assistance of whom 1.5 million were targeted to receive assistance. This highlights the acute vulnerability in the country. In 2017 humanitarian planning identifies 4.7 million people in need of whom 2.6 million are targeted to receive assistance which indicates persisting vulnerabilities in the country.

03 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 170 organizations from 40 countries represented at Lake Chad Basin humanitarian conference held in Oslo

  • Insecurity continues to hinder the delivery of humanitarian aid and contribute to worsening food insecurity

  • USG partners provide emergency food, health, and other life-saving assistance to conflict-affected populations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

01 Mar 2017 description

Contexte actuel

La planification humanitaire pour 2016 prévoyait 4,3 millions de personnes dans le besoin dont 1,5 million ciblées pour une assistance humanitaire, reflétant des niveaux élevés de vulnérabilité dans tout le pays. La planification 2017 prévoit 4,7 millions de personnes dans le besoin dont 2,6 millions ciblées pour une assistance humanitaire, ce qui indique une persistance des vulnérabilités dans le pays.

28 Feb 2017 description

WHY

In the Sahel, food and nutrition crises and their aftershocks affect millions of vulnerable people every year. People’s access to basic social services is restricted and their livelihoods have been eroded, limiting their ability to be resilient to shocks. The situation results in a prolonged state of emergency, with alarming numbers of people under nourished or food insecure.

27 Feb 2017 description

It is one of the largest humanitarian crises of the present day: millions of displaced persons and refugees who are urgently in need of assistance are living in the Lake Chad region. Germany is making available 120 million euros in financial assistance and, as co-host of a donor conference in Oslo, mobilised additional international support on Friday (24 February).

24 Feb 2017 description

The Danish government is donating DKK 20 million towards Unicef’s efforts to help children and former child soldiers who have fled the terrorist movement Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. Boko Haram has forced 2.2 million people from their homes. The 20 million Danish Kroner donation to Unicef will be announced today at a donor conference in Oslo on the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and the region around Lake Chad.

The Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs says:

24 Feb 2017 description

We have a humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Region which is truly massive: a staggering 10.7 million people need immediate humanitarian assistance – that is twice the population of Norway as a whole – and who urgently need life-saving relief and protection tonight. And 8.5 million of that 10.7 million are in north-eastern Nigeria around the epicenter of Maiduguri.

23 Feb 2017 description
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Highlights of Humanitarian Operations in 2016
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Regional Funding Overview

2016 saw a significant scale-up in the response across the worst-hit areas of the Lake Chad region. Owing to the support of donors and collective efforts by Governments, UN agencies and non-governmental organisations, children were rescued from malnutrition, vaccinated against life-threatening diseases and able to access education. Families on the move were sheltered and provided with help. Communities were assisted with food or livelihoods to avoid hunger.

ACROSS THE LAKE CHAD REGION