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22 Jul 2016 description

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, Somalia and countries in the Lake Chad basin is worsening due to the effects of El Nino and conflict in the region.

Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide a further $17.5 million to support people suffering from severe hunger and malnutrition, and those displaced from their homes and in need of protection from conflict.

20 Jul 2016 description

Ce bulletin a été publié par OCHA en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Le prochain bulletin sera publié aux environs du 31 juillet 2016.

Faits saillants régionaux

  • Des niveaux d’urgence en matière de malnutrition aiguë sévère (MAS) et des conditions proches de la famine ont pu être constatés dans l’État de Borno, et en particulier dans 15 camps satellites où vivent quelque 275 000 personnes, et ce, en raison de l’amélioration récente de l’accès humanitaire.

18 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Turkey: Procurement of 2,000 NFIs kits containing 1,000 polar fleece clothes and 1,000 underclothes was finalized and handed over to the Turkish Coast Guards Aegean Reginal Command for rescued migrants, during the reporting period. IOM also provided insulation materials for the 12 tarpaulin tents in reception areas in Turkish Coast Guards’ premises in preparation for the summer.

17 Jul 2016 description

(N’Djamena, 16 July 2016): At the end of a visit to the Lake Chad Basin countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration of the US Department of State, Ms. Anne Richard, and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Mr. Christos Stylianides, as well as UN Assistant Secretary-General Toby Lanzer, called on the international donor community to increase their financial support for populations affected by violence.

17 Jul 2016 description

(N’Djamena, 16 juillet 2016) : A la fin d’une visite dans les pays du bassin du lac Tchad (Cameroun, Tchad et Niger), la Sous-Secrétaire d’Etat pour la population, les réfugiés et la migration du Département d’Etat américain, Mme. Anne C. Richard, et le Commissaire européen chargé de l’aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises, M. Christos Stylianides, ainsi que le Sous-Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies Toby Lanzer, appellent la communité internationale des bailleurs de fonds à accroître leur soutien financier aux populations affectées par la violence.

15 Jul 2016 description

9,531 migrants have been rescued in 2016 to date, as reported by the Libyan Coast Guard (LCG)

Regional Migrant Figures Update

15 Jul 2016 description

Key messages

  • Humanitarian needs in Niger continue to be immense as a result of lasting food insecurity, high global malnutrition of children under age five and the displacement of people fleeing the conflicts in neighbouring Mali* and Nigeria*. Successive food crises, extreme poverty, displacement and rapid population growth continue to erode people’s resilience. Even in good agricultural years, between 4 and 5 million Nigeriens experience food shortages.

12 Jul 2016 description
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11 juillet 2016 – Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général de l'ONU pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, a appelé lundi la communauté internationale à soutenir les progrès accomplis par les pays de la région, menacés par le terrorisme, la faim, l'expansion du désert et la diminution des ressources en eau.

11 Jul 2016 description

Background and aims

In 2015, the Global Cluster for Early Recovery (GCER) sought to measure how well early recovery was integrated into each cluster, and in parallel, to advance understanding of the relative importance of early recovery principles and practices in humanitarian crises overall. In designing a methodology to undertake this analysis, two assumptions were made.

07 Jul 2016 description

DAKAR, SENEGAL, July 7, 2016 – Responding to a recent surge in violence, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is increasing help for victims of Boko Haram in the Diffa region of Niger, where one out of every two people has been forced from their home by this violent radical group.

“We are preparing for the situation to get worse before it gets better,” says Bill Rastetter, Catholic Relief Services’ country representative in Niger.

06 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • The implementation rate of the Watershed project stands at 70 percent. The project involves land regeneration and water mobilization. The expected completion is in July.

  • Preparations are in place for the shift in distribution means within the Mangaize refugee camp. Paper vouchers will cease to be distributed. The introduction of the first E-vouchers is planned in July.

WFP Assistance

05 Jul 2016 description
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Fossé entre l’aide française et les besoins de ses pays prioritaires : le cas de la sous-nutrition

Paris, 5 juillet 2016 – En contradiction avec la loi Canfin*, l’aide publique au développement française (APD) est en décalage profond avec les préoccupations de ses pays prioritaires. Si ceux-ci  font de la lutte contre la sous-nutrition une priorité, c’est loin d’être le cas de la France, dont la part de l’APD consacrée à la nutrition ne dépasse pas 2,2% dans ces pays (dont 91% à des projets d’aide alimentaire d’urgence).

04 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Greece: IOM’s team of cultural mediators provided information services to 131 newly arrived migrants at the First Reception Centres in Lesvos and Samos islands, and registered 156 migrants in Lesvos. Additionally,
    IOM’s teams provided medical assistance and psychosocial sessions to 588 beneficiaries.