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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.

22 May 2017 description

Population Affected

  • 143,000 people are facing Famine in Nigeria and South Sudan

  • 9.9 million people facing Emergency food security outcome levels (IPC 4) in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

  • Yemen and Somalia could face Famine (IPC 5), if no assistance is provided between May and August

Why are these countries affected by famine?

22 May 2017 description
report IRIN

Anthony Morland

Author Note: This is the second in a series of three fact files that is part of a special project exploring the impact of climate change on the food security and livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe

PARIS, 22 May 2017 More frequent and severe droughts, floods, and storms associated with climate change mean the livelihoods of the world’s roughly half a billion smallholder farmers are growing ever more precarious.

22 May 2017 description

Borno, Nigeria - The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) today donated about 35,930 kilograms of seeds to the Borno state government as part of efforts to cushion the humanitarian crisis in the northeastern part of Nigeria.

The donation, which is perhaps the largest quantity of seeds being offered to Nigeria in recent times, is an initiative of IITA management under the leadership of Dr Nteranya Sanginga to address the humanitarian crisis in the region—a region once referred to as the bread basket of Nigeria.

22 May 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/300.

Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2030

Summary

22 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Measures implemented to address the critical nutritional situation in the camp of Oure Cassoni, eastern Chad.

UNHCR assists the Chadian Government in providing assistance to the newly arrived CAR refugees in southern Chad.

Two MoUs signed with institutions of higher education in Abéché, eastern Chad, to facilitate refugees’ enrollment under the same conditions as Chadian nationals.

22 May 2017 description

The International Rescue Committee predicts imminent famine in Somalia, Yemen, and northeastern Nigeria

The IRC scales up emergency response across the region, calls for urgent increases in funding

New York, NY, March 11, 2017 — The International Rescue Committee today described looming famines facing Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria, as well as the already declared famine in South Sudan, as a “catastrophe that has already arrived.”

22 May 2017 description

Famine has been declared in South Sudan, and is looming in Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen. Here's what you need to know and how you can help.

March 11, 2017

22 May 2017 description

LAKE CHAD CRISIS OVERVIEW

The Lake Chad Basin (LCB) is facing one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world today; approximately 17 million people are affected by the conflict in the region1 . Since 2009, an area spanning four countries in Central and West Africa has been affected by the violence perpetrated by the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram.

In the ensuing years, the insurgency group has turned to violent attacks against local populations, causing an unprecedented protection crisis.

22 May 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report presents the case for improving the condition of the wetlands of the Sahel as part of a strategy to address human migration and its links to the degradation of land and water resources, poverty, conflict and climate change. We offer an analysis of the key trends and issues and their relevance to existing policy goals.

Wetlands and livelihoods in the Sahel

22 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) prepositioned Information Telecommunications Technology (ICT) equipment in Ngala, the second humanitarian hub.

  • A needs survey was launched jointly with the Logistics Sector to confirm the needs of the humanitarian organisations in the North-East Nigeria.

  • A 35-metre radio tower was deployed at the International Humanitarian Partnership (IHP) base camp in Maiduguri to improve the overall coverage of the security telecommunications network.

22 May 2017 description

More than 31 million people displaced within their own country in 2016

Monday, 22 May 2017 (Geneva/New York)

Conflict, violence and disasters caused 31.1 million new internal displacements in 2016, according to a new report released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

22 May 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

CARGO DISPATCHED 541 MT

VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED 3.27 million USD

PARTNERS SERVED 6

21 May 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Du 22 au 27 avril 2017, UNFPA Tchad, en partenariat avec UNHCR et avec l'appui du Bureau Régional d’UNFPA, a organisé un atelier de renforcement des capacités des acteurs humanitaires en matière de violence Basée sur le Genre, à Baga Sola. Les travaux ont été dirigés par la REGA (Regional Emergency GBV Advisor) pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre,
Madame Catherine Andela.,

19 May 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 54,715 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 17 May, with nearly 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 189,950 arrivals across the region through 17 May 2016

IOM Rome reported that, through 17 May this year, 45,754 migrants or refugees have landed in Italy, and over 8,500 – or nearly one fifth of this year’s total – have arrived over the past two weeks. (See chart below.)

19 May 2017 description

(N'djamena, 19 May 2017): The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Stephen O'Brien, has approved the allocation of US $ 3.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for rapid response in the Lake Chad region. These funds will help provide vital humanitarian assistance to meet the needs of 40,000 people, largely former internally displaced people returning to their villages of origin, in island areas and villages south of Bol canton.