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23 Feb 2017 description
report IRIN

One of the world’s worst humanitarian crises is unfolding in West Africa’s Lake Chad region, where 11 million people are in urgent need of emergency aid.

Nigeria, its neighbours, and the world are struggling to find an adequate response. Failure to do so will condemn millions to more suffering, and raise the region’s vulnerability to violent extremism.

Read more on IRIN.

23 Feb 2017 description

Interview with Jean François Saint-Sauveur, MSF medical director

An estimated 1.8 million people have been displaced in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, and more than half of these to the state's capital Maiduguri. Borno State is the main scene of the conflict between Boko Haram and the army that has affected the four countries bordering Lake Chad and has caused more than 2.6 million people to become displaced.

23 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

22 février 2017 – Au moins 65.000 enfants ont été libérés par des forces armées et des groupes armés au cours des dix dernières années, s'est félicité le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF), alors que les 'Engagements de Paris' pour mettre fin à l'utilisation des enfants dans les conflits célèbrent leur 10e anniversaire.

23 Feb 2017 description
report Save the Children
  • Pre-school classes for under-fives overwhelmed by hundreds of older children

  • One school damaged or destroyed every two days

  • Lake Chad region home to a quarter of world’s out of school children

  • News comes as UN warns of famine in four countries, including Nigeria

Children as old as 15 are flooding into pre-school facilities in a desperate effort to learn after more than seven years of conflict compounded the world’s worst education crisis in north-east Nigeria, says Save the Children.

23 Feb 2017 description

[with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, UNDP Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark; Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Stephen O’Brien; Ms. Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (by video conference); Ms. Carla Mucavi, Director of FAO Liaison Office in New York, and Mr. Justin Forsyth, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF]

23 Feb 2017 description

Aid agencies today warned that lives are at risk unless there is a substantial increase in funds to help over seven million people facing hunger in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

The warning from Oxfam and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) comes as the UN, governments and donors meet in Oslo, Norway to pledge funds to tackle the crisis that wracks an area known as the Lake Chad Basin. The UN has appealed for $1.5 billion to meet the emergency needs in 2017. Last year’s appeal was only 52 per cent funded.

22 Feb 2017 description

More than 20 million people in North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are facing famine or a credible risk of famine over the coming six months. With access to people in need and sufficient funding, the United Nations and its partners can avert famine and provide the necessary relief and support where famine already exists.

22 Feb 2017 description

More than 20 million people in North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are facing famine or a credible risk of famine over the coming six months.

With access to people in need and sufficient funding, the United Nations and its partners can avert famine and provide the necessary relief and support where famine already exists.

To avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the four countries over the coming months, the United Nations and its partners will continue to scale up humanitarian operations.

22 Feb 2017 description

I. FOOD SECURITY DASHBOARD (JANUARY – NOVEMBER 2016)

The Food Security Dashboard tracks and reports on food security situation and number of people reached with various food security interventions. During the period, Dashboard showed that 1,568,850 vulnerable persons were reached with different food security related activities or interventions.

The following are the breakdown of activities/interventions as per the three key FSS objectives of food assistance, livelihoods and agriculture production inputs, as detailed below:

22 Feb 2017 description

OVERVIEW

As of September 2016, the Government of Niger estimated that 302,000 persons, comprised of refugees (30 per cent), IDPs (60 per cent) and returning Niger nationals (10 per cent), was displaced. Insecurity has adversely affected the resilience of the population, turning host families into IDPs, and therefore destroying the socio-economic fabric of the society. In certain areas there are clear signs indicating the degradation of social cohesion.

22 Feb 2017 description

February 17, 2017, Abuja- Buoyed by the prospect of restarting life through agricultural livelihoods, many internally displaced persons (IDPs) in North East Nigeria are returning to farms supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Under the ongoing Restoring Agricultural Livelihoods of IDPs, Returnees and Vulnerable Host Families in North East Nigeria project, FAO is reaching 174 400 people with vegetable seeds and irrigation support for the dry season.

22 Feb 2017 description
report Oxfam

In response to the UK Government’s announcement to give an additional £200 million in aid to help prevent famine in South Sudan and Somalia, Oxfam’s Chief Executive, Mark Goldring, said: “We welcome this additional funding which will certainly make a difference to the dire humanitarian crises in South Sudan and Somalia.

22 Feb 2017 description

La crise humanitaire en cours dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad et, au Tchad, dans la région du Lac, a été largement négligée en 2016. Elle a atteint des proportions graves qui nécessitent une réponse immédiate et forte. L'Allemagne, le Nigeria, la Norvège et les Nations Unies ont décidé d'organiser une Conférence humanitaire à Oslo sur le Nigéria et la région du Lac Tchad. L'urgence de la situation exige une action rapide et décisive pour fournir une aide humanitaire aux personnes dans le besoin et prévenir une crise prolongée.

22 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • The new Protracted Relief and Recover Operation (PRRO) 200961 “Strengthening resilience in Niger through an integrated multi-sector and multi-partner safety net approach” started. It will focus on two fundamentals pillars: the zero hunger objective and government capacity development.

  • At current operational levels of the new resilience project, USD 46 million are urgently needed for the implementation of activities for the next 6 months.

22 Feb 2017 description

The International Development Secretary Priti Patel has today announced new packages of life-saving UK aid for South Sudan and Somalia and issued a call to action to the international community to step up their support before it is too late.