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19 May 2017 description

(N'djamena, le 19 mai 2017): Le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence, M. Stephen O’Brien, a approuvé l’attribution de 3,5 millions de dollars américains issus du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF) pour une réponse rapide dans la région du Lac Tchad.

19 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WHO Country Representative, Nigeria, Dr. Wondi Alemu visited hard-to-reach areas in Yobe and in Borno state including Kukarieta and Ngamdu in order to personally appreciate the critical conditions of the affected population.

  • WHO provided technical support for the vaccination of 185 201 persons aged 9 – 15years with Men A vaccine and more than 5000 aged 2-8years with Pentavalent in Yobe state.

  • Trained 80 clinicians, laboratory scientists and nurses in Borno and Yobe states on CSM diagnosis and case management.

19 May 2017 description

54,715 arrivals by sea in 2017
1,332 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 19 May
363,401 arrivals in 2016

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.

18 May 2017 description
  • The World Health Assembly (WHA) is meeting next week in Geneva, Switzerland. Ministers of Health and public health professionals from around the world will convene to discuss global public health issues, including the global drive to eradicate polio. Delegates are anticipated to review current status against each of the four objectives of the Polio Endgame Plan, including reviewing a report requested by the Executive Board (EB) in January 2017 on issues related to transition planning.

18 May 2017 description

Oshogbo, Nigeria— The inclusion of Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato (OFSP) in wheat bread and school meals is boosting the nutritional status of children and could help Nigeria to reduce its imports of wheat drastically.

18 May 2017 description

Sécurité

La situation sécuritaire dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord demeure précaire. Le 12 mai, un attentat-suicide a eu lieu à Limani dans le département du Mayo-Sava, faisant trois morts (deux kamikazes et un membre du comité de vigilance) et six blessés. A Kessa, toujours dans le Mayo Sava, une tentative d’attaque de la base militaire a été repoussée. Deux membres du comité de vigilance ainsi que deux élèves y ont perdu la vie.

Développements majeurs

Rencontre régionale sur la situation centrafricaine

18 May 2017 description

Le Tchad fait face à des crises humanitaires interconnectées, dans un contexte de pauvreté chronique et de faible développement économique. La situation sécuritaire dans les pays voisins a entrainé d’importants mouvements de personnes vers le Tchad, ainsi que des déplacements internes depuis plusieurs années.

18 May 2017 description

Chad is facing interconnected humanitarian crises in a context of chronic poverty and low economic development. The security situation in neighboring countries has led to large population movements into Chad, as well as internal displacement for several years.

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

Chair of Committee on World Food Security urges all stakeholders to support immediate and longer-term relief

Rome, 17 May 2017--Governments, civic groups and businesses need to rally support for both immediate relief to people in countries at risk of famine and longer-term initiatives that will allow them to recover and restore their livelihoods, Ambassador Amira Gornass, Chair of the Committee on World Food Security, said today.