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04 May 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Malgré un risque sécuritaire accru dans le contexte de l’élection présidentielle du 10 avril, aucune conséquence humanitaire n’a été rapportée au niveau national ou dans la région du Lac, le jour du scrutin ou suite à la proclamation des résultats provisoires le 21 avril.

  • Les fonds disponibles sont épuisés alors que d’importants besoins humanitaires persistent dans tous les secteurs.

04 May 2016 description

93.5 M required for 2016

15.7 M contributions received, representing 17% of requirements

77.8 M funding gap for the Nigeria Situation

04 May 2016 description

Chad faces a number of simultaneous and inter-connected humanitarian crises in a broader context of chronic vulnerability.Insecurity in the region has caused significant population movement from neighbouring countries (Sudan, CAR, Nigeria) as well as internal displacement. Meanwhile, millions are affected by food insecurity and malnutrition, especially in the Sahel belt. In terms of health, the prevalence of some epidemics persists (measles, malaria). Lastly, recurrent natural disasters such as droughts and flooding are exacerbated by the El Nino phenomenon.

04 May 2016 description

Le Tchad fait face à des crises humanitaires multiples et interconnectées, dans un contexte de vulnérabilités chroniques. L’instabilité sécuritaire a entrainé d’importants mouvements de population en provenance des pays voisins (Soudan, RCA, Nigeria) ainsi que des déplacements internes. Des millions de personnes sont touchées par l’insécurité alimentaire et la malnutrition, en particulier dans la bande sahélienne. Sur le plan sanitaire, la prévalence de certaines épidémies persiste (rougeole, paludisme).

03 May 2016 description

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | mardi 03/05/2016 - 22:00 GMT

Le Nigeria et ses voisins ont marqué des points dans leur offensive militaire contre le groupe islamiste Boko Haram mais ils ne devraient pas crier victoire trop vite, prévient l'International Crisis Group (ICG) dans un rapport diffusé mercredi.

Le groupe, qui sévit depuis 2009 dans le nord-est du Nigeria, a causé la mort d'au moins 20.000 personnes selon la Banque mondiale et ses attaques visent aussi les régions frontalières au Cameroun, Tchad et Niger.

03 May 2016 description

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Tuesday 5/3/2016 - 22:00 GMT

Countries hit by Boko Haram violence were warned on Wednesday not to make premature claims of victory, despite the Islamist group being pegged back by a sustained military counter-insurgency.

"Though the military response to Boko Haram has become more cogent, the Lake Chad states should not too quickly proclaim 'mission accomplished'," the International Crisis Group said.

03 May 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Updated Questions and Answers on Trial of Ex-Chad Dictator

Dakar) – Human Rights Watch on May 3, 2016, issued an updated question-and-answer document about the trial in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré. A verdict is scheduled for May 30, based on an announcement by the court at the end of the trial on February 11.

03 May 2016 description

Le HCR financent les projets à impact rapide en faveur des réfugiés et des populations tchadiennes dans les domaines socio-économique pour le renforcement de la cohésion entre les deux communautés.

03 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In the context of preparations for the return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon, UNHCR continued to consult with government authorities and partners, including to organize a regional protection dialogue and develop a framework for voluntary and dignified returns.

02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.

02 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and its partners are providing multi-sectoral assistance in 32 internally displaced peoples’ sites and in 70 host villages of the Lake region.

  • As of 29 February 2016, 19,526 children have been admitted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition across the country.

  • 32,500 displaced persons now have access to safe drinking water in the Lake Region thanks to UNICEF interventions.

02 May 2016 description

Nouvelle initiative du CILSS et de la FAO pour renforcer l’impact des initiatives d’appui et le développement d’un outil consensuel de mesure de la résilience

01 May 2016 description

N'Djamena, Chad | AFP | Saturday 5/1/2016 - 03:42 GMT

by Valérie LEROUX

With US and European support, African states threatened by Boko Haram are out to smash the militant Islamist group terrorising the region -- but a coordinated response is required if they are to succeed.

A regional offensive launched early last year against the group by Chad, and Nigeria under new President Muhammadu Buhari has seen Boko Haram driven out from numerous towns and villages that it controlled in northeastern Nigeria.

30 Apr 2016 description

N'Djamena, Chad | AFP | Friday 4/29/2016 - 21:55 GMT

Six of Chadian President Idriss Deby's challengers in recent elections said Friday they had asked the country's Constitutional Council to invalidate his fifth-term win over voting irregularities.

"We have sent a request for the invalidation of the April 10 election to the president of the Constitutional Council," one of the failed presidential candidates, former prime minister Joseph Djimrangar Dadnadji, told reporters.

30 Apr 2016 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 18 April 2016

The European Commission today announced the introduction of 20 new measures in the Sahel region and Lake Chad Basin, worth over EUR 280 million in total.

The European Commission today announced the adoption of 20 new measures to assist the Sahel region and the Lake Chad Basin under the 'Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa'.