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01 Jul 2016 description

Global Overview – Trends and Outlook

01 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

HUMANITARIAN AID AND THE SWISS HUMANITARIAN AID UNIT

Emergency aid and reconstruction measures supported by Switzerland directly benefit around three and a half million people a year.
Given their scale and tragic consequences, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has focused its attention on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (p. 8)

TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND FINANCIAL AID FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

01 Jul 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favorable rains received at start of cropping season with pockets of dryness in Sudanian zone
  • Prices of millet and sorghum remained mostly stable in recent months
  • Continued assistance required to improve access to food and protect livelihoods of food-insecure and vulnerable people, including refugees and returnees

Growing season started in most parts of the country

01 Jul 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM has appealed to donors to address the humanitarian crisis affecting the Lake Chad Basin, which has displaced nearly three million people in four countries, and the crisis in the Central African Republic, which has displaced a further 400,000.

The Lake Chad Basin crisis began in 2014 with the Boko Haram insurgency and ensuing military operations in the region. Thousands have lost their lives and millions have been displaced across Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

01 Jul 2016 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Since the beginning of 2014, the violence by Boko Haram and the resulting military operations have caused a major humanitarian crisis. An estimated 20,000 people have lost their lives, 21 million people are living in affected areas, and almost three million persons are displaced across Nigeria,
Niger, Cameroon and Chad. This represents the fastest growing displacement crisis in the Region.

01 Jul 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Jul 2016 description

Horrifying accounts of sexual violence, killings, torture and religious persecution collected by Amnesty International reveal the shocking range of abuses along the smuggling routes to and through Libya. The organization spoke to at least 90 refugees and migrants at reception centres in Puglia and Sicily, who had made the journey across the Mediterranean from Libya to southern Italy in the past few months, and who were abused by people smugglers, traffickers, organized criminal gangs and armed groups.

30 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • May/June Boko Haram attacks displace as many as 76,000 people in Niger’s Diffa Region

  • UN reports critical levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in Borno State’s Bama IDP camp

  • CERF contributes an additional $18.5 million in humanitarian assistance for response efforts in Chad and Nigeria

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

30 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • The security context remains stable in the Lac region, but the deployment of Chadian soldiers in Niger and the resumption of military operations could lead to new population movements.

  • Following a new registration mission by the Shelter / NFI / CCCM cluster, there are now 111,683 displaced people, including 74,800 registered and 36,883 estimated displaced people.

30 Jun 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • La situation sécuritaire est restée stable dans la région du Lac, mais le déploiement de soldats tchadiens au Niger et la reprise d’opérations militaires pourraient donner lieu à de nouveaux mouvements de population.

  • Suite à une nouvelle mission d’enregistrement du cluster Abris/AME/CCCM, on compte désormais 111 683 personnes déplacées, dont 74 800 déplacés enregistrés et 36 883 déplacés estimés.

30 Jun 2016 description

225.5 M required for 2016
24.7 M contributions received, representing 11% of requirements
200.8 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

30 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

 In Angola, as of 24 June 2016 a total of 3464 suspected cases have been reported, of which 868 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 353, of which 116 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 provinces and 79 of 125 reporting districts.

30 Jun 2016 description

La 10e réunion consultative conjointe annuelle du CPS de l’Union africaine (UA) et du Conseil de sécurité de l’Organisation des Nations Unies (ONU) a été marquée par des tensions concernant l’ordre du jour.

Les questions liées au financement et à la coordination entre l’ONU et l’UA dans la prévention des crises ont dominé le débat ouvert.

Le CPS veut que les pays membres africains du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU lui fassent rapport sur la façon dont ils collaborent pour défendre ses décisions.

30 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Sudan hosts over 360,000 refugees and asylum seekers from Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen

• Influx from South Sudan continues, with 5,000 arrivals from Raja into East Darfur reported over the past week.

• Response needed for an estimated 17,000 people displaced as a result of violence in Thur, Central Darfur.

• Several casualties reported as a result of inter-communal violence in Um Tajok, West Darfur.

Sudan hosts 360,000 refugees and asylum seekers