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29 May 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Les besoins humanitaires se sont accentués dans la région à la suite des déplacements des populations des îles du Lac Tchad vers la terre ferme.

  • L’eau , l’hygiène et l’assainissement, la santé et les biens non alimentaires restent les besoins prioritaires identifiés à Bosso.

  • Le Directeur des opérations d e l’OCHA, M. John Ging, a effectué une visite dans la région de Diffa le 1 er mai.

29 May 2015 description

CHAD

Clashes continue between the Nigerian military, other groups and members of Boko Haram (BH), causing population movement towards Chad. More than 18,000 Nigerian refugees are now in the Chad Lake area, according to UNHCR figures. BH’s trans-border activities also impact the Chadian side of the lake, with population displacement and economic changes that are creating further tensions among the different communities living in the region.

29 May 2015 description

Situation Update: Reduced food production in the Far North Region of Cameroon

The current crisis is occurring in a context of generally reduced food production in the Far North region of Cameroon. In March, the Ministry of Agriculture reported a deficit of 41,000 mt of cereals in the region. It is estimated that these food shortages could affect some 200,000 people. Access to farmland is likely to be further challenged by the ongoing insecurity.

29 May 2015 description

Situation update

WFP’s C.A.R. Regional Emergency Operation (EMOP) 200799 began on 1 January 2015 in response to another wave of insecurity and further displacement of populations.
More than 850,000 beneficiaries were reached in April across the five countries of the EMOP 200799, representing 65 percent of planned figures. In May, WFP is targeting approximately 1.3 million beneficiaries across the five countries.

29 May 2015 description

L’assistance humanitaire empêche une détérioration plus profonde de l’insécurité alimentaire Chad

MESSAGES CLÉS

28 May 2015 description

Genève, Suisse | AFP | jeudi 28/05/2015 - 23:25 GMT

Le nombre de personnes déplacées à cause des conflits dans la région du Sahel en Afrique a plus que doublé en un peu plus d'un an, passant à 3,5 millions, ont annoncé jeudi les Nations unies.

Au début de 2014, les services du coordonnateur humanitaire de l'ONU pour le Sahel avaient fait état d'environ 1,6 million de personnes déplacées à travers neuf pays du Sahel : Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Tchad, Gambie, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger, Nigeria et Sénégal.

28 May 2015 description

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Thursday 5/28/2015 - 21:25 GMT

The number of people displaced by conflicts in Africa's Sahel has more than doubled in just over a year to a staggering 3.5 million, the United Nations said Thursday.

At the beginning of 2014, the UN humanitarian agency had reported that around 1.6 million people were displaced across the nine Sahel countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

28 May 2015 description

Les ménages les plus pauvres connaissent une insécurité alimentaire sévère pendant la saison des pluies. Outre un appui temporaire pour répondre à l’urgence, ACTED travaille avec eux à développer leurs moyens d’existence, notamment au travers d’activités agricoles et d’élevage.

Le Batha Est connait le second taux d’insécurité alimentaire sévère le plus élevé du Tchad (22.2%), et des taux de malnutrition aigüe sévère au-dessus du seuil d’urgence de 2% dans les services de santé d’Oum Hadjer.

28 May 2015 description

Les conditions sécuritaires se détériorent davantage dans la région de Diffa

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • Les récentes attaques de Boko Haram dans les iles du Lac Tchad et les mesures sécuritaires ont provoqué une nouvelle vague de populations en déplacement interne. Ce flux de populations vient augmenter le nombre de personnes en Stress alimentaire (Phase 2 de l’IPC) dans le sud de la région de Diffa où cette Phase d’insécurité va persister jusqu’en septembre 2015 suite aux assistances alimentaires.

28 May 2015 description
report World Bank

Project to help boost regional cooperation in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal where pastoral activities are the main source of income

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2015. The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a total of US$248 million IDA to boost regional integration and improve access to essential services, increase the income and strengthen markets for over 2 million pastoralists and agro-pastoralists across six Sahelian countries.

27 May 2015 description

Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.

27 May 2015 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 25 May 2015: The Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union (AU), Smail Chergui, the Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), Sanusi Imran Abdullahi, and the Chadian Minister delegate at the Presidency of the Republic in charge of National Defense and Veterans Affairs, Benaindo Tatola, today, in N'Djamena, officially inaugurated the operational Headquarters (HQ) of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) deployed by the member States of the LCBC and Benin, to combat the Boko Haram terrorist group.

26 May 2015 description

In 2015 humanitarian organizations will target assistance to an estimated 5.4 million of the most vulnerable people in Sudan. This vulnerability is primarily driven by conflict-induced displacement, and chronic food insecurity and malnutrition. Some 3.1 million people in Sudan are internally displaced; most in Darfur, while a further 0.7 million people are refugees displaced from their country of origin or South Sudanese who are unable to move to South Sudan.

26 May 2015 description

Brussels, 26 May 2015

The challenges facing the Central African Republic (CAR) are so complex and interlinked that only a comprehensive approach focused on security, humanitarian aid, stabilisation and development cooperation will help make a difference. This is the approach of the European Union (EU).

26 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • Several attacks directed mainly at two islands (Tchoukoutalia and Ngouboua) of the Lake, were registered during the first half of April 2015 .

  • Attacks of Boko Haram on the Lake Region prompted the implementation of new security measures. Henceforth, at least two cars convoy are required for mission on the route N’Djame-na-Bol-Bagasola.

26 May 2015 description

REGIONAL SITUATION ANALYSIS

In the month of April, the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) continued with an increase of the number of refugees fleeing to the neighbouring countries of Cameroon (1,424), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (3,282), and the Republic of Congo (778) - bringing the total to 462,015 refugees. At the same time, half of the CAR population (about 2,7 million people) rely on international assistance.

26 May 2015 description

With IFC and Ecobank sharing risk equally in the $110 million facility, SMEs will gain increased access to loans through Ecobank affiliates