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27 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

At a meeting today in the United Nations Security Council on the situation in the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa, senior UN officials stressed that climate change plays a direct role in the region's security, development and stability by increasing drought and fuelling conflict.

27 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12378
7699th Meeting (PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Briefer Tells of Species Lost To Desertification, Youths Lured by Militants

Stretched thin between the interlinked challenges of desertification, poverty and rising violent extremism, resolving challenges facing the Sahel region of Africa would require accelerated regional action and urgent international support, the Security Council heard during a series of briefings today.

26 May 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Kieran Guilbert | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 26 May 2016 15:03 GMT

DAKAR, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From displacement and deaths to funding and food prices, a new data map will enable aid agencies to compare and contrast various needs in a humanitarian crisis and boost their response, according to the U.N. team behind it.

Read the story on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

26 May 2016 description

Aperçu de la situation

Le site de Gaoui, situé à 15 km de N’Djamena, a été ouvert en janvier 2014 afin d’accueillir les retournés tchadiens fuyant les violences en République Centrafricaine (RCA). Il compte actuellement quelque 5 200 retournés, en majorité des femmes et des enfants, principalement venus de Bangui.

26 May 2016 description

Introduction

Au cours du plan d'intervention humanitaire 2016 (HRP), les indicateurs de résultats du Sahel ont été définis en consultation avec les points focaux du secteur régional pour fournir des indicateurs de performance standards pour le Sahel. Les points focaux des Cluster Pays ont fournis leurs objectifs annuels et commencé à rapporter sur leurs réalisations sectorielles pour chacun des indicateurs de résultats sur une base mensuelle.

26 May 2016 description

Introduction

During the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), The Sahel output indicators were defined in consultation with the regional sector focal points to provide a standard measure of performance for the Sahel. Country Cluster focal points provided their annual targets for each country and started to report on their cluster achievements for each of the output indicators on a monthly basis.

26 May 2016 description

Poor harvests and insecurity limit food availability and access in Sahelian Chad

Summary

25 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rapid assessments in northeastern Nigeria indicate urgent humanitarian needs 
  • More than 20,000 newly displaced people registered in Cameroon’s Far North Region between February and April 
  • ERC Stephen O’Brien calls for increased assistance for Lake Chad Basin response

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

25 May 2016 description

Key ideas

  • Ecological catastrophe from environmental injustice related to desertification, global climate change, corruption, and mismanagement of the hydro-system present ongoing development challenges to people living in the Lake Chad Basin who depend on the system for income, employment, and food security.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Aicha Chir Nour

In Chad, the Daresalam refugee camp hosts more than 5,000 refugees from Nigeria and Niger. Here, every individual has fled atrocities and violence that plague their countries. The camp’s school is the only place where Yande Tchari, 17 years old and in first grade, feels safe. “Only in class am I able to take my mind off things. School gives me the opportunity to learn always something new,” she says.

24 May 2016 description

Background

Kornoi is one of the three localities of Dar Zaghawa (Um Buru, Tina and Kornoi). Kornoi locality identified as the main return area and to assess the situation of the returnees, several return monitoring missions conducted during 2015 to the area and mission reports shared with all stakeholders, which helped a lot in planning of many interventions in Kornoi locality,

This mission came as recommendation of the previous missions to visit the remaining areas in the locality in special those can be reach from Um Buru.

24 May 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

60 MILLION people affected globally at present.

32 MILLION people food insecure in Southern Africa.

10.2 MILLION people in Ethiopia need emergency food assistance.

50 PERCENT crop losses in Haiti due to El Niño-influenced drought.

HIGHLIGHTS

24 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

· According to the CCCM cluster, there are 107,625 people displaced (refugees, returnees and IDPs) of whom 37% are not registered yet in the Lake region.

· Global acute malnutrition in displacement sites in the Lake region continue to be alarming. WFP screening data shared at the end of April show that among children under five screened in 8 displacement sites in the Lake region, an estimated 6% suffered from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and nearly 18% from Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM).