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08 Mar 2017 description

Background

Around 17 million people live in the affected areas across the four Lake Chad basin countries. The number of displaced people has tripled over the last two years. Most of the displaced families are sheltered by communities that count among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. Food insecurity and malnutrition have reached critical levels.

Recent developments

08 Mar 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • More than 4,500 people are displaced by Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria’s Chibok locality in Borno state.

  • Military operations displaced almost 15,000 people between 27 January and 10 February in the northeast of Nigeria.

  • WFP is scaling up assistance through cash transfers and voucher distributions to provide affected communities in Chad with sustainable solutions.

08 Mar 2017 description

Since 2015, the conflict between Chad’s armed forces and Boko Haram has destabilised the Lake Chad region in the west of the country. Defeating this resilient insurgency requires the state to go beyond a purely military campaign and relaunch trade, improve public services and reintegrate demobilised militants.

Executive Summary

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Depuis 2015, le conflit entre Boko Haram et l’armée tchadienne déstabilise la région du lac Tchad, à l’Ouest du pays. Face à la résilience du mouvement insurrectionnel, le gouvernement doit aller au-delà de l’approche militaire et relancer les échanges économiques, améliorer les services publics, et élaborer des programmes de réinsertion des démobilisés.

Synthèse

08 Mar 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Humanitarian planning for 2016 estimated that 4.3 million people would be in need of humanitarian assistance of whom 1.5 million were targeted to receive assistance. This highlights the acute vulnerability in the country. In 2017 humanitarian planning identifies 4.7 million people in need of whom 2.6 million are targeted to receive assistance which indicates persisting vulnerabilities in the country.

08 Mar 2017 description

"We have some very good practices in the region. We just need support to scale them up"

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, March 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Seydou Walaga, a grey-haired farmer in western Niger, lifts the hatch of his grain silo, a round hut made of sticks and straw, to reveal piles of sorghum and millet.

The crops were harvested nearly seven months ago, the longest a season's yield has ever lasted him in the drought-prone region of West Africa's Sahel, a semi-arid belt below the Sahara stretching from Senegal to Chad.

08 Mar 2017 description

209.2 M required for 2017

9.7 M contributions received, representing 5% of requirements

199.6 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

All figures displayed in USD

07 Mar 2017 description

Tunisia - Today IOM helped 61 stranded migrants from Senegal, Guinea, Chad and Côte d’Ivoire to return home from Tunisia through its assisted voluntary return programme.

The migrants arrived at the Southern border of Tunisia several weeks ago, having fled on foot from insecurity in Libya. Like many others, they stayed temporarily in a migrant shelter managed by the Tunisian Red Crescent (TRC), where they asked IOM for support to safely travel home.

06 Mar 2017 description
  • As of 28 February, United Nations Coordinated Appeals and Refugee Response Plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require $22.6 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 95.3 million crisis-affected people in 33 countries. Needs and financial requirements have increased due to finalization of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) requesting around $2.1 billion and together the appeals are funded at $1.6 billion, leaving a shortfall of $21.0 billion.

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Highlights

04 Mar 2017 description
report UN News Service

4 March 2017 – The United Nations Security Council is today in Chad, as part of a four-country visit “to shine a spotlight” on the ongoing humanitarian challenges in the Lake Chad Basin region and draw international attention to the plight of about 11 million people.

In the Chadian capital of N'Djamena, the Council met with Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké and visited the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), which includes troops from the four affected regional countries – Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, plus Benin – in the fight against Boko Haram.

04 Mar 2017 description
report UN News Service

4 mars 2017 – Lors d'une visite au Tchad dans le cadre d'une tournée dans quatre pays du bassin du lac Tchad, une délégation du Conseil de sécurité a salué samedi les efforts pour combattre le groupe terroriste Boko Haram et a plaidé pour une plus grande coopération régionale en la matière.

04 Mar 2017 description

The Security Council would organize its work in March around the theme “Preventing conflict in Africa”, Matthew Rycroft (United Kingdom), its President for that month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

Outlining the Council’s priorities, he said it would first dispatch a mission to the Lake Chad Basin area, where members would visit Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria from 2 to 7 March. The objective was to examine the threat posed by Boko Haram and the humanitarian crisis in the subregion, he added.

03 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 170 organizations from 40 countries represented at Lake Chad Basin humanitarian conference held in Oslo

  • Insecurity continues to hinder the delivery of humanitarian aid and contribute to worsening food insecurity

  • USG partners provide emergency food, health, and other life-saving assistance to conflict-affected populations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS