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24 Feb 2017 description

by Dr Rick Brennan, WHO Director of Emergency Operations

Oslo, Norway 24 February 2017

As several speakers have noted today, while there are enormous food security, nutrition and protection dimensions to the crisis in the Lake Chad Region, this is also a public health crisis, with rates of death, malnutrition and disease rarely seen over the past 20 years.

24 Feb 2017 description
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Chair’s outcome statement
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Pledging matrix
  • Pledges of US$458 million for 2017 and $214 million for 2018 and beyond announced by 14 donors

  • The conference gave voice to people affected by the conflict and crisis

  • Agreement to address longer-term development needs and seek durable solutions to crises

24 Feb 2017 description

An interview with photographer Vincent Tremeau on children’s lives and aspirations in one of the world’s worst crises

Encompassing north-eastern Nigeria and parts of Cameroon, Chad and Niger, the Lake Chad region has become plagued by one of Africa’s worst humanitarian crises due to conflict, extreme poverty and climate change. Over 10 million people need humanitarian assistance to survive, including 2 million people who have been forced to flee their homes. Thousands have been killed, abducted or raped by the armed group Boko Haram.

24 Feb 2017 description

The European Commission has announced additional assistance for the Lake Chad region in 2017 as humanitarian needs grow.

The European Commission has already allocated €55 million of humanitarian support to populations in the Lake Chad region in Africa in 2017 and is now planning to mobilise additional funding to the amount of €50 million to step up its support to a total of €105 million.

24 Feb 2017 description

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende announced today that Norway will provide NOK 729 million in aid to north-eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad region in 2017. This area has been hard hit by Boko Haram's campaign of terror, poverty, lack of development and climate change.

Today Mr Brende opened an international donor conference in Oslo for Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, where 11 million people are in acute need of emergency aid.

24 Feb 2017 description

UN Agencies and governments to meet at Oslo summit to tackle expanding humanitarian emergency

24 February 2017, Rome - As conflict and instability continue, the food security situation in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin is drastically deteriorating, FAO warned today, as it called for swift and decisive action from the international community to protect the livelihoods of millions of families dependent on farming, livestock and fishing for their food and livelihoods.

24 Feb 2017 description

Les organisations des Nations Unies et plusieurs gouvernements se rencontrent à Oslo à l’occasion d’un sommet visant à empêcher une propagation de la crise humanitaire

24 Feb 2017 description

The Government of Japan has allocated USD 34.3 million to support IOM’s operations to assist vulnerable migrants including displaced persons, refugees, returnees and affected communities around the world in 2017.

The funding will also contribute to increasing the capacity of various governments in humanitarian border management to cope with displacement resulting from conflicts and to enhance security.

24 Feb 2017 description

by Toby Lanzer | @tobylanzer
Friday, 24 February 2017 09:13 GMT

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

In Nigeria and the Lake Chad region today, unbeknownst to the world, some 11 million people need emergency relief

23 Feb 2017 description

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh TD, announced today that Ireland will contribute at least €5 million towards the global response to the humanitarian crisis in north-eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.

Announcing the funding Minister Flanagan said:

23 Feb 2017 description

An international conference in Oslo draws attention to the plight of millions of people driven from their homes across Nigeria and the Lake Chad region by insurgency.

By: Hanson Ghandi Tamfu | 23 February 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – The Boko Haram insurgency recently came to the humble home of Bintu in north-east Nigeria and turned her already hard life upside down.

23 Feb 2017 description

Over 20 million people across the Lake Chad Basin are in need of humanitarian assistance. Since 2014, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $144 million for urgent aid to people affected by conflict and deepening food crisis. More than one third of the allocations supported humanitarian operations in Nigeria helping displaced people and vulnerable host communities. The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) will further bolster the response by making funds directly available to a wide range of relief partners, including NGOs.

23 Feb 2017 description
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Highlights of Humanitarian Operations in 2016
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What if...we fail to respond?
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Regional Funding Overview

2016 saw a significant scale-up in the response across the worst-hit areas of the Lake Chad region. Owing to the support of donors and collective efforts by Governments, UN agencies and non-governmental organisations, children were rescued from malnutrition, vaccinated against life-threatening diseases and able to access education. Families on the move were sheltered and provided with help. Communities were assisted with food or livelihoods to avoid hunger.

ACROSS THE LAKE CHAD REGION

23 Feb 2017 description
report IRIN

One of the world’s worst humanitarian crises is unfolding in West Africa’s Lake Chad region, where 11 million people are in urgent need of emergency aid.

Nigeria, its neighbours, and the world are struggling to find an adequate response. Failure to do so will condemn millions to more suffering, and raise the region’s vulnerability to violent extremism.

Read more on IRIN.

23 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

22 février 2017 – Au moins 65.000 enfants ont été libérés par des forces armées et des groupes armés au cours des dix dernières années, s'est félicité le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF), alors que les 'Engagements de Paris' pour mettre fin à l'utilisation des enfants dans les conflits célèbrent leur 10e anniversaire.