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17 Jan 2017 description
report CARE

Aid organisation CARE International today issued a new report highlighting the top ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2016.

The report, Suffering in Silence, features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, North Korea and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan and last year’s monsoon floods in Bangladesh.

17 Jan 2017 description

La République centrafricaine (RCA) traverse une crise profonde et complexe aux conséquences humanitaires considérables. L’insécurité permanente, l’instabilité politique, les contraintes logistiques et la baisse des financements freinent l’accès humanitaire, et explique les difficultés à répondre aux besoins des plus vulnérables. On estime la population dans le besoin à 2,2 millions de personnes sur une population totale de 4,6 millions dans le pays. Les zones à risque en termes de besoins humanitaires sont le Nord-Ouest, le Centre le Sud-Est ainsi que Bangui

16 Jan 2017 description

Sudan conveys its readiness for WHO verification for certification

11 January 2017 | Geneva

In 2016, a total of 25 human cases of dracunculiasis1 (guinea-worm disease) were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO); Mali reported zero cases for the first time.

14 Jan 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JULY 2017

13 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

12 janvier 2017 – Deux hauts responsables des Nations Unies ont souligné jeudi devant le Conseil de sécurité que le groupe extrémiste Boko Haram restait capable de mener des attaques dans les pays de la région du bassin du lac Tchad même s'il a perdu une bonne partie du territoire qu'il contrôlait.

« Malgré les louables efforts militaires de la région contre Boko Haram (…), Boko Haram conserve la capacité de mener des attaques », a expliqué le Sous-Secrétaire général aux affaires politiques, Taye-Brook Zerihoun, devant les membres du Conseil.

13 Jan 2017 description

Total number of people requiring emergency food assistance 15 058 161

Total expected number of severely malnourished children < 5 (SAM) 3 367 043

13 Jan 2017 description
report UN Security Council

CS/12679
12 JANVIER 2017

CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
7861E SÉANCE – APRÈS-MIDI

En dépit de plusieurs défaites et de la libération, en octobre dernier, d’écolières nigérianes de l’école de Chibok, Boko Haram poursuit ses offensives et sa politique de terreur dans le bassin du lac Tchad, même si le groupe terroriste semble avoir réorienté ses offensives vers des cibles militaires, a déclaré, cet après-midi, devant le Conseil de sécurité, le Sous-Secrétaire général aux affaires politiques.

13 Jan 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12679
12 JANUARY 2017

SECURITY COUNCIL
7861ST MEETING (PM)

Despite the gains made against Boko Haram by countries in the Lake Chad Basin region, the extremist group remained a threat, carrying out asymmetric attacks against civilians, senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today, stressing that only a concerted international approach would help repair the material and social damage inflicted on communities.

12 Jan 2017 description

Background

Population movement and violent incidents in the most affected areas 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

12 Jan 2017 description

Regional Highlights

• Assessment missions in December identify severe needs in several LGAs in Borno State. Large numbers of IDPs who have recently arrived at sites in Monguno, Banki, Baga and Rann are in dire conditions and urgently need assistance.

• In Magumeri LGA, 5 per cent of children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, and a further 25 per cent from moderate acute malnutrition.

• Partners in December deliver food or cash assistance to more than one million people in north-east Nigeria.

12 Jan 2017 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2016 Regional Refugee Response Plan covering the period January to December 2016

Funding level*

  • RRP requirements: $345,705,556
  • Funding received: $113,213,446
  • % funded: 33%

    * The funding level refers only to funding received against the Inter-Agency Appeal 2016