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24 Apr 2015 description

By Nines Lima, MSF’s advisor on tropical medicine

Since 2000, malaria deaths have fallen by 47% globally, and by 54% in the African region, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The use of rapid diagnostic tests and treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) have played a key role in this great progress. However, malaria still kills in Africa, where 90% of global malaria deaths occur, killing more than 430,000 children a year.

24 Apr 2015 description

Avant-propos

Les articles sélectionnés dans cette revue de presse ont pour but d’informer sur la situation humanitaire au Tchad ou sur le contexte général. Cette sélection d'articles ne reflète pas nécessairement la position d’OCHA-Tchad. Merci de tenir compte de cette réserve.

LES TITRES

  • 10 choses à savoir sur la faim au Tchad (PAM, 16/04/2015)

  • Tchad : L’indépendance alimentaire (Présidence du Tchad, 19/04/2015)

24 Apr 2015 description

SRP REQUIREMENTS US$ 1,986 million

SRP FUNDING US$ 327 million

SRP UNMET REQUIREMENTS US$ 1,659 million

FUNDING OUTSIDE SRP US$ 134 million

24 Apr 2015 description
report ACMAD

Climate conditions are favorable for a high vigilance for meningitis cases over eastern Senegal and Gambia, extreme north of Guinea, extreme south of Mauritania, southern Mali and Niger, the whole of Burkina Faso, extreme north of Nigeria and Cameroon, central south of Chad and southeast Sudan.

Moderate vigilance is detected over western Senegal and Gambia, the whole of Guinea Bissau, southern Guinea, northern Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, central north of Nigeria and Cameroon, south of Chad, extreme south of Sudan, northern South Sudan and CAR, and western Ethiopia .

24 Apr 2015 description
report Enough Project

Editor's Note: This blog was written by partner organization i-ACT. For more information, please read their Refugee Rations report and visit the RESTORE 2100 campaign site.

23 Apr 2015 description

Le 26 avril 2014, 19 Centrafricains, dont trois membres du personnel de MSF, ont été tués au cours d’un vol à main armée commis dans l’enceinte de l’hôpital MSF à Boguila dans le nord de la République centrafricaine (RCA). Un an plus tard, MSF continue de répondre aux besoins médicaux de la population de cette région où l’insécurité et la violence persistent et où aucune autre offre de soins médicaux n’existe.

23 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nigeria: Assessments were carried out by IOM’s psychosocial support team in an effort to support the development of a referral pathway in Adamawa.

  • Chad: 2,010 returnees have been registered to date.

  • Niger: 1,500 transitional shelter kits were received for upcoming distribution.

  • Cameroon: Streamlining of displacement data collection approach in consultation with UNHCR.

23 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 14 April, the Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Babacar Gaye, appealed to the UN Security Council to increase their financial contributions to the humanitarian and reconstruction efforts in the Central African Republic (CAR). Mr. Gaye noted that the country’s political transition had reached a “critical stage” as those concerned attempt to organize credible elections by August 2015.

23 Apr 2015 description

The Lake Chad region is suffering a humanitarian crisis. Over a million of people have fled the conflict and are currently living under difficult conditions inside Nigeria. Others have moved to Niger, Chad or Cameroon and are in an equally dire situation. The International Committee of the Red Cross is appealing for extra funds so that it can help these people.

23 Apr 2015 description

N'Djamena, Tchad | AFP | jeudi 23/04/2015 - 06:26 GMT

par Celia LEBUR

Hommes, femmes, véhicules: une fouille minutieuse attend tous les candidats à la traversée du pont Ngueli, par où transite l'essentiel des marchandises importées au Tchad et qui relie la capitale N'Djamena à l'extrême-nord du Cameroun, où sévit le groupe islamiste Boko Haram.

22 Apr 2015 description

10 priorités dans le cadre de la crise en République centrafricaine

Aperçu de la réponse régionale en faveur des réfugiés

22 Apr 2015 description

TOP 10 priorities in the CAR crisis

REGIONAL REFUGEE RESPONSE AT A GLANCE

One year on from the start of the conflict in the Central African Republic, more than 850,000 people, one-fifth of the country’s population has been displaced both within CAR and in neighboring countries. UNHCR’s protection and response strategy seeks to ensure the respect of the human rights of refugees and identify and implement durable solutions including support to local integration and voluntary return to the Central Africa Republic.

22 Apr 2015 description
report Peace Direct

April 21 2015: Ketil Hansen reports on growing unrest in Chad as protests against rising living costs turn violent.

Chad has seen numerous popular rallies since the end of 2014. On 11 November, important rallies started in the southern town of Moundou. People were protesting against the lack of gasoline and diesel in the town, and in a symbolic move, some attacked an empty Total petrol station.

21 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 April 2015

Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.

21 Apr 2015 description
report European Union

Council conclusions on the Sahel Regional Action Plan 2015-2020

20 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed all ministries, agencies and extra-ministerial departments to prepare their handover briefs ahead of the May 29 inauguration of President Buhari. UNHCR is positioning itself to acclimate to the new administration and continue its work in harmony with relevant governmental departments.

  • Some IDPs in Nigeria have reportedly returned to their areas of origin. Others have expressed their willingness to return, stating that the only impediment is lack of assistance.

20 Apr 2015 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR OCTOBER 2015