- WHO: WHO Regional Committee for Africa gets underway in N’Djamena, Chad
- UNICEF: Au Tchad, les rêves des filles brisés par le mariage
- WFP: Insecurity in northern Nigeria — Regional Impact Situation Report #10, 20 Nov 2015
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- 2015 Plan de réponse humanitaire
- Aperçu des besoins humanitaires 2015
- Nigeria Inter-agency Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) 2015 FR
Nigerian military frees more than 400 Boko Haram captives in October and November
Food insecurity persists in Boko Haram-affected areas in northeastern Nigeria
Cameroon grants UNHAS permission to operate humanitarian flights in the north of the country
Chad extends its declared state of emergency until March 2016
Ten years after the Economic Community of West African States launched its policy on food and agriculture, coordination remains a serious challenge. Several regional initiatives compete with each other at the political and the project levels, in a complex and fragmented institutional context.
Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.
AGIR - the Global Alliance for Resilience Initiative - was launched during the Sahel food and nutrition crisis of 2012 with the aim of achieving 'Zero Hunger' in the West Africa Sahel region by 2032. The EU was closely involved in establishing AGIR and continues to provide support.
In Nigeria, the security situation in the north-east is volatile as fighting continues between the insurgents and the Multinational Joint Task Force. The insurgents continue to sack communities, worship centres and other public structures in the north-east. The Nigerian Government recently unfolded a ‘North-East Marshall Plan’ (NEMAP) aimed at assisting those internally displaced by the insurgency.
In 2015, over 3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance out of which 2.5 million have been targeted by the humanitarian community for assistance. This represents nearly 20 percent of the population (13.2 million), indicative of the high levels of vulnerability throughout the country.
(Bangui, le 27 Novembre 2015) : Le Coordonnateur humanitaire, Aurélien A. Agbénonci, appelle davantage à un soutien pour la République centrafricaine (RCA) en rappelant que la situation d'urgence est en train de devenir une autre crise humanitaire oubliée et que des milliers de personnes sont toujours déplacées à l'intérieur et l'extérieur du pays. Il se félicite aussi de la visite du Pape François prévue dans les sites des personnes déplacées internes (PDIs) au cours de sa visite de trois jours, visant à promouvoir la réconciliation dans le pays.
(Bangui, 27 November 2015): The Humanitarian Coordinator, Aurélien A. Agbénonci, calls for more support to the Central African Republic as he warns the emergency is rapidly becoming another forgotten humanitarian crisis; as thousands of people are still displaced inside and outside the country. He also welcomes Pope Francis’ scheduled visit to sites for internally displaced people (IDPs) during his three-day visit; aimed at promoting reconciliation in the country.
(Abuja et Dakar - 27 Novembre 2015): « La violence extrême dans le nord-est du Nigéria est le facteur le plus visible de l'instabilité et la nécessité de l’action humanitaire autour du bassin du Lac Tchad, mais la pauvreté absolue et la dégradation environnementale constituent les causes profondes de la crise qui mine la région.
(Abuja and Dakar, 27 November 2015): “Extreme violence in the North-East of Nigeria is the most visible driver of instability and need for emergency relief across the Lake Chad Basin, but abject poverty and environmental degradation are the root cause of the crisis that plagues the region. The political, environmental and developmental causes of the crisis must be addressed with a renewed sense of urgency”, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Toby Lanzer, said today at the end of a week-long visit to affected areas in Nigeria.
Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Friday 11/27/2015 - 03:30 GMT | 738 words
by Aminu ABUBAKAR
Nigeria repeatedly claims to have severely weakened Boko Haram and is eyeing an end to the conflict by year-end, yet the Islamists still show a capacity to launch deadly attacks.
Most of the nearly 1,500 people killed in Nigeria since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power in May have died in suicide and bomb attacks on northeastern towns and cities.
Par Badre Bahaji
Pour cette jeune fille de 15 ans, l'espoir d'une éducation et d'une carrière s'est envolé lorsque sa famille l'a mariée à l'âge de 12 ans. Récemment, le Gouvernement du Tchad, avec l'appui de l'UNICEF et d'autres partenaires, a lancé une campagne pour mettre fin au mariage des enfants.