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28 Sep 2016 description

In Numbers

6.3 million people severely food insecure in areas affected by Boko Haram

4 countries affected

2.6 million people displaced, with 1.9 mil-lion IDPs in Nigeria alone

9.2 million people in need of assistance


  • WFP is scaling up its assistance to provide life-saving assistance to more than 1.6 million people in desperate need in the Lake Chad Basin.

  • WFP provided food and nutrition support to more than 600,000 people in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

28 Sep 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

Refugees in the southeastern region of Niger say they no longer fear Boko Haram, but their problems are far from over.

Diffa, Niger - As Nigerian forces have progressed against Boko Haram, the cornered terror group has been carrying out more attacks in neighbouring countries. In Niger's Diffa region on the northeastern border of Nigeria, more than 280,000 people have been displaced.

27 Sep 2016 description

225.5 M required for 2016
36.5 M contributions received, representing 16% of requirements
188.9 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

27 Sep 2016 description

(Goré, le 26 septembre 2016) - Une cérémonie de lancement officiel de l’opération de délivrance des cartes nationales d’identité aux retournés tchadiens venus de la République Centrafrique en 2013 et 2014 a eu lieu le lundi 26 septembre 2016 au site des retournés de Danamadja à Goré. La cérémonie s’est tenue en présence des autorités administratives et militaires ainsi que des acteurs humanitaires du département de la Nya Pende dans la région du Logone Oriental.

27 Sep 2016 description

This document was produced on 10 Septembert and the data displayed, refers to the month of Augus 2016

26 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The nutritional situation in Chad remains worrying. 112,230 children under five with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were admitted into therapeutic care from January to July 2016, reaching 63% of the revised annual target (193,943). This is 21% more cases of SAM than in the same period in 2015 (87,860). Kanem and Bahr El Gazal Regions are particularly affected as by July they have surpassed their annual target by 106% and 118% respectively.

26 Sep 2016 description

Participants in the regional technical consultation on agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa, held from 19 to 21 September 2016, in Lomé, Togo, draw the following conclusions:

1. As part of preparations for the agro-pastoral season, States and their partners provided support to farmers with inputs (seeds, fertilizers, pesticides) and agricultural equipment, even if these efforts have not met the expressed needs.

26 Sep 2016 description

Key Points

  • Relatively well-distributed rainfall in most of the region with above normal in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

  • Normal availability of pastures in the pastoral areas of the region.

  • Increase in the number of food and nutrition insecure people in North East Nigeria, including 65,095 people in phase 5 (famine)

26 Sep 2016 description

In Numbers

  • 2 million people food insecure in C.A.R. (40% of the population of the country)
  • 450,000 refugees in neighbouring countries


  • In C.A.R, the number of people in need of life-saving assistance increased from 1.7 million people in December 2015 to 2 million people in August 2016.
  • WFP provided food assistance to 323,654 people in C.A.R, 166,815 in Cameroon, 45,282 people in DRC, 18,125 in RoC and 10,361 in Chad.
  • Cholera cases are detected in C.A.R. region.
24 Sep 2016 description

24 September 2016. Since February 2015, conflict and insecurity have spread from northeastern Nigeria to Cameroon, Niger, and Chad, affecting a total of nearly 21 million people in what is called the Lake Chad Basin. Across the four countries, at least 2.6 million have been displaced, and most of them are hosted by local communities who are themselves vulnerable. The spreading conflict has resulted in violence against civilians, displacement, and a worsening food security and nutrition crisis for millions of people.

24 Sep 2016 description

Continued adequate moisture conditions raise hopes for average to above-average harvest

Key Messages

  • The Intertropical Front (ITF) started its southward retreat in early September but it remains either at or north of its average position, which could mean a normal to longer growing period.

  • From early July until mid-September, mostly average to above-average rainfall that has been well-distributed over time has fallen throughout most of the region (Figures 1 and 2), which is ensuring good growing conditions.

23 Sep 2016 description

Over 9 million people across the Lake Chad Basin are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Since 2015, CERF has provided more than $90 million for life-saving humanitarian assistance to 3 million people affected by the conflict and deepening food crisis.

23 Sep 2016 description

Governments, regional organizations and humanitarian agencies today pledged a major increase in life-saving support to the millions of people affected by the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Lake Chad Basin.

Heeding the call of United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, at a high-level event held on the margins of the UN General-Assembly, donors including Belgium, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States pledged over US$163 million in humanitarian support for the Lake Chad Basin, an area which straddles Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

23 Sep 2016 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

September 23, 2016

The United States announced today more than $41 million in additional humanitarian assistance to people affected by the ongoing conflict and severe food insecurity in Nigeria and throughout the Lake Chad Basin region, where more than 6 million people need emergency food assistance, and 2.6 million people are displaced.

23 Sep 2016 description

6 million people severely food insecure

80-90 % of the population depend on agriculture, fisheries and livestock for their livelihoods

2.6 million displaced people USD

16 million needed for FAO’s response until end of 2016


  • Restoring agricultural livelihoods is a priority to avoid a further deterioration of the food security situation of displaced people and host communities in the coming months.