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30 May 2016 description

UNMISS

Ellen Margrethe Løj

Special Representative of the Secretary-General United Nations Mission in South Sudan

Speech at the International Peacekeepers’ Day 29 May 2015 (10:00 – 11:30)

Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hon. Hussein Mar Nyuot;

Deputy Chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission,

Lt. General Augostino Njorge Distinguished government officials;

Excellencies,

Members of the diplomatic community;

Dear UN colleagues;

30 May 2016 description

N’DJAMENA – New data on food security in the Sahelian belt of Chad shows half the population - around two million people - face hunger and more than a quarter of these people are severely food insecure, needing external assistance to meet their minimum daily food needs, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today.

30 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR assessed the needs of newly displaced populations following the recent violence in Koui and Bocaranga, in the northwest of the Central African Republic, forcing more than 14,000 people to flee their homes;

  • In Chad, UNHCR and WFP conducted a joint assessment mission to evaluate food and nutrition security conditions of CAR refugees in camps;

  • In Cameroon, UNHCR’s return intention survey shows that 73 per cent of refugees do not intend to return to CAR under current conditions;

30 May 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

2,155,618 IDPs* in Nigeria *1.8 million displaced by the insurgency (NEMA/IOM DTM Report, Round IX, April 2016)

210,591 Total number of Nigerian refugees in neighboring countries as of 30 April

FUNDING

USD 93.5 million UNHCR requirements for the Nigeria situation Gap 82% Funded 18%

PRIORITIES

Nigeria Work with stakeholders to scale up presence in the north-east in light of increasing returns from Cameroon

Niger Register all new arrivals in Kabelawa and Sayam Forage Camps

30 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

29 mai 2016 – L'ONU a condamné dimanche une attaque meurtrière survenue dans la matinée dans le centre du Mali, au cours de laquelle cinq Casques bleus de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation dans le pays (MINUSMA) ont trouvé la mort et un sixième a été grièvement blessé.

30 May 2016 description
report Qatar Charity
  • Niger comes third in the countries aided by Rohama Qatar delegation

  • Nasser Al Megheiseb: What distinguishes Rohama initiative is that it focuses on the developmental aspect of the regions it aids.

Supported by QC, the delegation of Rohama initiative finished its exploratory trip to Niger so as to check upon the Nigerians and to aid 400 families that suffer from poverty. The delegation provided the villages and orphanages with some food supplies and basic needs.

29 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

29 May 2016 – Five United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali earlier today, with another 'blue helmet' seriously injured, according to preliminary information reported by the country's UN mission, which deplored the “heinous act of terrorism” as all the more shocking because it occurred on the day set aside for the global community to honour UN peacekeepers.

29 May 2016 description

In Numbers

2.2 million people displaced

2.5 million people food insecure in north-east Nigeria.

4 countries affected

USD 74 million urgently required to meet the most immediate needs in the four countries over the next six months through August.

Highlights

  • Insecurity in the area continues amid Boko Haram attacks leading to further displacements of populations both in Nigeria and into the neighboring countries.

28 May 2016 description

Household food security remains normal

Key Messages

28 May 2016 description

Below average cereal prices means normal market access for poor households across the country

Key Messages

28 May 2016 description

Increased sorghum prices in the Goundam Lakes District limits food access for poor households

Key Messages

27 May 2016 description

Suite à l’attaque complexe qui a ciblé ses casques bleus le 18 mai au nord d'Aguelhok, dans la région de Kidal, la MINUSMA a immédiatement constitué une équipe d’enquête interne pour faire toute la lumière sur les circonstances de cette attaque, y compris celles relatives à l’arrestation des trois suspects et du décès de l’un d’entre eux qui a perdu la vie le 19 mai dans les heures ayant suivi son appréhension.

Cette enquête interne se poursuit.

27 May 2016 description

L’objectif global de cette évaluation est de procéder à une mise à jour des indicateurs clé de la sécurité alimentaire afin d’appréhender la situation courante de la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle des ménages, de même que son évolution au cours des 6 prochains mois. Par ailleurs, les informations à produire constitueront des données actualisées de qualité qui seront utilisés lors du prochain atelier du Cadre Harmonisé.

27 May 2016 description

IEDA Relief - Rapport Mission Terrain

La crise au Nord du Mali a accentué les difficultés d’approvisionnement des populations en eau potable ; le dispositif existant qui était déjà insuffisant s’est davantage dégradé à cause du défaut d’entretien/réhabilitation. En fin 2015, l’on estimait le taux d’accès à l’eau à 23% dans la région de Kidal et à 57% le nombre de points d’eau existant non fonctionnels1.

27 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

At a meeting today in the United Nations Security Council on the situation in the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa, senior UN officials stressed that climate change plays a direct role in the region's security, development and stability by increasing drought and fuelling conflict.

27 May 2016 description

Nigeria - The French Embassy in Nigeria and IOM Nigeria have signed an agreement for a nine-month project aimed at providing psychosocial support to conflict-affected people in the North East of the country. The project will target the two states most affected by displacement – Adamawa and Borno.

The project is designed to strengthen existing IOM psychosocial response and assistance to people affected by the humanitarian crisis that has developed in Nigeria due to the Boko Haram insurgency, especially the North East.