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24 Apr 2017 description

To address growing violence in Mali that is undermining the Algeria-brokered peace accord, the UN Security Council should in June renew the mandate of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) with stronger political and civil affairs components and a greater role for the peacekeepers in local reconciliation.


24 Apr 2017 description

Au Burkina Faso la malnutrition constitue un problème de santé publique du fait de son ampleur et de sa sévérité. Afin de lutter efficacement contre ce mal, le Gouvernement à travers le Ministère de la santé en collaboration avec ses partenaires techniques et financiers ont conjugué leur effort en mettant en place un mécanisme de surveillance par la réalisation annuelle d’enquêtes nutritionnelles nationales selon la méthodologie SMART depuis 2009.

24 Apr 2017 description

La campagne agropastorale 2016/2017 a été caractérisée par un démarrage timide des pluies qui ne se sont installées définitivement qu’à la deuxième décade de juillet. Puis s’en est suivi un ralentissement de l’activité de la mousson à partir de la deuxième décade de septembre. Elle a été aussi marquée par endroits, par des inondations, des poches de secheresses et des attaques de chenilles et d’oiseaux granivores. En definitive, la campagne agrospastorale peut être jugée moyenne.

24 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

25 million children out of school in conflict zones - UNICEF

N’JDAMENA, Chad/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 24 April 2017 – More than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old, or 22 per cent of children in that age group, are missing out on school in conflict zones across 22 countries, UNICEF said today.

“At no time is education more important than in times of war,” said UNICEF Chief of Education Josephine Bourne. “Without education, how will children reach their full potential and contribute to the future and stability of their families, communities and economies?”

23 Apr 2017 description

A severe food crisis is advancing across East Africa, Nigeria and Yemen. In this interview, Xavier Duvauchelle, Handicap International’s desk officer for the East African region, explains the scale of the disaster and how our teams on the ground are responding.

23 Apr 2017 description


  • Favourable rains and continued Government support contributed to bumper cereal output in 2016

  • Cereal prices declining in recent months

  • Improved food security situation anticipated in marketing year 2016/17 (November/October)

Above-average cereal production gathered in 2016

Seasonal dry conditions prevail in most parts of the country. Land preparation and planting of the 2017 cereal crops will begin with the arrival of the rains, usually from June.

21 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The Far North continues unabated with displacement. An increase in the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees and out of camp refugees is of growing concern.

  • A security evaluation of the main axes will be undertaken in the Far North department of Logone et Chari. It is hoped that this will permit increased access to the remote areas of Fotokol, Makary and Hile Alifa, ousseri and the Mayo Sava.

21 Apr 2017 description


They came to the neighbouring village. They killed many people there, robbed and burned the houses. That’s why we left our village.”

21 Apr 2017 description

THE CRISIS Northern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing conflict and drought and are now approaching famine, with 20 million people near starvation in the worst preventable humanitarian crisis since World War II. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for US$4.4 billion by July to avert “catastrophe” in parts of Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen.

21 Apr 2017 description
report Project HOPE

Project HOPE says the health and survival of millions of women and children are at stake as famine looms in Nigeria. Amid growing fears of mass starvation in parts of Africa and Yemen where conflict, drought, and economic instability have combined to create the most severe food crisis in decades, Project HOPE deployed a team of health and nutrition experts to assess the immediate humanitarian needs in northeast Nigeria.

21 Apr 2017 description

Gore, 20 April 2017 (UNHCR) - Since the beginning of April, several waves of Central African refugees totaling 1,209 people have arrived in Chad, mainly in the border village of Sourou. They are welcomed by the local population and the authorities despite the fact the border with the Central African Republic (CAR) is officially closed.

Earlier this week, a new group of Central Africans fleeing tension in the north-west of their country found refuge in Chad where the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and its partners organized their transfer away from the border.

21 Apr 2017 description
report ACTED

Promoting market gardening, or how an agricultural cooperative with 81 members managed to produce over 170,000 kilos of vegetables

ACTED has been working for two years with support from OFDA in the Gao and Menaka regions to tackle the effects of the crisis in the North of the country and the impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations.

Supporting livelihoods against food insecurity

21 Apr 2017 description

Goré, 20 avril 2017 (UNHCR) – Depuis le début de ce mois d’avril plusieurs vagues de réfugiés centrafricains totalisant 1.209 personnes sont arrivés au Tchad notamment dans la localité frontalière de Sourou où ils sont accueillis par la population locale et les autorités malgré la fermeture officielle de frontière avec la Centrafrique.

21 Apr 2017 description


  • Les résultats d’analyse de la sécurité alimentaire et de nutrition, publiés en mars 2017, indiquent que 2,2 millions de personnes seront touchées par l’insécurité alimentaire au Tchad de mars à mai 2017, soit presqu’une personne sur cinq.

  • Contre tous les défis qui engendrent des conditions de vie précaires et une vulnérabilité accrue aux chocs soudains et chroniques, il faut adopter une nouvelle façon de travailler humanitaire-développement.

21 Apr 2017 description

Rainfall remains well below-average during peak rainy season in the Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Light, uneven rainfall since late February has resulted in moderate to locally strong moisture deficits in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

21 Apr 2017 description
  • Niger officially declared a Hepatitis E epidemic in the Diffa region in Niger. On 19 April, a total of 86 symptomatic cases of Hepatitis E, including 25 deaths, have been reported in the region. The first sample tests conducted in Dakar, Senegal, confirm the presence of Hepatitis E virus which is a liver disease transmitted through contaminated water.

20 Apr 2017 description

The army will also offer humanitarian aid to the region including medical support

ABUJA, April 19 (Reuters) - The Nigerian army on Wednesday launched a month-long operation to reduce violence in the centre of the country, as ethnically charged fighting pressures a government already tackling Boko Haram in the northeast and militants in the oil-rich south.

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