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27 Mar 2017 description

Points Clés:

  • Globalement en Février 2017 la situation alimentaire peut être qualifiée de satisfaisante avec 98% des ménages ayant une consommation alimentaire limite ou acceptable. De Novembre 2016 à Février 2017, la proportion des bénéficiaires qui ont une consommation alimentaire pauvre a diminué.

27 Mar 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, in charge for humanitarian emergency aid, announced that the federal government will double the population's donations to the campaign “Famine 12-12”. Minister De Croo has also planned international demarches. He will look, together with the United Nations, into a way to better tackle the structural causes. “We cannot look away when children are dying of hunger”.

26 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Climate change is about much more than polar bears – it is about the lives of millions of children around the world who are at risk of climate-related disasters

26 Mar 2017 description


  • Above-average crop production in 2016 due to adequate rainfall throughout the season

  • Prices of millet and sorghum stable in January but remain above their year-earlier levels

  • Continued assistance required to improve access to food and protect livelihoods of food insecure and vulnerable people, including refugees and returnees

Cereal production recovered in 2016

26 Mar 2017 description


  • Adequate rains in 2016 facilitated crop development in most regions; bumper crop gathered for second consecutive year

  • Coarse grain prices increased in recent months and remained above their year earlier levels

  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed, including for Nigerian and Malian refugees

Bumper crop harvested in 2016

26 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2017 — The World Bank today approved a $200 million credit to further support the Government of Nigeria in its efforts to enhance agricultural productivity of small and medium scale farmers in participating states.

25 Mar 2017 description

by Adela Suliman | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 24 March 2017 07:00 GMT

Many women have lost male relatives to war and find themselves in the role of sole breadwinner. One in four Syrian refugee families is now headed by a woman.

By Adela Suliman

LONDON, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Islamic State militants brutally invaded her hometown of Kobani in Syria, Shorash didn't initially see it as a career opportunity.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Italy

"Responding to the appeal made by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, we have arranged, through Italian Cooperation, a package of humanitarian aid worth 10 million euros in response to the very serious food crisis that is endangering the survival of 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia, including 1.4 million children under 5 with acute malnutrition problems".

24 Mar 2017 description

Mali: MSF warns about the use of humanitarian aid for political and military interests

The incursion of military and political actors in the humanitarian field is putting the provision of humanitarian aid at risk in Mali. This is the main conclusion of a report published this week by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) which analyses the continuous and harmful instrumentalisation of humanitarian aid in the country.

24 Mar 2017 description


  • The mid-term results of the Project for Improving Communities’ Resilience and Food Security to Overcome the Adverse Effects of Climate Change (PARSSAC) – funded by WFP’s Climate Adaptation Fund – were presented in February.

  • For the next six months, WFP needs USD 3.9 million to avoid pipeline breaks, and assist the local population and Malian refugees with cash/in-kind assistance, and resilience building activities. Urgent funding of USD 0.9 million is also needed to resume WFP’s school meals programme for the next six months.

24 Mar 2017 description


  • The Zero Hunger Country Strategic Review has officially begun.

  • A total of 7,416 people were assisted under the immediate response emergency operation (IR-EMOP 201036) in February 2017.

Operational Updates

24 Mar 2017 description


  • Education: School closures have interrupted education for an estimated 72,000 children.

  • Health: Various attacks have resulted in the disruption of health service provision, as health centres closed and people are scared to travel.

  • Food security will worsen in the area. Households are expected to face Stressed outcomes (IPC Phase 2) between April and September.

  • WASH: Scheduled repairs or constructions of wells and latrines are being delayed because of rising insecurity.

24 Mar 2017 description

Monthly regional mixed migration summary for February 2017 covering mixed migration events, incidents, trends and data for the West Africa region

24 Mar 2017 description
report Médecins du Monde

We are on the precipice of another humanitarian crisis. The famine that is raging in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen is threatening the lives of millions of people. The crisis is urgent, complex and vast. Without swift action, alarming food shortages in Ethiopia, Chad, Kenya, Uganda, and Niger, could also spiral into crisis.

23 Mar 2017 description


  • The security situation remained calm, despite some incidents related to inter-communal tensions or acts allegedly perpetrated by armed elements.

  • Two multisector assessments in the return areas of women and children having allegedly surrendered highlighted many vulnerabilities and the likely return of nearly 40,000 people in the southern part of Bol canton.

  • New displacements to Koulkime and Kousserie were reported, caused by a feeling of insecurity among the population.

23 Mar 2017 description


  • After three years of assistance at the Gaoui site, the humanitarian community advocates for durable solutions to facilitate the reintegration of returnees.

  • The Oslo Humanitarian Conference allowed the countries of the Lake Chad Basin to receive pledges of US $ 672 million, including US $ 458 million in 2017.

Toward sustainable solutions for Gaoui returnees

Decreasing humanitarian response in the site