In the Sahel, extreme poverty, climate change, armed conflict and insecurity continue to threaten the lives of millions already living on the brink. These interdependent drivers are behind the staggering levels of structural, chronic and acute vulnerability present in the region. Where the chronic seasonal cycle is broken, progress and success can be seen. Where conflict hits, hard-won gains are quickly lost and new challenges appear.
Communities across the region remain highly vulnerable. In 2017, around 30 million people are expected to face food insecurity, and almost 12 million of them at crisis and emergency levels. Pockets of pasture deficits have been observed in certain areas of Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, and risks of locusts have been identified in Mauritania and neighboring areas. The situation of people living in the conflict-affected regions of Mali and the Lake Chad Basin, is particularity critical.
In 2017, in the more stable regions of the Sahel such as Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Senegal, where needs are driven by chronic vulnerability, humanitarian action has been fully aligned with resilience and development frameworks.
Lake Chad Basin: The scale of suffering remains huge and is expected to grow: around 11 million people will require assistance in 2017. Humanitarian partners have requested US$1.5 billion to provide aid to 8.2 million people. While the response strategy focuses us on providing emergency, life-saving assistance, humanitarian actors are also calling for a collaborative approach to help address the deeper causes of the Lake Chad Basin crisis that include abject poverty, the impact of climate change, rapid population growth and under-investment in social services. At the Oslo conference on 24 Feb 2017, 14 donors pledged $458 million for relief in 2017 and an additional $214 million was announced for 2018 and beyond. (OCHA, 24 Feb 2017)
Mali: Needs remain high with more than 3.5 million people being food insecure and some 852,000 people in need of nutrition assistance. More than 37,000 people remain internally displaced. The majority of those in need of assistance are in Mali’s northern region. In April 2017, the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2017 for $293 million was only 11.6% funded. OCHA warned of destabilizing consequences, as the humanitarian situation is quickly deteriorating as a direct result of the conflict. (OCHA, 28 Apr 2017)
For 2017, the humanitarian community will require US$ 2.66 billion to help 15 million people, across 8 countries. (OCHA, 7 Dec 2016)
As of 2 June 2017, the humanitarian response plan for West and Central Africa was 25% funded. (OCHA, 2 June 2017)
Appeals & Funding
- Sahel 2017 | Overview of humanitarian needs and requirements EN/FR
- Sahel 2016 | Rapport de suivi périodique (Octobre-Decembre)
More than 60 million people could leave sub-Saharan Africa's desertified areas for North Africa and Europe by 2020
By Kieran Guilbert
DAKAR, June 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - African governments have pledged to restore degraded land, invest in agriculture and create "green jobs" for young people in a drive to tackle youth unemployment, fight against radicalisation, and stem the tide of migration to Europe.
Au total, 894 cas déclarés (suspects et confirmés) ont été notifiés au 12 juin. A la même date, 33 décès liés à la maladie ont été enregistrés. Le taux de létalité est passé de 29 pour cent au 25 avril à 3,7 pour cent au 12 juin. Les femmes sont les plus touchées.
Le personnel des structures sanitaires et les partenaires humanitaires mènent conjointement des activités de prise en charge médicale et de prévention.
Cette fiche fournit un aperçu des conditions dans le site de Badarmdawé, situé à 15 km du chef lieu de la commune de N’Guigmi dans la région de Diffa.
Les informations présentées ici sont basées sur une cartographie des infrastructures et des entretiens avec des informateurs clés effectués en mars 2017.
Cette fiche fait partie d’une série pour informer la réponse humanitaire au Niger. Tous les produits sont disponibles ici.
With the lean season approaching, WFP is augmenting support to the most vulnerable local households in the Far North and eastern regions to ensure food access and stimulate livelihood creation.
In May, a first distribution of High Energy Biscuits was initiated for young pupils in selected schools in the Far North region.
WFP needs to resource an additional USD 15 million to cover the food and nutrition needs of about 500,000 vulnerable refugees, IDPs and host populations over the next six months
Facts & Figures
Most populous African country with over 188 million inhabitants
1.9 million people displaced in Nigeria (IOM)
169 000 refugees in Niger, Chad and Cameroon (UNHCR)
Registered returnees: over 136 000 (UNHCR)
5.1 million people facing a food security crisis in northern Nigeria (OCHA, Humanitarian Response)
European Commission humanitarian aid: Over €124 million since 2014
2017 funding: €27.5 million, with planned increase by €32 million
Enugu, 14 June 2017 - The Enugu state Commissioner for Health Dr Samuel Ngwu remains convinced that the support given by World Health Organization (WHO) is instrumental to building sustainable institutional capacity for disease surveillance and immunization in Nigeria. The commissioner made this declaration at the quarterly review meeting of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) cluster in Enugu conducted on 13-15 June 2017.
Bamako, le 15 juin 2017 - La MINUSMA exprime sa vive préoccupation face à la recrudescence des violences ayant visé les populations civiles dans certaines localités des régions du nord du Mali, notamment à Kidal, Tessalit, Annefis, Gao, Intachdayt et Anoumalane.
Rainfall continues over most of West Africa and northern East Africa
Below-average rainfall since late February has resulted in moisture deficits throughout many parts of southern South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and northern Tanzania.
Limited rainfall since March has led to developing moisture deficits across parts of Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, and southern Guinea.
- Evolution des données de routine
- Echos des partenaires
- Histoire d’intérêt humain
Nombre de cas de malnutrition aigue sévère (MAS) ciblé par le cluster:
Nombre de cas de malnutrition aigue Modérée (MAM) ciblé par le cluster:
Femmes enceintes et allaitantes (FEFA) souffrant de malnutrition aigüe modérée :
Despite satisfying cereal availability, millet and sorghum prices increase beyond their seasonal trend in Mali and Niger due to stock depletion. The ongoing Ramadan is expected to exacerbate this rise.
Strong pasture and fodder deficit in the Sahel, particularly in Mali and Niger
Drop in livestock prices in the eastern trade Basin due to poor demand from Nigeria
Fiscal Crisis in Chad: Poor economic performance threatens national food security and regional stability
Los medios de vida de 60 millones de pastores (el 20% de la población en la región de Sahel) están directamente impactados por el cambio climático. Acción contra el Hambre está a cargo de uno de los sistemas de vigilancia pastoral más consolidados en la región, que cruza datos obtenidos por teledetección con evidencias recogidas directamente sobre el terreno en sitios centinela.
The European Commission has announced a support package of €143 million today for the early recovery and reconstruction needs in Borno State in Nigeria which is suffering from a worsening humanitarian crisis.
Some 200,000 Nigerian refugees hosted in neighbouring countries – Cameroon, Chad and Niger –are starting to return to Nigeria, especially from Cameroon, which received 62% of those refugees. Since 12th May around 11,000 returnees have arrived in Banki-Bama LGA from Cameroon.
Partnership between the EU, local authorities and the International Organisation for Migration has led to upswing in rescues.
Troops in norther Niger, supported by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) programme funded by the EU, yesterday successfully saved a large group of migrants, including children and babies, abandoned by smugglers without food or water in the desert.
Most of the migrants were from Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and Burkina Faso, travelling to Libya in the hope of reaching Europe.