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 $214 million was announced for 2018 and beyond. (OCHA, 24 Feb 2017)
Mali: Needs remain high with more than 3.5 million people being food insecure and some 852,000 people in need of nutrition assistance. More than 37,000 people remain internally displaced. The majority of those in need of assistance are in Mali’s northern region.
For 2017, the humanitarian community will require US$ 2.66 billion to help 15 million people, across 8 countries. (OCHA, 7 Dec 2016)
Appeals & Funding
While food access has increased for some, the upcoming lean-season and increasing prices presents a dire situation
In the last six months,the number of displaced households that are food insecure has decreased,while the number of food insecure households among residents has increased slightly.
Overall, the proportion of households with not enough food and money has decreased,but those in need are continuing to rely on desperate strategies in order to eat.
1.9 m people displaced, of which 1.5 million in Borno and 0.11 million in Yobe States (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, January 2017)
3.9 m people food insecure in Borno and Yobe States and projected to increase to 4.6 m between June and August 2017 (Phases 3, 4 & 5, preliminary results – Cadre Harmonisé,
First Publication in New Briefing Paper Series: Measuring Illicit Arms Flows in Niger
Measuring Illicit Arms Flows: Niger—the first in a new series of Briefing Papers launched today by the Small Arms Survey— examines the measurement of illicit arms flows in Niger in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 16.
Maiduguri, 15 March 2017 - An estimated 400,000 children in the northeast, Nigeria are currently suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) because of the ongoing humanitarian crisis. Severe acute malnutrition is a life threatening condition requiring urgent treatment. Without proper treatment, one in every five of those children -75, 000 could die.
Northeast Nigeria and the larger Lake Chad Basin (LCB) region continue to face threats from Boko Haram. The militant group originates from Borno state, the homeland of the region’s Kanuri people.
WHAT WE’RE DOING:
USAID/OTI’s Nigeria Regional Transition Initiative helped create Dandal Kura (“meeting place” in Kanuri), a radio station with daily broadcasts of locally sourced Kanuri-language radio programs to the Lake Chad Basin region.
WFP donated protective and production equipment to salt producers in the Fatick region to contribute to government efforts in fighting against iodine deficiency.
The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative team shared lessons from their pilot program on climate services at the Fifth International Conference on Climate Services.
A joint WFP/UNHCR sensitization mission took place in Intikane ZAR for the newly relocated Malian refugees from Tazalit ZAR on the implementation of assistance on the basis of needs and capacity.
Critical funding gap is having extremely negative consequences on planned resilience and hunger season activities. New contributions are urgently needed to avoid losing achievements gained over the past three years.
Situation Analysis: UNICEF Nigeria with the support of donors listed above, lead the collection and analysis of data on suicide attacks by the Boko Haram in North-East Nigeria and the neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The analysis presented below covers the reporting period of January 2017. It is important to note that due to security situation in North-East Nigeria and across the borders with neighbouring countries, it was difficult to verify all the numbers of children used and killed or injured as a result of suicide attacks.
**Marie-Elodie est volontaire de l'aide de l'Union européenne avec ACTED au Sénégal pour les projets agriculture et sécurité alimentaire. Dans ce cadre, elle participe aux discussions du collectif CORRIANS pour le renforcement du partage de l'information sur l'insécurité alimentaire au Sénégal : **
20 March 2017: While many resources have been dedicated to Countering Violent Extremism efforts, little attention has been paid to the role women play in the Boko Haram insurgency and responses to it in Nigeria, says Idayat Hassan.
The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), popularly referred to as Boko Haram, has been waging a war against the Nigerian state for the past seven years. The insurgency has claimed over twenty thousand lives, displaced over two million people, and destroyed billions of dollars’ worth of personal and public property.
Pour les « Prix Producteurs »
Les prix collectés ce mois de Février 2017, nous indiquent que :
Riz Gambiaka : le prix le moins cher est 275 enregistré à Kléla dans la région de Sikasso, Siengo et Niono sont à 300 FCFA/kg et 350 le plus cher toujours à Sofara dans la région de Mopti. Tendance à la hausse.
Riz Adny11 : il est à Niono et Siengo à 300 FCFA/kg contre 350 à Baguineda dans la région de Koulikoro. Tendance : stabilité.
MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA — Three suicide bombers killed four people and injured eight others in a village near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a police spokesman said Sunday.
A man and two women blew themselves up when they were challenged by a member of the Civilian JTF, a government-approved militia group, just outside Maiduguri, the city worst hit by jihadist group Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency.
This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Mali. The update additionally provides information regarding the status of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict conclusion negotiations on the Secretary-General’s reports on the situation of children and armed conflict in Colombia and Somalia.
Background on IYCF /CG project
IMC preventive nutrition project/IYCF with CG model started on November 2016
IMC uses the care group model, mass education, individual counseling, and community dialog for IYCF services
Key IYCF intervention areas:
Importance of early initiation of breastfeeding
Exclusive breastfeeding up to six months age
Complementary feeding for children 6-23 months old
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Concerns over performance of upcoming 2017 cropping season in the Far North Region
Reduced 2016 crop production due to erratic rainfall and civil insecurity in northern areas
Low inflation rates in recent years
Alarming food insecurity situation in northern and eastern regions due to refugee influx and internal displacements
Concerns over the upcoming 2017 cropping season in Far North Region, strong livelihood support required
By Busani Bafana
DUBAI, UAE, Mar 18 2017 (IPS) - Though still fearful for her life and the safety of her family, one of the girls who escaped abduction by Boko Haram in Nigeria has appealed to global leaders to intervene and help bring back 195 schoolgirls still being held by the terrorist network.
Next month it will be three years since the Nigerian militants abducted more than 270 girls from the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria.
March 17, 2017 - Toronto, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada
Canadians have always helped in times of crisis, and Canada’s humanitarian assistance reflects the best of Canadian values.
As a result of conflicts in northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, as well as a devastating drought affecting Somalia, more than 20 million people are facing extreme food insecurity, with famine already declared in parts of South Sudan.
Le contexte de déplacement au Mali reste complexe et fluide. Des mouvements de personnes déplacées résidant actuellement dans les régions du sud vers les régions du nord continuent d'être signalés. Alors que certains ont indiqué être retournés définitivement, d'autres déplacés expliquent faire des allers-retours entre le lieu de déplacement et le lieu d'origine.