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02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.

02 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and its partners are providing multi-sectoral assistance in 32 internally displaced peoples’ sites and in 70 host villages of the Lake region.

  • As of 29 February 2016, 19,526 children have been admitted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition across the country.

  • 32,500 displaced persons now have access to safe drinking water in the Lake Region thanks to UNICEF interventions.

02 May 2016 description

Nouvelle initiative du CILSS et de la FAO pour renforcer l’impact des initiatives d’appui et le développement d’un outil consensuel de mesure de la résilience

02 May 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

The approaching lean season, as well as low and late funding, continue to increase the overall chronic vulnerability and erode communities' resilience, many of which resort to negative coping strategies.

The nutritional situation is critical, with several regions and departments exceeding the WHO threshold of 15%. The north east of the country is particularly affected by the nutritional crisis, requiring an urgent intervention in the coming months.

02 May 2016 description
report Shelter Cluster

NEED ANALYSIS

  • The crisis that occurred in Mali in 2012 led to displacement in high numbers, both inside the country and in the sub-region, 350,000 persons were internally displaced, while 175,000 were refugees.

02 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Limited funding has resulted in WFP reducing its assistance in the country. If no new contributions are received, WFP will be forced to reduce even further its food/cash assistance to vulnerable populations, school meals and nutrition activities.

  • Since the start of the year, WFP has assisted over 200,000 people through Food For Asset activities.

  • New Cash Based Transfers distributions are ongoing in the Diffa region. Over 27,300 people have been reached.

Operational Updates

02 May 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Niger is a West African country located in the heart of the African meningitis belt, which stretches from Senegal to Djibouti. The hot and dry climate is favourable to the outbreak of meningitis epidemics generally between November and May. In April 2015, following an escalation in meningitis cases (from December 2015) an epidemic was officially declared by the Ministry of Public Health.

02 May 2016 description

Weekly trends can fluctuate due to security conditions in the region, the political climate in Niger and neighbouring countries, presence of migrants at the flow monitoring points and availability of transport and opportunities. For more detailed analysis see the flow monitoring survey reports.

01 May 2016 description

Une insécurité alimentaire moyenne dans la majeure partie du pays

MESSAGES CLÉS

01 May 2016 description

Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO | AFP | Saturday 5/1/2016 - 05:31 GMT

Burkina Faso will impose restrictions on water supplies in the capital Ouagadougou next week to tackle a serious shortage in the city of two million, officials said.

The city has suffered a severe shortage over the past few weeks which has left some districts without water for three to five days.

01 May 2016 description

N'Djamena, Chad | AFP | Saturday 5/1/2016 - 03:42 GMT

by Valérie LEROUX

With US and European support, African states threatened by Boko Haram are out to smash the militant Islamist group terrorising the region -- but a coordinated response is required if they are to succeed.

A regional offensive launched early last year against the group by Chad, and Nigeria under new President Muhammadu Buhari has seen Boko Haram driven out from numerous towns and villages that it controlled in northeastern Nigeria.

30 Apr 2016 description

Crise (Phase 3 de l’IPC) et Stress (Phase 2 de l’IPC) persistent dans des zones localisées

MESSAGES CLÉS

30 Apr 2016 description
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Sharp food price increases further limit food access for poor households in the Northeast

KEY MESSAGES

30 Apr 2016 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 29 April 2016
Subjects: (1) Mozambique
(2) Nigeria

(1) Mozambique

30 Apr 2016 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 18 April 2016

The European Commission today announced the introduction of 20 new measures in the Sahel region and Lake Chad Basin, worth over EUR 280 million in total.

The European Commission today announced the adoption of 20 new measures to assist the Sahel region and the Lake Chad Basin under the 'Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa'.

29 Apr 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

Food insecurity, malnutrition and overall vulnerability are results of recurring natural hazards (droughts, floods), increasing food prices and overall scarcity of resources.

The country continues to host Malian refugees, their returns are contingent on restoring peace and security in Northern Mali.

Diseases under epidemiological surveillance are likely to report increased number of cases as a result of poor access to health structures and water,sanitation, and hygiene facilities.

29 Apr 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

Chronic vulnerability: recurrent shocks (droughts, floods, epidemics, locust), increasing poverty and market instability have contributed to deterioration of livelihoods.

Limited access to basic social services and timid presence of State administration in certain parts of northern Mali increase the vulnerability of communities.

29 Apr 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

Poverty, demographic pressure and recurrent shocks (droughts, floods, epidemics, and high food prices) are among the key causes of vulnerability amongst households and communities.

Insecurity in neighboring countries, notably Mali and Nigeria, has led to displacements to Niger. In addition, the country is experiencing internal displacement of people due to armed attacks by insurgents that have been occurring in Diffa since Feb 2015.