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)
Appeals & Funding
- Sahel 2017 | Overview of humanitarian needs and requirements EN/FR
- Sahel 2016 | Rapport de suivi périodique (Octobre-Decembre)
Le projet RP2 vole au secours des populations vulnérables
Dans le but de soulager la souffrance des populations face aux catastrophes naturelles, la Croix- Rouge Malienne et son organisation sœur de la Hollande viennent de procéder au lancement de la seconde phase du nouveau projet intitulé « préparation à la réponse aux catastrophes au Mali »(RP2) qui vise la réduction de l’impact des catastrophes sur les populations vulnérables au Mali à l’horizon 2020.
Polio staff in Nigeria have contributed emergency response expertise in Sokoto State
In early May 2017, polio programme staff from across Nigeria joined efforts to combat a meningitis outbreak in Sokoto, providing support and expertise in outbreak response to help Sokoto State in controlling the outbreak.
Almost 200 WHO polio officers worked with state and national government agencies and other partners to plan and implement a state-wide vaccination campaign aimed at reaching almost 800 000 young people at risk of contracting the disease.
Conseil des droits de l’homme
6-23 juin 2017
Point 3 de l’ordre du jour
Promotion et protection de tous les droits de l’homme, civils, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels, y compris le droit au développement
Note du secrétariat
Human Rights Council
6-23 June 2017
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development
Note by the Secretariat
The Government of Japan has provided US$6 million for the humanitarian efforts of three United Nations agencies in Mauritania: the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
1.8 m people displaced across Northeast Nigeria (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, March 2017)
4.7 m people food insecure in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States and estimated to increase to 5.2 m between June and August 2017 (Phases 3, 4 & 5– Cadre Harmonisé, March 2017)
450,000 children under the age of five likely to suffer from severe acute malnutrition (Situation Report No. 10, UNOCHA, 30 April 2017)
Protection monitoring, analysis and response
Community-based protection Operationalizing the Tripartite Agreement and implementing the Return and Reintegration Strategy
Return monitoring Registration and profiling
Supporting self-reliance activities Access to Justice
Coordination of Protection Sector Working Groups at National and State levels
Ce Jeudi 18 Mai 2017, plus d’une cinquantaine de femmes venues des 10 régions du Mali, y compris du district de Bamako, se sont retrouvées dans le cadre de la 3ème édition de la Journée Portes Ouvertes sur la résolution 1325 (2000) du Conseil de Sécurité des Nation Unies, sur les Femmes, la Paix et la Sécurité. Un forum d’échanges avec les représentants des Nations unies au Mali y compris la MINUSMA.
1.1 Impact of conflict on the civilian population
Le nombre élevé des cas au Lac est le résultat des seances de sensibilisation de l'UNFPA et les campagnes de sensibilisation que les équipes de l’IRC ont mené lors de la distribution des Kits WASH effectuée sur les différents sites d'intervention.
9836 dont 1864 hommes, 4887 femmes, 1162 adolescents et 1923 adolescentes ont été sensibilisés sur les différents types de VBG, leurs conséquences et les services de réponse disponibles dans les communautés.
by Liska Wittenberg
Every summer since 2014 has seen an increase in the number of refugees and migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Italy and Malta. This increase in migration is having a wide-ranging impact on countries of origin, transit, and destination, creating new and complex challenges for governments, humanitarian agencies, the European Union, and the international community at large.
Selected Food Prices Watch for April 2017 reflected that the average price of 1 dozen of Agric eggs medium size increased year-on-year by 41.04% and decreased month-on-month by 1.71% to N518.66 in April 2017 from N527.69 in March 2017.
Data source: National Bureau of Statistics
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.
FLOODS AFFECT OVER 5,000
Floods and violent winds have killed three people, injured 18 others and destroyed more than 750 houses across the country since the start of May. Overall, 5,129 people have been affected in several localities in the country’s East and South-Western regions. The National Emergency Response Council has provided food and basic household items to the affected families.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
DES INONDATIONS AFFECTENT PLUS DE 5 000 PERSONNES
Des inondations et Des vents violents ont tué trois personnes, en ont blessé 18 et ont détruit plus de 750 maisons dans le pays depuis début mai. Au total, 5 129 personnes ont été touchées dans plusieurs localités des régions de l'Est et du Sud-Ouest du pays. Le Conseil National de Secours d'Urgence et de Réhabilitation a fourni de la nourriture et des articles ménagers de base aux familles touchées.
Responding to the protection crisis in the Lake Chad Basin
22 May 2017 – With United Nations peace operations being carried out in highly complex environments and facing multiple challenges, Secretary-General António Guterres recently stressed the need to adapt peacekeeping to “our changing world.”