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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.

29 Apr 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS*

Continued forced displacement, killing and secuirty incidents due to insurgency situation.

An estimated 13.7 million people are affected by the food insecurity in the northern parts of Nigeria, including 7 million in the Northeast states of Adamawa, Borno, Yobe - out of which 2.5 million are in urgent need of food assistance.

Unproportionate resources to address the needs of displaced families such as shelter, health care, WASH, NFIs, education and psychosocial support.

29 Apr 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

Recurring natural disasters such as droughts and floods combined with the volatility of markets, pushed many households and communities into chronic vulnerability.

Conflict in northern Nigeria and CAR continue to displace refugees to Cameroon, and causes internal displacements. In addition, increasing insecurity in the far North of Cameroon and along the border of CAR hampers humanitarian access.

Poor coverage of sanitation and access to clean water remain the main causes of malnutrition and water-borne diseases

29 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food security improving across Sahel, but millions are still in need of assistance.

  • Nearly 3 million people in the Lake Chad region are facing severe food shortages.

  • Clashes between herders and farmers in Côte d’Ivoire displace over 6,000 people.

  • Between January and April, DRC reports 5,757 cholera cases.

  • Ebola resurfaces for the third time in Liberia, Guinea sees its first flare-up.

KEY FIGURES

29 Apr 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

29 Apr 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In March, 7 incidents were registered in Diffa region with 22 casualties (16 civilians), including 3 girls between ages 12-15 with explosive belts who were killed by security forces before they were able to detonate their explosives.

28 Apr 2016 description

Kaduna, Nigeria | AFP | Thursday 4/28/2016 - 15:49 GMT

by Aminu ABUBAKAR

The mass grave lies just outside the city of Kaduna in northern Nigeria, but apart from the recently turned ochre soil there's nothing to indicate what might lie beneath.

This is where public officials and human rights groups say the bodies of some 350 people, including women and children, were dumped by the military under the cover of darkness.

28 Apr 2016 description

Rescue of Civilians and Civilian Casualties

  • Strong and continued counter-insurgency offensive by the military has continued throughout April particularly in Borno, with higher incidents of rescued civilians.

  • According to the analysis done by UNHCR, from January through April 26, 2016, 372 civilians died and 284 were injured.

28 Apr 2016 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | jeudi 28/04/2016 - 10:29 GMT

Le gouvernement du Niger a prolongé de trois mois l'état d'urgence dans la région de Diffa (sud-est), proche du Nigeria, en raison du "niveau de menace élevé" du groupe islamiste Boko Haram, a annoncé jeudi la télévision publique.

"La situation sécuritaire dans la région de Diffa reste encore préoccupante avec un niveau de menace assez élevé dû aux attaques de Boko Haram", précise un communiqué du conseil des ministres lu à la télévision.

27 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN estimates that Boko Haram exploits children for 20 percent of bombing attacks

  • ASYG/RHC Lanzer advocates for additional assistance for the Lake Chad Basin

  • Ambassador Power announces more than $40 million in new USG assistance for the Lake Chad Basin response

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2016 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:25 GMT

By Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, April 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fear of new Boko Haram attacks in the Lake Chad area is discouraging around 100,000 people uprooted by violence from heading home and is hindering aid operations, agencies said on Wednesday, days after Chad extended its state of emergency.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

27 Apr 2016 description
report Mercy Corps

OVERVIEW

The humanitarian situation in southern Borno is dire, with large numbers of internally displaced persons (IDPs) displaced for up to a year or more who have received little or no external assistance.

27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

27 Apr 2016 description

REPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

1,600 MENAGES DEPLACES

Des tensions suite à l’arrivée de membres d'un groupe armé dans les régions de Yade et de Makounzi Wali au nord-ouest du pays début avril a entraîné le déplacement de 1600 ménages dans les sous-provinces de Koui et de Bocaranga. Les personnes déplacées sont auprès de familles d'accueil et reçoivent des articles non alimentaires et une assistance alimentaire des partenaires humanitaires.

CONGO

27 Apr 2016 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

1,600 HOUSEHOLDS DISPLACED DUE TO TENSIONS WITH ARMED MEN

Tensions following the arrival of members of an armed group in the north-western Yade and Makounzi Wali regions early April have led to the displacement of 1,600 households into Koui and Bocaranga sub-provinces. The IDPs are with host families and are receiving non-food items and food assistance from humanitarian partners.

CONGO

2,000 AFFECTED BY THE CRISIS IN THE SOUTHERN POOL REGION