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22 Jan 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

21 Jan 2015 description

En représailles à la capture de son chef, Rodrigue Ngaibona (Andilo), des éléments anti-Balaka ont enlevé le 19 janvier, une femme française travaillant pour une ONG internationale et un prêtre. Le lendemain, ils ont également détenu, pendant un certain temps, une employée de la Mission intégrée multidimensionnelle de stabilisation des Nations Unies en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA). Les éléments anti-Balaka réclament la libération de leur leader.

21 Jan 2015 description

In retaliation for the capture of its leader, Rodrigue Ngaibona (Andilo), anti-Balaka elements kidnapped on 19 January, a French woman working for an international NGO and a priest. The day after, they also detained for some time a staff member of the UN peacekeeping mission (MINUSCA). Anti-Balaka elements are demanding the release of their leader.

20 Jan 2015 description

Snapshot 14–20 January

Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.

20 Jan 2015 description

Pluviométrie atypique, conflits et Ebola augmentent l’insécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l’Ouest

Messages clés

17 Jan 2015 description


Insécurité alimentaire et malnutrition

Au Tchad, près de 2.4 millions de personnes sont en insécurité alimentaire (20%) parmi lesquelles 428 000 personnes (3.6%) sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire sévère. La situation nutritionnelle es t également alarmante, avec 350 000 cas de malnutrition aiguë globale attendus en 2015 pour les enfants de 6 à 59 mois, parmi lesquels 96 000 en situation de malnutrition aigüe sévère.

Mouvements de populations

16 Jan 2015 description

Abuja, Nigeria, 15 January 2015, UNHCR: The UN Refugee Agency in Nigeria has facilitated the return of some 400 Cameroon refugees who have freely chosen to return to their native villages in Akwaya sub-division of the South West region of Cameroon after six years of stay on Nigerian territory.

16 Jan 2015 description

Intensifying violence in north-east Nigeria has led to a deterioration in the humanitarian situation. Thousands of people have fled to other parts of Nigeria and into neighbouring countries. Others need urgent medical treatment for their injuries. The ICRC is distributing emergency aid and treating the sick and wounded. But access to certain areas remains difficult and the needs are enormous, so the ICRC has to focus on helping the most vulnerable people. An interview with Beat Mosimann, deputy head of the ICRC delegation in Abuja, Nigeria.

16 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Samuel Kaalu

Once a long way from water and lacking proper hygiene and sanitation practices, a small community in Nigeria has benefitted noticeably from a multiyear project aimed at changing behaviours and reaching millions with clean water.

15 Jan 2015 description

Le 9 Janvier, le HCR a indiqué que depuis le 16 Décembre, 10 000 personnes de la RCA ont fui vers la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) après de violents affrontements entre les ex-Séléka et anti-Balaka dans la province de Ouaka. Il est estimé qu’un total de 68 000 réfugiés centrafricains sont en RDC.

15 Jan 2015 description

On 9 January, UNHCR reported that since 16 December, 10,000 people from CAR have fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after violent clashes between ex-Seleka and anti-Balaka in Ouaka Province. There is an estimated total of 68,000 CAR refugees in DRC.

15 Jan 2015 description

More than 25,000 people fleeing the violence in north-eastern Nigeria have sought refuge in neighbouring Niger, where Red Cross is providing food, blankets and other essential items.

The violence in north-eastern Nigeria continues to drive people from their homes and force them to flee across the border to Niger's far south-eastern Diffa area. Here, they live under very difficult conditions.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is working with Red Cross in Niger to provide food and other relief.

15 Jan 2015 description

In 2013-14, DFID’s programme in Nigeria was £266 million


1.4 million pregnant women and children received help with nutrition in 2013-14.

4.7 million more pregnant women and children will have improved nutrition by the end of 2015.


In the last year we’ve helped 470,000 people increase their incomes by more than 15% and since 2011 we’ve helped over 7 million people gain access formal financial services.


14 Jan 2015 description


  • Les résultats de la rencontre annuelle du Dispositif National de Prévention et de Gestion des Catastrophes et Crises Alimentaires indiquent que 177 zones sont vulnérables sur le plan alimentaire.

  • Le premier camp de réfugiés a été ouvert dans la région de Diffa.

  • Le nombre de cas de choléra notifiés dans la région de Diffa tend à la baisse. Cependant les actions de prévention et de riposte doivent continuer pour stopper la maladie.

13 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF response to date

• On 10 December 2014, the Government called on national and international solidarity to respond to the humanitarian situation in Diffa.

• UNHCR is setting up two refugee camps and one transit site in Diffa region for a total of approximately 14,000 refugees. UNICEF is supporting the installation by providing squatting plates and water bladders to UNHCR to ensure access to water and sanitation. In parallel, UNICEF will continue to support displaced people and host communities outside the camps.

13 Jan 2015 description

Nigeria: Violence has escalated significantly in the northeast. Boko Haram killed more than 2,100 people in the first 11 days of the year. Most were killed in an attack on the town of Baga and surrounding settlements in Borno state, on Lake Chad. Up to 20,000 people were displaced. Other attacks took place in Maiduguri, Damaturu, and Potiskum.

12 Jan 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • 7 300 personnes sont arrivées au Tchad en provenance du Nigeria depuis Janvier 2015.

  • Le Gouvernement du Tchad a entrepris une mission sur le terrain et a sollicité l’appui des partenaires pour l’assistance humanitaire. Il a aussi fait acheminer des articles pour l’assistance.

  • Une mission d’évaluation inter-agences a été organisée dans la région du Lac. Les besoins humanitaires sont nombreux en particulier en matière d’abris, d’alimentation et d’articles ménagers essentiels