150 million people across the Sahel face immense challenges. These include violent extremism, climate change and abject poverty, and a fourth – the demographic explosion that will see the region’s population double in the next twenty years – exacerbates the situation still further.
Across the Sahel more than 30 million people struggle with food insecurity; one in five children under the age of five suffers from acute malnutrition; 4.9 million people have fled their homes.
Ongoing instability and violence in Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger and Nigeria exacerbate existing vulnerabilities and continue to displace people.
In countries that are not affected by active conflict, the absence of violence coincided with two relatively good rainy seasons. This has allowed communities to recover from previous shocks and become more resilient. Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Senegal.
In Mali, where a fragile political agreement is in place, the humanitarian situation is stable but remains extremely preoccupying. Some 3.7 million people in Mali, and 135,000 who have sought refuge in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger, still need humanitarian assistance.
In the Lake Chad Basin Boko Haram attacks continue and the scale of suffering is extremely high. Around 11 million people will require emergency relief in 2017. Seven million people – one in three families –and almost half a million children are acutely malnourished and require food.
For 2017, the humanitarian community will require US$ 2.66 billion to help 15 million people, across 8 countries. (OCHA, 7 Dec 2016)
In Nigeria, a recent analysis indicates that at least 2,000 famine-related deaths may have occurred in Bama LGA between January and September 2016, many of them young children. While assistance has improved conditions in accessible areas of Borno State, a famine may be ongoing in inaccessible areas where conditions could be similar to those observed in Bama LGA earlier this year. (FEWSNet, 13 Dec 2016)
As of 13 January 2017, the Humanitarian Response Plan was 50% funded. (OCHA, 13 Jan 2017)
Appeals & Funding
- Sahel Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2016 EN/FR
- Humanitarian Needs Overview EN/FR
“La Résolution 46/182 des Nations Unies reste aussi pertinente et fondamentale aujourd’hui qu’en décembre 1991 et les principes d’humanité, de neutralité, indépendance et d’impartialité qu’elle contient continuent de guider une assistance humanitaire stratégique, coordonnée et efficace aux personnes qui en ont besoin”
Aid organisation CARE International today issued a new report highlighting the top ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2016.
The report, Suffering in Silence, features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, North Korea and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan and last year’s monsoon floods in Bangladesh.
Sudan conveys its readiness for WHO verification for certification
11 January 2017 | Geneva
In 2016, a total of 25 human cases of dracunculiasis1 (guinea-worm disease) were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO); Mali reported zero cases for the first time.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JULY 2017
N’Djamena, 11 janvier 2017 – Une importante délégation dirigée conjointement par les Représentants de l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, le HCR, et de la Banque Mondiale, a entamé mercredi une mission d’évaluation à Goz Beida, dans l’est du Tchad. Cette visite dans les régions et localités abritant les camps de réfugiés se rendra également dans le sud et l’ouest (le Lac) du Tchad.
In 2017, more than 4.7 million people will need humanitarian assistance in Chad.
According to the SMART Nutrition Survey of November 2016, 10 regions have severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rates above the WHO emergency threshold (2%).
Chad loses about 9.5 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) each year, or more than 578 billion CFA francs because of undernutrition.
Over 4.7 million people will need humanitarian assistance in Chad in 2017
Total affected population: 4.7 million
Total affected children: 2.7 million
Total people to be reached in 2017: 850,000
Total children to be reached in 2017: 530,000
At the beginning of 2017, approximately 65 million people worldwide are displaced from their homes and 130 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of ongoing violence, conflict and natural disaster.
Ireland is responding to these people’s urgent needs through our humanitarian assistance programme, managed by Irish Aid.
Desert Locust infestations decline in **Mauritania** and **Eritrea** outbreaks
Desert Locust infestations declined during December in the areas affected by the recent outbreaks in **Mauritania**, which extended to southern **Morocco**, and in **Eritrea** due to ongoing control operations. Nevertheless, strict vigilance should be maintained as ecological conditions continue to remain favourable and another generation of breeding is likely to take place during January and February.
As of 30 December 2016, the inter-agency coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion -- an increase of 10 per cent since it was first launched twelve months ago -- to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. By the end of 2016, $12.6 billion were raised towards the coordinated appeals -- more than ever before. Despite immense donor generosity, it is only 57 percent of the requirements committed, leaving a short fall of $9.5 billion.
POPULATION TOTALE DU TCHAD 14,2M
PERSONNES DANS LE BESOIN 4,7M
PERSONNES CIBLÉES 2,6M
BUDGET (US$) 589M
# PARTENAIRES HUMANITAIRES 117
PERSONNES DANS LE BESOIN 4,7M
BESOINS HUMANITAIRES ET CHIFFRES CLÉS
L'insécurité alimentaire, les déplacements de population et les urgences sanitaires, exacerbés par les risques climatiques et le faible développement humain, précipitent environ 8,1 millions de personnes, presque les deux tiers de la population tchadienne, dans une vulnérabilité aigüe ou chronique. Plus de 4,7 millions de personnes, dont 52 % de femmes, ont besoin d'une assistance humanitaire et de soutien pour renforcer leurs moyens d'existence.
In West Africa, regional staple food production during the 2016/17 marketing year is expected to be well above average.
Staple food prices declined and remained near average as supplies increased in November with the arrival of recent harvests and continued international rice and wheat imports. Persistent depreciation of the Naira (NGN) has led to price increases across Nigeria, especially for rice, and reduced purchasing power for Sahelian livestock and cash crops.
Après 12 mois de formation, l’année scolaire 2015-2016 a été clôturée le vendredi 16 décembre 2016 au centre de formation professionnelle (VTC) de Djabal. L’évènement a été marqué par la remise des attestations de fin de formation et des kits de premier établissement aux 150 lauréats de la promotion 2016. La cérémonie de remise des diplômes a été présidée par le Gouverneur de la région de Sila et le Chef de la Sous-Délégation de l’UNHCR par intérim en présence des étudiants, des parents, des représentants des différents services étatiques ainsi que des acteurs humanitaires.
The water point map viewer, which monitors 234 water points from Mali to Somalia, will help a range of government and non-government actors understand the current availability of water for livestock and human consumption. This will inform food security analysis, humanitarian assistance planning, and a range of other activities