Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017Ongoing
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)
As of 28 July 2017, the humanitarian response plan for West and Central Africa was 33% funded. (OCHA, 28 July 2017)
Appeals & Funding
- Sahel 2017 | Overview of humanitarian needs and requirements EN/FR
- Sahel 2016 | Rapport de suivi périodique (Octobre-Decembre)
The United Nations Organisation against Drugs and Crime (UNODC) plays an important role in the fight against terrorism, illicit trafficking, organised crime and corruption. It is also mandated to contribute to strengthening the Security Sector Reform (SSR) through an integrated approach. In this interview, Pierre Lapaque, UNODC Regional Representative for West Africa, talks about the importance of SSR and provides an overview of the various SSR processes involved in the sub-region which continue to face new challenges that threaten peace and security.
UNE ATTAQUE TERRORISTE TUE AU MOINS 18 PERSONNES
Le 13 août, des hommes armés ont pris d'assaut un restaurant dans la capitale Ouagadougou et ont tué 18 personnes et blessé 22 autres, selon le gouvernement. Deux attaquants ont été tués. Une attaque similaire dans un café voisin en janvier 2016 avait fait 30 morts.
ENVIRON 200 NOUVEAUX RÉFUGIÉS DE LA RCA DANS LE SUD
Terror attack kills at least 18 people
On 13 August, gunmen stormed a restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou and killed 18 people, and wounding 22 others, according to the government. Two attackers were killed. A similar attack on a nearby cafe in January 2016 killed 30 people.
Dakar, 13 Aout 2017 - Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général (RSSG) et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, condamne avec la plus grande fermeté l'attaque terroriste qui a eu lieu le 13 août 2017 à Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, et qui a fait au moins 18 morts et plusieurs blessés.
Le RSSG Ibn Chambas exprime sa plus grande sympathie aux personnes endeuillées et aux familles des victimes, ainsi qu’au peuple et au Gouvernement du Burkina Faso, et souhaite un prompt rétablissement aux blessés.
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
8024E SÉANCE – MATIN
8024th Meeting (AM)
‘In No Way’ Would Group of Five Impinge on National Efforts, Partnerships, Mali’s Permanent Representative Pledges
The Group of Five Sahel States (G5 Sahel) Joint Force to combat trans-border terrorism and organized crime could make a significant contribution to stabilizing the region by working in tandem with other ongoing initiatives, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council today.
Dakar, 14 August 2017 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack, which took place on 13 August 2017 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and resulted in at least 18 deaths, with several other people wounded.
SRSG Ibn Chambas expresses his deepest sympathy to the bereaved and the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Burkina Faso, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the barbaric and cowardly terrorist attack which took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on the night of 13 August 2017, during which at least 18 people were killed and at least 18 were injured.
14 AOÛT 2017
La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole adjoint de M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:
Le Secrétaire général condamne l’attentat terroriste perpétré le 13 août à Ouagadougou, au Burkina Faso.
Le Secrétaire général présente ses plus sincères condoléances au Gouvernement et au peuple du Burkina Faso et souhaite un prompt rétablissement aux blessés.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack perpetrated on 13 August in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Burkina Faso and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.
Addis Abéba, le 14 août 2017: Le Président de la Commission de l'Union africaine (UA), Moussa Faki Mahamat, a appris, avec une très profonde consternation, l’attaque terroriste perpétrée, dans la soirée du 13 août 2017, contre un restaurant de la capitale burkinabé, qui a entrainé de nombreuses pertes en vies humaines et des blessés.
LUNDI 14 AOÛT 2017
Le dimanche 13 août 2017 aux environs de 21 heures, une attaque terroriste a touché le restaurant Istanbul sur l’Avenue Kwamé N’KRUMAH à Ouagadougou.
Les Forces de Défense et de Sécurité se sont immédiatement mobilisées pour lancer un assaut qui a pris fin aux environs de 05 heures du matin de ce lundi 14 août 2017.
Le bilan provisoire fait état de dix-huit (18) morts non encore identifiés et une dizaine de blessés pris en charge par les services d’urgences des hôpitaux à Ouagadougou. Deux (02) assaillants ont également été abattus.
Burkina Faso sporadically targeted by jihadists
By Thiam Ndiaga
OUAGADOUGOU, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Suspected jihadists killed at least 17 people and wounded eight during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, the communications minister said, as security forces sought to free people still trapped inside on Monday.
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Seasonal forecast of the agro-hydro-climatic characteristics of the 2017 rainy season for the Sahelo-Soudanian countries of CILSS/ECOWAS region
1. At a Glance
“We are the first generation to be able to end poverty, and the last generation that can take steps to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.” Ban Ki-moon Former Secretary-General of the United Nations
Despite heavy rains in other parts of East Africa, dryness remains in northern Ethiopia and Eritrea
Africa Weather Hazards
Several weeks of above-normal rainfall has led to saturated ground conditions and increased the risk of flooding in Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. Heavy rainfall is forecast over the region during early August.
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.
L’INVASION DE CHENILLES LÉGIONNAIRES DÉTRUIT 30 000 HA
- 89.6 M required for 2017
- 21.8 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements
- 67.8 M funding gap for the Mali Situation
All figures are displayed in USD
314.0 M required for 2017
81.0 M contributions received, representing 26% of requirements
232.9 M funding gap for West Africa