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 2 June 2017, the humanitarian response plan for West and Central Africa was 25% funded. (OCHA, 2 June 2017)
Appeals & Funding
- Sahel 2017 | Overview of humanitarian needs and requirements EN/FR
- Sahel 2016 | Rapport de suivi périodique (Octobre-Decembre)
OPÉRATIONS D’AIDE SUSPENDUES APRÈS UNE SÉRIE D’ATTAQUES
Le 21 juin, l’attaque suicide qui a tué 11 personnes et blessé neuf autres à Kolofata, dans l’Extrême Nord du Cameroun, a conduit certaines ONG et agences des Nations Unies à suspendre leurs opérations dans la région. Cette attaque était la 10e du genre ce mois-ci dans le département de Mayo Sava. Les attentats suicides et les engins explosifs improvisés disséminés sur le bord des routes sont parmi les principales causes d'insécurité dans la région.
AID OPERATIONS SUSPENDED AFTER SERIES OF ATTACKS
A suicide attack on 21 June that killed 11 people and injured nine others in Kolofata area in Cameroon’s Far North region has prompted some NGOs and UN agencies to suspend operations in the area. The attack was the 10th of its kind in Mayo Sava department this month. Suicide blasts and improvised explosive devices planted on the roadside are some of the main causes of insecurity in the region.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
2,334,000 People in needs
148 Million USD Total Estimated budget
31 Million USD for preparedness
117 Million USD For response
L’état d’urgence, déclaré initialement le 3 mars dans sept départements de Tahoua et de Tillabéry, a été prorogé le 18 juin 2017 pour une nouvelle période de trois mois. Selon des informations, non exhaustives recueillies sur le terrain dans les deux régions, 37 attaques perpétrées par des groupes armés ont été enregistrées depuis février 2016.
"Meeting Urgent Humanitarian Needs: the UN Humanitarian Pooled Funds in the Post WHS era”
Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen.
Welcome to this afternoon’s event on “Meeting Urgent Humanitarian Needs: the UN Humanitarian Pooled Funds in the Post WHS era”.
Your Excellency Vice President Schultz,
Distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,
Mr. Vice President, thank you very much for your opening remarks and for your leadership in overseeing the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC. I also thank the President of ECOSOC and its Bureau members for their support. And I take the opportunity to acknowledge the co-facilitators of this year’s ECOSOC humanitarian resolution - the Philippines and Switzerland - for their stewardship.
Ambassador Leendertse, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.
It is a real pleasure to be here today. I would like to thank Germany for co-hosting this important event on a topic that has been front and centre on our agenda over the past few months. We have a diverse panel from the humanitarian and development communities, each of them representing organizations that are deeply involved in the ongoing response and averting famine.
(Geneva, 21 June 2017): A record 141 million people across 37 countries in the world need humanitarian assistance today while UN-coordinated response plans, aiming to help over 101 million of the most vulnerable, are only one-quarter funded.
Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence
A. Executive Summary
At the request of the OCHA Nigeria country office, OCHA’s Civil-Military Coordination Section (CMCS) deployed one staff to conduct a support mission from 27 March to 7 April 2017.
Since 2015, OCHA has developed a large network and strong working relationships with national military actors from the central level in Abuja to operational level in Borno and Yobe states.
The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s north-east and the Lake Chad region is one of the most severe in the world today, with 8.5m people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, and 6.9m targeted for humanitarian assistance. Now in its eighth year, the crisis shows no sign of abating and is adding to the long history of marginalization and chronic under-development as well as high rates of poverty, illiteracy and unemployment.
CRISE DÉCLARÉE À LA SUITE DE LA DIMINUTION DES PÂTURAGES
Plus de 32 000 personnes déplacées par le regain de violence en 2017
Accès humanitaire : résultats positifs de l’approche communautaire
Perspectives sur l’aide alimentaire en transferts monétaires
Les partenaires humanitaires créent un réseau pour renforcer la protection contre les actes d’exploitation et d’abus sexuels (PSEA)
32 000 personnes déplacées par la violence en 2017
More than 32,000 people displaced in 2017 due to renewed violence
Humanitarian access: positive results of the community approach
Prospects on cash transfers to deliver food aid in Mali
Humanitarian partners establish a network to strengthen protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA)
32,000 people displaced in connection with violence in 2017