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28 Apr 2017 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

28 Apr 2017 description

(New York, 28 April 2017): Following a three-day mission to Mali last week, the Director of Operations for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, John Ging, today drew attention to the complex emergency in Mali and the deteriorating humanitarian situation as a direct result of the conflict.

28 Apr 2017 description

The world faces one of the largest food crises in 70 years, with 30 million people in four countries — northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — suffering severe acute food insecurity. If no action is taken, millions may die of hunger.

28 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food security and nutrition analysis results released in March 2017 indicate that 2.2 million people are affected by food insecurity in Chad from March to May 2017, almost one in five people.

  • Against all the challenges that lead to precarious living conditions and increased vulnerability to sudden and chronic shocks, a new way of humanitarian-development work must be adopted.

FIGURES

Population 14.2M

Literacy rate 37.3%

Life expectancy 51.9 years

28 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • 179 new suspected cases of Hepatitis E have been reported in the 3 health districts of Salamat. Since September 2016, the total of cases is 1,314 of which 201 cases were tested and 96 of these confirmed positive and 13 deaths reported (0 this month).

27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP reports critical funding gap for emergency operations in Nigeria

  • USG provides $30 million for WFP, advocates for GoN and donors to increase financial support

  • Authorities in Nigeria’s Borno State announce plans to repatriate 78,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon

  • Conflict-affected households in Chad’s Lac Region expected to face reduced access to food from May to September

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2017 description

Sécurité

La situation sécuritaire dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord demeure précaire. Le 19 avril, une attaque kamikaze a fait morts à Kolofata, parmi lesquels le kamikaze, un gendarme et deux civils. Les autorités de défense appellent à respecter les mesures de sécurité édictées et à rester vigilant.

Développements majeurs

27 Apr 2017 description

Increase in household demand for cereal products in markets

Key Messages

26 Apr 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 42 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.

26 Apr 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.

This week, one new event has been reported: an outbreak of hepatitis E in Niger.

26 Apr 2017 description

by Dominik Stillhart, Director of Operations, ICRC

We are on the brink of a humanitarian mega-crisis unprecedented in recent history. The spectre of famine looms large over parts of Africa and the Middle East.

We must act now. What is needed is a broad and massive scaling up of support from the international community. If we treat this as "business as usual", the long-term cost in human lives will only rise.

The consequences of not dedicating the resources to avert these disasters and address their root causes could affect us all.

26 Apr 2017 description

25 April 2017, Geneva - A combination of food assistance and food production assistance is the only way to avoid famine in conflict-ridden Yemen where two-thirds of the population - 17 million people - are suffering from severe food insecurity, FAO Director-General José Graziano said today.

"As the conflict continues, food security and nutrition will also continue to deteriorate," Graziano da Silva stressed in his address to a United Nations High-Level Pledging conference for Yemen organized in Geneva and co-hosted by the Governments of Switzerland and Sweden.

25 Apr 2017 description

Key Messages

  • Twenty million people in 4 countries - Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen - are at an elevated risk of famine, and a further 10 million are in crisis. Famine has already been declared in two counties in South Sudan, affecting 100,000 and with another 1 million on the brink of it.

  • Some of the most vulnerable people in the hardest-hit areas are already dying from starvation and disease in the four countries.

25 Apr 2017 description

South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen have been facing famine conditions since February 2017. A total of 20 million people are threatened by food insecurity brought on by armed conflicts and the climatic impacts of El Niño. The SDC, which already operates in these four countries, has released additional funding to deliver emergency aid and to expand its development assistance activities.

25 Apr 2017 description

Cameroon has been feeling the effects of the Islamic State insurgency in West Africa (ISWA, formerly known as Boko Haram) since 2014. The increase of violent attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon and neighbouring countries has led to the significant population movements and displacement.

25 Apr 2017 description

CHAD UNREST FORCES 1,200 CENTRAL AFRICANS INTO CHAD

More than 1,200 Central Africans have fled into southern Chad in several waves since the start of this month following unrest back home, UNHCR reported on 20 April. Aid agencies and the authorities are providing assistance and amenities are being constructed for the new arrivals. Last year, more than 1,700 people also fled across the border into Chad following violence. Chad currently hosts some 400,000 refugees, including more than 71,000 Central Africans.

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