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06 Jul 2015 description

DISPLACEMENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1,385,298 IDPs (188,547 households) were identified in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states through DTM.

  • The number of IDPs in Borno reached1,002,688.

  • 122,719 returness who were displaced in Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba were identified in Adamawa (Mubi North, Mubi South, Michika, Maiha, Hong and Gombi).

06 Jul 2015 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries

The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

• Conflict in Yemen is causing increasing food insecurity.
As of June, at least 6 million people are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) food insecurity. Millions more could easily fall into the emergency conditions unless a political solution is found quickly.

06 Jul 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council informed me of the Council’s concurrence with my recommendation to extend the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) until 31 December 2016, and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.

04 Jul 2015 description

Zinder, Niger | AFP | Saturday 7/4/2015 - 03:32 GMT

by Joris FIORITI

Mourdja's nose has been eaten away, like one lip and part of her upper gum, leaving the 13-year-old girl atrociously disfigured by noma, a disease that thrives on malnutrition.

"It was better before," the teenager says shyly and simply in the arid heartland of Niger, one of the world's poorest nations, clearly ill at ease and fiddling with her bracelets.

03 Jul 2015 description
  • The Nigerian village of Assaga located along the Komadougou River about 15 km East of Diffa, was attacked on the night of 27 June presumably by the insurgents.

  • This is the third attack recorded in two weeks in the region of Diffa1 .

  • Ten people were killed and nine others wounded.

  • The attack caused the displacement of the entire population of the Assaga village as well as the population of seven other villages on Nigerian soil and Assaga in Niger.

03 Jul 2015 description
  • Le village nigérian d’Assaga, situé en bordure de la rivière Komadougou, à 15 km à l’est de Diffa, a été attaqué dans la nuit du 27 juin par des présumés insurgés de la secte Boko Haram.

  • Cette attaque est la troisième enregistrée en deux semaines dans la région de Diffa1 .

  • Dix personnes ont été tuées et neuf autres blessées.

  • L’attaque a engendré le mouvement de l’ensemble de la population du village d’Assaga, ainsi que des populations de sept autres villages du côté du Nigéria et d’Assaga au Niger.

02 Jul 2015 description

Bassikounou/Nouakchott - The cancellation of monthly food rations in July for 49,500 Malian refugees in Mbera Camp is likely to cause a rise in global acute malnutrition levels, warns Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which provides medical care and malnutrition support in the camp. MSF calls on the international donor community to ensure that refugees in Mbera camp have reliable sources of food.

02 Jul 2015 description
  • Le village nigérian d’Assaga, situé en bordure de la rivière Komadougou, à 15 km à l’est de Diffa, a été attaqué dans la nuit du samedi 27 juin par des présumés insurgés de la secte Boko Haram.

  • Cette attaque est la troisième enregistrée en deux semaines dans la région de Diffa1 .

  • Dix personnes ont été tuées et neuf autres blessés.

02 Jul 2015 description
  • The Nigerian village of Assaga located along the Komadougou River about 15 km east of Diffa, was attack on the night pf 27 June presumably by Boko Haram

  • This is the third attack recorded in two weeks in the region of Diffa1 .

  • Ten people were killed and nine others wounded.

02 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In CAR, World Refugee Day was celebrated on 20 June. The slogan “Diverse but all united” (I GA NDE NDE, A HON KWE, I YEKE OKO in Sango) and visual identity (a multicolored hand) of this year’s celebration is representative of UNHCR’s efforts in the past months to promote social cohesion and peace in the Central African Republic and to restore the country’s social fabric.

02 Jul 2015 description

Afrique de l'Ouest: des opportunités sans précédent en matière de croissance agricole

Un nouveau rapport identifie le renforcement de l’intégration régionale comme un levier majeur pour profiter des évolutions de la demande en produits alimentaires et de la croissance démographique

02 Jul 2015 description

Additional help from the UK to provide emergency aid, jobs and education, to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis

A range of new programmes from the UK will provide emergency aid as well as jobs and education to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

02 Jul 2015 description

2 July 2015, Rome - West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

02 Jul 2015 description

Poor rainfall across parts of the Sahelian zone will likely cause planting delays in some areas

KEY MESSAGES

  • As the Intertropical Front continues its northward migration but over the region it still remains south of its climatological position resulting in below average rainfall over large portions of the Sahelian zone.

02 Jul 2015 description

Cameroun : première distribution du CICR à l'Extrême Nord

Le conflit qui touche l'Extrême Nord du Cameroun a forcé des milliers de personnes à fuir leur maison et à se déplacer en laissant tous leurs biens derrière elles. Pour ces populations et les communautés déjà fragiles chez qui elles ont trouvé refuge, l'accès à la nourriture, à l'eau potable et aux soins de santé est devenu très difficile.

01 Jul 2015 description

Jul 2015

A la suite des travaux de la réunion restreinte du dispositif régional de veille sur la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest, qui s’est tenue les 22 et 23 juin 2015, à Bamako au Mali, les participants font la déclaration suivante :

01 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· In Cameroon in May, WFP reached 50,000 beneficiaries. In June, WFP extended support to cover all the targeted beneficiary groups – 80,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), 40,000 refugees and 20,000 people amongst the host populations.

· In Chad in May, WFP delivered General Food Distributions (GFD) to 8,000 beneficiaries.

· In Niger in May, WFP reached over 85,000 beneficiaries in the Diffa region.

01 Jul 2015 description

The market situation is characterised by a good supply in the region. The global cereal supply was also reinforced by carry-over stocks in the Central commercial Basin and cross-border trade flows. However, low supply levels were observed in some markets, mainly in areas of conflict in Northern Mali, Northern Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin. Prices of major commodities remained close to the last five-year average, with downward trends in the Eastern and Central Basins.