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30 Sep 2016 description

Sécurité

La situation sécuritaire demeure incertaine et volatile dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord. La semaine sous rubrique a été marquée par trois incidents, dont une attaque kamikaze perpétrée par les combattants de Boko Haram le 21 septembre dans la localité de Djakana dans le département du Mayo Sava. Le bilan de cette attaque fait état de quatre civils tués et deux blessés, des vivres et du bétail emportés. La région connait également des incidents liés aux inondations du fait des pluies torrentielles.

Développements majeurs

29 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Families returning to newly accessible areas face immense humanitarian challenges including food shortages, X malnutrition, lack of livelihoods, and limited access to water, sanitation and health services.

  • To improve coordination for effective delivery of humanitarian response the President of Nigeria has appointed an inter-ministerial task force led by State Minister of Budget and National planning.

29 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

ABUJA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 29 September 2016 – UNICEF has revised its humanitarian appeal for Nigeria from US$55 million to US$115 million to assist an additional 750,000 people who can now be reached across conflict-affected areas in the northeast of the country.

As new areas open up to humanitarian assistance, the true scale of the Boko Haram related crisis and its impact on children is being revealed.

29 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 14.8 million
Total affected children (under 18): 7.3 million
Total people to be reached in 2016: 4.5 million
Total children to be reached in 2016: 2.1 million

2016 programme targets

29 Sep 2016 description

Violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has greatly affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of people from the land-locked country at the heart of the continent. These people are now refugees and depend on humanitarian aid. After finding refuge in eastern Cameroon, they are supported by several EU-funded organisations to better cope in their situation. Despite their challenging environment, many are making a huge effort to engage in productive activities and turn around this difficult time in their lives.

29 Sep 2016 description

Nigerian Returnees

UNHCR's intervention to returnees from Cameroon and Niger includes supporting the monitoring of return movement and profiling of returning Nigerians, providing targeted assistance to returning Nigerians, developing the capacity of key stakeholders to the response and advocating for conditions of returns to comply with International legal norms.

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • According to the August 2016 Cadre Harmonisé report, there are 4.4 million food insecure people in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States, of which 1.1 million are severely foodinsecure in Borno and Yobe.

  • WFP continued its cross-border operation from Cameroon to Banki to assist 25,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

Operational Updates

  • In August 2016, WFP was informed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that it had been granted immunities and privileges to operate in Nigeria.

29 Sep 2016 description

Bruxelles, le 29 septembre 2016

L'Union européenne poursuit son engagement en faveur du développement et de la stabilisation du Mali

Le Commissaire européen à la coopération et au développement, Neven Mimica, effectue une visite d’un jour au Mali. A cette occasion, il signera le lancement de plusieurs projets de coopération et s’entretiendra avec les plus hautes autorités maliennes.

29 Sep 2016 description

The continuing spate of arrests and detentions of journalists and bloggers amid the security forces’ violent disruption of peaceful protests underscores how the Nigerian government appears determined to crush dissent and suffocate freedom of expression, said Amnesty International today.

The organization is calling for the authorities to ensure the rights of Nigerians to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, as guaranteed by international human rights law and the Nigerian Constitution.

29 Sep 2016 description

Key messages

  • Almost 4.5 million people face acute food insecurity in northeast Nigeria and require immediate assistance, according to the latest Cadre harmonisé analysis, released on 19 August.

  • FAO is seeking USD 25 million to tackle food insecurity among returnee, IDP and host communities between September 2016 and May 2017. Of this, USD 10 million is needed urgently to support irrigated vegetable production and micro-gardening in the dry season.

28 Sep 2016 description

(New York, 23 septembre 2016) Les principaux gouvernements, organisations régionales et agences humanitaires se sont engagés à accroître considérablement l’assistance qu’ils apportent aux millions de personnes affectées par la crise humanitaire dans la région du Bassin du Lac Tchad.

28 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Humanitarian needs have significantly increased in Cameroon’s far north region due to Boko Haram’s protracted violence. Funds are still not meeting requirements.

  • WFP urgently requires funding to scale up assistance to newly internally displaced populations and ensure operational continuity up to the end of the year.

  • WFP and UNHCR conducted a Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) in Cameroon’s eastern regions to assess the food security situation and the capacity of C.A.R refugees for self-reliance.

28 Sep 2016 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

VIOLENCE CONTINUES TO IMPEDE ACCESS

Violence remains one of the major impediments to humanitarian access in many areas, in spite of a decrease in the number of incidents since the start of the year. So far in September, there have been 15 attacks against aid workers, including break-ins into premises of aid organizations. In August, 34 incidents of insecurity were reported throughout the country, a third of which targeted humanitarian workers.

28 Sep 2016 description

In Numbers

6.3 million people severely food insecure in areas affected by Boko Haram

4 countries affected

2.6 million people displaced, with 1.9 mil-lion IDPs in Nigeria alone

9.2 million people in need of assistance

Highlights

  • WFP is scaling up its assistance to provide life-saving assistance to more than 1.6 million people in desperate need in the Lake Chad Basin.

  • WFP provided food and nutrition support to more than 600,000 people in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

28 Sep 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

by Lucas Destrijcker

Refugees in the southeastern region of Niger say they no longer fear Boko Haram, but their problems are far from over.

Diffa, Niger - As Nigerian forces have progressed against Boko Haram, the cornered terror group has been carrying out more attacks in neighbouring countries. In Niger's Diffa region on the northeastern border of Nigeria, more than 280,000 people have been displaced.

27 Sep 2016 description

Crisis Overview

Critical levels of malnutrition and food insecurity continue in Nigeria’s Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states. 4.5 million people are severely food insecure, and at least 65,000 people are experiencing Famine (IPC Phase 5) (FEWSNET 18/08/2016). The population in newly accessible areas who do not yet have access to services and aid are at a high risk of mortality. Over 398,000 children are estimated to be suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) (UNICEF 21/09/2016).