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29 Jul 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

  • Food insecurity aggravated by chronic drought and negative coping strategies, in the context of limited capacity. Malnutrition is not only linked to food insecurity, but also caused by poor eating habits.

  • Recent and former population displacement due to conflicts in neighboring CAR, Libya, Nigeria, and Sudan (security volatility around Chad).

29 Jul 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

  • Endemic of food insecurity due to crop failure/ poor harvest, rising food prices and loss of livelihoods as a result of frequent natural disasters (droughts, floods).

  • Lack of integrated early warning systems to facilitate early response and assist affected populations to cope better with shocks.

  • Poor sanitation and access to clean water are main causes of waterborne diseases. Prevalence of epidemics, lack of access to adequate health services and poor health service delivery

29 Jul 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

  • Recurring natural disasters such as droughts and floods combined with the volatility of markets, pushed many households and communities into chronic vulnerability.

  • Conflict in northern Nigeria and CAR continue to displace refugees to Cameroon, and causes internal displacements. In addition, increasing insecurity in the far North of Cameroon and along the border of CAR hampers humanitarian access.

29 Jul 2016 description

29 juillet 2016, Rome -**Un rapport élaboré par les deux agences onusiennes alerte sur le sort de millions de personnes vivant dans les 17 pays touchés par des conflits prolongés et qui se trouvent actuellement en situation de grave insécurité alimentaire. Selon le document présenté au Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU, ces conflits entravent également les efforts mondiaux visant à éradiquer la malnutrition.**

29 Jul 2016 description
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Le Tchad fait face à des crises humanitaires multiples et interconnectées, dans un contexte de vulnérabilités chroniques. L’instabilité sécuritaire a entrainé d’importants mouvements de population en provenance des pays voisins (Soudan, RCA, Nigéria) ainsi que des déplacements internes. Des millions de personnes sont touchées par l’insécurité alimentaire et la malnutrition, en particulier dans la bande sahélienne. Sur le plan sanitaire, la prévalence de certaines épidémies (rougeole, paludisme) persiste.

29 Jul 2016 description

The world is grappling with a growing number of people forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and violence. Today, more than 65 million people are displaced worldwide. Some have been living away from their homes for longer than five years. In response to this escalating global crisis, the European Commission supports humanitarian projects to assist displaced populations worldwide.

29 Jul 2016 description

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Friday 7/29/2016 - 10:45 GMT

Nigerian troops backed by a regional force have recaptured the northeastern town of Damasak where Boko Haram killed more than 200 and abducted hundreds of children two years ago, the army said Friday.

"MNJTF (Multinational Joint Task Force) troops... have successfully... occupied Damasak," the army said in a statement, indicating it was part of an operation to clear militants out of towns and villages.

29 Jul 2016 description
report UN News Service

28 juillet 2016 – Le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU a salué jeudi l'amélioration de la situation politique observée récemment en Afrique de l'Ouest, tout en soulignant la nécessité d'accroître la coopération militaire entre les Etats de cette région et du Sahel pour lutter contre le groupe terroriste Boko Haram.

28 Jul 2016 description

Situation Sécuritaire

La situation sécuritaire dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord demeure précaire. Malgré les opérations de ratissage entreprises par les forces de défense, huit décès et douze blessés ont été enregistrés dans les départements du MayoSava, Mayo-Moskota et Logone-et-Chari durant la semaine en revue.

Monitoring de protection

28 Jul 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Plus de 69 000 personnes ont été obligées de se déplacer à la suite des attaques de Yébi et de Bosso en mai et juin 2016.
  • Plus de 966 000 personnes ont reçu de l’assistance alimentaire dans le pays depuis janvier.
  • Près de 30 000 personnes sont affectées par les inondations.

Diffa : Des besoins croissants, des ressources limitées

Les attaques de mai et juin ont entrainé le déplacement de plus de 69 000 personnes

28 Jul 2016 description
report African Union

Addis-Abéba, le 25 juillet 2016 : La Présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine (UA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, se félicite du déploiement de la Mission conjointe d’évaluation technique de la situation sécuritaire au nord du Mali. Elle rappelle à cet égard que ladite mission, qui comprend l’UA, les Nations unies, la Communauté économique des États d’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO), ainsi que les pays de la région, fait suite à la Mission initiale, conduite en mars avec la participation de l’UA et des Nations unies.

28 Jul 2016 description
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Introduction

Needs of people across the Lake Chad Basin are amongst the highest in the world and, as national and local capacities to address the situation have become ever more stretched, the time has come most urgently to increase international aid in the region.

28 Jul 2016 description
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Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger

Joint FAO-WFP news release

29 July 2016, Rome - Protracted conflicts affecting 17 countries have driven millions of people into severe food insecurity and are hindering global efforts to eradicate malnutrition, two UN agencies have warned in a report submitted to the UN Security Council.

28 Jul 2016 description

The Lake Chad basin has in recent years become an important epicentre of violence, its population suffering intensified attacks by the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP), also known as Boko Haram. At the end of 2014, ISWAP’s violence expanded from northeast Nigeria to Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

28 Jul 2016 description

En 2010, deux ans avant le coup d'état et l'occupation du Nord du pays par des groupes extrémistes, la situation des journalistes maliens était jugée "plutôt bonne." Avec la crise sécuritaire qui secoue le pays depuis maintenant quatre ans, la situation s'est considérablement dégradée et les atteintes aux libertés de la presse se sont multipliées.

28 Jul 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Children Detained in War Zones

Thousands Held Without Charge, Tortured

(New York, July 28, 2016) – Thousands of children in conflict-affected countries have been detained without charge for months or even years as national security threats, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Untold numbers have been tortured or have died in custody. Governments should immediately stop detaining children without charge and appropriately punish those who mistreat them.

28 Jul 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12463

7748th Meeting (AM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Speakers Hail Regional Military Efforts, Call for More International Support

Violence by Boko Haram had led to massive forced displacement and a widespread humanitarian crisis in West Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today, as speakers called for increased international support for regional efforts to combat terrorism and meet the needs of 9.2 million people facing unimaginable desperation across four countries.