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03 May 2016 description

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | mardi 03/05/2016 - 22:00 GMT

Le Nigeria et ses voisins ont marqué des points dans leur offensive militaire contre le groupe islamiste Boko Haram mais ils ne devraient pas crier victoire trop vite, prévient l'International Crisis Group (ICG) dans un rapport diffusé mercredi.

Le groupe, qui sévit depuis 2009 dans le nord-est du Nigeria, a causé la mort d'au moins 20.000 personnes selon la Banque mondiale et ses attaques visent aussi les régions frontalières au Cameroun, Tchad et Niger.

03 May 2016 description

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Tuesday 5/3/2016 - 22:00 GMT

Countries hit by Boko Haram violence were warned on Wednesday not to make premature claims of victory, despite the Islamist group being pegged back by a sustained military counter-insurgency.

"Though the military response to Boko Haram has become more cogent, the Lake Chad states should not too quickly proclaim 'mission accomplished'," the International Crisis Group said.

03 May 2016 description


  • Soudure : 3 millions de personnes seront en insécurité alimentaire

  • Des écoles restent fermées dans le nord et le centre du pays

  • Us et coutumes, facteurs clés de la malnutrition au Mali

  • Analyse des conflits intercommunautaires à Ménaka

16 pour cent de la population malienne affectée par l’insécurité alimentaire cette année

03 May 2016 description


  • Lean season: 3 million people will be food insecure

  • Some schools remain closed in the north and center of the country

  • Customs and traditions, keys factors of malnutrition in Mali

  • Analysis of intercommunity conflicts in Menaka

16 percent of the Malian population affected by food insecurity this year

03 May 2016 description


  • In the context of preparations for the return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon, UNHCR continued to consult with government authorities and partners, including to organize a regional protection dialogue and develop a framework for voluntary and dignified returns.

03 May 2016 description

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  • The European Union has allocated €16.8 million in humanitarian funding for Burkina-Faso in 2016, with the purpose of scaling up nutrition care for severely malnourished children, provide food assistance and livelihood support via cash transfers or vouchers and ensure adequate protection for refugees. Over 14 000 households, or more than 100 000 persons, will benefit from food security assistance.

02 May 2016 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | lundi 02/05/2016 - 23:30 GMT

Au moins une dizaine de civils ont été tués dans le centre du Mali au cours de récentes violences intercommunautaires, a appris lundi l'AFP de sources concordantes.

Ces nouvelles violences se sont produites alors qu'une association représentant la communauté peule avait dénoncé la semaine dernière la mort de plus de 15 de ses membres accusés d'être des jihadistes, dans des actions imputées à l'armée malienne ou à des milices villageoises dans cette région.

02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.

02 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • UNICEF and its partners are providing multi-sectoral assistance in 32 internally displaced peoples’ sites and in 70 host villages of the Lake region.

  • As of 29 February 2016, 19,526 children have been admitted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition across the country.

  • 32,500 displaced persons now have access to safe drinking water in the Lake Region thanks to UNICEF interventions.

02 May 2016 description


  • Limited funding has resulted in WFP reducing its assistance in the country. If no new contributions are received, WFP will be forced to reduce even further its food/cash assistance to vulnerable populations, school meals and nutrition activities.

  • Since the start of the year, WFP has assisted over 200,000 people through Food For Asset activities.

  • New Cash Based Transfers distributions are ongoing in the Diffa region. Over 27,300 people have been reached.

Operational Updates

02 May 2016 description

Weekly trends can fluctuate due to security conditions in the region, the political climate in Niger and neighbouring countries, presence of migrants at the flow monitoring points and availability of transport and opportunities. For more detailed analysis see the flow monitoring survey reports.

30 Apr 2016 description
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Sharp food price increases further limit food access for poor households in the Northeast


30 Apr 2016 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 29 April 2016
Subjects: (1) Mozambique
(2) Nigeria

(1) Mozambique

30 Apr 2016 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 18 April 2016

The European Commission today announced the introduction of 20 new measures in the Sahel region and Lake Chad Basin, worth over EUR 280 million in total.

The European Commission today announced the adoption of 20 new measures to assist the Sahel region and the Lake Chad Basin under the 'Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa'.

29 Apr 2016 description


Food insecurity, malnutrition and overall vulnerability are results of recurring natural hazards (droughts, floods), increasing food prices and overall scarcity of resources.

The country continues to host Malian refugees, their returns are contingent on restoring peace and security in Northern Mali.

Diseases under epidemiological surveillance are likely to report increased number of cases as a result of poor access to health structures and water,sanitation, and hygiene facilities.

29 Apr 2016 description


Chronic vulnerability: recurrent shocks (droughts, floods, epidemics, locust), increasing poverty and market instability have contributed to deterioration of livelihoods.

Limited access to basic social services and timid presence of State administration in certain parts of northern Mali increase the vulnerability of communities.