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23 Jul 2016 description

(Maiduguri, Abuja: 21 July 2016): On Thursday 21 July vital food supplies were transported to Banki in north-east Nigeria when a humanitarian convoy reached the town.
The World Food Program (WFP) team in Cameron delivered 30 metric tons of various life-saving food items. The food was received by the WFP team in Nigeria and immediately distributed to the 25,000 civilians living inside the town of Banki. An additional 700 kilograms of supplementary food for malnourished children was airlifted from the state capital Maiduguri to Banki on the same day.

22 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • The situation remains stable in the Lac region, despite the resumption of military operations on the border with Nigeria and Niger.

  • The second report on humanitarian access in the Lac region concludes that overall, humanitarian access has been satisfactory for most partners during the second quarter 2016.

22 Jul 2016 description

Mariam souffre de malnutrition depuis quelques semaines et a été admise au programme suite à un dépistage organisé par le PAM en partenariat avec la délégation régionale sanitaire du Kanem, laquelle assure la gestion du centre de santé de Nokou. Dans une région où les structures sanitaires et le personnel sont insuffisants, ce centre fait figure d’exception. En bénéficiant de l’appui du Programme alimentaire mondial et de ses bailleurs, il assure la prise en charge de la malnutrition aigüe et modérée pour 125 enfants.

22 Jul 2016 description

Regional Protection Dialogue and Tripartite Meeting: Abuja 6-9, June 2016

22 Jul 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

The relative improvement of the security situation in Borno has enabled humanitarians to access areas that were previously cut off.

21 Jul 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • La situation est restée globalement calme dans la région du Lac, malgré la reprise des opérations militaires à la frontière avec le Nigeria et le Niger.

  • Le deuxième rapport sur l’accès humanitaire dans la région du Lac souligne que l’accès humanitaire est globalement satisfaisant pour la plupart des partenaires.

21 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Purchase from Africans from Africa (PAA Africa) is set to launch in The Gambia in July.

  • A consultative process has been initiated between the WFP, the Gambia Government, and the FAO, along with partner organisations in the country.

21 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP assisted 205,000 food insecure people with food, cash and vouchers to respond to the food insecurities brought by the lean season (June-September).

  • The end of the 2015-2016 academic school year in Mali was marked by WFP providing school meals to 182,000 children throughout the country, including Kidal. However, urgent funding is needed to continue the school meals programme into the upcoming academic year.

21 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP introduced a cash component, representing 30 percent of the entitlement distributed to refugees in the Mberra camp.

  • WFP, in coordination with the Government of Mauritania, presented the preliminary results of the Cost of Hunger in Africa, and technically validated the new national policy on school feeding.

  • Without additional funding, WFP will not be able to assist 415,000 people it planned during the lean season.

21 Jul 2016 description

Sécurité

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 Mayo-Sava et Logone-et-Chari durant la semaine en revue.

Faits saillants

20 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit are being transformed into an Action Plan.

  • Some 3.8 million people in the Lake Chad Basin are facing severe food insecurity in the current lean period.

  • Aid groups step up response to people in need across the Lake Chad Basin, where hunger and malnutrition are on the rise.

  • Heavy flooding triggered by torrential rains in Ghana, Chad and Niger.

  • Ebola outbreak is over in the three worst-hit West African countries.

20 Jul 2016 description

Ce bulletin a été publié par OCHA en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Le prochain bulletin sera publié aux environs du 31 juillet 2016.

Faits saillants régionaux

  • Des niveaux d’urgence en matière de malnutrition aiguë sévère (MAS) et des conditions proches de la famine ont pu être constatés dans l’État de Borno, et en particulier dans 15 camps satellites où vivent quelque 275 000 personnes, et ce, en raison de l’amélioration récente de l’accès humanitaire.

20 Jul 2016 description

Abuja & Paris – The health situation in Borno State in northeast Nigeria is critical. At least 500,000 people who are either displaced or cut off in enclaves outside the State capital of Maiduguri are in urgent need of food, medical care, drinking water and shelter.

“Aid agencies must deploy a massive relief operation to respond to this health disaster,” says Dr Isabelle Defourny, director of operations at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

20 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • In June WFP provided emergency assistance to 356,000 refugees, IDPs and vulnerable local populations in Cameroon, using food and cash transfers.

  • Thanks to a generous contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, WFP distributed dates to accompany the food ration during the month of Ramadan.

  • WFP completed the first round of data collection under the food security monitoring system (FSMS) in the most remote areas of the Far North region.

Operational Updates

19 Jul 2016 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided assistance to displaced people living in remote areas in northern Diffa for over a year, far from any humanitarian aid.