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26 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • The nutritional situation in Chad remains worrying. 112,230 children under five with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were admitted into therapeutic care from January to July 2016, reaching 63% of the revised annual target (193,943). This is 21% more cases of SAM than in the same period in 2015 (87,860). Kanem and Bahr El Gazal Regions are particularly affected as by July they have surpassed their annual target by 106% and 118% respectively.

26 Sep 2016 description

Key Points

  • Relatively well-distributed rainfall in most of the region with above normal in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

  • Normal availability of pastures in the pastoral areas of the region.

  • Increase in the number of food and nutrition insecure people in North East Nigeria, including 65,095 people in phase 5 (famine)

26 Sep 2016 description

In Numbers

  • 2 million people food insecure in C.A.R. (40% of the population of the country)
  • 450,000 refugees in neighbouring countries

Highlights

  • In C.A.R, the number of people in need of life-saving assistance increased from 1.7 million people in December 2015 to 2 million people in August 2016.
  • WFP provided food assistance to 323,654 people in C.A.R, 166,815 in Cameroon, 45,282 people in DRC, 18,125 in RoC and 10,361 in Chad.
  • Cholera cases are detected in C.A.R. region.
23 Sep 2016 description

Over 9 million people across the Lake Chad Basin are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Since 2015, CERF has provided more than $90 million for life-saving humanitarian assistance to 3 million people affected by the conflict and deepening food crisis.

23 Sep 2016 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

September 23, 2016

The United States announced today more than $41 million in additional humanitarian assistance to people affected by the ongoing conflict and severe food insecurity in Nigeria and throughout the Lake Chad Basin region, where more than 6 million people need emergency food assistance, and 2.6 million people are displaced.

23 Sep 2016 description

6 million people severely food insecure

80-90 % of the population depend on agriculture, fisheries and livestock for their livelihoods

2.6 million displaced people USD

16 million needed for FAO’s response until end of 2016

KEY MESSAGES

  • Restoring agricultural livelihoods is a priority to avoid a further deterioration of the food security situation of displaced people and host communities in the coming months.

22 Sep 2016 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

SIX TUÉS DANS DES COMBATS ENTRE MILICES

Selon la force de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies (MINUSCA), des combats entre groupes armés dans les villes de KagaBandoro et Ndomete au nord ont fait six morts le 16 septembre. Dénonçant la violence et mettant en garde contre les tentatives visant à provoquer une instabilité dans le pays, la MINUSCA a également renforcé sa présence dans les deux zones touchées et est intervenue entre les parties au conflit pour protéger les civils.

21 Sep 2016 description

107.2 M required for 2016
25.3 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements
81.9 M funding gap for the Nigeria Situation

21 Sep 2016 description

Sécurité

La situation sécuritaire dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord demeure incertaine. La semaine sous rubrique a été marquée par trois incidents causés par des assaillants de Boko Haram dans le département du Mayo Sava. Le bilan de ces attaques est de quatre morts, huit blessés, des maisons incendiées et des biens emportés.

Développements majeurs

21 Sep 2016 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
SIX KILLED IN MILITIA FIGHTING
Fighting between armed groups in the northern Kaga-Bandoro and Ndomete towns on 16 September claimed six lives, according to the UN peacekeeping force MINUSCA. Denouncing the violence and warning against attempts to cause instability in the country,
MINUSCA has reinforced its presence in the two affected areas and intervened between the warring sides to safeguard civilians.

21 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP has a 6-month net funding requirement totaling USD 16.8 million for both the PRRO and CP. Without additional resources, WFP will be forced to suspend its operations at the end of September leaving over 416,000 vulnerable Mauritanians in need of food and nutritional assistance. Moreover, if no additional funding is received, WFP will be forced to further reduce its food and nutritional assistance to Malian refugees.

20 Sep 2016 description

Facts & Figures

  • Population: 4.8 million people - Human Development Index ranking: 187 of 188 countries (UNDP)

  • Number of internally displaced (UNHCR): over 384 000, including over 49 000 in the capital Bangui - Number of Central African refugees (UNHCR): 473 400 in neighbouring countries - 2.3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance - Around 2.5 million people are food insecure - 2.4 million children are affected by the crisis (UNICEF)