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20 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Mauritania continues to suffer from a multi-dimensional crisis related to food insecurity, the high prevalence of malnutrition, the presence of Malian refugees.

• From January to December 2014, as a result of the food insecurity and nutrition crisis, over 16,684 severely malnourished children were admitted and treated within 508 supported health facilities. The close collaboration with the Ministry of Health contributed to reinforce the capacity of 141 frontline staff on management of acute malnutrition as well as increase the coverage.

18 Dec 2014 description

PRIORITY NEEDS

Food and Nutrition Security

All efforts at recovery since the massive crop failure in 2011 have, from one year to the other, been aborted by climate-related shocks. In 2014, the late onset of rains led to low agricultural production. The significant number of dry spells caused a lot of destruction, particularly on the rice fields. As a result, the estimated production of most crops has drastically reduced. Rice and groundnuts performed particularly badly in almost all regions, except the Upper River Region.

17 Dec 2014 description

PRINCIPAUX PROBLÈMES HUMANITAIRES

1.- Assistance alimentaire aux personnes en insécurité alimentaire
En octobre 2014, il est estimé que près de 2,6 millions de personnes sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire, dont environ 448 000 sont en phase de crise, incapables de subvenir à leurs besoins. Entre janvier et mars 2015, le nombre de personnes en insécurité alimentaire pourrait augmenter à 2,86 millions avec plus de 927 000 personnes en phase de crise.

17 Dec 2014 description

PRINCIPAUX PROBLÈMES HUMANITAIRES/

L’analyse de la situation humanitaire du Burkina Faso fait ressortir quatre principaux problèmes engendrant des besoins importants à couvrir en 2015.

Insécurité alimentaire

17 Dec 2014 description

PRIORITY NEEDS

Food insecurity

In December 2014, 19.8 million people in the Sahel are estimated to be food insecure, with at least 2.6 million having already crossed the emergency threshold and requiring urgent food assistance. Millions more are expected to see their food security deteriorate during the course of the 2015 lean season due to the exhaustion of stocks, pasture scarcity, food price variations, or livelihood erosion caused by recurrent crises.

Malnutrition

16 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 10–16 December

Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.

Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.

15 Dec 2014 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 15 décembre 2014 (IRIN) - Cette année, les milices islamistes nigérianes de Boko Haram ont poussé près de 90 000 personnes à fuir vers la région pauvre de Diffa, au Niger voisin, suscitant des problèmes d’insécurité alimentaire et de protection.

12 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian response in four regions of Cameroon – in the Far North, North, Adamawa and East.

NIGERIAN REFUGEES – The number of targeted kidnappings and armed attacks by Boko Haram has reduced since October. Among the 24,182 Nigerian refugees who arrived in Northern Cameroon this year, an estimated 18,667 are in Minawao refugee camp.

11 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

11 décembre 2014 – Face à la détérioration de la situation politique et sécuritaire au Sahel, les Etats de la région doivent redoubler d'efforts en vue de renforcer la coopération régionale, a déclaré jeudi l'Envoyée spéciale du Secrétaire général pour le Sahel, Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, à l'occasion d'une réunion du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies sur la paix et la sécurité dans la région.

11 Dec 2014 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11692

7335th Meeting (AM)

Weak institutions, cyclical environmental shocks, vast ungoverned spaces, fragile economies and poverty had contributed to suffering and created conditions for transnational criminal organizations in the Sahel, the Security Council heard today, as the Secretary‑General’s Special Envoy for the region said the need for sustaining the 15-member body’s attention there was “greater than ever”.

10 Dec 2014 description

La première distribution alimentaire ciblée s’est achevée avec succès au camp de réfugiés Soudanais de Goz Amir dans la région de Sila fin novembre 2014. Goz-Amir a été choisi par le Gouvernement Tchadien, le HCR et le PAM pour être le site pilote pour la mise en œuvre de leur Programme Conjoint d’autosuffisance des réfugiés de longue durée au Tchad pour une période allant de 2013 à 2017.

10 Dec 2014 description
report Government of Niger

Chers partenaires,

Veuillez trouver ci-dessous le lien vers l’appel à la solidarité nationale et internationale, lancé par le Gouvernement du Niger, en vue de faire face efficacement aux besoins des personnes déplacées du Nigeria et des populations hôtes dans la région de Diffa confrontée depuis mai 2013 à un afflux de populations fuyant le confit armé au Nord-Est du Nigeria.

09 Dec 2014 description

Abuja, Nigeria, UNHCR, 09 December 2014: Today, 09 December 2014, UNHCR in Nigeria is holding a briefing to apprise its donors on response activities to displaced persons in the country. The UN refugee agency will also be presenting its response plans for 2015 with regard to the growing humanitarian crisis in Nigeria.

09 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 3–9 December

Philippines: Category 5 Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, made landfall on 6 December over the town of Dolores in Eastern Samar province (Eastern Philippines). At least 49 of 81 provinces are potentially at high risk. The typhoon is moving very slowly, potentially subjecting each community in the path of the typhoon to high winds and torrential rainfall for much longer. 1.1 million people are affected.