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24 Jan 2017 description

Chad is facing multiple interconnected humanitarian crises in a context of chronic vulnerability. Insecurity in neighbouring countries (Sudan, CAR, Nigeria) resulted in large numbers of people moving to Chad, as well as internal displacement. Millions of people are affected by food insecurity and malnutrition. Locust attacks in September as well as drought and floods often in the same agricultural period exacerbate the situation.

24 Jan 2017 description

Le Tchad fait face à des crises humanitaires multiples et interconnectées, dans un contexte de vulnérabilités chroniques. L’instabilité sécuritaire dans les pays voisins (Soudan, RCA, Nigéria) a entrainé d’importants mouvements de personnes vers le Tchad, ainsi que des déplacements internes. Des millions de personnes sont touchées par l’insécurité alimentaire et la malnutrition, en particulier dans la bande sahélienne, exacerbée par les attaques acridiennes au mois de septembre, la sécheresse et les inondations souvent dans la même période agricole.

24 Jan 2017 description

Abuja (ICRC) - More than 25,000 people in Rann received food during a three-day distribution by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) that ended on Monday.

The recipients received rice, beans, oil, salt and Corn Soya Blend in quantities that should last for five weeks. The distribution was carried out by the ICRC and community volunteers.

24 Jan 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

While an increasing amount of territory in Northeast Nigeria has become accessible to humanitarian workers, suicide bombings and attacks against civilians persisted during the reporting period. Violence in the northeast has caused massive displacement and at the same time restricted movement, disrupting food supplies and hindering access to basic services. People affected by violence in Adamawa,
Borno, and Yobe, and neighbouring Bauchi, Taraba, and Gombe States are in urgent need of life-saving humanitarian assistance.

24 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

23 janvier 2017 – Le Coordinateur régional humanitaire pour la région du Sahel, Toby Lanzer, a indiqué lundi que 11 millions de personnes vivant dans les pays du Bassin du lac Tchad (nord du Cameroun, ouest du Tchad, sud-est du Niger, nord-est du Nigéria) ont besoin d'une assistance humanitaire immédiate, dont 7,1 millions se trouvant dans une situation d'insécurité alimentaire aigue.

24 Jan 2017 description

This brief outlines a new methodology developed to investigate aspects of resilience in very poor urban contexts where economic assets are universally constrained. It was developed in response to requests from Save the Children to explore options for adapting a rural food security monitoring tool, the Household Economy Approach (HEA), to urban contexts.

The new methodology was applied in Niamey, Niger to a study examining the resilience of households in areas of the city subjected to flooding every rainy season. This brief presents the method, findings, and lessons learnt.

24 Jan 2017 description

98.6 M required for 2016 including special situations
40.3 M contributions received, representing 41% of requirements
58.3 M overall funding gap for Cameroon

23 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

23 January 2017 – Spotlighting the desperate plight of millions in Africa’s Lake Chad basin, the top United Nations humanitarian official for the Sahel region called today for international solidarity with the people in urgent need.

“I wish I had good news, but I don’t,” Toby Lanzer, the Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, told a news conference at the UN Headquarters, in New York that was largely focused on the crisis affecting Lake Chad basin countries, which include Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

23 Jan 2017 description

Erratic rainfall and decreased agricultural production in the Sahel in 2012 resulted in a food security and malnutrition crisis that depleted household food stocks, resources, and livelihoods assets, exacerbating preexisting levels of acute malnutrition in Niger. As of May 2014, approximately 1 million children younger than five years of age in Niger were experiencing acute malnutrition, according to the UN.

23 Jan 2017 description

Key Messages

  • With the Nigerian petroleum sector in crisis, the agricultural and solid minerals sectors have recently recorded positive growth. This follows strong support from the Government of Nigeria (GoN) and dynamic private sector responses, and encourages a more diversified economy. Therefore, despite the many challenges facing the Nigerian economy, some positive trends emerge.

23 Jan 2017 description

The Philippines

AFFECTED AREAS

Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions

CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT

Disaster (Storm)

FIGURES

More than 2.5 million new displacements between 24 December and 11 January

23 Jan 2017 description
report Afrique Verte

Commentaire général : début janvier, la tendance générale de l’évolution des prix des céréales est à la stabilité pour le riz, le mil et le maïs et à la baisse pour le sorgho. Toutefois, quelques hausses sont observées pour le mil à Zinder (+8%) et à Niamey (+3%) et pour le maïs à Maradi (+11%) et à Dosso (+3%). Les baisses ont été enregistrées); i) pour le maïs à Dosso (-14%), à Zinder (-10%), à Niamey (-6%), à Agadez (-4%) et à Tillabéry (-3%) et ii) pour le riz à Maradi (-3%).