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30 May 2016 description


  • UNHCR assessed the needs of newly displaced populations following the recent violence in Koui and Bocaranga, in the northwest of the Central African Republic, forcing more than 14,000 people to flee their homes;

  • In Chad, UNHCR and WFP conducted a joint assessment mission to evaluate food and nutrition security conditions of CAR refugees in camps;

  • In Cameroon, UNHCR’s return intention survey shows that 73 per cent of refugees do not intend to return to CAR under current conditions;

30 May 2016 description


2,155,618 IDPs* in Nigeria *1.8 million displaced by the insurgency (NEMA/IOM DTM Report, Round IX, April 2016)

210,591 Total number of Nigerian refugees in neighboring countries as of 30 April


USD 93.5 million UNHCR requirements for the Nigeria situation Gap 82% Funded 18%


Nigeria Work with stakeholders to scale up presence in the north-east in light of increasing returns from Cameroon

Niger Register all new arrivals in Kabelawa and Sayam Forage Camps

29 May 2016 description

In Numbers

2.2 million people displaced

2.5 million people food insecure in north-east Nigeria.

4 countries affected

USD 74 million urgently required to meet the most immediate needs in the four countries over the next six months through August.


  • Insecurity in the area continues amid Boko Haram attacks leading to further displacements of populations both in Nigeria and into the neighboring countries.

27 May 2016 description

Description of the disaster

Since July 2014, a large number of Nigerian refugees have been registered by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Cameroon, specifically in the Mayo Tsanaga Division of the Far North Region, where the Minawao camp is located. By July 2015, UNHCR reported about 57,376 refugees in the region: 44,889 are hosted in the Minawao camp, while the remaining 12,487 are within the host communities.

26 May 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Kieran Guilbert | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 26 May 2016 15:03 GMT

DAKAR, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From displacement and deaths to funding and food prices, a new data map will enable aid agencies to compare and contrast various needs in a humanitarian crisis and boost their response, according to the U.N. team behind it.

Read the story on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

26 May 2016 description


During the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), The Sahel output indicators were defined in consultation with the regional sector focal points to provide a standard measure of performance for the Sahel. Country Cluster focal points provided their annual targets for each country and started to report on their cluster achievements for each of the output indicators on a monthly basis.

25 May 2016 description


  • Rapid assessments in northeastern Nigeria indicate urgent humanitarian needs 
  • More than 20,000 newly displaced people registered in Cameroon’s Far North Region between February and April 
  • ERC Stephen O’Brien calls for increased assistance for Lake Chad Basin response


25 May 2016 description
report Voice of America

Moki Edwin Kindzeka

TOUROU, CAMEROON— Boko Haram militants are believed to be holding hundreds of captives in Nigeria's Sambisa forest, including more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014.

The armed forces of Nigeria and Cameroon are trying to free the hostages, but the forest is a good place for militants to hide and a dangerous place for soldiers to operate.

The Sambisa forest reserve in northeastern Nigeria has been a key Boko Haram hideout for years.

24 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Within the Lake Chad Basin crisis, Cameroon is the second country most affected by displacement after Nigeria. In the last month an increase of 20,000 IDPs in the Far North has been reported bringing the number to 190,591 people.

  • Since the beginning of 2016, 1,361 refugee children under 5 and 9,952 Cameroonian children <5 with SAM have been admitted to therapeutic care.

24 May 2016 description

Regional Security Meeting in Abuja and UNHCR-World Bank Lake Chad Basin Displacement Workshop

24 May 2016 description

Depuis 2008, Chateaud'eau soutient SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL en reversant un euro à notre association pour chaque nouvelle installation de fontaine à eau bonbonne auprès de ses clients. Depuis son inauguration, ce dispositif a déjà permis à notre ONG de récolter plusieurs milliers d'euros.

Cette année, le don reversé par Chateaud'eau suite à ses ventes a permis de fournir de l’eau potable à 875 réfugiés centrafricains dans le camp de Gado au Cameroun.