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24 Apr 2015 description


Les articles sélectionnés dans cette revue de presse ont pour but d’informer sur la situation humanitaire au Tchad ou sur le contexte général. Cette sélection d'articles ne reflète pas nécessairement la position d’OCHA-Tchad. Merci de tenir compte de cette réserve.


  • 10 choses à savoir sur la faim au Tchad (PAM, 16/04/2015)

  • Tchad : L’indépendance alimentaire (Présidence du Tchad, 19/04/2015)

24 Apr 2015 description
report Voice of America

Moki Edwin Kindzeka

MINAWAO, CAMEROON - The number of refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency from Nigeria to Cameroon has stabilized in the past month. But thousands of refugees who preferred living with Cameroonian host families and relatives have been streaming into the Nigerian refugee camp at Minawao, northern Cameroon due to hardship. Their numbers have increased from 30,000 to close to 45,000, U.N. agencies report. At the Minawao refugee camp there have also been skirmishes over food and water between the refugees and host communities in surrounding villages.

24 Apr 2015 description

SRP REQUIREMENTS US$ 1,986 million

SRP FUNDING US$ 327 million



24 Apr 2015 description

Little rainfall expected over atypically dry areas of northern Ethiopia

  1. Erratic, below-average rainfall in February and early March, followed by four consecutive weeks of little to no rainfall since mid-March has led to large moisture deficits and rapidly deteriorating ground conditions in Ethiopia. The absence of mid-season rainfall is likely to adversely affect cropping activities in Belg-producing areas of the country.

24 Apr 2015 description
report ACMAD

Climate conditions are favorable for a high vigilance for meningitis cases over eastern Senegal and Gambia, extreme north of Guinea, extreme south of Mauritania, southern Mali and Niger, the whole of Burkina Faso, extreme north of Nigeria and Cameroon, central south of Chad and southeast Sudan.

Moderate vigilance is detected over western Senegal and Gambia, the whole of Guinea Bissau, southern Guinea, northern Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, central north of Nigeria and Cameroon, south of Chad, extreme south of Sudan, northern South Sudan and CAR, and western Ethiopia .

23 Apr 2015 description
report IRIN

TRIPOLI, 23 April 2015 (IRIN) - Most of the 1,750 migrants to have drowned in the Mediterranean this year were sub-Saharan Africans who boarded smugglers’ boats in Libya. We will never know all their individual stories, but it is possible to retrace their steps through the deserts of Sudan, Chad and Niger to Libya’s porous southern borders, and north to its coastal cities and the beaches where the boats were launched.

23 Apr 2015 description


  • Nigeria: Assessments were carried out by IOM’s psychosocial support team in an effort to support the development of a referral pathway in Adamawa.

  • Chad: 2,010 returnees have been registered to date.

  • Niger: 1,500 transitional shelter kits were received for upcoming distribution.

  • Cameroon: Streamlining of displacement data collection approach in consultation with UNHCR.

23 Apr 2015 description
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Leaders Gather in Jeddah for World Malaria Day; Call for Increased Investment to Save Lives & Advance Development Efforts

23 Apr 2015 description


  • On 14 April, the Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Babacar Gaye, appealed to the UN Security Council to increase their financial contributions to the humanitarian and reconstruction efforts in the Central African Republic (CAR). Mr. Gaye noted that the country’s political transition had reached a “critical stage” as those concerned attempt to organize credible elections by August 2015.

23 Apr 2015 description

The Lake Chad region is suffering a humanitarian crisis. Over a million of people have fled the conflict and are currently living under difficult conditions inside Nigeria. Others have moved to Niger, Chad or Cameroon and are in an equally dire situation. The International Committee of the Red Cross is appealing for extra funds so that it can help these people.

23 Apr 2015 description



At least 19 people were killed when Boko Haram gunmen raided Bia village in Cameroon’s Far North Region on the night of 16 April. Many of the victims were reportedly beheaded during the attack on the village located on the shores of Lake Chad. The insurgents have carried out several attacks on Cameroonian territory.

Such cross-border raids prompted Nigeria’s neighbours earlier this year to revamp a regional counter-insurgency force that has driven Boko Haram out of several towns and villages in north-eastern Nigeria.

22 Apr 2015 description

TOP 10 priorities in the CAR crisis


One year on from the start of the conflict in the Central African Republic, more than 850,000 people, one-fifth of the country’s population has been displaced both within CAR and in neighboring countries. UNHCR’s protection and response strategy seeks to ensure the respect of the human rights of refugees and identify and implement durable solutions including support to local integration and voluntary return to the Central Africa Republic.

22 Apr 2015 description
  • Very poor rains across northern Ethiopia expected to negatively affect “Belg” season cropping activities.

  • Average to above-average rains continue across parts of Kenya, Tanzania, and southern Somalia.

22 Apr 2015 description

Yaoundé, Cameroon, 21 April – Continued violence in the Central African Republic, combined with the rise of Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighboring countries may delay development for years to come, according to UN officials who met in Yaounde, Cameroon.

“The devastation and human costs are staggering,” said Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, the Head of UNDP Africa at a regional consultation on peace, security and development in Central Africa. “The crises are also having a severe economic impact, affecting business activities which have come to a halt due to the insecurity.”

21 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 April 2015

Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.

20 Apr 2015 description


  • The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed all ministries, agencies and extra-ministerial departments to prepare their handover briefs ahead of the May 29 inauguration of President Buhari. UNHCR is positioning itself to acclimate to the new administration and continue its work in harmony with relevant governmental departments.

  • Some IDPs in Nigeria have reportedly returned to their areas of origin. Others have expressed their willingness to return, stating that the only impediment is lack of assistance.

20 Apr 2015 description


CAR: On 1 April, IOM launched a vulnerability assessment targeting IDPs to identify vulnerable persons and those with specific needs that require urgent assistance and referrals.

CHAD: During the reporting period, IOM distributed 33 tarpaulins to 165 returnees in the Djako site to rehabilitate shelters that were in poor conditions ahead of the upcoming rainy season.

CAMEROON: During the reporting period migrants in IOM


17 Apr 2015 description

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Saturday 4/18/2015 - 22:37 GMT

Nineteen people were killed in Thursday night's attack on a Cameroonian village by Nigeria-based Boko Haram militants, a security source said in an updated toll, adding that most of the victims were beheaded.

"The final toll from this attack is 19 dead, with a majority of the victims decapitated," a security source said Saturday on condition of anonymity.