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23 Jan 2017 description


As of 17 January, an estimated 644,000 people across eight provinces have been affected by drought and salt water intrusion over the past four months. Batticaloa District in Eastern province is the worst affected with 302,000 people experiencing the effects of drought.

The Government has initiated water trucking in Batticaloa and taken measures to import additional rice in the event the prolonged drought has significant impact on food supplies. The President of Sri Lanka has established a Task Force to coordinate the response.

23 Jan 2017 description

14 Million (Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba And Yobe)

11.0 Million in Host Community

1.8 Million Internally Displaced People

1.2 Million Returnees

23 Jan 2017 description

Nigeria’s north-eastern region, which has historically lagged behind the rest of the country in socio-economic development, is struck by a long-running conflict that has caused widespread destruction and deep human suffering. Some 14 million people are currently in need of humanitarian assistance. They include 8.5 million in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states that are the worst affected by the Boko Haram-related conflict.

21 Jan 2017 description



The continued deepening and geographic spread of the conflict has prompted a 13% increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017, now 9.3 million. Unrelenting displacement and exposure to repetitive shocks continues to intensify humanitarian needs.

20 Jan 2017 description

by Stephen O’Brien and Stephen Catlin

  • Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

In an uncertain world, insurance can form part of a swifter, more predictable and cost-effective response package

19 Jan 2017 description


 On 19 January, 15 patients were airlifted from Rann to Maiduguri, bringing to 89 the total number of people evacuated following the military airstrike on Rann on 17 January.

 Surgical teams in four hospitals – two public and two military – in Maiduguri continue to perform operations and treat the injured.

 Medical assistance is also ongoing in Rann, a locality in the far-north of Nigeria bordering Cameroon and Chad.

Situation overview

19 Jan 2017 description
  • De 2011 à 2016, plus de 1,6 milliard de dollars ont été mobilisés sur un total de 2 milliards de dollars requis à travers des projets des plans de réponse humanitaire pour le Niger.

  • Environ 485 millions de dollars ont été alloués à des projets humanitaires non inclus dans les plans de 2011 à 2016.

  • Pour les six années considérées, la moyenne des taux de financement tourne autour de 60 pour cent.

  • En 2016, seuls 54 pour cent des fonds recherchés ont été mobilisés.

19 Jan 2017 description


La région de Kayes est confrontée à des défis humanitaires notamment l'insécurité alimentaire avec plus de 333 000 personnes affectées, la malnutrition qui touche plus de 38 000 enfants et des problèmes d'accès à l'eau. La région est également confrontée à des inondations, des épidémies comme la rougeole, la méningite et des cas de fièvre jaune.

18 Jan 2017 description


  • Sixty injured people, majority of them children, were airlifted on 18 January from Nigeria’s north-eastern Rann locality to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, following a military airstrike on Rann the previous day. The medical evacuation involved UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) and Nigerian military helicopters.

  • In Maiduguri, 11 ambulances have been availed to ferry the patients to five hospitals in the city. Four doctors and 100 kg of medical supplies were flown to Rann today.

18 Jan 2017 description

Le Niger a enregistré un déficit fourrager global de l’ordre de 12,2 millions tonnes de matières sèches (TMS) soit environ 48 pour cent des besoins. Sur des besoins globaux théoriques de l'ordre de 25,6 millions TMS, le disponible fourrager est de l'ordre de 13,3 millions TMS.

L’écart entre le disponible fourrager et les besoins réels de consommation montre que ce déficit est plus accentué dans les régions de Diffa, Tahoua, Tillabéry et Zinder. Selon les autorités du Niger, la situation pastorale de cette année nécessite une attention particulière.

18 Jan 2017 description

Key Issues

  • New Commodity Management Unit to improve coordination between PSNP and relief food

  • Lowland areas of Afar, Oromia, Somali and SNNP regions facing serious shortage of water

  • Frost affecting harvest as Ethiopia is experiencing unprecedented cold season

18 Jan 2017 description

CERF funds help International Organization for Migration (IOM) to provide emergency primary healthcare in Puntland and Somaliland.

17 Jan 2017 description

(Maiduguri, 17 January 2017): The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) today dispatched a helicopter with four medical personnel, 400 kg of emergency medical supplies and airlifted eight Nigeria Red Cross workers injured following a military airstrike that hit Rann locality of Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state.

17 Jan 2017 description


“La Résolution 46/182 des Nations Unies reste aussi pertinente et fondamentale aujourd’hui qu’en décembre 1991 et les principes d’humanité, de neutralité, indépendance et d’impartialité qu’elle contient continuent de guider une assistance humanitaire stratégique, coordonnée et efficace aux personnes qui en ont besoin”