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11 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • About 37,000 new IDPs from Jebel Marra have sought shelter in North Darfur.

  • The number of newly displaced in Central Darfur is unknown due to lack of access.

  • Aid organisations have been unable to assess needs or assist 5,000 people from Mulli who arrived in El Geneina in early January.

  • By 1 February, about 200,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan, of whom 65 per cent received some form of aid - UNHCR.

New IDPs from Jebel Marra receive initial aid

11 Feb 2016 description

En 2015, 78 contraintes d’accès ont été enregistrées au Mali soit 3,5 fois plus qu’en 2014 . Plus de la moitié des contraintes d’accès enregistrées concernaient les violences contre le personnel, le bien et/ou les infrastructures humanitaires (61%) et près du cinquième étaient liées au conflit et/ou à la poursuite des hostilités (20%). Les régions principalement affectées sont les régions de Gao (49%) et Tombouctou (40%).

Messages clés

10 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Funds are urgently needed for top priority frontline projects, pipelines and prepositioning ahead of the rainy season.
  • Food insecurity increases at a time that is traditionally more food insecure.
  • A survey in Unity has found high levels of death.
  • Partners respond to the needs of new arrivals in Bentiu town as the population grows.

FIGURES

10 Feb 2016 description

Key Issues

  • With the Meher approaching in a few months there is urgent need for funds for procurement. The Meher planting season accounts for more than 80% of the crop production in the country.

  • Humanitarian partners have commended steps taken by the Government to scale food assistance in light of impending short fall in funding for food assistance by end of April.

10 Feb 2016 description

BÉNIN

12 MORTS DANS L’ÉPIDÉMIE DE FIÈVRE DE LASSA

Au 5 février, 25 cas suspects de fièvre de Lassa, dont 12 décès, avaient été signalés dans le pays. La maladie a été détectée pour la première fois le 5 janvier suite à la mort d'un patient dans un hôpital de la localité centrale de Tchaourou. Parmi les mesures de prévention, le gouvernement et les partenaires de la santé procèdent à l'enregistrement des contacts, la mise en place d’unités d’isolation et le stockage de médicaments et d'équipements.

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

10 Feb 2016 description

BENIN

12 DEAD IN LASSA FEVER OUTBREAK

As of 5 February, 25 suspected cases of Lassa fever including 12 deaths had been reported in the country. The disease was first detected on 5 January following the death of a patient at a hospital in the central Tchaourou locality. Among other prevention measures, the Government and health partners are registering contacts, have set up isolations units and are stocking up on medication and equipment.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

09 Feb 2016 description

(Juba, 9 February 2016): With humanitarian needs rising in South Sudan, the Humanitarian Coordinator has called for urgent funding to enable aid organizations to rapidly scale-up humanitarian action during the dry season.

“Aid workers are in a race against time to respond in areas previously cut off by fighting and rains, and to pre-position vital supplies ahead of the next rainy season,” said Mr. Eugene Owusu, Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan. “If we are unable to act now, the situation will be much worse, and the response will be much more costly in the months ahead.”

08 Feb 2016 description

(Mogadishu, 8 February 2016): The food security and malnutrition situation in Somalia is alarming, especially in parts of Puntland and Somaliland, which have been hard hit by drought exacerbated by El Niño and require urgent attention. This is according to the latest food security and nutrition assessment for Somalia, which was released today in Mogadishu by the FAO-managed Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) in collaboration with Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). The situation is critical and could get worse.

08 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Thousands of people are being displaced in inaccessible areas of Borno State as the conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian Army continues.

  • Settlements in inaccessible parts of Borno have been completely destroyed.

  • Pilot relocations from schools due to take place on 4 February stalled following attack on Dalori village on 30 January.

  • Feedback from IDPs reveals complex attitudes towards relocations.

FIGURES

  • people in need 7 m

05 Feb 2016 description

Since 2015, the Emergency Relief Coordinator has released more than US$58 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for life-saving assistance in response to Boko Haram-related violence. Some $27.2 million was allocated in March 2015 to assist more than 1.6 million internally displaced people, refugees, returnees and host communities from Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria; and an additional $31 million was provided in late 2015 and early 2016 for live-saving humanitarian response for more than 700,000 affected people in the Lake Chad Basin region.

05 Feb 2016 description

The El Niño global climatic event has had a devastating impact on millions of people across the globe in 2015 and 2016. East Africa, Southern Africa, the Pacific Islands, South East Asia and Central America will continue to be at risk of extreme weather, including below-normal rains and flooding. The humanitarian fallout in certain areas includes increased food insecurity due to low crop yields and rising prices; higher malnutrition rates; devastated livelihoods; and forced displacement.

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- El Niño“drought effect” likely to have a long-lasting impact as people’ resilience continues to be eroded
- Ethiopia battling worst drought in decades
- Drought, food in security and power shortages stalk southern Africa region
- Cholera, a preventable disease, kills thousands across eastern and southern Africa
- Protracted conflicts to complicate humanitarian situation
- Funding shortfalls paralyse humanitarian responses

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Over 31,000 people are estimated to have fled their homes in the Jebel Marra area and taken refuge in North Darfur.

• HAC Central Darfur is verifying reports of 13,700 people displaced from the Jebel Marra.

• IOM and HAC have started the registration of IDPs and refugees in South Kordofan’s eastern corridor, which runs from El Abassiya to El Leri.

• Blue Nile State authorities have said that an interagency needs assessment mission will start in the first half of February.