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26 Sep 2016 description

Key Issues

  • New study shows indebted households in drought affected areas will continue to sell their assets including livestock unless humanitarian assistance continues throughout 2016 and beyond

  • Acute watery diarrhoea response is urgently needed to numerous at-risk Ethiopian schools.

  • NDRMC alerted humanitarian partners to respond to the possible consequences of flooding due to controlled release of water from Gilgel Gibe dam in downstream communities

26 Sep 2016 description

This is a bi-monthly update that compiles innovative policy, practice and partnerships that aim to strengthen engagement of disaster-affected communities in humanitarian action from the Southern and Eastern Africa region. The aim of the publication is to create awareness about these initiatives and share good practices. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks. Contributions of similar articles are invited.

Kenya: FilmAid Broadcasts Olympics in Kakuma Refugee Camp

23 Sep 2016 description

Over 9 million people across the Lake Chad Basin are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Since 2015, CERF has provided more than $90 million for life-saving humanitarian assistance to 3 million people affected by the conflict and deepening food crisis.

23 Sep 2016 description

Governments, regional organizations and humanitarian agencies today pledged a major increase in life-saving support to the millions of people affected by the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Lake Chad Basin.

Heeding the call of United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, at a high-level event held on the margins of the UN General-Assembly, donors including Belgium, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States pledged over US$163 million in humanitarian support for the Lake Chad Basin, an area which straddles Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

23 Sep 2016 description

2016 REQUIREMENTS 260 million

FUNDING (1) 111 million


23 Sep 2016 description

Today, on 23 September, the United Nations Secretary-General, the Presidents of Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria, and other world leaders and international partners are attending a high-level event on the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, in the margins of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly.

23 Sep 2016 description

Aujourd'hui, le 23 Septembre, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, les présidents du Tchad, du Cameroun, du Niger et du Nigeria, ainsi que d'autres chefs d’Etat et les partenaires internationaux assistent à un événement de haut-niveau sur la crise humanitaire dans le bassin du Lac Tchad, en marge de la 71ème session de l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies.

23 Sep 2016 description


STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1: Provide life-saving food and nutrition assistance to vulnerable communities affected by drought.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2: Secure access to basic services for vulnerable populations.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 3: Ensure continuous linkage to resilience and early recovery agenda.





  • Food Insecurity

  • High levels of acute malnutrition

  • Poor access to basic services

23 Sep 2016 description


  • Conflict in and around Yei has forced thousands from their homes.

  • The number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries has surpassed 1 million.

  • About 1.3 million people will benefit from aid through humanitarian fund allocation of $30 million.

  • Assistance outside Wau remains limited due to continued access constraints and insecurity.

Yei fighting: thousands more displaced

23 Sep 2016 description

**New York, 22 September 2016*

As prepared

Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to thank you once again for your participation in this important meeting. It has underlined the urgency of strong collective action and solidarity with the people of South Sudan.

Panellists have spoken with alarm of the brutal levels of violence meted out on civilians in this conflict and the dire need for strong protection solutions.

22 Sep 2016 description

15 September 2016, Johannesburg

Summary of conclusions and recommendations

Participants of the meeting:

RC and/or UNCT members from 12 countries in the southern Africa region, UN Regional Directors or their representatives, NGO regional Directors or their representatives, IFRC, SADC, World Bank, AfDB, regional UN agency staff.

Main conclusions and recommendations:

Session 1: Humanitarian response

22 Sep 2016 description



Selon la force de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies (MINUSCA), des combats entre groupes armés dans les villes de KagaBandoro et Ndomete au nord ont fait six morts le 16 septembre. Dénonçant la violence et mettant en garde contre les tentatives visant à provoquer une instabilité dans le pays, la MINUSCA a également renforcé sa présence dans les deux zones touchées et est intervenue entre les parties au conflit pour protéger les civils.

22 Sep 2016 description

Since the beginning of 2016, the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan has deepened and spread. New clashes in multiple locations across the country have left even greater numbers of people uprooted. Civilians continue to be killed and subjected to horrendous violations, including sexual violence. Hunger and malnutrition have reached historic levels and taken hold in previously stable areas.

21 Sep 2016 description


Due to extremely low, erratic and uneven distribution of rainfall, coupled with extreme heat waves Botswana experienced one of the worst drought conditions leading to low hectarage ploughed or planted.

The yield forecast drastically declined with the national estimated production for cereals standing at 7,382 metric tons (MT) which is 3% of the national cereal requirement of 300,000MT.

To cover the food deficit of the 1.1million people identified as in need, P176 million ($83 million) is required.

21 Sep 2016 description


The unprecedented El Niño-induced drought has resulted in a number of impacts, including water scarcity for human and livestock consumption, crop failure, water-borne disease outbreaks, animal disease outbreaks and malnutrition. The current number of affected people is expected to increase due to related factors such as increasing food prices (which have doubled), reduction in income from agricultural activities and loss of productive assets.

Key Humanitarian Needs

21 Sep 2016 description


The El Nino-induced drought has impacted southern Madagascar (known as the Grand Sud) in particular, which has now experienced two consecutive years of prolonged erratic rainfall; an estimated 80 per cent of harvest losses are predicted. The full effects are expected during the lean season in late 2016/early 2017.