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18 Dec 2014 description

PRIORITY NEEDS

Food and Nutrition Security

All efforts at recovery since the massive crop failure in 2011 have, from one year to the other, been aborted by climate-related shocks. In 2014, the late onset of rains led to low agricultural production. The significant number of dry spells caused a lot of destruction, particularly on the rice fields. As a result, the estimated production of most crops has drastically reduced. Rice and groundnuts performed particularly badly in almost all regions, except the Upper River Region.

17 Dec 2014 description

PRINCIPAUX PROBLÈMES HUMANITAIRES

1.- Assistance alimentaire aux personnes en insécurité alimentaire
En octobre 2014, il est estimé que près de 2,6 millions de personnes sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire, dont environ 448 000 sont en phase de crise, incapables de subvenir à leurs besoins. Entre janvier et mars 2015, le nombre de personnes en insécurité alimentaire pourrait augmenter à 2,86 millions avec plus de 927 000 personnes en phase de crise.

17 Dec 2014 description

PRINCIPAUX PROBLÈMES HUMANITAIRES/

L’analyse de la situation humanitaire du Burkina Faso fait ressortir quatre principaux problèmes engendrant des besoins importants à couvrir en 2015.

Insécurité alimentaire

17 Dec 2014 description

PRIORITY NEEDS

Food insecurity

In December 2014, 19.8 million people in the Sahel are estimated to be food insecure, with at least 2.6 million having already crossed the emergency threshold and requiring urgent food assistance. Millions more are expected to see their food security deteriorate during the course of the 2015 lean season due to the exhaustion of stocks, pasture scarcity, food price variations, or livelihood erosion caused by recurrent crises.

Malnutrition

16 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 98,700 families (638,699 individuals) fled to Peshawar District from insecurity in Khyber Agency. 20,822 families are newly displaced.

  • Urgent funding of US$5.7 million needed to continue life-saving activities.

  • Infant deaths in Sindh mostly due to malnutrition-related complications from prolonged dry spell, poverty and lack of health services.

FIGURES

Estimated IDPs in KP and FATA (UNHCR) 1.4m

Expected returnees to FATA in 2015 500,000

12 Dec 2014 description

Maïmouna Traoré, Coordonnatrice de la clinique juridique de la ville de Mopti dans le centre du Mali, a suivi de près les événements qui ont ébranlé son pays au cours des deux dernières années: la crise socio-politique qui a éclaté en janvier 2012, l’occupation du nord du Mali par des groupes armés, l’intervention militaire de la France aux côtés de l’armée malienne en janvier 2013. Autant d’épisodes violents qui ont entraîné la fuite de milliers de personnes vers le sud du Mali et les pays voisins.

11 Dec 2014 description

Summary

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

  1. Provide timely and quality life-saving assistance to people in humanitarian crisis and emergency.

  2. Enhance the scale and quality of humanitarian protection services and improve the broader protective environment through preventative measures.

  3. Strengthen the resilience of vulnerable households and communities through livelihood support, programmes for critical gaps in basic social services and social protection that complement disaster risk reduction, recovery and development interventions.

11 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • Prolonged drought impacted food security and nutrition for nearly two and a half million people in Central America.

  • Loss of maize and bean crops range from 54 to 75% in Honduras and about 75% in Guatemala.

  • The majority of people affected are subsistence farmers, labourers and low-income families living along the dry corridor.

  • In the coming months food insecurity is expected to worsen as families deplete their food stocks.

11 Dec 2014 description

Destacados

. La sequía prolongada impacta ya en la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional de cerca de dos millones y medio de personas en América Central.

  • Se reportan pérdidas de cultivos de maíz y frijol que oscilan entre el 54 a 75% en Honduras y alrededor del 75% en Guatemala.

  • En su mayoría, las personas afectadas son agricultores de subsistencia, jornaleros y familias de bajos recursos a lo largo del corredor seco.

09 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Les taux d’infection d’Ebola ralentissent au Liberia et se stabilisent en Guinée mais continuent d’augmenter en Sierra Leone. De nouveaux cas enregistrés dans la capitale du Mali, Bamako.

  • 700 000 PDI enregistrés au nordest du Nigeria, dans les états d’Adamawa, Borno, et Yobe.

  • En trois jours consécutifs, près de 15 000 personnes fuient le Nigeria pour se réfugier à Diffa, Niger, suite à l’attaque d’une ville à la frontière.

09 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ebola infection rates slowing down in Liberia, leveling-off in Guinea, increasing in Sierra Leone. New cases reported in the Malian capital, Bamako.

  • 700,000 IDPs registered in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states in Northeast Nigeria.

  • Nearly 15,000 people fleeing Nigeria for Diffa, Niger, in three days after border town attack.

  • Over USD$11 million of humanitarian goods lost in Burkina Faso.

  • 1,000 people evacuated after volcano eruption in Cabo Verde.

09 Dec 2014 description

Seasonal outlook and impact on food security

There has been a general decrease in the number of food insecure people as harvests continue across the region. Following an extended dry period and delayed onset of rains, a large part of the arid, semi-arid lands (ASALs) have received below-average rainfall providing limited relief.

08 Dec 2014 description

Executive Summary

The gap between humanitarian needs and the resources available to meet them continues to grow.
This document sets out inter-agency appeals requesting $16.4 billion to assist 57.5 million people in 22 countries in 2015.

05 Dec 2014 description

À l’échelle nationale, la malnutrition s’est aggravée par rapport à l'année dernière, avec plus d'un enfant sur dix de moins de cinq ans qui souffrent de malnutrition aiguë. Dans le nord, les organisations humanitaires sont de plus en plus confrontées à des contraintes d'accès en raison de l'insécurité: une vague d'attaques et de menaces contre le personnel humanitaire a été enregistrée au cours des derniers mois, conduisant à la réduction ou la suspension temporaire des interventions dans certaines zones.

04 Dec 2014 description

PRIORITY NEEDS

After two years of incremental improvements, a mix of drought, insecurity, surging food prices, increasing malnutrition, access constraints and funding shortages have led to a serious deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Somalia.