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25 Nov 2015 description


  • Head of Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Colombia speaks about disappearance.

  • Arauca affected by conflict and natural disasters.

  • ELN increases actions


No. of people affected by access and mobility constraints. Oct 2015 (OCHA) 12,507

No. of people affected by natural disasters. Oct. 2015 (UNGRD) 7,551


25 Nov 2015 description



Le 21 novembre, un attentat-suicide mené par quatre assaillants a tué quatre personnes dans la ville de Fotokol près de la frontière avec le Nigeria. Le groupe Boko Haram est soupçonné d'être à l’origine de l'attaque, la dernière d'une série d'attentats-suicides dans la région de l'Extrême Nord du Cameroun depuis juillet.



25 Nov 2015 description


While the country has made modest gains, high levels of humanitarian needs persist. About 4.9 million people are in need of life-saving and livelihoods support and 1.1 million remain internally displaced.

25 Nov 2015 description



On 21 November, a suicide attack carried out by four assailants killed four people in Fotokol town near the border with Nigeria. Boko Haram is suspected to be behind the attack, the latest in a series of suicide blasts in Cameroon’s Far North region since July.



24 Nov 2015 description

In the searing heat, weary elders and mournful parents sit under trees or in front of their assigned concrete shelters in Gubio camp in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in north-eastern Nigeria. Barefoot children in dirty clothes, some visibly undernourished, stare at or greet visitors. There is a sense of silent tenacity among the group. Each person here has experienced a horrifying story of survival and loss at the hands of Boko Haram, and each has little choice but to will him or herself forward and navigate a new life.

23 Nov 2015 description

Key Issues

  • The Government will use the newly completed railway from Djibouti to Adama, Ethiopia to transport relief supplies.

  • At least 210,600 people are expected to be affected by flooding and at least 105,300 people are at risk of displacement, according to the Flood Contingency Plan released on 18 November.

  • OCHA’s Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) issued a Call for Proposals for WaSH response in Afar,
    Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Somali and Tigray. Proposals must be submitted before 5 December 2015.

20 Nov 2015 description

As many as 4.7 million people in 13 Pacific countries (2.4 million in PNG and the total populations of the remaining Pacific nations) are at risk of adverse effects of drought including water shortages, food insecurity and disease.

Governments are taking measures to mitigate the potential impacts of the drought. The government is delivering water to drought affected areas in Fiji.

The Vanuatu government is delivering food to affected communities especially those affected by Tropical cyclone Pam.

20 Nov 2015 description
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2015/16 food security and vulnerability situation - (VAC 2015 Results)

Summary of the 2015/16 Botswana food security and vulnerability situation based on the results of the 2015 vulnerability assessment.

20 Nov 2015 description
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L’instabilité au nord-est du Nigéria a (entrainé le déplacement de plus de 212 000 personnes du Nigéria vers la région de Diffa au Niger et à l’intérieur de la dite région. La majorité des personnes déplacées DÉPLACÉS INTERNES (PDI) ont quitté leurs localités d’origine en abandonnant leurs moyens de subsistance et se retrouvent dans une situation de vulnérabilité. La présence des personnes déplacées accentuent la vulnérabilité des communautés hôtes, elles-mêmes confrontées à des défis tels que l’insécurité alimentaire, la malnutrition et l’accès limité aux services sociaux de base.

20 Nov 2015 description
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Summary of the 2015/16 Tanzania food security and vulnerability situation based on the results of the 2015 vulnerability assessment.

Crop Production Season Overview 2014/15
Major hazards/shocks in 2014/2015 season

• Rainfall onset: Late onset of seasonal rains (Long rains-Masika).

• Dry spells: Prolonged dry spell in all seasons (Vuli, Masika and Msimu).

20 Nov 2015 description


Abnormal rainfall patterns during 2014/2015 have contributed to a spike in food insecurity, which is currently affecting at least 27.4 m people regionally (and this excludes Angola, which has yet to publish official figures; and Madagascar, which did not present to SADC, but where 1.9 m people are food insecure, of which 460,000 people are severely so). In Malawi and Zimbabwe, 2.8 m and 1.5 m people are food insecure respectively.

19 Nov 2015 description

Major Shocks & Hazards - Rainfall Performance 2014/15

• Prolonged dry spells then experienced from 2nd dekad of February 2015 to the 3rd dekad of March, 2015.

• The Prolonged dry spells were experienced in Western (all districts), Southern (all districts), Eastern Province (all districts), some parts of Central, Luapula, Muchinga, North-western and Lusaka Provinces being severely affected.

• The prolonged dry spells coupled with poor rainfall distribution shortened the growing season.