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17 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Insecurity and poor rains threaten harvests from the current cropping season.
• Food insecurity reported in Mvolo, many people surviving on wild food.
• Youth hard hit by the South Sudan violence and humanitarian crisis.
• Fighting and insecurity disrupt provision of humanitarian assistance and displace thousands in Upper Nile.
• Looting of humanitarian compounds and supplies increased in July.

In this issue

17 Aug 2017 description

Bakassi, Borno State, 17 August 2017 – Every year World Humanitarian Day brings the world together to rally support for people affected by humanitarian crisis and pay tribute to aid workers who help them. This World Humanitarian Day in Nigeria we come together to reaffirm that civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget.

17 Aug 2017 description

A product of the Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group (DRMTWG)

This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co-chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co-Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 01 to 31 July 2017 (the information in this issue was compiled ahead of the announcement of the HRD mid-year review).

Highlights

16 Aug 2017 description

BURKINA FASO

UNE ATTAQUE TERRORISTE TUE AU MOINS 18 PERSONNES

Le 13 août, des hommes armés ont pris d'assaut un restaurant dans la capitale Ouagadougou et ont tué 18 personnes et blessé 22 autres, selon le gouvernement. Deux attaquants ont été tués. Une attaque similaire dans un café voisin en janvier 2016 avait fait 30 morts.

TCHAD

ENVIRON 200 NOUVEAUX RÉFUGIÉS DE LA RCA DANS LE SUD

16 Aug 2017 description

Burkina Faso

Terror attack kills at least 18 people
On 13 August, gunmen stormed a restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou and killed 18 people, and wounding 22 others, according to the government. Two attackers were killed. A similar attack on a nearby cafe in January 2016 killed 30 people.

Chad

15 Aug 2017 description

Attacks against health workers in conflict areas are on the rise. According to the World Health Organisation, 863 health workers were injured or killed in attacks in 2016, an increase on the year before. Despite the growing dangers, doctors, nurses and other health care workers continue to brave tremendous risks to treat the wounded and heal the sick. We spoke to four doctors in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria and Yemen to find out what it is like to work in some of the world’s most challenging conflict zones.

15 Aug 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Inondations : plus de 7000 personnes touchées
  • Milliers de déplacés en raison des violences
  • Tendance à la hausse des incidents limitant l’accès humanitaire
  • Révision à la hausse de l’appel de fonds pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires au Mali en 2017

Au sommaire

15 Aug 2017 description

On 8 August 2017, the government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners released the mid-year review of the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2017. Southern and eastern Ethiopia continue to battle the impact of the Indian Ocean Dipole-induced drought, exacerbated by disease outbreaks, large scale loss of livelihood assets and displacement. The dire situation was further compounded by below average spring rains, the third consecutive poor/failed rains in the southern drought belt.

14 Aug 2017 description

Background

Around 17 million people live in the affected areas across the four Lake Chad basin countries. More than 2.4 million people remain displaced. Most of the displaced families are sheltered by communities that count among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. Food insecurity and malnutrition have reached critical levels.

Recent developments

14 Aug 2017 description

Regional Highlights

• 6,700 people from Niger’s south-eastern region flee to Chad prompted by fear of Boko Haram attacks following the withdrawal of Chadian troops.

• Tripartite commission starts work on modalities to implement the agreement on the voluntary return of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon. Around 15,000 Nigerian refugees have returned since April.

• 14 people are killed in an attack against a newly-established camp for displaced people near Dikwa, in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state, on 28 July.

14 Aug 2017 description

$28.1 million approved for the 2017 second standard allocation to support most critical and time-sensitive life-saving activities in the second half of 2017

12 Aug 2017 description

As all those present are aware, yesterday was a day of tumultuous eventsthat generated significant media coverage from you all and therefore today is extremely helpful – for us and also for you I hope - to provide some clarity as there has been a great deal of confusion and misinformation.

I am not here to elaborate on the incident, as His Excellency has already done this. I and the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Edward Kallon, have been working with the Government of Nigeria, our hosts, to resolve the issue.

11 Aug 2017 description

Food Security

The number of severely food insecure people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia has increased to 14.3 million, following the publication of new data on the situation in Kenya.

11 Aug 2017 description

Abuja, 11 August 2017 – The Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has expressed grave concern over the unauthorized search of a United Nations base for humanitarian workers in Maiduguri, Borno State.

At circa 0500 hours today, members of the Nigerian security forces entered the UN base for humanitarian workers in Maiduguri without authorization. The security forces carried out a search of the tented camp and left the area at circa 0800 hours.

11 Aug 2017 description

Le Tchad fait face à des crises humanitaires interconnectées, dans un contexte de pauvreté chronique et de faible développement économique. La situation sécuritaire dans les pays voisins a entrainé d’importants mouvements de personnes vers le Tchad, ainsi que des déplacements internes depuis plusieurs années.

11 Aug 2017 description

Chad is facing interconnected humanitarian crises in a context of chronic poverty and low economic development. The security situation in neighboring countries has led to large population movements into Chad, as well as internal displacement for several years.