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01 Jul 2015 description

CHAD
11 KILLED IN POLICE RAID

On 29 June, 11 people (five police officers and six suspected insurgents) were killed during a police operation against suspected Boko Haram elements in N’Djamena. Police seized several suicide belts and other explosive devices. The operation comes two weeks after twin attacks targeting police offices in the capital killed 34 people. Separately, in a controlled explosion, police destroyed a vehicle laden with explosives in N’Djamena’s central market.

SECURITY MEASURES TIGHTENED AFTER ATTACKS

01 Jul 2015 description

AS NEED GROWS, INSUFFICIENT FUNDING LIMITS RESPONSE

Despite the urgency to increase nutrition support in areas affected by the failed belg (mid-February-May) season, funding shortfalls are limiting partners’ capacity to expand their operation. Food insecurity is expected to deepen and malnutrition to rise in the coming months given the on-going El Niño phenomenon negatively affecting rainfall patterns throughout the year and through the first half of 2016.

30 Jun 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The objective of this overview is to support the development of national-level response and preparedness plans and facilitate joint priority actions in the areas of advocacy, resource mobilization, and coordinated engagement in cross border areas.

There has been a step change in the threat level in the region in 2015. There is an increasing concern about the confluence and compounding impacts of these threats, both at the national and the regional level. The outlook presented here will be updated on a bi-monthly basis.

30 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • DROUGHT: Several countries in the Caribbean are affected by drought.
    Experts predict the situation to deteriorate with El Niño and a weak hurricane season, with a limited amount of rain expected for the region.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY:
    Colombia and Guatemala are affected by contamination of rivers that supply water to a considerable number of people. In Colombia the contamination results from oil pollution while Guatemala is still investigating the origin.

30 Jun 2015 description

Key Issues

  • More support needed to address the deteriorating humanitarian context in the country. The net 2015 HRD requirement is still at 41 per cent funded. The relief food caseload is likely to increase following the mid-year review

  • Limited truck availability to move relief food supplies continue to delay the relief operation

29 Jun 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

 3,5 millions de personnes sont actuellement déplacées dans le Sahel, soit deux fois plus qu’en février 2014.

  • Mise à jour sur les déplacements les autres crises au Cameroun.

  • Une radio communautaire en République Centrafricaine contribue à favoriser l'harmonie dans le pays

  • L’épidémie d'Ebola déclarée terminée au Libéria

26 Jun 2015 description
  • Le village de Yébi situé à environ 4 km de Bosso et à plus de 100 km de Diffa, a été attaqué dans la nuit du 23 au 24 juin par des individus à dos de chevaux. Cette attaque est la deuxième enregistrée dans la région de Diffa1 en une semaine.

26 Jun 2015 description
  • The village of Yebi located about 4 km from Bosso and more than 100 km from Diffa town was attacked on the night between 23 and 24 June by individuals who arrived on horses. This attack is the second perpetrated in Diffa within one week.

26 Jun 2015 description

As one of the world’s least developed and most fragile countries, Chad is beset by multiple, overlapping humanitarian crises, all in the context of a harsh and worsening climate, acute poverty, and weak infrastructure.

Food insecurity and malnutrition affect millions of people, particularly in the Sahelian belt.

Successive waves of instability and conflict in neighboring countries have caused large-scale population movements into Chad, which now hosts the seventh highest number of refugees worldwide.

25 Jun 2015 description

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE PACIFIC?

Drought

Hight risk of severe drought in PNG,
Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Niue and Cook Island. The risk of drought is also high for Palau, Northern Marianas and Guam, FSM and Marshall Islands.

Increased rainfall

Above normal rainfall is expected in Kiribati between June and August 2015

Cyclones

24 Jun 2015 description

2014 SAHEL STRATEGY

In 2014, humanitarian action in the Sahel was guided by the 2014-2016 Sahel Regional Strategic Response Plan (SRP), which provides a framework for the coordinated and integrated delivery of assistance to people facing emergencies in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and The Gambia.

24 Jun 2015 description
  • Dans la nuit du 17 au 18 juin, trois villages (Lamana, Boulamare et NGoumao) dans la commune de Gueskérou (à environ 50 km à l’est de Diffa) ont été attaqués simultanément par des insurgés (l’attaque n’a pas encore été revendiquée).

  • Ces incidents ont fait 38 morts parmi les populations civiles et affecté 1 050 ménages.

  • Le 19 juin, une mission conjointe d’évaluation rapide a été conduite sur le terrain par les autorités régionales, l’OIM, le HCR, le PAM et l’OCHA.

24 Jun 2015 description
  • On the night between 17 to 18 June, three villages (Lamana, Boulamare and NGoumao) in the commune of Gueskerou (about 50 km east of Diffa) were simultaneously attacked by insurgents (the attack has not been claimed).

  • These incidents caused 38 deaths among the civilian population and affected 1,050 households.

  • On 19 June, a joint rapid assessment mission was conducted to the field by the regional authorities, IOM, UNHCR, WFP and OCHA.