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17 Mar 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

At the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul in May 2016, global leaders came together to express their commitment to place people at the centre of decision-making and action. In doing so, they reaffirmed that the scale of current humanitarian issues required greater international cooperation. The Summit triggered a major shift in how the global community will work closer together to prevent and respond to human suffering.

THE ROAD TO A NEW WAY OF WORKING…

18 Aug 2016 description

Aid workers carry out life-saving often in dangerous and difficult circumstances. Over the past 16 years, 427 aid workers were killed, wounded or kidnapped in West and Central Africa. The number of victims follows a worrying upward trend with spikes in attacks recorded in recent years. Countries with the highest number of victims are the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Nigeria, Chad and Mali. The majority of victims were national staff, who account for the bulk of humanitarian workers and are often the most exposed to risks

09 Aug 2016 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

PLUS DE 1 700 MÉNAGES PRIVÉS D’ASSISTANCE

Le mauvais état des infrastructures routières à travers le pays continue d’entraver les opérations d'aide humanitaire, particulièrement pendant la saison des pluies. Du fait des routes endommagées, la distribution de denrées alimentaires à 1 712 ménages vulnérables de la sous-province du Gazi est suspendue depuis fin juin. Le Cluster Logistique dirige une initiative de mobilisation des ressources afin d’améliorer l’accès routier.

09 Aug 2016 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

OVER 1,700 HOUSEHOLDS DEPRIVED OF ASSISTANCE

Poor road infrastructure throughout the country continues to hamper humanitarian access, particularly during the rainy season.
Due to damaged roads, food distribution has been suspended to 1,712 vulnerable households in the Gazi sub-province since the end of June. The Logistics Cluster leads an initiative to mobilize resources to improve road access.

HUMANITARIAN ACCESS RESTRICTION LIFTED IN THE NORTH

29 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three million people in the Lake Chad region are facing severe food shortages.

  • In Nigeria’s Borno and Yobe states, 800,000 people need immediate assistance.

  • Clashes between herders and farmers in Côte d’Ivoire displace over 6,000 people.

  • Between January and April, DRC reports 5,757 cholera cases.

  • Ebola resurfaces for the third time in Liberia, Guinea sees its first flare-up.

KEY FIGURES

People displaced in Lake Chad Basin - 2.4M

25 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria seek US$531 million to assist 5.2 million people.

  • El Niño limited impact to date in West and Central Africa, but region remains at risk.

  • Rising food insecurity and new LRA-related displacement in CAR.

  • Lassa fever outbreak kills 120 in Nigeria and Benin.

  • Upcoming elections in West and Central Africa.

Lake Chad Basin: nine million people need assistance

24 Feb 2016 description

BENIN
LASSA FEVER CASES REACH 71

Seventy-one cases (6 confirmed, 10 probable and 55 suspected) of Lassa fever were reported as of 16 February in seven departments. Seven of the reported cases, including two deaths were among health workers. Since the beginning of the outbreak on 21 January, 318 contacts have been identified and 292 are being monitored.

CAMEROON
SUICIDE BLAST KILLS 19

24 Feb 2016 description

BENIN
71 CAS DE FIEVRE DE LASSA SIGNALES

Soixante et onze cas (6 confirmés, 10 probables et 55 présumés) de fièvre de Lassa ont été signalés au 16 février dans sept départements. Sept des cas signalés, dont deux décès, se trouvaient parmi les travailleurs de la santé. Depuis le début de l'épidémie le 21 janvier 318 contacts ont été identifiés et 292 sont sous surveillance.

CAMEROUN
19 TUES DANS UN ATTENTAT-SUICIDE

17 Feb 2016 description

BÉNIN
LE NOMBRE DE CAS DE FIÈVRE DE LASSA ATTEINT 59

Un nouveau cas suspect de fièvre de Lassa a été signalé le 11 février, portant à 59 le nombre de cas suspects depuis le 21 janvier. Sur ce total, six ont été testés positifs pour la fièvre de Lassa et 20 sont décédés. La surveillance épidémiologique, le traitement et la mobilisation communautaire sont en cours pour contrôler l'épidémie.

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE
PLUS DE 3 000 PERSONNES DÉPLACÉES PAR DES ATTAQUES DE LA LRA

17 Feb 2016 description

BENIN
LASSA FEVER CASES REACH 59

A new suspected Lassa fever case was reported on 11 February, bringing to 59 the number of suspected cases since 21 January. Of the total, six have tested positive for Lassa fever and 20 have died. Epidemiological surveillance, treatment and community mobilization are ongoing to bring the outbreak under control.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
OVER 3,000 DISPLACED BY LRA ATTACKS

10 Feb 2016 description

BÉNIN

12 MORTS DANS L’ÉPIDÉMIE DE FIÈVRE DE LASSA

Au 5 février, 25 cas suspects de fièvre de Lassa, dont 12 décès, avaient été signalés dans le pays. La maladie a été détectée pour la première fois le 5 janvier suite à la mort d'un patient dans un hôpital de la localité centrale de Tchaourou. Parmi les mesures de prévention, le gouvernement et les partenaires de la santé procèdent à l'enregistrement des contacts, la mise en place d’unités d’isolation et le stockage de médicaments et d'équipements.

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

10 Feb 2016 description

BENIN

12 DEAD IN LASSA FEVER OUTBREAK

As of 5 February, 25 suspected cases of Lassa fever including 12 deaths had been reported in the country. The disease was first detected on 5 January following the death of a patient at a hospital in the central Tchaourou locality. Among other prevention measures, the Government and health partners are registering contacts, have set up isolations units and are stocking up on medication and equipment.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

22 Jun 2015 description

Dakar / Ouagadougou, 22 June 2015: The Permanent Interstate Committee for drought control in the Sahel (CILSS) and several United Nations agencies signed today a two-year strategic partnership agreement to strengthen the resilience of communities in the Sahel that are highly vulnerable to food insecurity and malnutrition.

22 Jun 2015 description

Un partenariat pour renforcer la résilience des communautés vulnérables du Sahel

Dakar / Ouagadougou, 22 juin 2015: Le Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS) et des agences des Nations Unies ont signé aujourd’hui un accord de partenariat stratégique pour renforcer la résilience des communautés de Sahel qui font face à l’insécurité et la malnutrition.

10 Jun 2015 description
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ABIDJAN, 10 June 2015 - West African and Sahel countries are facing increasingly severe impacts of natural and man-made disasters and need to better anticipate and implement measures that spare communities profound devastation and hardship, underscored the 9th Annual Consultation of the Regional Committee on Disaster Management in West Africa (GECEAO) held in Abidjan on 8 - 10 June 2015.

27 Mar 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS
• 2 milliards de dollars requis pour l’action humanitaire au Sahel en 2015.
• Plus de 190 000 réfugiés et rapatriés du nord du Nigéria au Cameroun, Tchad et Niger.
• 1,2 millions de déplacés internes dans le nord du Nigéria.
• Les communautés au Nigéria font face à une insécurité alimentaire et à la malnutrition.
•Zéro nouveau cas d'Ebola au Libéria, stagnation des chiffres en Sierra Leone et en Guinée.

13 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • 20.4 million people in the Sahel are food insecure, down from last year’s high of 25 million people.

  • Over one million people have been displaced and 6,400 killed by the conflict in Northeast Nigeria in 2014.

  • Over 717,000 people have been displaced due to the CAR crisis, 442,000 internally. The IDP caseload has halved since the peak of the crisis.