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04 Jun 2019 description

Cameroon tops list of most neglected crises

Cameroon tops the Norwegian Refugee Council’s annual list of the world’s most neglected displacement crises launched today.

“The international community is asleep at the wheel when it comes to the crisis in Cameroon. Brutal killings, burned-down villages and massive displacement have been met with deafening silence,” warned the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Jan Egeland.

04 Jun 2019 description

In many parts of the world, wide-ranging atrocities and other human rights abuses continue to threaten populations, especially those belonging to minority groups and indigenous peoples. As the reach of social media grows ever more pervasive globally, so too does its impact in contexts where genocide, mass killing, or systematic violent repression have occurred or there is a risk of such things taking place. The country situations at the top of the 2019 Peoples under Threat index illustrate how, in case after case, social media is playing a major role in encouraging the killing.

03 Jun 2019 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Mali, Sudan (Darfur), and Syria.

03 Jun 2019 description

In Numbers

556 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 172,082 cash-based transfers made

US$ 28.4 m six months net funding requirements (May-October 2019), representing 44% of total

165,765 people assisted in April 2019

Operational Updates

• Assistance to refugees: In April 2019, WFP provided food assistance to 22,566 refugees in the two official camps of Goudebou and Mentao (Sahel region). A total of 179 mt of inkind food and USD 172,082 cash-based transfer were distributed.

03 Jun 2019 description

In Numbers

3,146 mt of food distributed

US$ 459,605 cash-based transfers made

US$ 59.31 m six months (May – October 2019) net funding requirements, representing 64 % of total

571,529 people assisted in April 2019

Strategic Updates

03 Jun 2019 description

In Numbers

186 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 1.4 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 9.3 m six months (May-October 2019) net funding requirements, representing 26% of total

118,000 people assisted in April 2019

Strategic Updates

02 Jun 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 72 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

31 May 2019 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 May 2019 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 May 2019 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 May 2019 description

Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes.

31 May 2019 description

In recent weeks, a series of attacks on churches in Burkina Faso has received global media coverage (BBC, 2019).

31 May 2019 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable moisture conditions allow timely planting of crops in the south

  • Above-average harvest gathered in 2018

  • Strong economic growth rate and low inflation rate

  • Prices of coarse grains generally stable, but down from year earlier

  • Food assistance to be continued for people affected by insecurity

Planting of cereal crops starts in the south under favourable conditions