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- ACT Alliance: Insecurity in Mali's Menaka region affects humanitarian assistance. 22 Aug 2019
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- NRC: On-the-record update: Crisis in central and northern Mali. 10 Jul 2019
- UNICEF: Humanitarian Action for Children 2019 - Mali (Revised August 2019). 16 Sep 2019
- UN: Deputy Secretary-General's remarks on the situation in the Sahel at Informal Joint Meeting of the FAO Council, IFAD Executive Board and WFP Executive Board [as prepared for delivery]. 14 Sep 2019
- CARE: Ahead of ECOWAS: Civilian protection must be at the heart of any security response in the Sahel. 13 Sep 2019
- OCHA: OCHA Mali Rapport de situation - Dernière mise à jour: 12 sept. 2019. 12 Sep 2019
- Conflict in Central Sahel countries is rapidly spreading and insecurity has reached unprecedented levels. 20 million people live in conflict-affected areas across the three countries, 3 million are in need of emergency food assistance and in 2019, 440,000 new people have been forcibly displaced in the Central Sahel region.
8,032 mt of food assistance distributed in June
US$ 1.27 m cash-based transfers in June
US$ 43.5 m six months (August 2019-January 2020) net funding requirements
1.07 m people assisted from January to June
FLOW MONITORING REGISTRY — REGIONAL
During the second quarter of 2019, data was collected at 32 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) throughout the West and Central Africa region. For the second quarter of 2019, the average daily number of individuals observed at FMPs (7,199) increased by 7 per cent compared to the previous quarter (up from 6,700).
The countries of survey which witnessed the largest flows were Niger (28% of flows), Nigeria (21%), Burkina Faso (21%) and Guinea (14%).
Results show that the average daily number of individuals observed in July, at the FMPs in Niger, was 1,871. In July, Niger, Nigeria, and Libya were the main countries of departure and intended destination for individuals passing through FMPs. In addition, the main types of flows identified were : economic migration of more than six months (35% of all flows); short term local movements (33% of all flows); seasonal migration (29% of all flows); and tourism (3% of all flows).
35,055 Number of Nigerians who have searched for refuge in Niger’s Maradi Region and have been registered
2,982 Persons evacuated from Libya to safety in Niger
76,634 Internally displaced persons in Tillabery and Tahoua regions
Key situations include:
2,248 mt of food assistance distributed in May
US$ 417,318 cash-based transfers in May
US$ 12.3 m five months (August-December 2019) net funding requirements
1,040,704 people assisted from January to May 2019
• In the Diffa region, 23 attacks by non-state armed groups (NSAG) against civilians and four inter-community conflicts were registered in June (OCHA). 23 civilians, including one humanitarian staff from NGO, were killed and 26 (14 women, 1 girl and 6 boys) were abducted
Acceleration of the socio-economic integration of Malian refugees
Niger is hosting Malian refugees since the outbreak of the crisis in Northern Mali in 2012. The refugees are living in 3 refugee camps in the Tillaberi region, in a refugee hosting area (ZAR) for nomadic refugees in Intikane, in the Tahoua region, and in urban areas such as Niamey and Ayorou. A second refugee hosting area - Tazalite, was closed by the Government in December 2016 following an attack against the security forces.
The DTM Monthly Regional Update contains consolidated summary updates and highlights from DTM field operations. This document covers updates from the regional network of flow monitoring of migrants, as well as the tracking and monitoring of internal displacement in the countries. It is published on a monthly basis and covers the West and Central Africa Region.
Populations in Niger—a landlocked, low-income country in West Africa—are vulnerable to chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, regional conflict and resultant displacement, and recurrent shocks like disease outbreaks and floods. Approximately 2.3 million people across the country require emergency assistance to meet their basic needs, according to Niger’s 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan.
I. APERÇU DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT SECURITAIRE DANS LA REGION DE TILLABERI
Le mois de juin a été marqué par un environnement sécuritaire toujours préoccupant dans les huit départements en état d’urgence suivis par le monitoring de protection dans la région de Tillabéri à savoir Ayérou, Tillabéri, Téra, Bankilaré, Torodi, Banibangou, Ouallam, et Abala.
Les cumuls des pluies enregistrées jusqu’au 20 juillet ont permis de réaliser les semis dans 94 pour cent des villages agricoles contre 97 pour cent en 2018 à la même période. Cette phase d’installation de la saison est marquée par des villages agricoles sans semis dont les proportions les plus importantes sont observées dans les départements de Bouza (20%), Illéla (10%), Takeyta (29%), Damagaram Takaya (20%), Tanout (11%), Banibangou (21%), Tillabéry département (18%), Diffa département (45%) et N’Guigmi (85%).
Niger has been on Africa’s migration route for centuries, and particularly the Agadez region. In recent years, travellers heading north have been joined by thousands of people moving south, either expelled from Algeria or returning from Libya.
DTM Niger monitors migration flows at seven key transit points around the country: Arlit, Séguédine/Madama, Magaria, Dan Barto, Dan Issa and Tahoua. In June 2019, 1,740 individuals were on average observed crossing FMPs daily. This represents a 21 per cent decrease when compared to the previous month. The majority of travelers (73%) were men, while 18 per cent were women and 9 per cent were children. Niger and Nigeria were both the main countries of provenance (77% and 19%) and of destination (80% and 14%) of travellers.
In the Diffa region, 14 attacks by non-state armed groups (NSAG) against civilians and one inter-community conflict were registered in May (OCHA), 19 civilians were killed and 55 (35 women, 9 girls and 5 boys were abducted). This is the highest number of abductions since the beginning of the year, with women being the most affected group.
What is FFA?
The most food-insecure people often live in fragile and degraded landscapes and areas prone to recurrent natural shocks and other risks.
Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) is one of WFP’s initiatives aimed at addressing the most food-insecure people’s immediate food needs with cash, voucher or food transfers while also helping improve their long-term food security and resilience.