Appeals & Response Plans
- Mauritania: Drought - May 2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Mauritania: Floods - Sep 2013
- Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2008
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2007
Maps & Infographics
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- West Africa food crisis threatens 6 million people
- Mauritania Food Security Outlook June 2018 to January 2019
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- Mauritania: Urgent action needed as food insecurity grips communities
- Mauritania: UNHCR Operational Update as of 15 June 2018 [EN/AR]
WFP declared a pre-emptive L3 Emergency in the Sahel region on June 6, 2018.
Distributions for June are as follows:
o Burkina Faso reached 108,767 people with food assistance
o Chad reached 397,503 people with food assistance in June
o Mali reached 625,931 people during June distributions
o Mauritania completed distributions for 102,511 people in June
o While Niger assisted 591,850 people.
L’OIM travaille avec les autorités nationales, locales et des partenaires locaux afin de mieux comprendre les mouvements migratoires à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Le suivi des fluxde populations (FM) est une activité qui permet de quantifier et de qualifier les flux, les profils des migrants, les tendances et les routes migratoires sur un point d’entrée, de transit ou de sortie donné.
Highlights in May and June
Emergency preparedness saves lives, reduces the impact of crises on vulnerable people's livelihoods and is much more cost-effective than repeated humanitarian action. This story shows how WFP's early warning analysis led to early action in the Sahel.
TOTAL REQUIREMENT US$ 4.9 billion
TOTAL FUNDING US$ 1.5 billion
UNMET REQUIREMENT US$ 3.4 billion
FUNDING OUTSIDE PLANS US$ 363 million
Figures in US$
Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2017, USAID/OFDA continued to respond to urgent needs resulting from disasters and support DRR programs that improve emergency preparedness and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.
The Early Warning Early Action initiative has been developed with the understanding that disaster losses and emergency response costs can be drastically reduced by using early warning analysis to act before a crisis escalates into an emergency.
Early actions strengthen the resilience of at-risk populations, mitigate the impact of disasters and help communities, governments and national and international humanitarian agencies to respond more effectively and efficiently.
José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General
UNHCR’s Senegal unit participated in the 3rd Financing Conference of The Global Partnership for Education on 2nd February.
The 25th anniversary of DAFI scholarship was celebrated on 19th December 2017. Approximately 130 persons from the education system participated in this German Academic Initiative commemoration.
All the necessary actions were taken to ensure that 26 refugees received the adequate durable solution in conformity with their situation.
Hundreds of schools close as violence surges
Dark clouds dimmed the late afternoon sun before a blustery sandstorm swept through the empty schoolyard in Burkina Faso’s northern Djibo town. Fewer than 20 students were present at the school, but there were no teachers or lessons. A surge in armed raids in the country’s northern borderlands has driven 65,000 pupils and more than 2,000 teachers from schools. Between January and April this year, 44 attacks were recorded in the northern regions.
Alors que la région du Sahel est confrontée à la plus grave crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle de ces cinq dernières années et à une insécurité persistante, la Commission a annoncé un ensemble de mesures d'aide humanitaire d'un montant de 191,3 millions d'euros.
La Ministre suédoise des affaires étrangères, Margot Wallström, dont le pays préside le Conseil de sécurité en juillet, a indiqué que ces pays et la région du Sahel oscillent entre « espoir et désespoir ».
« Espoir, parce que le Sahel est béni par une abondance de ressources humaines, culturelles et naturelles », a déclaré Mme Wallström. « Mais aussi du désespoir, compte tenu du sous-développement chronique, du terrorisme et de l’extrémisme violent, du peu de respect des droits de l’homme et des effets négatifs du changement climatique ».
Women across Africa’s Sahel region can be agents for a “new paradigm” for peacebuilding and development that benefits all people there, the United Nations Security Council heard on Tuesday.
Making the case was UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, fresh from a mission to South Sudan, Chad and Niger; all countries where women and children are paying what she called the “stark cost” of conflict.
Nearly 6 million people are estimated to be severely food insecure during the lean season (June‒August). Unless urgent action is taken, the number of children with severe acute malnutrition is likely to rise from 1.1 to 1.6 million.
FAO, UNICEF and WFP are working together with governments and partners to address the immediate needs as well as longer-term structural challenges. Assessment missions are regularly undertaken to revise the programme to target those most in need and adjust to the evolving realities.
As the Sahel region experiences its worst food and nutrition crisis in five years and continued insecurity, the Commission has announced a humanitarian aid package worth €191.3 million.
Funding required: $25.39 B
Funding received: $8.71 B
Unmet requirements: 16.68 B
People in need: 134.0 M
People to receive aid: 96.2 M
Countries affected: 40
In collaboration with UNESCO Dakar, UNESCO-IICBA organized a planning meeting for the project "Youth Empowerment for Peace and Resilience Building and the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) in Sahel Countries through Teacher Development" from 28 to 29 June 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. Leveraging the success of the consultation workshop that was held in Addis Ababa in May 2018, this meeting aimed to discuss the contextualization of IICBA's teacher training material for peace-building, and to map out action plans for the upcoming trainings and Japan study tour.
La situation au Sahel en matière de sécurité alimentaire se détériore, alerte le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM).
Dans un entretien accordé à ONU Info, le Coordinateur régional des urgences du PAM au Sahel, William Affif, explique que les conflits, le changement climatique, de mauvaises saisons des pluies et un fort taux démographique sont autant de facteurs qui aggravent la vulnérabilité des populations de la région.
- WFP began its pre-lean season support in March; distributions for May are as follows:
- Chad reached 185,671 people with food assistance in May
- Mali reached 165,053 people during May distributions
- Mauritania completed distributions for 65,038 people in May
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,
Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,