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19 Oct 2017 description

Key points.

• Severe biomass deficits in Senegal, Mauritania and Chad:

• Very high likelihood of abnormal transhumant movements resulting in agro-pastoral conflicts.

• Early onset of pastoral lean season is likely • Pockets of biomass deficits in Niger (Dosso, Tahoua, Diffa) and Mali (Departments of Goundam, Tomboctou, Niono, Ansongo)

• Extreme vulnerability of biomass (negative short-term trends) across entire Sahel belt • Severe surface-water deficits in Senegal and Mauritania

19 Oct 2017 description

Informations clés

• Déficits importants de production de biomasse au Sénégal, en Mauritanie et au Tchad:

• Forte probabilité d’apparition de mouvements transhumants anormaux pouvant entrainer des conflits agro-pastoraux;

• Forte probabilité de l’apparition précoce de la période de soudure pastorale.

• Des poches de déficits de production de biomasse au Niger (Dosso, Tahoua, Diffa) et au Mali (départements de Goundam, Tombouctou, Niono, Ansongo);

19 Oct 2017 description


  • During the lean season WFP scaled up its assistance reaching 95,935 vulnerable Mauritanians, including 25,940 children under 5. Another 51,577 refugees received food and cash assistance in Mberra camp.

  • In order to continue proving assistance until the end of the year, WFP still requires USD 4 million for local populations and USD 2 million for refugees. Another USD 0.7 million are needed to ensure the continuation of UNHAS services in December.

18 Oct 2017 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In September alone, 471 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Bond


This briefing has been been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. These NGOs are either actively operational in these contexts or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

11 Oct 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher (p), Similar (u), or Lower (q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

10 Oct 2017 description

In Mauritania, UNHCR provides protection and assistance to over 51,000 Malian refugees in the arid south-east region where Mbera refugee camp was established in 2012.

UNHCR protects and assists over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers in the cities of Nouakchott and Nouadhibou, mostly from Central Africa, Syria and Côte d’Ivoire.

Security in northern Mali is still volatile and largescale returns are not expected. Protracted displacement places considerable pressure on the limited local resources.

10 Oct 2017 description

Food from healthy farms makes healthy people - New IFAD report

Rome, 10 October 2017 – Investing in climate-resilient agriculture not only improves food security but contributes to eradicating malnutrition, according to the findings of a new report from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

09 Oct 2017 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 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Plague in Madagascar
  • Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cholera in Uganda
  • Cholera in north--east Nigeria
  • Hepatitis E in Niger
  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

05 Oct 2017 description

La carte d’anomalie de biomasse est une mesure en % de la production végétale d'une année donnée comparée à la moyenne des production depuis 1998. Cette carte permet d’identifier les zones en production exédentaire ou déficitaire vis à vis de leur production usuelle. Consulter www.sigsahel.info pour plus d'information.

05 Oct 2017 description

Situation Générale en septembre 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-novembre 2017

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin a continué à rester calme en septembre. Malgré de bonnes précipitations et des conditions de reproduction favorables, très peu de criquets ont été détectés lors des prospections réalisées dans les aires de reproduction estivale du nord du Sahel d’Afrique de l’ouest et du Soudan, ainsi que de part et d’autre de la frontière indopakistanaise.

04 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

After HRP revision, the burden and target for the niger has increased to 309,175 from 247,500. The annual caseload has increased to 2,576,368 from 2,514,693. This has change the annual SAM burden as well to 3,433,979 from 3,372,306.

04 Oct 2017 description

89.6 M required for 2017

22.1 M contributions received, representing 25% of requirements

67.5 M funding gap for the Mali Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Overview on UNHCR’s operations in the Middle East and North Africa

A. Situational context including new developments

Syria situation