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12 Dec 2017 description

REPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

ACCES HUMANITAIRE RESTAURÉ À MOBAYE

Des groupes armés rivaux dans la ville de Mobaye, au sud du pays, ont accepté de cesser le feu, de libérer les routes principales et de permettre des opérations d'aide. L'assistance alimentaire, la protection civile et l'éducation sont les besoins humanitaires urgents. Une organisation humanitaire a déjà envoyé des approvisionnements médicaux à la ville où une alerte de potentielle crise nutritionnelle a été lancée.

NIGER

12 Dec 2017 description

CAMEROON

ATTACKS CLAIM 10 LIVES IN CRISIS-HIT REGION

At least 10 people were killed on 7 and 10 December in the South-West region, which along with the North-West, have been gripped by protests and violence against alleged Government marginalisation. More than 5,000 people have already fled to neighbouring Nigeria. There are fears that the figure could rise with the escalating tensions.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

AID ACCESS IMPROVES IN MOBAYE

05 Dec 2017 description

CABO VERDE

DROUGHT LEAVES 28,000 FOOD INSECURE

Around 28,000 people are in “crisis” and “emergency” phases of food insecurity following poor harvest in this year due to irregular and low rainfall. The number is projected to reach 36,000 in 2018 if no adequate measures are taken. Overall food security is currently stable, with cereals available in markets. However, prices have increased. The authorities have developed a 7.7 million-euro programme to save livestock and provide employment to the affected population.

01 Dec 2017 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview

  • Is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs;

  • Is based on detailed analysis of wide-ranging data from many different sources, and face-to-face interviews with hundreds of thousands of people directly affected by humanitarian crises across the globe;

30 Nov 2017 description

At this time of the year, people and institutions take a step back to reflect on what’s been achieved and how to do things differently.

For those of us in the humanitarian sector, we look at how much money we mobilized, how many people we assisted and who was left out.

Sadly, it is often the humanitarian crises that make the headlines that attract the highest levels of funding, while others continue to fester with inadequate resources or attention.

29 Nov 2017 description

Niger continues to grapple with insecurity, climatic shocks, extreme poverty and lack of basic services and infrastructure. The humanitarian crisis is worsening, with multiple crises in Diffa, Tillabery and Tahoua. In terms of severity, the humanitarian situation remains critical in the Diffa region, with the highest rate of population in need - 50 per cent. However, about 80 per cent of people requiring humanitarian assistance live in other regions of the country.

28 Nov 2017 description

CABO VERDE

APPEAL FOR DROUGHT ASSISTANCE

The UN system has appealed for assistance following a drought that has affected the island nation. Some regions have seen complete crop failure and livestock survival is under threat. An assessment is underway to determine the extent of needs. The authorities have developed various assistance projects and are seeking funding.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

AID GROUP WITHDRAWS FROM TOWN AFTER ARMED ROBBERY

23 Nov 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

• Les transferts monétaires sont l’une des formes d’intervention humanitaire qui peut faciliter l’accès à la nourriture et aux services de base.

• Le Nigéria, le Cameroun, le Niger et le Tchad, ont décidé, dans une déclaration adoptée en juin 2016 à Abuja, de renforcer la protection des personnes dans le bassin du Lac Tchad.

• Une table ronde ministérielle sur le Nigéria et la région du Lac Tchad a été organisée à New York par OCHA en marge de l’Assemblée Générale de l’ONU.

22 Nov 2017 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

ATTAQUE CONTRE UN CONVOI D’AIDE À KAGA-BONDORO

Le 11 novembre, des assaillants armés ont tendu une embuscade à un convoi d'aide humanitaire de six camions près de la ville de Kaga-Bandoro, dans le nord du pays, où les incidents d'insécurité ont récemment augmenté.

22 Nov 2017 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

ASSAILANTS ATTACK AID CONVOY

Armed attackers ambushed a six-truck aid convoy on 11 November near the northern Kaga-Bandoro town, where incidents of insecurity have been on the rise lately. A week earlier, gunmen raided an aid convoy headed to Ndélé town, also in the north, robbed the entire cargo of one truck and killed a driver. So far this year, 13 aid workers have been killed in the spate of violence across the country.

OVER 20,000 HAVE FLED VIOLENCE TO DR CONGO

20 Nov 2017 description

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food security improves in parts of north-east Nigeria thanks to relief assistance

  • Forty per cent of children under five in Cameroon’s Far North region are struck by chronic malnutrition

  • Malnutrition worsens in Chad. Twelve regions declared to be in nutritional crisis

  • Attacks displace 1,700 in Cameroon’s Far North region

  • Concern over civilian protection after withdrawal of Chadian troops from Niger

20 Nov 2017 description

Background

Around 17 million people live in the affected areas across the four Lake Chad basin countries. More than 2.3 million people remain displaced. Most of the displaced families are sheltered by communities that count among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. Food insecurity and malnutrition have reached critical levels.

Recent developments

16 Nov 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • La situation sécuritaire reste fragile dans les zones frontalières de Kaiga Kindjiria et Tchoukoutalia. L’accès humanitaire y reste limité.

  • La reprise des activités de l’OIM a permis de mettre à jour les chiffres de déplacements dans la région, avec un total de 123 204 personnes déplacées estimées dans près de 200 localités évaluées et 51 000 déplacés internes retournés dans leurs villages d’origine.

14 Nov 2017 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
FRESH FIGHTING DISPLACES 5,000 IN BATANGAFO

Clashes between armed groups on 7 -9 November near the northern Batangafotown forced around 5,000 people to flee towards the town. The latest violence raised to 36,000 the number of displaced people in the area. Food and basic household items are the urgent needs of the newly displaced. The country has witnessed a surge in violence over the past year, with fresh hotspots and recurrent clashes erupting in several regions.

09 Nov 2017 description

As of 31 October, United Nations-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$24.1 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million particularly vulnerable people of an estimated 145 million crisis-affected people in 39 countries. The appeals are funded at $11.8 billion, leaving a shortfall of $12.3 billion. This is $1.5 billion less than the gap reported at the end of September 2017.