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15 Mar 2018 description

Geneva, Thursday 15 March 2018

Humanitarian access has deteriorated in seven countries over the past six months, according to the Humanitarian Access Overview report released today by ACAPS.

Out of the 37 countries included in the report, nearly half of them (18) are currently facing high humanitarian access constraints. Moderate humanitarian access constraints are an issue in nine countries and ten present low humanitarian access constraints.

15 Mar 2018 description

Funding required: $23.18 B
Funding received: $936.6 M
Funding percentage: 3.8%
People in need: 128.8 M
People to receive aid: 93.6 M Countries affected: 35

14 Mar 2018 description


During 2017, almost 38,900 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement1 to 25 countries in Europe,2 36% more than during 2016 and over three times greater than the average rate of 12,400 submissions per year during the last decade.
Between 2007 and 2016, Europe’s proportion of resettlement sub-missions globally has increased from approximately 9% to more than 18%, and in 2017 reached 52%. This is primarily due to a significant decrease globally in new submissions for resettlement, most notably to the United States of America.

14 Mar 2018 description


↗ International prices of wheat and maize increased further in February, mainly supported by weather-related concerns and currency movements. Export price quotations of rice also continued to strengthen, although the increases were capped by subsiding global demand for Indica supplies.

↗ In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, continued to increase in February and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of the wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

14 Mar 2018 description

High levels of food insecurity persist in the world, due largely to conflicts and to adverse climatic shocks that are taking a toll, particularly in East African and Near East countries, where large numbers of people continue to be in need of humanitarian assistance, a new FAO report notes. Some 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food, unchanged from three months ago, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today.

14 Mar 2018 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the announcement of a US$72.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

13 Mar 2018 description


Acute rainfall deficits last season in several regions of the Sahel, and worsening insecurity have escalated humanitarian needs.

Drought has prematurely thrust pastoralist communities into the lean season, with herders migrating earlier than usual. Growing insecurity in Mali and armed attacks in border regions with Burkina Faso and Niger have uprooted hundreds of families in recent months, adding to the devastation by the long-running conflict around the Lake Chad Basin.

13 Mar 2018 description

Blog Post by John Campbell

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from March 3 to March 9, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

13 Mar 2018 description


• Despite increasing estimates for regional agricultural estimates production (6% above the 2016/17 level, and 14% above the five-year-average), localized production deficits affect stocks, availability and price levels;

• Commercial stock replenishment takes twice as long as usual, since producers hold on to their reserves;

• High sorghum and millet prices (+20% in average compared to previous years) and saturated livestock markets keep terms of trade unfavorable for pastoralists;

13 Mar 2018 description


Protection concerns in Southwest and Northwest regions are increasing as the Anglophone crisis deteriorates further.

The security situation is especially worrying in Batibo sub-division. Schools have been targeted and children are among the most vulnerable people affected by the crisis. Cases of SGBV against girls have also been reported in the area. Several villages have been destroyed and deserted. Displacement continues, with the number of Cameroonian refugees registered in Nigeria reaching more than 20,000.

12 Mar 2018 description

179.3 M required for 2018
4.4 M contributions received, representing 2% of requirements
174.9 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

12 Mar 2018 description

2 270 incidents de VBG ont été rapportés.
Les données partagées ne sont que D*/9 cas rapportés, signalés, et ne sont pas représentatives de l'incidence totale ou la prévalence des violences basées sur le genre dans la région.

12 Mar 2018 description

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 50 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Listeriosis in South Africa
  • Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Cholera in Uganda
  • Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo

For each of these events, a brief description followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

12 Mar 2018 description


Depuis le 26/12/2017, suite à des affrontements entre des groupes armés au nord de Paoua (République Centrafricaine), suivis d’exactions commises contre la population civile, un afflux de réfugiés centrafricains a été enregistré au sud du Tchad principalement dans la région du Logone Oriental. Le plus grand nombre de réfugiés a franchi la frontière jusqu’au 10 janvier 2018.

12 Mar 2018 description

Il faut noter que pendant le mois de janvier, certains prestataires étaient absents de leurs postes pour les congés.

Pour l'année 2018, l'un des défis est l'accès à la justice pour les survivant(e)s /victimes. Un appel est lancé pour améliorer la communication entre les acteurs afin d’apporter une meilleure réponse aux VBG, aussi allant dans le sens de la répression Enregistrement des auteurs.