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Summary

The humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin is among the most severe in the world, with more than 10 million people in urgent need of life-saving assistance and protection. Yet, it is critical that we urgently scale up development interventions to strengthen resilience in the region, help people and communities recover as quickly as possible and prevent a further deterioration of the crisis.

The urgent need for a resilience-based approach

01 Sep 2018 description

Au sommaire

Mise en œuvre de la NWOW P.1
Visite conjointe UN-Donateurs à l’est P.3
Epidémie de rougeole au Tchad P.5

FAITS SAILLANTS

• Deux ans après la tenue du Sommet Mondial de l’Aide Humanitaire qui a posé les bases de la nouvelle façon de travailler, le Tchad évalue la mise en œuvre de ce processus.

• Les Nations Unies et les partenaires techniques et financiers du Tchad ont effectué une visite à l’est pour renforcer le lien humanitaire et développement.

01 Sep 2018 description

To prevent vulnerable communities from sliding deeper into food insecurity and malnutrition, the World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners deliver food and nutritional assistance throughout the lean season. WFP provides life-saving food and nutritional support to some 700,000 vulnerable Chadians.

01 Sep 2018 description

Millions of people in Africa’s Lake Chad region (north-east Nigeria and parts of Niger, Chad and Cameroon) are facing a profound and protracted crisis driven by extreme poverty, climate change and violent conflict.

The crisis has led to the internal displacement of 2.4 million people, the destruction of livelihoods, human rights abuses, and the disruption of health, education and other basic services. More than 10 million vulnerable people need life-saving assistance and protection today. Women and children are particularly hard hit.

01 Sep 2018 description

With the crisis entering its ninth year and showing no signs of abating despite recent efforts, 10.7 million people continue to be in urgent need of life-saving assistance across north-east Nigeria, far-north Cameroon, Western Chad and south-east Niger. Nearly 2.4 million people are displaced with fresh waves of violence and human rights abuses resulting in thousands arriving into congested sites on a weekly basis.

01 Sep 2018 description

Le Tchad fait face à des crises humanitaires interconnectées, dans un contexte de pauvreté chronique et de faible développement économique et social. La situation sécuritaire dans les pays voisins continue d’engendrer des mouvements de personnes vers le Tchad, en particulier au sud en provenance de la République Centrafricaine (RCA), ainsi que des déplacements internes dans la région du Lac. En outre le retour volontaire des réfugiés se poursuit, avec 353 réfugiés soudanais au Darfour et près de 4 000 réfugiés tchadiens du Soudan dans le Sila.

01 Sep 2018 description

Chad faces interconnected humanitarian crises in a context of chronic poverty and low economic and social development. The security situation in neighbouring countries continues to generate population movements, particularly from the Central African Republic (CAR) in the south, as well as internal displacement in the Lac region. In addition, the voluntary return of refugees continues, with 353 Sudanese refugees back in Darfur and approximately 4,000 Chadian refugees from Sudan in the Sila region.

01 Sep 2018 description

SECURITE ALIMENTAIRE

La situation alimentaire au Tchad se détériore, à l’image de la tendance régionale dans le Sahel. Selon les résultats du cadre harmonisé de mars 2018, 4 millions de personnes devraient être en insécurité alimentaire pendant la période de soudure (juin-août 2018), dont environ 520 000 réfugiés et retournés. Parmi ces personnes, 991 000 sont en insécurité alimentaire sévère (phases «crise» et «urgence») - ayant épuisé leurs réserves alimentaires et ne pouvant subvenir à leurs besoins alimentaires de base.

01 Sep 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY

The food situation in Chad has deteriorated, as is the case of the regional trend in the Sahel. Based on the results of the March 2018 harmonized framework, 4 million people are due to be food insecure during the lean season (June-August 2018), including approximately 520,000 refugees and returnees. Among these people, 991,000 are severely food insecure ("crisis" and "emergency” phases) - having exhausted their food reserves and unable to meet their basic food needs.

31 Aug 2018 description

Poor rainfall conditions persist in northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania.

KEY MESSAGES

• The ITF (Intertropical Front) underwent a slight retreat over its eastern portion during the second dekad of August in comparison with its first dekad position; however, it has remained north of its average position over the region with the exception of western Mauritania where it is slightly south of its average position.

31 Aug 2018 description

Chad currently has 615.681 people of concern, including 446.091 refugees and asylum seekers, 129.010 IDPs and returnees, 16,718 Chadian returnees from Central African Republic (at risk of statelessness), and 20.000 in other categories.

Cash based Intervention (CBI) launched in Lac Region.

1429 refugees in Chad sat for the Baccalauréat (A’level equivalent) exam in 2018 — 93 more than in 2017.

New UNHCR field office in Moissala UNHCR Iriba has completed the safe and dignified voluntary return of 353 refugees from Iridimi, Amnabak and Kounougou.

31 Aug 2018 description
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LCB Declaration Paper - Berlin Conference 2018
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LCB Paper Berlin August 2018

With the crisis entering its ninth year and showing no signs of abating despite recent efforts, 10.7 million people continue to be in urgent need of life-saving assistance across north-east Nigeria, far-north Cameroon, Western Chad and south-east Niger. Nearly 2.4 million people are displaced with fresh waves of violence and human rights abuses resulting in thousands arriving into congested sites on a weekly basis.

31 Aug 2018 description

In this issue:

How the latest AU decision on Western Sahara could affect other crises

The African Union and the question of LGBTI-rights

The AU will have to do more to convince SADC

Helping those affected by Boko Haram to get back on their feet

Interview with Nicholas Haysom, UN Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan

31 Aug 2018 description

WHO: Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Co-hosting the High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region on behalf of the United Nations. Delivering lecture at the Hertie School of Governance

WHEN: 3-4 September 2018

WHERE: Berlin, Germany

USG/ERC Mark Lowcock is expected to travel to Berlin, Germany, on 3-4 September to participate in the High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region.