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23 Jan 2018 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

23 Jan 2018 description

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

▪ 50-per cent decline in number of severely food insecure in north-east Nigeria

▪ At least 135 children forced to carry out bomb attacks in 2017

▪ Around 4,000 Nigerian refugees expected to return from Cameroon

▪ Cameroon’s Far North region records around 60 suicide attacks in 2017

▪ Armed attacks impair education in parts of Diffa

▪ Cholera outbreak in Nigeria’s Borno state declared over

▪ Gunmen attack military-escorted convoy in north-east Nigeria

SITUATION UPDATE

23 Jan 2018 description

Synthèse

Ce rapport explore les liens entre les violences basées sur le genre (VBG) qui affectent principalement les femmes et les filles, et la résilience des survivant(e) s, de leur foyer et de leur communauté. L’objectif de cette étude vise à explorer deux questions principales :

  1. Comment les violences contre les femmes et les filles impactent-t-elles les processus de changements sociaux nécessaires au développement des capacités de résilience?

23 Jan 2018 description

Executive summary

This report explores the links between gender-based violence (GBV), and the resilience shown by survivors, their households and the wider community.

The purpose of this study is to explore two main questions:

  1. How does violence against women and girls (VAWG) impact the processes of social change required to build resilience?

  2. How can resilience programmes address VAWG?

Context

23 Jan 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Ongoing violence in Central African Republic (CAR), particularly in the country’s north-west, has pushed forced displacement to the highest levels that UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has seen since the start of the crisis in 2013. Data as of the end of December shows that 688,700 people were displaced internally – 60 percent more than just a year ago.

23 Jan 2018 description

« Souffrir en silence », un rapport publié par l’organisation humanitaire CARE, rappelle les crises humanitaires qui ont rarement fait la une dans les médias - y compris les déplacements forcés qui affectent des millions de personnes.

GENÈVE - Dix crises humanitaires dans le monde – y compris les déplacements forcés de millions d’hommes, de femmes et d’enfants - ont été passées sous silence l’année dernière, selon un rapport publié par l’organisation humanitaire internationale CARE.

23 Jan 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

January 21, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s Ministry of Interior on Sunday said the governance and administration sector at the Council of Ministers have approved the tripartite agreement on the voluntary return of Sudanese refugees from Chad.

On 31 May 2017, Sudan, Chad and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) signed two separate tripartite agreements on the voluntary return of Sudanese refugees from Chad and Chadian refugees from Sudan.

The agreements provide that any repatriation should be voluntary and on the basis of well-informed consent.

23 Jan 2018 description

149.0 M required for 2018 including special situations
2.6 M contributions received, representing 2% of requirements
146.4 M overall funding gap for Chad

23 Jan 2018 description

176.1 M required for 2018
2.4 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements
173.7 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

22 Jan 2018 description
report UN News Service

22 de enero, 2018 — Diez crisis humanitarias en todo el mundo, entre ellas situaciones de desplazamiento forzoso que afectan a millones de hombres, mujeres y niños, no fueron denunciadas lo suficiente el año pasado, reveló un informe de la organización internacional de ayuda CARE, reportado por ACNUR este lunes.

22 Jan 2018 description

El informe de CARE "Sufriendo en silencio" destaca las crisis humanitarias en todo el mundo que rara vez fueron noticia / Las situaciones en Corea del Norte, Eritrea y Burundi fueron las menos cubiertas por los medios.

22 Jan 2018 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 56 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Botulism in Nigeria
Lassa fever in Benin
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic
Suspected Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
Cholera in Angola
Suspected Rift Valley fever in The Gambia

22 Jan 2018 description
report CARE

There is a place on earth where every day, on average, over 5,000 people have to flee their homes. There is a country in which nearly half of all young children are malnourished. Do you know these places? If the answer is “no”, you are not alone.

Yet telling the world about people who are facing their darkest hours is more important than ever.

22 Jan 2018 description
report CARE

Geneva, January 22, 2018 - Today the international aid organization CARE launched a new report highlighting 2017's ten most under-reported humanitarian crises. The report, "Suffering in Silence", found that the humanitarian situation in North Korea received the least media attention globally. While much media focus has been on nuclear brinkmanship, the humanitarian situation has been overlooked. Other crises that rarely made the headlines were Eritrea, Burundi, Sudan, Central African Republic, DRC, Mali, Lake Chad Basin (Niger, Cameroon, Chad), Vietnam and Peru.

20 Jan 2018 description
report Carter Center

Atlanta — Le Carter Center, ainsi que ses partenaires, salue la poursuite des progrès enregistrés par la campagne d’éradication du ver de Guinée. En 2017, seulement 20 villages étaient atteints de cas de maladie du ver de Guinée, dans deux pays, tous les deux en Afrique, par rapport à 23 735 villages dans 21 pays sur deux continents en 1991. Entre les mois de janvier et décembre 2017, trente cas locaux de ver de Guinée ont été signalés dans des zones reculées du Tchad et de l’Éthiopie.

20 Jan 2018 description
report Carter Center

Contact: In Atlanta, Emily Staub, The Carter Center
Emily.Staub@CarterCenter.org, +1 404-420-5126

20 Jan 2018 description

Chronic food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.

19 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

19 Jan 2018 description

La République centrafricaine demeure un pays fragile. Meurtrie par plusieurs années de conflit dont l’impact perdure, elle doit faire face à des défis tant structurels que conjoncturels. Ces derniers mois, la violence a connu une fréquence et un niveau qui ont fait de l’année 2017 celle de toutes les inquiétudes. De multiples foyers de tension ont vu le jour à travers le pays et ont gagné des régions qui autrefois jouissaient d’une certaine stabilité.