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20 Sep 2018 description

Conflicts and climatic shocks aggravate current food insecurity in many countries

Some 39 countries in need of food assistance - FAO expects slightly lower global cereal production

20 September 2018, Rome - Persistent conflicts and climate-related shocks are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, according to a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today.

20 Sep 2018 description

Executive Summary

This research report mainly builds on data collected between June and October 2017 through the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi) including 1,062 surveys collected by 4Mi field monitors.

20 Sep 2018 description

Messages clés

  • La régularité des pluies depuis le mois de juillet dans la majeure partie de la région a permis un développement satisfaisant des cultures qui sont au stade de reproduction-maturation. Aux nouvelles récoltes de maïs, arachide et d’igname provenant des pays côtiers s’ajoutent les récoltes en vert dans les pays sahéliens. En dépit des dégâts de déprédateurs dont la chenille légionnaire, la réunion du PREGEC de septembre 2018 tenue à Lomé évalue les perspectives de récoltes 2018/19 de moyennes à bonnes.

19 Sep 2018 description

The 2018/19 harvest is expected to be average to above-average

Key Messages

19 Sep 2018 description

Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse République centrafricaine: l'UE débloque 26,5 millions € pour faire face à la crise humanitaire régionale Bruxelles, le 18 septembre 2018

La Commission européenne a alloué une aide d'urgence de 26,5 millions € en faveur des familles vulnérables touchées par la crise humanitaire en République centrafricaine et ses retombées dans les pays voisins.

18 Sep 2018 description

SECURITY AND OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Security Highlights:

  • In August, Nigeria witnessed an upsurge in Boko Haram attacks in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States – resulting in more than 200 security incidents. Over 125 people were reportedly killed in the attacks.
    Consequently, widespread attacks, counter-insurgency activities as well as impassable roads impeded access to people in need of assistance, especially in not-easy-to-reach areas.

18 Sep 2018 description

The European Commission has allocated €26.5 million in emergency aid for vulnerable families affected by the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic and its spill-over into neighbouring countries.

The funding comes as some 2.5 million, half the country's population, are in need of assistance, with the crisis triggering an influx of refugees into neighbouring countries.

18 Sep 2018 description

Dakar – In August 2018 IOM, the UN Migration Agency, conducted the first climate data collection and tracking exercise in the four countries around the Lake Chad Basin – Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria – to gather baseline data on the nexus between climate change, conflict, migration and livelihoods.

Throughout the region, 3,685 households and 475 key informants were interviewed in locations selected based on their proximity to the Lake and their experience of climate events and conflict.

18 Sep 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Cameroon

10 August 2018: In Bamenda city, Mezam department, Northwest province, an ambulance belonging to the Bamenda Regional Hospital was shot at by either national military personnel or Ambazonian fighters, seriously wounding a nurse, and slightly injuring the driver. Source: Cameroon-Info

Côte d’Ivoire

17 Sep 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 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

17 Sep 2018 description

Background

As part of the ‘Strengthening Accountability in Chad’ project,
Ground Truth Solutions (GTS) is responsible for gathering the views, perceptions, and priorities of affected people on the implementation of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2017 - 2019. This project is a collaboration between Ground Truth Solutions and the CHS Alliance and is funded by the Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

17 Sep 2018 description

SUMMARY

This report presents two types of Flow Monitoring dashboards for each country. The FMP dashboards include information on general trends and types of travelers while the FMS dashboards summarize the results of key indicators obtained from each country in which surveys were conducted, providing a more detailed profile of the observed travelers. The present report present finding for the period between April and June 2018.

17 Sep 2018 description

Update of UNHCR’s operations in Africa

A. Situational context

16 Sep 2018 description

N’Djamena, le 14 septembre 2018

La toute première réunion de la commission tripartite à laquelle ont participé plus de 20 délégués de la République du Tchad, de la République du Soudan et du HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés a décidé, vendredi 14 septembre 2018 à N’Djamena, de continuer à faciliter le retour volontaire des réfugiés soudanais du Tchad. Conduit en toute sécurité et dignité, il s’agit d’une solution durable à la situation d’exil prolongée des soudanais au Tchad.

16 Sep 2018 description

N’Djamena, 14 September 2018 – The first ever Tripartite Commission Meeting attended by over 20 officials from the Republic of Chad, the Republic of the Sudan, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has today in N’Djamena resolved to continue facilitating the safe and dignified returns of Sudanese refugees in Chad, a durable solution to one of the world’s most significant and protracted refugee situations.

15 Sep 2018 description

Changements clés

La population totale des réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile est passée de 446.091 personnes (fin du mois de juillet) à 449.748 à la fin du mois d'août 2018 représentant une augmentation globale de 0.8%. Cette augmentation résulte essentiellement des activités de l'enregistrement niveau 2 des réfugiés centrafricains au Sud, des requérants d'asile dans les camps de l'Est et en milieu urbain ainsi que la régularisation des naissances dans les camps de réfugiés et à N'Djamena.

15 Sep 2018 description

Au 31 aout 2018, la population des personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR au Tchad est passée à 652.575 personnes et se compose essentiellement de :

15 Sep 2018 description
  1. Sur invitation du gouvernement de la République du Tchad, la première réunion de la Commission Tripartite pour le rapatriement librement consenti des réfugiés soudanais vivant au Tchad s'est tenue à N'Djamena le 14 septembre 2018. Cette réunion a été précédée de celle du Groupe de Travail Technique.

  2. La délégation du Gouvernement de la République du Soudan était conduite par Monsieur Hamad ELGIZOULI MOROWA, Commissaire des Réfugiés de la République du Soudan (COR).

14 Sep 2018 description
  1. At the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Chad, the first meeting of the Tripartite Commission (TC) for the Voluntary Repatriation of Sudanese Refugees Living in Chad was held in N'Djamena on 14 September 2018. This Meeting was preceded by that of the Technical Working Group.

  2. The Delegation of the Government of the Republic of Sudan was led by Mr. Hamad ELGIZOULI MOROWA, Commissioner for Refugees (COR).

14 Sep 2018 description

1. INTRODUCTION

IOM works with national and local authorities, as well as community-based organizations, to better understand migration movements in West and Central Africa. Using tools from the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) - the flow monitoring registry (FMR) and survey (FMS) - teams of enumerators work in major transit areas to monitor intra- and interregional migration movements.

2. FLOW MONITORING METHODOLOGY