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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.

14 Sep 2018 description

TOTAL REQUIREMENT US$ 5.0 billion
TOTAL PLAN FUNDING US$ 1.8 billion
UNMET REQUIREMENT US$ 3.2 billion
FUNDING OUTSIDE PLANS US$ 350 million

07 Sep 2018 description

Situation

  • Prolonged conflict perpetuated by Boko Haram and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-West Africa has spurred massive displacement and undermined food security in northeast Nigeria.
    As of mid-2018, the insurgency had displaced approximately 1.7 million people within Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states and forced nearly 226,000 Nigerians to flee into neighboring Cameroon, Chad and Niger, according to the UN.

04 Sep 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG announces $173.6 million in humanitarian funding for the Lake Chad Basin response

  • Humanitarian partners continue to deliver life-saving assistance across the Lake Chad Basin

  • Relief actors identify and respond to acute humanitarian needs among recently arrived IDPs in Bama’s GSSSS camp

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

04 Sep 2018 description
  • Conference highlights the regional dimension of the Lake Chad crisis, the crucial role of local actors, cross-border cooperation and ownership at all levels

  • Donors announce US$2.17 billion to support humanitarian, peacebuilding and development activities in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria; multilateral financial institutions announce US$467 million in concessional loans

  • Stakeholders commit to address the immediate and longer-term needs and help build the resilience of millions of crisis-affected people in the Lake Chad region

04 Sep 2018 description

Germany, Nigeria, Norway and the United Nations hosted the High-Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region which brought together 27 nations, 24 regional and international organizations and representatives of national and international civil society. We convened to recommit to work together to address the humanitarian needs and build the resilience of the over 17 million people still affected by the regional crisis and to identify ways of strengthening the collective response.

04 Sep 2018 description

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide announced this contribution in Berlin today at the high-level conference on the crisis in the Lake Chad region, which Norway is co-hosting with Germany, Nigeria and the UN. The conference (Oslo II) is a follow-up of the humanitarian high-level conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad region that was held in Oslo in 2017.

04 Sep 2018 description

Bern, 03.09.2018 - The Lake Chad region, located in the borders Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, has been seriously impacted by the armed conflict with the Boko Haram group. The local population is suffering from the violence, a disastrous humanitarian situation and inadequate infrastructure. Switzerland has committed CHF 20 million as part of a comprehensive approach involving humanitarian aid, development and peacebuilding.

04 Sep 2018 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo reaffirms Belgium’s support for the humanitarian response in the lake Chad Basin. In the margins of the High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region in Berlin, the Minister notes that Belgium invests more than 9 million EUR in humanitarian aid this year for the region, where more than 11 million people need aid to survive.

04 Sep 2018 description

Le Vice-Premier ministre et Ministre de la Coopération au Développement Alexander De Croo réaffirme le soutien de la Belgique à la réponse humanitaire dans le bassin du lac Tchad. En marge de la Conférence de Haut Niveau sur le lac Tchad à Berlin, le ministre note que la Belgique investit cette année plus de 9 millions d’euros d’aide humanitaire dans la région où 11 millions de personnes ont besoin d'aide pour survivre.

04 Sep 2018 description

La région du lac Tchad, frontalière avec le Nigéria, le Niger, le Tchad et le Cameroun, est le théâtre de violents affrontements avec le groupe Boko Haram. La population civile souffre des violences, de la situation humanitaire catastrophique et du manque d’infrastructures. En 2018, la Suisse s’engage à hauteur de 20 millions de francs dans les domaines de l’aide humanitaire, du développement et de la promotion de la paix, en privilégiant une approche globale.

03 Sep 2018 description

TOTAL REQUIREMENT US$ 5.0 billion
TOTAL PLAN FUNDING US$ 1.7 billion
UNMET REQUIREMENT US$ 3.3 billion
FUNDING OUTSIDE PLANS US$ 360 million

03 Sep 2018 description

The humanitarian crisis in the Africa's Lake Chad basin, which affects parts of Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, continues to worsen due to prolonged violence, insecurity, and environmental degradation. To help the most vulnerable communities, the European Commission announced new funding of €138 million combining humanitarian and development assistance. This is part of an overall EU aid package for the region worth €232 million.