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19 Nov 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 53 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

17 Nov 2018 description
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Plus de 1,3 million d'enfants âgés de moins de cinq ans souffrent de malnutrition aiguë sévère dans la région du Sahel, le nombre le plus élevé depuis au moins une décennie et une augmentation de plus de 50% par rapport à 2017, a prévenu vendredi l’UNICEF.

16 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

More than 1.3 million children to receive emergency treatment in 2018, but more investment in prevention measures needed to influence trends in 2019 and beyond

16 Nov 2018 description

L’insécurité alimentaire demeure toujours préoccupante dans les zones de conflits

Messages clés

16 Nov 2018 description

Food insecurity remains a concern in conflict areas

Key Messages

  • Despite flooding in several areas and damage from crop pests, the ongoing harvest is expected to be average to above average is improving household food availability and diversity and is contributing to revenues from partial sales of the harvest. The pastoral situation is generally satisfactory with good pasture and water availability. Additionally, the good availability of water will be beneficial for dry season crops.

15 Nov 2018 description

Contexte actuel (septembre 2018)

Le Tchad fait face à trois crises principales, dans un contexte de faible développement et de pauvreté chronique : les mouvements de population, l’insécurité alimentaire et la malnutrition, et les urgences sanitaires. Il est estimé, d’après le Plan de réponse humanitaire 2018 révisé que 4,9 millions de personnes sont dans le besoin (52% de femmes) dont 2,1 millions particulièrement vulnérables ciblées pour une assistance humanitaire.

14 Nov 2018 description

The UN Special Adviser on the Sahel, Ibrahim Thiaw, Monday described Africa’s Sahel region as “arguably one of the most vulnerable to climate change [with most likely] the largest number of people disproportionately affected by global warming”.

He was speaking at the start of the annual session of the Peacebuilding Commission at UN Headquarters in New York, where Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said the root causes of problems in the Sahel lay in “discrimination, human rights violations, weak governance, conflict, and the impact of climate change”.

14 Nov 2018 description

ECOSOC/6951-PBC/130
13 NOVEMBER 2018
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL-PEACEBUILDING COMMISSION JOINT MEETING (AM)

One of the world’s most environmentally degraded areas, the Sahel is suffering from a rise in intercommunal conflict over resources depleted by desertification, drought and other climatic extremes, speakers told a joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission today.

13 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nigeria DART transitions, permanent field staff continue to support continuing humanitarian response

  • Recent AOG attacks in northeastern Nigeria heighten security concerns for aid workers and civilians

  • Staff assess conditions, monitor programs during USAID/OFDA site visit to Chad

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Nov 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 50 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

12 Nov 2018 description

Editorial

COOPI’s worldwide operations increased once again in 2017. It means also that the number of humanitarian crises we have tried to respond to as effectively as ever has increased. We have decided not to limit ourselves to intervening when there is an emergency, only to then move on elsewhere; instead, we remain alongside the communities hit by those emergencies in the medium-to-long-term, so as to help them overcome their critical issues and launch a reconstruction process.

09 Nov 2018 description

Au sommaire

  • Malnutrition alarmante au Tchad P.1
  • Augmentation des cas à N’Djamena P.3
  • JMAH et protection des civils P.4
  • Assistance au retour des migrants P.5

FAITS SAILLANTS

09 Nov 2018 description
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Highlights

• Overall 2,860 measles cases and 79 deaths have been reported since the declaration of the outbreak in May 2018. To date, some 494,474 children have been vaccinated and UNICEF has purchased an additional 1,912,000 vaccine doses that will arrive in the country in mid-October.

• 173,772 children aged 6 to 59 months have been admitted for severe acute malnutrition in UNICEF supported health facilities since January 2018

09 Nov 2018 description

There are currently 654,113 persons of concern to UNHCR in Chad including 447,125 refugees and 3,653 asylum seekers. In the Lac region, there are 124,078 IDPs, 38,677 Chadian returnees, as well as 10,607 refugees. In eastern Chad, there 336,929 Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers and 3,858 Chadians (former refugees) voluntarily repatriated from Sudan since December 2017. In southern Chad, there are 96,438 CAR refugees as well as 45,710 Chadian returnees from CAR. In N’djamena, there are 6,804 urban refugees of different nationalities, but mainly from CAR.

09 Nov 2018 description

Message from our Regional Director

Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia's cholera outbreak through the power of local volunteers and shared international expertise. In terms of support to our members, 36 National Societies were able to kick start initiatives that built their capacity through seed grants.

09 Nov 2018 description

The Federal Government supports people in affected areas of Africa with 6.5 million euros from the Foreign Disaster Fund (FDF)

08 Nov 2018 description
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United Nations-coordinated Appeals

FUNDING REQUIRED $25.20B

FUNDING RECEIVED $11.97B

UNMET REQUIREMENTS $13.23B

COVERAGE 47.5%

PEOPLE IN NEED 135.3 M

PEOPLE TO RECEIVE AID 97.9 M

COUNTRIES AFFECTED 41

Global Humanitarian Funding

FUNDING RECEIVED $17.98B

UN-COORDINATED APPEALS $11.97B

OTHER FUNDING $6.01B

Global Appeal Status

06 Nov 2018 description
report ACTED

In October 2018, Alliance2015 partners Concern Worldwide and Welthunger Hilfe released the 13th annual Global Hunger Index (GHI). The report details the state of hunger and malnutrition in the world and offers recommendations for how to address the root causes of this global issue. Notably, in the 2018 edition, the GHI also links the issue of food security to trends in mass migration, suggesting that hunger, like displacement, is the result of political circumstances, not environmental or natural causes.