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13 Nov 2018 description


  • 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


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.

29 Oct 2018 description

- Clashes between armed groups and attacks on humanitarian workers continue to hinder relief operations
- Escalating violence in Bria results in the death of nine IDPs
- Conflict displaced more than 6,300 people in August, bringing the number of IDPs in CAR to more than 621,000 people

25 Oct 2018 description

- Approximately 2.4 million people remain internally displaced across the Lake Chad Basin
- Authorities in Nigeria’s Borno and Yobe states declare cholera outbreaks
- USG provides $435 million in FY 2018 to respond to urgent humanitarian needs in the region

25 Oct 2018 description


  • Heavy rains and flooding affect 142,000 people across Sudan

  • Fuel shortages and access constraints hinder delivery of food assistance

  • Deteriorating economic conditions lead to acute food insecurity and malnutrition


16 Oct 2018 description


Ranks 186 out of 188 countries in Human Development Index (UNDP)

4.4 million people are in need of humanitarian aid (OCHA)

4 million people are food insecure, of which 1 million need emergency humanitarian assistance

446 000 refugees from Central African Republic, South Sudan, Nigeria and some 108 000 internally displaced (UNHCR)

EU humanitarian aid funding: €54.7 million in 2018 €309.5 million since 2013


21 Sep 2018 description


L’Est du Tchad (Ennedi Est, Ouaddai, Sila et Wadi Fira) est affecté par une crise multidimensionnelle où l’insécurité alimentaire, la malnutrition et la présence prolongée de réfugiés soudanais s’ajoutent à un contexte de faible développement et d’accès limité aux services sociaux de base.

05 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

2,300 mt of food assistance distributed

US$454,670 cash-based transfers made

US$2.8 m six months (July-December 2018) net funding requirements

322,200 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

04 Sep 2018 description


  • 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


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.

20 Aug 2018 description

The following provides an overview of selected achievements by humanitarian partners operating in Sudan during 2017 under the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). These successes would not have been possible without strong cooperation between UN agencies, NGOs and the Government of Sudan. Donor contributions in 2017 amounted to about US$365.6 million for HRP activities and an additional $66.9 million for humanitarian assistance outside of the HRP.