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13 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Four years on from Chibok abduction, UNICEF continues to call for children’s release and immediate end to attacks on schools

ABUJA/NEW YORK, 13 April 2018 – Since 2013, more than 1,000 children have been abducted by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, including 276 girls taken from their secondary school in the town of Chibok in 2014 – UNICEF said today. Four years on from that tragic incident, more than 100 of the ‘Chibok girls’ have yet to be returned to their families and the UN children’s agency continues to call for their release.

09 Apr 2018 description

In 2017, EM-DAT data indicates that 318 natural disasters occurred, affecting 122 countries. The impact of which resulted in 9,503 deaths, 96 million people affected, and US$314 billion in economic damages.

The human impact of natural disasters in 2017 was much lower than the last 10 year average, where events with extremely high mortality occurred, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti (225,570 deaths) and the 2008 Nargis Cyclone in Myanmar (138,400 deaths).

27 Mar 2018 description


La région de Ségou est affectée par les conflits intercommunautaires, le banditisme et les attaques (d’hommes armés non identifiés) contre les FAMas5 et les populations civiles. Cette situation d’insécurité entrave l’accès humanitaire dans les cercles de Niono et Macina.

26 Mar 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster


201 600 personnes de plus ont accès à l’eau potable:

  • Crise centrafricaine : 25 800 personnes ;

  • Crise du Nigéria : 175 800 personnes.

Faibles progrès vers l’atteinte de la cible pour la crise centrafricaine ; ceci est dû à des difficultés de mobilisation des financements du secteur.


226 755 personnes de plus ont accès aux services d’assainissement :

  • Crise centrafricaine : 1 180 personnes ;

  • Crise du Nigéria : 225 575 personnes.

21 Mar 2018 description


The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) is a strategic partnership between Oxfam America (OA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). R4 was initiated in 2011 to respond to the challenges faced by food insecure communities enduring increasingly frequent and intense climate disasters and other shocks.

21 Mar 2018 description

SIPRI releases its Annual Review 2017, looking back on the institute’s highlights from the previous year.

The Annual Review 2017 covers SIPRI's work throughout the past year, including maintaining its world-renowned databases and evolving its research agenda to adjust to the global threat environment.

20 Mar 2018 description
report REACH Initiative


Malgré l’engagement militaire de quatre armées et d’une Force multinationale mixte (FMM) depuis 2016 dans les pays riverains du lac Tchad (Niger, Nigeria, Cameroun, Tchad), les attaques et l’insécurité causées par le groupe armé Boko Haram continuent d’affecter lourdement les populations de la région. On estime que 2,3 millions de personnes seraient déplacées à cause des violences dans tout le bassin, auxquelles s’ajoutent 206 000 réfugiés.

14 Mar 2018 description

Appeal History:

July 2014: A large number of displaced people from southern Nigeria begin arriving in Niger’s Diffa region from northern Nigeria. With local resources exhausted, host communities were unable to cope with the situation. Access to water, sanitation and primary health care was critically low, and immediate humanitarian assistance required.

12 Mar 2018 description

FAO promotes the use and scale up of Cash+ as a tool for emergency response, strengthening resilience and reducing rural poverty. The Cash+ model supports the enhancement of vibrant and diversified livelihoods, providing an important safety net against shocks and stresses for poor and vulnerable rural households. As such, the model has great transformative potential.