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12 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

• Zero Hunger technical thematic group consulations were held from 17 to 19 October 2017.

• The first monthly distribution exercise commenced for targeted and blanket supplementary feeding.

• On World Food Day 2017, WFP provided stitching machines and weighing scales to thirteen smallholder farmer associations.

Operational Updates

12 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

• Preliminary results of the National Food and Nutrition Survey (ENSAN) 2017 indicate that one in four people are food insecure in Mali. The food security situation has particularly deteriorated in the conflict-affected regions of Kidal, Timbuktu and Mopti and remains high in Gao.

• Long-term collaboration in the field of social protection between WFP and the Ministry of Solidary and Humanitarian Action is now formalized with a memorandum of understanding signed in October 2017.

12 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

• WFP contributed to the emergency response plan (PUSA) approved by the Government of Senegal for the 2017 lean season by continuing the provision of targeted food assistance to vulnerable populations in the Matam region, northern Senegal.

• WFP strategically opened a new sub-office in the Kolda region to ensure a greater coverage of the entire southern region. The inauguration was attended by various authorities and key partners.

Operational Updates

12 Dec 2017 description
report UN Women

Initiative aims to transform livelihoods of a million people by doubling their income in three years

Paris/New York – A new United Nations initiative, aimed at building the resilience of a million women and youth in the Sahel to climate impacts through smart agriculture, was launched today at the One Planet Summit. The launch coincides with a gathering of world leaders in the French capital to mark the anniversary of the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement.

12 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

• Results of the Harmonized Framework revealed a deterioration of the food security situation in the country.

• The Country Programme 200163 has experienced persisting shortfall throughout the year. Efforts and progress made so far among schoolchildren and malnourished antiretroviral (ARV) clients could be jeopardized.

WFP Burkina Faso requires about USD 3.5 million to cover their food and nutrition needs over the next six months.

12 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

• According to the new Emergency Food Security and Nutrition Assessment (EFSNA) carried out in Diffa region in October, 211,500 people are food insecure and 255,000 people are at risk of becoming food insecure in the region.

• Due to recent increase in population movements along the Malian border, discussions are underway with UNHCR on the adequate strategy to adopt for the assistance to the Malian refugees

12 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

• As part of celebrations of the 2017 World Food Day, WFP Chad and ECHO organized an exhibition on “the family meal: what brings us together?” Held in N’Djamena from 16 to 21 October 2017, collected photographs tell the story of a typical Chadian household and explain why it is essential to empower women at household levels and ensure that children have access to adequate nutritional support during the first 1,000 days of their lives.

12 Dec 2017 description

REPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

ACCES HUMANITAIRE RESTAURÉ À MOBAYE

Des groupes armés rivaux dans la ville de Mobaye, au sud du pays, ont accepté de cesser le feu, de libérer les routes principales et de permettre des opérations d'aide. L'assistance alimentaire, la protection civile et l'éducation sont les besoins humanitaires urgents. Une organisation humanitaire a déjà envoyé des approvisionnements médicaux à la ville où une alerte de potentielle crise nutritionnelle a été lancée.

NIGER

12 Dec 2017 description

CAMEROON

ATTACKS CLAIM 10 LIVES IN CRISIS-HIT REGION

At least 10 people were killed on 7 and 10 December in the South-West region, which along with the North-West, have been gripped by protests and violence against alleged Government marginalisation. More than 5,000 people have already fled to neighbouring Nigeria. There are fears that the figure could rise with the escalating tensions.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

AID ACCESS IMPROVES IN MOBAYE

12 Dec 2017 description

Situation Overview

An estimated seven million people across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states of Nigeria are in need of lifesaving assistance as a result of years of ongoing violence in the North-East of the country.

With telecommunications infrastructure having been severely damaged by the conflict, provision and restoration of communications services are required to support the response community.

12 Dec 2017 description

Key messages

  • Recent increases in crude oil production and export prices have supported oil revenues. This recovery in oil export revenues and resulting increase in foreign exchange reserves, coupled with relatively stable inflation are helping to gradually drive Nigeria’s economy out of recession (Figures 1 and 2).

12 Dec 2017 description

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, a lancé aujourd’hui un appel urgent pour la mise à disposition de 1 300 places de réinstallation d’ici fin mars 2018 pour des réfugiés très vulnérables qui sont bloqués en Libye.

« C’est un appel désespéré à la solidarité et à l’humanité. Nous devons faire tout notre possible pour que des réfugiés extrêmement vulnérables quittent la Libye dès que possible », a déclaré Volker Türk, Haut Commissaire assistant du HCR chargé de la protection internationale.

11 Dec 2017 description

UNHAS air transport operations are crucial in enabling the humanitarian community to reach remote and otherwise inaccessible locations in northeast Nigeria. At the beginning of 2017, the Logistics Sector and UNHAS identifed the need to coordinate and consolidate air cargo more efectively. Since February 2017, Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) has provided this vital service on behalf of the Logistics Sector.

11 Dec 2017 description

Key messages

↗ International prices of wheat and maize remained relatively stable in November, reflecting good supply conditions, while export quotations of rice strengthened amid increased buying interest and currency movements.

11 Dec 2017 description

(Abuja, 11 December 2017): The United Nations, through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, has allocated $13.4 million to help thousands of children, women and men in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in crisis-hit north-east Nigeria.

The humanitarian emergency in the northeastern Nigeria is one of the most severe in the world today, with 8.5 million people in need of life-saving aid in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

11 Dec 2017 description

L’OIM travaille avec les autorités nationales, locales et des partenaires locaux, afin de mieux comprendre, connaître et analyser les mouvements migratoires à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Le suivi des flux de population (FMP) est une activité qui permet de quantifier et de qualifier les flux, les profils des migrants, les tendances et les routes migratoires sur un point d’entrée, de transit ou de sortie donné. En Guinée, quatre (4) points de suivi ont été installés depuis fin mars 2017 dans les localités frontalières avec Mali.