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21 Nov 2017 description

Just over 200 kilometres north of the Chadian capital, N'Djamena, Lake Chad is one of the oldest lakes in Africa. It supports nearly 30 million people living along its shores in Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger but also in other neighbouring countries.

However, since the early 1970s, the lake has lost 90 percent of its original surface area to unsustainable water management and climate change. The basin itself has shrunk from 25,000 square kilometres to 2,000 square kilometres.

21 Nov 2017 description

Total of 310, 243 Persons of Concern

FUNDING
(as of 27 October 2017) USD 85.7 M

UNHCR Presence
Staff: 121 national, 37 international Offices: 1 Head Office Niamey; 1 Sub-Office Diffa; 4 Field Offices Abala, Tillabery, Ouallam; 1 Field Unit Agadez

UNHCR Partners
Govt. of Niger, APBE, Adkoul, ACTED / REACH, Care, CISP, COOPI, Handicap International, IRC, OXFAM, Qatar Red Crescent, Search For Common Ground

Context - Background

21 Nov 2017 description

In March 2017 the Food Security Information Network (FSIN)1 sounded the alarm globally to call the attention to a looming famine putting the lives of more than twenty million people at risk across four conflict and drought affected countries: Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Northern Nigeria, reaching into the countries around the Lake Chad Basin. Despite consolidated efforts by humanitarian actors to avert famine, the situation in these countries is, according to FAO, still only one step below famine.

21 Nov 2017 description

Au cours de la semaine du 02 au 09 novembre 2017, 06 motos ambulances communautaires ont été remises aux populations des villages de Séréguéssouma, Gorguel, Madoudji (communes de Tongomayel et Arbina) et celles des villages de Woulmassoutou, Ourosambo, Toukawelbé (communes de Sampelga, Bani et Dori). Ces dons sont l’une des matérialisations du projet de lutte contre la malnutrition aiguë dans les districts sanitaires de Djibo et Dori, mis en œuvre par le consortium Croix-Rouge burkinabè et Médecins du monde Espagne.

21 Nov 2017 description

A joint initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) will boost agriculture value chains and enhance drought resilience in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda. The initiative is part of a broad coalition to boost collaboration between the two institutions in agriculture, water and sanitation. The combined active portfolio of both institutions in these sectors in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda is worth US$1 billion, with several projects in the pipelines to expand their support.

21 Nov 2017 description

YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

“Some of the dead were in pieces beyond recognition,” said Bayi Muhammad, a worshipper at the mosque in Mubi who said he only escaped the blast because he was late for early morning prayers.

Read the full story on Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation.

21 Nov 2017 description
  • On 20 November, a suspected Boko Haram suicide bombing attack has killed five people and wounded 27 in Kolofata, a village in the Far North Region of Cameroon. This is the ninth bombing attack reported in the region since September.

  • Cameroon is the second country most affected by the Lake Chad crisis. Boko Haram violence has caused the arrival of 90 000 refugees from Nigeria in Cameroon as well as the internal displacement of 219 000 people in the Far North Region. Continued violence hampers access and the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

21 Nov 2017 description

En Mauritanie, le CICR apporte protection et assistance aux populations civiles dans le besoin, travaille à améliorer les conditions de détention et fait également la promotion du droit international humanitaire. Enfin, il soutient les activités du Croissant-Rouge mauritanien.

Faits marquants de l'action du CICR en 2016:

  • Les équipes du CICR ont visité 2 200 détenus.

  • 30 agents de santé des prisons ont reçu une formation sur la prise en charge des maladies mentales et du VIH/SIDA en milieu carcéral.

21 Nov 2017 description

Du 1er janvier au 30 octobre 2017: 1 763 incidents de VBG ont été rapportés

Les données partagées ne sont que les cas rapportés, signalés, et ne sont pas représentatives de l'incidence totale, ni la prévalence des violences basées sur le genre dans la région.

21 Nov 2017 description

La MINUSMA, à travers son Unité en charge de l’Environnement a inauguré, le jeudi 16 novembre 2017, son tout premier projet à impact rapide dans le domaine de l’environnement. Destiné à aider le Cercle de Gao mais également toute la région, à passer au vert, ce projet est exécuté par l’Association des Pépiniéristes-Maraîchers "LAFIAT" de Djidara avec la collaboration du Cantonnement des Eaux et Forêts du Cercle de Gao. Financé par la MINSUMA, pour un montant de 21.789.060 F CFA, il doit durer six mois.

20 Nov 2017 description

N’Djamena, le 20 Novembre 2017

La Représentation de l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) au Tchad salue la généreuse contribution de la France à ses opérations en faveur des populations relevant de son mandat.

Cette contribution de 200,000 dollars permettra de mettre en œuvre des activités pour [davantage] protéger, assister et trouver des solutions durables pour ces populations vulnérables, composée majoritairement de réfugiées mais aussi de déplacés internes et retournés tchadiens.

20 Nov 2017 description

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food security improves in parts of north-east Nigeria thanks to relief assistance

  • Forty per cent of children under five in Cameroon’s Far North region are struck by chronic malnutrition

  • Malnutrition worsens in Chad. Twelve regions declared to be in nutritional crisis

  • Attacks displace 1,700 in Cameroon’s Far North region

  • Concern over civilian protection after withdrawal of Chadian troops from Niger

20 Nov 2017 description

Background

Around 17 million people live in the affected areas across the four Lake Chad basin countries. More than 2.3 million people remain displaced. Most of the displaced families are sheltered by communities that count among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. Food insecurity and malnutrition have reached critical levels.

Recent developments

20 Nov 2017 description

On World Children’s Day we look at how the polio eradication programme contributes to ensuring children receive vital vaccines against polio and other vaccine preventable diseases.

In Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state, children displaced by ongoing conflict are being reached with essential immunization and health care services, thanks to a strong network of Volunteer Community Mobilisers established by the polio eradication programme.

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

20 Nov 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster

Eau

131 300 personnes de plus ont accès à l’eau potable :

  • Crise centrafricaine : 3 500 personnes ;

  • Crise du Nigéria : 127 800 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.

Assainissement

152 850 personnes de plus ont accès aux services d’assainissement :

  • Crise centrafricaine : 1 180 personnes ;

20 Nov 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This report is part IOM’s effort to provide a comprehensive statistical overview of Libya’s current migration profile.
DTM Libya’s Migrant statistical information package* includes the below report, accompanied by a comprehensive user-friendly dataset, a set of maps and a key findings one pager.

20 Nov 2017 description

314.0 M required for 2017

87.6 M contributions received, representing 28% of requirements

226.3 M funding gap for West Africa

All figures are displayed in USD