Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017Ongoing
In the Sahel, extreme poverty, climate change, armed conflict and insecurity continue to threaten the lives of millions already living on the brink. These interdependent drivers are behind the staggering levels of structural, chronic and acute vulnerability present in the region. Where the chronic seasonal cycle is broken, progress and success can be seen. Where conflict hits, hard-won gains are quickly lost and new challenges appear.
Communities across the region remain highly vulnerable. In 2017, around 30 million people are expected to face food insecurity, and almost 12 million of them at crisis and emergency levels. Pockets of pasture deficits have been observed in certain areas of Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, and risks of locusts have been identified in Mauritania and neighboring areas. The situation of people living in the conflict-affected regions of Mali and the Lake Chad Basin, is particularity critical.
In 2017, in the more stable regions of the Sahel such as Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Senegal, where needs are driven by chronic vulnerability, humanitarian action has been fully aligned with resilience and development frameworks.
Lake Chad Basin: The scale of suffering remains huge and is expected to grow: around 11 million people will require assistance in 2017. Humanitarian partners have requested US$1.5 billion to provide aid to 8.2 million people. While the response strategy focuses us on providing emergency, life-saving assistance, humanitarian actors are also calling for a collaborative approach to help address the deeper causes of the Lake Chad Basin crisis that include abject poverty, the impact of climate change, rapid population growth and under-investment in social services. At the Oslo conference on 24 Feb 2017, 14 donors pledged $458 million for relief in 2017 and an additional $214 million was announced for 2018 and beyond. (OCHA, 24 Feb 2017)
Mali: Needs remain high with more than 3.5 million people being food insecure and some 852,000 people in need of nutrition assistance. More than 37,000 people remain internally displaced. The majority of those in need of assistance are in Mali’s northern region. In April 2017, the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2017 for $293 million was only 11.6% funded. OCHA warned of destabilizing consequences, as the humanitarian situation is quickly deteriorating as a direct result of the conflict. (OCHA, 28 Apr 2017)
For 2017, the humanitarian community will require US$ 2.66 billion to help 15 million people, across 8 countries. (OCHA, 7 Dec 2016)
As of 29 September 2017, the humanitarian response plan for West and Central Africa was 43% funded. (OCHA, 29 Sep 2017)
Appeals & Funding
- Sahel 2017 | Overview of humanitarian needs and requirements EN/FR
- Sahel 2016 | Rapport de suivi périodique (Octobre-Decembre)
- Sahel: 2014 - 2016 Regional Humanitarian Response Strategy Reviewed
Cameroon currently has 629,822 people of concern, including 235,618 Central African refugees and 90,701 Nigerian refugees.
Conclusion of registration of out of camp refugees in the Logone et Chari and Mayo Tsnaga departments of the Far North region.
ONE UN mission undertaken to the East Region. Various donors, partners and national and international media also took part.
WORKING WITH PARTNERS
UNHCR coordinates protection and assistance for refugees in collaboration with:
5.2 m people estimated to be food insecure (IPC Phases 3 to 5) in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, during the lean season (JuneSeptember) (Cadre Harmonisé, March 2017)
1.62 m people displaced across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States. (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, August 2017)
Le présent rapport, soumis en application de la résolution 70/167 de l’Assemblée générale, rend compte des travaux et réalisations du Centre sous-régional des droits de l’homme et de la démocratie en Afrique centrale entre le 1er août 2015 et le 31 juillet 2017. Le rapport décrit également les difficultés spécifiques rencontrées par le Centre ainsi que les possibilités de s’engager davantage dans la sous-région.
The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/167 and outlines the work and achievements of the Subregional Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa from 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2017. The report also describes the particular challenges facing the Centre and opportunities for further engagement in the subregion.
25 additional cases were reported. 4 new cases found during community active case search.
No death reported.
Dikwa, Mafa and MMC LGAs reported zero cases
No alert from new areas.
Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported in the state is 4963, with 61 deaths (CFR = 1.2%); 2517 cases in the Muna corridor (Jere LGA), 736 cases in Dikwa, 1663 cases in Monguno, cases in MMC and Mafa stands at 38 and 6 respectively
Schools will only function properly when Mali’s government restores stability and security.
17 OCT 2017 / BY NADIA ADAM , EKATERINA GOLOVKO AND BOUBACAR SANGARÉ
As has been the case annually since the crisis in Mali erupted in 2012, the start of the school year on 9 October was ineffective countrywide. Hundreds of schools remained closed in the north and centre of the country because of rampant insecurity.
by Jerome Bossuet | @JeromeandAlina | ICRISAT
Monday, 16 October 2017 16:07 GMT
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Most Nigeriens depend on farming but widespread soil degradation and climate variability make it difficult to sustain a family all year long.
by Alex Whiting | Thomson Reuters Foundation Monday, 16 October 2017 11:59 GMT
Hunger levels have begun to rise for the first time in a decade, the United Nations says
ROME, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wars and climate change are two major causes of hunger, so the plight that now affects 815 million people should not be treated as "an incurable disease", Pope Francis said on World Food Day.
Hunger levels have begun to rise for the first time in a decade, the United Nations says. Here are some key facts:
By Justin Forsyth
9 October 2017
“We all want to go to school,” 11-year old Fatima* tells me, talking on behalf of all eight girls in the wooden hut. After listening to the horror of their stories, it’s not an answer I necessarily expected.
I’m in a displaced persons camp, on the outskirts of Maiduguri town, Borno’s state capital, in northeast Nigeria. A region that has been ravaged by conflict, malnutrition and now cholera – after years of Boko Haram violence. Children are targeted and exposed to unspeakable horror and suffering. They are literally under attack.
Après dix ans de régression quasi constante, la faim dans le monde a brusquement augmenté. Pourtant, nous produisons suffisamment pour nourrir deux fois la population mondiale. Alors quelles sont les causes de ce drame ? Voici cinq points pour comprendre pourquoi la faim fait de si nombreuses victimes.
Plus de 335 000 personnes continuent de souffrir de la faim dans la région du Lac, au Tchad, où seulement dix médecins travaillent actuellement et où la communauté internationale n'a financé que 40 millions de dollars sur un appel humanitaire de 121 millions de dollars.
« Aujourd´hui, Journée Mondiale de l´Alimentation, 200.000 enfants souffrent de malnutrition et il n'y a que dix médecins présents dans toute la région du lac Tchad », dit Elkana Mooh, directeur d´Oxfam au Tchad
On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.
2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.
October 7: Nigerian soldiers killed two Boko Haram militants in Bama, Borno.
October 8: Nigerian soldiers killed four Boko Haram militants in Monguno, Borno.
October 9: Suspected cultists killed fifteen in Obio/Akpor, Rivers.
October 10: Nigerian troops killed fifteen Boko Haram militants and lost one soldier in Gwoza, Borno.
October 10: Unknown gunmen killed the ex-Plateau head of service, one soldier, and one other in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.
We can combat global hunger and malnutrition, but it takes a holistic approach to ensure long-lasting impact
World hunger is on the rise. Today, nearly one in 10 people around the world suffer from hunger.
The solution to combatting hunger seems simple — get food to people in need when they need it. And while we have answered the call time and time again in response to crises and humanitarian need, supporting food security requires much more than filling people’s bellies.
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
Wildlife anthrax in Namibia
Cholera in Zambia
Plague in Madagascar
Dengue fever in Burkina Faso
Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.
World Food Day is supposed to celebrate progress toward ending hunger around the globe.
But this World Food Day, 815 million people are hungry.
On July 2nd an attack on the village of Nguéléwa in the Diffa region killed 9 people and injured 11. 33 children and 6 women were kidnapped. Over 16,000 people fled and settled temporarily around Kablewa, Kitchiendi and Nguigmi along the National road.
UNICEF provided NFI assistance to 500 newly displaced households in Kitchiendi site, in partnership with the Ministry of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Relief, while 436 households were assisted in Gagam, in partnership with IRC, as part of the rapid response mechanism.