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19 Sep 2017 description

(New York, 19 September 2017): The Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, strongly condemns the deadly attacks targeting innocent civilians in Konduga, Banki and Ngala areas of Borno State in conflict-struck north-east Nigeria.

Four attacks in recent weeks, three of which were carried out by suicide bombers, have claimed the lives of over 45 civilians and injured countless others, and are indicative of a surge in the brutal violence triggered by a regionalized conflict that is now in its eighth year.

19 Sep 2017 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

16,000 IDPs FLEE FRESH CLASHES IN BASSE-KOTTO

Recent clashes between armed groups in two localities in the southern Basse-Kotto prefecture have forced around 16,000 displaced people to flee for safety in the neighbouring Ouaka prefecture. They were initially uprooted from their homes in May. The displacement has left them in desperate need of emergency assistance, especially shelter, basic household items, food, water, hygiene and protection.

DR CONGO

19 Sep 2017 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

16 000 PDI FUIENT DE NOUVEAUX AFFRONTEMENTS EN BASSE-KOTTO

Les affrontements récents entre groupes armés dans deux localités de la préfecture de la BasseKotto, au sud, ont obligé environ 16 000 personnes déplacées à trouver refuge dans la préfecture voisine de la Ouaka. Elles avaient déjà fui leurs foyers en mai. Ce nouveau déplacement les a laissé dans le besoin désespéré d‘une aide d'urgence, en particulier d’abris, articles ménagers de base, nourriture, eau, hygiène et protection.

18 Sep 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

18 Sep 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • A cholera epidemics breaks in north-east Nigeria on 16 August 2017 with, as of 13 September, 45 dead amongst 1,925 cases recorded in Borno State.

  • The hepatitis E epidemic declared in April in Niger is marking a decreasing trend, after recording 1,672 cases in the Diffa region.

  • Cameroon’s Far North is witnessing an increase in incidents and attacks as well as a geographical shift in violent incidents from Logone-and-Chari to Mayo Sava department.

18 Sep 2017 description

(Maiduguri, 18 September 2017): The United Nations and its partners are urgently appealing for $9.9 million to respond to the current cholera outbreak in Borno State, north-east Nigeria, and prevent further outbreaks in high-risk areas. A Cholera Response and Prevention Plan has been developed to address the immediate needs of 3.7 million people that could be affected by the outbreak.

15 Sep 2017 description

For the past eight years, conflict provoked by Boko Haram has devastated the Lake Chad region. More than 20,000 people have been killed, and a staggering 2.4 million people have fled their homes, living as internally displaced people in their home countries, or as refugees across neighbouring borders.

After one week in his new post, UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock visited the region, where he met some of the survivors of the conflict.

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15 Sep 2017 description

CONTEXTE

L’insécurité liée aux conflits intercommunautaires, à la criminalité et aux attaques asymétriques des terroristes continue d’influencer l’accès humanitaire dans la région. Le déplacement de 1 117 ménages de Kidal vers Gao suite aux affrontements a été enregistré (Ansongo, Talataye: 319, Bourem: 285, Gao: 303). En plus 210 ménages ont été sinistrés suite aux inondations à Hudbert dans le cercle de Bourem.

MESSAGES CLÉS

15 Sep 2017 description

In 2017, CERF was one of the first responders to warning signs in North-east Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen where more than 20 million people were near famine. By end-August, CERF had released nearly US$128 million in grants and loan to support the most critical early action and life-saving activities prioritized by the humanitarian team in each country, making it one of the largest funding sources in the early stages of the response.

13 Sep 2017 description

(Abuja, 12 September 2017): At the end of a two-day mission to Nigeria, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, said that the Government and humanitarians had made important progress in delivering life-saving relief to millions of people in north-east Nigeria. However, the complex Lake Chad Basin crisis will require sustained international support over the coming years.

13 Sep 2017 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

Poverty, demographic pressure and recurrent shocks (droughts, floods, epidemics, and high food prices) are among the key causes of vulnerability amongst households and communities;

Insecurity in neighboring countries, notably Mali and Nigeria has led to displacement to Niger. In addition, the country is experiencing internal displacement of people due to armed attacks by insurgents that have been occurring in Diffa since Feb 2015

12 Sep 2017 description

EN TRES BREF

Les 5 crises, la modalité de réponse et les 3 objectifs stratégiques ne connaissent pas de changements.

Pour les régions de Tillabéry et de Tahoua, le contexte actuel ne nécessite pas une révision, une série d’évaluations plus poussées au niveau des secteurs prioritaires sont en train d'être planifiées.

En cas de dégradation accentuée, le plan de contingence inter secteur y relatif sera activé en vue d’une réponse initiale appropriée.

12 Sep 2017 description

OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s northeast and the Lake Chad region is one of the most severe in the world today, with 8.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. Now in its eighth year, the crisis shows no sign of abating.

11 Sep 2017 description

(Niamey, le 11 septembre 2017): A la fin de sa mission de trois jours au Niger, le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence des Nations Unies, Mark Lowcock, a félicité, aujourd’hui le Gouvernement du Niger pour avoir fait face efficacement à la crise humanitaire complexe dans le pays.