Sahel Crisis: 2011-2018Ongoing
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 30 October 2017, the humanitarian response plan for West and Central Africa was 46% funded. (OCHA, 30 Oct 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
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European Commission - Fact Sheet
Brussels, 13 December 2017
Niger is a priority country for the EU and one which it cooperates closely with under the Strategy for Security and Development in the Sahel and the New Migration Partnership Framework.
Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse
Bruxelles, le 13 décembre 2017
Le montant total de l'aide au développement de l'UE en faveur du Niger s'élèvera à 1 milliard d'euros pour la période 2017-2020. C'est ce qu'a annoncé le commissaire européen en charge de la coopération internationale et du développement, Neven Mimica, lors de la table ronde des donateurs pour le Niger qui s'est tenue à Paris.
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Commission européenne - Fiche d'information
Bruxelles, le 13 décembre 2017
Le Niger est un pays prioritaire pour l'Union Européenne qui travaille en étroite collaboration avec le pays dans le cadre de la stratégie de sécurité et de développement au Sahel ainsi que dans le nouveau cadre pour les partenariats de migration.
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European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 13 December 2017
Overall EU development assistance to Niger will amount to €1 billion for the period 2017-2020. This was announced by Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica at the Donors' Round Table for Niger in Paris.
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24 octobre 2017
Le Comité pour l'élimination de la discrimination à l'égard des femmes a examiné, aujourd’hui, le rapport périodique du Burkina Faso sur les mesures que ce pays a prises pour donner effet aux dispositions de la Convention sur l'élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l'égard des femmes.
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
24 October 2017
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the seventh periodic report of Burkina Faso on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
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