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 18 August 2017, the humanitarian response plan for West and Central Africa was 34% funded. (OCHA, 18 Aug 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
In northern Cameroon, families have been fleeing violent conflict between the military forces and the Islamist group Boko Haram. Many children suffering from malnutrition are admitted daily into the nutritional department of the Mokolo district hospital supported by ALIMA. Since May 2016, almost 4,500 malnourished children have been treated free of charge by the NGO.
At the hospital, families and medical staff share how the conflict has affected their lives.
North-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing devastating humanitarian crises. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe, the United Nations and our partners have dramatically scaled up operations.
Together with the World Bank, the UN is also stepping up cooperation between humanitarian and development partners. By strengthening such links, we aim to not only save lives, but to build people’s resilience to withstand future shocks. But ending conflicts is vital to assure protection of civilians and access to people in need.
2,2 millions de personnes ont besoin d’assistance humanitaire dans le pays
Près de 194 000 personnes touchées par les inondations
Perspectives sur la campagne agricole en cours.
Une personne sur deux a besoin d’assistance humanitaire à Diffa
1 840 cas suspects d’hépatite E et 38 décès enregistrés.
Niger : 2,2 millions de personnes dans le besoin
21 septembre 2017 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, António Guterres, a salué jeudi les efforts de la communauté internationale ces derniers mois pour répondre aux menaces de famine au Soudan du Sud, en Somalie, au nord-est du Nigéria et au Yémen, près de sept mois après son appel à l'action.
En réponse à l’afflux massif des refugies nigérians vers le Cameroun, le camp de Minawao a été ouvert depuis juillet 2013 pour permettre de fournir de façon coordonnée les services de bases aux populations nigérianes victimes de la crise humanitaire au Nord Est du Nigéria. La situation étant encore instable dans les régions du Nord du Nigéria, le Cameroun continue à enregistrer des personnes au camp de Minawao.
21 September 2017 – Nearly seven months after the United Nations issued an urgent call for action to counter the threat of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, north-east Nigeria and Yemen, global efforts have kept that crisis at bay but millions of people still suffer and many are dying at this very moment, Secretary-General António Guterres warned today.
USAID Administrator Mark Green announces nearly $54 million in additional FY 2017 funding to support relief operations for Nigerian people in conflict-affected areas
Cholera transmission continues in Borno, with health actors recording more than 3,100 suspected and confirmed cases, including 53 related deaths
Numerous violent attacks targeting civilians in the Lake Chad Basin result in additional casualties and displacement in September
UN Headquarters, New York, 21 September 2017, 08:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. As Delivered
Excellencies, Ministers, Distinguished Guests,
Welcome to this high-level event on the humanitarian situation in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region.
Last week, immediately on starting this job, I visited Diffa in Niger and Borno in Nigeria: two areas that have been severely impacted by the Boko Haram insurgency.
I went there to meet people affected by the crisis, and to bring their voices to you here today.
• During the reporting period, IOM DTM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT), recorded 7,415 new arrivals in 16 LGAs in Borno and 4 LGAs in Adamawa States. The mobility is attributed to influxes from rural villages to government protected towns due to continuing military actions, attacks by Boko Haram and people seeking better livelihood in more secured locations.
In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.
Deadline for Completion
Une violence et des déplacements récurrents
Continued violence and displacements
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “Our girls were not born to be sexual slaves. Each one of them had a dream or goal for future,” Zina Salim Hassan, a 21-year-old Yazidi advocate, told UNFPA ahead of an United Nations event focusing on the use of sexual and gender-based violence as a weapon of war.
ABUJA — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a significant contribution of nearly US$100 million from the United States, which guarantees continued life-saving food assistance in northeast Nigeria through early 2018.
This brings the total amount donated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) this year to US$150.8 million for WFP operations in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, the states hardest hit by the conflict-driven hunger crisis.
As of September 15, 2017, the cumulative number of suspected and confirmed cholera cases and deaths are 2,451 and 48 respectively (CFR 1.9%). The burden of cases has decreased in Jere and Dikwa, while it remains high in Monguno.
Les autorités intérimaires ont mobilisé tous les acteurs scolaires et les leaders communautaires des régions de Gao et Ménaka autour de la reprise effective des classes dans toutes les communes. Plus de 300 participants ont pris part à cette rencontre qui s’est déroulée dans la salle de conférence du gouvernorat de Gao, mercredi 13 septembre 2017.
(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.