The security context remains stable in the Lac region, but the deployment of Chadian soldiers in Niger and the resumption of military operations could lead to new population movements.
Following a new registration mission by the Shelter / NFI / CCCM cluster, there are now 111,683 displaced people, including 74,800 registered and 36,883 estimated displaced people.
Malnutrition rates are alarming according to preliminary results of a screening conducted in June by WFP on 11 sites, which report 33% of MAM and 11.5% of SAM among children under two (well above emergency thresholds of 15% for MAM and 2% for SAM).
The humanitarian presence expands with the opening of a base of the NGO ACF in Baga-Sola, a base of the NGO OXFAM in Baga-Sola and a sub-base in Daboua, a sub-base of the NGO ACTED in Daboua and the presence of the NGO IRC in Liwa.
From 1 to 15 June, WFP provided food assistance to over 37,000 displaced people at 11 sites, and 3,200 children received a malnutrition prevention ration.
UNICEF finalized construction works for the Transit and Orientation Centre to monitor children associated with armed forces in Bol.
The security context remains stable in the Lac region, no incident has been reported since 1 June.
This lull contributed to the lifting of escorts on the Baga-Sola - Liwa axis for the United Nations.
However, the deployment of Chadian soldiers in the area of Bosso (Niger) to support the neighbouring country in the fight against armed groups could lead to a deterioration of the situation and population displacements.
New actors are intervening to meet the vital needs of affected populations. The NGO Action against Hunger (ACF) started activities to respond to the emergency needs in the sector of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) between Liwa and Magui site, through two projects including one with a 12-month ECHO funding and another with a seven-month SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) funding. In addition, the NGO ACTED continues and expands its food security and nutrition activities in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), through the provision of food to over 42,000 displaced people on the Baga-Sola - Liwa - Daboua axis. The NGO IRC (International Rescue Committee) is also intervening through a SIDA-funded 18-month health and nutrition project with a mental health and SGBV (sexual and gender-based violence) component in the Liwa area. Finally, the NGO OXFAM is setting up a base in Baga-Sola and a sub-base in Daboua for the implementation of activities in the sectors of WASH, protection, food security and livelihoods, in 19 pre-identified sites in Daboua sub-prefecture.
The last update by the Shelter / NFI / CCCM cluster indicates the presence of 111,683 displaced people, including 74,800 registered and 36,883 estimated displaced people. This represents a decrease of 28,400 estimated displaced people compared to the previous update of the cluster as of 1 June. This significant decrease is explained partly by the correction of overestimates in previous estimates, which included some host communities. Furthermore, an estimated 9,095 displaced people have been registered since the previous update, bringing the total number of registered displaced people to 74,800.
The 10-million CERF funds allocated early June for the response to the Lac crisis and food insecurity will be used for the implementation of 6 joint projects* (see table below). These funds are intended firstly to meet vital humanitarian needs in the northern basin of the Lac region (LiwaDaboua axis) as well as Kangalom and Tchoukoutalia; and secondly to address food insecurity and malnutrition in the Sahel (Lac, Kanem, Barh-el-Ghazal, Guera, and Wadi Fira).
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