Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) West Africa (ECHO/-WF/BUD/2015/91000) Last update: 23/11/2015 Version 6
0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
Fifth modification as of 23/11/2015
- In the last four months, Boko Haram violence has intensified in North-East Nigeria and its neighboring countries Chad, Niger and Cameroon. Thousands of civilians have been killed, entire villages have been burnt and their livelihoods have been destroyed. Continuous attacks of suspected Boko Haram members have resulted in large population displacement, causing influxes of Nigerian refugees in neighboring countries and of IDPs inside each of the affected countries.
Currently, around 2.5 million people in the Lake Chad Basin, with 2.23 million displaced in North-East Nigeria alone, have been forced to flee their villages and are in need of assistance; response by national authorities is poor or non-existent.
Local populations that are hosting the displaced must be added to the number of beneficiaries, since their livelihoods have been stretched to the limit and their coping capacity seriously reduced.
Therefore, in order to prevent a humanitarian crisis of larger dimensions, the ongoing emergency response must be reinforced urgently. An amount of 2 MEUR will be added to the HIP from the Operation Reserve to support complementary actions in Nigeria and Niger through new contracts, reinforcing those funded under the EDF "Boko Haram" regional decision, in order to contribute to increasing the provision of basic assistance to the affected population, particularly in food assistance, WASH and protection sectors.
- On 12 November 2013 a Contribution Agreement was signed between the Government of the Republic of Ivory Coast and the European Union, represented by its Directorate General Humanitarian aid and Civil protection, DG ECHO, for a total amount of EUR 18 015 982 for a project on strengthening the health system in Côte d'Ivoire ("Projet de renforcement du système de Santé de la Côte d'Ivoire – PRSS)" to improve quality and access to maternal and child health services (PRSS/ECHO). This is within the framework of the implementation of Debt Reduction – Development Contract (C2D) agreed between the Government of Côte d'Ivoire and the French Development Agency (AFD). The project aiming at improving quality and access to health care provided to pregnant women and children below 5 is taking place within the framework of the transition between the humanitarian response to the 2011 post electoral crisis in Côte d'Ivoire and the final recovery and sustainable development of the health services of the country, in particular in its Western part and the capital city, Abidjan. It was initially foreseen to share this amount over three successive HIPs from 2014 to 2016. The project is currently at end of the second year i.e. about two thirds of its implementation. In order to remain within the implementation dates mentioned in the Contribution Agreement and its annexes and to avoid unnecessary administrative burden to the partners, the amount foreseen for the HIP 2016, i.e. EUR 958 557 is transferred on the HIP 2015. The total amount of the HIP 2015 is currently EUR 126 155 021 and will be, with this modification, EUR 127 113 578. The total amount for the PRSS within the HIP 2015 is therefore EUR 4 458 557.
- On 30 September 2015, the Malian refugees living in the camp of Goudoubo, close to Dori in Burkina Faso, witnessed adverse weather conditions which damaged their shelters as well as numerous infrastructures. More than 482 household shelters were deteriorated, leaving 2,113 refugees without dwellings. Many families lost kitchen tools, jerry cans, clothes and other personal belongings and many facilities such as storing spaces, water tank, latrines have been deteriorated.
Therefore, on the basis of the current level of needs as assessed by our partner, an amount of EUR 146 963 from the Natural disaster specific objective of financing Decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000 needs to be shifted to the Man-made disaster specific objective to contribute to the rehabilitation of the water supply system, the provision of materials and non-food items to ensure proper sanitation, and of weather proof shelters.