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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.

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

CAR is experiencing the worst displacement crisis since the 2013 catastrophe, when the conflict turned sectarian. In Bangui, the capital, almost 1 million people were forced to flee their homes in search of safety. The recent upsurge of violence has caused a 50 per cent increase in the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 2017, bringing the total close to 600,000. These people are now spread across the country in 84 IDP sites or with host families, mostly in the south-east.

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

The first cholera cases were identified in north-eastern Nigeria’s Borno State on 16 August, despite extensive efforts to improve sanitation conditions in camps and to raise awareness of the importance of best hygiene practices. The insurgency and efforts to quell it have forcibly displaced 1.7 million people in north-eastern Nigeria, many of them living in dire conditions. To date, health partners count more than 1,625 confirmed and/or suspected cases and at least 40 cholera-related deaths.

12 Sep 2017 description

Bangui, le 12 septembre 2017 – Le Coordonnateur humanitaire en République centrafricaine, Najat Rochdi, condamne l'attaque ciblée contre les civils et les organisations humanitaires à Batangafo. Elle appelle au respect du droit international humanitaire ainsi qu'à un accès humanitaire libre.

Le 7 septembre à Batangafo, un groupe d’hommes lourdement armés a attaqué la base d’une ONG internationale qui abritait plusieurs organisations humanitaires ainsi que de nombreuses familles déplacées.

12 Sep 2017 description

Tanganyika : relance du Cadre Provincial de Concertation Humanitaire (CPCH)

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.

11 Sep 2017 description

(Niamey, 11 September 2017): At the end of a three-day visit to Niger, the new United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, today commended the Government of Niger for tackling the country’s complex humanitarian crisis, including leading the provision of life-saving aid to 400,000 people in the Diffa region, where one out of two people require humanitarian assistance and Boko Haram attacks remain a grave threat.

08 Sep 2017 description

WHO: Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Mission to the Lake Chad Basin

WHEN: 9 to 12 September 2017

WHERE: Niger and Nigeria

The new humanitarian chief, Mark Lowcock, will travel to Niger and Nigeria from 9 to 12 September 2017. The purpose of his visit is to raise the global profile of the Lake Chad Basin crisis, which is affecting some 17 million people in the region.

07 Sep 2017 description

Mesdames et Messieurs,

C’est grâce aux efforts du Gouvernement tchadien que nous sommes tous réunis ici aujourd’hui. Ceci témoigne de son engagement en faveur de la relance de son économie et de l’amélioration du bien-être de sa population, les objectifs clés du Plan National de Développement. Les Nations Unies soutiennent la vision stratégique du Gouvernement. Nous sommes à ses côtés afin d’accompagner ses efforts de réformes institutionnelles et structurelles, nécessaires pour progresser vers les Objectifs de Développement Durable.

06 Sep 2017 description


Les opérations militaires et l’insécurité ont entrainé le déplacement de plus de 127 000 personnes et affecté environ 313 000 communautés locales déjà vulnérables.

06 Sep 2017 description


Military operations and insecurity have resulted in the displacement of more than 127,000 people and affected around 313,000 already vulnerable local communities.

The closure of the border with Nigeria, the establishment and prolongation of the state of emergency and the resulting movement restrictions negatively impact livelihoods. This situation increases food insecurity and malnutrition and also the exposure to protection risks such as gender-based violence.

21 Aug 2017 description

Kasaï : plus de 100 000 nouveaux déplacés enregistrés aux côtés plus de 250 000 retournés

Les donateurs humanitaires se manifestent de plus en plus en faveur de la crise humanitaires, notamment dans le Kasaï, et les acteurs humanitaires s’en réjouissent.

19 Aug 2017 description

Bangui, le 19 août 2017 – La République centrafricaine traverse à nouveau depuis le début de l’année 2017 une période d’instabilité notamment marquée par une forte recrudescence de la violence, la hausse du nombre de déplacés et des attaques devenues plus fréquentes contre les acteurs humanitaires. Depuis janvier 2017, le nombre de personnes ayant besoin d’assistance humanitaire est passé de 2,2 en janvier à 2,4 millions en juin. Aujourd’hui, 600 000 personnes sont déplacées.

18 Aug 2017 description

(Dakar, 18 August 2017): Persistent conflict and violence targeting aid workers and civilians in West and Central Africa make it one of the world’s most volatile regions for humanitarian action, regional directors of UN agencies and NGO partners warned ahead of the commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, on 19 August.

17 Aug 2017 description
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Bangui, le 17 août 2017 – La détérioration du climat sécuritaire en République centrafricaine à partir du début de l’année 2017 et l’explosion des besoins qui s’en est suivie ont imposé à la communauté humanitaire de réviser le Plan de réponse humanitaire. Lancé en janvier 2017, il ne répond plus à présent à la planification initiale pour couvrir tous les besoins. Il prévoyait de répondre aux besoins critiques et urgents de 2,2 millions de Centrafricains avec une enveloppe financière de 399,5 millions de dollars.

17 Aug 2017 description

Bangui, 17 August 2017 – The deterioration of the security situation in the Central African Republic this year and the sharp increase in needs forced the humanitarian community to revise the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). Launched in January 2017, it no longer covers the needs initially identified and planned for. It sought 399.5 million dollars to respond to the urgent needs of 2.2 million Central Africans.