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    Source: Food and Agriculture Organization
    Country: Cameroon

    Historic new cooperation program established between government and FAO

    4 September 2015, Yaoundé -- Cameroon and FAO today signed two agreements: one creating a $20 million, five-year Partnership Programme aimed at promoting agricultural development in the Central African nation, the other establishing an expanded Partnership and Liaison office here in the capital.

    The agreements were signed by Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo Cameroon's Minister of External Relations, Essimi Menye, the country's Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, during a two-day official visit.

    The new FAO/ Cameroon Partnership Programme (FCPP) will focus on national priorities as set forth in the FAO Country Programming Framework for Cameroon. Priorities include implementing national strategies to boost rural growth, promoting agricultural jobs for youth and women, and developing and implementing policies and strategies to build the resilience of rural populations to disasters and crises.

    The Programme also foresees the possibility of support to South-South Cooperation activities in other African countries, funded by Cameroon.

    The new FAO office will be responsible for the Programme's overall coordination.

    "As partners, the government and FAO will continue to keep each other informed about their respective policies and programmes on food security, nutrition, agricultural and rural development", said Minister Moukoko Mbonjo.

    "This historic financial commitment highlights Cameroon's strong commitment to food security and rural development. This generous contribution is an important recognition of Africa's potential in the fight against extreme hunger and poverty," FAO's Director-General said.

    "It has become clear that while we have the power to end hunger in our lifetime, we will only succeed if we work together, including through Southern countries assisting one another," he added.

    "Cameroon is committed to strengthening agriculture in-country and beyond, which is the sector at the basis of Africa's development", added Minister Menye.

    "We are delighted to increase the already long existing cooperation with FAO. It will strengthen our ongoing work and open new opportunities to work together in pursuit of our common goals," he said.

    Cameroon has been member of FAO since 1960 and the Organization has maintained an Office in Yaoundé since 1978.

    From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals

    Cameroon has already achieved both the MDG target of halving the proportion of the population suffering from undernourishment by 2015, and the more stringent World Food Summit target of 1996 of halving the absolute numbers of the hungry by 2015.

    Moving forward, a key focus of the new partnership established here today will be joint efforts to work towards achieving new hunger targets outlined under the post-2015 development agenda to be established later this year.

    FAO has commended the efforts of the Government of Cameroon and recently awarded the country for its fight against hunger and malnutrition at a ceremony at its Rome headquarters.


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    Source: Food and Agriculture Organization
    Country: Cameroon

    Le Bureau de partenariat et de liaison et un Programme de coopération sont lancés

    4 septembre 2015, Yaoundé - Le Cameroun et la FAO ont signé aujourd'hui, d'une part, un Accord relatif à l'établissement d'un Bureau de partenariat et de liaison de la FAO au Cameroun, et d'autre part un Accord de partenariat de 20 millions de dollars pour appuyer le développement du secteur agricole du pays.

    Le nouvel Accord pour ouvrir un Bureau de partenariat et de liaison de la FAO en République du Cameroun a été signé par le Ministre camerounais des Relations Extérieures, M. Pierre Moukoko Mbonjo, et le Directeur général de la FAO, M. José Graziano da Silva, en visite officielle de deux jours.

    «En tant que partenaires, le Gouvernement et la FAO se tiendront mutuellement informés de leurs politiques et programmes respectifs dans les domaines de la sécurité alimentaire, de la nutrition et du développement agricole et rural», a déclaré le Ministre Moukoko Mbonjo.

    Le nouveau Bureau assurera la coordination d'ensemble du Programme de partenariat entre la FAO et la République du Cameroun (PPFC), objet du 2ème Accord signé, qui portera sur les activités prioritaires nationales énoncées dans le Cadre de programmation pays de la FAO pour le Cameroun.

    Le programme de partenariat de cinq ans prévoit également la possibilité d'un soutien aux activités de coopération Sud-Sud dans d'autres pays africains, qui sera financé par le Cameroun.

    «La généreuse contribution du Cameroun est un signal fort qui nous rappelle que l'Afrique a le potentiel de lutter contre l'extrême pauvreté et la faim», a déclaré José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO, lors de la cérémonie de signature à Yaoundé.

    «Il est devenu évident que bien que nous pouvions éradiquer la faim en notre temps, nous ne réussirons que si nous travaillons ensemble, notamment les pays du Sud se prêtant mutuellement assistance», a-t-il ajouté.

    «Le Cameroun s'est engagé à renforcer l'agriculture, secteur à la base du développement de l'Afrique, sur le plan national et au-delà», a déclaré le Ministre camerounais de l'agriculture et du développement rural, M. Essimi Menye, qui a signé l'Accord au nom de son pays.

    «Nous sommes ravis de renforcer la coopération de longue date qui existe déjà avec la FAO. Cela permettra de renforcer notre travail en cours et d'ouvrir de nouvelles possibilités de travailler ensemble à la poursuite de nos objectifs communs.»

    Le Cameroun est membre de la FAO depuis 1960 et l'Organisation a un bureau à Yaoundé depuis 1978.

    Des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement aux Objectifs de développement durable

    L'un des autres objectifs du programme consistera à renforcer l'interaction et les synergies entre les deux parties afin de permettre au Cameroun d'atteindre les Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD) et les objectifs de l'Agenda pour l'après 2015.

    Les domaines techniques prioritaires couvriront la mise en œuvre des stratégies nationales pouvant contribuer à la croissance dans le secteur rural; la promotion d'emplois agricoles pour les jeunes et les femmes; l'élaboration et la mise en œuvre des politiques et stratégies pour renforcer la résilience des ruraux aux catastrophes et aux crises.

    Il est opportun de rappeler, aujourd'hui, que le Cameroun a reçu de la FAO une distinction pour la lutte contre la malnutrition.

    Le gouvernement camerounais est à féliciter pour avoir atteint la cible de l'OMD consistant à réduire de moitié la prévalence de la sous-alimentation d'ici à 2015, et celle, plus rigoureuse, énoncée au Sommet mondial de l'alimentation en 1996: diviser par deux le nombre absolu de personnes souffrant de la faim d'ici à 2015.

    Le Cameroun est en effet l'un des pays d'Afrique centrale à avoir atteint ces objectifs au moment où nous arrivons au terme de la période de suivi des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement.

    La FAO a salué les efforts du gouvernement camerounais et lui a récemment attribué une distinction honorifique à Rome, en Italie, dans le cadre de sa lutte contre la faim et la malnutrition.

    Contacts

    Liliane Kambirigi
    Chargée d'information pour l'Afrique
    (+233) (0)26 232 4303
    (+27) 731720813
    liliane.kambirigi@fao.org

    Hyacine Kacou Amondji
    FAO Gabon
    hyacine.kacouamondji@fao.org


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    Source: Food and Agriculture Organization
    Country: Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, India, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Pakistan, Sudan, World, Yemen

    La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en août. Seuls des ailés solitaires en faibles effectifs étaient présents dans des parties des aires de reproduction estivale dans le nord du Sahel de la Mauritanie, du Niger, du Tchad et du Soudan. Toutefois, les bonnes pluies généralisées tombées sur toutes ces zones ont rendu les conditions écologiques favorables, ce qui permettra à une reproduction à petite échelle d’avoir lieu en septembre et octobre.

    En conséquence, on s’attend à ce que les effectifs acridiens augmentent progressivement en Mauritanie, au Mali, au Niger, au Tchad, en Algérie, au Soudan et en Érythrée. De façon similaire, une reproduction à petite échelle aura probablement lieu de part et d’autre de la frontière indo-pakistanaise. Des prospections régulières devraient être réalisées dans tous les pays concernés pendant la période de prévision.


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    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Country: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal


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    Source: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Nigeria

    • As of August IOM DTM report 2015 and compared to June (IOM DTM report), there has been a dramatic increase (58%) in the number of insurgency related IDPs in the three North East states reaching almost 2 million. Since June 2015, the Borno IDP population has increased the most (65%) with 1.65 million IDPs. The number of returns has also increased (18%) to 262,324 returnees.

    • The preliminary report of the joint needs assessment mission for return areas in Adamawa should be released this week. In interviews, shelter and food were cited as the areas where assistance was most needed. Reconstruction of houses, restoration of water and sanitation and transport infrastructure and repair of schools and health facilities were also identified as top priorities. The need for farming inputs – equipment, fertilizer and seeds – was also stressed. 1 September 2015

    • 42,723 children have been reached with psychosocial support services in 143 communities and 22 IDP camps in the three North East states affected by the crisis, through a network of 474 trained community volunteers.

    • A total number of 88,097 children were reached with school kits in the three states. An additional 10,722 IDP children (5,656 boys; 5,066 girls) newly arrived in 3 new camps of Maiduguri have had their educational needs assessed for enrolment in the September 2015 academic year.

    • 3 additional camps were established in Borno during the reporting period and support provided to 28 health facilities in the host communities to provide integrated Preliminary Health Care (PHC) services in 5 Local Government Areas’ (LGA) of Borno State.

    • Since the beginning of the year, a total of 181,843 conflict affected people, both in IDP camps and in host communities benefitted with improved access to potable water through the support of UNICEF and its implementing partners.

    • Between January and July 2015, 34,209 children under five were admitted into therapeutic feeding programmes in the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. A total of 21,934 (82%) children recovered and were discharged from therapeutic care.

    • As of 30 July, UNICEF has received nearly $13.6 million USD against its 2015 HAC requirements of $ 26.5 million USD (49% of total requirements); with a funding gap of 51% remaining.


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    Source: IRIN
    Country: Mali

    By Katarina Höije

    BAMAKO, 4 September 2015 (IRIN) - Many people in northern Mali had high hopes their lives would improve following the signing of a peace deal in June, but the ongoing fighting in the north of the country is increasingly threatening the livelihoods of millions, affecting everything from access to food, water, education and grazing.

    Since the conflict began in 2012, households have struggled to generate economic and agricultural activity as the effects of climate change and persistent insecurity make it harder and harder to eke out an existence. While some of the estimated 136,000 refugees and 90,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) have begun to return home, many remain living within host communities or camps. In order to get by, an estimated 10 to 15 percent of people in Mali have borrowed money, sold off livestock, or become involved in illegal activities such as trafficking, according to the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

    No food or water

    An estimated 3.1 million people in Mali are considered to be “food insecure,” according to the UN’s emergency aid coordination body OCHA. This means approximately one-fifth of the population either doesn’t have enough to eat or lacks access to nutritious foods, such as meat and vegetables.

    The majority live in the north, where forced displacement, collapsed markets and limited humanitarian access to deliver food aid have created these conditions. The situation has been worsened by reduced access to grazing grounds for animals and increasing numbers of farmers who abandon their fields, fearing attacks by armed groups.

    “We’re enormously affected by the crisis,” said Kadidja Konaté, a farmer in Konna, who explained that in previous years she received food aid, including rice, cooking oil and millet, from the government. This year, she hasn’t received any help.

    The government, along with partners such as WFP, FAO and the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (ICRC), has so far been able to reach just 220,000 of the 450,000 targeted people in need of agriculture and livestock support this year.

    Despite above average rainfall levels, according to the National Early Warning System, irregular rains at the beginning of the season were reported in many areas of the country, disrupting planting cycles.

    “Normally you’ll have a few good years in between droughts when communities can recover,” said Wanalher Ag Alwaly, a humanitarian consultant in Gao. “In Mali, because of constant insecurity, communities are less resilient.”

    To make matters worse, more than 54,000 people in northern Mali don’t have adequate access to drinking water, OCHA reports. Many water sources have dried up, including ponds and wells, due to the lack of rains early in the season. Pumps have fallen into disrepair and can’t be fixed due to insecurity.

    No market access

    From May to July 2015, access to markets in Timbuktu was also constrained by insecurity. Since then the situation has slightly improved but there are still some villages where freedom of movement is limited by the fear of being harassed or looted.

    “It was quite difficult for many people to attend weekly fairs and, in some cases, people were attacked and robbed coming from the market,” said Jean-Pierre Nereyabagabo, the economic security coordinator for ICRC in Mali.

    In Menaka, a town with a mostly nomadic Tuareg population close to the border with Niger, staple foods like rice, millet and cooking oil, have become scarce as bandits attacking trucks and private cars have made drivers reluctant to transport goods from the northern city of Gao and neighbouring Niger.

    “Trucks going by road from Gao and Ansongo are stopped by armed men, who steal vehicles, rob drivers and passengers and sometimes even kill the drivers,” said local Menaka politician Bajan Ag Hamatou.

    According to Ag Hamaotu, hundreds of tonnes of food, including food aid, were stolen between January and July this year.

    “The population is suffering,” he said.

    Malnutrition

    At least 715,000 children under the age of five suffer from acute malnutrition in northern Mali, OCHA says.

    A recent national SMART survey found that the global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate was 12.4 percent and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) was 2.8 percent. In Timbuktu, where much of the fighting has taken place, these rates are 17.5 percent and 3.5 percent, respectively.

    WHO considers GAM rates above 10 percent to be “serious.”

    “Many pregnant women and lactating mothers can’t afford to buy meat or find vegetables for themselves and their children,” said Moussa Daou, a doctor at the Cescom health clinic in Mopti, explaining that in some areas, food prices have doubled or even tripled.

    Loss of grazing

    Mali has been growing increasingly hotter and drier since the 1960s, with rainfall having dropped by 30 percent since 1998. The desert is expanding southward at a rate of 48 kilometres per year, forcing whole communities to migrate and pushing them on to land occupied by other groups.

    Sekou Ladjou, a herder from Konna in Mali’s Mopti region, told IRIN that he has watched “the rivers dwindle and grazing land disappear,” as rainfall has become increasingly scarce.

    Unable to afford fodder, some pastoralists have sold off parts of their herds in order to get cash instead that can provide basic necessities to feed their families.

    Since the beginning of 2015, a new Islamist extremist group called the Massina Liberation Movement (MLM) has launched attacks in central Mali, around Ladjou’s hometown, making traditional nomadic routes and grazing lands increasingly inaccessible. In some areas, armed groups have destroyed grazing lands and water points.

    “Herders don’t dare to venture far from the village and those who do risk being robbed by bandits,” Ladjou said.

    In a recent report by Human Rights Watch, farmers and traders describe being ambushed and robbed on their way to the market. As armed groups take control over areas and important trade routes, whole communities risk being trapped without access to food.

    Education woes

    Ongoing fighting and attacks in the region have forced some 450 schools to close, affecting the education of more than 20,500 students. At least 100 of these schools have closed since January.

    Additionally, year-end examinations were interrupted in the regions of Gao, Timbuktu and Mopti, making it impossible for many students to advance a grade level or continue on to university. In Mopti’s Douentza, the absentee rate for the Diploma of Fundamental Studies examination increased from eight percent in 2013 to 19 percent this year, according to OCHA.

    In some cases, the lack of education and means for families to support themselves leads to the recruitment of children by armed groups.

    “Children join armed groups for many reasons, including by being lured by false promises of education, to earn an income for their families or because they believe they will be able to protect their families and village from other armed actors,” said Ramsey Ben-Achour, child protection specialist with UNICEF.

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    Source: AlertNet
    Country: Nigeria

    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 4 Sep 2015 14:39 GMT

    Author: Kieran Guilbert

    LONDON, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A spike in violence by Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria has forced almost 800,000 people to flee their homes since June, and stretched humanitarian efforts to breaking point, aid agencies said on Friday.

    Read the full article on AlertNet.


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    Source: World Food Programme
    Country: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger

    Situation Update

    According to UNHCR, there are some 80,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali and 17,000 returnees. Burkina Faso shelters some 34,000 Malian refugees, while Mauritania and Niger each host some 50,000 Malian refugees, respectively.


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    Source: UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
    Country: Mali

    MINUSMA condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack against a checkpoint of the Malian army that took place on 1 September on the road to Taoudéni, in Timbuktu region, killing two members of the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) and wounding one.

    MINUSMA extends its condolences to the families of the victims, to the Government of Mali, as well as to the FAMa, and wishes a speedy recovery to the soldier who was injured.

    MINUSMA expresses a warning against the perpetrators of this attack, which contributes to the deterioration of the security situation, at a time when Mali and the international community are implementing the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement.

    MINUSMA and the international community continue their engagement alongside the Government of Mali and the signatory parties involved in the implementation of the Peace Agreement.


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    Source: Belgian Technical Cooperation
    Country: Mali

    Publié le 26-08-2015

    Le 21 août 2015, un nouveau marché à poisson a été inauguré officiellement à Sikasso par le Président de la République du Mali, Son Excellence Monsieur Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

    Le marché à poisson est une réalisation du Projet d'Appui au Développement de la Filière Aquacole dans la région de Sikasso (PRODEFA). Le projet vise, dans une perspective d'amélioration de l'alimentation et des revenus des populations, la mise en place de conditions favorables à l'augmentation, à la valorisation et la commercialisation des productions aquacoles.

    Le nouveau marché à poisson représente un investissement d'environ 112 000 €. La commune urbaine de Sikasso y a participé à hauteur de 3%. Propriétaire de l'infrastructure, elle a délégué l'exploitation du marché à une coopérative de mareyeuses constituée de 40 femmes. Cette coopérative est née d'une « association de fait » qui occupait le site depuis plusieurs années.

    C'est dans le cadre du programme d'assainissement de la ville que les autorités communales ont soumis au PRODEFA le projet de construction du marché. La transformation et la commercialisation du poisson constituant une pierre angulaire de l'approche filière aquacole, le dossier a été accepté pour financement. Les mareyeuses ont ensuite été formées en hygiène et assainissement avec l'appui du projet de consolidation de la filière de transformation et gestion des déchets solides de la ville de Sikasso (CONFIDES), un autre projet de la CTB. La gestion des déchets a été un point d'attention particulier durant cette formation.

    Le marché à poisson comprend un hangar aéré, une table d'éviscération, un séchoir solaire d'une capacité de 70 kg, 4 fours pour le fumage et 44 étals où les poissons sont exposés dans des comptoirs protégés des mouches. Deux magasins de stockage et un ensemble sanitaire complètent le tout. Le marché est branché au réseau d'eau et d'électricité. Il est accessible quotidiennement. Le poisson qui y est vendu provient de la pêche et de la pisciculture locale ainsi que des produits de la pêche de la région de Mopti.

    Lors de l'inauguration, la population de Sikasso était présente en grand nombre et a réservé un accueil chaleureux au Président de la République et aux autorités. Après la cérémonie de coupure du ruban, le Responsable National de l'Unité de Coordination du projet a présenté les caractéristiques du marché. La délégation présidentielle a ensuite été guidée par les membres de la coopérative pour la visite du marché. Avec insistance, le Président a exhorté les membres de la coopérative à entretenir correctement le marché pour garantir la santé publique et pour contribuer à l'image de la ville de Sikasso.


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    Source: Belgian Technical Cooperation
    Country: Mali

    On 21 August 2015 the President of the Republic of Mali, His Excellency Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, officially inaugurated the new fish market of Sikasso.

    The fish market is an achievement of the Support project to the development of the aquaculture value chain in the Sikasso region (PRODEFA). In view of improving the diet and revenue of the populations, the project aims to put in place conditions to boost, process and commercialise aquaculture production.

    The new facility represents an investment of approximately 112 000 euros. The urban commune of Sikasso has borne 3% of the investment. It becomes the owner of the infrastructure but has entrusted the exploitation of the market to a fish wholesaler women's cooperative that has 40 women members. This cooperative evolved from a 'de facto association' which had used the site for many years.

    The city's authorities submitted the market construction project, which is part of the city's rehabilitation programme, to PRODEFA. Since processing and commercialising fish is a cornerstone for any aquaculture value chain, the proposal was accepted for financing. Later, the fish wholesaler women were trained in hygiene and health issues with the support of the city of Sikasso's Consolidation project for solid waste processing and management (CONFIDES), another project of BTC. During training special attention was paid to managing waste.

    The fish market includes an airy shed, an evisceration table, a solar dryer that can dry 70 kg of fish, 4 smoking ovens and 44 stalls where fish is displayed in fly-proof boxes. Two storage warehouses and a sanitary unit complete the whole. The market is linked to the water and electricity networks. It is accessible daily. The fish originates from local fish farms and from local and Mopti region fishing.

    The people of Sikasso attended the inauguration in great numbers and gave a warm welcome to the President of the Republic and the authorities. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the national project coordination officer listed the features of the market. Next, the presidential delegation was guided by the cooperative's members on a visit to the market. The President urged the members of the cooperative to correctly keep up the market and thus to guarantee public health and contribute to the image of the city of Sikasso.


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    Source: UN General Assembly
    Country: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Mali, Myanmar, Nigeria, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, World, Yemen

    Summary

    The present report is submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to its resolution 69/157 on the rights of the child, in which it requested the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to continue to submit reports to the Assembly on the activities undertaken in the fulfilment of her mandate and on the progress achieved in advancing the children and armed conflict agenda. The report covers the period from August 2014 to July 2015. It describes trends, select issues of concern and progress made over the past year, including the mainstreaming of child protection issues within the United Nations system. It also provides information on the field visits of the Special Representative, on her engagement with regional organizations and international partners and on dialogue with parties to conflict. It outlines a number of challenges and priorities in her agenda and concludes with a set of recommendations to enhance the protection of children affected by conflict.


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    Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • The security situation in the north-east of Nigeria continues to be volatile especially in Borno and Yobe States where insurgents have intensified attacks on villages despite successes recorded so far by the new military command.

    • The security situation in Niger’s Diffa region is calm, but remains unpredictable and volatile. Military authorities have expressed concerns over the large number of displaced people settled along the Komadougou river, in the Bosso department, near military positions. The Niger Defence and Security Forces have advocated that national authorities relocate the displaced to camps, far from military operations, to ensure their safety.

    • Security measures in Cameroon have been reinforced and religious and traditional authorities mobilised to encourage maximum vigilance among civilians. The security situation in the Far North remains volatile and unpredictable, and insurgent incursions continue to take place, causing mass displacement in the Logone-et-Chari department.

    • The security situation in Chad’s Baga Sola sub prefecture is calm. Local administrative authorities and the Chadian military have said that there are no more insurgent elements in the Chadian part of the Lake Region. An official communication is awaited to confirm this statement and reauthorize movements in the area.


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    Source: Famine Early Warning System Network, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development, World Food Programme, Government of Chad, Food and Agriculture Organization
    Country: Chad

    Points saillants

    • Le niveau d’approvisionnement des marchés céréaliers, comparé à la même période de l’année dernière, est satisfaisant à l’exception des marchés du Sahel Ouest.

    • L’augmentation de la demande de céréales pendant le mois de ramadan a entrainé une hausse des prix des céréales. Par rapport à la moyenne quinquennale, les prix sont en hausse sur les principaux marchés suivis.

    • L’installation tardive de la saison des pluies et la mauvaise répartition spatio-temporelle des pluies ont entrainé un allongement de la période de soudure pastorale.

    • La situation alimentaire pendant le pic de la soudure risque d’être très difficile pour de nombreux ménages pauvres, qui ont dépensé une part importante de leurs économies pour faire face aux dépenses du mois de Ramadan.


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    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Country: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nigeria

    Les trois régions septentrionales Extrême Nord, Nord et Adamawa présentent une situation précaire avec une prévalence d’enfants atteints par la malnutrition aigüe entre 5% et 10%. La région de l’Extrême Nord présente une situation d’urgence en termes de malnutrition aigüe sévère avec une prévalence de 2%.
    Pour 2015, le nombre total attendu de personnes en situation de malnutrition aiguë globale (MAG) est de 228 178 dont 194 919 pour la population locale des quatre régions prioritaires (Extrême Nord, Nord,
    Adamaoua et Est) et 33 259 pour les réfugiés. La prise en charge des cas de malnutrition aiguë, les activités de support à l’alimentation du nourrisson et du jeune enfant (ANJE*), les activités de soutien à la sécurité alimentaire et les activités sensibles à la nutrition comme le WASH constituent les priorités d’intervention du secteur.


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    Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Russian Federation

    DEVELOPPEMENTS MAJEURS

    • Le HCR a organisé le 28 août le transfert de 60 demandeurs d’asile nigérians pré enregistrés à Mandjou, vers le camp de Minawao. Ce transfert s’est fait en étroite collaboration avec les autorités des régions de l’Est et de l’Extrême Nord.

    • La Fédération de Russie a fait une donation de vivres et biens domestiques destinés aux réfugiés centrafricains et populations locales des zones d’accueil de ces réfugiés. Le HCR en coordination avec les autorités locales ont procédé à la distribution de ce don sur le site de Gado. La distribution se poursuit sur les autres sites.


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    Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
    Country: Cameroon, Nigeria

    DEVELOPPEMENTS MAJEURS

    • Dans le but de faciliter l'accès humanitaire aux zones d’accueil des populations affectées par la crise actuelle dans les régions du Nord et de l’Extrême Nord, une demande a été soumise auprès de Ministère des Relations Extérieures du Cameroun pour accorder au PAM une autorisation pour la mise en place d’une Opération de Service Aérien Humanitaire (UNHAS).

    • Une mission d’ECHO s’est rendue dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord du 18 au 22 Aout pour faire le suivi des activités qu’elle a financées (Education et WASH). Au cours de leur séjour, les membres de cette mission ont rencontré le Gouverneur de la Région, le Préfet de Mokolo, ainsi que la communauté humanitaire et les réfugiés eux-mêmes. Au terme des échanges que cette mission a eus avec l’équipe de coordination humanitaire, l’accent a été mis sur le renforcement des efforts en vue de combler les gaps dans les domaines tels que de l’éducation (insuffisance de salles de classes et des enseignants) et WASH (insuffisance des latrines et douches et surtout l’identification d’une solution durable pour l’adduction d’eau au niveau du camp).


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    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Country: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nigeria


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    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Country: Cameroon


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    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Country: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nigeria

    KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

    • Recurring natural disasters such as droughts and floods combined with the volatility of markets, pushed many households and communities into chronic vulnerability.

    • Conflict in northern Nigeria and CAR continue to displace refugees to Cameroon, and causes internal displacements. In addition, increasing insecurity in the far North of Cameroon and along the border of CAR hampers humanitarian access.

    • Poor coverage of sanitation and access to clean water remain the main causes of malnutrition and water-borne diseases.


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