Communiqués de Presse
(Dakar, 8 mars 2013) – M. Robert Piper, le nouveau Coordonnateur humanitaire régional pour le Sahel, a pris ses fonctions cette semaine. M. Piper succède à David Gressly.
13 Jul 2011
CERF provides $3.3 million for cholera response in Chad
14 July 2011: Some $3.3 million was made available from the CERF in July in response to a cholera outbreak threatening five million people in southern and western parts of Chad. Nearly 6,000 people were infected by the disease in early July, which causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting, leading to death in many cases if not detected and treated.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) received $2.5 million and the World Health Organization (WHO) a further $730,000...
06 Apr 2011
CERF allocates $3.2 million in response to meningitis and measles outbreaks in Chad
In response to the outbreak of meningitis and measles in the south and east of the country, CERF has allocated some $3.2 million for humanitarian response in Chad.
The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will receive some $1.6 million, some $1.4 million and some $200,000 respectively for emergency rapid response to meningitis and measles outbreaks.
In the recent past,...
15 Oct 2010
Niger: MASSIVE AID HELPS SAVE LIVES BUT MORE REMAINS TO BE DONE
(Niamey/New York, 15 October 2010): The positive aid response to the food crisis, which has affected more than seven million people in Niger, has helped save lives, but more effort is needed to mitigate its longer term effects, the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, said today in Niamey.
The UN's top official, who is on her first official visit to Niger, today met with seniorhumanitarian Government officials, representatives of...
20 Jul 2010
Fact sheet - Chad
The crisis in Chad
- The food insecurity and malnutrition crisis affects at least 1.6 million people in the drought-affected Sahel belt, more specifically in Kanem, Bahr El Gazal, Guera and Batha regions..
- Last year's poor rains resulted in failed crops and a severe drop in harvest and livestock production in many parts of the country, exacerbating existing vulnerability.
- As a result...
26 May 2010
TCHAD: BESOINS HUMANITAIRES EN AUGMENTATION MAIS DES RESSOURCES LIMITÉES
(N'Djamena/New York, 26 mai): John Holmes, le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires des Nations Unies et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence, a achevé aujourd'hui une mission de quatre jours au Tchad.
« Outre la crise que connaît le Tchad depuis l'arrivée de réfugiés soudanais dans l'est, de réfugiés centrafricains dans le sud et le phénomène de déplacement à grande échelle, le pays est maintenant confronté à une situation d'insécurité alimentaire grave et à...