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11 Feb 2016 description

NOUAKCHOTT – Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR), le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) et le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) exhortent les bailleurs de fonds à mobiliser les ressources nécessaires pour maintenir l’assistance vitale apportée aux 50 000 réfugiés maliens dans le camp de Mberra, au sud-est de la Mauritanie. Les trois agences préviennent que les financements actuels permettront à peine de couvrir les besoins jusque fin avril.

11 Feb 2016 description

NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) urge donors to provide immediate support to ensure that 50,000 Malian refugees in Mauritania’s Mberra camp continue to receive life-saving assistance. The three agencies warn that current funding will only cover needs until April.

06 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, le 5 février 2016 – Au moins 200 millions de filles et de femmes en vie aujourd'hui ont subi des mutilations génitales dans 30 pays, d'après un nouveau rapport statistique publié à l'approche de la Journée internationale de la tolérance zéro à l'égard des mutilations génitales féminines (MGF) des Nations Unies.

05 Feb 2016 description
report IRIN

By Obi Anyadike, Africa Editor

NAIROBI, 4 February 2016 (IRIN) - Security has been intense over the last few weeks in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, with police and soldiers on the streets, vehicle searches, and round-ups of alleged Islamist militants.

03 Feb 2016 description

Breeding continues in NW Africa while Red Sea area remains calm

Desert Locust breeding is continuing in north and northwest Mauritania and in adjacent areas of Western Sahara where a few small groups formed recently. Limited ground control operations have been carried out in these areas. Breeding will continue during February and may cause a further increase in locust numbers and the formation of hopper and adult groups. As temperatures increase, some adults may move to spring breeding areas south of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and Algeria.

03 Feb 2016 description
report UN News Service

3 février 2016 – L'expert des droits de l'homme des Nations Unies Juan E. Méndez a appelé mercredi les autorités mauritaniennes à mettre en œuvre les lois et les garanties existantes et destinées à protéger tous les suspects et tous les détenus contre la torture et les mauvais traitements.

02 Feb 2016 description
report AlertNet

Author: Katie Nguyen

LONDON, Feb 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mauritania has some of West Africa's richest fishing waters yet overfishing by foreign trawlers means that hundreds of pirogues, or wooden canoes used by small-scale fishermen, must go further out to sea to net ever smaller catches.

Fishing is an important part of the mostly desert country's economy, accounting for 7 percent of gross domestic product and providing about 40,000 jobs, according to the World Bank.

02 Feb 2016 description

The month saw an intensification of Yemen’s war, amid heightened regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran complicating prospects for peace. Political tensions increased in Haiti, Guinea-Bissau and Moldova, where protests over endemic corruption and a lack of confidence in the government could escalate. In Africa, Boko Haram’s deadly attacks increased in northern Cameroon, and Burkina Faso was hit by an unprecedented terror attack.

01 Feb 2016 description

In the Sahel, extreme poverty, fast-growing populations, climate change, recurrent food and nutrition crises, armed conflicts and insecurity are building up to a perfect storm threatening the lives of communities already living on the brink of crisis.

The region is one of the world’s climate change hotspots. Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, more frequent droughts and floods and land degradation threaten the livelihoods of a population in which the majority relies on agriculture for survival.

19 Jan 2016 description

Key messages

  • The Sahel continues face a food and nutrition* crisis which is compounded by the erosion of people’s resilience due to the quick succession of the crises, the absence of basic services and the ramifications of conflicts in the region.

19 Jan 2016 description

UNODC Sahel Programme

The objective of the Contribution of UNODC to the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel is to support the strengthening of capacities of Governments in the region and enhance the accessibility, efficiency and accountability of criminal justice systems in order to combat drug trafficking, illicit trafficking, organized crime, terrorism and corruption.

07 Jan 2016 description

Control operations decline in Mauritania

Control operations against hopper and adult groups that formed as a result of an outbreak in western Mauritania declined in late December. Nevertheless, infestations and breeding have spread further north in the country as well as to adjacent areas of Western Sahara where limited control was undertaken. There remains a risk of further breeding that could cause locust numbers to increase and more groups and perhaps a few small hopper bands to form.

06 Jan 2016 description

Déclin des opérations de lutte en Mauritanie

05 Jan 2016 description

Lu par Mme Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, Envoyée spéciale du Secrétaire général pour le Sahel

Je remercie la République du Mali d’avoir organisé cette quatrième réunion de la Plateforme Ministérielle de coordination des stratégies Sahel, et salue les efforts entrepris par la présidence malienne et les partenaires régionaux et internationaux pour renforcer la coordination entre les diverses initiatives visant à améliorer les conditions de vie des populations du Sahel.

04 Jan 2016 description

December 2015 – Trends

- Deteriorated situations

Afghanistan, Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Niger

- Improved situations

January 2016 – Watchlist

- Conflict risk alerts

Burundi

- Conflict resolution opportunities

Libya

15 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

La conférence de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sur le financement du secteur de l’eau et de l’assainissement vise à obtenir davantage de fonds

DAKAR, Sénégal, 15 décembre 2015 – Quelque 180 000 enfants de moins de 5 ans meurent chaque année – soit à peu près 500 par jour – en Afrique subsaharienne à cause de maladies diarrhéiques imputables au manque de services d’eau, d’assainissement et d’hygiène (WASH), a déclaré l’UNICEF avant l’ouverture d’une conférence sur le financement du secteur à Dakar.

11 Dec 2015 description

The Workshop ''Accreditation, Contracting and Monitoring for Mine Action Agencies'' was held from 7 to 10 December 2015. The organizers were Croatian Mine Action Centre (CROMAC), Centre for Testing, Development and Training (CTDT) and Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD). The Workshop was held for 14 participants coming from the Arabic-speaking countries: Libya, Mauritania, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Somalia.

09 Dec 2015 description

(Dakar, le 9 décembre 2015) : Les Nations Unies et les partenaires humanitaires ont lancé aujourd'hui l'appel de fonds humanitaire pour le Sahel pour 2016. Le plan régional cherche à mobiliser 1,98 milliard de dollars US pour fournir une assistance vitale à des millions de personnes touchées par les crises dans neuf pays de la région africaine du Sahel.

09 Dec 2015 description
report UN Security Council

CS/12147

7571e séance – matin

Dans une longue déclaration présidentielle, le Conseil de sécurité a demandé, ce matin, que la Stratégie intégrée des Nations Unies pour le Sahel soit mise en œuvre « rapidement et efficacement ». À cette fin, il a engagé les organismes de l’ONU à apporter leur aide au Groupe de cinq pays du Sahel. Le G-5 Sahel, composé du Burkina Faso, du Mali, de la Mauritanie, du Niger et du Tchad, vise à renforcer la participation aux initiatives de lutte contre les nombreuses menaces qui pèsent sur la paix, la sécurité et le développement du Sahel.

09 Dec 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12147

7571st Meeting (AM)
Security Council Meetings Coverage

Noting the progress made towards implementation of the United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS), the Security Council today encouraged further progress, including through support for the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5 Sahel — Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger) in its efforts to address the security and political challenges to the region’s stability and development.