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24 Apr 2015 description
report ACMAD

Climate conditions are favorable for a high vigilance for meningitis cases over eastern Senegal and Gambia, extreme north of Guinea, extreme south of Mauritania, southern Mali and Niger, the whole of Burkina Faso, extreme north of Nigeria and Cameroon, central south of Chad and southeast Sudan.

Moderate vigilance is detected over western Senegal and Gambia, the whole of Guinea Bissau, southern Guinea, northern Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, central north of Nigeria and Cameroon, south of Chad, extreme south of Sudan, northern South Sudan and CAR, and western Ethiopia .

21 Apr 2015 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity established its office in Mauritania in 2007 as it previously implemented activities solely through national partners. Its ambitious relief program is working to enhance the readiness and preparedness of the office and partners in emergency response for the benefit of millions of refugees and displaced populations in eastern Mauritania, via the provision of food and medical aid, clothes and blankets.

20 Apr 2015 description

KAYES, Mali, April 20 (UNHCR) A quarter century after his grandfather fled from Mauritania to escape bitter inter-communal violence, 13-year-old Oumar stood with other young Mauritanian refugees to receive birth certificates in Mali – a step that opens the door to basic rights enjoyed by Malians.

16 Apr 2015 description

Le mercredi 08 avril 2015, l’hôtel Wissal de Nouakchott a abrité les travaux de l’atelier de validation des comptes nationaux de la Santé (CNS) pour les années 2011, 2012 et 2013.

La cérémonie d’ouverture, présidée par M. Ahmed Ould Sid Ahmed Ould Dié, Secrétaire Général du Ministère de la Santé, s’est déroulée en présence du secrétaire Général du Ministère des Finances et des Représentants de l’OMS et du PNUD.

12 Apr 2015 description

Niger - IOM has launched a regional border management project to support security in the Sahel countries of Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Mauritania with the specific aim of enhancing cross-country knowledge and capacities at the countries’ national borders.

09 Apr 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

Le 07/04/2015

Dans le cadre de la coopération avec le Gouvernement mauritanien et du soutien qu’il apporte à l’action des partenaires humanitaires et de développement, le Gouvernement du Japon a décidé d’accorder un financement de 11,8 millions de Dollars américains à cinq projets d’assistance aux populations en Mauritanie et de 9,105 millions de Dollars à cinq projets d’envergure régionale.

08 Apr 2015 description

La production céréalière 2014-2015, révisée en mars 2015, pour le Sahel et l’Afrique de l’Ouest se chiffre à 61 612 000 tonnes. Elle est supérieure de 7% à celle de l’année dernière et en hausse de 10% par rapport à la moyenne des cinq (5) dernières années. Le maïs occupe la première place avec une production estimée à 20 385 000 tonnes, suivie du riz (17 325 000 tonnes), du sorgho (13 664 000 tonnes) et du mil (9 183 000 tonnes).

08 Apr 2015 description

The 2014-2015 Cereal production, revised in March 2015, for the Sahel and West Africa stands at 61,612,000 metric tons. It is 7 % higher than the one for last year and 10 % higher than the average production for the last five (5 ) years. Maize ranks number one with a production estimated to 20, 385,000 tons, followed by rice (17,325,000 tons), sorghum (13,664,000 tons) and millet (9,183,000 tons).

04 Apr 2015 description

Rome, Italy | | Saturday 4/4/2015 - 20:04 GMT

Around 318 migrants in distress at sea between Sicily and the coast of Libya were rescued by an Icelandic navy ship taking part in an EU border patrol of the Mediterranean, Italian media reported Saturday.

The ship, the Landhelgisgaeslan, arrived in the evening at the Sicilian port of Pozzallo with the rescued migrants, including 14 children and five pregnant women, who were hospitalised.

Italian police meanwhile have identified eight suspected Tunisian traffickers.

04 Apr 2015 description

Rome, Italie | | samedi 04/04/2015 - 19:21 GMT | 128 mots

Trois-cent dix-huit immigrés de treize nationalités différentes ont été secourus samedi par un navire militaire islandais dans le détroit de Sicile au large de la Libye, ont annoncé les médias italiens.

Le navire, le Landhelgisgaeslan, est arrivé dans la soirée dans le port sicilien de Pozzallo. Parmi les passagers, se trouvaient treize femmes, dont cinq enceintes, qui ont été hospitalisées, ainsi que 14 mineurs.

01 Apr 2015 description

Editorial: «Le Sahel, un espace menaçant et menacé»

Le Sahel n’est pas une région comme une autre. Longtemps considérée comme l’une des régions les plus pauvres au monde, le Sahel se trouve aujourd’hui simultanément confronté aux effets pervers du changement climatique, au terrorisme, à la montée en puissance du crime organisé transfrontalier, et à la prolifération d’armes et de milices, face à des pays dépourvus de capacités administratives, économiques, militaires, policières et douanières adéquates pour affronter ces multiples périls.

01 Apr 2015 description

Editorial: "The Sahel, a threatening and threatened space"

The Sahel is not a region like any other.

Long regarded as one of the poorest in the world, the Sahel is now simultaneously faced with the adverse effects of climate change, terrorism, the rise of cross-border organized crime, and the proliferation of weapons and militias, affecting countries lacking the required administrative, economic, military, police and customs capacity to deal with these multiple perils.

01 Apr 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:14 GMT

DAKAR, March 31 (Reuters) - Broadening access to contraceptives in Africa's arid Sahel region and improving women's sexual health are key parts of a $200 million World Bank project in the conservative Muslim region, its coordinator said.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet

20 Mar 2015 description

Mauritania - On 17 March, IOM Mauritania facilitated a Training of Trainers (ToT) on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling for selected border officials at the Headquarters of the General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) in Nouakchott.

19 Mar 2015 description
report British Red Cross

The British Red Cross has pledged more than half a million pounds to help people caught up in a growing and underreported crisis in Africa. Countries across the Sahel, an area stretching from Eritrea on the Red Sea to Senegal on the Atlantic coast, are experiencing acute food shortages brought on by the late onset of rains. Estimates suggest that more than 24 million people are affected. The situation is further compounded by separate conflicts in Nigeria, Central African Republic and Mali.

Background to the crisis

17 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2015 – The World Bank Group’s (WBG) Board of Executive Directors today approved a total of US$22 million to strengthen the management and governance of fisheries as well as improve the handling of fish that is brought to shore in Mauritania and Guinea.

16 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 16 mars 2015 – Le Conseil des administrateurs du Groupe de la Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd'hui un financement d'un total de 22 millions de dollars en vue de renforcer la gestion, la gouvernance et le traitement de la pêche en Mauritanie et en Guinée.

06 Mar 2015 description

Mauritania - IOM Mauritania and the Government of Japan have signed an agreement to implement a project that will enhance border management and better protection of communities along the Mauritania and Mali border.

The 24-month USD 3 million project: “Enhancing the Collective Capacity for Managing Borders and for Protecting Border Communities between Mauritania and Mali” seeks to facilitate greater cooperation between the governments of Mauritania and Mali.