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24 Feb 2017 description

The Government of Japan has allocated USD 34.3 million to support IOM’s operations to assist vulnerable migrants including displaced persons, refugees, returnees and affected communities around the world in 2017.

The funding will also contribute to increasing the capacity of various governments in humanitarian border management to cope with displacement resulting from conflicts and to enhance security.

23 Feb 2017 description

NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a vital injection of €1.5 million from the European Union to help meet the food needs of Malian refugees in Mauritania.

Funding from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) received at the end of 2016 has allowed WFP to provide cash assistance during January and February 2017 for approximately 48,500 refugees from Mali who live in the Mbera camp.

20 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

20 février 2017 – La Directrice exécutive du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), Ertharin Cousin, et le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, Filippo Grandi, ont exprimé lundi leur préoccupation concernant les graves pénuries d'aide alimentaire qui affectent environ deux millions de réfugiés situés dans 10 pays africains notamment dans la Corne de l'Afrique

20 Feb 2017 description

The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, are very concerned that critical shortages in food assistance are affecting some 2 million refugees in 10 countries across Africa.

The shortages could worsen in coming months without new resources to meet food needs.

13 Feb 2017 description

In southern Mauritania, it is about one PM when Nejiha returns from the Monguél village market. Her eldest daughter is busy preparing lunch under the khaïma, while her brothers play cards a few meters away, without being distracted by the smell of frying food in the courtyard. At age 55, Nejiha is the head of a family of nine children and four grandchildren since her ex-husband left her. She is one of the beneficiaries of the "Productive Transfers / CASH +" project implemented by FAO in the wilaya of Gogol.

13 Feb 2017 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the announcement last week of a US$85.2 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 33 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

08 Feb 2017 description

Worldwide, humanitarian needs are rising, driven by conflicts that know no end, and chronic natural disasters whose effects last for years. Today more than 128 million people in 33 countries need humanitarian aid to survive — a figure not seen since the Second World War. “With this staggering level of need, now more than ever, world leaders need to step up their support to the world’s most vulnerable people,” says the UN’s Humanitarian Chief, Stephen O’Brien.

06 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

6 février 2017 – A l'occasion de la Journée internationale de tolérance zéro à l'égard des mutilations génitales féminines, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, António Guterres, a appelé lundi à redoubler d'efforts pour lutter contre cette violation inqualifiable des droits fondamentaux, dans l'intérêt de toutes les femmes et les filles concernées, de leurs communautés, et de notre avenir à tous.

01 Feb 2017 description

Une boîte à outils de la FAO montre comment la prévention, les alertes rapides et la préparation peuvent sauver des vies ainsi que les moyens d’existence

31 Jan 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased that Belgium will contribute to the prevention of terrorism in the Sahel countries Burkina Faso and Mauritania. Our country donates 250,000 euros within this context. The funding creates the possibility to give several training sessions in the fields of research- and investigative techniques, judicial cooperation and the combat against the financial flows of terrorism.

31 Jan 2017 description

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders se réjouit que la Belgique contribuera à la prévention du terrorisme dans les pays sahéliens Burkina Faso et Mauritanie. Notre pays y alloue 250.000 euros. Grâce à cette contribution, des sessions de formation pourront être données dans ces deux pays, sur les techniques d'enquête et d’investigation, la coopération judiciaire et la lutte contre le financement du terrorisme.

16 Jan 2017 description

Sudan conveys its readiness for WHO verification for certification

11 January 2017 | Geneva

In 2016, a total of 25 human cases of dracunculiasis1 (guinea-worm disease) were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO); Mali reported zero cases for the first time.

12 Jan 2017 description

Rome, 12 janvier 2017 – Au total, 285 600 petits producteurs, en particulier des femmes et des jeunes de six régions du sud de la Mauritanie, bénéficieront d'un accord de financement signé aujourd'hui entre le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) et la Mauritanie pour améliorer leurs revenus, leur nutrition et leur sécurité alimentaire.

12 Jan 2017 description

A total of 285,600 farmers, particularly women and young people in six regions in southern Mauritania will benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Mauritania to improve their incomes, nutrition and food security.

The agreement for the Inclusive Value Chain Development Project (PRODEFI) was signed in Rome by Michel Mordasini, Vice-President of IFAD and Mariem Aouffa, Ambassador of Mauritania to Italy and Permanent Representative to Rome-based United Nations agencies.

04 Jan 2017 description
report IRIN

Par Obi Anyadike
Rédacteur pour l'Afrique

NAIROBI, 27 décembre 2016

Dans une bonne partie du monde, la saison des fêtes est l’occasion de se faire plaisir. Mais il en va bien autrement pour ceux qui sont occupés à fuir la violence et les bouleversements ou qui se trouvent coincés dans un camp de réfugiés avec pour tout repas de Noël les maigres rations alimentaires qui leur sont distribuées.

En lire plus sur IRIN

03 Jan 2017 description

Desert Locust infestations decline in **Mauritania** and **Eritrea** outbreaks

Desert Locust infestations declined during December in the areas affected by the recent outbreaks in **Mauritania**, which extended to southern **Morocco**, and in **Eritrea** due to ongoing control operations. Nevertheless, strict vigilance should be maintained as ecological conditions continue to remain favourable and another generation of breeding is likely to take place during January and February. 

31 Dec 2016 description

Facteurs de fragilité

  • Choix des moyens de subsistance limités pour une population jeune en plein essor

  • Marginalisation sur les plans social et politique

  • Précarité des rapports entre communautés

  • Disparités en matière de développement économique et social au niveau infranational

  • Territoires non gouvernés et contestés

Réponse stratégique

31 Dec 2016 description

Fragility Drivers

  • Limited livelihood choices for a bulging youth demographic

  • Social political marginalization

  • Adversarial/poor community relations

  • Sub-national economic and social development disparities

  • Ungoverned and contested spaces

Strategic Response

Addressing fault lines, risks and threats in the socio-economic cultural and the institutional landscape at community, national and subregional levels

How

28 Dec 2016 description
report IRIN

By Obi Anyadike

Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor

NAIROBI, 27 December 2016

Across much of the world, the festive season is a time of indulgence. But what if you’re too busy fleeing violence and upheaval, or stuck in a refugee camp on reduced rations?

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20 Dec 2016 description

The EU and the International Organization for Migration have launched a joint initiative to make migration routes safer and to provide help for people returning to their countries of origin. Germany is contributing 48 million euros to support the initiative.