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08 Dec 2016 description

Ongoing conflicts continue to intensify food insecurity

Global agricultural prospects are improving but lean seasons loom in near future

8 December 2016, Rome - Civil conflict and weather-related shocks have severely stressed food security in 2016, increasing the number of countries in need of food assistance, according to a FAO report. The new edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, released today, highlights 39 countries that are in need of external assistance for food.

07 Dec 2016 description

(Dakar, le 7 décembre 2016): Les Nations Unies et les organisations non-gouvernementales partenaires ont lancé aujourd’hui, à Dakar, un appel de fonds d’un total de 2,66 milliards de dollars US afin d’apporter une aide d’urgence à 15 millions de personnes dans le besoin à travers huit pays de la région du Sahel.

07 Dec 2016 description

(Dakar, 7 December 2016): The United Nations and non-governmental partner organizations launched today in Dakar a US$ 2.66 billion appeal for aid to provide lifesaving assistance to 15 million people across eight countries in the Sahel region.

05 Dec 2016 description

Les appels et plans de réponse dans 33 pays visent à aider 93 millions de personnes

05 Dec 2016 description
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Response plans and appeals in 33 countries aim to reach 93 million people in need

05 Dec 2016 description

Senegal - En partenariat avec le gouvernement sénégalais, l’OIM organisera, demain, un exercice de simulation de déplacement à Dagana, dans la région de St. Louis, à la frontière avec la Mauritanie.

Le but de l’exercice est de préparer les participants à une situation de crise à la frontière en favorisant la coopération et la communication entre les communautés frontalières, les autorités administratives, les forces de sécurité et les fournisseurs de services de santé et d’urgence. Quelque 500 personnes devraient participer.

02 Dec 2016 description

Desert Locust outbreak continues in **Mauritania** while smaller ones develop in **Eritrea** and **Yemen**

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description
  • Despite a relatively good agricultural production in the Sahel in 2016, the results from the latest food and nutrition information assessment (Cadre Harmonisé) point to a very difficult humanitarian situation. A total of 40 million people are currently estimated food insecure in the Sahel, 9.6 million of whom severely food insecure. More than 80% of the severely food insecure are in Nigeria.
29 Nov 2016 description

Senegal - IOM, in partnership with the Senegalese government, will tomorrow (30/11) organize a large-scale displacement simulation exercise in Dagana, St. Louis region, on the border with Mauritania.

The aim of the exercise is to prepare participants for a crisis situation at the border by fostering cooperation and communication between border communities, administrative authorities, security forces and health and emergency services. Some 500 people are expected to take part.

28 Nov 2016 description

Mauritania - La Mauritanie a ouvert un nouveau poste-frontière avec le Mali à Fassala Néré, à l’extrême sud-est du pays. L’inauguration du poste, qui a été construit par l’OIM dans la région d’Hodh ech Chargui, a eu lieu en présence de hauts responsables des autorités locales et de l’Ambassadeur du Japon en Mauritanie, Hisatsugu Shimizu.

28 Nov 2016 description
report UN Security Council

CS/12598

CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
7818E SÉANCE – MATIN

Sous la présidence du Ministre des affaires étrangères du Sénégal, et en présence du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, le Conseil de sécurité a organisé aujourd’hui un débat public, dans la suite de celui du 26 avril dernier, sur le thème « Eau et paix et sécurité », alors que l’amenuisement des ressources hydriques exacerbe les tensions à l’heure du changement climatique et de l’expansion démographique. Les spécialistes préviennent que l’accès inégal à l’eau sera la principale cause des conflits de demain.

27 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Overall harvest prospects favourable

  • Cereal prices have been mostly stable, reflecting adequate supplies

  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed, including for Malian refugees

Average to above-average cereal harvest expected this year

25 Nov 2016 description

L’Ambassadeur du Japon en Mauritanie, S.E.M. Hisatsugu Shimizu, a visité le camp de Mbera du 21 au 23 novembre pour établir un premier compte rendu des interventions d’assistance aux réfugiés maliens en Mauritanie, financées par le Japon et menées par le Haut-Commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (UNHCR) et le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM).

25 Nov 2016 description

Mauritania - Mauritania has opened a new border post with Mali at Fassala Néré in the far southeast of the country. The inauguration of the post, which was built by IOM in the Hodh ech Chargui region, was attended by high ranking local authorities and Japan’s Ambassador to Mauritania Hisatsugu Shimizu.

The building is part of a Japanese-funded regional IOM project Coordinated Border Management in Niger, Mali, Mauritania and Burkina Faso, which has also constructed and equipped a border post at Doueinkara.

24 Nov 2016 description

NOUAKCHOTT - The Ambassador of Japan to Mauritania, H.E. Hisatsugu Shimizu, visited Mbera camp from 21 to 23 November to have a first-hand account of Japan-funded interventions carried out by the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to assist Malian refugees in Mauritania. The Ambassador also attended the inauguration of a Mali-Mauritania border post – a Japanese-funded project, built by the International Organisation for Migration and aimed at strengthening security in the area.

23 Nov 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12598

SECURITY COUNCIL
7818TH MEETING (AM)

Speakers Highlight Effective Initiatives in Some Regions, Low Capacity in Others

Management of the world’s precious water resources must be promoted as a means to foster cooperation rather than conflict, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council today, as he opened a day-long open debate on water, peace and security.

20 Nov 2016 description

Situation des cultures et prévisions des rendements des prinicpales céréales pluviales en Afrique de l’Ouest

Situation pluviométrique

15 Nov 2016 description

Mauritania is facing growing threats from terrorism and is affected by droughts and other climate change disasters. A national crisis management centre, supported by NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, has been inaugurated in Nouakchott to help authorities quickly respond to crises and coordinate an appropriate response.

11 Nov 2016 description

11.11.2016 – Whether facing strong rains or heat waves, cities can use various strategies to protect themselves against climate change impacts.