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World + 11 others
UN Emergency Fund gives $75 million to boost aid operations in the Sahel and Horn of Africa

(New York, 23 July 2014) – United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has allocated US$75 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief work in two of the world’s most neglected regions: the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 14 others
Opinion: Unleashing African Young People’s Potential

By Adebayo Fayoyin Reprint

This is part of a series of special stories on world population and challenges to the Sustainable Development Goals on the occasion of World Population Day on July 11.

JOHANNESBURG, Jul 10 2014 (IPS) - An African proverb says “a child that we refuse to build today will end up selling the house that we may build tomorrow.”

The moral of this is clear. Unless we invest in our children and young people today, they might become a threat or a burden in the future.

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Mauritania + 1 other
L’Envoyée Spéciale pour le Sahel achève sa visite en République Islamique de Mauritanie

Dakar, 08 juillet 2014 - L’Envoyée Spéciale du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour le Sahel, Mme Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, achève aujourd’hui sa visite de deux jours en République Islamique de Mauritanie, effectuée dans le cadre de son tour officiel dans la région du Sahel.

L’Envoyée spéciale s’est entretenue avec le Président de la République Islamique de Mauritanie et Président en exercice de l’Union Africaine, M. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, sur les questions de paix et de sécurité dans la région du Sahel.

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Mauritania + 1 other
The Special Envoy for the Sahel concluded her visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Dakar, 08 July 2014 – The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the Sahel, Mrs. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, concluded today her two day-visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

The Special Envoy conferred with the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and current President of the African Union, Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on issues related to peace and security in the Sahel.

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Burkina Faso + 11 others
Afrique de l'Ouest: Mise à jour sur la sécurité alimentaire - Juillet 2014

Sahel et Afrique de l’Ouest: Hypothèses pour l’analyse trimestrielle de la sécurité alimentaire

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Burundi + 9 others
AU, AfDB Ink Agreement for Improved Access to Rural Water Supply and Sanitation for 5 Million People

The Government of Rwanda, spearheading an African Union-led initiative, and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) have signed an agreement aimed at providing at least EUR 50 million (approx. USD 70 million) within an Africa-wide resource mobilization initiative. The initiative will finance improved access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Africa. The agreement was signed on the fringes of the 23rd AU Summit held from 26-27 June 2014 In Malabo (Equatorial Guinea).

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Chad + 12 others
Le PAM et le HCR lancent un appel aux dons pour mettre fin aux pénuries alimentaires pour 800.000 réfugiés en Afrique

Des difficultés de financement, aggravées par des problèmes de sécurité et de logistiques dans certains pays, ont entrainé la réduction des rations alimentaires de près de 800.000 réfugiés en Afrique. Ces pénuries menacent d'aggraver les taux déjà inacceptables de malnutrition aiguë, de retard de croissance et d'anémie, en particulier chez les enfants.

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Chad + 12 others
Hunger and hard choices for Africa’s struggling refugees

A joint UNHCR-WFP report warned that funding difficulties, compounded by security and logistical problems in some countries, have forced cuts in food rations for nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa.

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Mali + 4 others
Hunger Season Has Arrived: So What are We Doing?

Hunger season has arrived in the Sahel region of West Africa, where millions of people are at risk of food insecurity each year. This year, the U.N. estimates that 20 million people—nearly 13 percent of the region’s population—will be at risk of hunger and will lack enough food for a healthy and productive life. Decreased food availability, inefficient markets, high prices, and improper nutrition all contribute to an ongoing cycle of hunger and poverty.

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Mali + 3 others
Malian refugees: no safety awaits back home

Caught between the hammer and the anvil, is a good way to describe how Malian refugees feel two years after the Tuareg rebellion was hijacked by extremist groups and the country descended into civil war. The destruction of centuries-old scrolls and ancient shrines in the historic city of Timbuktu were among the first casualties of war, provoking international outcry. Scores of people fled the North into other parts of the country or across borders.

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Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz vainqueur de la présidentielle

06/22/2014 21:26 GMT

Par Hademine OULD SADI

NOUAKCHOTT, 22 juin 2014 (AFP) - Le chef de l'Etat mauritanien sortant Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz a obtenu plus de 80% des voix à l'élection présidentielle, s'assurant une large victoire au premier tour, selon des résultats officiels provisoires publiés dimanche.

M. Abdel Aziz, 57 ans, était en lice face à quatre autres candidats, dont une femme, pour ce scrutin organisé samedi.

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Mauritanian leader set to win new term amid poll boycott

06/22/2014 02:54 GMT

by Hademine OULD SADI

NOUAKCHOTT, June 22, 2014 (AFP) - The results of Mauritania's presidential election were awaited Sunday with incumbent Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz expected to win handily after his main rivals boycotted a process they regard as a sham.

The former general, who seized power in the northwest African nation in an August 2008 coup, campaigned strongly on his success in fighting armed groups linked to Al-Qaeda at home and in neighbouring Sahel nations.

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Élections mauritaniennes : promesses et boycott

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IRIN

NOUAKCHOTT, 19 juin 2014 (IRIN) - Le président Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz fera face à quatre autres candidats lors des élections du 21 juin en Mauritanie. La principale coalition de l’opposition a décidé de boycotter le scrutin, l’accusant d’être truqué. Selon les sympathisants de cette coalition, le résultat est couru d’avance.

IRIN:

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Colombia + 3 others
Press briefing notes on Iraq, Mauritania, Egypt and Colombia

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 13 June 2014

1) Iraq

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Mauritania + 1 other
Mission accomplie à Mberra

Après deux années et demie de présence aux côtés des réfugiés maliens du camp de M'berra, voici bientôt venu le moment pour SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL de laisser la gestion de ses infrastructures à un autre acteur humanitaire. Un passage de témoin suivi par Anne Gaëlle Lebeau, responsable de nos programmes dans la zone sahélienne.

60 000 réfugiés arrivés en à peine 6 mois

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Pledges and boycotts in Mauritania polls

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IRIN

NOUAKCHOTT, 12 June 2014 (IRIN) - President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will face four rival candidates in Mauritania’s 21 June elections, which are being boycotted by the main opposition coalition on grounds that they are a sham and its supporters claiming that the outcome is a foregone conclusion.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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World + 9 others
RCA implements development programmes abroad

WAM ABU DHABI, 25th May, 2014 (WAM) -- The Higher Committee for Foreign Aid at the UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA), has approved over AED 57.9 million to implement various development projects and programmes in a number of Arab and Foreign countries.

The move follows the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the Red Crescent Authority (RCA).

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Mauritania: AfDB funding emergency humanitarian relief for flood victims

"The AfDB is a preferential partner of Mauritania. It has funded various projects in the country and helped to improve socio-economic conditions for the Mauritanian population," stated Diomba Thiam, Minister of Finance for Mauritania, at the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings in Kigali.

Thiam made the statement on Thursday, May 22 during a signing ceremony with Aly Abou-Sabaa, AfDB Vice-President, Sector Operations, in which the AfDB has agreed to provide $820,000 in emergency humanitarian relief agreement to Mauritania.

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Mali + 3 others
Au nord du Mali, des violences génèrent de nouveaux déplacements de population

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Adrian Edwards – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 23 mai 2014 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

A Kidal, au nord-est du Mali, samedi dernier et de nouveau ce mercredi, des affrontements entre des combattants touaregs du MNLA et les forces gouvernementales ont généré de nouveaux déplacements de population. Les habitants, en nombre limité mais croissant, fuient vers le sud du Mali ou les pays voisins.