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25 Aug 2016 description
report UN Radio

Le Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l’homme de l'ONU s’est déclaré préoccupé par les condamnations à des peines de prison allant de 3 à 15 ans imposées à 23 personnes, dont 13 membres d’une organisation non gouvernementale luttant contre l’esclavage.

Ces personnes ont été condamnées pour leur rôle présumé dans une émeute en juin.

Selon le HCDH, un tribunal de Nouakchott a jugé jeudi dernier les 23 individus coupables de rébellion, d’agression envers la force publique, d’attroupement armé et d’appartenance à une organisation non reconnue.

23 Aug 2016 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Cécile Pouilly
Location: Geneva
Date: 23 August 2016
Subject: (1) Iraq, (2) Israel-OPT, (3) Gambia & (4) Mauritania

(1) Iraq

The High Commissioner is deeply dismayed at the execution on Sunday of 36 people in Iraq in relation to the 2014 Camp Speicher massacre, during which some 1,700 cadets were killed by ISIL fighters, particularly given the serious due process concerns and fair trial shortcomings in these cases.

19 Aug 2016 description

United Nations, United States | AFP | Thursday 8/18/2016 - 23:46 GMT

The United Nations on Thursday said it had found no sign of any suspicious military activity by Morocco in the disputed Western Sahara, after a separatist group complained about a Moroccan security operation in the region's far south.

19 Aug 2016 description
report African Union

La réunion de haut niveau sur le projet de l'Union Africaine (UA) - Allemagne sur le renforcement du contrôle des armes légères et de petit calibre (ALPC), la sécurité physique, et la gestion des stocks (PSSM) s'est tenue, le 16 octobre 2015, au siège de l'UA, à Addis Abéba, en Ethiopie.

Pour lire les conclusions, cliquez ici

18 Aug 2016 description

African states commit to eradicate cluster munitions and end the suffering they cause by stepping up efforts to universalize the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions and to strengthen the norm against cluster munitions use by condemning all such use.

10 Aug 2016 description

«Ensemble, nous construirons un avenir meilleur»

L’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel sont deux espaces géographiques importants dans le continent africain qui possèdent un potentiel humain et économique en mesure de jouer un rôle prépondérant dans le développement de tout le continent. Force est de constater, cependant, que les deux régions restent engluées dans des problèmes récurrents qui freinent, voire handicapent leur développement.

10 Aug 2016 description

Editorial

«Together, we can build a better future» West Africa and the Sahel are two important geographical areas in Africa that have the human and economic potential to play a leading role in the development of the continent. However, the two regions remain mired in recurrent problems that hinder their development.

29 Jul 2016 description

The world is grappling with a growing number of people forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and violence. Today, more than 65 million people are displaced worldwide. Some have been living away from their homes for longer than five years. In response to this escalating global crisis, the European Commission supports humanitarian projects to assist displaced populations worldwide.

25 Jul 2016 description
report Guardian

A prisoner of climate change, Nouakchott faces challenges of flooding and erosion that have been exacerbated by preparations for the Arab League summit

By Alex Duval Smith

The two events are not unrelated. As heads of state fly into Nouakchott’s new airport for the Arab League summit on Monday, Vieux Fall will be raising the roof – and the floor – of his family’s small compound.

15 Jul 2016 description

Key messages

  • The European Union is one of the largest contributors of humanitarian aid to the Sahel. As such, its assistance to this region has been reaffirmed and has reached over EUR 203 million so far in 2016. The funding will support the 1.2 million Sahelian people affected by food insecurity as well as the treatment of 550 000 children affected by severe acute malnutrition. This represents a quarter of all food security needs and 43% of child malnutrition care needs in the Sahel.

14 Jul 2016 description

Today the European Commission has announced over €145 million in humanitarian assistance for Africa's Sahel region in 2016 to address the basic needs of the populations, tackle malnutrition and provide food to the most vulnerable people.

14 Jul 2016 description

From 6 to 10 June 2016, Mozambique’s National Food Security and Nutrition Secretariat (SETSAN), which is tasked with coordinating nutrition action in the country, hosted a five-day, multi-country, interactive training on the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) in Maputo.

11 Jul 2016 description

08/07/2016,

This document presents the results of the resilience analysis of the Triangle of Hope regions (Mauritania) and gives clear policy indications based on them.

07 Jul 2016 description

By: Sebastien Laroze-Barrit | 7 July 2016

Sow, left, a refugee from Mali, recently arrived with his son at Mbera camp in Mauritania. Their suitcases are still unpacked. © UNHCR/Sebastien Laroze-Barrit

A year after a landmark peace accord ended conflict in Mali, some refugees in Mauritania have mixed feelings on whether it is safe to return home.

05 Jul 2016 description

Swarms continue to form in Yemen and damage crops

01 Jul 2016 description

1 July 2016, GENEVA – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) aim to reduce disaster losses in some of the world’s most hazard prone cities with the initial aid of a €6 million grant from the EU, over the next three years. Mr. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development said: ”Strengthening disaster risk governance is an essential part of sustainable development and a key priority of the Sendai Framework.

29 Jun 2016 description

Dakar, 28 juin 2016 - Le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), l'Institut International de la Paix (IPI) et le Département fédéral des affaires étrangères de la Confédération suisse (DFAE), ont organisé une rencontre de haut niveau sur le thème : « Investir dans la Paix et la Prévention de la Violence en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Sahel ».

27 Jun 2016 description

NOUAKCHOTT – Le gouvernement Mauritanien, avec l’appui technique du Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM), a organisé un atelier de validation technique de la Politique Nationale d’Alimentation Scolaire (PNAS) le 27 Juin 2016. Cet atelier de validation constitue « un solide pas en avant pour l’alimentation scolaire en Mauritanie » selon le représentant du PAM en Mauritanie, Monsieur Janne SUVANTO.

25 Jun 2016 description
report World Bank

Les Points Marquants

  • Des représentants de cinq pays du Sahel se sont rendus au Bangladesh pour tirer des enseignements de la réussite de la politique démographique et des services de santé reproductive dans ce pays.

  • Cette réunion d’échanges Sud-Sud visait à relever des défis multisectoriels selon une approche pluraliste.

  • Les pays du Sahel projettent d’adapter les enseignements tirés de l’expérience du Bangladesh à leurs propres pays.

24 Jun 2016 description

Key Messages - Insecurity targeting national and international defence forces prevents state authority and basic services from being restored in northern Mali. As a result, 1.5 million people still depend on international humanitarian assistance. - Humanitarian space is fragile and the situation volatile. To preserve access to people in need, it is crucial that the lines between humanitarian assistance and the political stabilization agenda are not blurred.