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06 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, le 5 février 2016 – Au moins 200 millions de filles et de femmes en vie aujourd'hui ont subi des mutilations génitales dans 30 pays, d'après un nouveau rapport statistique publié à l'approche de la Journée internationale de la tolérance zéro à l'égard des mutilations génitales féminines (MGF) des Nations Unies.

01 Feb 2016 description

Chers partenaires,
Chers lecteurs du premier bulletin de l’OIM au Bénin,

Permettez-moi, avant tout propos, de vous formuler, mes meilleurs vœux de bonne et heureuse année 2016 !

01 Feb 2016 description

In the Sahel, extreme poverty, fast-growing populations, climate change, recurrent food and nutrition crises, armed conflicts and insecurity are building up to a perfect storm threatening the lives of communities already living on the brink of crisis.

The region is one of the world’s climate change hotspots. Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, more frequent droughts and floods and land degradation threaten the livelihoods of a population in which the majority relies on agriculture for survival.

01 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

The government of President Yahya Jammeh, in power since a 1994 coup, frequently committed serious human rights violations including arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, and torture against those who voiced opposition to the government. The repression and abuses created a climate of fear within Gambia, generating increased attention from the international community.

19 Jan 2016 description

Key messages

  • The Sahel continues face a food and nutrition* crisis which is compounded by the erosion of people’s resilience due to the quick succession of the crises, the absence of basic services and the ramifications of conflicts in the region.

16 Jan 2016 description
report UN News Service

16 January 2016 – Welcoming positive political developments in West Africa, in particular the holding of peaceful elections in Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Côte-d'Ivoire, members of the UN Security Council stressed the importance of the upcoming elections in Niger, Benin, Cabo Verde, Ghana and The Gambia to be “free, fair, peaceful, inclusive and credible.”

15 Jan 2016 description

Greece - Migrant arrivals in Europe by sea averaged over 1,700 per day during the first 14 days of 2016, according to IOM. The period also saw the year’s first fatalities in the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy, a route that took the lives of almost 3,000 migrants and refugees in 2015.

12 Jan 2016 description
report IRIN

NAPLES, 12 January 2016 (IRIN) - A network of volunteers in Sicily, one of the frontlines of Europe’s migration crisis, has come up with a hands-on approach to help the record number of teenage migrants and refugees who have been arriving on the island without an adult guardian.

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12 Jan 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

Busani Bafana

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, 20 déc (IPS) - La contamination par l'aflatoxine est une menace croissante pour le commerce, la sécurité alimentaire et la santé en Afrique subsaharienne, où les petits fermiers font face au défi de la production alimentaire et maintenant le changement climatique, selon des chercheurs.

05 Jan 2016 description

Ce document résume certaines activités saillantes sur le terrain, notamment une vaste opération de reboisement de la forêt par les villageois de retour à Kouram.

Il donne également la parole à des victimes du conflit en Casamance qui bénéficient d'une aide du CICR pour lancer des activités génératrices de revenus.

05 Jan 2016 description

Lu par Mme Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, Envoyée spéciale du Secrétaire général pour le Sahel

Je remercie la République du Mali d’avoir organisé cette quatrième réunion de la Plateforme Ministérielle de coordination des stratégies Sahel, et salue les efforts entrepris par la présidence malienne et les partenaires régionaux et internationaux pour renforcer la coordination entre les diverses initiatives visant à améliorer les conditions de vie des populations du Sahel.

17 Dec 2015 description
report ECOWAS

16 et 17 Décembre 2015, Abuja, République Fédérale du Nigeria

COMMUNIQUE FINAL

17 Dec 2015 description
report ECOWAS

16 and 17 December 2015, Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria

1 Under the chairmanship of H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and current Chair of the Authority, the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held their Forty-Eighth Ordinary Session on 16 and 17 December 2015 in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Session was followed by a ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the creation of the organization.

16 Dec 2015 description

Description:

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria was founded in 1975 with fifteen West African member states. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters."

15 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

La conférence de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sur le financement du secteur de l’eau et de l’assainissement vise à obtenir davantage de fonds

DAKAR, Sénégal, 15 décembre 2015 – Quelque 180 000 enfants de moins de 5 ans meurent chaque année – soit à peu près 500 par jour – en Afrique subsaharienne à cause de maladies diarrhéiques imputables au manque de services d’eau, d’assainissement et d’hygiène (WASH), a déclaré l’UNICEF avant l’ouverture d’une conférence sur le financement du secteur à Dakar.

15 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

West & Central Africa conference on financing for water, sanitation aims to get more funding to sector

DAKAR, Senegal, 15 December 2015 – Around 180,000 children under 5 years old die every year – roughly 500 a day – in sub-Saharan Africa due to diarrhoeal diseases linked to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), UNICEF said ahead of a conference in Dakar on financing for the sector.

11 Dec 2015 description

Greece - Despite worsening weather conditions, large numbers of migrants and refugees are continuing to arrive in Greece by sea from Turkey. According to Greek police and IOM field staff, over 30,000 migrants and refugees have arrived since the beginning of December. Some 735,000 migrants crossed into Greece the first 11 months of the year.

The number of fatalities in the Aegean has also risen in December. Some 25 people are believed to have died in two shipwrecks off the coasts of Farmakonisi on December 3rd and December 9th. Of them, 15 are still missing.

09 Dec 2015 description

(Dakar, le 9 décembre 2015) : Les Nations Unies et les partenaires humanitaires ont lancé aujourd'hui l'appel de fonds humanitaire pour le Sahel pour 2016. Le plan régional cherche à mobiliser 1,98 milliard de dollars US pour fournir une assistance vitale à des millions de personnes touchées par les crises dans neuf pays de la région africaine du Sahel.

09 Dec 2015 description

Rice has long been a way of life for communities along Gambia’s coast—it has been both a crucial staple crop for families’ diets, as well as a primary source of income.

But in recent decades, climate change and overdevelopment have combined to endanger the viability of rice and thus the livelihoods of many rural Gambians. Sea level rise is eroding coastal embankments and introducing salt water into rice paddies, while overpopulation and an increase in industry are leading to harmful congestions of drainage systems that further damage ecosystems.

08 Dec 2015 description

Greece - IOM estimates that over 909,000 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea so far in 2015 – four times the 219,000 recorded in all of 2014.

Total fatalities with just over three weeks remaining in the year stand at 3,601 a slight increase over migrant deaths recorded on these routes during all of last year. These fall far short of IOM’s worst-case scenarios, thanks to swift action by Europe’s governments and civil society to save lives in the Mediterranean.