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In Burkina Faso, simple and sustainable solutions for rural communities’ water needs

By Adel Sarkozi

Continuing the effort to foster an environment where children can survive, develop and thrive is just one of the 25 achievements we are celebrating as we approach the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in November 2014.

In Burkina Faso, a recent pilot project is giving rural communities access to safe, clean water, and also providing employment.

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Mali + 1 other
Humanitarians at risk: Moctar and Nicodeme lost their lives in Mali

This post is part of our 'Humanitarians at risk' series, dedicated to World Humanitarian Day which will take place on 19 of August. The series features testimonies of humanitarians around the world who risk their lives daily, while saving those of others. World Humanitarian Day is our opportunity to recognise the personal sacrifice made by humanitarian professionals and pay tribute to those who were injured or killed while doing their job.

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La FAJ dénonce les menaces graves sur la sécurité des journalistes au Burkina Faso

Les autorités du Burkina Faso doivent immédiatement arrêter les menaces contre la sécurité des journalistes et sur leur lieu de travail, a déclaré la Fédération des Journalistes Africains (FAJ). Depuis quelque temps, les professionnels des médias au Burkina Faso font face à une série de menaces sur leur sécurité physique et de cambriolages de leur lieu de travail.

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World + 19 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 15-21, 2014

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Severe dryness persists in Latin America and Haiti, with flooding in Sudan and South Sudan

  1. Since early June, seasonal rainfall has been below average and infrequent across northeastern Nigeria, leading to growing moisture deficits. While there is a chance for some relief with increased rainfall forecast during the upcoming outlook period, abnormally dry ground conditions are expected to persist, which still may negatively impact developing crops later into the season.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 15 August 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Mali + 6 others
Report on Mali and the Sahel and the activities of the African Union mission for Mali and the Sahel, 11 Aug 2014

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African Union

PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL
449th MEETING
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
11 AUGUST 2014

PSC/PR/2.(CDXLIX)

I. INTRODUCTION

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World + 13 others
The African Union Strategy For The Sahel Region, 11 Aug 2014

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African Union

PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL
449th MEETING
11 AUGUST 2014
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

PSC/PR/3(CDXLIX)

INTRODUCTION

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Nigeria + 7 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 06 – 13 August 2014

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
27,000 NEW IDPs OUTSIDE BANGUI
Violent clashes in Ouham and Ouaka provinces has resulted in 20,000 new IDPs in Batangafo and 7,000 new IDPs in Bambari, and hindered humanitarian access to affected areas. As of 7 August, 512,700 IDPs were reported throughout CAR, of which 87,700 live in Bangui, a 3 per cent decrease since last week. The decline in Bangui is attributed to improved IDP counting techniques.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Le Burkina Faso se dirige-t-il vers une épreuve de force ?

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IRIN

OUAGADOUGOU, 12 août 2014 (IRIN) - Les élections au Burkina Faso n'auront pas lieu avant novembre 2015. Les tensions politiques ont cependant déjà commencé à se faire sentir depuis plusieurs mois, car le président Blaise Compaoré est soupçonné de vouloir renouveler son mandat, après 27 ans au pouvoir, en contestant le résultat des urnes.

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.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Burkina Faso - heading for a showdown?

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IRIN

OUAGADOUGOU, 11 August 2014 (IRIN) - Burkina Faso's next elections are not due until November 2015, but political tensions have risen in the past year owing to suspicions that President Blaise Compaoré is looking to prolong his 27-year rule by contesting the polls.

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.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief July 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2015

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 8 August 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Regional Office for West and Central Africa Bulletin - Central Emergency Response Fund, Second Quarter 2014 [EN/FR]

This report reviews funding allocated to West and Central African countries by the United Nations Central Emergency Fund. It covers the period from January to June 2014.

CERF ALLOCATES $48.7 MILLION FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE IN THE REGION DURING THE FIRST SEMESTER OF 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Nigeria + 16 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, August 7 – August 13, 2014

- Below-average rains observed across western Sahel during late July.

- Wetness continues in Eastern Africa.

1) Since early June, seasonal rainfall has been both suppressed and infrequent across northeastern Nigeria leading to a strengthening of moisture deficits. While there is a chance for some relief with increased rainfall forecast during the upcoming outlook period, anomalously dry ground conditions are expected to persist, which still may negatively impact developing crops later into the season.

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Senegal + 5 others
Which protection for children involved in mobility in West Africa, Our positions and recommendations

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Terre des hommes

West Africa: the added value of protective accompaniment for children

Terre des hommes (Tdh), concerned about the protection given to children on the move, organised a workshop on Wednesday, 16th July on the added value of protective accompaniment for children in situations of mobility. Two new publications have been launched by the Foundation on this subject , which contribute greatly in improving the support given to children on the move.

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Senegal + 5 others
Quelle protection pour les enfants concernés par la mobilité en Afrique de l’Ouest ? Nos positions et recommandations.

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Terre des hommes

Afrique de l’Ouest : la valeur ajoutée de l’accompagnement protecteur des enfants

Terre des hommes (Tdh), soucieuse de la protection des enfants en situation de mobilité, a organisé, le mercredi 16 juillet, un atelier sur la valeur ajoutée de l’accompagnement protecteur des enfants en situation de mobilité . A ce sujet, deux nouvelles publications ont été lancées par la Fondation. Ces dernières apportent une contribution importante à l’amélioration du soutien donné aux enfants en situation de mobilité.