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