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30 May 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Needs to be Fair, Followed by Trials of Pro-Ouattara Commanders

(Dakar, May 30, 2016) – The upcoming trial in Côte d’Ivoire of the former Ivorian first lady Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity could be a pivotal moment for justice, Human Rights Watch said today. However, for the trial to be meaningful to victims, it must be credible, fair, and followed by other trials that target high-level rights abusers from both sides of the 2010-2011 post-election crisis.

27 May 2016 description

Niger - Through its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), IOM has recorded a total of 60,970 migrants passing through the transit towns of Arlit and Séguédine in the Agadez region of Niger between February and April 2016. Of this total, 44,890 were recorded leaving Niger, while 16,080 were migrants entering the country. Niger is a transit country for West African migrants travelling to and from Algeria and Libya.

27 May 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 194,611 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through May 25. Fatalities – including some 100 still missing – IOM estimates at 1,475 through 26 May 2016.

Flavio Di Giacomo of IOM Rome notes that 37,363 migrants and refugees arrived on Italian shores through 25 May, including all rescued individuals brought ashore so far this week. That total will certainly climb today (27/5), as some 10,000 migrants and refugees have been rescued in the region since Monday, 23 May.

27 May 2016 description

194,611 arrivals by sea in 2016

1,375 dead/missing published 10:00 CET 27 May

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

27 May 2016 description

Reduced rainfall expected to alleviate flooding concerns in the Shabelle River basin

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite more favorable rainfall along the coast during the last week, low and poorly-distributed rainfall during April and May has led to moderate moisture deficits over Liberia, portions of eastern Guinea Conakry, Cote d’Ivoire, and western Ghana.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council

Letter dated 15 April 2016 from the Panel of Experts on Liberia established pursuant to resolution 1521 (2003) addressed to the President of the Security Council

The Panel of Experts on Liberia established pursuant to resolution 1521 (2003) has the honour to transmit herewith, in accordance with paragraph 3 (b) of Security Council resolution 2237 (2015), the final report on its work.

24 May 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

By the end of 2015, strong progress continued towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives. The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, with fewer cases in fewer areas of fewer countries than at any time in the past. The virus is now more geographically constrained than at any point in history. As the GPEI enters 2016, it is more important than ever to redouble efforts to eradicate poliovirus in every corner of the globe.

21 May 2016 description

Rainfall deficits continue to increase in the Gulf of Guinea region

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall since October 2015 has resulted in large moisture deficits, leading to wilted crops, livestock deaths, and reduced water availability over many areas of Southern Africa. With the season coming to an end, recovery is unlikely.

20 May 2016 description

(Paris, Banjul), La FIDH et ses 5 organisations présentes à Banjul se félicitent des résolutions adoptées par la Commission africaine des droits de l’Homme et des peuples (CADHP) lors de sa 58ème session ordinaire, en particulier sur la protection des défenseurs des droits humains.

20 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

ABIDJAN (Côte d’Ivoire), le 20 mai 2016 – D’importantes étapes ont été franchies par la Côte d’Ivoire depuis son adhésion au mouvement mondial Scaling-Up Nutrition en juin 2013. La validation du Plan Stratégique Multisectoriel de Nutrition ainsi que la décision récente en Conseil des Ministres de l’organisation d’une table ronde des Partenaires Techniques et financiers pour la mobilisation des ressources nécessaires au financement de ce plan reflètent l’engagement du Gouvernement pour la nutrition.

20 May 2016 description
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  • In Greece, during the week of 9 May, IOM led an escort mission for 20 unaccompanied children (seven from Pakistan, six from Afghanistan, five from Syria, one from Palestine, and one from Egypt) who were escorted from the First Reception Centre in Lesvos to a new accommodation facility in Mytilene.