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World + 44 others
Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 july

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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World + 5 others
Security Council: Ban urged to streamline cooperation with African Union

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UN News Service

28 July 2014 – With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it could be done better in future transitions.

The request was made during the Council’s open debate on regional partnership and its evolution in UN peacekeeping, which focused on the Organization’s relevant cooperation with African regional groups, as well as with entities under the auspices of the European Union (EU).

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World + 14 others
UNMAS Annual Report 2013

In 2013 UNMAS made the world safer. Whether it was through spearheading humanitarian mine action in Afghanistan and Mali, assisting United Nations deployment in the Central African Republic, completing the landmine survey of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attaining agreements to demine in the West Bank or building secure weapons storage facilities in Libya, the lead United Nations entity on explosives hazards saved lives.

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Guinea + 12 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - July 22, 2014

Above-average and well distributed rainfall in Bi-modal and Guinean-Sudanian zones

Key Messages

  • June rainfall was mostly above average and well distributed in time in the Bi-modal and the Guinean-Sudanian Zones, ensuring good maturation of first season crops.

  • Delays in pasture regeneration is to be expected in northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania, as well as the Lake Chad region due to a combination of significant rainfall deficits recorded in June and unfavorable medium term forecast.

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ONUCI/Côte d'Ivoire : convergence de vues sur la consolidation de la paix

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La coopération entre la Côte d'Ivoire et le système des Nations Unies se porte bien. C'est ce qu'estime le Ministre ivoirien du plan et du développement qui a rencontré ces dernières heures à Abidjan Aïchatou Mindaoudou, la Représentante spéciale des Nations Unies en Côte d'Ivoire et Cheffe de l'Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d'Ivoire (ONUCI).

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Les populations de Kahen-Zarabaon sensibilisées au maintien de la cohésion sociale et au respect des droits de l’Homme

Les populations de Kahen-Zarabaon, dans le département de Bangolo, localité située à 547 km au nord-ouest d’Abidjan, ont pris part, le mardi 22 juillet 2014, à une séance de sensibilisation sur le maintien de la cohésion sociale et le respect des droits humains animée par l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire.

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Barbara Hendricks se félicite des efforts de la Côte d'Ivoire pour éliminer l'apatridie

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, 22 juillet (HCR) – L'Ambassadrice Honoraire de bonne volonté à vie auprès du HCR Barbara Hendricks a récemment rencontré des apatrides en Côte d'Ivoire, où elle a pu constater les efforts des autorités pour résoudre un problème affectant des centaines de milliers de personnes à travers tout le pays.

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La Représentante spéciale prend part à la cérémonie de ’’mise en mission officielle’’ du Comité d’experts nationaux de lutte contre les violences sexuelles liées au conflit

La Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour la Côte d’Ivoire et Chef de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI), Madame Aïchatou Mindaoudou, a pris part, lundi 21 juillet 2014, à la cérémonie de mise en mission du Comité d’experts nationaux dans la lutte contre les violences sexuelles liées au conflit.

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Nigeria + 5 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (17 - 22 July 2014)

Affected persons are sheltering in schools, churches and in host communities. Malaria, diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases were reported at refuge centres.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Sudan + 13 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook July 24 – July 30, 2014

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  • A large area of enhanced rainfall may trigger localized flooding across parts of eastern Sudan.
  • Consistently poor rainfall has led to deteriorating ground conditions across northeastern Nigeria and western Chad.

1) The potential for significantly heavy rainfall remains forecast over the River Nile and Kassala provinces of eastern Sudan, which may trigger localized flooding and elevated river levels along the Nile River basin during the next seven days.

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Hendricks commends efforts to end statelessness in Côte d'Ivoire

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, July 22 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency's Honorary Lifetime Goodwill Ambassador Barbara Hendricks recently met with stateless people in Côte d'Ivoire, where she saw first-hand how government efforts are helping to resolve a problem affecting hundreds of thousands of people countrywide.**

Hendricks visited the West African country, which has one of the biggest stateless populations on the continent, last month to raise awareness in the lead-up to the mid-September global launch of UNHCR's 10-year campaign to end statelessness.

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World + 15 others
La Cooperación Española llevará a cabo un proyecto europeo en favor de la seguridad alimentaria en África Occidental

​​El Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación y el Representante de la UE en Togo, el Embajador Nicolás Berlanga Martínez, firmaron ayer la Convención de Delegación por la que España participará en el proyecto de la Unión Europea (UE) de Apoyo a la Reserva Regional de Seguridad Alimentaria de la Comunidad Económica de Estados de África Occidental (CEDEAO). La firma se realizó en presencia del Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Togo, Robert Dussey, de viaje oficial en España.

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World + 29 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary July 18-24, 2014

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Above-average rain during the past 30 days has saturated ground conditions and caused localized flooding in parts of South Sudan and southern Sudan. Above-average rains forecast during the next week are expected to increase the risk of localized flash flooding
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Les populations de Banguehi sensibilisées à la cohésion sociale et au respect des droits de l’Homme

L’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) a procédé, mercredi 16 juillet 2014, à la sensibilisation des populations de Banguehi (localité située à 537 au nord-ouest d’Abidjan) sur la cohésion sociale et le respect des droits humains. Elle a mené cette action en compagnie de ses partenaires de l’ONG Bonne Action et du ministère ivoirien de l’Agriculture.

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Centrafricaine: Aperçu Transfrontalier de la crise (10 Juillet 2014)

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Les événements de décembre 2013 en République Centrafricaine, théâtre d’une hausse sans précédent de la violence et du chaos ont provoqué le déplacement de plus de 1 million de personnes en internes et plus 380 000 autres ont traversé les frontières.
Plus de 187 251 individus immigrants ont été évacués vers leurs pays (Tchad, Cameroun, Congo, RDC,
Nigeria, Cote d’ivoire, etc...). La fermeture de la frontière Tchad/RCA depuis 9 mai 2014 a eu un impact considérable sur les échanges entre les deux pays.

Transhumance

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Central African Republic: Cross-border crisis Snapshot (as of 10 July 2014)

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The events of December 2013 in the Central African Republic (CAR) has seen of an unprecedented rise of violence and chaos, and has led to the internal displacement of over 1 million people. More than 380,000 people have crossed the borders to neighboring countries and more than 187,251 people have been evacuated to their countries of origin (Chad, Cameroon, Congo, DRC, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, etc.). The closing of the Chad/CAR border has had a considerable impact on the exchanges between the two countries

Transhumance

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Les femmes de Nanbolokaha réclament la scolarisation des filles et l’aide à l’autonomie financière

Les femmes de Nanbolokaha souhaitent une scolarisation plus accrue des jeunes filles, une aide de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) et des partenaires au développement pour les activités génératrices de revenus qui leur permettront d’avoir une autonomie financière et un renforcement de la sensibilisation sur les violences basées sur le genre : ce sont là quelques-unes des recommandations issues d’une séance d’information et d’échanges, initiée par la Mission onusienne, en partenariat avec l’ONG Grenier International.

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South Sudan + 14 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook July 17 – July 23, 2014

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  • Below-average rains were observed across much of West Africa during the past week.
  • Locally heavy rains continued across saturated areas in South Sudan and southern Sudan.

1) Above-average rain during the past thirty-days has resulted in saturated grounds and localized flooding in parts of South Sudan and southern Sudan. With above-average rain forecast during the next week, the risk for localized flash flooding is elevated.

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Liberia + 6 others
Ebola: Sub-regional Snapshot - Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Bissau (14 July 2014)

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

Over the past month, the number of Ebola cases in the region has significantly increased. UNICEF's efforts through partners to control the epidemic have increased but the challenges remain substantial. The need to halt the spread of the disease by combating rumors, fears and misconceptions about the Ebola virus through interpersonal communication strategies is becoming more and more critical to the overall response.

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Côte d'Ivoire + 1 other
Ivorian refugees stopped from returning home over Ebola fears

ABIDJAN, July 14, 2014 (AFP) - Around 400 Ivorian refugees who fled to Liberia during their country's 2010-2011 post-election violence have been prevented from returning home due to fears over the spread of the Ebola virus, a UN official said Monday.

A convoy of returning refugees was turned away as they tried to cross the border on Friday, UN refugee agency official Mohamed Toure said, calling the decision by the Ivory Coast "unacceptable".

"This is a violation of domestic and international law," said Toure, the UNHCR's representative in Ivory Coast.

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