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24 Mar 2017 description
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COMMUNIQUÉ Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 668ème réunion tenue le 20 mars 2017, a adopté la décision qui suit sur la situation au Sahara occidental:
Le Conseil,

23 Mar 2017 description
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COMMUNIQUÉ

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 668th meeting held on 20 March 2017, adopted the following decision on the situation in Western Sahara:
Council,

18 Mar 2017 description

Situation Générale en février 2017

Prévision jusqu'à’mi-avril 2017

02 Mar 2017 description
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General Situation during February 2017 Forecast until mid-April 2017

28 Feb 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster Heavy rains and flooding affected south-west Algeria's normally arid Tindouf region on 23 October 2015. The heavy rains caused widespread damage to five camps sheltering 90,000 of the most vulnerable Sahrawi refugees. Approximately 35,000 people were affected.

Summary of response

26 Feb 2017 description

Rabat 02.26.2017

The Kingdom of Morocco took note with interest of the statement made on Saturday, 25 February 2017 by the United Nations Secretary-General’s spokesman over the tense situation in the Guergarate region in the Moroccan Sahara.

Morocco takes note of recommendations and assessments made by the United Nations Secretary General, which are in line with international law.

This statement comes following the phone conversation held by HM King Mohammed VI with Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General, on February 24.

26 Feb 2017 description

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the increased tensions in the vicinity of Guerguerat in the Buffer Strip in southern Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border. Armed elements of both Morocco and Frente Polisario remain in close proximity to each other, a position they have been in since August 2016, monitored during daylight hours by the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

22 Feb 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project traque les décès des migrants, y compris les réfugiés, qui parcourent des itinéraires de migration mixte dans le monde.

Cette carte montre les différentes routes de transit au Niger. #MissingMigrants

22 Feb 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world.

This map shows the different transit routes in Niger. #MissingMigrants.

17 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria requires dedicated funding to implement new innovative complementary activities that contribute to resilience and improve food security in the camps

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires USD 6.5 million to ensure food distribution to vulnerable Sahrawi refugees for the next six months (January-June 2017).

Operational Updates

10 Feb 2017 description

Heavy rainfall was widespread across much of southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

04 Feb 2017 description

Lighter, but well distributed rains received across much of southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

03 Feb 2017 description

Situation Générale en janvier 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mars 2017

02 Feb 2017 description

General Situation during January 2017 Forecast until mid-March 2017

01 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires an additional USD 5.6 million to ensure food distribution to vulnerable Sahrawi refugees for the next six months.

  • Due to funding shortfalls in 2016, WFP Algeria does not have sufficient funds to continue food distribution in January 2017.

  • PRRO 200301 will be extended by three months until 31 March 2017.

  • The Western Sahara refugee crisis ranks top among forgotten crises, according to the ECHO Forgotten Crisis Assessment 2015.

19 Jan 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall over the past several weeks has sustained moisture deficits and resulted in degraded ground conditions across many parts of Uganda, Kenya, bimodal and unimodal areas of Tanzania, northern Malawi, and northern Mozambique.

12 Jan 2017 description

Heavy rainfall is expected to provide relief for southeastern Africa, but will increase the risk of flooding

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

11 Jan 2017 description

In the remote desert of southwest Algeria, a young Sahrawi refugee is filling discarded bottles with sand to build shelters that better withstand the harsh climate.

By: Russell Fraser

TINDOUF, Algeria - With a master’s degree in energy efficiency, Sahrawi refugee Tateh Lehbib Breica had originally planned to build an energy efficient home in the desert, using discarded bottles for a roof garden

03 Jan 2017 description
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General Situation during December 2016 Forecast until mid-February 2017