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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

06 Jan 2017 description

Diminution des infestations acridiennes en Mauritanie et des résurgences en Érythrée

Grâce aux des opérations de lutte en cours, les infestations du Criquet pèlerin ont diminué en décembre dans les zones affectées par les récentes résurgences en Mauritanie, s’étendant au sud du Maroc, et en Érythrée. Néanmoins, une stricte vigilance devrait être maintenue car les conditions écologiques continuent à être favorables et une autre reproduction va probablement avoir lieu en janvier et en février.

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

29 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria does not have sufficient funds to continue food distribution in January 2016.

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires an additional USD 4.5 million to ensure food distribution to vulnerable Sahrawi refugees for the next six months.

  • Current 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.

Operational Updates

20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

14 Dec 2016 description

A 28-year-old woman, born and raised in the Dakhla refugee camp, is seeking to re-define her identity and create a better life for her and her family. With help from the Danish Refugee Council, she is now an entrepreneur with a festive idea.

Meryem is confident about the future success of her project in spite of her young age.

07 Dec 2016 description

Poursuite d’une résurgence en Mauritanie et développement de plus petites en Érythrée et au Yémen

02 Dec 2016 description

Desert Locust outbreak continues in **Mauritania** while smaller ones develop in **Eritrea** and **Yemen**

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

30 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires an additional USD 7 million to ensure food distribution to vulnerable Sahrawi refugees for the next six months.

  • Should adequate funding not be allocated, WFP will be forced to begin reducing its distributed rations.

  • Current PRRO 200301 will be extended by 3 months until 31 March 2017.

  • The Western Sahara refugee crisis ranks top among forgotten crises, according to the Echo Forgotten Crisis Assessment 2014.

Operational Updates

10 Nov 2016 description

ALGIERS/MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation from the Government of Spain to help provide the basic food needs of Western Sahara refugees living in Algeria.

The contribution, which totals 2 million euros, comes at a critical time and is a combined contribution from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development, together with the regions of Extremadura, Galicia, La Rioja and Madrid.

04 Nov 2016 description

Situation Générale en octobre 2016 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-décembre 2016

03 Nov 2016 description

General Situation during October 2016 Forecast until mid-December 2016

03 Nov 2016 description

Western Sahara settlement elusive 25 years after ceasefire as younger generation demands solution to dispute

  • Western Sahara settlement elusive 25 years after ceasefire

  • Younger generation demands solution to dispute

  • Earth wall divides territory controlled by Morocco, Polisario

  • Rival forces only 200 metres apart at one point

  • U.N. peacekeepers keep troops apart but diplomats struggle

03 Nov 2016 description
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2 novembre 2016 – Trois agences humanitaires des Nations Unies opérant en Algérie ont demandé mercredi aux bailleurs de fonds de continuer leur soutien aux réfugiés du Sahara occidental, en avertissant que le manque de fonds risque d'entraîner une réduction des rations alimentaires.

03 Nov 2016 description

CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
CONF161101
1 NOVEMBRE 2016

Les questions africaines seront à l’honneur pendant le mois de novembre au Conseil de sécurité, a annoncé, cet après-midi, le Représentant permanent du Sénégal auprès des Nations Unies, M. Fodé Seck, qui assurera la présidence mensuelle de l’organe chargé du maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales.

02 Nov 2016 description

Global Overview OCTOBER 2016