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09 Dec 2016 description

Accra-09 December 2016-The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, congratulates the people of Ghana for the peaceful, orderly and successful Presidential and Parliamentary elections of Wednesday 7 December 2016.

09 Dec 2016 description

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohammed Ibn Chambas, visited the Women Situation Room (WSR)-Ghana, on the E-day, 07 December 2016.

The WSR is a women-led-peace building mechanism that embrace the youth to mitigate conflicts before, during and after elections. Mohamed Ibn Chambas had two meetings with national and international eminent women and with the youth of ECOWAS.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Alerte au Cameroun: Les 27 cas rapportés ont été recensés en provenance de la prison de Kribi. Les pré-lèvements sont revenus néga&fs. Toutefois, les autorités remontent qu’il y a eu un problème de délai d'acheminement (4 jours) et du milieu de transport (pas de carry blair). Aucun conclusion ne peut être donné sur la confirma&on ou non de ces cas.

08 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants :

  • Les 27 cas rapportés ont été recensés en provenance de la prison de Kribi. Les prélèvements sont revenus négatifs. Toutefois, les autorités remontent qu’il y a eu un problème de délai d'acheminement (4 jours) et du milieu de transport (pas de cary blair). Aucun conclusion ne peut être donné sur la confirmation ou non de ces cas.

08 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Alert in Cameroun: 27 suspected cases notified from the Prison of Kribi. Samples were tested negative although issues in sampling were registered (lack of Cary-Blair and delays in transport – 4 days). No definitive conclusion can then be drawn upon these analyses.

Congo Basin: Significant incidence notified from Kongo Central (Gombe Matadi), and from the provinces of Taganyika (Kabalo, Kalemie, Nyemba), South Kivu (Fizi, Kimbi Lilenge) and Haut Katanga (Kilwa).

08 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Alerte au Cameroun : Les 27 cas rapportés ont été recensés en provenance de la prison de Kribi. Les prélèvements sont revenus négatifs. Toutefois, les autorités remontent qu’il y a eu un problème de délai d'acheminement (4 jours) et du milieu de transport (pas de carry blair). Aucun conclusion ne peut être donné sur la confirmation ou non de ces cas.

08 Dec 2016 description

Key Messages

  • Aggregate regional cereal production is expected to be above average in 2016/17, contributing to generally stable supply and prices. Regional maize and rice production reached record high levels.

  • Areas experiencing below average production include import-dependent Gambia, Liberia, and Mauritania. While national-level production in Nigeria is expected to reach record-high levels, production in conflict affected Northeastern Nigeria (Borno States) is expected to be well below average, but slightly above 2015/16 levels.

04 Dec 2016 description

International Development Secretary announces new focus on disability on International Day for People with Disabilities

The UK will lead a step-change in the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty by pushing disability up the global development agenda, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced.

To mark International Day for People with Disabilities (3 December) Ms Patel is calling on partners to do more to prioritise reaching the poorest and most excluded by ensuring people with disabilities are not being left behind.

01 Dec 2016 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

01 Dec 2016 description

Although challenges remain, ECOWAS has done well to implement the AU’s Peace and Security roadmap.

BY AMANDA LUCEY

29 Nov 2016 description
report Germanwatch

Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2015 and 1996 to 2015

29 Nov 2016 description
infographic UN Population Fund

This infographic snapshot provides an overview of national level data for more than 150 indicators covering the full scope of HIV and SRHR linkages including: key connections; enabling environment (policy and legal); health systems; integrated service delivery; a focus on adolescents and youth; and a focus on key populations.

25 Nov 2016 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 18 November 2016, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 12,891 people in different locations along the Libyan coast, mainly Az Zawiyah, Tripoli and Tajurah. Since January 2016, Libyan local authorities have recovered more than 1,000 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean.

23 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

In 2015, 884,000 babies were born in Ghana, or around 2,400 every day.

Among young women (aged 20-24), 17 percent gave birth by age 18.

Approximately 69 babies will die each day before reaching their first month3; 55 stillbirths occur every day.

Neonatal mortality rate:

Ghana’s neonatal mortality rate (NMR)^ is 28 deaths per 1,000 live births.

NMR≠ in rural areas is 29 deaths per 1,000 live births and 33 deaths per 1,000 live births in urban areas for an urban-to-rural NMR ratio of 1.1.

22 Nov 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 345,440 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 20 November, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 171,264 people have arrived in Greece and 168,542 in Italy during 2016. The total is well below the number of arrivals at this point in 2015, by which time some 883,393 migrants and refugees had made the journey.

21 Nov 2016 description

The quest of the last 15 years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) taught us that Global Goals can motivate and help sustain leaps in human progress. It also taught us that the specifics matter. In some places, the MDGs became a widely-recognized, consistent and important driver of local progress; in others, the role and impact of the MDGs was more ambiguous. A lot depended on way the MDGs were implemented: if local change agents made them meaningful locally; if local leaders drew on their legitimacy and visibility; if they were employed to solve real-life problems etc.

20 Nov 2016 description

Situation des cultures et prévisions des rendements des prinicpales céréales pluviales en Afrique de l’Ouest

Situation pluviométrique