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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.

01 Dec 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean
349,653
arrivals by sea in 2016*
4,699
dead/missing in 2016

Trends of Sea Arrivals

01 Dec 2016 description

Les plus graves niveaux d’insécurité alimentaire persisteront dans le nord-est du Nigeria

MESSAGES CLÉS

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

159,427 Sea arrivals Jan-Oct 2016
140,987 Sea arrivals Jan-Oct 2015

01 Dec 2016 description

Between 1 January and 31 October 2016, 24,902 children arrived to Italy by sea: 91% of children arrived unaccompanied (22,772). UASC account for some 14% of all sea arrivals in the above period, an increase of around 110% compared to the same period of 2015.

30 Nov 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean

347,709 arrivals by sea in 2016*

4,690 dead/missing in 2016*

Trends of Sea Arrivals

30 Nov 2016 description

Summary – Third Issue

Editorial

Serge Breysse Jean-Baptiste Richardier: Forced migrations: a necessary humaneness

Perspectives

Antonio Donini: World Humanitarian summit: a lost opportunity?

Marc Poncin: Engaging with National authorities: Médecins sans Frontières’s experience in Guinea during the Ebola epidemic

Focus : Forced migration : A global challenge

Angelique Muller Michael Neuman:MSF in Grande-Synthe: lessons from an unlikely coalition of actors

30 Nov 2016 description
  • 348,664 arrivals by sea in 2016

  • 4,690 dead/missing

  • published 09:00 CET 29 November

  • 1,011,712 arrivals in 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.

29 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • The number of school children in schools supported by WFP has increased by six percent in October while the funding available is lower compared to last year. A further increase in the number of school children is expected by the end of December 2016.

  • Partnership with the Peace Corps Volunteers programme is helping to improve the quality of interventions especially in the monitoring of the activities.

Operational Updates

28 Nov 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean

347,709 arrivals by sea in 2016*

4,690 dead/missing in 2016*

Trends of Sea Arrivals

28 Nov 2016 description
report UN Security Council

CS/12598

CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
7818E SÉANCE – MATIN

Sous la présidence du Ministre des affaires étrangères du Sénégal, et en présence du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, le Conseil de sécurité a organisé aujourd’hui un débat public, dans la suite de celui du 26 avril dernier, sur le thème « Eau et paix et sécurité », alors que l’amenuisement des ressources hydriques exacerbe les tensions à l’heure du changement climatique et de l’expansion démographique. Les spécialistes préviennent que l’accès inégal à l’eau sera la principale cause des conflits de demain.

27 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Above-average 2016 cereal harvest expected

  • Cereal import requirements in 2016 estimated at around same level as in 2015

  • Number of food insecure people estimated at about 84 085

Overall prospects favourable for 2016 cereal production

Harvesting of coarse grains is almost completed, while harvesting operations for rice, the most important crop produced in the country, will continue until January 2017.

27 Nov 2016 description

345,676 arrivals by sea in 2016
4,663 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 25 November
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

25 Nov 2016 description

Esther is one of 1268 survivors of Ebola in Guinea. But surviving the disease is only half the battle.

“My husband was respected by everyone. He never thought that he was going to die.”

Esther’s husband was a family doctor in Guinea. He died after contracting Ebola from a patient he bravely served. His wife and three young children survive him.

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 Security Council

SC/12598

SECURITY COUNCIL
7818TH MEETING (AM)

Speakers Highlight Effective Initiatives in Some Regions, Low Capacity in Others

Management of the world’s precious water resources must be promoted as a means to foster cooperation rather than conflict, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council today, as he opened a day-long open debate on water, peace and security.

23 Nov 2016 description
report Voice of America

SALT LAKE CITY — The Ebola epidemic that swept through Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone during 2014 and the first half of 2015 was by far the worst outbreak of the disease ever, killing thousands of people. Countries with already poor health care systems struggled to contain the early stages of the outbreak, and one of the worst problems they faced was the lack of any quick, reliable way to identify patients infected with the virus.