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26 May 2017 description

Making WHO fit for purpose in the 21st century

Over the past decade, extraordinary progress has been made in transforming the World Health Organization (WHO), bringing it into the 21st century and positioning it not only as the world’s public health agency, but as forward-looking and fit-for-purpose.

26 May 2017 description


The “shield and sword” concept, a common language for a proactive, cross-border and multi-disciplinary strategy to prevent the spread of cholera

An evidence-based and multi-sectorial approach targeting high-risk populations, locales, periods and practices

Intervention at a national, cross-border and regional level both before and during outbreaks as well as over the long-term

Building bridges between emergency response and development programs

26 May 2017 description

Le contexte de déplacement au Mali reste complexe et fluide. Des mouvements de personnes déplacées résidant actuellement dans les régions du sud vers les régions du nord continuent d'être signalés. Alors que certains ont indiqué être retournés définitivement, d'autres déplacés expliquent faire des allers-retours entre le lieu de déplacement et le lieu d'origine.

26 May 2017 description

60,521 arrivals by sea in 2017 1,530 dead/missing published 09:00 CET 26 May 363,401 arrivals in 2016

26 May 2017 description

Drought-like conditions continue across Kenya, Somalia, and southern Ethiopia

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February has resulted in moisture deficits throughout many parts of southern South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia,
    Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

  2. Several consecutive weeks of below-average rainfall has led to early season moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions in parts of Ghana.

25 May 2017 description


  • Performance monitoring visits were conducted in collaboration with the Directorate of School Canteens in 30 schools in Kérouané, Dinguiraye, Mandiana and Siguiri. These visits form an integral part of WFP’s efforts to ensure the smooth implementation of the school meals programme and the areas examined during the monitoring help to showcase areas for improvement.

Operational Updates

25 May 2017 description

Inter-Ministerial delegation headed by the Minister of MINARS visited Dundo area to strengthen the coordinated response from the government and the UN agencies.

UNHCR distributed food and relief items for approximately 2,500 asylum-seekers hosted in Mussungue reception centre.

The Angolan authorities will open a new site in Lovua Municipality. Preparations are underway to establish necessary structures and services for asylum-seekers.


23 May 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world. This infographic focuses on arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region and also provides a global view. #MissingMigrants

22 May 2017 description

by Liska Wittenberg

Every summer since 2014 has seen an increase in the number of refugees and migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Italy and Malta. This increase in migration is having a wide-ranging impact on countries of origin, transit, and destination, creating new and complex challenges for governments, humanitarian agencies, the European Union, and the international community at large.

22 May 2017 description


  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.

22 May 2017 description


This report presents the case for improving the condition of the wetlands of the Sahel as part of a strategy to address human migration and its links to the degradation of land and water resources, poverty, conflict and climate change. We offer an analysis of the key trends and issues and their relevance to existing policy goals.

Wetlands and livelihoods in the Sahel

19 May 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 54,715 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 17 May, with nearly 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 189,950 arrivals across the region through 17 May 2016

IOM Rome reported that, through 17 May this year, 45,754 migrants or refugees have landed in Italy, and over 8,500 – or nearly one fifth of this year’s total – have arrived over the past two weeks. (See chart below.)

19 May 2017 description

54,715 arrivals by sea in 2017
1,332 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 19 May
363,401 arrivals in 2016

17 May 2017 description

Finding Solutions

Voluntary repatriation is the most viable durable solution among Ivorian refugees. UNHCR also pursues local integration and resettlement, the latter as a protection tool based on needs.

17 May 2017 description


Décembre 2016

Convoi - Décembre 2016


93 personnes sont rentrées du Mali le 21 et le 29 Décembre 2016. Les rapatriés ont reçus l’assistance nécessaire en matière de viatiques et soins médicaux. Environ 948 réfugiés ivoiriens sont encore présents sur le sol malien au 31 Décembre 2016.


17 May 2017 description


Octobre 2016

1. Suspension des convois de rapatriement

17 May 2017 description


1. Reprise des convois de rapatriement

A – Convois en provenance du Ghana

  • Augmentation progressive des intentions de retour au niveau des refugiés vivants au Ghana. 7 personnes sont retournées dans leurs localités respectives.

  • 23 Novembre 2016 : arrivée d’une famille de 3 personnes accueillie au niveau d’Agnibilékro ville frontalière du Ghana.

16 May 2017 description

Mostly normal start of season with average or better, well distributed rainfall


  • The onset of the long season (March to July) rains occurred in early March in the bi-modal zone and gradually expanded northward following the ITF migration to reach the Sudanian-Guinean zone in April and southern Sahelian zone in late April-early May.