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18 Jul 2017 description
  • In 2016, 7 million of affected people were reached by the WASH sector among more than 10 million in needs in West and Central Africa (24 countries):

    o In DRC, 2.5 million persons in cholera-prone zones benefiting from preventive as well as WASH cholera-response packages;

    o In CAR, 0.9 million of affected people were provided with access to improved sources of water and 0.3 million with sanitations facilities.

    o In the Sahel region (9 countries):

16 Jul 2017 description

Trends and key figures

Since 01 January 2017 until 30 June 2017, 102,847 refugees and migrants have arrived in the Mediterranean (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). Arrivals by sea in this period comprised of 17 per cent children, 12 per cent women and 71 per cent men.

10 Jul 2017 description

SITUATION UPDATE

• June continues to see a large number of rescue missions as favorable sea and weather conditions contributed to an increase in migrant boats off Libya. A total of 2,483 migrants were rescued in Libyan waters in June, the majority off Azzawya. Clashes between the Libyan Coast Guard and migrant smugglers were reported on the 11 June, which led to the death of one migrant and the injury of two others. During the reporting period, the remains of 107 men, women and children were discovered along the Libyan coastline.

15 Jun 2017 description

Trends and key figures

Since 01 January 2017 until May 2017, 70,877 people have arrived via the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Arrivals to the Mediterranean Sea in this period comprised of 16.5 per cent children, 11 per cent women and 72.5 per cent men.

As of 31 May 2017, 7,274 refugees and migrants reached Greek shores, compared to 156,823 arriving in the same period last year (a 95 per cent decrease). Persons mainly originate from the Syrian Arab Republic (46.6 per cent) and Iraq (12.8 per cent).

25 Apr 2017 description
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WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs

The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.

It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.  

13 Apr 2017 description

Le PMR est un rapport produit en collaboration avec les secteurs / clusters pays et régionaux1. Il présente les progrès réalisés au travers d’une analyse qualitative et quantitative des indicateurs de résultat du Sahel.

Le contexte

En 2014, une stratégie de réponse humanitaire triennale pour le Sahel a été mise en place afin de répondre aux besoins des populations les plus vulnérables dans 9 pays (Burkina Faso,
Cameroun, Gambie, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger, Nigeria, Sénégal et Tchad).

07 Apr 2017 description

In this issue

LCB crisis: action urged to avert famine P.1

Huge needs amid fresh clashes in CAR P.3

Gambia’s post-poll crisis response P.4

Shaping up the New Way of Working P.6

Regional epidemics highlights P.7

Regional funding update P.8

HIGHLIGHTS

  • International action urged to ward off looming famine in north-east Nigeria.

03 Apr 2017 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean 28,378 arrivals by sea in 2017
905 dead/missing in 2017

Trends of Arrivals in the Mediterranean

From 20 to 26 March, 414 persons arrived by sea to Greece. Chios recorded the majority of sea arrivals (224), followed by Lesvos (72) and Leros (72). A total of 3,783 persons reached the Greek shores from 01 January until 26 March 2017.

30 Mar 2017 description
  • Acción contra el Hambre y la Comisión Europea lanzan, con el apoyo de Radio 3, una campaña para hacer oír el sonido del hambre, que aterra cada año a cinco millones de niños en el Sahel, y que en 2017 podría alcanzar los agudos de la hambruna en cuatro países del mundo.

El rechinar de una puerta que se abre poco a poco. Sirenas de ambulancia en la calle. Voces en el pasillo. Un trueno. Hay sonidos que asustan a los niños.

01 Feb 2017 description

In this issue

US$2.66 billion required for the Sahel P.1

Lake Chad Basin: 11 million need assistance P.3

Unrest, funding shortfalls impede CAR response P.4

Regional update on epidemics P.5

Regional humanitarian news P.7

Sahel funding update P.8

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian partners require US$2.66 billion to assist 15 million in the Sahel in 2017.

26 Jan 2017 description

26 January 2017

South Africa ranks highest in the first Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index– Africa (HANCI-Africa) launched today. Produced by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) with African Union’s New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).

26 Jan 2017 description

Date of launch: 20 January, 2017

Number of people affected: 50,000

Number of people to be assisted: 10,000 people (with NFI distribution to 1,150 families/5,750 people, hygiene promotion to 3,600 families/10,000 people in addition to those reached through the health facilities and distribution of awareness materials)

SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster

23 Jan 2017 description
  • The political crisis in the Gambia has been resolved peacefully, with former president Yahya Jammeh leaving the country on Saturday.

  • Gambians who left during the crisis are reportedly returning from Senegal through different borders. Water is provided by the Red Cross at transit points. Other aid organizations are also mobilizing limited support.

20 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF and partners working with Senegalese authorities on emergency plans to support displaced children in host communities

DAKAR, 19 January 2017 - As the Gambia faces an uncertain political transition, the situation raises concerns for the nearly 26,000 people – half of them children – who have left the country to neighbouring Senegal. The threat of unrest has also left thousands of children in the Gambia without access to education following the closure of schools in parts of the country.

17 Jan 2017 description

Weekly picks

NIGERIA

Four people killed, 15 wounded in a suicide attack by a teenage girl suspected to be linked to Boko Haram at a university mosque in Borno State on 16 January. Police earlier shot a 12yo girl trying to enter the university. The IED strapped to her body exploded, killing her instantly. These incidents come two days after suicide bombers killed at least six people and injured 14 in a crowded market in the northeastern town of Madagali.