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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.

22 Dec 2016 description

1. Summary

In November 2015, more than 1,000 Cuban nationals were reported to be camped out at the Paso Canoas border crossing with Panama. In view of requirements for entering the country and the fact that these migrants did not meet them, a significant amount of people began to congregate in this border community, taking to living in the streets while they waited for a solution to their immigration status. The Costa Rican government issued permits allowing migrants to enter the country and continue on their way to the United States.

14 Dec 2016 description

Ce document donne la paroles aux bénéficaires.

Contenu :

  • projet générateur de revenus : une savonnerie artisanale
  • aide à la reconstruction de populations de retour dans leur village d'origine
  • appareillage de victimes de mines de Casamance, au centre orthopédique de Bissau
  • hommage à une collaboratrice décédée suite à un incident de mines en Casamance
21 Nov 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• US$120.7 million funding gap still exists for activities under the 2016 HRP.

• More than 89,000 people benefited from life-saving medicines and medical supplies provide by WHO across Libya.

• 6,770 MT of food for more than 113,000 people distributed in October but funding gaps remain.

• 304 migrants voluntarily repatriated in October to Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya and Gambia.

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.

14 Nov 2016 description

RAPPORT DE SUIVI PERIODIQUE

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

13 Oct 2016 description

Chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.

13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Foreword

As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

03 Oct 2016 description
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KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

  • Endemic of food insecurity due to crop failure/ poor harvest, rising food prices and loss of livelihoods as a result of frequent natural disasters (droughts, floods).

  • Lack of integrated early warning systems to facilitate early response and assist affected populations to cope better with shocks.

  • Poor sanitation and access to clean water are main causes of waterborne diseases. Prevalence of epidemics, lack of access to adequate health services and poor health service delivery.

26 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Greece: IOM has completed the installation of communication containers in six sites/ camps where IOM has permanent presence (three in Attica and three in Northern Greece).
24 Sep 2016 description

12,582 migrants have been rescued in 2016 to date, as reported by the Libyan Coast Guard (LCG)

Regional Migrant Figures Update

In 2016 (as of 21 September) 130,567 arrivals were recorded by sea to Italy through the Central Mediterranean route, whereby 5,997 migrants were recorded between 11 and 18 September, an 87% increase from the week before when 3,209 were reported. The main countries of origin are Nigeria, Eritrea and Gambia.

21 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

2,776
children affected out of
4,633
affected people
(NDMA, Sept 2016)

UNICEF Appeal 2016*

$2,146,400. The Gambia’s is a part of the 2016 Sahel Chapter.

Flood Response needs $275,000.

Allocation for 2016 was $343,174.29 in total, of which a balance of $149,000 remains.

Highlights