The Regional Director is pleased to present this report on the work of WHO in the African Region for the period October 2015 to June 2016. The report outlines the significant achievements made under the six categories in the 12th General Programme of Work in supporting Member States in the African Region in health development. It reflects contributions from WHO country offices and the Regional Office, including the three Intercountry Support Teams.
UN human rights report urges comprehensive reform of healthcare system in Guinea-Bissau
The Report was discussed and analyzed today at the Government Palace in Bissau in a meeting on international recommendations on human rights made to Guinea-Bissau.
FAO-WFP report is an invaluable tool for the UN Security Council, says its President
FAO Director-General introduces report on food insecurity in conflict-affected countries
9 June 2017, New York - In a meeting with the United Nations Security Council President, Ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz of Bolivia, FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva has introduced an updated version of a joint FAO and World Food Programme (WFP) report on the monitoring of food insecurity in conflict-affected crisis.
Situation Generale en mai 2017
Prevision jusqu'a'mi-juillet 2017
5 juin 2017 – Au 51e sommet de la Communauté économique des Etats d'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO) qui s'est tenu dimanche à Monrovia, au Libéria, le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général pour la région, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, a appelé les Etats membres de l'organisation régionale à rester mobilisés sur les questions de paix et de sécurité, sans négliger le développement et les droits de l'homme.
Your Excellency Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, and Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government;
Excellencies, Heads of State and Government; Honorable Ministers;
Excellency Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
The Prime Minister of Israel, H. E. Benjamin Netanyahu;
Your Excellency Mr. Marcel de Souza, President of the ECOWAS Commission;
Excellency Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the European Union Commission and EU High Representative
by Ryan Cummings
Guinea-Bissau President José Mário Vaz issued a bullish challenge to opponents on May 19, to convene a sitting of parliament if they believe his government lacked the majority to effect legislation in the historically unstable West African state. The last such sitting came almost 12 months ago, with the hiatus owing to Vaz’s controversial decision to sack former Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira, citing the ineffectiveness of his government.
More than a quarter of people in Sierra Leone - at least two million - suffer from malaria, which accounts for a fifth of the country's child deaths
DAKAR, June 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of insecticide-treated bed nets are being delivered to protect people from malaria in the West African nations of Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone, where the mosquito-borne disease is one of the biggest killers, aid agencies said on Thursday.
Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes quinquennales, qui indiquent les tendances saisonnières, et aux prix de l'année précédente.
Entre le 31 mai et le 4 juin, plus de 5 000 agents de santé communautaires et bénévoles distribueront des moustiquaires imprégnées à plus de 2 millions de personnes dans les 1.500 points de distribution dans tout le pays dans la lutte contre le paludisme.
Between 31 May and June 4th, more than 5,000 community health workers and volunteers will distribute impregnated mosquito nets to over 2 million people at 1,500 distribution points throughout the country in the fight against malaria.
UNESCO (Dakar, Headquarters and IICBA), the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Centre for International Understanding (APCEIU) and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), represented by its Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la formation (IFEF), organized a capacity-building workshop on prevention of violent extremism through education (PVE-E) in West Africa and the Sahel. This event took place in Dakar, Senegal, from 9 to 11 May 2017.
In April, WFP assisted 195,507 people through nutrition activities and school meals programme.
The country office is facing a complete lack of funding for food assistance for assets interventions.
The statistics on asylum applications from citizens of sub-Saharan African countries, which were decided in first instance in 2016, show that migration flows from Sub-Saharan Africa to the EU are mixed: approximately 30% of applicants have received an international protection status.
Since February 2016, IOM Niger has been carrying out flow monitoring of migrants at two points in Niger in the region of Agadez. This flow monitoring does not replace border monitoring nor does it claim to observe all migratory flows in the Agadez region.
Flow monitoring points (FMPs) are active in Séguédine and Arlit, two towns in the Agadez region. Flow monitoring points are placed at known migrant transit points along the Niger migratory route. The data collected provides a snapshot of migrant movements through the region.