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31 Aug 2016 description

Liberia: Improving living conditions for detainees

The ICRC continued to help Liberian authorities respond to humanitarian needs while strengthening the capacities of different national institutions.

In 2016, we visited detainees, distributed non-food items and provided clinics with essential drugs. Our teams also provided financial support to the families affected by Ebola and promoted international humanitarian law and humanitarian principles.

Highlights of our work in Liberia between January and August 2016

31 Aug 2016 description

“The UN Constitutional” team is pleased to present the fifth issue of its newsletter featuring articles by constitutional experts, reports from the field, and a digest of recent constitutions-related publications. In this edition, we interviewed the former Nepali Constituent Assembly chair on his role in this unique process. We also explore the importance of ‘context’ in constitutional assistance efforts, and consider the links between the SDGs and gender equality provisions in constitutions.

30 Aug 2016 description

Older men more likely to have a positive semen test

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30 Aug 2016 description

Liberia’s prolonged civil war caused a near-total collapse of the country’s education sector. Since then, groups have led efforts to teach literacy skills to adults as well as to children to help put the sector back on track. One of these efforts serves women farmers who are motivated to become literate because they see the abilities to read and to write as tools that they can use to improve their businesses and enhance their livelihoods.

30 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • UNHRD continues to dispatch operational equipment for its Partners, most recently supporting WFP by sending ICT equipment to Freetown in Sierra Leone.

  • During the worst of the crisis, UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquarters.

29 Aug 2016 description

Résumé

Le présent rapport est soumis en application de la résolution 70/292 de l’Assemblée générale et fait le point sur les progrès réalisés dans la mise en oeuvre des recommandations figurant dans le rapport du Secrétaire général sur les causes des conflits et la promotion d’une paix et d’un développement durables en Afrique (A/65/152-S/2010/526).

29 Aug 2016 description

Summary

The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/292, reviews progress made in the implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General on the causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa (A/65/152-S/2010/526).

28 Aug 2016 description

Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014– or six percent of the region’s GDP – jeopardising the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth, according to the Africa Human Development Report 2016.

27 Aug 2016 description

Daniel Tucker
Mano River Region Project Officer

In August 2014 the World Health Organisation declared Ebola a ‘global health emergency’. Two years on, the health crisis has passed but the epidemic caused social divisions and tensions that are still having repercussions today.

26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

A photobook on safe childbirth

HIGHLIGHTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

26 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP, under its Special Operation, finalized the handover of logistics assets developed during the 2014 – 2015 Ebola response to the Government.

  • The refugee population continued to decline due to the repatriation exercises conducted by the UNHCR.
    By the end of June, around 15,000 refugees remained. WFP continues to provide food assistance to the refugees with reduced rations.

Operational Updates

26 Aug 2016 description
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2016 budget (in USD): US$ 3.88 million

Implementation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016

2016 deployments: 188 months of GenCap Adviser gender mainstreaming deployments and 12 months of Regional Gender Based Violence Adviser deployments, for a total of 200 deployment months for the project.

26 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • UNHRD continues to dispatch operational equipment for its Partners, most recently supporting WFP by sending ICT equipment to Freetown in Sierra Leone.

  • During the worst of the crisis, UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquarters.

26 Aug 2016 description

Summary: How investment can provide critical growth in countries recently affected by Ebola.

On behalf of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the development finance institution of the United States, I recently led a delegation of investors to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Our aim, in both of these post-Ebola nations, was multifaceted.

25 Aug 2016 description

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire | AFP | jeudi 25/08/2016 - 22:34 GMT

Une trentaine de réfugiés ivoiriens sont arrivés jeudi soir à Abidjan, en provenance du Ghana qui accueille près de 11.000 Ivoiriens ayant fui le pays après la grave crise postélectorale 2010-2011.

"Un convoi de trente-deux réfugiés ivoiriens en provenance du Ghana est arrivé en Côte d’Ivoire (...), ce jeudi 25 août 2016", selon un communiqué du Service d'Aide et d'Assistance aux Réfugiés et Apatrides (SAARA) du ministère des Affaires étrangères, transmis à l'AFP.

25 Aug 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12490

Security Council
7761st Meeting (PM)

Having reached a historic milestone in resuming control of its own security, Liberia — along with its international partners — must redouble efforts to sustain progress and meet the challenge of upcoming elections, the senior United Nations official in that country told the Security Council today.

25 Aug 2016 description

Psychosocial support (PSS) has been one of the five pillars of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

As the Ebola operation gradually moves from response to recovery, there are growing experiences in terms of understanding the psychosocial needs of beneficiaries, staff, and volunteers, and in implementing psychosocial support inter-ventions for beneficiaries in the context of Ebola.

25 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • UNHRD continues to dispatch operational equipment for its Partners, most recently supporting WFP by sending ICT equipment to Freetown in Sierra Leone.

  • During the worst of the crisis, UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquarters.

25 Aug 2016 description

Niger is a significant transit country for migration between West and Central and Northern Africa. There are several reasons for this such as for example, the strategic geographical position of Niger in relation to Libya. Libya is one of the main launching points for boats crossing the Mediterranean towards Europe. Many migrants go to Libya hoping to find a passage towards Italy and many of the migrant deaths that occur in the Mediterrean occur in boats that left Libya.

24 Aug 2016 description

261.8 M required for 2016
75.2 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements
186.6 M funding gap for West Africa