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24 Jun 2016 description

IOM firmly believes in humane and orderly migration for all and all data reported through the flow monitoring aims to inform and highlight a migratory phenomenon in an area with dangers for migrants (challenging climate, dangerous road conditions, vulnerability to trafficking/other exploitation/abuse). Proportionally, the flows measured by IOM in the Agadez region are heavily concentrated on the route to and from the Libyan border. Migrants going towards Libya represent 68% of recorded migrants while those coming from Libya to Niger represent 20%.

24 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Governments of Guinea and Liberia report no new EVD cases since April 6; WHO declares end to March/April clusters

  • Guinea and Liberia discharge remaining EVD patients from treatment, complete 42 days of heightened surveillance

  • USAID/OFDA provides more than $8.5 million for recovery efforts in Guinea and Sierra Leone

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

24 Jun 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 June 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, public health risks associated with refugee movements, Zika virus, yellow fever and West Nile fever.

24 Jun 2016 description

Since the start of Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative in 2009, WFP and its partners have worked with 1,600 smallholder farmers to strengthen their production and create opportunities for them to sell their products.

P4P in Sierra Leone has transformed the lives of smallholder farmers as they required new skills in agribusiness and post-harvest management, value addition and marketing.

24 Jun 2016 description

Substantial rain returned to Uganda and the Lake Victoria region this past week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Low and infrequent rainfall since late March has resulted in drought across parts of southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania. The potential for recovery remains unlikely.

  2. Consistently below-normal rainfall over the past 4 weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for portions of Uganda and western Kenya. This pattern has resulted in low soil moisture and poor vegetation health index values.

24 Jun 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Thalif Deen

NEW YORK, Jun 23 2016 (IPS) - The United Nations claims it is doing its best to curb widespread sexual abuses in its peacekeeping operations overseas – from Haiti all the way to the Central African Republic.

But the UN’s best is just not good enough, says Ian Richards, President, Coordinating Committee of International Staff Unions and Associations.

24 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

CS/12414

7723e séance – matin
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

La Commission de consolidation de la paix (CCP) doit diversifier et rendre plus souples ses méthodes de travail, renforcer ses actions régionales et thématiques et faciliter la cohérence de l’action internationale en profitant des multiples contacts qu’elle entretient avec une grande variété d’acteurs du fait même de son mandat, ont plaidé ce matin, devant le Conseil de sécurité, ses Présidents actuel et ancien, respectivement M. Macharia Kamau (Kenya) et M. Olof Skoog (Suède).

22 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12414

7723rd Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

The Organization’s intergovernmental advisory body that supports peacebuilding in countries emerging from conflict was improving its impact through more transparent and strategic working methods, improved partnerships with regional and subregional organizations and a focus on peacebuilding needs in the Ebola recovery, the Security Council heard today.

21 Jun 2016 description

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.

21 Jun 2016 description

En 2016, le Mali accueille près de 16 000 réfugiés dont 85% d’entre eux sont des réfugiés vivant dans les zones rurales (selon le HCR, mai 2016). Depuis janvier 2016 et en continuité avec 2015, ACTED appuie 33 réfugiés ruraux au sein d’un centre de transit aménagé dans le village de Faragouaran (région de Sikasso), avec le soutien de l’Agence des Nations-Unies pour les Réfugiés (UNHCR).

Le centre de Faragouaran : une transition vers l’intégration locale

18 Jun 2016 description

Today, we recognize the International Day of the African Child and the continued challenges that African children face. Many of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) projects aim to bring prosperity to families and the next generation of youth who will lead and support their communities in solving development challenges of the past, and usher in resilience and economic growth for the future.

18 Jun 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2016

17 Jun 2016 description

Liberia is no stranger to difficult times, having weathered a devastating Ebola outbreak and now struggling through a slow economic recovery. Lost amid the headlines from these events is the story of Liberia’s quiet public health victories.

Half of Liberia’s 4.5 million people live in the countryside and roughly the same amount practice open defecation. This practice has jeopardized public health by facilitating the spread of diseases that cause diarrhea, Liberia’s sixth leading cause of death and the primary cause of childhood morbidity and mortality.

17 Jun 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 June 2016 and includes updates for several diseases.

17 Jun 2016 description

Abnormal dryness in southern Haiti and parts of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite enhanced rain over some areas of the Gulf of Guinea over the past few weeks, low and erratic rainfall during April and May has persisted and led to growing moisture deficits over Liberia and parts of Sierra Leone.

16 Jun 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.

15 Jun 2016 description

MONROVIA – On 15 June, more than one thousand primary school children in six schools in northern Liberia’s Nimba County will start eating nutritious school meals prepared from locally produced food as the World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with the Ministries of Education, Agriculture, and Health launch the pilot phase of the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme.

15 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 21-22 May 2016, IOM participated in a meeting in Harper, Maryland County to discuss a forthcoming joint, cross-border project with Côte d’Ivoire. After reviewing respective assessments, stakeholders discussed priorities for the project that will address drivers of insecurity along the Liberia- Côte d’Ivoire border.