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30 Mar 2015 description
report African Union

I. INTRODUCTION

  1. This report is submitted in pursuance of the relevant decisions of both the Executive Council and the Assembly of the Union, requesting me to pursue my efforts with respect to the search for a solution to the conflict in Western Sahara and to provide regular updates on the evolution of the situation.

II. BACKGROUND

30 Mar 2015 description
report African Union

PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL
496TH MEETING
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

PSC/PR/COMM/1.(CDXCVI)

COMMUNIQUÉ

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 496th meeting held on 27 March 2015, adopted the following decision on the situation in Western Sahara:
Council,

11 Mar 2015 description

Rabat, Morocco | | Wednesday 3/11/2015 - 17:18 GMT

The bodies of four migrants bidding to reach Spain's Canary Islands were recovered off southern Morocco's Atlantic coast Wednesday, a day after 19 others were rescued from a rubber boat, officials said.

The four drowned migrants were found near Tan-Tan, across from the islands, said the officials, quoted by Morocco's MAP news agency.

Their nationalities were not immediately known.

11 Mar 2015 description

Vienna, Austria, March 11, 2015. Over 30 partner countries stand to benefit from the latest round of financing approved at the 150th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).

Public sector approvals amounting to US$201m will support the following projects:

Bangladesh 25.0

10 Mar 2015 description
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SITUATION OVERVIEW

1 Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 2.1 billion. The largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 1.08 billion, followed by Iraq with US$ 851.6 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 32.9% funded with a 67.1% shortfall.

2 The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) jointly requested US$ 6.79 billion. The total amount received is US$ 1.18 billion (17.3%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 5.62 billion (82.7%).

06 Mar 2015 description

Trois cas concrets au Pérou, en RDC et au Maroc apportent la réponse à la question. Celui qui, à l’instar du Trade for Development Centre, considère le commerce équitable et durable comme un levier dans la lutte contre la pauvreté et de réduction des inégalités, doit se poser deux questions lors de l’approbation des projets : qui effectue le travail de production et qui ère les bénéfices, une fois que le projet accroît les revenus ?

06 Mar 2015 description

A l'occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme, nous partageons les histoires de 25 femmes d'à travers le continent africain dont les vies se sont améliorées de manière radicale. Hommage rendu aux interventions financées par la Banque africaine de développement

Liliam Makosa
Projet de lutte contre les maladies animales transfrontalières, Zambie

04 Mar 2015 description

Situation Générale en février 2015 Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-avril 2015

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante en février le long de la cote de la mer Rouge, au Soudan et en Érythrée, où des opérations de lutte ont été réalisées contre un grand nombre de bandes larvaires, groupes d’ailes et essaims.

03 Mar 2015 description
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General Situation during February 2015 Forecast until mid-April 2015

13 Feb 2015 description

Morocco adopted an efficient policy in the management of immigration and refugees affairs which makes it a model for many countries in the region, said, on Thursday in Rabat, UNHCR regional director for MENA Amin Awad Abu Bakr.

The Moroccan approach for immigration and refugees issues has a worldwide scope and stems from international laws in force, the UN official told the press after a meeting with minister in charge of Moroccan expats and immigration Anis Birou.

11 Feb 2015 description

Madrid, Espagne | AFP | mercredi 11/02/2015 - 18:34 GMT

La justice a convoqué 16 gardes civils dans l'enquête sur la mort d'une quinzaine de migrants qui tentaient de gagner à la nage l'enclave espagnole de Ceuta au Maroc en février 2014, a-t-on appris mercredi de source judiciaire.

11 Feb 2015 description

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Wednesday 2/11/2015 - 19:53 GMT

A Spanish court has summoned 16 police for questioning over the deaths of 15 Africans who drowned swimming towards Spain as officers fired rubber bullets, authorities said on Wednesday.

A judge in the Spanish territory of Ceuta which borders Morocco summoned the 16 members of the Civil Guard military police for questioning to assess whether they could be responsible for the migrants' deaths, judicial authorities said in a statement.

11 Feb 2015 description

United Nations, United States | AFP | Wednesday 2/11/2015 - 17:55 GMT |

The UN envoy for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, arrived in Morocco on Wednesday at the start of his first regional tour in a year, which followed tensions with Rabat over the disputed territory.

Morocco accused Ross in 2012 of being partial in the dispute over the former Spanish colony but in late January said it was ready to support his mediation efforts.

09 Feb 2015 description

Salé, Maroc | AFP | lundi 09/02/2015 - 21:34 GMT

Le Maroc a démantelé l'an dernier "plus d'une centaine de réseaux de trafics d'être humains" entre l'Afrique et l'Europe, dans le cadre de la lutte contre l'immigration clandestine, a affirmé lundi soir un haut responsable marocain.

"Dans le cadre de la lutte contre la traite des êtres humains, nous avons démantelé plus d'une centaine de réseaux" en 2014, a indiqué à l'AFP le ministre délégué auprès du ministre de l'Intérieur, Charki Draiss.

06 Feb 2015 description

February 5, 2015 by Helena Maleno Garzón

The Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla, which sit not in Spain but on the coast of Morocco, are the only two places where the European Union shares a land border with an African country. As such, these Spanish enclaves have the most heavily guarded borders in the EU to keep out African migrants.

On occasion, large groups of African citizens—most of them fleeing war and poverty—will attempt to reach Spanish soil through Ceuta or Melilla. It was such an attempt one year ago that ended in an easily preventable tragedy.

05 Feb 2015 description

Brussels, Madrid, 5 February 2015 – The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and the Jesuit Migrant Service (JMS) Spain call for safe and legal access to Europe one year after 14 people died during a confrontation with Spanish border guards near Ceuta. The Tarajal tragedy serves as a stark reminder that Spain along with other European Union member states are a long way off respecting the human dignity of forced migrants.

05 Feb 2015 description

Bruselas, Madrid, 5 de febrero de 2015 – El Servicio Jesuita a Refugiados (JRS) y el Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes (SJM) España hacen un llamamiento en favor de un acceso seguro y legal a Europa un año después de que catorce personas murieran durante un enfrentamiento con la guardia de fronteras española cerca de Ceuta. La tragedia de Tarajal es un dramático recordatorio de que España, junto con otros países de la Unión Europea, aún dista mucho de respetar la dignidad humana de los migrantes forzosos.

03 Feb 2015 description

Situation Générale en janvier 2015 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mars 2015