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30 May 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11914-AFR/3147-PKO/493

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Raimonda Murmokaitė (Lithuania):

30 May 2015 description
report UN News Service

29 mai 2015 – Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) a déclaré vendredi que la reprise des combats entre les groupes armés dans les régions de Gao, Mopti et Tombouctou, au nord du Mali, a forcé environ 57.000 Maliens à fuir leur domicile au cours des quatre dernières semaines.

29 May 2015 description
report IRIN

BAMAKO, 29 May 2015 (IRIN) - A spike in violence in northern Mali has driven the number of people displaced in the country above 100,000, many of them urgently needing food, water and shelter as time runs out before the rainy season begins.

The situation is worst in the northern Timbuktu region, where an estimated 23,000 people have been driven from their homes in only a few days, fleeing a marked upsurge in attacks by rebel coalitions and government-controlled militias.

29 May 2015 description

By Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations

Eighteen months ago, Bentiu, like most towns in South Sudan, was bustling with the restlessness of markets, people trading and children going to school. UNMISS, the UN Mission in South Sudan, was busy supporting development and growth in the world's youngest nation.

29 May 2015 description

GENEVA, May 29 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency, citing government figures, on Friday said renewed fighting between armed groups in the Gao, Mopti and Timbuktu areas of northern Mali in the past four weeks has led to some 57,000 people fleeing their homes.

"The volatile security situation is hindering access for humanitarian workers to all affected areas and the growing insecurity in the region is making the provision of protection and assistance to the newly-displaced very challenging," UNHCR spokesman William Spindler told journalists in Geneva.

29 May 2015 description

By Sirandou Fall and Katherine Mueller, IFRC

The Sahel is one of the most fragile environments in Africa. Caught in a vicious cycle of food insecurity and recurring epidemics, people of the Sahel are again facing another year of food shortages and hunger. It comes on the heels of a drought in 2012 which affected nearly 18 million people.

29 May 2015 description

A MINUSMA convoy struck a mine on the road between Teherdge and Timbuktu at around 1 p.m. today.

Three peacekeepers were injured in the explosion. MINUSMA is evacuating them to receive appropriate medical care.

MINUSMA strongly condemns this terrorist act, which aims to paralyze the Mission’s operations in this part of Mali. Mines in Mali affect both the personnel of the United Nations and innocent civilians, without distinction.

28 May 2015 description

Genève, Suisse | AFP | jeudi 28/05/2015 - 23:25 GMT

Le nombre de personnes déplacées à cause des conflits dans la région du Sahel en Afrique a plus que doublé en un peu plus d'un an, passant à 3,5 millions, ont annoncé jeudi les Nations unies.

Au début de 2014, les services du coordonnateur humanitaire de l'ONU pour le Sahel avaient fait état d'environ 1,6 million de personnes déplacées à travers neuf pays du Sahel : Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Tchad, Gambie, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger, Nigeria et Sénégal.

28 May 2015 description

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Thursday 5/28/2015 - 21:25 GMT

The number of people displaced by conflicts in Africa's Sahel has more than doubled in just over a year to a staggering 3.5 million, the United Nations said Thursday.

At the beginning of 2014, the UN humanitarian agency had reported that around 1.6 million people were displaced across the nine Sahel countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

28 May 2015 description

L’Accord pour la paix et la réconciliation au Mali issu du processus d’Alger a fait l’objet, Samedi 23 mai dernier, d’un atelier de restitution et d’appropriation par les jeunes. Organisé par le conseil Régional des Jeunes de Tombouctou en collaboration avec la MINUSMA, l'évènement a regroupé dans la salle de conférence HIERE du centre « Hamed Baba » les représentants de la société civile, de la MINUSMA, les autorités locales ainsi qu'une centaine de responsables de la jeunesse venus des cercles de Diré, Goundam, Niafunké, Gourma Rharous et Tombouctou.

28 May 2015 description

Aujourd’hui vers 13h, un convoi de la MINUSMA a heurté une mine sur l’axe Teherdge – Tombouctou.

Suite à l’explosion, 3 Casques bleus ont été blessés, leur évacuation est en cours par la MINUSMA pour recevoir des soins médicaux appropriés.

La MINUSMA condamne fermement cet acte terroriste ayant pour but de paralyser les opérations de la Mission dans cette partie du Mali. Les mines au Mali touchent indistinctement le personnel des Nations unies ou des civils innocents.

28 May 2015 description
report World Bank

Project to help boost regional cooperation in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal where pastoral activities are the main source of income

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2015. The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a total of US$248 million IDA to boost regional integration and improve access to essential services, increase the income and strengthen markets for over 2 million pastoralists and agro-pastoralists across six Sahelian countries.

27 May 2015 description

Depuis le Flash Update # 2 (21 mai) des affrontements armés et des attaques contre des villages par des individus armés continuent d’être rapportés dans la région de Tombouctou dans le Nord du Mali, poussant les populations civiles à fuir leurs villages. Le total des personnes déplacées a maintenant atteint 47 300 (contre 27 000 dans le Flash Update # 2 du 21 mai), selon les autorités régionales et les partenaires humanitaires sur le terrain.

27 May 2015 description

Since Flash Update#2 (21 May) armed clashes and attacks against villages by armed individuals continued to be reported in the Timbuktu region in the North of Mali pushing more civilians to flee their villages. The total of displaced people has now reached 47,300 (up from 27,000 in Flash Update#2 on 21 May) according to regional authorities and humanitarian partners on the ground.

27 May 2015 description

Haiti - Drought

• Due to below-average rainfall, Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) "Crisis" level has been reached in parts of Haiti, severely affecting 180 000 people. Between 60% and 80% loss of the main local crops and vegetables in these areas has been confirmed. • Difficulties in accessing water results in the reduction of daily meals or leads to community conflicts. • Livestock has been severely affected and pressure has been put on alternative food resources (fishery).

27 May 2015 description

Le Colonel Sami Cherif, commandant régional de la Police onusienne-MINUSMA, et M. Alassane Diallo, chef de cabinet du Gouverneur de la région de Gao, ont posé mardi 26 mai une première brique marquant le lancement officiel de la réhabilitation du bâtiment de la Garde Nationale de la ville de Gao.