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08 May 2017 description

Over a million people could be living in limbo in West Africa, leaving many unable to work or access healthcare and vulnerable to exploitation

By Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - West Africa has become the first region in the world to adopt an action plan to end statelessness, aiming to help more than one million people without a nationality gain identity papers with new laws and better data, human rights experts said on Monday.

08 May 2017 description

Sea Arrivals

30,617 in Q1 2017
171,132 in Q1 2016

361,709 in 2016
1,015,078 in 2015

Dead and Missing

836 in Q1 2017
732 in Q1 2016

5,096 in 2016
3,771 in 2015

08 May 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 30 April 2017, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 3,509 people in different locations along the Libyan coast. Since 1 January 2017, Libyan local authorities have recovered 234 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe.

07 May 2017 description

La situation épidémiologique de la semaine a été caractérisée par la notification d’un cas suspect de charbon dans le district sanitaire de Tombouctou, région de Tombouctou. Le prélèvement de sang est en cours d’examens à l’INRSP. Les actions entreprises dans le cadre de la riposte, sont entre autres, l’investigation et la prise en charge du cas suspect, l’enfouissement en terre de la carcasse de l’animal mort et la sensibilisation des populations sur les mesures de prévention de la maladie. Télécharger la situation épidémiologique pour plus de détails

07 May 2017 description

La situation épidémiologique de la semaine a été caractérisée par la notification d’un (1) cas de rage humaine suivi de décès dans le district sanitaire de Kati, région de Koulikoro. Dans le cadre de la riposte les actions suivantes ont été menées après l’investigation, à savoir la prise en charge des dix-huit (18) personnes contacts identifiées, la poursuite de la surveillance épidémiologique à tous les niveaux ; la sensibilisation des populations sur les mesures de prévention de la maladie. Télécharger la situation épidémiologique pour plus de détails

06 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12810-PKO/636

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Elbio Rosselli (Uruguay):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack against the camp of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Timbuktu, Mali, on 3 May 2017, which caused the death of a Liberian peacekeeper and injured others, and which was claimed by Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims).

05 May 2017 description
  • Confirmation des bonnes productions agropastorales comparées à celles de la campagne 2015-2016 et à la moyenne des cinq dernières années.

  • Les analyses du Cadre Harmonisé indiquent qu’en période courante (mars, avril et mai 2017), 9,6 millions de personnes sont en situation de crise et au-delà en Afrique de l’Ouest.

  • Augmentation du nombre de personnes déplacées dans la région du Lac Tchad et au Mali.

05 May 2017 description

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) découvre et promeut des solutions efficaces contre la pauvreté dans le monde. En partenariat avec les décideurs politiques et les chercheurs, nous concevons, évaluons rigoureusement et améliorons les programmes de développement ainsi que la manière dont ils sont mis en œuvre, nous assurant que les résultats de nos recherches sont utilisés pour améliorer les vies des pauvres. Depuis la création d’IPA en 2002, nous avons travaillé avec plus de 400 chercheurs de grande renommée, menant plus de 600 évaluations dans 51 pays.

05 May 2017 description

ROMA – En un momento en el que una cifra histórica de personas se ha visto obligada a huir de sus hogares en todo el mundo, un nuevo estudio del Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (WFP, por sus siglas en inglés) demuestra claramente que los altos niveles de inseguridad alimentaria resultan en niveles más altos de migración a otros países.

05 May 2017 description

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. We design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to improve opportunities for the world’s poor. Since our founding in 2002, IPA has worked with more than 400 leading academics to manage over 600 evaluations in 51 countries.

05 May 2017 description

Desmidt, S., Hauck, V. 2017. Conflict management under the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA). (Discussion Paper 211). Maastricht: ECDPM.

05 May 2017 description

Between 1 January and 31 March 2017, 24,292 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 29% increase compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (18,777). As in previous years, monthly arrivals were comparatively lower during the winter, due to less favourable weather and sea conditions.

05 May 2017 description

Between 1 January and 31 March 2017, 3,491 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 14% of all sea arrivals in this period. This proportion is comparable to the first three months of 2016, when 15% of those arriving by sea were UASC. Their numbers, however, have increased compared to last year, when 2,680 UASC arrived in the first three months of the year.

05 May 2017 description

44,209 arrivals by sea in 2017

1,096 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 05 May

363,401 arrivals in 2016

05 May 2017 description

Guinea - In Conakry on 27 April, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) launched an integrated border management project in Guinea and Mali. The main objective of the project is to improve border security and control through enhancing the border management capacities of the Governments of Guinea and Mali.

The one-year project, funded by the Government of Japan, will be implemented in seven localities in Guinea (Conakry, Kankan, Mali, Sigiri, Dinguiraye, Koubia and Tougue) and three localities in Mali (Bamako, Koulikoro and Kangaba).

05 May 2017 description

ROME – At a time when a record-high number of people have been forced to flee their homes across the world, a new study by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) clearly establishes that high levels of food insecurity lead to higher levels of migration across borders.

05 May 2017 description

Despite recent rainfall, seasonal rain remains below-average across much of East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall accumulations since late February have resulted in significant moisture deficits, which have already negatively impacted agricultural and pastoral activities in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.