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05 Aug 2015 description

This report covers the period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014

Red Cross Staff receive confirmed Ebola patients at the then new Ebola treatment Centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone in September. More than 25,000 cases have been registered and more than 10,000 deaths in the worst Ebola epidemic the world has seen. National Societies continue to be on the forfront of the reponse and the IFRC, and its Secretariat have worked together to support them.
IFRC/2014

Overview

Programme outcome

05 Aug 2015 description

8/5/2015 - 00:23 GMT

A former minister and member of the opposition was named head of Mali's Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission as the west African country looks to strengthen a peace accord, a statement said Tuesday.

Ousmane Oumarou Sidibe, a 60-year-old academic who has worked at the University of Bamako since 2006, was named to the post the previous day, a government statement said.

Sidibe held several ministerial posts between 1993 and 2000, and is a member of the URD, one of Mali's main opposition parties.

04 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The security situation in the northeast of Nigeria continues to deteriorate despite measures taken so far by the new administration. Insurgents have been attacking and killing with impunity, almost on a daily basis.

  • Over 10 civilians were killed by insurgents on 14-15 July in an attack on Gamgara, Niger near Bosso, on the Nigerian border. Following weeks of relative calm, attacks in the Diffa region have increased.

04 Aug 2015 description

Afin d’éviter les doublons et des lacunes qui ont été enregistrés dans la réponse humanitaire, notamment dans la réponse au tsunami en 2004, les agences humanitaires (Nations Unies (ONU) et les organisations non-gouvernementales (ONG) intervenant dans l’humanitaire) ont initié une réforme pour assurer une meilleure coordination. Cette réforme a permis de mettre en place l’approche à responsabilité sectorielle sur la base de laquelle les agences des ONU et les ONG intervenant dans la réponse humanitaire ont pris des engagements selon leur secteur de compétences.

04 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 29 July–4 August 2015

Pakistan: Flooding has killed 118 people and affected more than 800,000 people in Pakistan. Hundreds of villages have been inundated. Most casualties were recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Myanmar : 46 people have been killed and 156,000–216,000 people are affected by flooding. Sagaing region and Kachin and Shan states have been particularly impacted. Another 350,000 people are estimated affected in Bangladesh and India.

04 Aug 2015 description

Entrepreneur malien, Karim Traore s'est lancé depuis trois ans dans la pisciculture. Il vit dans le quartier rural de Mandela, un village situé dans la région de Sikasso, qui connaît un taux de malnutrition infantile supérieur à la moyenne nationale et fait face à un exode rural important.

04 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IOM, CDC and WHO conducted a joint regional assessment mission from 7-17 July in Mali, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia to identify best practices in mobility mapping and health border management.

  • IOM continues to provide primary health services through mobile clinics in Bomi, Grand Bassa, and Grand Cape Mount counties in Liberia, resulting in 5,928 consultations completed.

  • 414,332 travellers screened and sensitized, since the start of the project in November 2014 at 15 Flow Monitoring Points in Mali.

04 Aug 2015 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

Representatives of government services, donors, and international organizations convened at a workshop on social protection organized by the World Bank in Mali.

Facing instability and food insecurity, large swaths of the Malian population are vulnerable and struggle to make ends meet.

Since 2013, the World Bank has been supporting an Emergency Safety Nets project, which has provided targeted cash transfers to 62,000 households.

04 Aug 2015 description

MINUSMA strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attacks against the Malian Armed Forces and Security Forces by unidentified gunmen in the centre and north of the country. The first attack targeted the Malian Armed Forces on 1 August with an ambush on the road between Diabaly and Nampala, at 6 km from Toulé, in the community of Nampala in the Ségou region. The second attack was carried out early this morning against a unit of the National Guard based in Gourma Rharous, located about 120 km east of the city of Timbuktu.

03 Aug 2015 description

La Suisse vient d’investir 6,3 milliards de FCFA (environ CHF 10 millions) pour la mise en œuvre de son programme d’appui à l’éducation non formelle. L’appui bénéficiera aux enfants, aux jeunes non scolarisés et déscolarisés précoces et aux adultes des régions de Sikasso, de Mopti et de Tombouctou.

03 Aug 2015 description

July 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia

August 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Turkey, Yemen

-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan

03 Aug 2015 description

The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)

Malaria prevention and control is a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and PMI’s strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty. Under the PMI Strategy for 2015–2020, the U.S. Government’s goal is to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity toward the long-term goal of elimination.

Country Context

02 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

According to UNHCR, there are some 90,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali and 16,000 returnees. Burkina Faso shelters some 34,000 Malian refugees, while Mauritania and Niger each host some 50,000 Malian refugees, respectively.

01 Aug 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was adequate in June with supplies from 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Regionally-produced staple food prices increased seasonally, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by conflict in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring areas, the CAR, and northern Mali.

31 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Maghreb & Middle East

Yemen crisis

Since the scale up of the conflict in March, nearly 25,000 additional people are going hungry each day in Yemen as the blockade and fighting restrict food, fuel and other vital supplies. One in two people – nearly 13 million people – are now struggling to find enough to eat, and half of them are on the brink of starvation.

31 Jul 2015 description

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, met with the Minister of Solidarity, Humanitarian Action and Reconstruction of the North, Mr. Hamadou Konaté, this morning.