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29 Jan 2015 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
INSECURITY HAMPERS AID ACCESS
Humanitarian access continues to be hindered by various constraints, particularly violence against civilians and workers, interference with the implementation of humanitarian activities and active hostilities. Up to 21 January, 31 security incidents (four against aid workers) were reported. A French aid worker and a UN staff member were briefly kidnapped this month.

29 Jan 2015 description

1/29/2015 - 15:17 GMT

Mali's president pulled out of an African Union summit Thursday to visit the restive city of Gao following the deaths of protesters in violent demonstrations against the United Nations.

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita had been due to fly to Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, a day ahead of a meeting of the 54-nation bloc, but changed his plans following the bloodshed in Mali's restive north.

29 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

The worst outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in history continues to ravage communities in West Africa. UNICEF estimates that 9.8 million children and young people under the age of 20 live in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia; countries where disease transmission is widespread and intense. Of these, 2.9 million are under the age of 5. UNICEF estimates that up to 10,000 children have lost one or both parents or caregivers due to Ebola.

29 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Beyrouth, le 29 janvier 2015) – Les gouvernements commettent une grave erreur lorsqu'ils délaissent les droits humains dans leurs réponses à de graves défis sécuritaires, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd'hui, à l’occasion de la publication de son Rapport mondial 2015.

29 Jan 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

World Report 2015: Rights Aren’t Wrong in Tough Times
Human Rights a Path Out of Crisis and Chaos

(Beirut, January 29, 2015) – Governments make a big mistake when they ignore human rights to counter serious security challenges, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its annual world report.

29 Jan 2015 description
report UN Radio

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La ville de Gao, au Nord-Mali, semble avoir retrouvé le calme, au lendemain d'une manifestation de la population contre la force onusienne de la MINUSMA. Les heurts ont fait quatre morts parmi les manifestants, d'après un bilan fourni, mercredi, par la Mission des Nations Unies.

29 Jan 2015 description
  • Doctors Without Borders, International Medical Corps and Samaritan’s Purse Each Received Funds to Aid Their Ebola Efforts

  • Current Ebola Outbreak is the Most Fatal in the History of the Disease

January 28, 2015 - SALT LAKE CITY- The Sorenson Legacy Foundation today announced that in order to help combat the Ebola epidemic, it granted a total of $1.5 million to three separate international health organizations: Doctors Without Borders, International Medical Corps and Samaritan’s Purse.

29 Jan 2015 description
report UN News Service

28 January 2015 – The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has launched an investigation into the events surrounding a violent protest in the northern city of Gao yesterday during which several people were reportedly killed and a number of others injured.

In an interview with UN Radio, MINUSMA spokesperson, Olivier Salgado, confirmed that a protest took place in the north-eastern Malian city on 27 January with demonstrators reacting to the establishment of a temporary security zone in Tabankort, a town due north of Gao and in a restive area of the country.

28 Jan 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • The response to the EVD epidemic has now moved to a second phase, as the focus shifts from slowing transmission to ending the epidemic. To achieve this goal as quickly as possible, efforts have moved from rapidly building infrastructure to ensuring that capacity for case finding, case management, safe burials, and community engagement is used as effectively as possible.

28 Jan 2015 description

The fight against Ebola is beginning to make headway, but West Africa has still not rid itself of this epidemic. Under a commission from Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is providing various kinds of support on site. For example, in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, it joined forces with Cap Anamur to set up an isolation ward in a children’s hospital.

28 Jan 2015 description

76% of the schools that were functional before the crisis are functional in the three regions of northern Mali as of December 2014 (back to school data for 2014-2015 school year). More than 300 schools are still closed in the regions of Gao, Kidal, Mopti, and Timbuktu, the consequences of which imply internal displacement within the North and the overcrowding of classrooms, deteriorating the quality of teaching and learning. Data on (non)functional schools is in constant flux due to population movements, occupation of schools, and general insecurity.

28 Jan 2015 description

76% des écoles fonctionnelle avant la crise) sont actuellement fonctionnelles dans les trois régions au nord du Mali depuis la rentrée scolaire d’octobre 2014. Étant donné que plus 300 écoles sont encore fermées dans les régions de Gao, Kidal, Mopti, et Tombouctou, qui pourrait impliquer le déplacement interne au Nord et des effectifs pléthoriques dans les salles de classe, détériorant la qualité de l’enseignement et l’apprentissage.

28 Jan 2015 description

28/01/2015 - 14:32 GMT

Une attaque lancée dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi près de Tabankort, dans le nord du Mali, par un groupe armé progouvernemental contre des rebelles a fait une dizaine de morts, dont plusieurs kamikazes, a-t-on appris de sources concordantes.

Il s'agit du dernier incident en date dans la région de Tabankort entre groupes rebelles à dominante touareg et arabe, regroupés au sein d'une Coordination des mouvements de l'Azawad (CMA), et combattants loyalistes du Gatia (Groupe autodéfense touareg Imghad et alliés).

28 Jan 2015 description

1/28/2015 - 13:52 GMT |

by Serge DANIEL

An attack overnight in northern Mali by a pro-government armed group including suicide bombers killed a dozen people, security sources said Wednesday.

"GATIA fighters, accompanied by suicide bombers, attacked a rebel Tuareg and anti-government Arab position in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday near the town of Tabankort. There were a dozen deaths in total," a Western military source told AFP.

"The situation is very volatile, and it is essential to calm the situation," added the source.

28 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

2 Community peace halls were donated to refugee host communities

150 Refugees graduate from livelihood programs at two camps

1,120 Refugees receive health education on HIV/AIDS and other topics

4,404 Primary and pre -primary children received learning materials for use at home

28 Jan 2015 description

KEY POINTS

  • Overview of Needs and Requirements (ONR) funding gap- USD 1 billion
  • Senegal re-opens land borders with Guinea
  • Communities actively engaged in awareness activities

Key Political and Economic Developments

  1. On 26 January, Senegal reopened its land borders with Guinea. Senegal had reopened air and sea borders on 14 November 2014, after closing all borders on 21 August 2014.