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21 Aug 2017 description
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Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly the joint report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, and the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/177 and Human Rights Council resolutions 34/16 and 35/5.

21 Aug 2017 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 20 Aug 2017): 97,856
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 20 Aug 2016): 102,594

Total arrivals 1 Aug - 20 Aug 2017: 2,647
Total arrivals 1 Aug - 20 Aug 2016: 8,820

Average daily arrivals in August 2017 so far: 132
Average daily arrivals in July 2017: 370

Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 20 Aug): 2,421
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 20 Aug): 3,164
Dead and missing in 2016: 5,096

21 Aug 2017 description

Le contexte de déplacement au Mali reste complexe et fluide. Des mouvements de personnes déplacées résidant actuellement dans les régions du sud vers les régions du nord continuent d'être signalés. Alors que certains ont indiqué être retournés définitivement, d'autres déplacés expliquent faire des allers-retours entre le lieu de déplacement et le lieu d'origine.

21 Aug 2017 description

Key findings:

  • Violence is likely to escalate and spread in central regions of Mali over the next six months. The Malian state is likely to keep retreating, and grievances among local communities will deepen.

  • People are likely to be displaced to neighbouring regions within Mali. It is also likely that people will move south, and to neighbouring countries such as Mauritania, Burkina Faso or Niger.

20 Aug 2017 description

Quelques 60'000 réfugiés maliens reçoivent une aide alimentaire d'urgence dans quatre camps au nord-ouest du Niger. L'assistance est mise en place par le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés et le Programme alimentaire mondial, grâce au soutien de partenaires, dont la Suisse fait partie. Cet automne, le programme prendra la forme d'une assistance ciblée. Caroline Nanzer, membre du Corps suisse d'aide humanitaire, accompagne ce changement. Témoignage.

18 Aug 2017 description

(Bamako, 19 août 2017) – Chaque 19 août, la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire est célébrée pour soutenir les personnes touchées par les crises et souligner le dévouement des travailleurs humanitaires qui s’efforcent de soulager leurs souffrances. Cette année, le thème de cette journée internationale appelle le monde entier à réaffirmer que les populations civiles ne doivent pas être prises pour cible et à réclamer, ensemble, une action globale pour les protéger.

18 Aug 2017 description

(Dakar, 18 August 2017): Persistent conflict and violence targeting aid workers and civilians in West and Central Africa make it one of the world’s most volatile regions for humanitarian action, regional directors of UN agencies and NGO partners warned ahead of the commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, on 19 August.

18 Aug 2017 description

Our methodology uses 9 indicators, grouped under 3 categories:

  • Access of humanitarian actors to affected population

  • Access of people in need to humanitarian aid

  • Security and physical constraints Each category is measured through proxy indicators, such as violence against personnel, denial of needs, or active hostilities.

Data is collected at the country level and may therefore not show disparities between sub-regions.

18 Aug 2017 description

PRÉFACE PAR

LA COORDONNATRICE HUMANITAIRE

Les conséquences de la crise politico-sécuritaire qui sévit au Mali depuis 2012 continuent à entraver l’accès des populations aux services sociaux de base et l’accès des humanitaires dans certains zones. Malgré les efforts du gouvernement et des partenaires humanitaires, les besoins humanitaires ont augmenté dans plusieurs secteurs. Le nombre de personnes dans le besoin est estimé à 3,83 millions1 en 2017.

18 Aug 2017 description

119, ARRIVALS BY SEA IN 2017

363, 401 ARRIVALS IN 2016

2,410 DEAD/MISSING

18 Aug 2017 description
report CARE

More people have died delivering aid in Syria than anywhere else in 2017, an analysis by international aid organisation CARE Australia has found.

New figures reveal 80 aid workers have been killed this year, including 29 in Syria where there has been intense fighting since 2011.

“Syria is the most dangerous place on earth to be an aid worker,” said CARE Australia’s Gender in Emergencies Specialist Isadora Quay.

18 Aug 2017 description

314.0 M required for 2017
81.0 M contributions received, representing 26% of requirements
232.9 M funding gap for West Africa

All figures are displayed in USD

18 Aug 2017 description
  • 89.6 M required for 2017
  • 21.8 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements
  • 67.8 M funding gap for the Mali Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

17 Aug 2017 description

Heavy rainfall in the western Gulf of Guinea triggers flooding and damages to infrastructure

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Above-normal rainfall since July has elevated the risk for flooding in southeastern Sudan and parts of western Ethiopia. Heavy rainfall is forecast for mid to late August.

  2. Despite increased moisture in early August, poorly distributed rainfall across parts of Eritrea, Ethiopia,
    Djibouti, and western Somalia since early July have led to high seasonal moisture deficits.

17 Aug 2017 description

Suite à l’attaque perpétrée le lundi 14 août dernier, contre le Quartier Général de la MINUSMA à Tombouctou, le Premier ministre, M. Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga à la tête d’une délégation ministérielle et le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général, Chef de la MINUSMA, M. Mahamat Saleh Annadif, se sont rendus sur place le mardi 15 août 2017, pour s’enquérir de la situation et réaffirmer leur solidarité et leur détermination à sauver le processus de paix.

Retour sur les faits…

17 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • In Niger, new estimations indicate that there are 1.8 million people in need of food assistance, an increase of some 650,000 people.

  • Lean season assistance started during the reporting period, targeting some 250,000 people.

  • The number of food insecure people in the Diffa region is estimated to be 408,000, an increase of 25 percent since last years’ Cadre Harmonisé results.

Operational Updates

16 Aug 2017 description

The United Nations Organisation against Drugs and Crime (UNODC) plays an important role in the fight against terrorism, illicit trafficking, organised crime and corruption. It is also mandated to contribute to strengthening the Security Sector Reform (SSR) through an integrated approach. In this interview, Pierre Lapaque, UNODC Regional Representative for West Africa, talks about the importance of SSR and provides an overview of the various SSR processes involved in the sub-region which continue to face new challenges that threaten peace and security.