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Mali Humanitarian Bulletin, June 2014

Nearly two million people will receive food assistance between July and September, which is the most critical phase of the lean season.

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Le dialogue inter-malien se poursuit "dans un esprit positif"(ministre)

07/19/2014 18:16 GMT

ALGER, 19 juillet 2014 (AFP) - Les négociations entre le gouvernement de Bamako et les groupes armés maliens entamées mercredi à Alger se déroulent "dans un esprit positif", a déclaré samedi le ministre algérien des Affaires étrangères, Ramtane Lamamra.

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Italian, Maltese rescuers say 19 dead on migrant boat

07/19/2014 18:53 GMT

by Dario THUBURN

ROME, July 19, 2014 (AFP) - Italian and Maltese rescuers found 18 bodies on an overcrowded migrant boat on Saturday, with Italian officials blaming toxic fumes from the engine and the Maltese military saying there could have been a stampede.

Three asylum-seekers were evacuated by Italian coastguards and rushed to hospital. One of them died on the way and two others were in a serious condition, officials said.

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The African Union welcomes the launch of the initial phase of the Inter-Malian Peace Talks

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African Union

Addis Ababa, 17 July 2014: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the launch, yesterday, in Algiers, of the first phase of the Inter-Malian Inclusive Dialogue, which should continue until 26 July 2014. The UA was represented at the ceremony by a delegation headed by the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, and comprising particularly former President Pierre Buyoya, High Representative for Mali and the Sahel.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 18 July 2014

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Eight insights from 30 years of visits to a village in Mali

Camilla Toulmin

More than 30 years ago I lived in a mud hut in Dlonguebougou, a village that now is home to 1,200 Bambara people in drought-prone central Mali, where the two main activities are farming millet and raising livestock. Since 1982, I have visited every two to three years, and have just returned from my latest trip. The changes I have seen over three decades represent in microcosm the forces at work in the wider context.

1. Pressure on land is increasing

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World + 15 others
La Cooperación Española llevará a cabo un proyecto europeo en favor de la seguridad alimentaria en África Occidental

​​El Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación y el Representante de la UE en Togo, el Embajador Nicolás Berlanga Martínez, firmaron ayer la Convención de Delegación por la que España participará en el proyecto de la Unión Europea (UE) de Apoyo a la Reserva Regional de Seguridad Alimentaria de la Comunidad Económica de Estados de África Occidental (CEDEAO). La firma se realizó en presencia del Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Togo, Robert Dussey, de viaje oficial en España.

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World + 29 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary July 18-24, 2014

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Above-average rain during the past 30 days has saturated ground conditions and caused localized flooding in parts of South Sudan and southern Sudan. Above-average rains forecast during the next week are expected to increase the risk of localized flash flooding
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Niger + 2 others
Niger: Bulletin humanitaire mensuel numéro 06 | juin 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

• Diffa : les besoins prioritaires restent à couvrir.

• Plus de 5000 villages localisés dans les zones vulnérables.

• L’enquête SMART sur la nutrition est en cours.

• Des jeunes réfugiés engagés dans la sensibilisation à la santé de la reproduction grâce aux fonds CERF.

Les besoins prioritaires restent encore à couvrir à Diffa

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Mali: Preparedness for Ebola DREF Operation N° MDRML010

Summary: CHF 57,715 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 18 January, 2014 to support the Mali Red Cross Society (MRCS) in conducting EVD epidemic preparedness activities for up to 50% of at-risk communities of Bamako, Kayes, Koulikoro and Sikasso.

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Rapport de mission conjointe à Intilit Mali | Sous bureau | Gao 14 juillet 2014

Objectif de la mission

Le Lundi 14 juillet 2014, une mission conjointe (FAO, OCHA. PAM,) s’est rendue à Intilit sous la facilitation d’OCHA Gao, dans le but de:

  • Réaffirmer l'attachement des acteurs humanitaires aux Principes Humanitaires

  • Evaluer la situation sécuritaire et humanitaire pour une reprise des activités d'assistance d’urgence surtout que les marchés ne sont plus approvisionnés

  • Vérifier l'état des stocks des partenaires

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook July 17 – July 23, 2014

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  • Below-average rains were observed across much of West Africa during the past week.
  • Locally heavy rains continued across saturated areas in South Sudan and southern Sudan.

1) Above-average rain during the past thirty-days has resulted in saturated grounds and localized flooding in parts of South Sudan and southern Sudan. With above-average rain forecast during the next week, the risk for localized flash flooding is elevated.

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Central African Crisis: Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 10 July 2014) [EN/FR]

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The events of December 2013 in the Central African Republic (CAR) has seen of an unprecedented rise of violence and chaos, and has led to the internal displacement of over 1 million people. More than 380,000 people have crossed the borders to neighboring countries and more than 187,251 people have been evacuated to their countries of origin (Chad, Cameroon, Congo, DRC, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, etc.). The closing of the Chad/CAR border has had a considerable impact on the exchanges between the two countries.

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World + 31 others
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) 2013 Annual Progress Report

Introduction

  1. The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) was launched in 2003 with the strategic goal of achieving full access to safe, adequate and affordable water supply and sanitation for rural areas in Africa by 2025. The RWSSI targets for 2015 are aligned with the MDG targets of 70% and 62% access to water supply and sanitation, respectively. This report updates stake holders on the progress made in 2013.

Financial Status

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Mali: gouvernement et groupes armés négocient à Alger

07/16/2014 23:27 GMT

Par Abdellah CHEBALLAH et Amer OUALI

ALGER, 16 juillet 2014 (AFP) - Le gouvernement de Bamako et les groupes armés maliens ont entamé mercredi après-midi à Alger des négociations difficiles pour trouver un accord de paix dans ce pays du Sahel toujours instable malgré une intervention armée internationale toujours en cours.

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Liberia + 6 others
Ebola: Sub-regional Snapshot - Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Bissau (14 July 2014)

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

Over the past month, the number of Ebola cases in the region has significantly increased. UNICEF's efforts through partners to control the epidemic have increased but the challenges remain substantial. The need to halt the spread of the disease by combating rumors, fears and misconceptions about the Ebola virus through interpersonal communication strategies is becoming more and more critical to the overall response.

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Mali: SRP 2014 Suivi des Financements au 15 Juillet 2014 (montant en million de $US)

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 9 - 15 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Négociations à Alger pour la paix dans un Mali en crise

07/15/2014 06:09 GMT

Par Serge DANIEL

BAMAKO, 15 juillet 2014 (AFP) - Des négociations entre le gouvernement et les groupes armés maliens s'ouvrent mercredi à Alger pour trouver un accord de paix au Mali où, malgré une intervention armée internationale en cours depuis un an et demi, l'instabilité demeure.

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Mali govt, rebels begin tough peace talks in Algiers

07/17/2014 01:29 GMT

by Abdellah CHEBALLAH

ALGIERS, July 17, 2014 (AFP) - The Bamako government and armed groups from northern Mali launched tough talks in Algiers on Wednesday for an elusive peace deal, with parts of the country still mired in conflict.

The closed-door negotiations were to take place in the presence of six rebel groups, but they refused to meet simultaneously, according to an Algerian official.

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