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28 Sep 2016 description
report Insecurity Insight

Between January 2015 and June 2016, open sources reported 356 severe events in which 816 aid workers were reported killed (308), kidnapped (204) or assaulted or injured (304) in 35 countries. The highest number of severe events was reported from South Sudan (55), whilst the highest number of affected staff was reported from Afghanistan (196 individuals), followed by Syria (122 individuals). You can find the geographic distribution of aid worker casualties on our world maps.

28 Sep 2016 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

VIOLENCE CONTINUES TO IMPEDE ACCESS

Violence remains one of the major impediments to humanitarian access in many areas, in spite of a decrease in the number of incidents since the start of the year. So far in September, there have been 15 attacks against aid workers, including break-ins into premises of aid organizations. In August, 34 incidents of insecurity were reported throughout the country, a third of which targeted humanitarian workers.

28 Sep 2016 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

LA VIOLENCE CONTINUE D’ENTRAVER L’ACCÈS

La violence reste l'un des principaux obstacles à l'accès humanitaire dans de nombreuses zones, en dépit d'une diminution du nombre d'incidents depuis le début de l'année. Jusqu’à présent, en septembre, il y a eu 15 attaques contre des travailleurs humanitaires, dont des cambriolages de locaux d’organisations d’aide. En aout, 34 incidents de sécurité ont été signalés à travers le pays, dont un tiers ciblait des travailleurs humanitaires.

28 Sep 2016 description

In 2015 and until August 2016, an increasing number of people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety. More than 1 million people arrived by boats in 2015 and more than 280,000 people between January and August 2016.
A 61 per cent come from the world’s top 10 refugee-producing countries.

Main trends:

28 Sep 2016 description

106.7 M required for 2016 33.3 M contributions received, representing 31% of requirements 73.4 M funding gap for the Mali Situation

28 Sep 2016 description

BAMAKO – Alors que les écoles ouvrent leurs portes la semaine prochaine au Mali, près de 180,000 enfants dans environ 1,000 écoles à travers le pays risquent de ne pas bénéficier de repas scolaires à cause des contraintes financières du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), l’artisan principal de cette initiative. Si un financement de 3 million USD n’est pas trouvé en urgence, le PAM va devoir susprendre son programme de repas scolaires au Mali.

27 Sep 2016 description

BAMAKO – Alors que les écoles ouvrent leurs portes la semaine prochaine au Mali, près de 180,000 enfants dans environ 1,000 écoles à travers le pays risquent de ne pas bénéficier de repas scolaires à cause des contraintes financières du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), l’artisan principal de cette initiative. Si un financement de 3 million USD n’est pas trouvé en urgence, le PAM va devoir susprendre son programme de repas scolaires au Mali.

27 Sep 2016 description

BAMAKO – As schools resume next week in Mali, school meals for nearly 180,000 children in about 1,000 schools are in jeopardy due to financial constraints at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) – the main supporter of such initiatives. Unless US$3 million in funding is found urgently, WFP will have to suspend its school meals programme in Mali.

27 Sep 2016 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 15 September 2016, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 11,271 people in different locations along the Libyan coast, mainly Al Zawiyah, Tripoli, Tajoura and Zwara. Since January 2016, Libyan local authorities confirmed the death of at least 660 people presumed to be aslyum seekers and refugees who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean.

27 Sep 2016 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Tuesday 9/27/2016 - 05:29 GMT | 201 words

One soldier and a civilian were killed in Mali's ancient city of Timbuktu in a suspected jihadist attack, military sources told AFP Monday.

The killers arrived in the town in a vehicle and lay in wait for the victims outside their house before gunning them down with an automatic weapon, a Malian army officer told AFP.

27 Sep 2016 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | mardi 27/09/2016 - 02:18 GMT | 281 mots

Un militaire et un civil maliens ont été tués à Tombouctou (nord-ouest du Mali) par des jihadistes présumés, a appris lundi l'AFP de sources militaires.

"Un garde national (composante de l'armée malienne) et un de ses cousins ont été tués dimanche à Tombouctou par de présumés terroristes. C'est une attaque ciblée", a déclaré à l'AFP un officier de l'armée malienne.

26 Sep 2016 description

Participants in the regional technical consultation on agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa, held from 19 to 21 September 2016, in Lomé, Togo, draw the following conclusions:

1. As part of preparations for the agro-pastoral season, States and their partners provided support to farmers with inputs (seeds, fertilizers, pesticides) and agricultural equipment, even if these efforts have not met the expressed needs.

26 Sep 2016 description

Key Points

  • Relatively well-distributed rainfall in most of the region with above normal in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

  • Normal availability of pastures in the pastoral areas of the region.

  • Increase in the number of food and nutrition insecure people in North East Nigeria, including 65,095 people in phase 5 (famine)

26 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Greece: IOM has completed the installation of communication containers in six sites/ camps where IOM has permanent presence (three in Attica and three in Northern Greece).
25 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11829
Seventy-first Session, 17th, 18th & 19th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Foreign Minister of Hungary Says National Security Comes First; Other Speakers Urge Engagement over Isolationism

With 65 million people displaced and on the move, several European countries discussed myriad ways to deal with the unprecedented phenomenon by defeating terrorism, bringing human traffickers to justice, while others called on Member States to make the better choice between engagement and isolation as the General Assembly continued its annual debate today.