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The African Union is encouraged by the successful conclusion of the first stage of the inclusive inter-Malian dialogue

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African Union

Addis Ababa, 24 July 2014: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the successful conclusion of the first phase of the inclusive inter-Malian dialogue, marked by the signing, today, in Algiers, by all the Parties involved in the negotiation process, of a Consensual Roadmap and a Declaration of Cessation of Hostilities.

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Mali: Humanitarian flight schedules (as of 25 July 2014)

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Le Secrétaire général salue l'adoption d'une feuille de route pour les négociations de paix

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UN News Service

25 juillet 2014 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a félicité jeudi les parties maliennes pour l'adoption d'une feuille de route consensuelle à l'issue de la première phase des négociations inter-maliennes qui a eu lieu sous l'égide de l'Algérie.

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UN chief welcomes roadmap adopted by parties at inter-Malian peace talks

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UN News Service

25 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Malian parties on the adoption of a roadmap at the end of the first round of peace talks, while voicing his deep concern at the deteriorating security situation in parts of northern Mali.

“He commends participants for their willingness to engage in constructive dialogue in line with the 18 June 2013 Ouagadougou Agreement,” the Secretary-General’s spokesperson said in a statement issued last night.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 25 July 2014

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Mali + 7 others
Il faut mobiliser un soutien d'urgence pour affronter l'insécurité alimentaire croissante au Sahel

Un déficit de financement de 100 millions de dollars entrave la lutte contre la faim dans la région

25 juillet 2014, Rome – L'ONU a invité aujourd'hui la communauté internationale de donateurs à renouveler l'engagement de lutte contre la faim et l'insécurité alimentaire au Sahel en protégeant et en renforçant la résilience des familles pauvres et extrêmement pauvres de la région.

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Mali + 7 others
UN says more support urgently needed to tackle growing food insecurity in the Sahel

A funding gap of $100 million is delaying interventions that could prevent the food security situation from worsening and the capacities of vulnerable communities to cope with repeated shocks are deteriorating.

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USAID Tracks Displaced Families in Mali

When a crisis hits, people move—often with nothing but the clothes on their back. In 2012 and 2013, more than half a million people fled their homes in northern and central Mali due to protracted conflict. When the crisis eased, thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees voluntarily returned to their homes. The humanitarian community in Mali needed to know—and fast—where families were headed and what they needed to save lives and deliver assistance.

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Italy + 6 others
Se necesita acción urgente en Europa para frenar el aumento de muertes en el mar

Más de 800 personas han muerto en lo que va de año en el Mediterráneo. Muchos buscaban seguridad por conflictos o guerras civiles.

GINEBRA, Suiza, 24 de julio de 2014 (ACNUR/UNHCR) – En los últimos diez días, más de 260 personas han muerto o han desaparecido cuando intentaban cruzar el Mediterráneo hacia Europa.

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UNMAS Annual Report 2013

In 2013 UNMAS made the world safer. Whether it was through spearheading humanitarian mine action in Afghanistan and Mali, assisting United Nations deployment in the Central African Republic, completing the landmine survey of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attaining agreements to demine in the West Bank or building secure weapons storage facilities in Libya, the lead United Nations entity on explosives hazards saved lives.

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Guinea + 12 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - July 22, 2014

Above-average and well distributed rainfall in Bi-modal and Guinean-Sudanian zones

Key Messages

  • June rainfall was mostly above average and well distributed in time in the Bi-modal and the Guinean-Sudanian Zones, ensuring good maturation of first season crops.

  • Delays in pasture regeneration is to be expected in northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania, as well as the Lake Chad region due to a combination of significant rainfall deficits recorded in June and unfavorable medium term forecast.

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Mali, northern rebels agree on 'roadmap' for peace talks

Source: Reuters - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:36 GMT

By Hamid Ould Ahmed

ALGIERS, July 24 (Reuters) - Mali's government and Tuareg-led rebels on Thursday signed an agreement for a roadmap toward securing a broader peace deal to end decades of uprisings in the north.

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CERF underfunded emergencies: 2014 2nd round, as of 21 July 2014

Eleven countries were selected for allocations from the CERF Underfunded Emergencies window, designed to ensure life-saving relief work continues in countries where needs are high but financial support is low.

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Le RSSG félicite le Mali et les mouvements armés pour leur volonté de s’engager dans le dialogue

Alger, le 24 juillet 2014. À l’issue de la première étape des négociations de paix inter-maliennes qui s’est tenue du 16 au 24 juillet à Alger, à l’initiative du gouvernement Algérien entouré par une équipe de médiation comprenant, auprès de l’ONU/MINUSMA, la CEDEAO, l’Union africaine, l’Union européenne et l’Organisation de la coopération islamique, le Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Bert Koenders, exprime sa satisfaction à l’égard de l’enclenchement du processus.

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Mali: gouvernement et groupes armés signent un document sur la "fin des hostilités" (AFP)

07/24/2014 19:23 GMT

ALGER, 24 juillet 2014 (AFP) - Le gouvernement du Mali et six groupes armés ont signé jeudi à Alger un document sur la "cessation des hostilités" dans le cadre de négociations de paix dans ce pays du Sahel, a constaté un journaliste de l'AFP.

Les deux parties ont aussi signé une "feuille de route" ayant pour objet "la mise en place d'un cadre pour des négociations de paix pour permettre l'émergence d'une solution globale et négociée", selon un document consulté par l'AFP.

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Beating the Lean Season in Mali

By Krystle van Hoof — 24 July 2014

Below-average rainfall in 2013 brought meager harvests and food stocks have run out early this year. Malian farmers who planted in May must now wait until October for the next harvest, and vulnerable communities are feeling the pressure.

BAMAKO - Some 80 percent of people in Mali rely on farming to feed themselves. When the lean season hits and stocks run dry, families often have few options and may resort to selling their livestock or tools to buy food.

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IOM Mali: Quarterly Report April– June 2014

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International Organization for Migration:

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Mali : Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 30 June 2014)

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UNHCR calls for urgent European action to end refugee and migrant deaths at sea

More than 800 people, many of them seeking safety from conflict and civil war, have died this year in the Mediterranean, compared to a total 600 deaths in 2013, and 500 in 2012.

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Les premières victimes entendues par la justice sur fond de négociations politiques : la lutte contre l’impunité ne doit pas être sacrifiée

Bamako, Paris, Nairobi, le 23 Juillet 2014 – Des victimes de violations graves des droits humains lors du conflit au Nord du Mali en 2012 constituées parties civiles et accompagnées par la FIDH et l’AMDH ont, pour la première fois, témoigné devant la justice malienne ces derniers jours.