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Peace and Security Council 426th meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 7 April 2014

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African Union

PRESS STATEMENT

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 426th meeting held on 7 April 2014, was briefed by the Commissioner for Political Affairs of the AU on the human rights situation in Mali, during the period of the occupation of the three northern regions of Timbuktu, Gao and Kidal of the country by armed separatists in January 2012.

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EUCAP Sahel Mali: EU support mission for internal security in Mali established

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European Union

The Council today established a civilian mission under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) to support the internal security forces in Mali.

EUCAP Sahel Mali is an additional contribution to the EU's overall support to stability, institutional reform and the full restoration of state authority throughout the country. The mission will support the Malian state to ensure constitutional and democratic order and the conditions for lasting peace as well as to maintain its authority throughout the entire territory.

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Mali + 3 others
Aucun cas de fièvre Ebola confirmé au Mali après des analyses (gouvernement)

04/15/2014 15:48 GMT

BAMAKO, 15 avril 2014 (AFP) - Les analyses effectuées en laboratoire sur dix échantillons de cas suspects de fièvre hémorragique au Mali ont exclu la présence du virus Ebola dans ce pays, où aucun nouveau cas suspect n'a été enregistré, a affirmé mardi le gouvernement malien.

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Nigeria + 6 others
West and Central Africa Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot, 8– 14 April 2014

CAMEROON
7,000 NEW ARRIVALS FROM CAR
The influx of refugees from CAR continues with some 7,000 arrivals since the previous week. The number of entry points increased following violence near the former main crossings at Garoua Boulai and Kenzou. Many refugees arrive exhausted and with injuries. In 2014, Cameroon has received almost 70,000 CAR refugees.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The 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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EUCAP Sahel Mali: création d'une mission de soutien de l'UE aux forces de sécurité intérieure du Mali

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European Union

Luxembourg, le 15 avril 2014 8773/14 (OR. en) PRESSE 221

EUCAP Sahel Mali: création d'une mission de soutien de l'UE aux forces de sécurité intérieure du Mali

Ce jour, le Conseil a créé, au titre de la politique de sécurité et de défense commune (PSDC), une mission civile de soutien aux forces de sécurité intérieure du Mali.

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Guinea + 3 others
Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Situation as of 14 April 2014)

Guinea

As of 14 April, the Ministry of Health of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 168 clinically compatible cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 108 deaths.

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World + 14 others
Field Exchange No. 47 (April 2014)

• Milling vouchers in South Sudan

• IYCF indicators in small sample surveys

• Surge support to CMAM services in Kenya

• Goat feeding and milk access in Ethiopia

• Nutrition impact and positive practice circles

• Sectoral integration with cash programming

• Barrier analysis on breastfeeding in Mali

• Material support to health posts in Ethiopia

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Chad + 4 others
Les Tchadiens souvent démunis continuent de fuir la RCA

Tchad - Depuis fin décembre 2013, l’OIM a enregistré plus de 95 000 rapatriés Tchadiens, ressortissants centrafricains et autres étrangers souvent démunis arrivant au Tchad depuis la République centrafricaine (RCA).

Non moins de 10 000 Tchadiens et autres ressortissants de pays tiers, notamment des Maliens et des Soudanais, ont fui vers le Cameroun. Les 30 mars et 2 avril, l’OIM a organisé des convois routiers depuis la frontière entre la RCA et le Cameroun vers Moundou au Tchad. Ces convois ont permis le retour de 1 219 migrants bloqués.

International Organization for Migration:

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Mali: un nouveau gouvernement pour relancer la réconciliation nationale

04/12/2014 12:26 GMT
Par Ahamadou CISSE

BAMAKO, 12 avril 2014 (AFP) - Le président malien Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta a nommé les membres du gouvernement dirigé par le nouveau Premier ministre Moussa Mara, une équipe resserrée dont l'une des principales tâches sera la poursuite d'une réconciliation nationale qui n'a guère avancé malgré le retour à l'ordre constitutionnel après une longue crise politico-militaire.

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Burkina Faso + 1 other
In Burkina Faso, some Mali refugees want to grow up to serve

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AlertNet

Author: Misha Hussain

  • Bella ethnic group has served Tuaregs for centuries

  • Campaigners call arrangement slavery

  • Tuareg leader in camp says his group unfairly singled out

By Misha Hussain

GOUDEBOU, Burkina Faso (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ten-year-old Atahib goes to school in the Goudebou refugee camp in the savannah of Burkina Faso, not hoping to become a teacher or a doctor like his classmates. He wants to learn so he can better serve his Tuareg masters.

AlertNet:



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Guinea + 5 others
Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest, un effrayant virus tueur venu de loin

04/11/2014 15:13 GMT

Par Coumba SYLLA

DAKAR, 11 avril 2014 (AFP) - L'Afrique de l'Ouest fait face depuis plusieurs semaines à une épidémie de fièvre hémorragique en partie due au virus Ebola qui a fait plus de 110 morts, changeant les comportements et provoquant une mobilisation internationale pour enrayer sa propagation.

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Niger + 2 others
Update: TSF's 3rd year on the borders of Mali

2 years on the borders of Mali

The month of March 2014 saw TSF entering into its third year of presence on the Malian borders.

For an information sheet summarising TSF's operations on the Malian borders, click here.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 11 April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Italy + 6 others
Italy rescues 6,000 people crossing Mediterranean in four days

GENEVA, April 11 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said on Friday the Italian navy had rescued some 6,000 people who had set out from Libya in overcrowded boats over the past four days alone.

Those rescued off the shores of Sicily and Calabria from more than 40 boats included large numbers of women and children, among them newborns and unaccompanied children, a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said.

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Chad + 4 others
Chadians Continue to Flee CAR, Often Destitute: IOM

Since late December 2013 IOM has registered and tracked over 95,000 often destitute Chadian returnees, Central African nationals and other Third Country Nationals (TCNs) arriving in Chad from the Central African Republic (CAR).

At least 10,000 Chadians and other TCNs, including Malians and Sudanese, have fled to Cameroon. IOM organized road convoys from the CAR-Cameroon border to Moundou in Chad on 30th March and April 2nd. These convoys facilitated the return home of 1,219 stranded migrants.

International Organization for Migration:

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Mali + 10 others
West Africa - Seasonal Monitor - April 2, 2014

Key Messages

Timely start to the rainy season in the Bi-modal zone

  • February to March rainfall estimates in conjunction with medium term forecasts indicate that the onset of the long season rains (March to July) began in the Bi-modal zone of West Africa in mid-March, as would be expected in a typical year.

  • Current climatic conditions are favorable for a normal start of agricultural activities in April in the Bi-modal zone.

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Guinea + 6 others
La diffusion d’informations vitales permet de ralentir la propagation du virus Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest

DAKAR, Sénégal, le 10 avril 2014 - Avec les Ministères de la santé et d'autres partenaires dans sept pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest, l'UNICEF utilise tout un arsenal de communication (textos SMS via téléphones mobiles, émissions de radio, programmes de télévision et campagnes de porte-à-porte) pour diffuser des informations d’importance critique en vue d’enrayer la propagation du virus Ebola, un virus souvent mortel.

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Guinea + 3 others
Ebola : les humanitaires intensifient leurs efforts en Afrique de l'Ouest

04/10/2014 20:37 GMT

Par Mouctar BAH et Abdoulaye BAH

CONAKRY, 10 avril 2014 (AFP) - Plusieurs organisations humanitaires ont annoncé jeudi l'intensification de leurs efforts de prévention et de lutte contre l'épidémie de fièvre Ebola en cours en Afrique de l'Ouest, particulièrement en Guinée, pays le plus affecté avec 67 morts.

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