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30 Sep 2016 description

23.09.2016 – Better harvest yields are enabling Mali’s farmers to improve their income and thus help stabilise the country’s economy.

The West African country of Mali is one of the poorest in the world. Half of its rural population lives below the poverty level and is underfed or malnourished. Agriculture is thus vital for Mali as it provides food security and income for large segments of the population. However, climate change, population growth and the security situation pose a threat to agricultural production.

30 Sep 2016 description

Overview

Russia will have the presidency of the Council in October, when Council members will hold their first colour-coded straw poll for the position of the next Secretary-General, giving the first clear indication of which candidates could face a veto in a formal vote.

Russia has organised a debate on UN cooperation with regional and sub-regional organisations, in particular the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

30 Sep 2016 description

La situation épidémiologique de cette semaine a été caractérisée par une accalmie pour les maladies sous surveillance sur l’ensemble du territoire national. Par ailleurs, les actions entreprises suite à la survenue de l’épidémie de la fièvre de la vallée du Rift dans le district de Tchintabaraden de la région de Tahoua au Niger, frontalière avec la région de Ménaka se poursuivent.

30 Sep 2016 description

Entre juillet 2015 et juin 2016, les équipes d’ACTED au Mali ont mené une première action de renforcement de la lutte et de la prévention contre la malnutrition infantile aiguë dans la région de Mopti, notamment dans le cercle de Koro. En 2016-2017, avec l’appui de DG ECHO (Aide Humanitaire et Protection Civile de la Commission Européenne), ACTED entend poursuivre son action dans une deuxième phase venant compléter les résultats obtenus au cours des 12 premiers mois du projet.

30 Sep 2016 description

Overview

There will be two high-level briefings during New Zealand’s September presidency: one on the Middle East, with a Syria focus, chaired by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, and the other on counter-terrorism and aviation security, chaired by New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully.
Council members are expected to continue to hold straw polls to gauge the viability of candidates that have been nominated for the position of the next Secretary-General.

30 Sep 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 302,486 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 28 September, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 166,610 people have arrived in Greece and 132,044 in Italy during 2016.
Total arrivals on the Mediterranean through the month of September in 2015 were 518,181 – nearly 60 percent higher.

30 Sep 2016 description

302,486 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,502 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 30 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

30 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Funding gaps are currently jeopardizing the implementation of all activities.

  • Projects have been revised and aligned with the level of funding in both Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) and Country Programme (CP). Three regions out of seven will be prioritized for PRRO and two provinces out of four will be targeted for CP.

Operational Updates

30 Sep 2016 description

Tropical cyclone Matthew expected to impact Hispaniola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Seasonal Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years across the inner Niger delta in Mali.

  2. Low and poorly distributed seasonal rainfall across parts of central Senegal and The Gambia have led to strengthening moisture deficits.

29 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission

Commission européenne - Fiche d'information

Bruxelles, le 29 septembre 2016

Le Commissaire européen à la coopération et au développement, Neven Mimica, effectue une visite d’un jour au Mali. A cette occasion, il signera le lancement de plusieurs projets de coopération et s’entretiendra avec les plus hautes autorités maliennes.

29 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 29 September 2016

On behalf of the European Commission, Commissioner for International cooperation and Development Neven Mimica has announced new support for the people of Mali. At the core of the Commissioner's official visit to Mali today is the EU's assistance for the stabilisation and development of the country.

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

Why GAO Did This Study?

29 Sep 2016 description

Bruxelles, le 29 septembre 2016

L'Union européenne poursuit son engagement en faveur du développement et de la stabilisation du Mali

Le Commissaire européen à la coopération et au développement, Neven Mimica, effectue une visite d’un jour au Mali. A cette occasion, il signera le lancement de plusieurs projets de coopération et s’entretiendra avec les plus hautes autorités maliennes.

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • The lean season distributions are ongoing in all regions. Assistance has been provided to 250,000 people, including children between 6-59 months and pregnant and nursing women.

  • The launch of the e-voucher system took place in Mangaizé refugee camp using SCOPE database which ensures transparency and quality of data, and facilitates data analysis and distributions.

Operational Update

Integrated resilience programme:

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: