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27 Oct 2016 description

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

27 Oct 2016 description

La situation épidémiologique de cette semaine a été caractérisée par la notification d’une épidémie suspecte de diphtérie dans le district de Mopti. L’investigation a été faite ainsi que la prise en charge des cas. La riposte vaccinale fait état de l’administration de la première dose de vaccin Pentavalent à cent soixante-neuf (169) personnes.

27 Oct 2016 description


  • Funding gaps are currently jeopardizing the implementation of all activities. Considering current level of funding, three regions out of seven will be prioritized for PRRO and two provinces out of four will be targeted for CP.

  • Government carried out an evaluation of the pilot-project for the introduction of locallyproduced yoghurt in the school canteens in Sahel. A workshop for the validation of evaluation findings was held in Dori (Sahel region) on 27 September.

WFP Assistance

27 Oct 2016 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the third quarter of 2016 (July to September). The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

27 Oct 2016 description


  • 21,294 Persons arriving by sea in August 2016.

  • 115,068 Persons arriving by sea in 2016 (as of 31 August).

  • 16,863 Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) arrived by sea in 2016 (as of 31 August).

  • 72,470 Asylum applications in 2016, including from sea and other arrivals (as of 31 August).

  • 40% Average EU protection rate of top nationalities arriving by sea in Italy between January and August 2016.

27 Oct 2016 description

Harvests are in progress throughout the region and an above-average production is expected


  • From early July until early October, the West Africa region has mostly received average to above-average rains that are well-distributed (Figures 1 and 2); the resulting adequate moisture conditions have met the various crops’ water requirements throughout the growing period.

27 Oct 2016 description
report UN Security Council


Seize ans après l’adoption, par le Conseil de sécurité, de la résolution pionnière 1325 (2000), force est de constater que les femmes sont bien trop souvent empêchées de participer pleinement aux processus de paix et de consolidation de la paix, alors que leur utilité n’est plus à démontrer, a déclaré, aujourd’hui au Conseil de sécurité, le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon, venu présenter son dernier rapport à ce sujet.

26 Oct 2016 description

On 25 October 2016, the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) and the European Union Political and Security Committee (EU PSC) held their 9th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, as part of their regular dialogue within the framework of the Africa - EU partnership. The meeting was co-chaired by Ambassador Catherine Muigai Mwangi (Kenya), Chairperson of the AU PSC for the month of October 2016, and Ambassador Walter Stevens, Permanent Chair of the EU PSC.

26 Oct 2016 description


Locusts will decline in southeast Mauritania as a few remaining groups form and move to the northwest where they will supplement egg-laying that started during the last week of September. Second-generation hatching that commenced in early October will continue until about early November, giving rise to hopper groups and bands throughout November.

26 Oct 2016 description

Regional mixed migration summary for August 2016 covering mixed migration events, incidents, trends and data for the West Africa region (in particular Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal and Liberia).

In this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

26 Oct 2016 description
report UN Security Council

25 OCTOBER 2016

NGO Working Group Urges Improved United Nations-Civil Society Engagement

Despite the vital role of women in preventing conflict and helping to forge peace, they were far too often prevented from participating fully in peacemaking processes to the detriment of society as a whole, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon told the Security Council today, as it began a day-long debate open on the subject.

26 Oct 2016 description

Only 2 out of 5 people in need will receive food security support with current funding levels.

26 Oct 2016 description
report UN Women

By Nahla Valji, Deputy Chief of UN Women’s Peace and Security Section

26 Oct 2016 description

On Monday foreign minister Bert Koenders met with his Malian counterpart, Abdoulaye Diop. The two ministers discussed the peace process in Mali and MINUSMA, the UN mission to which the Netherlands will continue contributing next year. The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, was also present at the meeting.

26 Oct 2016 description

Globally averaged CO2 levels reach 400 parts per million in 2015

High greenhouse gas levels mark start of new era of climate reality

Globally averaged concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached the symbolic and significant milestone of 400 parts per million for the first time in 2015 and surged again to new records in 2016 on the back of the very powerful El Niño event, according to the World Meteorological Organization's annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.