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06 May 2016 description

On 26 April 2016 the Peace and Security Council (PSC) discussed the crucial issue of post-conflict reconstruction and development in Africa.

Despite the many reports and documents on this issue, the continent is still struggling to find the right ways of helping countries that have recently emerged from conflict. There is a dire need for these processes across the continent, from the Central African Republic (CAR) to Mali and South Sudan.

06 May 2016 description

L'essentiel:

  • De bonnes productions agricoles 2015-2016 sont confirmées auSahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest.

06 May 2016 description

This is Security Council Report’s first research report on peace operations. To view the full report, please download the PDF.

06 May 2016 description
report Voice of America

Katarina Hoije

May 05, 2016 11:57 AM

BAMAKO—

Another door may be closing for Syrians fleeing the conflict in their country, this time in Africa.Mauritania was one of the last countries allowing free entry to Syrians. But in February, it too began demanding visas as officials in North Africa and the Sahel try to stem the flow of migrants and refugees traveling across the Sahara in hopes of reaching Europe.

05 May 2016 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the first quarter of 2016 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

•During Q1-2016, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by 14 percent year-on-year thanks to ample supplies and stock positions. The index is now at levels last seen in early 2007. The FAO global food price index is 15 percent lower than in Q1-2015.

05 May 2016 description
  • The Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) related to Ebola in West Africa was lifted on 29 March 2016. A total of 28 616 confirmed, probable and suspected cases have been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with 11 310 deaths.

05 May 2016 description

Situation Générale en avril 2016 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-juin 2016

aggravée en avril au Yémen où des groupes d’ailés et de petits essaims se sont formés sur la côte méridionale puis déplacés dans l’intérieur où ils ont pondu. Les éclosions ont débuté fi n avril et on s’attend, en mai, à des éclosions généralisées suivies de la formation de groupes et bandes larvaires au sein d’une vaste zone où les opérations de prospection et de lutte sont diffi ciles à cause de l’éloignement et l’insécurité.

04 May 2016 description

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, May 4 (UNHCR) – Taking a sheaf of palm fronds in her hand, Tuareg artisan Bintou starts to weave a decorative mat to be fixed on a newly designed desk lamp that may one day light up homes in Europe and elsewhere.

An accomplished leather worker back home in Mali, she is among some 20 refugees learning new skills at a residential workshop in neighbouring Burkina Faso that aims to help them develop their traditional products and market them abroad.

03 May 2016 description

(Bamako, 3 mai 2016) – La Coordonnatrice de l’action humanitaire au Mali par intérim, Mme. Fatouma Seid, condamne fermement l’attaque d’un convoi humanitaire de l’ONG Conseil Danois pour les Réfugiés (DRC), survenue le vendredi 29 avril à 75 km au sudouest de la ville de Gao, sur l’axe routier Dorey - N’Tillit. Des individus non identifiés s’en sont pris directement au convoi en tirant sur ses occupants. Trois travailleurs humanitaires ont été blessés, dont un gravement, et deux véhicules ont été incendiés.

03 May 2016 description

(Bamako, 3 May 2016) – The acting Humanitarian Coordinator in Mali, Mrs. Fatouma Seid, strongly condemns the attack on a humanitarian convoy of the NGO Danish Refugee Council (DRC), which occurred Friday, 29 April, 75 km South-West of the city of Gao, on the Dorey - N'Tillit road axis. Unidentified individuals directly attacked the convoy shooting at its occupants. Three humanitarian workers were injured, including one seriously, and two vehicles were set ablaze.

03 May 2016 description

184,546 arrivals by sea in 2016

1,357 dead/missing

published 10:00 CET 1 May

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

03 May 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Soudure : 3 millions de personnes seront en insécurité alimentaire

  • Des écoles restent fermées dans le nord et le centre du pays

  • Us et coutumes, facteurs clés de la malnutrition au Mali

  • Analyse des conflits intercommunautaires à Ménaka

16 pour cent de la population malienne affectée par l’insécurité alimentaire cette année

03 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lean season: 3 million people will be food insecure

  • Some schools remain closed in the north and center of the country

  • Customs and traditions, keys factors of malnutrition in Mali

  • Analysis of intercommunity conflicts in Menaka

16 percent of the Malian population affected by food insecurity this year

03 May 2016 description

Greece - International Organization for Migration reports an estimated 184,546 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through 1 May. Latest fatalities stand at 1,357, which includes reports of at least four deadly shipwrecks off Libya’s coast since last Friday (29 April). whose fatalities are estimated as 113 men, women and children according to witnesses who spoke to IOM staffers after arriving in Italy at Catania, Pozzallo, Lampedusa and Trapani

03 May 2016 description

Key messages

  • The European Union has allocated €16.8 million in humanitarian funding for Burkina-Faso in 2016, with the purpose of scaling up nutrition care for severely malnourished children, provide food assistance and livelihood support via cash transfers or vouchers and ensure adequate protection for refugees. Over 14 000 households, or more than 100 000 persons, will benefit from food security assistance.