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28 Feb 2015 description

De faibles revenus et des termes d’échange en régression pour les ménages pauvres

MESSAGES CLÉS

27 Feb 2015 description

Local rice and sorghum are the most consumed food products by poor households in Mauritania followed by imported wheat which is a substitute that these households turn to the most. Local rice is grown in the river valley (in the southern regions of Trarza, Brakna, Gorgol and Guidimakha). Sorghum is produced in all areas of production (rainfed) and in flood-recession areas. However, a significant portion is imported from Mali and Senegal. Mauritania depends greatly on food imports (70% in a good agricultural year and 85% in a bad year) than on internal production.

26 Feb 2015 description

Nouakchott, 10/02/2015 - Le FNUAP a remis, mardi à Nouakchott, au ministère de la santé, un don de matériel destiné à renforcer les efforts du gouvernement mauritanien dans la prévention du virus Ebola.

Ce matériel d'une valeur de plus de 10 millions d'ouguiyas comprend des tenus spécifiques pour les agents de santé, des équipements pour les sages-femmes et agents des maternités en plus de consommables.

25 Feb 2015 description

Cote D’Ivoire
IDPs Begin to Return Home
Displaced populations in the country’s western Olodio locality and other areas are gradually returning to their villages despite lingering insecurity. Some 3,000 people fled their homes following armed attacks on Dahioké, Grabo and Irato areas in January. Humanitarian actors are assessing the possibility of food distributions in communities of return.

24 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 February 2015

Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.

20 Feb 2015 description

Japan - The Japanese Government has committed additional funds to support IOM’s operations in the face of increasingly complex humanitarian crises.

From its “supplementary budget FY2014,” the Japanese Government will avail a total of US$31.5 million to support IOM activities for vulnerable migrants, internally displaced persons, returnees and affected communities.

19 Feb 2015 description

Mediation Can Prevent, Resolve Natural Resources Disputes New UN Guide Launched

Drawing on decades of experience in the field of mediation of natural resource conflicts, the Guide provides best practices and strategies for mediating different types of resource conflicts.

17 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 11–17 February 2015

Myanmar: Fighting between the Myanmar army and the MNDAA, an insurgent group in the Kokang area of Shan state, displaced tens of thousands of people. Some fled into central Myanmar, while between 30,000 and 50,000 are thought to have crossed into Nansan, Yunnan province, China.

16 Feb 2015 description

Bruxelles, 16 février 2015

En 2015, l'Union européenne fournira 156 millions d'euros d'aide humanitaire à la région du Sahel, où près de 20 millions d'êtres humains ignorent d'où viendra leur prochain repas et où plus de cinq millions d'enfants souffrent de malnutrition aiguë. Le Royaume-Uni contribue à hauteur de 45 millions d'euros à ce financement de l'Union européenne en faveur du Sahel, qui doit permettre de relever les défis humanitaires dans la région.

16 Feb 2015 description

Summary: 16 February 2015, Brussels - EU boosts humanitarian aid to €156 million in 2015 to meet the increasing needs in the Sahel region

The European Union will give €156 million in humanitarian funding in 2015 to the Sahel region, where close to 20 million people don't know where their next meal will come from and more than 5 million children suffer from acute malnutrition. The UK is contributing to the European Union's funding for the Sahel with €45 million to respond to the humanitarian challenges in the region.

16 Feb 2015 description

(Dakar, 16 Février 2015) : Robert Piper, le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies et Coordonnateur Humanitaire Régional pour le Sahel a présenté aujourd’hui à Dakar l'appel de fonds humanitaire pour le Sahel pour 2015. Le plan cherche à mobiliser 1,96 milliards de dollars pour fournir une assistance humanitaire vitale à des millions de personnes affectées par les crises au Burkina Faso, au Cameroun, en Gambie, au Mali, en Mauritanie, au Niger, au Nigéria, au Tchad, et au Sénégal.

16 Feb 2015 description

(Dakar, 16 February 2015): Robert Piper, the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel presented the Sahel humanitarian appeal for 2015 in Dakar today. The plan calls for US$1.96 billion to bring vital assistance to millions of people affected by crises in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

16 Feb 2015 description

Escalating violence is a worrying pattern that threatens hard-won gains in curbing the trend of growing needs in the Sahel. Conflicts and insecurity in northeast Nigeria, Mali and the Central African Republic create more suffering for communities that are already amongst the world’s poorest.

Sahel: A call for humanitarian aid - Responding to the needs of people affected by crises in the Sahel

15 Feb 2015 description

Paris, France – « Confronté à des défis complexes pour la paix, la stabilité et le développement, le Sahel nécessite une approche régionale et une coalition de toutes les bonnes volontés pour mettre fin à l’insécurité », a annoncé Ruby Sandhu-Rojon, Directrice adjointe du bureau Régional pour l’Afrique du PNUD, lors du lancement par la France du projet d’Appui à la coopération transfrontalière au Sahel (ACTS).

14 Feb 2015 description

Paris – “The Sahel faces complex challenges to peace, stability and development,” said Ruby Sandhu-Rojon, the Deputy Regional Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, as France launched the Sahel Cross-Border Cooperation Assistance Programme (ACTS). “To end insecurity, the region requires a regional approach and a coalition of the willing.”