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28 Apr 2016 description

This World Immunization Week, we are closer than ever to the target of a world free of polio, with just two remaining polio endemic countries- Afghanistan and Pakistan. Read more about what remains to be done to carry the world across the threshold here.

27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

26 Apr 2016 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Subjects: (1) Mexico & (2) Mauritania
Date: 26 April 2016

(1) Mexico

25 Apr 2016 description

The FAO COMMISSION for controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region (CLCPRO) strengthens national capacities of locustaffected countries in West and Northwest Africa in planning, training, research and effective and timely response to Desert Locust invasions in order to prevent upsurges and plagues.

The Commission contributes significantly to food and livelihoods security in northern Africa through its regional approach in preventing serious damage that locusts can inflict on pastures and agricultural production in the concerned member countries.

22 Apr 2016 description


  • Funding shortfalls will continue to force WFP to reduce food and nutritional assistance to vulnerable host population.

  • WFP is introducing the cash component to meet the requests and needs of the refugees residing in the Mberra camp.

  • In March, WFP launched their food for assets programme in the regions of Hodh El Gharbi, Hodh El Chargui and Assaba.

Operational Updates

21 Apr 2016 description

21 APRIL 2016 | GENEVA – During World Immunization Week 2016, held 24-30 April, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlines further steps countries can take to “Close the Immunization Gap” and meet global vaccination targets by 2020.

21 Apr 2016 description

Projected Food Assistance Needs for October 2016

19 Apr 2016 description

Syria: In recent weeks, clashes between Islamic State and other non-government forces over the border area between Turkey and Syria have intensified. IDPs in camps located along the border are at risk: over 35,000 have fled the area since 14 April and are in need of protection. Additional displacement is likely.

18 Apr 2016 description
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MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, UNHCR and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

MHub produces knowledge on the human rights protection issues faced by people on the move in North Africa for use by policy makers, agencies, donors, public and academia, with a view to inform advocacy, policy and program development.

17 Apr 2016 description

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall announced in Mali nearly $29 million in new humanitarian assistance to benefit Malians uprooted by the conflict that broke out there in 2012. Peace agreements are in place; however, 145,000 Malian refugees remain in Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Niger as well as more than 52,000 internally displaced Malians.

17 Apr 2016 description

Washington, Etats-Unis | AFP | dimanche 17/04/2016 - 13:55 GMT

Les Etats-Unis ont annoncé dimanche l'octroi de 29 millions de dollars supplémentaires d'aide humanitaire au Mali, à destination notamment des réfugiés déplacés par les violences.

"Des accords de paix sont en place, malgré tout 145.000 réfugiés maliens restent déplacés au Burkina Faso, en Mauritanie, au Niger, et 52.000 ont été déplacés à l'intérieur du pays", a noté le département d'Etat dans un communiqué.

14 Apr 2016 description
  • The World Health Assembly (WHA) Report on Poliomyelitis has been published. The report summarises the status against the Polio Endgame Plan and Resolution WHA68.3, adopted by the WHA in May 2015.

  • Canada has announced a contribution of $ 40 million Canadian Dollars to support the eradication of polio in Pakistan over the next three years.