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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 25 July 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Guinea + 12 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - July 22, 2014

Above-average and well distributed rainfall in Bi-modal and Guinean-Sudanian zones

Key Messages

  • June rainfall was mostly above average and well distributed in time in the Bi-modal and the Guinean-Sudanian Zones, ensuring good maturation of first season crops.

  • Delays in pasture regeneration is to be expected in northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania, as well as the Lake Chad region due to a combination of significant rainfall deficits recorded in June and unfavorable medium term forecast.

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Somalia + 13 others
CERF underfunded emergencies: 2014 2nd round, as of 21 July 2014

Eleven countries were selected for allocations from the CERF Underfunded Emergencies window, designed to ensure life-saving relief work continues in countries where needs are high but financial support is low.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 11 others
UN Emergency Fund gives $75 million to boost aid operations in the Sahel and Horn of Africa

(New York, 23 July 2014) – United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has allocated US$75 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief work in two of the world’s most neglected regions: the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 18 July 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Nigeria + 6 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (08 - 16 July 2014)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)

5,000 FEWER IDPS; 1,000 FEWER REFUGEES

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 31 others
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) 2013 Annual Progress Report

Introduction

  1. The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) was launched in 2003 with the strategic goal of achieving full access to safe, adequate and affordable water supply and sanitation for rural areas in Africa by 2025. The RWSSI targets for 2015 are aligned with the MDG targets of 70% and 62% access to water supply and sanitation, respectively. This report updates stake holders on the progress made in 2013.

Financial Status

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 9 - 15 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 11 July 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 14 others
Opinion: Unleashing African Young People’s Potential

By Adebayo Fayoyin Reprint

This is part of a series of special stories on world population and challenges to the Sustainable Development Goals on the occasion of World Population Day on July 11.

JOHANNESBURG, Jul 10 2014 (IPS) - An African proverb says “a child that we refuse to build today will end up selling the house that we may build tomorrow.”

The moral of this is clear. Unless we invest in our children and young people today, they might become a threat or a burden in the future.

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Mauritania + 1 other
L’Envoyée Spéciale pour le Sahel achève sa visite en République Islamique de Mauritanie

Dakar, 08 juillet 2014 - L’Envoyée Spéciale du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour le Sahel, Mme Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, achève aujourd’hui sa visite de deux jours en République Islamique de Mauritanie, effectuée dans le cadre de son tour officiel dans la région du Sahel.

L’Envoyée spéciale s’est entretenue avec le Président de la République Islamique de Mauritanie et Président en exercice de l’Union Africaine, M. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, sur les questions de paix et de sécurité dans la région du Sahel.

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Mauritania + 1 other
The Special Envoy for the Sahel concluded her visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Dakar, 08 July 2014 – The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the Sahel, Mrs. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, concluded today her two day-visit to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

The Special Envoy conferred with the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and current President of the African Union, Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, on issues related to peace and security in the Sahel.

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mutuma Ruteere (A/HRC/26/49/Add.1) [EN/AR]

Distr.: General
3 June 2014
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Twenty-sixth session
Agenda item 9
Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up to and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

Summary

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World + 17 others
Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa (S/2014/442 )

S/2014/442
Distr.: General
26 June 2014
Original: English

1. Introduction

  1. In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council agreed to extend the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) until 31 December 2016 and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 2 - 8 July

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Burkina Faso + 11 others
Afrique de l'Ouest: Mise à jour sur la sécurité alimentaire - Juillet 2014

Sahel et Afrique de l’Ouest: Hypothèses pour l’analyse trimestrielle de la sécurité alimentaire

Avertissement

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Mali + 10 others
Food security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel, N°56 - May 2014

Key Points

  • Population displacements as a result of violence in the Central African Republic, in northern Nigeria and in northern Mali, pose a humanitarian risk in the region. Thousands of refugees continue to arrive in Cameroon in very difficult conditions.

-Heavy rains along the Gulf of Guinea mark the start of the agricultural campaign.

  • The prices of coarse grains (millet, sorghum) remain above their five-year averages in the majority of the region’s countries.

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Burundi + 9 others
AU, AfDB Ink Agreement for Improved Access to Rural Water Supply and Sanitation for 5 Million People

The Government of Rwanda, spearheading an African Union-led initiative, and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) have signed an agreement aimed at providing at least EUR 50 million (approx. USD 70 million) within an Africa-wide resource mobilization initiative. The initiative will finance improved access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Africa. The agreement was signed on the fringes of the 23rd AU Summit held from 26-27 June 2014 In Malabo (Equatorial Guinea).