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24 Oct 2016 description

Women and men access, use, and benefit from water differently; yet due to existing gender disparities, their relationship to water is often unequal.

In many households, women are the primary users and managers of water for domestic activities, including cooking, cleaning, subsistence agriculture, health and sanitation; men primarily use water resources for income-generating activities such as irrigation for cash crops or supporting livestock.

24 Oct 2016 description


24 Oct 2016 description


  • During the lean season, assistance was provided to 250,000 people, including children 6-59 months, pregnant women and nursing mothers.

  • Due to lack of funds school children will receive reduced rations for the upcoming school year starting in October. If immediate funding is not secured the gains that have been made could be jeopardized.

24 Oct 2016 description

Poursuite d’une résurgence en Mauritanie et possible développement d’une autre résurgence au Soudan

Une résurgence du Criquet pèlerin se poursuit dans l’ouest de la Mauritanie, où des groupes d’adultes sont présents et des pontes et des éclosions en cours, entraînant la formation de groupes et de petites bandes de larves des premiers stades. Des opérations de lutte terrestre sont en cours et près de 6 500 ha ont été traités depuis le début de la campagne.

24 Oct 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Manipadma Jena

NEW DELHI/BONN, Oct 18 2016 (IPS) - One of the critical challenges facing the world today is that emerging migration patterns are increasingly rooted in the depletion of natural resources.

Entire populations are being disempowered and uprooted as the land that they rely on for their survival and for their future no longer provides sustenance.

21 Oct 2016 description
infographic World Health Organization

Situation update

  • A total of 90 cases and 28 deaths (CFR: 31%) reported between 02 August and 05 October 2016 from Tchintabaraden in Tahoua region.

  • High risk of spread to neighboring countries given the prevailing security situation, population movement and limited public health infrastructure in the affected areas.

Actions Undertaken

21 Oct 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extremely drug-resistant TB.

21 Oct 2016 description

Outbreak continues in Mauritania and could develop in Sudan

A Desert Locust outbreak continues in western Mauritania where groups of mature adults are present, and egg-laying and hatching are underway, causing early instar hopper groups and small bands to form. Ground control operations are in progress and have treated nearly 6,500 ha since the beginning of the campaign.

In Morocco, solitarious adults are present in the Adrar Settouf area of the extreme south as well as further north along the southern side of the Atlas Mountains.

20 Oct 2016 description

La situation épidémiologique de cette semaine a été caractérisée par la confirmation d’une épidémie de rougeole de la 40ème semaine dans le district sanitaire de Kita, région de Kayes. L’investigation des cas a été faite et les résultats provisoires de la riposte vaccinale font état de 2 553 enfants de 6 à 59 mois vaccinés soit un taux de couverture vaccinale de 96,08% au J2. Télécharger la situation épidémiologique pour plus de détails

20 Oct 2016 description


20 Oct 2016 description
report European Commission
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Press Release
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Annex 1 – Key issues and events until end of 2016
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Annex 2 – High Level Visits of EU and Member States in 2016
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Annex 3 – Progress in priority countries

European Commission - Press release

Managing migration effectively: Commission reports on progress in the implementation of the Partnership Framework with third countries

Brussels, 18 October 2016

The Commission presents today its first progress Report on implementing the Partnership Frameworks with third countries: the EU's new approach to more effectively managing migration jointly with countries of origin and transit is starting to yield results.

20 Oct 2016 description


  • Epidémie de Fièvre de la Vallée du Rift pour la première fois au Niger.

  • Deux sites de réfugiés maliens attaqués entre le 10 septembre et le 6 octobre.

  • Plus de 123 000 personnes affectées par les inondations.

  • Plus de 300 000 personnes déplacées dans la région de Diffa.

Epidémie de fièvre de la Vallée du Rift dans la région de Tahoua