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08 Feb 2016 description
report IRIN

Nairobi, 8 février 2016 (IRIN) - Depuis quelques semaines, les forces de l’ordre sont sur le qui-vive dans la capitale sénégalaise, Dakar. La police et l’armée, présentes dans les rues, procèdent à des fouilles de voiture et appréhendent les militants islamistes présumés.

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05 Feb 2016 description
report IRIN

By Obi Anyadike, Africa Editor

NAIROBI, 4 February 2016 (IRIN) - Security has been intense over the last few weeks in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, with police and soldiers on the streets, vehicle searches, and round-ups of alleged Islamist militants.

01 Feb 2016 description

Currently, the humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are seeking over $19.8 billion to meet the needs of 89.4 million people across 37 countries. The figures may increase in the course of 2016. As of 29 January, $50 million has been received for the appeals.

In January 2015, the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals required $16.4 billion to meet the needs of 57.5 million people across 22 countries.

The year ended with requirements at $19.9 billion, an increase of $3.5 billion, to meet the needs of 82 million people in 38 countries.

01 Feb 2016 description

In the Sahel, extreme poverty, fast-growing populations, climate change, recurrent food and nutrition crises, armed conflicts and insecurity are building up to a perfect storm threatening the lives of communities already living on the brink of crisis.

The region is one of the world’s climate change hotspots. Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, more frequent droughts and floods and land degradation threaten the livelihoods of a population in which the majority relies on agriculture for survival.

30 Jan 2016 description

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.

28 Jan 2016 description

Lomé accueille du 26 au 28 janvier, un atelier sous régional sur les abus et exploitations sexuels (AES) dans un contexte de maintien de la paix. Une centaine de participants, pour la plupart des officiers supérieurs des forces de défense et de sécurité des pays suivant y prennent part : Bénin, Burkina-Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinée, Mali, Niger, Sénégal et Togo. L’initiative vient du Centre d’Entrainement aux opérations de maintien de la Paix (CEOMP) basé à Lomé.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$20,026,000

24 Jan 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JULY 2016*

19 Jan 2016 description

Key messages

  • The Sahel continues face a food and nutrition* crisis which is compounded by the erosion of people’s resilience due to the quick succession of the crises, the absence of basic services and the ramifications of conflicts in the region.

19 Jan 2016 description

UNODC Sahel Programme

The objective of the Contribution of UNODC to the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel is to support the strengthening of capacities of Governments in the region and enhance the accessibility, efficiency and accountability of criminal justice systems in order to combat drug trafficking, illicit trafficking, organized crime, terrorism and corruption.

08 Jan 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JUNE 2016

07 Jan 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Les partenaires humanitaires cherchent deux milliards de dollars US pour financer l’aide au Sahel en 2016.

  • 4,5 millions de personnes déplacées au Sahel, un nombre qui a triplé en deux ans.

  • Environ 4,4 millions de personnes vivant dans le bassin du lac Tchad ont besoin d’une aide alimentaire d’urgence.

  • Près de 50 000 personnes ont été déplacées à la suite des violences survenues en RCA où les violations des droits de l’homme persistent.

05 Jan 2016 description

Lu par Mme Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, Envoyée spéciale du Secrétaire général pour le Sahel

Je remercie la République du Mali d’avoir organisé cette quatrième réunion de la Plateforme Ministérielle de coordination des stratégies Sahel, et salue les efforts entrepris par la présidence malienne et les partenaires régionaux et internationaux pour renforcer la coordination entre les diverses initiatives visant à améliorer les conditions de vie des populations du Sahel.

31 Dec 2015 description

As of 30 December, the funding gap of the 2015 UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$9.6 billion which means that 48 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.

During December, newly reported contributions to FTS totalled $736 million for humanitarian response: for response plans specifically, $81.7 million for Iraq, $80.6 million for Yemen, and $41.4 million for Niger. As reported to FTS by 30 December, over $1.7 billion of humanitarian funding remain in outstanding pledges (of which $404 million is allocated for the coordinated response plans).

29 Dec 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council informed me of the Council’s concurrence with my recommendation that the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) be extended until 31 December 2016, and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.