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29 Jul 2016 description

Key Drivers of the Crisis

  • The approaching lean season, as well as low and late funding, continue to increase the overall chronic vulnerability and erode communities' resilience, many of which resort to negative coping strategies.
  • The nutritional situation is critical, with two several regions and departments exceeding the WHO threshold of 15%. The north east of the country is particularly affected by the nutritional crisis, requiring an urgent intervention in the coming months.
  • Recurring floods during the rainy season could affect over 210.000 persons.
29 Jul 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

  • Endemic of food insecurity due to crop failure/ poor harvest, rising food prices and loss of livelihoods as a result of frequent natural disasters (droughts, floods).

  • Lack of integrated early warning systems to facilitate early response and assist affected populations to cope better with shocks.

  • Poor sanitation and access to clean water are main causes of waterborne diseases. Prevalence of epidemics, lack of access to adequate health services and poor health service delivery

29 Jul 2016 description

Posted: 07/29/16
Region-Country: Africa and Middle East / Senegal

Senegal - This week IOM organized two training sessions on entrepreneurship for 40 returned migrants in Dakar and Touba in Senegal.

The four-day training, conducted with the National Agency for the Promotion of Youth Employment (ANPEJ), focused on building participants’ capacity in basic business management to facilitate their successful reintegration into Senegalese society.

29 Jul 2016 description

251,557 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,034 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 29 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

29 Jul 2016 description
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Heavy rains may lead to flooding in East and West Africa, dryness persists in Central America

  1. Consistent and above average rain over the past few weeks has led to moisture surpluses throughout much of Eastern Africa. Torrential rain is forecast to continue over western Sudan and the highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, which is likely to raise the River Nile and Al Gash River levels further and potentially result in flooding over many areas of Sudan during the next week.

28 Jul 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Il faut continuer sur cette voie en menant des enquêtes et en engageant des poursuites en justice

28 Jul 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Sustain Momentum With Investigations, Prosecutions

26 Jul 2016 description
report European Commission

Commission européenne - Déclaration

Dakar, le 26 juillet 2016

Aujourd'hui, en visite au Sénégal dans le cadre du dialogue politique à haut niveau entre le Sénégal et l'Union européenne, le Commissaire Dimitris Avramopoulos a lancé un Cadre de Partenariat entre l'Union européenne et le Sénégal. Suite aux rencontres avec le Président de la République, Macky Sall, le Ministre des Affaires Etrangères, Mankeur Ndiaye, et le Ministre de l'Intérieur, Abdoulaye Daouda Diallo, un communiqué de presse conjoint a été publié:

26 Jul 2016 description

249,854 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,034 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 26 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

26 Jul 2016 description

Key Messages

  • Les récoltes moyennes à supérieurs à la moyenne du riz en cours dans la vallée du fleuve Sénégal contribuent à améliorer les disponibilités en cette denrée qui constitue la principale céréale consommée. Les opportunités de mains d’œuvre dans les récoltes et dans l’installation de la nouvelle campagne agricole procurent aux ménages pauvres des revenus et de la nourriture moyens pour satisfaire leurs besoins.

25 Jul 2016 description
report World Vision

En 2014, plus de 527 400 personnes ont pu être aidées dans nos 14 programmes de développement.

Autant de vies changées, comme celle d’Aye qui a pu retrouver le chemin de l’école au Myanmar. Elle bénéficie des cours du soir mis en place par Vision du Monde, pour les enfants qui travaillent la journée afin d’aider leurs parents. Ce programme est une véritable opportunité pour Aye. Elle apprend à écrire, lire, compter, et peut maintenant espérer un avenir meilleur.

25 Jul 2016 description

La Direction de la Coopération Internationale du Gouvernement Princier s’est rendue, au Sénégal, du 12 au 20 juillet 2016, afin d’y rencontrer ses partenaires locaux.

A l’occasion de ce déplacement, des séances de travail avec le Consul de Monaco au Sénégal, Maître Guédel NDIAYE, ont permis d’évoquer les programmes soutenus par la Coopération monégasque, notamment, la lutte contre la drépanocytose, l’amélioration de la santé maternelle et infantile, l’insertion socio-professionnelle des jeunes ou encore l’assistance aux victimes de la traite.

22 Jul 2016 description

NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have opened a new environmental monitoring program in West Africa that will enhance the role of space-based observations in the management of climate-sensitive issues facing the world today.

21 Jul 2016 description

Migration wreaks a heavy toll. The families of migrants who go missing have to live with not only the uncertainty about what happened to them, but also psychological, socio-economic and legal problems.

After researching the needs of these families, since 2015 the ICRC and the Senegalese Red Cross have been running a project offering psychosocial support to these families.

There are currently 195 families benefitting from support-group sessions, literacy classes, vocational training and funding to set up their own businesses.

20 Jul 2016 description

Every year, some 287,000 women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries, where Handicap International is working to improve the health of women, mothers and children.

Due to a lack of information, problems accessing health centers, and unaffordable medical care, every day nearly 1,600 women and 10,000 newborn infants die as a result of preventable complications.

20 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit are being transformed into an Action Plan.

  • Some 3.8 million people in the Lake Chad Basin are facing severe food insecurity in the current lean period.

  • Aid groups step up response to people in need across the Lake Chad Basin, where hunger and malnutrition are on the rise.

  • Heavy flooding triggered by torrential rains in Ghana, Chad and Niger.

  • Ebola outbreak is over in the three worst-hit West African countries.

20 Jul 2016 description

By Camille Roch, 20 July 2016

Dialogue sessions with local communities on human rights are finding solutions to end double discrimination faced by women living with physical disabilities in Senegal.

A dozen women sit in front of the National Association for the Physically Handicapped (ANHM) in Thies, Senegal, after a dialogue session on discrimination.