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17 Mar 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

At the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul in May 2016, global leaders came together to express their commitment to place people at the centre of decision-making and action. In doing so, they reaffirmed that the scale of current humanitarian issues required greater international cooperation. The Summit triggered a major shift in how the global community will work closer together to prevent and respond to human suffering.

THE ROAD TO A NEW WAY OF WORKING…

17 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP in collaboration with the European Union, the Government and local and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) is involved in an initiative to introduce local products in the school meals programme.

  • Country office continues its advocacy efforts to mobilize resource to support the school meals programme.

WFP Assistance

14 Mar 2017 description

Brussels--Persistent insecurity and fragility in the Central African sub-region can only be addressed if national and regional actors, as well as international partners, prioritize peacebuilding and development of border areas, boost citizens' engagement and participation, and improve governance indicators and management of natural resources.

13 Mar 2017 description

CAMEROON

FEVER OUTBREAK CLAIMS 16 CHILDREN SINCE JANUARY

An eruption of fever and skin rash has sickened 43 children and caused 16 deaths in Cameroon’s Far North region since the start of the year. The cases are mainly infants younger than three years and reported in six health districts in the region. Symptoms include persistent fever, skin lesions and anaemia. Treatment, increase of surveillance and active search of patients within the communities are being undertaken as part of the response.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

08 Mar 2017 description

DC/3687-AFR/3538

NEW YORK, 8 March (Office for Disarmament Affairs/Department of Political Affairs) — The Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and all Parts and Components that can be used for their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly (Kinshasa Convention) enters into force today, today.

02 Mar 2017 description

OVERVIEW

• Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2016, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

01 Mar 2017 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

ARMED GROUPS LEAVE BAMBARI, FEAR OF ATTACKS PERSIST

Following recent clashes on the main road leading to the central town of Bambari, the UN peacekeeping mission on 21 February issued a directive for all armed groups to leave the town. Although all the gunmen had left as of 24 February, the situation remains volatile and unpredictable as fear of attacks persist.

DR CONGO

FRESH CLASHES DISPLACE OVER 23,000

01 Mar 2017 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

LES GROUPES ARMÉS QUITTENT BAMBARI

À la suite de récents affrontements sur la route principale menant à la ville de Bambari, au centre du pays, la mission de maintien de la paix de l'ONU (MINUSCA) a émis une directive le 21 février pour que tous les groupes armés quittent la ville. Bien que tous les assaillants avaient quitté la ville au 24 février, la situation reste volatile et imprévisible car la crainte d’attaques persiste.

RD CONGO

14 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP in collaboration with the European Union, the Government and local and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) is involved in an initiative to introduce local products in the school meals programme.

  • A budget revision was approved to continue capacity development and augmentation activities in the Development Project (DEV 200295).

Operational Updates

13 Feb 2017 description

By Flaviane Belval and Evelyne Karanja

YAOUNDE, 13 February 2017 – Collective action by regional organisations is a key means to help countries reduce their risk of disasters, and the Economic Community of Central African States is stepping up its efforts to rein in the impact of hazards amid rising pressure from climate change.

The ECCAS secretariat, plus its 11 member states and partners have together set out a disaster risk management and climate change action plan to be implemented over the course of this year.

03 Feb 2017 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 653ème réunion tenue le 20 janvier 2017, à Addis Abéba, a adopté la décision qui suit sur les élections en Afrique :

Le Conseil,

03 Feb 2017 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 653rd meeting, held on 20 January 2017, in Addis Ababa, adopted the following decision on Elections in Africa:

Council,

  1. Takes note of the briefing provided by the Commission, on “Elections in Africa: September – December 2016” covering the following countries: Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, Seychelles and Zambia. Council also takes note of the statement made by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Gabon.

01 Feb 2017 description

MAIN TARGETS FOR 2017

  • Conflict-affected people in northern Cameroon better cope with their situation with emergency assistance from the ICRC. Some use ICRC-provided seed/tools or veterinary services to regain or bolster sources of food and income.

  • In northern Cameroon, sick and wounded people have improved access to services at ICRC-supported health facilities. Those unable to reach these facilities are able to receive treatment from mobile health units.

19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • The school meals programme managed by the Government continues to face a critical funding gaps. Since the beginning of the school year in September, no meal has been served in the school canteens.
  • A Budget Revision extending the current project for one year was approved by the Regional Bureau.

WFP Assistance

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN Population Fund
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Message du Directeur Régional

Les politiciens, les dirigeants et les parties prenantes d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sont clairs. Nous devons faire passer les jeunes d’abord si nous vou- lons maîtriser le dividende démographique, établir la résilience et transformer notre région pour réaliser les objectifs de développement durable et l’Afrique que nous voulons.