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21 Jan 2017 description
report IRIN

By Obi Anyadike

Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor
NAIROBI, 20 January 2017

Africa, the world’s poorest continent, faces many security challenges. But its leaders are not slow to intervene in crises when they can, as Yahya Jammeh in the Gambia is now discovering.

Read more on IRIN.

20 Jan 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12689  

SECURITY COUNCIL
7868TH MEETING* (AM)  

Presidential Statement Welcomes Decisions on Gambia, Other Political Developments

Expressing its concerns over the prevalence of violent extremism that could be conducive to terrorism, the Security Council strongly condemned all terrorist attacks in West Africa, notably those carried out by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin.

20 Jan 2017 description

Air Serv recently celebrated the grand opening of Hangar II, doubling its hangar capacity at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. With a 32m clear span and an 11m tail door, the new facility can accommodate aircraft as large as the Embraer 175. The roughly 1,900m2 structure also features six shops/storerooms on the hangar floor level, as well as six air conditioned offices and a conference room on the mezzanine level.

20 Jan 2017 description

The proliferation of IEDs by armed groups, resulting from explosive materials taken from poorly-monitored ammunition sites, is a growing and substantial issue facing the international community. Securing ammunition stockpiles is a pressing concern in itself. According to a UN Security Report of the Secretary General, over the past decades, unintended explosive events relating to poorly stored or managed ammunition stockpiles have affected more than 50 countries.

20 Jan 2017 description

In December, 8,428 migrants and refugees arrived in Italy by sea via the central Mediterranean route.
Nationals from Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea accounted for the largest number of arrivals in December.

In December, an estimated 383 people died or went missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. In 2016, 5,082 people had died or gone missing in while crossing the Mediterranean, surpassing the 3,777 people who lost their lives in 2015.

20 Jan 2017 description

UNHCR is working with Chad and partners to ensure the children of Chadian émigrés fleeing war in neighbouring countries finally receive ID cards to start over.

GORÉ, Chad – One day three years ago, during a break at the farm where she worked, Samira Hassan took a walk to the top of a nearby hill that overlooked Bossembélé, the town she called home in the west of the Central African Republic (CAR).

20 Jan 2017 description

21 Maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination: validation in Punjab Province, Pakistan, November 2016

35 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–November 2016

19 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoN airstrike mistakenly hits IDP site, resulting in at least 70 civilian deaths in Borno

  • UN identifies critical humanitarian needs among more than 35,000 IDPs sheltering in Borno’s Rann town

  • WFP plans to reach 2 million beneficiaries in northeastern Nigeria per month by December 2017

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Jan 2017 description

Bruxelles, le 19 janvier 2017

La Commission européenne a annoncé une aide humanitaire supplémentaire de 40 millions d'euros en faveur des populations du bassin du lac Tchad. La crise s'aggrave dans cette région et les besoins humanitaires augmentent rapidement.

19 Jan 2017 description

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

Throughout 2016, Boko Haram insurgents continued to commit grave human rights violations and carry out attacks against civilians including suicide bombings, widespread sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), kidnapping and forced recruitment, in north-eastern Nigeria and in the Lake Chad Basin.

19 Jan 2017 description

The European Commission has released €40 million in additional humanitarian aid to support the populations in the Lake Chad region in Africa. The new funding brings the overall EU humanitarian aid package for the region to over €116 million since the beginning of 2016.

It will help scale up operations and respond to urgent humanitarian needs in the areas of food, nutrition, water and sanitation, health and protection.

19 Jan 2017 description

With its mandate up for renewal, there’s work to be done to ensure the MNJTF stays relevant.

13 Jan 2017 / by Wendyam Aristide Sawadogo

18 Jan 2017 description

Boko Haram-related conflict has led to a severe humanitarian emergency in the Lake Chad Basin region and potential famine in inaccessible areas of northeastern Nigeria. At least 7 million people in the region are in need of food assistance. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) and trapped populations are at greater risk due to insecurity and poor or degraded infrastructure which impede aid delivery. There are currently 2.6 million people displaced across the region.

17 Jan 2017 description

Avant-propos

“La Résolution 46/182 des Nations Unies reste aussi pertinente et fondamentale aujourd’hui qu’en décembre 1991 et les principes d’humanité, de neutralité, indépendance et d’impartialité qu’elle contient continuent de guider une assistance humanitaire stratégique, coordonnée et efficace aux personnes qui en ont besoin”

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.