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29 Jun 2017 description

ECOSOC/6849-CCP/122
28 JUIN 2017

CONSEIL ÉCONOMIQUE ET SOCIAL
COMMISSION DE CONSOLIDATION DE LA PAIX - SÉANCE CONJOINTE - MATIN

28 Jun 2017 description

ECOSOC/6849-PBC/122

Despite numerous strategies to improve security, governance and development, the situation in the Sahel remained fragile, speakers in a joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and Peacebuilding Commission agreed today, amid calls for Governments and international partners to improve coherence on the ground by matching short-term objectives with a longer term vision for the region.

28 Jun 2017 description

CAMEROUN

OPÉRATIONS D’AIDE SUSPENDUES APRÈS UNE SÉRIE D’ATTAQUES

Le 21 juin, l’attaque suicide qui a tué 11 personnes et blessé neuf autres à Kolofata, dans l’Extrême Nord du Cameroun, a conduit certaines ONG et agences des Nations Unies à suspendre leurs opérations dans la région. Cette attaque était la 10e du genre ce mois-ci dans le département de Mayo Sava. Les attentats suicides et les engins explosifs improvisés disséminés sur le bord des routes sont parmi les principales causes d'insécurité dans la région.

28 Jun 2017 description

CAMEROON

AID OPERATIONS SUSPENDED AFTER SERIES OF ATTACKS

A suicide attack on 21 June that killed 11 people and injured nine others in Kolofata area in Cameroon’s Far North region has prompted some NGOs and UN agencies to suspend operations in the area. The attack was the 10th of its kind in Mayo Sava department this month. Suicide blasts and improvised explosive devices planted on the roadside are some of the main causes of insecurity in the region.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

28 Jun 2017 description

169.9 M required for 2017

37.1 M contributions received, representing 22% of requirements

132.8 M funding gap for the Nigeria situation

All figures are displayed in USD

28 Jun 2017 description

162.8 M required for 2017 including special situations

28.2 M contributions received, representing 17% of requirements

134.7 M overall funding gap for Chad

All figures are displayed in USD

27 Jun 2017 description
report Small Arms Survey

The chaos that engulfed Libya following the collapse of the Qaddafi regime has attracted fighters from northern Chad and Darfur, placing the Chad–Sudan–Libya triangle at the centre of a regional system of armed conflicts. This has led to the re-emergence since 2011 of a regional market for cross-border combatants. These ‘guns for hire’ offer their services as militiamen, rebels, mercenaries, traffickers, and bandits.

27 Jun 2017 description

The AU should encourage regional efforts to prevent violent extremism in the Lake Chad Basin.

The 29th African Union (AU) summit that starts this week will no doubt consider the threat of terrorism and how member states, supported by the AU, can respond. In the Lake Chad Basin – now a major conflict zone – the battle against Boko Haram is progressing, albeit at an unsteady pace.

27 Jun 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 40 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, five Grade 1, and twenty five ungraded events.

26 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTRODUCTION

70 YEARS AND COUNTING

Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.

26 Jun 2017 description

The African Union and its partners are a vital part in combating the continent’s crises.

Now more than ever, Africa needs the help of the African Union (AU) and its partners in tackling security threats and other ongoing crises – particularly in the Sahel region and the Horn of Africa.

It’s these and other issues that are going to keep Africa’s leaders busy at the 29th AU summit in Addis Ababa from 27 June to 4 July, and more specifically the AU Assembly meeting of heads of state on 3 and 4 July.

23 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 800 people arrive in Nigeria’s Banki town from Cameroon, bringing total returns to more than 13,000 since mid-April

  • Nigerian officials, relief actors coordinate to expand IDP site capacity in Borno by establishing new camps to accommodate the population influx

  • Rainy season exacerbates the spread of waterborne hepatitis E in bordering communities of Niger and Nigeria

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

DAKAR/ GENEVA/ABUJA, 23 June 2017 –More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrheal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, UNICEF warned today. The threat of disease outbreaks in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria coincides with growing regional insecurity and increased population movements particularly in Nigeria’s northeast.

23 Jun 2017 description

DAKAR – The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes the contribution, from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, of 250 metric tonnes of dates, worth US$ 650,000, which will give a nutritional boost to more than 130,000 hungry and vulnerable people in Chad, Mauritania and Burkina Faso this Ramadan season.