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18 Jul 2017 description
report Government of Ghana

The Minister for the Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery has revealed that Ghana is home to nearly fourteen thousand (14,000) refugees who have escaped from ravages of war in the home countries of Liberia, Togo, Sudan, Cote D’Ivoire amongst others.

He has therefore called for the need to tackle the root causes of refugee problems in the sub-region in particular and the Continent as a whole.

The Minister made these statements during the inauguration of the Eleven- Member Ghana Refugee Board in Accra on Monday, July 10, 2017.

17 Jul 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 37 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, seven Grade 1, and 21 ungraded events.

14 Jul 2017 description

Continued heavy rainfall causes flooding in Sudan and Nigeria

13 Jul 2017 description

Insights from the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi) in Mali and Niger

Executive Summary

• The Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi) collects data on the conditions of mixed migration movements across various regions. It is implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat.

11 Jul 2017 description

Key messages

↗ International wheat prices generally increased in June on quality concerns amid unfavourable growing conditions for the 2017 crops in some key producing countries. Export prices of maize remained generally unchanged, while rice quotations continued to increase mainly on account of strong demand.

08 Jul 2017 description

Le Bureau Régional appuie le Togo dans le projet agropastoral

Deux missions d’appui technique de la section Programme/bureau régional au Togo

Lancement de la JMR 2017 au Togo Les réfugiés au Togo

Les réfugiés au Togo ont manifesté leur solidarité au Gouvernement dans la lutte contre le changement climatique

Célébration de la JMR 2017 au Togo

Une cérémonie officielle marque l’apothéose des festivités avec les réfugiés et la population togolaise

07 Jul 2017 description

Rainfall deficits persist over Kenya and Uganda

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.

  2. Torrential rain led to destroyed houses in Central Darfur, Sudan. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week. High flooding risks in the region continue.

06 Jul 2017 description

July 2017

Desmidt, S., Hauck, V. 2017. Gestion des conflits dans le cadre de l'Architecture africaine de la paix et de sécurité (APSA). (Document de réflexion 211). Maastricht : ECDPM.

05 Jul 2017 description

L’AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST, 1ERE REGION DU MONDE A ADOPTER UN PLAN D’ACTION REGIONAL

Une nouvelle étape dans la lutte contre l’apatridie

A l’issue de la réunion régionale ministérielle de 3 jours, accueillie par le gouvernement de la Gambie, et organisée conjointement par la CEDEAO et le HCR, les 15 Etats membres de la CEDEAO ont révisé et validé un plan d’action pour éradiquer l’apatridie d’ici à 2024, désormais connu sous le nom de « Plan d’action de Banjul ».

05 Jul 2017 description

WEST AFRICA BECOMES THE 1ST REGION IN THE WORLD TO ADOPT A REGIONAL PLAN OF ACTION

A new milestone in the fight against statelessness

04 Jul 2017 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

Au mois de juin 2017, 503 ménages de 1 520 individus sont retournés en Côte d’Ivoire par les trois points d’entrée à l’Ouest (Guiglo), au Sud-Ouest (Tabou) et au Sud (Abidjan).

Les pluies diluviennes ont affecté les activités du rapatriement volontaire aussi bien du côté du Libéria que de la Côte d’Ivoire.

Tabou a enregistré le plus grand rapatriement de l’année 2017 avec le convoi #42, composé de 322 personnes.

ACTIVITÉS ET DEFIS LIÉS AU RETOUR

04 Jul 2017 description

BACKGROUND

Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect pest that feeds on more than 80 crop species, causing damage to economically important cultivated cereals such as maize, rice, sorghum, and also to legumes as well as vegetable crops and cotton.

04 Jul 2017 description
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04 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

1,520 returns of Ivorian refugees facilitated in June 2017

A Come & Tell mission informed Ivorian refugees in Liberia about voluntary returns

Celebration of World Refugee Day in support of displaced people

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

04 Jul 2017 description

African heads of state meet today in Addis Ababa to endorse the emergency catch-up plan led by UNAIDS to accelerate HIV treatment in West and Central Africa.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reiterates its call for a clear roadmap and strong political commitment from affected governments and all international stakeholders, towards removing longstanding barriers and implementing proven simplified strategies that will boost lifesaving treatment for 4.7 million living with HIV not yet accessing antiretroviral therapy (ARV).

03 Jul 2017 description

Data collected at each point is triangulated with key informants and cross-referenced by DTM’s experts. However, considering that migrants adjust their routes according to opportunities and obstacles they find along their journey, their intended transit and destination locations may often change, making the systematic assessment of their mobility throughout West and North Africa more complex . Therefore, data collected in destination locations may not always reflect flows detected in transit locations. All data included in this report is based on estimations.

03 Jul 2017 description

Les femmes et les jeunes, premières victimes des menaces sécuritaires en Afrique de l’Ouest La 3ème session d’échanges thématiques du Groupe de travail Femmes, Jeunes Paix et Sécurité en Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (GTFJPS-AOS), s’est tenue le 29 juin 2017 à Dakar, sous le thème : « Impact du crime transnational organisé, du trafic de drogues et d’êtres humains sur les femmes et les jeunes ».