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28 Apr 2016 description

Since 2007, Generations For Peace has trained 8,920 volunteers from 50 countries, and with our support, volunteer-led programmes have reached 229,020 children, youth, and adults in communities facing different forms of violence. Our cascading model, in which volunteers we have trained directly (1st generation) go on to train other 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even up to 6th generation volunteers in their communities, increases our reach and reinforces the sustainability of our efforts.

26 Apr 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Monthly trend report covering mixed migration to, through and from North Africa

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

Scope: This bulletin covers mixed migration trends in Algeria, Egypt,
Libya, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Greece and Italy.

25 Apr 2016 description

The FAO COMMISSION for controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region (CLCPRO) strengthens national capacities of locustaffected countries in West and Northwest Africa in planning, training, research and effective and timely response to Desert Locust invasions in order to prevent upsurges and plagues.

The Commission contributes significantly to food and livelihoods security in northern Africa through its regional approach in preventing serious damage that locusts can inflict on pastures and agricultural production in the concerned member countries.

22 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP continued technical assistance to the Government of Tunisia in setting up a central kitchen pilot model centre, and in the development of Nutrition and Hygiene Guidelines for the national school meals programme.

  • Discussions are ongoing with Sodexo for a mission by company experts into Tunisia, to assist in the establishment of the operating model for the central kitchen.

  • A Government of Morocco delegation will participate in a study visit to WFP’s Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil in May.

18 Apr 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub
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MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, UNHCR and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

MHub produces knowledge on the human rights protection issues faced by people on the move in North Africa for use by policy makers, agencies, donors, public and academia, with a view to inform advocacy, policy and program development.

12 Apr 2016 description

Zarzis, Tunisie | AFP | mardi 12/04/2016 - 16:40 GMT

Les dépouilles de sept migrants ont été repêchées depuis lundi au large des côtes méridionales de la Tunisie, à proximité de la Libye, par la garde nationale maritime, a-t-on appris mardi auprès du Croissant-rouge et de source sécuritaire.

Trois premiers corps -deux femmes et un homme- ont été repêchés lundi au large du port d'El Ketf, près de Ben Guerdane, selon un responsable du Croissant-rouge, Mongi Slim.

05 Apr 2016 description
report European Union

Summary

In 2015, Member States reported more than 1 820 000 detections of illegal border-crossing along the external borders.

This never-before-seen figure was more than six times the number of detections reported in 2014, which was itself an unprecedented year, with record monthly averages observed since April 2014.

02 Apr 2016 description

The month saw violent extremist movements, including the Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda-linked groups, carry out major deadly attacks in Turkey, Pakistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Tunisia and Belgium. In Libya, the arrival of Prime Minister Serraj in Tripoli despite warnings from multiple factions could lead to further destabilisation. Meanwhile in Central Africa, political violence rose in Burundi and could break out in Chad around the 10 April presidential election.

01 Apr 2016 description

Tunis, 1 April 2016 – From 1 March to 31 March 2016, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 32 civilian casualties, including 21 deaths and 11 injuries, during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 7 children killed and 4 injured, 10 men killed and 5 injured, and 4 women killed and 2 injured.

30 Mar 2016 description

Welcome to the March issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website, and are also available through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS).

28 Mar 2016 description
report UN News Service

28 March 2016 – While in Tunisia's capital today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the country's democratic progress while reaffirming the United Nations' support to its citizens and Government.

“[World Bank President] Kim and I are here to show our support to Tunisia, where progress towards stability and prosperity are advancing despite significant economic and security challenges,” the UN chief told reporters at a press conference in Tunis.

28 Mar 2016 description
report IRIN

By Abdelkader Abderrahmane
ADDIS ABABA, 28 March 2016

NATO’s 2011 intervention in Libya, coming shortly after the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, was hailed at the time as a “humanitarian intervention.” It was, at least according to the UN Security Council resolution used as authorisation, intended to bring about a ceasefire and end attacks against civilians that “might constitute crimes against humanity.”

28 Mar 2016 description
report World Bank

TUNIS, March 28, 2016 – World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim reaffirmed strong support for Tunisia in its historic transition to a more stable post-revolution era. Kim called for a sharper focus on creating jobs for disenfranchised youth and spurring economic growth in the country’s lagging regions.

25 Mar 2016 description

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Friday 3/25/2016 - 19:54 GMT

The United States has agreed to fund a multi-million-dollar project to install an electronic security surveillance system on Tunisia's border with strife-torn Libya, the US embassy said Friday.

In a statement, the diplomatic mission said that the US was disbursing the first instalment of the $24.9 million project to strengthen security along the frontier.

25 Mar 2016 description

Tunis, Tunisie | AFP | vendredi 25/03/2016 - 18:04 GMT

Un contrat de près de 25 millions de dollars a été conclu par les Etats-Unis afin d'aider la Tunisie à se doter d'un système de surveillance électronique à sa frontière avec la Libye, en proie au chaos, a indiqué vendredi l'ambassade américaine.

24 Mar 2016 description
report UN News Service

24 March 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived this morning in Lebanon, starting with a visit to the Headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, in Naqoura and then holding a joint press conference where he praised the generosity the country and Lebanese people have shown towards Syrian refugees.

24 Mar 2016 description
report World Bank

Beyrouth, 24 mars 2016 — Le président du Groupe de la Banque mondiale, Jim Yong Kim, le secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, et le président de la Banque islamique de développement (BIsD), Mohamed Ali Al-Madani, sont arrivés au Liban aujourd’hui, point de départ de la mission qu’ils effectuent ensemble pour mobiliser la communauté internationale autour d’une responsabilité commune : promouvoir la paix et le développement au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord.

22 Mar 2016 description

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Tuesday 3/22/2016 - 12:30 GMT

Tunisia on Tuesday extended by three months a state of emergency imposed following jihadist attacks and hosted talks with Libya's neighbours on the growing threat posed by the Islamic State group.

Authorities also decided to reopen the border with Libya, which had been closed two weeks ago after a deadly raid on the frontier town of Ben Guerdane which they blamed on the jihadist group.

22 Mar 2016 description

Tunis, Tunisie | AFP | mardi 22/03/2016 - 14:24 GMT

par Guillaume KLEIN

La Tunisie a prolongé mardi de trois mois l'état d'urgence instauré après la série d'attentats de 2015, tout en tentant de mobiliser les autres pays voisins de la Libye, où le chaos constitue une "source d'inquiétude extrême" selon Tunis.

Le chef de l'Etat Béji Caïd Essebsi "a décidé, après consultations, (...) de prolonger l'état d'urgence pour une période de trois mois à compter du 23 mars", a indiqué la présidence de la République.

21 Mar 2016 description

Every year, thousands of people fleeing violence, insecurity, and persecution at home attempt a treacherous journey via North Africa and across the Mediterranean to reach Europe. And every year, countless lives are lost on these journeys.

In 2015, European policies led to a dramatic worsening of the refugee crisis