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05 May 2016 description
  • The Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) related to Ebola in West Africa was lifted on 29 March 2016. A total of 28 616 confirmed, probable and suspected cases have been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with 11 310 deaths.

21 Apr 2016 description

179,614 arrivals by sea in 2016
1,232 dead/missing
published 18:00 CET 20 April
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

17 Apr 2016 description

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall announced in Mali nearly $29 million in new humanitarian assistance to benefit Malians uprooted by the conflict that broke out there in 2012. Peace agreements are in place; however, 145,000 Malian refugees remain in Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Niger as well as more than 52,000 internally displaced Malians.

17 Apr 2016 description

Washington, Etats-Unis | AFP | dimanche 17/04/2016 - 13:55 GMT

Les Etats-Unis ont annoncé dimanche l'octroi de 29 millions de dollars supplémentaires d'aide humanitaire au Mali, à destination notamment des réfugiés déplacés par les violences.

"Des accords de paix sont en place, malgré tout 145.000 réfugiés maliens restent déplacés au Burkina Faso, en Mauritanie, au Niger, et 52.000 ont été déplacés à l'intérieur du pays", a noté le département d'Etat dans un communiqué.

13 Apr 2016 description

173.761 llegadas por mar en 2016
723 muertos/desaparecidos
publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 12/4/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

13 Apr 2016 description

173,761 arrivals by sea in 2016
723 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 12 April
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

01 Apr 2016 description

Protracted conflict in 2012–2013 closed markets, damaged land, and destroyed livelihoods in northern Mali, leaving three out of four households in the area food-insecure by mid-2013.

In Gao Region’s Ansongo commune, food insecurity affected approximately 90 percent of households, forcing families to sell livestock and divert expenses from other household goods to survive.

31 Mar 2016 description

Missing Migrants Project is a database sharing key data on deceased and missing migrants along migratory routes worldwide. This info-graphic focuses on migrant arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region. #MissingMigrants

22 Feb 2016 description

Launched in 2005 by President George W. Bush and expanded under President Barack Obama, the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) is a historic U.S. Government effort to lead the fight against malaria. Since the beginning of the Obama Administration, with the support of Congress, annual funding levels for PMI doubled.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

08 Jan 2016 description


  • 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 2015, 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 the local, national, and regional levels.