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01 Aug 2015 description


  • In West Africa, market availability was adequate in June with supplies from 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Regionally-produced staple food prices increased seasonally, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by conflict in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring areas, the CAR, and northern Mali.

01 Aug 2015 description

Calais, France | AFP | samedi 01/08/2015 - 06:34 GMT

Quelque 300 tentatives d'intrusion de migrants voulant gagner la Grande-Bretagne ont été constatées sur le site d'Eurotunnel près de Calais dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi, a-t-on appris de source policière, un chiffre en forte baisse par rapport aux nuits précédentes.

Selon cette source, 800 migrants étaient présents aux abords du site d'Eurotunnel où s'effectue le départ des navettes pour l'Angleterre via le tunnel sous la Manche.

01 Aug 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

VIENNA, July 31 (Reuters) - Austria pledged on Friday to improve appalling conditions at its refugee centres and admitted its current laws were insufficient to meet what Chancellor Werner Faymann described as "Europe's biggest challenge".

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01 Aug 2015 description

August 1, 2015 is the 5th anniversary of the entry into force of the Oslo Convention banning the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions. Despite the clear success of the convention, which 117 countries have signed, cluster munitions were still being used in conflicts in 2015.

31 Jul 2015 description

The African Union—and especially South Africa–regards the nascent African Standby Force (ASF) as a means to preempt alleged Western meddling in Africa. It is rather ironic, then, that the European Union will participate quite significantly in the ASF’s first full field military exercise in South Africa, starting in October.

31 Jul 2015 description

Athens, Greece | AFP | Friday 7/31/2015 - 19:32 GMT

Migrants trying to sail from Turkey to Greece are increasingly reporting being attacked by gunmen trying to prevent them from reaching Europe, according to multiple sources.

The reports came as the UN's refugee agency on Friday said Greece's infrastructure was falling "far short" of the needs of the 109,000 migrants who have arrived in the country this year, fleeing war, poverty and persecution.

31 Jul 2015 description

In 2015, the TfP Programme celebrates 20 years of partnership and cooperation with the AU, UN, RECs, RMs and African countries in building civilian and police capacity. In this Special Issue of Conflict Trends, we reflect on the programme’s impact and identify best practices and lessons that can help the programme – and others working in similar projects in Africa and beyond – learn from the TfP experience.

31 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Maghreb & Middle East

Yemen crisis

Since the scale up of the conflict in March, nearly 25,000 additional people are going hungry each day in Yemen as the blockade and fighting restrict food, fuel and other vital supplies. One in two people – nearly 13 million people – are now struggling to find enough to eat, and half of them are on the brink of starvation.

31 Jul 2015 description

Key Messages

  1. Positive nutritional outcomes are dependent upon WASH interventions and nutrition actions.

  2. Poor WASH conditions create an additional burden of undernutrition.

  3. Many opportunities for co - programming WASH in nutrition programs exist and are described here

31 Jul 2015 description

Calais, France | AFP | Thursday 7/31/2015 - 14:40 GMT

by Clément ZAMPA

French police said they had prevented more than 1,000 desperate attempts by migrants to get into Britain via the Channel Tunnel Friday, as London vowed further measures to tackle the crisis.

"More than 1,000 attempts were thwarted last night, with around 30 arrests," the source said, adding there were no reports of migrants injured in their bid to enter the undersea tunnel linking France and Britain.

31 Jul 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | vendredi 31/07/2015 - 14:56 GMT

par Elisabeth ZINGG

Le premier vaccin efficace contre Ebola, un virus qui a fait plus de 11.000 morts en Afrique de l'ouest depuis décembre 2013, est désormais "à portée de main" selon l'OMS, au vu des résultats préliminaires très encourageants d'un premier essai sur le terrain en Guinée.

31 Jul 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | Saturday 8/01/2015 - 00:36 GMT

by Mariette LE ROUX

An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, researchers said Friday, possibly heralding "the beginning of the end" for the devastating West African outbreak that has killed thousands.

31 Jul 2015 description

Description: In 2014, significant flows of migration to, through and from the Middle East and North Africa continued unabated. Ongoing conflict, economic stagnation, and political turmoil were main drivers of migration, though motives for movement remain complex. Irregular migration – especially for vulnerable or under-protected people such as unaccompanied minors, women and sexual minorities – exposed migrants to an array of risks as they attempted to attain physical safety and economic stability.

31 Jul 2015 description

Genève, 31 juillet 2015 - Les résultats d’une analyse intérimaire de l’essai clinique de phase III concernant l’efficacité du vaccin Ebola VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) en Guinée montrent que ce vaccin est très efficace. Le Conseil de surveillance et de sécurité des données - – organe indépendant composé d’experts internationaux –, qui a procédé à cette étude, a recommandé de poursuivre cet essai. Les résultats préliminaires des analyses de ces données provisoires sont publiés aujourd’hui dans la revue britannique The Lancet.

31 Jul 2015 description

Geneva, 31 July 2015 – Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against Ebola. The independent body of international experts - the Data and Safety Monitoring Board – that conducted the review, advised that the trial should continue. Preliminary results from analyses of these interim data are published today in the British journal The Lancet.

31 Jul 2015 description

30 July—July 30th marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Since 1997, IOM has provided approximately 70,000 people with humanitarian, medical, legal, and migration support. Since the beginning of 2015, IOM has assisted over 4,250 people around the world, many of whom have been fleeing conflict.

31 Jul 2015 description
report Médecins du Monde

Des milliers de migrants tentent de pénétrer dans l’Eurotunnel. Une entreprise risquée : l’hôpital de terrain de Médecins du Monde basé dans le campement de migrants à Calais voit les besoins médicaux exploser.

“La situation s’est considérablement dégradée. Hier, la moitié de nos patients étaient gravement blessés suite à des chutes de trains ou de camions”, explique Chloé Lorieux, qui travaille pour la branche calaisienne de Médecins du Monde.

31 Jul 2015 description


381 Health conditions for travellers to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj), 2015

384 Meeting of the International Task Force for Disease Eradication, April 2015


381 Dispositions sanitaires pour les voyageurs se rendant en Arabie saoudite pour le pèlerinage à La Mecque (Hadj), 2015

384 Réunion du Groupe spécial international pour l’éradication des maladies, avril 2015

31 Jul 2015 description

Calais, France | AFP | vendredi 31/07/2015 - 06:37 GMT

Plus "de 1.000 tentatives" d'intrusion par de nombreux migrants chrchant à gagner l'Angleterre ont encore été dénombrées dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi à l'entrée du tunnel sous la Manche près de Calais (France), a-t-on appris de source policière.

"Plus de 1.000 tentatives ont été déjouées cette nuit avec une trentaine d'interpellations. Aucun incident n'est pour l'instant à déplorer", a indiqué cette source à l'AFP.