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27 May 2015 description

Voici 10 choses à savoir pour comprendre la situation alimentaire en Mauritanie. Aidez le PAM à faire passer le message en les partageant sur Twitter.

1) La Mauritanie est un pays en déficit alimentaire: le pays ne produit pas assez de nourriture pour subvenir aux besoins de sa population. Ainsi, environ 70% des besoins céréaliers du pays sont couverts grâce aux importations.

2) Bien que la Mauritanie soit un grand pays (d’une superficie de plus de 1, 000,000km2 ), plus de 80% de la surface du pays est déserte. Moins de 4% des terres sont cultivables.

26 May 2015 description

The Support Project for Capacity Building of Teacher Training Institutes and Girls’ Education in Mali, initiated in 2008 with the financial support of the Japanese government, intends to contribute to the achievement of Education for All (EFA) in Mali. It specifically aims to improve girls’ access to Teacher Training Institutes in order to increase their level of education. Indeed, results of multiple research studies in the field of girls’ education have indicated that parents are more favorable to their daughters’ education when they’re being supervised by women.

26 May 2015 description

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Tuesday 5/26/2015 - 17:42 GMT

A weekend attack by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Gubio left 37 people dead, with more than 400 buildings destroyed by fire, local vigilantes said Tuesday.

The civilian fighters gave the toll to Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, who visited the town to assess the devastation.

"The terrorists killed 37 people, including two young boys," said Bukar Mondama, the leader of the vigilantes who briefed the governor.

26 May 2015 description

BAMAKO – Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) a commencé à distribuer une assistance alimentaire à quelque 29 000 personnes déplacées suite à la recrudescence de violence dans le nord du Mali. Le PAM a fourni 13 tonnes de barres de céréales énergétiques samedi dernier et a maintenant commencé à distribuer des rations alimentaires pour un mois.

26 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

ABUJA, Nigeria, 26 May 2015 – More women and children have been used as suicide bombers in Northeast Nigeria in the first five months of this year than during the whole of last year, according to reports collated by UNICEF.

In 2014, 26 suicide attacks were recorded, compared to 27 attacks as of May 2015. In at least three-quarters of these incidents, women and children were reportedly used to carry out the attacks.

26 May 2015 description
report IRIN

By Mamoudou Lamine Kane and Jennifer Lazuta

NOUAKCHOTT, 26 May 2015 (IRIN) - As the food security situation in Mauritania continues to deteriorate, aid workers say the next few months could be among the most difficult in years, particularly for those living in the southern and eastern parts of the country.

26 May 2015 description

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Tuesday 5/26/2015 - 14:40 GMT

Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed at least 23 people in central Nigeria, the latest clash in a long-running battle with farming communities in the restive region, police said Tuesday.

"There was an attack by unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on three villages in Logo local government area, (Benue) state," said police spokesman Austin Ezeani, referring to Saturday's violence.

"As at yesterday, 23 people were (confirmed) killed," he told AFP.

26 May 2015 description

An incident involving a MINUSMA vehicle took place near the Bamako airport yesterday evening at around 7:30 p.m.

One peacekeeper was wounded, while another died of his injuries.

The investigation currently underway will allow MINUSMA to determine the exact circumstances of the incident.

MINUSMA extends its condolences to the family of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery to the peacekeeper who was injured.​

26 May 2015 description

Hier soir vers 19h30, un incident impliquant un véhicule de la MINUSMA a eu lieu dans les environs de l’aéroport de Bamako.

Un Casque bleu a été blessé, un autre a succombé suite à ses blessures.

L'enquête actuellement en cours permettra de déterminer les circonstances exactes de l’incident.

La MINUSMA présente ses condoléances à la famille du défunt et souhaite un prompt rétablissement au blessé.

26 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • Several attacks directed mainly at two islands (Tchoukoutalia and Ngouboua) of the Lake, were registered during the first half of April 2015 .

  • Attacks of Boko Haram on the Lake Region prompted the implementation of new security measures. Henceforth, at least two cars convoy are required for mission on the route N’Djame-na-Bol-Bagasola.

26 May 2015 description

Brussels, 22 May 2015

The European Commission is providing assistance worth €34 million for immediate food aid for the most vulnerable people in Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso. Coming at the start of the lean season in the Sahel region, this funding will help bridge the gap until the next harvest.

25 May 2015 description

25 May 2015

Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Mauritania. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter.

1) Mauritania is a food-deficit country, meaning that it does not produce enough food for the population to live on. It depends on imports for around 70 percent of its cereals needs.

2) Although Mauritania is a huge country – over 1,000,000 square kilometres – over 80 percent of the country’s land surface is desert. Less than 4 percent of the land is arable.

25 May 2015 description

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Monday 5/25/2015 - 15:36 GMT

by Aminu ABUBAKAR

Boko Haram fighters hacked to death 10 people in remote northeast Nigeria, a local government official said on Monday, as the military claimed to have thwarted a fresh attack.

The attack happened early on Friday in the village of Pambula-Kwamda, the local government chairman of Madagali in the north of Adamawa state told AFP.

25 May 2015 description

The full report is available in: French

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

25 May 2015 description
report Peace Direct

May 22 2015: The negotiations for a comprehensive peace deal in Mali have been marred by continuing violence and the refusal of key parties to sign the final document. Daniel Ozoukou discusses the prospects of the agreement making a lasting impact.

Transitional justice is always difficult, and nowhere is this truer than in Mali. The country, which is trying to negotiate a lasting settlement to its complicated conflict, will have to deal with a wide variety of issues as it seeks to establish procedures to deal with past and present crimes.

25 May 2015 description
report Peace Direct

May 21 2015: Towns and villages around Lake Chad are absorbing refugees and migrants from around the region. Elie Djimbarnodji discusses the causes and consequences of this for community relations.

One of the major challenges in the Lac region of Chad concerns how best to ensure peaceful cohabitation between several neighbouring communities. There are four key groups of people:

•Nigerian refugees who have fled towns and villages in Nigeria because of the conflict there.

•Returnees – Chadian migrants who left for Nigeria but have now returned.

25 May 2015 description

The MINUSMA camp in Ber was targeted by a dozen shells shortly after 3 p.m. today.

This attack occurred at the same time as a delegation consisting of civilian personnel of the Mission, accompanied by representatives of the local authorities and civil society, was present for the release of 10 persons who had been held by the Coordination.

The attack caused no casualties and the release of the detainees could be carried out under the protection of the MINUSMA Force.

MINUSMA strongly condemns this terrorist attack.

24 May 2015 description

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Sunday 5/24/2015 - 21:39 GMT

Boko Haram fighters killed several people and destroyed dozens of homes in a raid on a town in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local residents, a vigilante and the military said on Sunday.

Scores of Islamist militants in trucks and on motorcycles stormed the town of Gubio, 95 kilometres (60 miles) by road north of the state capital, Maiduguri, on Saturday night.

24 May 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 — The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the Population and Health Support Project to support the Government of Niger to improve delivery of reproductive health and nutrition services to women and children in some of Niger’s poorest regions. The project aims to benefit 15 million individuals, of which 60 percent will be women, who will have access to reproductive health services in order to reduce maternal mortality, infant mortality and the high fertility in this targeted regions.