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19 Oct 2016 description


  • 6,373 refugee returnees have benefitted from facilitation assistance for their voluntary return to Mali since Jan 2016.

  • 625 mud shelters and traditional shelters built since Jan 2016 to help returnees, IDPs and host community members return to safety and dignity in the privacy of a home.

  • 6,016 refugee returnees have received a one-time cash assistance in 2016 to support their selfdetermined basic needs.

19 Oct 2016 description
  • 274.0 M required for 2016

  • 82.1 M contributions received, representing 30% of requirements

  • 191.9 M funding gap for West Africa

17 Oct 2016 description


Urban refugee children received financial assistance to access primary school education.

Returned refugees, IDPs, IDP returnees and host community members received vouchers to support their agricultural activities in Mopti region.

Classrooms located in zones of return were restored in the districts of Timbuktu and Goundam to help children return to school.


USD 49.2 million
requested for the operation

17 Oct 2016 description
report European Commission

Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse

Bruxelles, le 13 octobre 2016

M. Neven Mimica, Commissaire pour la coopération internationale et le développement, va signer aujourd'hui au nom de la Commission européenne l'octroi d'un important soutien de 84 millions d'euros à la population du Burkina-Faso.

17 Oct 2016 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 13 October 2016

Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, will today sign off a commitment, on behalf of the European Commission, to provide aid worth €84 million to the people of Burkina Faso.

15 Oct 2016 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

13 Oct 2016 description

Chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.

13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

12 Oct 2016 description

OUAGADOUGOU – Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) au Burkina Faso a reçu une contribution de 2.400.000 (deux millions quatre cent mille) dollars américains, soit 1,4 milliards de francs CFA, de la part de l’agence des Etats-Unis pour le Développement International (USAID)/Food for Peace en soutien au projet de développement de la résilience à travers des solutions guidées par les communautés elles-mêmes.

12 Oct 2016 description

Movements towards Europe

9,499 migrants and refugees from West Africa arrived in Italy using the Central Mediterranean Route, including 3,742 Nigerians, 1,150 Guineans, 1,006 Ivoirians, 895 Gambians, 886 Senegalese, 932 Malians, and 757 Ghanaians.

53 people lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea, the lowest recorded number of deaths in the Mediterranean Sea this year. 3,179 people have died or gone missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea since January.

12 Oct 2016 description

Regional mixed migration summary for August 2016 covering mixed migration events, incidents, trends and data for the West Africa region (in particular Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal and Liberia).

In this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

10 Oct 2016 description
report AlertNet

The highly contagious disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes or close contact with contaminated animals, has infected 90 people

By Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An outbreak of Rift Valley fever that has killed at least 28 people in western Niger in recent months could spread to neighbouring Mali and Algeria, health officials warned on Monday.