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29 Jul 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

  • Chronic structural vulnerabilities compounded by recurrent shocks (droughts, floods, epidemics, locusts) have eroded household and community resilience that need to be reinforced.

  • Prolonged displacement puts additional stress on the communities hosting 33,692 Malian refugees since 2012 and 15,088 of their animals.

29 Jul 2016 description
report UN News Service

28 juillet 2016 – Le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU a salué jeudi l'amélioration de la situation politique observée récemment en Afrique de l'Ouest, tout en soulignant la nécessité d'accroître la coopération militaire entre les Etats de cette région et du Sahel pour lutter contre le groupe terroriste Boko Haram.

29 Jul 2016 description
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Heavy rains may lead to flooding in East and West Africa, dryness persists in Central America

  1. Consistent and above average rain over the past few weeks has led to moisture surpluses throughout much of Eastern Africa. Torrential rain is forecast to continue over western Sudan and the highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea, which is likely to raise the River Nile and Al Gash River levels further and potentially result in flooding over many areas of Sudan during the next week.

29 Jul 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12464

7749th Meeting (AM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The Security Council today welcomed the merging of the Office of the Special Envoy for the Sahel with the United Nations Office for West Africa, encouraging the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the region to ensure a unified management structure for the new United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS).

26 Jul 2016 description

Burkina Faso : 4 morts, des milliers de personnes affectées par les inondations

Les 19 et 20 juillet, des inondations provoquées par des pluies torrentielles dans quatre régions, dont la capitale Ouagadougou, ont tué quatre personnes et affecté des milliers d'autres. Les autorités ont mis en place une cellule pour surveiller l'impact des pluies et activé le Comité national de secours d'urgence et de réhabilitation pour aider les personnes touchées par les inondations.

26 Jul 2016 description

Burkina Faso: Floods kill four, affect thousands

Floods triggered by torrential rains in four regions, including the capital Ouagadougou killed four people and affected thousands others on 19 and 20 July. The authorities have set up a cell to monitor the impact of the rains and activated the national emergency relief and rehabilitation committee to assist those affected by the floods.

25 Jul 2016 description

Favorable rainfall patterns allow for intensive agriculture activities across the country

Key Messages

  • Despite the typical increase in seasonal household demand, the price of staple cereals (with the exception of maize), remain stable as compared to the five year average. Additionally, the seasonal availability of wild forage foods will allow households to access enough food for at least two meals a day. The country will thus remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity.

22 Jul 2016 description

NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have opened a new environmental monitoring program in West Africa that will enhance the role of space-based observations in the management of climate-sensitive issues facing the world today.

20 Jul 2016 description

Signé entre la Banque mondiale et la Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (Cédéao), à travers l’Organisation ouest-africaine de la santé (OOAS) en décembre 2015, le projet Paludisme et maladies tropicales négligées au Sahel (P/MTN) a été officiellement lancé ce mardi à l’hôtel Radisson Blu de Bamako.

19 Jul 2016 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Between January and May 2016, in the nine Sahelian countries, a total of 475,034 children under five suffering of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted in nutrition program in order to receive treatment.

This represents almost 30% of the annual target set up at 1,622,289, and 12% of the annual estimated SAM Burden established at 3,821,948.

18 Jul 2016 description

Executive Summary

Alert 2016! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook providing an analysis of the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding from four perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and gender, peace and security.

18 Jul 2016 description

(Genève) La FIDH et son organisation membre au Burkina Faso, le MBDHP se félicitent de l’issue du premier examen du Burkina Faso devant le Comité des droits de l’Homme de l’ONU, dix-sept ans après l’accession du pays au Pacte international relatif aux droits civils et politiques en 1999.

« Les conclusions et recommandations de l’ONU doivent désormais guider l’action des autorités burkinabè dans la mise en oeuvre des obligations internationales du pays et permettre le passage d’une logique d’engagements répétés à des actes concrets en faveur des droits et libertés. »