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05 Jul 2016 description
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Fossé entre l’aide française et les besoins de ses pays prioritaires : le cas de la sous-nutrition

Paris, 5 juillet 2016 – En contradiction avec la loi Canfin*, l’aide publique au développement française (APD) est en décalage profond avec les préoccupations de ses pays prioritaires. Si ceux-ci  font de la lutte contre la sous-nutrition une priorité, c’est loin d’être le cas de la France, dont la part de l’APD consacrée à la nutrition ne dépasse pas 2,2% dans ces pays (dont 91% à des projets d’aide alimentaire d’urgence).

01 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • In Senegal, WFP and cooperating partners are capitalizing on 5 years’ experience in the implementation of Cereal banks. Reflexion is ongoing on the scaling up this activity.

  • Supported by WFP Center of Excellence against hunger in Brazil, Senegalese ministry of education initiated a cost analysis and investment case study for School Meals programme to prepare a transition action plan for a national School Meals programme.

Operational Updates

29 Jun 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

This booklet presents the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) regional initiative. The SWEDD is the result of a joint response by the United Nations and the World Bank Group, is a response to a call made by the presidents of the six Sahel countries, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

The overall goal of the project is to accelerate the demographic transition, to spur the demographic dividend, and to reduce gender inequality in the Sahel region.

03 Jun 2016 description

SYNTHESE EXECUTIVE

Contexte et objectifs de l’étude Link NCA

L’étude SMART de 2014 a montré des résultats alarmants concernant le district sanitaire d’Abdi. En effet, un taux de malnutrition aiguë globale de 17,4% a été révélé, dont 4,0% de malnutrition aiguë sévère. Suite à cela, International Medical Corps a décidé de venir appuyer le Ministère de la Santé dans son programme de PCIMA.

03 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP is preparing the 2016 lean season response which aims to assist urgently 434,700 people affected by food insecurity and malnutrition.

  • In 2016, WFP aims to give more technical assistance to the government and communities, ensuring the appropriation and the durability of programmes and projects.

  • As of 31 April, WFP assisted 134,900 individuals, of whom 2,200 children (6 to 59 months) have received food under targeted supplementary feeding (treatment for moderate acute malnutrition).

07 Apr 2016 description
report Mercy Corps

Hunger: It’s not a new problem for many countries in Africa.

While food is a basic necessity for human life, the reasons why millions of people go hungry are complex.

Crops are failing in **Ethiopia** due to dry weather conditions caused by El Nino, leading to the worst drought in a decade and triggering a hunger crisis that is affecting 10 million people.

28 Mar 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12304
7658th Meeting (AM)
Security Council | Meetings Coverage

Their Role Often Lauded, Rarely Visible, Says Gender Entity Chief, as Other Briefers Detail Progress, List Challenges

Women must be placed at the centre of efforts to prevent or resolve conflict in Africa, speakers said today as the Security Council took up the “women, peace and security agenda”, considering the role of women in creating more peaceful and equitable societies on the continent.

16 Feb 2016 description

Girls released from Boko Haram captivity rejected by society - new report

Girls and women kidnapped by Nigeria's insurgent group, Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (JAS), commonly known as Boko Haram, face mistrust and persecution upon their return to society – according to new research by International Alert with UNICEF, released today.

Kimairis Toogood, Peacebuilding Advisor for International Alert in Nigeria, said:

28 Jan 2016 description
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Resumen ejecutivo

Escenarios de riesgo y oportunidades de paz para 2016.

Josep Maria Royo, Investigador de la Escola de Cultura de Pau, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Blog Paz en Construcción El País.

05 Jan 2016 description

Avoiding past mistakes in the fight against Boko Haram

New DIIS Report on Boko Haram in the Sahel region

It is estimated that Boko Haram has killed more than twenty thousand people since 2009, making it the world’s deadliest terror organisation that threatens to destabilise not only Nigeria, but the entire region of the Sahel.

11 Dec 2015 description
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Ce rapport s’efforce de méthodiquement documenter le statut de l’intégration du genre au sein des institutions du secteur de la sécurité au Mali.

10 Nov 2015 description

PROGRAMME SUMMARY

Programme Overview

Programme Name: Economic Governance Reform Support Programme, Phase I (PARGE-I)
General Schedule: 2015 – 2016.
Financing: UA 15 million Operational Instrument: General Budget Support
Sector: Economic Governance

Programme Outcomes

10 Nov 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Programme Overview

Country: Niger
Programme Name: Financial Reforms and Food Security Support Programme (PAREFSA I)
Overall Implementation Schedule: December 2015 – December 2016
Operational Instrument: General Budget Support – Programme-Based Support Operation
Programme Cost: UA 30 million (UA 20 million in 2015 and UA 10 million in 2016)
Sector: Economic and Financial Governance, and Food Security

Programme Outcomes

03 Nov 2015 description

Snapshot 28 October – 3 November 2015

Syria: 1 million more people are in need of humanitarian assistance than a year ago, as the total is now at 13.5 million. 6.6 million people are internally displaced, with 120,000 newly displaced in Aleppo, Hama, and Idleb governorates. Shelter, food, and WASH are reported as priority needs for the newly displaced.