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24 May 2017 description
report Voice of America

Sofia Christensen

OUROSSOGUI, SENEGAL — An agricultural project in northern Senegal funded by the Italian government is taking a different approach to reducing migration by focusing not on the young men who travel to Europe, but on their female relatives.

24 May 2017 description

UNESCO (Dakar, Headquarters and IICBA), the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Centre for International Understanding (APCEIU) and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), represented by its Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la formation (IFEF), organized a capacity-building workshop on prevention of violent extremism through education (PVE-E) in West Africa and the Sahel. This event took place in Dakar, Senegal, from 9 to 11 May 2017.

24 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12840

Security Council
7940th Meeting (AM)

The national dialogue just launched in South Sudan by President Salva Kiir would only be credible if opposition groups genuinely participated, the senior United Nations official in that country said today, as he briefed the Security Council on the significant military, humanitarian and political challenges facing that nation.

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The U.S. is deeply concerned about the famine in South Sudan, as well as the risk of famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. We are one of the largest donors of humanitarian assistance for the people of these countries and will continue to work with other international donors to provide the life-saving aid needed to avert famine and help people in need.

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SG/SM/18532-PKO/645

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack against a MINUSMA [United Nations Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali] patrol that killed two Chadian peacekeepers and injured one on 23 May in the Kidal region. The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Chad. He wishes a speedy and full recovery to the wounded peacekeepers.

24 May 2017 description

by Suresh Babu | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

  • Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

During times of conflict, building robust food systems can improve access to food

About 20 million people face starvation in four countries: Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, the United Nations says. Armed conflict, combined with drought and natural resource degradation have led to the breakdown of resilience in the food system in these areas.

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Crisis overview

6.9 million people are living in areas with inadequate health services in the northeast, including more than 68% of the 1.8 million IDPs living in host communities across Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states. The lack of qualified staff and essential medicines, and the destruction of medical facilities all continue to hamper the implementation of interventions.

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Highlights

  • With only 21 per cent of the funding needs met, aid partners continue to be severely constrained. The situation is increasingly concerning due to the imminence of the rainy and lean seasons.

  • Since its creation in February, the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund has raised close to US$24 million and held its first Advisory board meeting. A first round of allocations is expected in June.

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Highlights

  • On 27 April, the Government of Senegal launched the review of its national strategy for the total elimination of hunger by 2030, in partnership with WFP. The Government is committed to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs) by 2030, the Government of Senegal.

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Highlights

  • In April, WFP reached 1.9 million people, 62 percent targeted under the PRRO, including 1.5 million people with general food assistance, and 66,736 children under five and 29,267 pregnant and nursing women with nutrition assistance.

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FAO's Graziano da Silva and WFP's Beasley call for urgent peace

24 May 2017, Juba, South Sudan - All parties to the conflict in South Sudan must cease violence and work together to ensure that food and other lifesaving support can reach people to end famine and severe hunger, the heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said yesterday.

24 May 2017 description

Le Gouvernement Japonais a fourni 6 millions de dollars US pour soutenir les efforts humanitaires de trois agences des Nations Unies en Mauritanie : le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés (UNHCR), le Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) et l'Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM).

24 May 2017 description

La population totale du site s’élève à 6.115 réfugiés centrafricains au 30 Avril 2017. 57% de la population âgé de moins de 18 ans et 50% sont des femmes et filles. Les besoins prioritaires sont : les moyens d’existence, les abris familiaux et les infrastructures, l’assainissement, la santé, le nutrition et l’éducation.

24 May 2017 description

La population totale du site s’élève à 11.366 réfugiés centrafricains au 30 Avril 2017. 54% de la population âgé de moins de 18 ans et 50% sont des femmes et filles. Les besoins prioritaires sont : les moyens d’existence, les abris familiaux et les infrastructures, l’assainissement, la santé, le nutrition et l’éducation.

24 May 2017 description

La population totale du site s’élève à 957 réfugiés centrafricains au 30 Avril 2017. 60% de la population âgé de moins de 18 ans et 48% sont des femmes et filles.

Les besoins prioritaires sont : les moyens d’existence, les abris familiaux et les infrastructures, l’assainissement, la santé, le nutrition et l’éducation.

24 May 2017 description

La population totale du site s’élève à 11.555 réfugiés centrafricains au 30 Avril 2017. 53% de la population du site est âgé de moins de 18 ans et 51% sont des femmes et filles. Les besoins prioritaires sont : les moyens d’existence, les abris familiaux et les infrastructures, l’assainissement, la santé, le nutrition et l’éducation.

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Depuis le début de l’année, 01 personne a été enregistrée à Ngam.
Au 30 Avril 2017, la population totale de réfugiés s’élève à 6.576 réfugiés centrafricains. 61% de la population a moins de 18 ans et les femmes/filles représentent 53%.
L’un des besoins prioritaires pour Ngam est la nécessité d’octroi de terres cultivables fertiles et d’espaces de pâturage pour les réfugiés agriculteurs et éleveurs, afin de préparer le terrain à leur intégration locale.

24 May 2017 description

Depuis le début de l’année, 1.022 personnes ont été enregistrés au site de Gado.
Au 30 Avril 2017, la population du site s’élève à 24.384 réfugiés centrafricains. 59% de la population a moins de 18 ans et les femmes/filles représentent 53% de la population totale du site.