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Security Council, in Presidential Statement, Recommits to Addressing Sahel‘s Complex Challenges while Commending Regional Initiatives

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UN News Service

SC/11535

Security Council
7249th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council today, reiterating its concern about the alarming situation in the Sahel region, reaffirmed its continued commitment to address the complex security and political challenges in the region.

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Mali + 10 others
Afrique de l’ouest Perspective de la sécurité alimentaire - juillet à décembre 2014

Retour des conditions typiques saisonnières de sécurité alimentaire sauf dans les zones de conflit

MESSAGES CLES

  • Une longue sécheresse entre juin et début juillet a occasionné des pertes non négligeables de semis et une prolongation de la soudure pastorale au Sahel notamment au Tchad, au Niger, en Mauritanie et au Sénégal. Cependant, depuis la mi-juillet, la situation pluviométrique s’est normalisée favorisant un bon développement des cultures et des pâturages.

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Un camp de l'ONU attaqué, pas de victime, revendication jihadiste

08/27/2014 19:24 GMT

BAMAKO, 27 août 2014 (AFP) - Une attaque revendiquée par un islamiste malien proche du Mouvement pour l'unicité et le jihad en Afrique de l'ouest (Mujao) a visé mercredi un camp de la Mission de l'ONU au Mali (Minusma), sans faire de victime, a-t-on appris de sources concordantes.

"Au nom de tous les moujahidine, nous avons attaqué le camp des ennemis de l'islam aujourd'hui à Aguelhoc", a déclaré par téléphone à l'AFP Sultan Ould Bady, islamiste malien connu pour ses liens avec le Mujao.

Agence France-Presse:

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Manifeste des organisations de défense des droits humains pour un accord de paix respectueux des droits des victimes

Considérant la Constitution de la République du Mali du 25 février 1992 qui garantit les droits de la personne humaine à la vie, à la liberté, à la sécurité et à l’intégrité de sa personne, qui consacre le principe de non-discrimination et interdit les traitements inhumains, dégradants, cruels ou humiliants.

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South Sudan + 10 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 28 – September 3, 2014

  • Above-average rains observed over the Sahel during the past week.
  • Slightly reduced rains recorded in Sudan during the past observation period.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Liberia + 7 others
Sub-Regional Response to the Ebola Outbreak As of 25 August 2014

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

26 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS AFFECTED BY EBOLA (EVD)

4.5 MILLION CHILDREN UNDER 5 LIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS

5.8 MILLION CHILDREN AGED 10-19 LIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• In Liberia, in addition to social mobilization, health and hygiene promotion activities, UNICEF is working with government and NGO partners to develop psychosocial services for families affected by Ebola, and to establish a system of identification and care of children orphaned by Ebola.

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World + 48 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Liberia + 6 others
Debunking 5 Myths About Ebola in West Africa

By Michael Stulman

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by partnering with local community leaders to raise awareness about the virus. The focus is on how it is spread and what can be done to prevent transmission.

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Armed groups in Mali prepare for peace talks

08/25/2014 14:03 GMT

OUAGADOUGOU, August 25, 2014 (AFP) - Ethnic Tuareg and Arab militias from Mali are gathering for talks this week in Burkina Faso ahead of peace negotiations with the government, participants said on Monday.

"We want to get together to harmonise our points of view on certain issues before meeting with Bamako (the government)," Mohamaed Ag Assaleh, president of the Coalition of the People for Azawad (CPA), told AFP.

Agence France-Presse:

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Senegal + 15 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - August 22, 2014

Generally good cropping conditions for much of the Sahel, except over Senegal and Mauritania

Key Messages

  • There is a low level of skill in forecasting the remainder of the season over Senegal and Mauritania, though available information suggests average rainfall levels for the remainder of the season. Persistent dryness over northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania earlier in the season, though, has the potential to significantly reduce rainfed crop harvests.

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World + 23 others
Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Mali + 14 others
Bulletin d’information sur la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel et en Afrique de l’ouest - juillet 2014

Situation alimentaire satisfaisante dans la région, exceptée par endroits en zones sahéliennes pastorales et agropastorales.

MESSAGES CLÉS

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Mali: A health centre made operational

It has been in an unfinished state for so many years, that the villagers had almost given up hope of seeing their new community health centre completed. Resigned to this fact, they would continue to go to an old, decrepit and cramped building in the middle of the market square in Doura, Mali. But since June, a wind of change has been blowing through the village: the health centre has been restored by Terre des hommes (Tdh).

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 22 August 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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CAR Crisis IOM Regional Response Situation Report 29 July - 11 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

CAR: IOM released the results of the seventh IDP Return intention Survey, which tracks displacement figures in Bangui, and provided operational support for 279 Malians to return to Mali.

CHAD: IOM received returnees from Cameroon and allocated shelters for them at the Djako transit site in Moundou.

CAMEROON: On 5 August, 556 Chadian migrants from Bela, Libongo and Yokadouma were provided land transportation assistance by IOM to return to Chad.

International Organization for Migration:

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