Mali: MSF warns about the use of humanitarian aid for political and military interests
The incursion of military and political actors in the humanitarian field is putting the provision of humanitarian aid at risk in Mali. This is the main conclusion of a report published this week by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) which analyses the continuous and harmful instrumentalisation of humanitarian aid in the country.
The mid-term results of the Project for Improving Communities’ Resilience and Food Security to Overcome the Adverse Effects of Climate Change (PARSSAC) – funded by WFP’s Climate Adaptation Fund – were presented in February.
For the next six months, WFP needs USD 4.8 million to avoid pipeline breaks, and assist the local population and Malian refugees with cash/in-kind assistance, and resilience building activities. Urgent funding of USD 1.2 million is also needed to resume WFP’s school meals programme for the next six months.
25,170 arrivals by sea in 2017 559 dead/missing published 09:00 CET 24 March 363,401 arrivals in 2016
La situation épidémiologique de cette semaine a été caractérisée par une accalmie sur l’ensemble du territoire national. Télécharger la situation épidémiologique pour plus de détails
Monthly regional mixed migration summary for February 2017 covering mixed migration events, incidents, trends and data for the West Africa region
Avec l’intensification de la riposte régionale d’urgence à la flambée, 116 millions d’enfants vont être vaccinés sur tout le continent
23 mars 2017 – Genève/Brazzaville/New York/Dakar : Plus de 190 000 vaccinateurs dans 13 pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest et d’Afrique centrale vont vacciner plus de 116 millions d’enfants la semaine prochaine pour faire disparaître le dernier bastion de la poliomyélite sur ce continent.
116 million children to be immunized from coast to coast across the continent, as regional emergency outbreak response intensifies
23 March 2017 – Geneva/Brazzaville/New York/Dakar: More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.
600 Mauritanian refugees who expressed their interest in being naturalised have their file being handled by a legal consulting company that supports the naturalization process
50 Protection incidents have been reported in north and central regions of Mali since January 2017
USD 40 million requested for the operation
285.0 M required for 2017
15.0 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirement
270.0 M funding gap for West Africa
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Below average 2016 cereal harvest
Cereal prices mostly stable, reflecting adequate supplies including from imported staple foods
Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed, including for Malian refugees
Below average cereal harvest gathered in 2016
Harvesting of the 2016 rainfed cereal crops was completed in December, while harvesting of recession and off-season crops will be completed in April.
Conseil des droits de l'homme
21 mars 2017
Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a commencé, ce matin, l'examen des questions liées à l'assistance technique et au renforcement des capacités en entendant les exposés de l'Experte indépendante sur la situation des droits l'homme en République centrafricaine et de l'Expert indépendant sur la situation des droits de l'homme au Mali, avec lesquels il a eu des débats séparés.
Human Rights Council
21 March 2017
The Human Rights Council during its midday meeting held separate interactive dialogues with the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic, Marie-Thérèse Keita Bocoum, and with the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, Suliman Baldo.
The security situation in northern and central Mali continues to be very difficult. This was illustrated last week by a criminal attack on an international humanitarian organisation in Gao, leaving one aid worker dead and another severely injured. Violence and insecurity, in a context of broad impunity, affect local populations on a permanent basis and are the main reasons why Malian refugees (estimated total: 141 450) do not return.
UN INCENDIE DÉTRUIT DES ABRIS DANS UN CAMP DE RÉFUGIÉS
Une réponse humanitaire rapide est en cours à la suite d'un incendie, le 15 mars, dans le camp de réfugiés de Dosseye, au sud du Tchad. Le feu, dont la cause est encore inconnue, a détruit plusieurs abris, des vivres et des articles ménagers. Aucune victime n'a été signalée. Le camp de Dosseye accueille plus de 12 000 réfugiés de la République centrafricaine.
20 PERSONNES INFECTÉES PAR LA VARIOLE DU SINGE, 3 DÉCÈS
FIRE DESTROYS SHELTERS AT REFUGEE CAMP
A rapid humanitarian response is underway following a fire at Dosseye refugee camp in southern Chad on 15 March. The fire, whose cause is still unknown, destroyed several huts, food stocks and household items. No casualties were reported. Dosseye camp hosts more than 12,000 refugees from the Central African Republic.
MONKEYPOX INFECTS 20, KILLS THREE
20 mars 2017 – A l'occasion d'une visite ce weekend au Mali, le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies pour les opérations de maintien de la paix, Hervé Ladsous, s'est félicité des progrès accomplis sur le chemin de la paix, près de quatre ans après la création de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation au Mali (MINUSMA).
Decline in rice production has led to an early lean season along the Niger River
Until 28 February 2017, there were 13,439 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 9,101 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 48% increase). Greece has seen a 98% lower number of arrivals in February 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 2,611 and 125,494 respectively.
According to available data, there have been 17,479 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 28 of February 2017.
A joint WFP/UNHCR sensitization mission took place in Intikane ZAR for the newly relocated Malian refugees from Tazalit ZAR on the implementation of assistance on the basis of needs and capacity.
Critical funding gap is having extremely negative consequences on planned resilience and hunger season activities. New contributions are urgently needed to avoid losing achievements gained over the past three years.