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31 Mar 2015 description

Bamako, Mali | | Tuesday 3/31/2015 - 15:51 GMT

The international Red Cross said Tuesday it has ordered staff in northern Mali not to travel out of urban centres after jihadists killed an aid worker in the restive area.

"We have decided to temporarily suspend all our movements in northern Mali, while we wait to understand this incident more clearly," International Committee of the Red Cross spokesman Valery Mbaoh Nana told AFP.

31 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 25–31 March 2015

Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.

31 Mar 2015 description

Joint Statement

31 March 2015
International Committee of the Red Cross
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Geneva / Damascus / Sana'a / Bamako – The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is shocked and saddened by three unconnected attacks that took place yesterday against teams performing their humanitarian duties in Yemen, Syria and Mali. Three workers died in the attacks.

30 Mar 2015 description

Genève / Bamako (CICR) – Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) est consterné par la mort d'un de ses collaborateurs au Mali. L'attaque du camion d'aide du CICR qu'il conduisait a eu lieu ce matin près de Gao, tuant ce collaborateur et blessant un membre de la Croix-Rouge malienne.

Le CICR condamne avec la plus grande fermeté cette attaque et en appelle à toutes les parties au conflit pour qu'elles respectent et protègent les travailleurs humanitaires.

30 Mar 2015 description

​Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed recently with the World Food Programme (WFP), Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) has received an in-kind grant including 2.17 ton medical and food items used to control malnutrition, as well as the costs of moving the assistance to the target region, as part of the relief efforts for the Malian refugees who fled to Niger due to political and military events in northern Mali.

30 Mar 2015 description

Geneva / Bamako (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is profoundly dismayed by the death of one of its staff in Mali. An ICRC aid truck was attacked this morning near Gao, leaving one ICRC staff member dead and a member of the Mali Red Cross injured.

The ICRC strongly condemns the attack and calls on all parties to the conflict to respect and protect humanitarian workers.

30 Mar 2015 description

by Andrea OSúilleabháin, editor

The call for national and local ownership of peacebuilding and statebuilding design and practice has grown louder in recent years. The principles of leveraging local knowledge and attending to local context have gained increasing prominence and visibility in international policy. Yet translating these principles into practice—in terms of peacebuilding and statebuilding mechanisms, processes, and programs on the ground—is an enduring challenge for the United Nations and international actors.

30 Mar 2015 description

APRES MIDI

27 mars 2015

Il adopte également des résolutions sur la prévention du génocide, le problème de la drogue, la violence fondée sur la religion et la nomme quatre titulaires de mandat

30 Mar 2015 description

AFTERNOON

27 March 2015

Extends Mandate on Mali, Adopts Texts on Libya, Iraq, Guinea and Haiti, on Prevention of Genocide, and on Violence on the Basis of Religion, and Elects Four Mandate Holders

30 Mar 2015 description

APRES MIDI

24 mars 2015

Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a examiné cet après-midi des rapports présentés par ses experts indépendants chargés de l'assistance dans le domaine des droits de l'homme s'agissant d'Haïti et du Mali, avec lesquels il a tenu des débats interactifs.

29 Mar 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By David Lewis and Emma Farge

DAKAR, March 29 (Reuters) - Mediators in northern Mali's conflict underestimated the radicalisation of a new generation at the heart of a separatist movement, a misstep that left the peace process in tatters after rebels refused to sign a proposed deal.

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27 Mar 2015 description

Kasper Hoffmann

Non-state security actors are growing increasingly important in fragile and conflict-affected states in Africa. This has led to a multiplication of informal security arrangements between security providers, such as vigilantes, local militias, faith-based organisation and private security companies, individual army units, and citizens.

27 Mar 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS
• 2 milliards de dollars requis pour l’action humanitaire au Sahel en 2015.
• Plus de 190 000 réfugiés et rapatriés du nord du Nigéria au Cameroun, Tchad et Niger.
• 1,2 millions de déplacés internes dans le nord du Nigéria.
• Les communautés au Nigéria font face à une insécurité alimentaire et à la malnutrition.
•Zéro nouveau cas d'Ebola au Libéria, stagnation des chiffres en Sierra Leone et en Guinée.

27 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Since the start of the project in November 2014, IOM’s Health and Humanitarian Border Management team has screened over 30,000 passengers at Lungi International Airport in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

• 5,234 health care workers have been trained at IOM’s National Ebola Training Academy in Sierra Leone.

• Between 8 -21 March 4,600 travellers have been screened at Bo Waterside crossing point, Grand Cape Mount County in Liberia.

27 Mar 2015 description

3/26/2015 - 20:59 GMT

Des partisans de l'ex-président malien Amadou Toumani Touré, exilé au Sénégal depuis 2012, menacé de poursuites au Mali, ont organisé des rassemblements jeudi à Bamako et en province pour réclamer son retour, selon un journaliste de l'AFP et des témoins.

Le rassemblement à Bamako a réuni dans une salle d'un centre de conférences plus d'un millier de personnes, pour la plupart en tee-shirts à l'effigie de M. Touré, surnommé "ATT" d'après ses initiales, a constaté le journaliste de l'AFP.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Deutsche Welle

A new concept by the EU seeks to enlist the help of North African states to stem the flow of migrants. Refugee groups are worried about what might happen if these people are detained before they reach Europe.

27 Mar 2015 description

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 12 000 000

26 Mar 2015 description

Washington, United States | | Thursday 3/26/2015 - 21:56 GMT

The Ebola virus is not mutating as quickly as scientists had feared, which is good news for treating the disease and preventing its spread, a study showed Thursday.

Previous research based on limited data had suggested that Ebola was mutating twice as quickly as in the past, researchers said in the journal Science.