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12 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • In Greece, IOM continues to be present on the islands of Lesvos, Samos, Kos and Crete and works closely with authorities (Frontex, the HCG, and the First Reception Service) to identify vulnerable migrants and refugees, including unaccompanied and/or separated children, the elderly, and those with medical needs.

11 Feb 2016 description

The Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) are aptly named. This court was created by the African Union (AU) and Senegal in 2012, specifically to try former Chadian president Hissène Habré and his cronies for atrocities allegedly committed during his time in office between 1982 and 1990.

When he was dragged into the dock last July – very much against his will, because he does not acknowledge the court’s jurisdiction – Habré became the first former (not to mention incumbent) African head of state to go on trial for international crimes before an AU court.

11 Feb 2016 description
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Jessica Hagen-Zanker

Richard Mallett

Abstract

09 Feb 2016 description
report United Nations

ADVANCE UNEDITED COPY

Executive Summary

A. The Ebola Outbreak as a Wake-up Call

The 2014 Ebola outbreak was a human tragedy that took thousands of lives, caused tremendous suffering, and left deep wounds in communities in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. And yet, it was preventable. Much more could have been done to halt its spread earlier. The crisis must serve as a wake-up call for increased global action to prevent future health crises.

09 Feb 2016 description

CONTEXTE

Dans le cadre de l’application du Règlement Sanitaire International (RSI), les pays sont tenus de déterminer rapidement les mesures de lutte nécessaires pour éviter la propagation des maladies aux niveaux national et international.
Les États parties au RSI doivent respecter (renforcer) les capacités requises en matière de santé publique dans les aéroports, ports et postes-frontières désignés en temps normal et lors d’événements pouvant constituer une urgence de santé publique de portée internationale (USPPI).

09 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • 302 stranded migrants repatriated, majority directly out of Tripoli, or via Istanbul; 154 migrants to Senegal, 133 people to Burkina Faso and others to Nigeria, Ethiopia and Togo via Istanbul.

  • 400 vulnerable migrants at Abu Sleem Detention Centre receive direct assistance through Non Food Items (NFIs) and hygiene kits.

  • First round of the Displacement Tracking Matrix Libya report released. The report identified 268,943 IDP individuals located in 88 areas

08 Feb 2016 description
report IRIN

Nairobi, 8 février 2016 (IRIN) - Depuis quelques semaines, les forces de l’ordre sont sur le qui-vive dans la capitale sénégalaise, Dakar. La police et l’armée, présentes dans les rues, procèdent à des fouilles de voiture et appréhendent les militants islamistes présumés.

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05 Feb 2016 description

Summary of response

Overview of Host National Society

As soon as the imported case was confirmed, SRCS became involved in the following 7 committees of the Ministry of Health:

  • Social and behavioural intervention;

  • Investigation and epidemiological surveillance;

  • Case management and infection control;

  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene;

  • Logistics;

  • Media or communication; and

  • Mobile response team.

05 Feb 2016 description
report IRIN

By Obi Anyadike, Africa Editor

NAIROBI, 4 February 2016 (IRIN) - Security has been intense over the last few weeks in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, with police and soldiers on the streets, vehicle searches, and round-ups of alleged Islamist militants.

04 Feb 2016 description

Pour la fondation sénégalaise, seul producteur de vaccin pré-qualifié par l’OMS à être basé en Afrique, l'apport de l'AFD, par un prêt bonifié de 6,5 millions d’euros, va permettre de renforcer durablement la lutte contre cette maladie pour laquelle il n'existe pas de traitement.

30 000 décès dus à la fièvre jaune

04 Feb 2016 description

For the Senegalese foundation, the only vaccine producer pre-qualified by WHO based in Africa, AFD’s contribution, via a EUR 6.5m subsidized loan, will sustainably strengthen the fight against this disease, for which there is no treatment.

30,000 deaths caused by yellow fever

04 Feb 2016 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • For years, the suburbs of the Senegalese capital, Dakar, were plagued by chronic flooding during the rainy season.

  • In 2012, the Government of Senegal and the World Bank launched a series of drainage works to protect Dakar’s poorest neighborhoods in Pikine and Guediawaye.

  • Recently completed drainage canals and reservoirs are now protecting almost 100,000 people and more than 400 hectares from floods.

04 Feb 2016 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Depuis plusieurs années, les inondations sont récurrentes dans la banlieue de la capitale sénégalaise durant la saison des pluies.

  • En 2012, le gouvernement et la Banque mondiale ont lancé des travaux de drainage pour prévenir les risques d’inondations dans les quartiers les plus pauvres de Pikine et Guédiawaye.

  • Près de 100 000 personnes et 400 hectares de terres sont désormais protégés grâce à la construction de canaux et de bassins de stockage.

03 Feb 2016 description

Third-party testing provides the degree of transparency that smallholder farmers need to access truly improved seeds that perform in their local environments. It is the foundation for creating a verified, reliable and transparent seed system, yet it has been a critical missing component in African agricultural development.

03 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Dakar, February 3, 2016) – Closing arguments in the trial in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator, Hissène Habré, will take place from February 8 to 12, 2016.

Habré, who ruled Chad from 1982 to 1990 before fleeing to Senegal, has been on trial since July 20, 2015 before the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegalese court system facing charges of crimes against humanity, torture, and war crimes.