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17 Jan 2017 description

Hundreds have crossed the Gambian border into Senegal since the election

BANJUL, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after refusing to hand power to opposition leader Adama Barrow, who won an election last month.

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17 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

1,843
Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated in 2016

4,780
New arrivals from Mali in 2016

4,881
Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 January 2017)

13, 118
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 January 2017)

30L
of potable water available per person per day

FUNDING 2017

USD 19 M
Requested for the operation
Funded 0%
Gap 100%

17 Jan 2017 description

Avant-propos

“La Résolution 46/182 des Nations Unies reste aussi pertinente et fondamentale aujourd’hui qu’en décembre 1991 et les principes d’humanité, de neutralité, indépendance et d’impartialité qu’elle contient continuent de guider une assistance humanitaire stratégique, coordonnée et efficace aux personnes qui en ont besoin”

17 Jan 2017 description

Weekly picks

NIGERIA

Four people killed, 15 wounded in a suicide attack by a teenage girl suspected to be linked to Boko Haram at a university mosque in Borno State on 16 January. Police earlier shot a 12yo girl trying to enter the university. The IED strapped to her body exploded, killing her instantly. These incidents come two days after suicide bombers killed at least six people and injured 14 in a crowded market in the northeastern town of Madagali.

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN Population Fund
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Sommaire du rapport annuel

Message du Directeur Régional

Les politiciens, les dirigeants et les parties prenantes d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sont clairs. Nous devons faire passer les jeunes d’abord si nous vou- lons maîtriser le dividende démographique, établir la résilience et transformer notre région pour réaliser les objectifs de développement durable et l’Afrique que nous voulons.

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN Population Fund
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Executive Summary

Message from the Regional Director

Politicians, leaders and stakeholders across West and Central Africa are clear. We must put young people first if we are to harness the demographic dividend, build resilience and transform our region to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa We Want.

14 Jan 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JULY 2017

13 Jan 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12681

SECURITY COUNCIL
7862ND MEETING (AM)

Amid a “rising tide of democracy” across the African continent, the United Nations must continue to support regional efforts to ensure that the Gambia’s recent election results were upheld, stressed the Organization’s senior official in West Africa and the Sahel as he briefed the Security Council this morning.

13 Jan 2017 description

Several thousand Gambians have crossed to Senegal in the last 10 days to escape growing tension over the results of last month’s presidential election.

DAKAR, Senegal - Several thousand people, mainly children, have crossed into Senegal from the Gambia in the last 10 days to escape growing tension over the results of last month’s presidential election.

While some people have decided to stay in the Gambia, many have begun sending their children to Senegal as a precautionary measure amid the political impasse, fearing potential unrest.

13 Jan 2017 description
  • 1,159 arrivals by sea in 2017
  • 13 dead/missing
  • published 09:00 CET 13 January
  • 387,487 arrivals in 2016
13 Jan 2017 description

Total number of people requiring emergency food assistance 15 058 161

Total expected number of severely malnourished children < 5 (SAM) 3 367 043

11 Jan 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In 2016, between January and November, 351,619 people crossed the Mediterranean Sea, risking their lives to reach Europe. These new arrivals are in addition to more than one million refugees and migrants who made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea on unseaworthy boats in 2015.

In 2016, the number of those arriving decreased substantially after March. Of those reaching European shores so far this year, 58% came from the ten countries currently producing the most refugees globally.

MAIN TRENDS

11 Jan 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

ABOUT

• MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.

• This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Tunisia in the last year.

11 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children and women in West and Central Africa remain vulnerable to multiple threats, including insecurity, conflict, drought, flooding and epidemics. In the Central African Republic and the Lake Chad basin, widespread violence and armed conflict characterized by grave human rights violations have led to mass displacement both internally and across borders.

09 Jan 2017 description

L'essentiel :

  • Les prévisions régionales de la production agricole sont en hausse par rapport à la moyenne des cinq dernières années. Toutefois, des baisses de la production céréalière sont notées au Libéria et en Mauritanie.

  • Les résultats du Cadre Harmonisé indiquent que 10,4 millions de personnes dans la région sont en insécurité alimentaire entre octobre et décembre 2016.

07 Jan 2017 description

173,008 Sea arrivals Jan-Nov 2016
144,205 Sea arrivals Jan-Nov 2015

Between 1 January and 30 November 2016, 173,008 persons arrived to Italy by sea, compared to 144,205 sea arrivals in the first eleven months of 2015. This represents a 20% increase compared to last year.