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05 May 2017 description

EDITORIAL

Chers partenaires,

Chers lecteurs du bulletin d’informations périodiques de l’OIM Bénin,

Permettez-moi, avant tout propos de vous présenter, à travers cette parution, les vœux les meilleurs pour cette nouvelle année.

25 Apr 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo today signed two programmes in Benin, related to the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Belgium will be cooperating with UNICEF to help combat child marriages. With the support of our country, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will be setting up an information project aimed at young people and women, covering sexual education and sexual violence.

25 Apr 2017 description

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre de la Coopération au Développement Alexander De Croo a signé aujourd'hui deux programmes visant à promouvoir le bien-être et les droits en matière de santé et droits sexuels et reproductifs. La Belgique collaborera avec l'UNICEF dans la lutte contre les mariages d'enfants. Le Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population (UNFPA) bénéficiera du soutien de notre pays dans la mise sur pied d'une action d'information sur l'éducation sexuelle et la violence sexuelle, à destination des jeunes et des femmes.

24 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Government through the Ministry of primary and basic education, in partnership with WFP Benin country office has organized the second edition of the African Schools Meals Day.

  • The third and last food deliveries for the 2016/17 school year started on 10 march 2017 for three weeks. WFP provided school meals to 101,297 children for 21 days instead of 55.

Operational Updates

07 Apr 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Above-average 2016 cereal harvests due to favourable rainfall during the cropping season

  • Food prices are mostly stable, reflecting increased supplies from recent harvests

  • About 22 000 people in need of urgent assistance for food

Above-average harvest gathered in 2016

29 Mar 2017 description

Cotonou, 29 mars 2017. – Hier, 28 mars 2017 ont effectivement démarré les travaux du Forum sur la Couverture Santé Universelle (CSU) au Bénin. La Couverture Santé Universelle (CSU) vise à assurer à chacun l’accès aux services de santé de qualité dont il a besoin, en garantissant une protection financière de la population contre le risque de dépenses catastrophiques.

27 Mar 2017 description

Cotonou, 27 mars 2017. - Du 28 au 30 mars 2017, se tiendra à la salle bleue du Palais des Congrès de Cotonou, le Forum sur la Couverture Santé Universelle (CSU) au Bénin.

La Couverture Santé Universelle (CSU) vise à assurer à chacun l’accès aux services de santé de qualité dont il a besoin, en garantissant une protection financière de la population contre le risque de dépenses catastrophiques. Elle est reconnue importante par la communauté internationale qui l’a insérée dans les cibles des objectifs de développement durable (ODD) à l’horizon 2030.

17 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP country office received a delegation from Sofia University in Japan to visit Benin school meals programme.

  • Food deliveries to schools ended on 28 February 2017. WFP provided school meals to 101,279 children for 26 days instead of a trimester.

  • Since January 2017, the Country Programme is experiencing severe funding constraints.

WFP Assistance

14 Mar 2017 description

Benin and Togo, exported from Benin

On 20 February 2017, the Ministry of Health of Benin notified WHO of a Lassa fever case in Tchaourou district, Borgou Department, Benin, close to the border with Nigeria. The case was a pregnant woman who was living in Nigeria (close to the border with Benin).

23 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Food deliveries to schools are underway. WFP will only be able to provide school meals to 101,279 children for 26 days instead of a trimester.

  • In the framework of the "Innovations from the field: Gender Mainstreaming from the ground up" project WFP conducted a baseline survey on nutritional status among children aged 6 to 59 months and pregnant and nursing women in two villages of Karimama.

  • From January 2017 onwards, the Country Programme will experience severe funding constraints.

22 Feb 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Foyer in Porto-Novo, the capital city of Benin, serves boys and girls in very complex situations, including youth who have been abandoned by their families, victims of abuse and those who are victims of forced marriages. The organization received funding from a donor through Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, to help support Salesian missionaries’ work with street children.

31 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is in the process of purchasing food to provide school meals to 101,279 children, only for 21 days.

  • From January 2017 onwards, the programme will experience severe funding constraints.

Operational Updates

  • Food is being procured to assist 101,279 children in 562 schools. The tonnage purchased will cover only 21 days in the first trimester of 2017.

  • School feeding management committees have been set up and members trained on school meals management.

23 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • A delegation from Togo visited the Country Office to discuss the multisectoral implementation of the school feeding programme in Benin.

  • The Country Office organized events during the campaign against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence day to sensitize the staff and partners on this issue.

  • To date, WFP has assisted 96,765 children with school meals. However, starting next January, the programme will experience severe funding constraints.

Operational Updates

12 Dec 2016 description

Lors de sa visite de travail à Bruxelles, M. Patrice Talon, Président de la République du Bénin, a présidé la cérémonie de signature entre la République du Bénin et la Banque européenne d’investissement (BEI), d’une convention de financement pour le développement et la modernisation du réseau d’alimentation en eau potable de la ville de Cotonou.

09 Dec 2016 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 9 December 2016

Mr Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, today signed a new package of financial support worth EUR 184 million in the presence of the President of Benin, Mr Patrice Talon.

The package consists of direct support to the national budget and support for the decentralisation process.

26 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Prospects favourable for 2016 cereal harvests due to adequate rainfall during cropping season

  • Significant downward pressure on coarse grain prices due to increased supplies from first season crop harvests

  • About 77 000 people in need of urgent assistance for food

Overall prospects favourable for 2016 food crops production

24 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • The country office has just launched its first cash distribution using mobile money for asset creation activities in Malanville. Nearly 850 people will receive conditional cash.

  • The United Nations day has been celebrated in a school supported by WFP. This has been a great opportunity to increase the visibility of WFP’s interventions in Benin.

  • To date, nearly 99,000 school children have been provided with school meals. However, starting next January, the programme will experience severe funding constraints.

31 Oct 2016 description

Cotonou, 31 octobre 2016. – La cause de la Sécurité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle a réuni le vendredi 21 octobre 2016, dans la salle de conférence du Centre d'Action Régional pour le Développement Rural (CARDER), l’ensemble des acteurs intervenant dans ce domaine dans l’Atacora. Cette rencontre s’inscrivait dans le cadre de la célébration de la Journée Mondiale de l’Alimentation, instituée par l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’Alimentation et l’Agriculture (FAO) en novembre 1979, et dont le monde entier marquait cette année la 36ième édition.

27 Oct 2016 description

Cotonou, 25 octobre 2016. - L’Agence belge de développement (CTB), venant en appui à la Direction Départementale de la Santé du Mono et du Couffo (sud Bénin), a offert, les 13 et 14 octobre 2016, un important lot de matériels aux centres de santé de la région. Cette action a pour but de réduire la mortalité maternelle et infantile en garantissant le bon déroulement de chaque accouchement et en permettant que les meilleurs soins soient administrés aux nouveaux nés en cas d’urgence.