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02 Mar 2017 description

OVERVIEW

• Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2016, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

01 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • The fifth Budget Revision is approved to extend Development Project (DEV) 200304 for 15 months (from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2018). Additional funds are still needed to implement planned activities.

Operational updates

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.

31 Dec 2016 description

Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes quinquennales, qui indiquent les tendances saisonnières, et aux prix de l'année précédente.

31 Dec 2016 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

31 Dec 2016 description

The TRC has always seen the importance in providing humanitarian relief for African countries, with its host national societies lacking the capacity to procure the needs of its vulnerable population amid man-made and natural disasters like; droughts and civil war leading to hunger & malnutrition.
As these countries look for ways for sustainable development, the TRC acknowledges that lack of nutrition is the root cause for holding countries back, as persons essentially need energy to function or achieve in terms of education and livelihoods.

31 Dec 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

By the end of 2016, progress continued towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives.
The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, with fewer cases in fewer areas of fewer countries than at any time in the past. The virus is now more geographically constrained than at any point in history.

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

22 Dec 2016 description

1. Summary

In November 2015, more than 1,000 Cuban nationals were reported to be camped out at the Paso Canoas border crossing with Panama. In view of requirements for entering the country and the fact that these migrants did not meet them, a significant amount of people began to congregate in this border community, taking to living in the streets while they waited for a solution to their immigration status. The Costa Rican government issued permits allowing migrants to enter the country and continue on their way to the United States.

20 Dec 2016 description
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The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

13 Dec 2016 description
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Rapport complet
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Fiche d'information

Préface

Au nom du Bureau régional pour l’Afrique du PNUD, j’ai le plaisir de présenter le deuxième Rapport sur le développement humain en Afrique, consacré à la concrétisation accélérée de l’égalité des genres sur le continent.

L’égalité des genres n’est pas une priorité de développement nouvelle pour les pays d’Afrique. Son importance est depuis longtemps reconnue à l’échelle du continent.

13 Dec 2016 description
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Ficha descriptiva

Prólogo

El presente Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano en África 2016, dedicado a la igualdad de género, toma el relevo del Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano en África 2012, en el que se analizaba la importancia de garantizar la seguridad alimentaria de todos los africanos. Ambos informes persiguen un mismo objetivo: tratar lo que cabe considerar dos puntos inconclusos de la agenda en el marco de la trayectoria de desarrollo de África. Los dos han sido reconocidos como prioridades importantes para los Gobiernos y los ciudadanos de los países africanos.

13 Dec 2016 description

« Ne perdons pas l’objectif des yeux »

C’est bien connu que la situation sécuritaire globale dans la zone du bassin du Lac Tchad demeure précaire et volatile.
Les efforts de la communauté internationale à faire face et à juguler la terrible violence de Boko Haram sont louables. Mais le groupe est toujours capable de mener sa campagne de terreur. Evitant l’engagement direct, il s’appuie sur les embuscades, l’utilisation d’engins explosifs improvisés et des attaques-suicide pour cibler les groupes vulnérables.

13 Dec 2016 description

“Not to take our eyes off the ball”

It is well known that the overall security situation in the Lake Chad Basin area remains precarious and volatile. The efforts exerted by the international community to confront and curb the horrendous violence perpetrated by Boko Haram are commendable, yet the group is still able to continue its campaign of terror. While it is avoiding direct combat, it relies on ambushes, use of Improvised Explosive Devices and suicide bombers targeting vulnerable groups.

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.