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03 Oct 2017 description

MISE EN OEUVRE DU PLAN D’ACTION DE BANJUL

Adhésion aux Conventions internationales portant sur l’apatridie (Objectif. 1.1)

03 Oct 2017 description

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BANJUL ACTION PLAN

Accession to International Conventions on Statelessness (Goal. 1.1)

  • Burkina Faso acceded to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness on 3 August 2017, marking an important milestone for the country in its commitment to eradicate statelessness as well as for the region, where 12 of the 15 ECOWAS Member States are now party to both the 1954 and 1961 Conventions.

National Legislation Reforms (Goal 1.3)

04 Sep 2017 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

  • Au mois d’Août 2017, 193 ménages de 655 individus sont retournés en Côte d’Ivoire par les trois points d’entrée à l’Ouest (Guiglo), au Sud-Ouest (Tabou) et au Sud (Abidjan).

  • Avec 78 ménages composés de 311 personnes, Tabou (Sud-Ouest) a enregistré le plus grand nombre de rapatriés pour ce mois d’Août.

05 Jul 2017 description

L’AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST, 1ERE REGION DU MONDE A ADOPTER UN PLAN D’ACTION REGIONAL

Une nouvelle étape dans la lutte contre l’apatridie

A l’issue de la réunion régionale ministérielle de 3 jours, accueillie par le gouvernement de la Gambie, et organisée conjointement par la CEDEAO et le HCR, les 15 Etats membres de la CEDEAO ont révisé et validé un plan d’action pour éradiquer l’apatridie d’ici à 2024, désormais connu sous le nom de « Plan d’action de Banjul ».

05 Jul 2017 description

WEST AFRICA BECOMES THE 1ST REGION IN THE WORLD TO ADOPT A REGIONAL PLAN OF ACTION

A new milestone in the fight against statelessness

03 Jul 2017 description

FOREWORD

The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.

04 Apr 2017 description

LA DECLARATION D’ABIDJAN : DEUX ANS APRES

L'Afrique de l'Ouest célèbre le deuxième anniversaire de la Déclaration d'Abidjan portant sur l'éradication de l'apatridie. Au cours des deux dernières années, la région a réalisé d'importants progrès comme illustré ci-dessous :

CELEBRATION DU 2EME ANNIVERSAIRE DE LA DECLARATION

04 Apr 2017 description

ABIDJAN DECLARATION: TWO YEARS DOWN THE LINE

West Africa celebrates the 2 nd anniversary of the Abidjan Declaration on the eradication of statelessness. Over the last two years, the region achieved significant progress as illustrated below:

CELEBRATING THE 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION

31 May 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Côte d'Ivoire has made undeniable progress since the crisis experienced in 2010. This real progress has incentivized many Ivorian refugees (around 300,000 people) to voluntarily repatriate to their country of origin.

25 Feb 2016 description

Quelque 22 000 personnes ont obtenu des documents d'identité en Afrique de l'Ouest depuis un an

25 Feb 2016 description

Press Releases, 25 February 2016

Some 22,000 people acquired identity documents in West Africa in past year

18 Aug 2015 description

Introduction

The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa is unprecedented in its scale, severity, and complexity. More than 23,200 people have been infected by 15 February 2015, resulting in over 9,300 deaths. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are still affected by this outbreak, and are struggling to control the epidemic against a backdrop of extreme poverty, weak health systems and social customs that make breaking human-to-human transmission difficult.

01 Dec 2014 description

Overview

Working environment

UNHCR’s operations in West Africa have been characterized by: the evolving situation in Mali, including its impact on internal and external displacement of populations (into Burkina Faso, Niger and Mauritania); the continuation of voluntary repatriation of Ivorian refugees; and the invocation of the “cessation clauses” for Liberian and Rwandan refugees. Recent military and political developments inside Mali will have an impact on the initial assumptions on which the Office’s 2014 planning was based.

16 May 2013 description

Dakar, 16 mai (HCR) – Abdoulaye Ndongo, âgé de 37 ans, est arrivé au Sénégal en 1989. Il avait 13 ans. Il se rappelle encore ce jour d'été, où il a été déporté de Mauritanie pour le Sénégal avec seulement les vêtements qu'il portait ce jour-là. Toutefois, Ndongo a eu la chance de traverser le fleuve Sénégal sans être séparé de ses parents, ce qui n'a pas été le cas pour beaucoup d'autres enfants réfugiés.

15 Nov 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declared president-elect after run-off election in Liberia on 8 November, boycotted by her opponent.

  • Opposition supporters clash with police in Monrovia leaving at least one dead, on 7 November.

  • New Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) in Côte d’Ivoire assumes office.

  • Tripartite Agreement on the Voluntary Repatriation of Ivorian refugees signed between Togo, Côte d’Ivoire and UNHCR.

01 Nov 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Facilitation of voluntary repatriation from Liberia to Côte d’Ivoire commences with first convoy of 118 refugees departing on 21 October.

• Ivorian Minister of Employment and Social Affairs visits European countries to mobilize additional resources needed for humanitarian action in Côte d’Ivoire.

• Liberian borders re-opened after 11 October elections pass peacefully.

• Updated registration in Accra shows drop in number of asylum seekers in Ghana.

19 Oct 2011 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Ivorian Commission on Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation commences its work.

• International Criminal Court announces investigation of crimes against humanity in Côte d’Ivoire.

• Number of Ivorian refugees in Liberia is now 159,000, following increased returns and a verification exercise.

• Tripartite Agreement for the voluntary repatriation of Ivorian refugees signed by Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and UNHCR.