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17 Mar 2017 description


At the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul in May 2016, global leaders came together to express their commitment to place people at the centre of decision-making and action. In doing so, they reaffirmed that the scale of current humanitarian issues required greater international cooperation. The Summit triggered a major shift in how the global community will work closer together to prevent and respond to human suffering.


28 Jul 2016 description
report UN News Service

27 juillet 2016 – Deux hauts responsables des Nations Unies ont réclamé mercredi devant le Conseil de sécurité un soutien international accru aux pays du bassin du lac Tchad pour les aider à lutter contre le groupe terroriste Boko Haram, qui menace la stabilité régionale, et à affronter une crise humanitaire grave.

Le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies aux affaires politiques, Jeffrey Feltman, a rappelé que la Force multinationale mixte, qui réunit des éléments du Nigéria, du Tchad, du Cameroun, du Niger et du Bénin, a récemment fait reculer Boko Haram.

15 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

La conférence de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sur le financement du secteur de l’eau et de l’assainissement vise à obtenir davantage de fonds

DAKAR, Sénégal, 15 décembre 2015 – Quelque 180 000 enfants de moins de 5 ans meurent chaque année – soit à peu près 500 par jour – en Afrique subsaharienne à cause de maladies diarrhéiques imputables au manque de services d’eau, d’assainissement et d’hygiène (WASH), a déclaré l’UNICEF avant l’ouverture d’une conférence sur le financement du secteur à Dakar.

17 Apr 2012 description

Evénements clefs

  • Plus de 268.000 déplacés suite à la crise au nord Mali ; dont plus de 161.000 réfugiés au Niger, Burkina Faso, en Mauritanie et en Algérie.
  • Déficits céréalier et fourrager confirmés. La production pour les pays du Sahel enregistre une baisse de 3% par rapport à la moyenne quinquennale et de 26% par rapport à la production agricole 2010/2011.
  • Au 1er avril, la méningite a fait au moins 749 morts et affecté 8.667 personnes en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre, soit une létalité de 8,64%.
10 Apr 2012 description

By Lesley Wroughton

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - Leaders of the world's industrial powers should commit to boost agriculture investments in poor countries and end hunger and malnutrition among the poor when they meet outside Washington in May, a group co-founded by anti-poverty campaigners and rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof said on Tuesday.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet.

01 Mar 2012 description

WFP’s response to the food crisis in the Sahel

The Sahel is facing its third food crisis in less than a decade. Communities have had little time to recover from the last crisis in 2010—their savings and livestock herds remain depleted. Crop yields are low and food prices abnormally high, heightening food insecurity.

The current drought affects a broad swathe of countries across the Sahel region of West Africa including Niger, Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Cameroon.

03 Jan 2012 description

Le CERF injecte plus de 69 millions de dollars pour répondre aux urgences humanitaires en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre en 2011.

18 Nov 2011 description
report IRIN

LONDON, 18 November 2011 (IRIN) - It will take two centuries for sub-Saharan Africa to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, according to NGO WaterAid, which calls on national leaders to commit 3.5 percent of their annual budget to the sector. [http://www.wateraid.org/ ]

09 Oct 2011 description

New report calls for full review of aid reform impact on development

Aid reform commitments in the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the subsequent 2008 Accra Agenda for Action are said to be part of an international push for results in achieving international development goals such as the Millennium Development Goals.

22 Jul 2011 description

A New Report from Action Against Hunger and the Oakland Institute

If West African nations do not move decisively towards regional integration, no amount of money, development, or agricultural technology, will be sufficient or effective at ending hunger

03 Jun 2011 description
report ECOWAS

Food security and water resources management in West Africa received a major boost with the signing of two grant agreement totalling 12.34 million Euros between the ECOWAS Commission and the French Development Agency (AFD) at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, 2nd June 2011.

Under the agreement, the AFD will provide 10.4 million Euros while the ECOWAS Commission will provide a counterpart funding of 1.94 million Euros.

19 May 2011 description

This report covers the period 1January 2010 to 31 December 2010.

Programme outcome: National Societies in the West Coast region—Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo—work within the framework of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Strategy 2020 to contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable populations in the region and promoting social inclusion and peace.

25 May 2005 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • Over 17,000 refugees from Togo need continued access to health care, safe water and sanitation

  • Several thousands children are anxiously waiting to go back to school

  • Close to 200 unaccompanied and separated children need urgent support and assistance and need to be reunited with their family.

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