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11 Dec 2018 description

Key developments in the week of December 2nd include the escalating Islamic State activity in Egypt and Burkina Faso; the instability posed by other Islamist militants such as in Mozambique; and the high tensions in Togo and Ethiopia.

The Islamic State is nearly as strong in Africa in 2018 as when it peaked in 2015. Since October, activity by Islamic State militants has significantly risen across Northern, Western and Eastern Africa and this trend is likely to continue.

11 Dec 2018 description
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Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018 At the end of November 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (3RP) require US$ US$24.93 to assist 97.9 million people in urgent need of humanitarian support. The requirements are lower than announced at the end of October ($25.2 billion) as those for Ethiopia have now been reduced. The plans are funded at $14.29 billion; this amounts to 57.3 per cent of financial requirements for 2018.

11 Dec 2018 description

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  • Energy is essential to humanitarian action. Most refugee and internal displacement camps are in remote locations, so humanitarian agencies consume large amounts of fuel on the long-distance transport of staff, equipment, and goods such as food and water. Operations tend to rely on on-site electricity generation to power reception centres, clinics, schools, food storage, water pumping and street lighting. Peacekeeping operations face a similar situation.

10 Dec 2018 description

The “third struggle” for freedom in Africa

When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN in 1948, much of Africa was still in its first struggle for liberation from colonial rule. Only three African countries were present at the UN for the vote: Egypt, Ethiopia and South Africa. Apartheid South Africa abstained.

07 Dec 2018 description

TOTAL REQUIREMENT US$ 5.0 billion
TOTAL PLAN FUNDING US$ 2.5 billion
UNMET REQUIREMENT US$ 2.5 billion
FUNDING OUTSIDE PLANS US$ 670 million

07 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 417 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in 17 countries in West Africa between January 2017 and June 2018.
The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

07 Dec 2018 description

La dixième assemblée générale du conseil national de sécurité alimentaire s’est tenue, ce jour 6 décembre 2018, sous la présidence du Premier Ministre, Paul Kaba THIEBA. Cette session est placée sous le thème ,« Mise en œuvre de la Politique Nationale de Sécurité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle (PNSAN) : Quelle synergie entre acteurs et quelle stratégie de mobilisation des ressources ? ».

06 Dec 2018 description
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Communiqué de presse
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Fiche d'information : Le partenariat de l'Union européenne avec les pays du G5 Sahel

Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse

Bruxelles, le 6 décembre 2018

L'UE a annoncé un nouveau financement de 125 millions d'euros pour les pays du Sahel lors de la Conférence de coordination des partenaires et des bailleurs du G5 Sahel aujourd'hui à Nouakchott, en Mauritanie.

06 Dec 2018 description
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Fact Sheet: The European Union's partnership with the G5 Sahel countries

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 6 December 2018

The EU has announced new funding totalling EUR 125 million for the Sahel countries at the coordination conference of the G5 Sahel partners and donors, which took place today in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

05 Dec 2018 description

A l’occasion de la semaine du Sahel et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et dans le cadre du rendez-vous annuel de dialogue et de concertation sur les enjeux alimentaires et nutritionnels au Sahel (RPCA) qui se tient en Gambie du 3 au 8 décembre, les ONG Action Contre la Faim, Oxfam et Save The Children lancent le rapport « Sahel : priorité à la résilience et au développement » qui préconise une approche globale et durable pour lutter contre la faim au Sahel.

05 Dec 2018 description

Dakar, 3 Décembre 2018 – A l’invitation du Représentant spécial du Secrétaire-général et chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, les chefs de mission des Nations Unies en Afrique de l'Ouest ont tenu, le 3 décembre 2018 à Dakar, au Sénégal, leur 33ème réunion consultative de haut niveau.

04 Dec 2018 description

Le 22 novembre 2018 s’est tenu à Ouagadougou le lancement officiel du projet Action pour les Migrants le long de la Route : Assistance humanitaire au Burkina Faso (AMiRA/BF). C’est un projet piloté par la Croix-Rouge Burkinabè, en collaboration avec la Croix-Rouge Espagnole. Le projet va s’étaler sur une période de deux (02) ans jusqu’en mars 2020.

03 Dec 2018 description

IOM works with national and local authorities and local partners to identify and understand migration movements in West and Central Africa. Flow monitoring is an activity that quantifies and qualifies flows, migrant profiles, trends and migration routes at a given point of entry, transit or exit. Since February 2016, IOM Niger has been monitoring migration flows at two points across Niger: Séguédine and Arlit. The data collected provides an overview of migration in the region. The information is collected from primary sources.