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23 Feb 2018 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations and its partners met in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday to strengthen support for a group of five nations in Africa’s troubled Sahel region which are facing pressing challenges including extreme poverty, food and nutrition crises and violent extremism.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres hailed the meeting as a timely effort that demonstrates the international community’s support for the region’s efforts to prevent violent extremism and fight terrorism and organized crime.

23 Feb 2018 description
report European Commission

Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse

Bruxelles, le 23 février 2018

La communauté internationale se mobilise fortement pour la stabilité politique, la sécurité et le développement des pays du G5 Sahel.

23 Feb 2018 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 23 February 2018

Significant political, security and development support were mobilised today for Africa's Sahel region.

23 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

BRUSSELS, 23 February 2018 – During the International High-Level Conference on the Sahel, the founding members of the Sahel Alliance – France, Germany, the EU, the World Bank, the African Development Bank and UNDP –, joined by Italy, Spain and the UK, officially launched the Sahel Alliance, by announcing the implementation of over 500 projects between 2018 and 2022.

23 Feb 2018 description

· La Alianza Sahel es una asociación para el desarrollo de la región lanzada hoy en Bruselas en el seno de la Conferencia de Alto Nivel sobre el Sahel

· El presidente del Gobierno, Mariano Rajoy, ha anunciado una contribución de “más de cien millones de euros” a esta iniciativa para el desarrollo

· *La ejecución de los proyectos está prevista para el periodo 2018-2022 en *Mauritania, Malí, Burkina Faso, Níger y Chad; países miembros del G5 Sahel

23 Feb 2018 description

Selon un collectif de chercheurs, dont fait partie Florent Geel, Responsable du Bureau Afrique de la Fédération Internationale des Droits de l’Homme (FIDH), « l’outil militaire français dans le Sahel doit être subordonné à un projet politique réaliste défini par les sociétés sahéliennes ».

23 Feb 2018 description
report European Commission

Commission européenne - Déclaration

Bruxelles, le 23 février 2018

  1. Le 23 février 2018, une Conférence internationale de Haut niveau sur le Sahel s'est tenue à Bruxelles sous l'égide du Président de la République du Niger, Président en exercice du G5 Sahel, Issoufou Mahamadou, du Président de la Commission de l'Union Africaine, Moussa Faki Mahamat, du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies, António Guterres et du président de la Commission européenne, Jean-Claude Juncker, au terme de laquelle les conclusions suivantes ont été tirées :

21 Feb 2018 description

SITUATION

• Climate change, limited livelihood opportunities, and recurrent environmental shocks have contributed to food insecurity and malnutrition in Burkina Faso. As a result, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicates that up to 276,700 children under five years of age in Burkina Faso may experience severe acute malnutrition in 2018.

21 Feb 2018 description

IOM works with national and local authorities in order to gain better understanding of population movements throughout West and Central Africa.
Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) allow IOM to quantify and qualify migration flows, trends, and routes, at entry, transit or exit points (such as border crossing posts, bus stations, rest areas, police checkpoints and reception centers).

SUMMARY OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

21 Feb 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Burkina Faso

15 January 2018: Update: An Australian humanitarian doctor kidnapped on 15 January 2016 continues to be held hostage by an al-Qaeda-linked group. Source: aOuaga

Central African Republic

21 Feb 2018 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 20 February 2018

On 23 February 2018, the European Commission is hosting the International High Level Conference on the Sahel in Brussels, with the African Union, the United Nations and the G5 Sahel group of countries, to strengthen international support for the G5 Sahel regions.

Why is the EU working with Africa's "G5 Sahel countries"?

20 Feb 2018 description

OVERVIEW

MIGRANT BASELINE

In the 17th round of DTM Libya data collection taking place in January and February 2018, IOM identified 704,142 migrants in Libya. Migrants were identified in 99 baladiyas and 551 muhallas and originating from up to 40 countries.

In addition to those identified in urban and rural settings migrants in Libya were also recorded in detention centers. Based on DTM’s latest data, the number of migrants in Libya’s Detention Centers is 4,443 individuals (15/02/18)*.

19 Feb 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 51 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

19 Feb 2018 description

Mali continues to face a volatile security situation amid growing threats of terrorism, criminality and intercommunity tensions in the northern and central regions.

Local populations face important protection risks amid limited access to public services, documentation, shelter, water, education and food security.

Despite significant challenges, the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord advances slowly in order to re-establish peace and security in the region.

KEY INDICATORS

18 Feb 2018 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

16 Feb 2018 description

IOM works with national and local authorities in order to gain better understanding of population movements throughout West and Central Africa. Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) allow IOM to quantify and qualify migration flows, trends, and routes, at entry, transit or exit points (such as border crossing posts, bus stations, rest areas, police checkpoints and reception centres).

16 Feb 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR AUGUST 2018