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20 Sep 2017 description

En Côte d’Ivoire, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés(HCR) et ses partenaires contribuent à garantir les droits fondamentaux des personnes rapatriées et à trouver des solutions durables qui leur permettront de reconstruire leur vie dans la dignité.

19 Sep 2017 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012, in the arid south-east region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, largescale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali.

The protracted displacement situation in Mbera exercises a considerable pressure on already limited local resources in the Bassikounou region.

19 Sep 2017 description

Vienna, Austria, September 19, 2017. The 160th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved nearly US$250 million of new development funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.

18 Sep 2017 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 17 Sep 2017): 102,469
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 17 Sep 2016): 130,411
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 17 Sep 2017: 3,342
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 17 Sep 2016: 15,343
Average daily arrivals in September 2017 so far: 197
Average daily arrivals in August 2017: 126
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 17 Sep): 2,443
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 17 Sep): 3,211
Dead and missing in 2016: 5,096

18 Sep 2017 description

TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES OBSERVED THROUGH ONGOING DATA COLLECTION ON MIGRATION TO AND FROM WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA

Djado mine and intra-regional movements

18 Sep 2017 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 48 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

• Plague in Madagascar

• Undiagnosed acute jaundice syndrome in Ethiopia

• Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

• Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

• Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

• Hepatitis E in Chad

• Malaria in Burundi

18 Sep 2017 description

Introduction

The present text is an extended summary of a report produced by the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat West Africa. The report examines mixed migration within, from and to West Africa and aims to gather available knowledge concerning people moving in mixed flows with the principal aim of identifying vulnerable groups and assessing their specific protection needs.

18 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

In August, there were approximately 12 200 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU as the number of migrants arriving in Italy fell by almost two-thirds from the previous month. Meanwhile, Spain continued to see the heavy migratory pressure.

The total number of detections on the four main migratory routes in the first eight months of 2017 fell by two-thirds from the same period of last year to approximately 142 700.

Central Mediterranean

15 Sep 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazard

Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

  1. Recent heavy rains have caused the Benue River in Nigeria to overflow its banks. Reports indicate that 100,000 people may have been displaced by flooding. Continued rainfall will keep rivers high.

14 Sep 2017 description

Key findings:

  • Former FNCI forces are highly likely to continue to protest, resulting in violent clashes with forces loyal to the government. Intercommunal tensions make it likely that violence spreads beyond the military to directly involve the population.

  • Roadblocks and the takeover of port cities will prevent the free movement of both civilians and humanitarian actors.

  • There is a likelihood of displacement of civilians internally and into neighbouring communities and countries.

14 Sep 2017 description

Between 1 January and 31 August 2017, 13,227 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 13% of all sea arrivals in this period. This proportion is comparable to the first eight months of 2016, when 15% of those arriving by sea were UASC. However, consistent with a recent drop in sea arrivals, UASC numbers have also decreased compared to January-August 2016, when 16,863 UASC arrived.

14 Sep 2017 description

The Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) met in Brazzaville, Congo at the Hotel Ledger from 16th to 17th June 2017 for its first ordinary meeting of the year. Dr Joseph Cabore the Director, Programme Management, WHO AFRO, welcomed the participants on behalf of the Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti. He also declared the meeting open.