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14 Dec 2018 description

Operational Highlights

High-level mission to Harper (Maryland)

The closure of the Little Wlebo Camp (LWC) in Harper and the relocation of refugees to surrounding communities as part of the joint UNHCR-LRRRC local integration (LI) strategy, led to some misunderstandings by the local authorities on the process overall. UNHCR and the Government of Liberia (GoL), through LRRRC has had several discussions with the local authorities to clarify the process and next steps, including a high-level mission.

14 Dec 2018 description

The Minister of Internal Affairs delivers statement at the 69th UNHCR ExCom

  • With support from UNHCR, the Liberian Delegation attended the 69th UNHCR Executive Committee in Geneva (Switzerland) from 1-5 October 2018. The delegation was led by the Minister of Internal Affairs (MIA), Hon. Varney A. Sirleaf, along with LRRRC ED, Hon. Rev.
    Festus Logan.

14 Dec 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Rainfall in 2018 well above average

  • Above-average cereal harvest gathered in 2018

  • Sustained economic growth and fairly stable inflation rate

  • Overall food supply and access generally satisfactory

Above average rainfall allows normal progress of 2018 second cropping season

12 Dec 2018 description

Foreword

West and Central Africa’s (WCA) population is predominantly young. More than 64% are under the age of 24. Young people are a tremendous resource for the region – but their potential will only be realized when the right investments in their education, health, skills and empowerment are made.

11 Dec 2018 description

Between 1 January and 31 October 2018, 3,346 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 15% of all sea arrivals in this period. Consistent with an overall decrease in sea arrivals this year so far, the number of UASC reaching Italian shores in the first ten months of 2018 is considerably lower than in the same period last year, when almost 14,600 landed in Italy. However, the proportion of UASC among sea arrivals in the January-October 2018 period (15 per cent) is slightly higher than in January-October 2017 (13 per cent).

11 Dec 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the International Organization for Migration, reports that 110,833 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 9 December. This year is the fifth straight during which the arrival of irregular migrants and refugees has topped the 100,000 threshold – although 2018’s total is low compared to those recorded at this time in 2017 (165,536) and 2016 (354,395).

IOM Italy

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.

06 Dec 2018 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13607
5 DÉCEMBRE 2018

Sous la présidence de M. Alassane Ouattara, le dirigeant de la Côte d’Ivoire, et en présence du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, le Conseil de sécurité s’est, ce matin, réuni pour réfléchir à la reconstruction après conflit et aux liens entre paix, sécurité et stabilité, en s’appuyant sur l’exemple ivoirien.

05 Dec 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13607

African Union Commission Chair Hails Côte d’Ivoire’s Recovery, as Secretary-General Stresses Refocus on Prevention

Building and sustaining peace after the end of conflict requires holistic responses characterized by national ownership, economic investment and inclusive efforts to repair torn social fabrics, the President of Côte d’Ivoire told the Security Council today, as members discussed peacebuilding and sustaining peace in the context of post‑conflict reconstruction, security and stability.

05 Dec 2018 description

Libya continues to be a transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services and core relief items.

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

Finding Solutions

When the cessation clauses came into effect to refugees from Sierra Leone (2008), Liberia (2012) and Rwanda (2017), those with continuing needs of international protection were exempted from cessation and kept their refugee status.