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01 Jan 2015 description

This chapter provides a summary of the general environment in which UNHCR is operating in Africa and the organization’s planned responses in 2015. Mention is made of the two major emergency situations in the Central African Republic and South Sudan which have affected operations in many neighbouring countries and will continue to have a significant impact on UNHCR’s work in 2015 and beyond.

28 Mar 2014 description

Africa Solidarity Trust Fund to support ongoing efforts to eradicate hunger, reduce malnutrition and poverty

28 March 2014, Tunis - A unique, Africa-led fund designed to improve food security across the continent has become a reality for the first six countries slated to benefit from the initiative.

The Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Niger and South Sudan signed agreements in Tunis with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to receive $2 million each from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund.

04 Feb 2014 description

Urgent aid to the Central African Republic also discussed at UNICEF Executive Board meeting

NEW YORK, 4 February 2014 – The European Union announced today that it has allocated €320 million ($431 million) through UNICEF to improve the health and nutrition of children and women in 15 developing countries and to help speed progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

04 Feb 2014 description

La question d’une aide humanitaire d’urgence pour la République centrafricaine a également été discutée lors de la réunion du Conseil d’administration de l’UNICEF

NEW YORK, 4 février 2014 – L’Union européenne a annoncé aujourd’hui l’octroi de 320 millions d’euros (431 millions de dollars É.-U.) par l’intermédiaire de l’UNICEF pour améliorer la santé et l’alimentation des enfants et des femmes dans quinze pays en développement et pour permettre d’accélérer les progrès vers la réalisation des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD).

29 Jul 2010 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 29 July 20101 - The 15th AU Summit held in Kampala, Uganda, from 19 to 27 July has adopted the following decisions:

On the Theme of the Summit: "Maternal, infant and child Health and Development in Africa" adopted actions to be undertaken in various Member State, in particular the actions aimed at attaining the MDGs 4, 5 and 6, including the launching of CARMMA, mobilisation of adequate resources for integrated health programmes up to 15% of national budgets, the sharing of best practices within regions, regular evaluation and reporting of progress achieved by …

08 Mar 2010 description

Contexte général

Durant les deux dernières semaines il y a eu des accrochages ethno réligieux au Nord du Nigeria et un glissement de terrain en Ouganda. Les tensions socio politiques en Côte d'Ivoire et au Togo se sont apaisées. La crise chronique dans l'est de la RDC aussi bien que plusieurs épidémies continuent. Les Etats Membres reçoivent l'appui de l'OMS pour la réponse principalement à travers les clusters santé.

08 Mar 2010 description

General Context

In the past two weeks there have been ethno-religious clashes in Northern Nigeria and mud slide in Uganda. The socio-political political tensions in Côte d'Ivoire and Togo have eased. Protracted crises in Eastern DRC as well as several disease outbreaks are still ongoing. There is also high alert in Mozambique regarding the flood situation. Member states are receiving support from WHO for response mainly through the Health Clusters.

22 Feb 2010 description

Contexte général

Cette semaine les préoccupations majeures sur la scène socio politique sont le coup d'état militaire au Niger, la détérioration continuelle de la situation politique en Côte d'Ivoire et les crises chroniques dans l'est de la RDC. En plus de cela, on note la persistance des crises habituelles y compris les épidémies. Les états membres continuent de recevoir l'appui de l'OMS pour la réponse principalement à travers les Clusters Santé.

22 Feb 2010 description

General Context

The major concerns in the socio-political scene this week are the military coup in Niger, the continued deteriorating political and social situation in Côte d'Ivoire and the protracted crises in the eastern DRC. In addition, the usual events including several disease outbreaks are ongoing. Member states are receiving support from WHO for response mainly through the Health Clusters.

15 Feb 2010 description

General Context

The socio-political situation in Côte d'Ivoire has this week been marked by a flaring up of social unrests in several parts of the country. This is a result of dispute between the opposition parties and the group of the President following the dissolution of the Government and Independent Electoral Commission by the President last week. Insecurity in eastern DRC has not changed. In addition, the usual crises including several disease outbreaks are ongoing. Member states are receiving support from WHO for response mainly through the Health Clusters.

08 Feb 2010 description

Contexte général

L'insécurité à l'Est de la RDC et l'escalade de l'atmosphère socio politique en Côte d'Ivoire retiennent notre attention cette semaine. En plus de cela, on note la persistance des crises habituelles y compris les épidémies. Les états membres continuent de recevoir l'appui de l'OMS pour la réponse principalement à travers les Clusters Santé.

01 Feb 2010 description

General Context

The Pandemic A (H1N1) incidence has drastically decreased and is no longer alarming in our Region. In total 32 countries have officially reported 17,128 laboratory confirmed human cases including 167 deaths. Since the beginning of this year we continued to face various acute crises. In addition, the year 2010 is carrying the legacy of all the protracted crises which are still ongoing. This issue of our weekly bulletin will make a retrospective update on January 2010 humanitarian events. The usual Weekly Emergency Situation Update will start next week.

01 Feb 2010 description

Contexte général

L'incidence de la Pandémie A (H1N1) a radicalement baissé et n'est plus alarmante dans notre Région. Au total 32 pays ont officiellement notifié 17 128 cas humains confirmés au laboratoire avec 167 décès. Depuis le début de cette année nous continuons de faire face à diverses crises aiguës. En plus, l'année 2010 a hérité de toutes les crises chroniques toujours en cours. Ce numéro de notre bulletin hebdomadaire fait une mise à jour rétrospective des évènements humanitaires de janvier 2010.

18 May 2009 description

Contexte général

Les activités de surveillance contre la grippe A H1N1 continuent dans tous les pays AFRO. Pas de cas confirmés depuis le début de l'épidémie. Cinq cas suspects sont en cours d'investigation dans trois pays.

18 May 2009 description

General Context

Surveillance activities against the Influenza A H1N1 is still ongoing in all the AFRO countries. No confirmed case reported since the beginning of the outbreak. Five suspected cases are currently under investigation in three countries.

17 Nov 2008 description

Contexte général

La situation humanitaire des quelques 1,6 millions de personnes déplacées dans l'est de la RDC est toujours très préoccupante parce que, malgré le ballet diplomatique en cours, les combats continuent.

17 Nov 2008 description

General Context

The humanitarian situation of about 1.6 million people displaced in the eastern DRC is still of high concern because despite ongoing diplomatic talks, fighting continues. Killing of civilians and recruitment of child soldiers are now reported by UN peacekeepers.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: High concern over security situation in many areas. An unidentified armed group attacked a village of Ouamba in the South-west. This situation led to population displacement not yet quantified.

10 Nov 2008 description

General Context

The humanitarian situation result of fighting in Eastern DRC with about 1.6 million people displaced in the region is still of high concerns. Killing of civilians are now reported by UN peacekeepers. Other Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries are still on-going. Diseases outbreaks continue to strike several countries. WHO continue to provide technical support in many countries in crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: Security situation relatively calm.

03 Nov 2008 description

General Context

Humanitarian disaster as the result of fighting in Eastern DRC with about 1.6 million people displaced in the region has focused the attention of all humanitarian and international community this week. Other Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries are still ongoing. Diseases outbreaks continue to strike several countries. WHO continue to provide technical support in many countries in crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: Security situation relatively calm.