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17 Oct 2012 description

1) With seasonal rains ending and as vegetation dries out, locust swarms have formed in Chad and are expected to form shortly in Niger and Mali. Swarms are then expected to migrate towards the north as well as potentially into cropping areas in western/central Mali.

09 Dec 2011 description
report UN News Service

9 December 2011 – Three more countries in the so-called “meningitis belt” stretching across Africa will this month introduce a new vaccine designed to eliminate a particular strain of the often deadly disease, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad will vaccinate millions of their citizens with MenAfriVac, which was created to target Group A meningitis, responsible for millions of cases in sub-Saharan Africa over the past century.

29 Jun 2011 description

Tunisie - Les mineurs non accompagnés et les enfants migrants séparés de leurs parents sont exposés aux risques de maltraitance, d'exploitation et de violence en recherchant la sécurité dans les camps de déplacés à la frontière entre la Tunisie et la Libye.

Avec le soutien du personnel de l'OIM à la frontière, l'UNICEF a identifié plus de 150 enfants depuis les premiers jours de la crise en Libye lorsque les migrants ont fui en grand nombre vers les pays voisins.

24 Jun 2011 description

Unaccompanied minors and child migrants separated from their parents are at risk of abuse, exploitation and violence as they seek safety in the camps for the displaced on the Tunisian-Libyan border.

UNICEF, with the support of IOM staff at the border, say that more than 150 children have been identified since the early days of the crisis in Libya when large numbers of migrants fled to neighbouring countries.

14 Jan 2008 description
report UN Security Council

Introduction

1. The present report is submitted in accordance with Security Council presidential statement S/PRST/2007/31, in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report to it on options for the further implementation of resolution 1625 (2005) on conflict prevention, particularly in Africa.

2. A culture of prevention is taking hold at the United Nations; awareness of the importance of prevention has spread, and the commitment to building and mainstreaming its tools has taken root.