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01 Jun 2017 description

N’Djamena, 1 juin 2017 – Le Système des Nations Unies, l'Institut International de la Paix (IPI) et le Département fédéral des affaires étrangères de la Confédération suisse (DFAE), ont organisé une rencontre de haut niveau sur le thème : « Investir dans la Paix et la Prévention de la Violence au Sahel-Sahara ».

11 May 2016 description

Washington, D.C., 10 May 2016 -- In response to an invitation by the United Sates Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, the Director of the United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Africa Abdoulaye Mar Dieye took part today in a briefing event on Instability in Africa in Washington D.C.

The two-part panel focused on ongoing threats in Africa’s so-called “Arc of Instability”, a region which encompasses the Sahel, the Lake Chad Region and the Horn of Africa.

27 Jan 2014 description

LONDRES, Royaume-Uni, 24 janvier (HCR) – Le HCR s'est félicité vendredi d'une contribution de trois millions de dollars qui a été versée par la Fondation LEGO. Elle aidera à améliorer l'accès à une éducation primaire de qualité pour plus de 200 000 enfants réfugiés, dans le cadre de l'Initiative Éduquer un enfant.

25 Jan 2014 description

LONDON, United Kingdom, January 24 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Friday welcomed a US$3 million donation from the LEGO Foundation that will help improve access to quality primary school education for more than 200,000 refugee children under the Educate a Child initiative.

10 Jan 2014 description

LES TITRES

· Tchad: mobilisation au plus haut niveau en faveur des rapatriés de Centrafrique (RFI, 04/01/14)

· L’OIM débute l’évacuation aérienne des migrants bloqués en République centrafricaine (OIM, 10/01/14)

· Tchad : La Médiature de la République vient en aide aux rapatriés de RCA (Al Wihda, 08/01/14)

· The World Food Programme welcomes Chad’s historic contribution to school meals (WFP, 09/01/14)

· Le président tchadien réclame plus de sacrifices en faveur de la Centrafrique (Xinhua, 09/01/14)

17 Sep 2013 description

Humanitarian need remains very high in many humanitarian crisis situations in Africa. Germany has therefore made an additional 8.2 million euros available for humanitarian relief projects run by UN organisations and NGOs in Africa.

Markus Löning, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, issued the following statement on the move:

26 Nov 2012 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBOURG, 26 novembre 2012 (IRIN) - Les crises de réfugiés semblent commencer et se terminer. En 2011, tous les yeux étaient tournés vers le complexe de réfugiés de Dadaab, dans le nord du Kenya, alors qu’il accueillait des centaines de milliers de Somaliens qui fuyaient la famine et le conflit. Cette année, c’est l’exode des réfugiés syriens qui a attiré l’attention du public, même si la majorité des Somaliens qui sont arrivés à Dadaab l’an dernier y sont toujours.

21 Nov 2012 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 21 November 2012 (IRIN) - Refugee crises appear to come and go. In 2011, all eyes were on the Dadaab refugee complex in northern Kenya as it received hundreds of thousands of Somalis fleeing famine and conflict. This year, attention has shifted to the refugee exodus from Syria, even though the majority of Somalis who arrived at Dadaab last year are still there.

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.

30 Jun 2011 description

The conflict that began in Libya on 17 February 2011 with a popular revolt against Gaddafi’s regime has triggered a mass exodus of the civilian population into neighbouring countries. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled, mainly into Tunisia and Egypt, as a result of attacks by Gaddafi’s forces on civilian populations, the rebellion and NATO bombings. Migrant workers and refugees from Sub-Saharan Africa have been particular targets of violence.

30 Jun 2011 description

Le conflit déclenché en Libye, le 17 février 2011, par la révolte populaire contre le régime du Colonel Khadafi, a provoqué un exode massif dans les pays limitrophes. Les violences perpétrées par les forces de Khadafi contre les populations civiles, la guerre entreprise par les rebelles pour renverser le régime, ainsi que les bombardements de l’OTAN, ont contraint des centaines de milliers de personnes à fuir le pays. A cela s’ajoute des exactions spécifiques perpétrées à l’encontre des immigrés originaires d’Afrique sub-saharienne et qui les ont poussé à s’enfuir.

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.

15 Jun 2011 description

Note: The last fact sheet was dated April 15, 2011.

KEY developments

· Unconfirmed estimates indicate that clashes that began on June 6 in Southern Kordofan State between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and forces loyal to the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) have displaced up to 53,000 people, according to the U.N. Humanitarian agencies have provided assistance in accessible areas of the state, but insecurity has constrained aid delivery. Many non-governmental organization (NGO) and U.N. staff have relocated from the area due to ongoing insecurity.

27 Apr 2011 description

What is the Central Emergency Response Fund?

Five years ago, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was established to bring a new dynamic to tackling emergencies. CERF’s creation was an acknowledgement that the humanitarian system had become too slow and cumbersome in releasing funds.

16 Apr 2011 description

Note: The last fact sheet was dated February 18, 2010.

KEY developments