- Ghana: Floods - Jul 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ghana: Cholera Outbreak - Oct 2016
- Ghana: Floods - Jun 2015
- Ghana: Cholera Outbreak - Aug 2014
- Ghana: Floods - Apr 2013
- Ghana: Cholera Outbreak - Jan 2013
- Ghana: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2012
- Ghana: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Nov 2011
- Ghana: Floods - Jul 2011
Abuja, 20th July 2018 . The Migration Dialogue for West Africa (MIDWA) in a three-day annual meeting of thematic working groups which ended on 19th July 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, has recommended improved collaboration and synergy between Member States and migration institutions in the areas of border management, immigration data, mixed migration and the return and reintegration of migrants in the region.
New UK aid package will help governments in developing countries stamp out corruption and improve accountability.
A new UK aid package will help governments in developing countries stamp out corruption and improve accountability, Minister of State for International Development Harriett Baldwin announced yesterday (Thursday 19 July).
It is estimated that up to £2 trillion is lost globally to corruption every year, which reduces the amount that governments can invest in vital services such as healthcare and education.
Torrential rains trigger flooding in Nigeria
Africa Weather Hazards
- During mid-July, torrential rains in Nigeria triggered floods, damages to infrastructure and fatalities in the Ogun and Katsina states. Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue over northern Nigeria during the next seven days.
Heavy rainfall continues over the Sahel region
Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security Project / Esther Ngumbi
This post was co-authored with Esther Ngumbi.
Abuja, 17th July 2018. The Migration Dialogue for West Africa (MIDWA) which was inaugurated by the Commission of the Economic community of West African States (ECOWAS) has commenced its second annual meeting of thematic working groups in order to deliberate on border management, immigration data and the return and reintegration of migrants in the region.
Highlights in May and June
Regional Flow Monitoring Network
120 FMPs are currently active in 2 countries in the region. As part of discussions on methodology changes/discussion, the number of FMPS was reduced to 115 from 162, so as to focus on more strategic points.
In Yemen, DTM Flow Monitoring exercise captured 11,774 migrants arriving by boat during May 2018. 84% of migrants are Ethiopians and 16% Somalis. 92% intended to reach Saudi Arabia and 8% intended to stay in Yemen.
Rainfall continues in the Sahel, no weather hazards reported over Africa
Rainfall continues over the Sahel
Libya continues to be the main 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.
UNHCR assisted with the Voluntary Repatriation of 46 Ivorians from Ghana and Togo
UNHCR celebrated the 2018 World Refugee Day on June 20th in Danane, San-Pedro and Abidjan.
UNHCR assisted 32 groups with the launch of Income Generating Activities in the ZouanHounien and Blolequin.
WORKING WITH PARTNERS
GPP conducts a scoping mission in Ghana
An Inter-agency team (FAO, IOM, OCHA and UNICEF) was fielded to Ghana to develop a proposal of an in-depth Diagnostic Review on 14-18 May 2018. This mission was requested by the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMO) and supported by the UN Resident Coordinator, UN Country Team and the Inter-Agency Working Group for Emergencies (IAWGE).
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s global efforts to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and tackle a wide range of global development challenges. The UK’s focus and international leadership on economic development is a vital part of Global Britain - harnessing the potential of new trade relationships, creating jobs and channelling investment to the world’s poorest countries. Throughout history, sustained, job-creating growth has played the greatest role in lifting huge numbers of people out of grinding poverty.
By Miriam Gathigah
NAIROBI, Jul 6 2018 (IPS) - Joshua Kiragu reminisces of years gone by when just one of his two hectares of land produced at least 40 bags of maize. But that was 10 years ago. Today, Kiragu can barely scrape up 20 bags from the little piece of land that he has left – it measures just under a hectare.
Kiragu, who is from Kenya’s Rift Valley region, tells IPS that years of extreme and drastic weather patterns continue to take their toll on his once-thriving maize business. His business, he says, has all but collapsed.
L’OIM travaille avec les autorités nationales, locales et des partenaires locaux, afin de mieux comprendre et connaître les mouvements migratoires à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Le suivi des flux de population est une activité qui permet de quantifier et de qualifier les flux, les profils des migrants, les tendances et les routes migratoires sur un point d’entrée, de transit ou de sortie donné. Au Burkina Faso, des points de suivi des flux (FMP) sont installés sur plusieurs lieux de transit importants de Ouagadougou depuis 2017.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,
Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,
While there is room for disagreement about migration policy, the humanitarian imperative means that we must never needlessly sacrifice the survival and dignity of any vulnerable people, including migrants.
Ghana is a lower middle-income and food-deficit country, with an estimated population of 27 million, and a gross domestic product per capita of USD 1,340 in 2015. Despite progress in reducing acute malnutrition and stunting at the national level in recent years, high rates of poverty and stunting persist in the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone.