- Guinea: Floods - Jul 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Guinea: Measles Outbreak - Feb 2017
- Guinea: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Guinea: Measles Outbreak - Feb 2014
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- Guinea: Floods - Aug 2011
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- Point de suivi des flux de population, Guinee - Kouremalé, Boundoufourdou, Nafadji - Dashboard #8 (1-31 décembre 2017)
- Célébration en Guinée du succès du vaccin anti-Ebola
- Point de suivi des flux de population, Guinée - Kouremalé, Boundoufourdou, Nafadji - Dashboard #15 (1 - 31 Août 2018)
- WFP Guinea Country Brief, July 2018
- 1 April 2014: Guinea/Liberia - Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak
The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dengue Fever in Senegal
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Cholera in Zimbabwe.
This overview document presents 326 security incidents affecting aid delivery in 17 countries in West Africa between January 2017 and March 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).
Highlights for September
-Increased displacement of civilians in Mali due to armed conflict: According to a report from the Norwegian Refugee Council published on 7 September 2018, close to 50,000 people have fled their homes in northern and central Mali in 2018, due to intercommunal clashes, a rise in armed groups and military operations.
Etude d’UNOWAS sur le pastoralisme et la sécurité en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Sahel
Les conflits impliquant des éleveurs1 sont en augmentation en Afrique de l’Ouest, mais pas de manière uniforme
Average to above average cumulative seasonal rainfall despite localized early-season deficits
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
"Access to education is a fundamental human right. It is essential to the acquisition of knowledge and to the full development of the human personality, as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states. More than that, education makes us more resilient and independent individuals."
Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
More than three years after the signing of the 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Accord, Mali is still facing major security and political challenges to implement it.
Tropical cyclone Luban is expected to bring heavy rains to Yemen and Oman
Africa Weather Hazards
Heavy rainfall in previous weeks has resulted in overflowing of the Niger and Benue Rivers of Nigeria. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to continue, maintaining high risks for flooding.
Overview and developments
Between 1 January and 30 September 2018, 20,948 refugees and migrants arrived in Italy by sea, an 80 per cent decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (105,418). In September 2018, just under 950 refugees and migrants reached Italian shores, an 85 per cent reduction compared to 6,291 sea arrivals in September 2017. Monthly sea arrivals numbers in September 2018 were the lowest since February 2013.
Between 1 January and 30 September 2018, 3,254 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 16 per cent 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 nine months of 2018 is considerably lower than in the same period last year, when over 13,800 landed in Italy. However, the proportion of UASC among sea arrivals in the January-September 2018 period (16 per cent) is slightly higher than in January-September 2017 (13 per cent).
Between 1 January and 30 September 2018, 20,948 persons arrived in Italy by sea, an 80 per cent decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (105,418). In September 2018, 947 persons reached Italian shores, most commonly departing from Tunisia. This is a significant reduction compared to the almost 6,300 refugees and migrant arrivals recorded at landing points in southern Italy in September 2017. The number of monthly sea arrivals in September 2018 is the lowest recorded since February 2013.
Overview and developments
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 86,436 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 7 October, with 39,445 to Spain, the leading destination this year. In fact, since late September’s arrivals were reported, Spain in 2018 has now received via the Mediterranean more irregular migrants than it did throughout all the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined.
The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 140,272 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 318,207 at this point in 2016.