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18 Jan 2018 description

248.7 M required for 2018
18.2 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements
230.5 M funding gap for West Africa

18 Jan 2018 description

Ce document couvre les activités du mécanisme de mise en œuvre du New Deal en 2016. Depuis la création du Mécanisme en 2014, plusieurs pays du g7+ ont réalisé des progrès significatifs, et de nouveaux pays ont commencé la mise en œuvre comme la Guinée et la Guinée-Bissau qui ont reçu en 2016 le financement du Mécanisme. L'année dernière a été, pour un certain nombre de pays du g7+, une période de reconstruction, de relèvement suite à nombreux chocs récurrents.

17 Jan 2018 description

This document covers activities of the New Deal Implementation Support Facility in 2016, its third year of full operation. Since inception of the Facility in 2014, many G7+ countries have made significant progress, including new additions, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau receiving Facility funding in 2016. Last year was a period of reconstruction, recovery and coping with recurrent shocks for a number of G7+ countries.

17 Jan 2018 description

Key Findings

  • A large majority of migrants are men (93%).

  • 7% of observed migrants at flow monitoring points are minors.

  • 73,031 migrants (11,678 incoming and 61,353 outgoing) were counted at Flow Monitoring Points, representing an average of 133 migrants per day.

  • The majority of surveyed migrants indicated their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya, while 41% intended to travel to Europe, in particular Italy and Spain.

16 Jan 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
- Chikungunya in Kenya
- Cholera in Malawi
- Cholera in Zambia
- Suspected Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
- Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

16 Jan 2018 description

Foreword

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 (SOFI) has revealed that global hunger is on the rise again after declining for more than two decades. Global hunger rose from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million people in 2016.

16 Jan 2018 description

This national action plan is the UK government’s 5-year strategy for how we will meet our Women, Peace and Security commitments under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 to reduce the impact of conflict on women and girls and to promote their inclusion in conflict resolution. It is part of wider efforts to ensure that the UK’s foreign policy consciously and consistently delivers for women and girls.

16 Jan 2018 description
report Cordaid

Cordaid’s Country office in Sierra Leone has extended its health care program to the neighbouring country of Liberia.

As of January 2018, the Cordaid team in Sierra Leone supports the Liberian National Verification Agency in its Results Based Financing (RBF) project. The aim is to improve the quality of health care at hospital level.

Reasons for poor quality health care in Liberia

12 Jan 2018 description

Elections held in Africa in 2017 show that international election observers need to up their game if they are to remain relevant in improving the quality of elections and building public confidence in electoral processes.

12 Jan 2018 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13161
11 JANVIER 2018 8156E SÉANCE – MATIN

Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest, M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, a expliqué, ce matin, devant le Conseil de sécurité, qu’en dépit de progrès continus réalisés en matière de transition démocratique et politique, la situation sécuritaire dans la région demeurait une source de grave préoccupation.

12 Jan 2018 description

Dakar, 11 Janvier 2018 - M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire Général et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), a présenté, ce 11 janvier 2018, au Conseil de Sécurité son rapport d’activités qui couvre la période du 1er juillet 2017 au 31 décembre 2017.

11 Jan 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13161

SECURITY COUNCIL
8156TH MEETING (AM)

Despite progress in West Africa and the Sahel, particularly regarding democratic and peaceful political transitions, the security situation in the region remained a grave concern, the Security Council heard today in a briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary‑General in the region.

11 Jan 2018 description

In this issue
On the Agenda
The 30th AU summit will be an opportunity to start implementing AU reforms.

Ten new members of the PSC will be elected at the summit.

Clarifying the relationship between the AU and RECs is on the reform agenda.

Situation Analysis
Parliamentary elections are on the cards for Guinea- Bissau in 2018.

Addis Insight
An analysis of the work of the PSC this year shows fewer meetings were held on crisis situations.

08 Jan 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13154

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan):

The members of the Security Council congratulated the Liberian people and Government, as well as political leaders, civil society organizations and the media, for the peaceful conduct of the 26 December 2017 presidential runoff election. They congratulated the two candidates for the responsible conduct of their campaigns.

08 Jan 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 53 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

08 Jan 2018 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • A total of 136 suspected cases of immediately reportable diseases and events including 22 deaths were reported from 15 counties

  • Health facility reporting completeness and timeliness are 98% respectively Eleven confirmed cases of measles were reported from Montserrado County

06 Jan 2018 description

by Nellie Peyton | @nelliepeyton | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Friday, 5 January 2018 13:52 GMT

Some aid programmes that ended last year were not renewed because donors were anxious about the presidential transition

04 Jan 2018 description

Monrovia, December 2017: In order to ensure the effectiveness of antimalarial drugs against the malaria parasite, the Ministry of Health, with support from the Global Fund and WHO, has commenced an efficacy and safety study of Artesunate+Amodiaquine (ASAQ) and Artemether+Lumefantrine (AL) used as first line treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria.

03 Jan 2018 description

Jonas Claes; Inken Von Vorzyskowski