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14 Dec 2018 description
report IRIN

In a report released this week during the UN climate change summit in Poland, the UN Environment Programme warned of a widening gap between the cost of adaptation in developing countries – as much as $500 billion annually by 2050 – and what wealthier nations have promised.

12 Dec 2018 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 815ème réunion tenue le 4 décembre 2018, a adopté la décision qui suit sur le rapport de la Commission sur les élections en Afrique:

Le Conseil,

11 Dec 2018 description


In 2018, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas and impacting the Great Lakes region. The ongoing conflicts across much of eastern and central DRC continue to cause significant displacement, damage to property and tragic loss of human life.

11 Dec 2018 description

Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018

11 Dec 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 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Measles in Mauritius
  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

11 Dec 2018 description
report World Bank

Dans le sillage de la crise politique de 2009, les dépenses publiques d’éducation ont chuté, plombées par la baisse drastique des financements extérieurs. Plusieurs milliers d’enfants couraient le risque d’être déscolarisés. Une aide d’urgence a permis de mobiliser des financements supplémentaires et de réorganiser l’enseignement de base.

10 Dec 2018 description

The “third struggle” for freedom in Africa

When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN in 1948, much of Africa was still in its first struggle for liberation from colonial rule. Only three African countries were present at the UN for the vote: Egypt, Ethiopia and South Africa. Apartheid South Africa abstained.

10 Dec 2018 description

The Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2.19 million Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Malagasy Red Cross (MRCS) to deliver assistance to some 960,000 people in the targeted regions over 19 months (to April 2019) and contribute to the reduction in mortality and morbidity due to the plague outbreak in 7 priority regions through effective prevention, response and capacity building activities.

07 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 331 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in 12 countries in Southern 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). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

07 Dec 2018 description


On trouvera, ci-après, le texte de l’allocution du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, au Conseil de sécurité lors du débat sur la coopération entre l’Organisation des Nations Unies et les organisations régionales et sous-régionales: Le rôle des États, des accords régionaux et de l’Organisation des Nations Unies dans la prévention et la résolution des conflits, à New York, aujourd’hui:

07 Dec 2018 description
report UN Security Council



Le Conseil de sécurité a débattu, aujourd’hui de la coopération entre les Nations Unies et des organismes régionaux et sous-régionaux, réunion au cours de laquelle nombre des 60 délégations à prendre la parole ont plaidé pour l’adoption d’une résolution qui permettrait de financer, sur la base des contributions au budget de l’ONU, les opérations de soutien à la paix décidées par l’Union africaine et autorisées par le Conseil de sécurité.

06 Dec 2018 description


Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council on Cooperation between the United Nations and Subregional Organizations: The Role of States, Regional Arrangements and the United Nations in the Prevention of Conflicts, in New York today:

I thank the Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire for convening this open debate on the role of States, regional arrangements and the United Nations in the prevention of conflicts.

06 Dec 2018 description
report WaterAid

Every day, an additional 110,000 people are forced into water scarcity: WaterAid

A new ranking by WaterAid of developing countries shows where millions of people are already losing their right to water, increasing their vulnerability to the impact of climate change.

Sudan, Niger and Pakistan are the top 3 countries with the most threatened water supply, based on new analysis of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative measures of access to water, climate patterns and water usage rates.

05 Dec 2018 description
report Germanwatch

Who suffers Most from Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2017 and 1998 to 2017

The Global Climate Risk Index 2019 analyses to what extent countries and regions have been affected by impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent data available — for 2017 and from 1998 to 2017 — were taken into account.

The countries and territories affected most in 2017 were Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka as well as Dominica. For the period from 1998 to 2017 Puerto Rico, Honduras and Myanmar rank highest.

05 Dec 2018 description

Rolling out logistics preparedness workshops across five of Madagascar’s most high-risk regions

Under a community pavilion in Manakara, 25 humanitarian responders from Madagascar’s Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region gather on day three of the region’s first logistics preparedness workshop.

Today, the agenda is focused on milestones and next steps: what are the short-term activities? How do we measure long term actions? Who’s responsible where?

04 Dec 2018 description

This quarterly update is compiled by OCHA ROSEA to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better engage with disaster-affected communities across Southern and Eastern Africa.

IOM ‘Know Before You Go’ Campaign Kicks off as part of Social Protection Week In Zambia