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20 Oct 2017 description

Une délégation du Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies est arrivée à Bamako aujourd’hui, 19 octobre, pour une tournée officielle de quatre jours dans le Sahel. La délégation des 15 ambassadeurs des pays membres du Conseil est conduite par les Ambassadeurs François Delattre de France, Tekeda Alemu d’Ethiopie et Sebastiano Cardi d’Italie.

20 Oct 2017 description

Moisture deficits in the Greater Horn of Africa could indicate delayed onset of seasonal rains

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall during August and early September has delayed crop development over parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana. Below-average rain is forecast next week, which further reduces the chance for recovery.

19 Oct 2017 description

Key points.

• Severe biomass deficits in Senegal, Mauritania and Chad:

• Very high likelihood of abnormal transhumant movements resulting in agro-pastoral conflicts.

• Early onset of pastoral lean season is likely • Pockets of biomass deficits in Niger (Dosso, Tahoua, Diffa) and Mali (Departments of Goundam, Tomboctou, Niono, Ansongo)

• Extreme vulnerability of biomass (negative short-term trends) across entire Sahel belt • Severe surface-water deficits in Senegal and Mauritania

19 Oct 2017 description

Informations clés

• Déficits importants de production de biomasse au Sénégal, en Mauritanie et au Tchad:

• Forte probabilité d’apparition de mouvements transhumants anormaux pouvant entrainer des conflits agro-pastoraux;

• Forte probabilité de l’apparition précoce de la période de soudure pastorale.

• Des poches de déficits de production de biomasse au Niger (Dosso, Tahoua, Diffa) et au Mali (départements de Goundam, Tombouctou, Niono, Ansongo);

19 Oct 2017 description

The West and Central Africa region has experienced severe flooding in the 2017 rainy season, causing significant material and human casualties. A combination of swollen rivers and high impact incidents has led to destruction of infrastructure and agricultural assets, population displacement, and complications for access and relief assistance.

19 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

1 43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

109,915 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017 2


USD 75.5 M requested in 2017

Population Movements

19 Oct 2017 description


  • Launch of the Nutrition and Food Security Assessments (JANSFA): The assessment covers 3,360 households of refugees, internally displaced persons and host population randomly selected from 168 villages throughout the Diffa region.

  • Organization of the Parliamentary Day on School Feeding as Development Vector, organized by the Parliamentary Network for Education in partnership with WFP.

  • A total of 723,538 people received assistance from WFP in August.

19 Oct 2017 description


  • During the lean season WFP scaled up its assistance reaching 95,935 vulnerable Mauritanians, including 25,940 children under 5. Another 51,577 refugees received food and cash assistance in Mberra camp.

  • In order to continue proving assistance until the end of the year, WFP still requires USD 4 million for local populations and USD 2 million for refugees. Another USD 0.7 million are needed to ensure the continuation of UNHAS services in December.

19 Oct 2017 description

The movement of refugees and migrants across the Sahara and the central Mediterranean Sea towards Europe continues to have a devastating toll on human life. Between January and August 2017, an estimated 2,270 refugees and migrants died at sea in the central Mediterranean. It is estimated that many others died on their way across the desert and in detention centres.

18 Oct 2017 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In September alone, 471 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

18 Oct 2017 description

Genève /Bamako (CICR) – A la suite d’une intrusion d’hommes en armes dans l’une de ses résidences à Kidal, le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) se voit contraint de suspendre une partie de son assistance en faveur des populations de cette région du nord du Mali.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Bond


This briefing has been been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. These NGOs are either actively operational in these contexts or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval.

17 Oct 2017 description

Recommendations for the Security Council and Member States On October 31, 2017, the UN Security Council will hold an Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAC), to take place under France’s Presidency. At the Debate, the Secretary-General (SG) will present his annual report on CAC (A/72/361–S/2017/821) pursuant to SCR 2225 (2015), covering the period from January 1 to December 31, 2016.

17 Oct 2017 description

Alors que le pays n’a jamais défini de politique migratoire claire, discriminations et expulsions se multiplient de manière alarmante.

17 Oct 2017 description

Schools will only function properly when Mali’s government restores stability and security.


As has been the case annually since the crisis in Mali erupted in 2012, the start of the school year on 9 October was ineffective countrywide. Hundreds of schools remained closed in the north and centre of the country because of rampant insecurity.

17 Oct 2017 description

Bamako, le 16 Octobre 2017 – Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies et Chef de la MINUSMA, M. Mahamat Saleh Annadif, a participé à la cérémonie de lancement des travaux de réhabilitation de la piste principale de l’aéroport de la ville de Gao. Il était accompagné par le Commandant du contingent allemand de la MINUSMA, le Colonel Johannes Derichs et le Gouverneur de Gao, le Colonel Sidi Samaké.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.