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18 Dec 2017 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 49 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Influenza A H1N1 pdm09 in Ghana Listeriosis in South Africa
Plague in Madagascar
Cholera in Zambia
Cholera in Tanzania
Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

18 Dec 2017 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 17 Dec 2017): 118,533 Total arrivals (1 Jan - 17 Dec 2016): 179,469 Total arrivals 1 Dec - 17 Dec 2017 1,491 Total arrivals 1 Dec - 17 Dec 2016 6,461 Average daily arrivals in December 2017 so far: 88 Average daily arrivals in November 2017: 188 Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 17 Dec) 3,081 Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 17 Dec) 4,924 Dead and missing in 2016 5,096

18 Dec 2017 description

Les travaux d'une durée de 3 mois, ont principalement concerné la construction de quatre pièces, d’un magasin d’armement, de sanitaires, ainsi que de la fourniture de matériels bureautiques. « Ce geste réconforte et incite les éléments à plus d’engagement dans leur rôle de sécurisation, » a déclaré le Capitaine, Kaourou CAMARA, Commandant de la Garde Nationale de Gossi.

18 Dec 2017 description

Une mission conjointe du bureau régional de la MINUSMA à Gao s’est rendue ce jeudi 14 décembre 2017 à Forgho dans la commune de Soni Aliber, cercle de Gao, pour évaluer les travaux d’aménagement de 8 hectares de périmètres maraichers entièrement financé par la MINUSMA.

18 Dec 2017 description

In Mali, the number of individuals observed at the Flow Monitoring Points in November 2017 was 6,245 (1,917 incoming and 4,328 outgoing), bringing the total since June 2016 to 66,376 (9,005 incoming and 57,371 outgoing). The daily average of observed individuals in October 2017 was 208 per day, a decrease of 5% compared to the previous month. Malian, Guinean, Ivorian, Senegalese and Gambian nationals accounted for 83% of all migrants recorded. 84% of migrants observed were men (a ratio consistent with that in October), and 6% of migrants were minors (a decrease of 1% since October).

18 Dec 2017 description

Eléments clés

La plupart de migrants sont des hommes (93%).

7% des migrants enregistrés sur les points de suivi des flux sont des mineurs.

66 376 migrants (dont 9 005 entrants et 57 371 sortants) ont été comptabilisés sur les points de suivi des flux, représentant une moyenne de 128 migrants par jour.

La majorité de migrants sortant du Mali indiquent vouloir se rendre en Algérie et en Libye pendant que 42% déclarent vouloir se rendre en Europe, principalement en Espagne et en Italie.

17 Dec 2017 description

Vienna/New York, 14 December (United Nations Information Service) — The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have committed to work more closely together in the use of space technology for development around the world. On 6 December UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo and UNDP Director of the Bureau for Management Services' Office of Operations, Legal and Technology Services Bruce McCarron signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for this increased cooperation.

16 Dec 2017 description

Le jardinage est une activité complémentaire courante pour les femmes du Mali, qui tirent leur revenus de la vente de légumes. Mais la raréfaction de l’eau due aux changements climatiques a rendu la vie difficile.

“Nous manquons d’eau. Le jardinage est devenu presque impossible », explique Fatoumata Diarra, membre d’une coopérative de femmes du village de Massantola.

16 Dec 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 16 countries. Partner agencies reported 371 incidents in 11 countries and 15 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in three countries. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information.

It is not a complete count nor representative. For other incidents recorded by the Aid in Danger project, including from open sources, please see NGO Security Incident Overview.

15 Dec 2017 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Fact Sheet

Brussels, 15 December 2017

On 15 December 2016, the European Union, through the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), and with contributions from Germany (€48 million) and Italy (€22 million), launched a joint initiative with the International Organization for Migration to support the efforts of partner countries in Africa.

15 Dec 2017 description
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Mauritania hosts over 2,200 urban refugees and asylumseekers 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 November alone, 482 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, funding gaps may have a dire impact on the continuation of activities in 2018.

15 Dec 2017 description

At the invitation of French president Emmanuel Macron, the five countries of the Sahel region that provide troops to the G5 Sahel military force met in Paris yesterday. Together with a group of other countries and institutions that are closely involved in the Sahel, they discussed ways of supporting this force. The Netherlands, which has been committed to promoting security and development in the region for some time, was represented by foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra.

15 Dec 2017 description

Les Pays-Bas renforcent leur participation au Fonds Fiduciaire en Soutien à la Paix et à la Sécurité au Mali, avec une contribution d’environ 1.17 millions de dollars américains. Cet appui s’est concrétisé au cours d’une cérémonie tenue ce 13 décembre au Quartier Général de la MINUSMA.

15 Dec 2017 description

Mardi 12 décembre 2017, a été célébrée, à l’Ecole de Maintien de la Paix (EMP) à Bamako, la Journée internationale des droits de l’homme. Cette cérémonie marque également le lancement de la campagne annuelle pour les 70 ans de la Déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme.

15 Dec 2017 description

La Norvège renforce sa participation au Fonds Fiduciaire en Soutien à la Paix et la Sécurité au Mali avec une contribution d’environ 960 000 dollars américains. Cet appui s’est concrétisé au cours d’une cérémonie tenue ce 14 décembre au Quartier Général de la MINUSMA.

14 Dec 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JUNE 2018

14 Dec 2017 description

The regional technical consultation on the current 2016-2017 cereal and food balance sheets as well as the 2017-2018 outlook was held in Bamako, Mali, from 27 to 29 November 2017. The participants made the following observations:

1.In terms of rainfall, seasonal levels were generally normal to surplus. However, poor distribution and an early end to the rains in some places affected crops and biomass production in Burkina Faso, Chad, Gambia, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. The situation is more critical in Cabo Verde where there was little rain at all.

14 Dec 2017 description

Réunis à Bamako, les membres du dispositif régional PREGEC se prononcent sur les résultats préliminaires de la campagne agro-pastorale 2017-2018 et sur la situation alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest.

14 Dec 2017 description

Mali continues to face a volatile security situation amid growing threats of terrorism, criminality and intercommunity tensions in the northern and central regions.

Local populations face important protection risks amid limited access to public services, documentation, shelter, water, education and food security.

Despite significant challenges, the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord advances slowly in order to re-establish peace and security in the region.

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