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14 Dec 2017 description

Between 1 January and 30 November 2017, 15,540 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 13% of all sea arrivals in this period. Similarly, 14 per cent of those arriving in the same period last year were UASC. The numbers of UASC arriving by sea, however, have decreased compared to last year, when over 24,600 UASC were registered at landing points in the January-November period.

14 Dec 2017 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 30 November 2017, 117,042 persons arrived in Italy by sea.
This is a 32% decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (173,008). In November 2017, 5,645 persons reached Italy by sea, compared to 13,581 registered at landing points in November 2016. Sea arrivals in November were slightly lower than in the previous month, when almost 6,000 persons reached Italian shores.

14 Dec 2017 description

Key Figures

Overview and developments

14 Dec 2017 description

314.0 M required for 2017
91.8 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements
222.2 M funding gap for West Africa

14 Dec 2017 description

89.6 M required for 2017
24.1 M contributions received, representing 27% of requirements
65.5 M funding gap for the Mali Situation

14 Dec 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Global

13 November 2017: Save the Children announced that it had fired 16 staff over reports of sexual violence in the past year. Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

14 Dec 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

L’État de droit et la bonne gouvernance sont cruciaux pour une stratégie de lutte contre le terrorisme

(Banjul) – La force militaire du G5 Sahel créée pour combattre les groupes armés islamistes dans la région du Sahel en Afrique devrait respecter pleinement les droits humains internationaux et le droit international humanitaire dans ses opérations, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui. Les gouvernements qui soutiennent cette force regroupant des troupes de cinq pays devraient agir également pour améliorer la gouvernance et l’État de droit dans la région.

14 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

13 décembre 2017 – Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) est en mesure de fournir une assistance vitale à environ 755.000 personnes au Niger grâce à une contribution de 10,7 millions d'euros de l'Union européenne (UE) et du Royaume-Uni.

« Nous exprimons notre plus sincère gratitude à l'Union européenne et au gouvernement britannique pour leur soutien continu et indéfectible », a déclaré le Représentant du PAM au Niger, Sory Ouane, cité dans un communiqué de presse.

13 Dec 2017 description
report United Nations

DSG/SM/1121-PBC/125

Deputy Secretary-General

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks to the Peacebuilding Commission meeting on the Sahel, in New York today:

13 Dec 2017 description
  • Since the beginning of December 2017, an estimated 40 suspected cases of meningitis, including one death, have been registered in Niger. Most of the cases are recorded in the districts of Mirriah, Bouza and Magaria (Zinder region, bordering Nigeria). The outbreak occurs very early compared to previous years, which raises concerns that it could expand and affect a high number of people.

13 Dec 2017 description

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has released the 16th Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, a report underscoring the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program.

13 Dec 2017 description

Introduction

World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

13 Dec 2017 description

Une forte délégation de la MINUSMA s’est rendue, le 6 décembre 2017, dans la commune rurale d’Anchawadj (à 45 km au nord-est de la ville de Gao), pour inaugurer un projet à impact rapide (QIP) intitulé " Installation d’un périmètre maraîcher de 2 Ha pour la jeunesse de Djebock". Prévu pour durer six mois il est financé pour un montant de 29.021.280 FCFA. Mis en œuvre par l’Association "Algafiet", ce projet vise à créer des opportunités d’emplois pour les jeunes qui sont susceptibles d’être enrôlés dans des groupes armés.

13 Dec 2017 description

Quelques heures après la célébration à Bamako de la Journée internationale des droits de l’homme, hier 12 décembre, revenons sur l’un des temps forts de la campagne des 16 jours d’activisme qui, à Gao, a été lancée le 29 novembre dernier. En effet, tous les 25 novembre, le coup d’envoi de la Campagne des 16 jours d’activisme est donné à travers le monde. Elle représente également le démarrage de la série de journées internationales qui ont lieu en décembre, en faveur de la protection des personnes handicapées le 3, ou encore, celle des droits de l’homme le 10.

13 Dec 2017 description

Paris, 12 December 2017 - A new United Nations initiative, aimed at building the resilience of a million women and youth in the Sahel to climate impacts through smart agriculture, was launched today at the One Planet Summit. The launch coincides with a gathering of world leaders in the French capital to mark the anniversary of the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement.

13 Dec 2017 description

NIAMEY – The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) have contributed EUR 10.7 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in order to provide vital food assistance for some 755,000 people in Niger.

13 Dec 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Rule of Law, Governance Crucial to Counterterrorism Strategy

(Banjul) – The G5 Sahel military force created to counter Islamist armed groups in the Sahel region of Africa should fully respect international human rights and humanitarian law in its operations, Human Rights Watch said today. Governments supporting the five-nation force should also act to improve governance and the rule of law in the region.