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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

Funding

USD 75.5 M requested in 2017

Population Movements

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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

Highlights

  • 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.

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
report Bond

Introduction

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
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.

16 Oct 2017 description

Guerra y hambre

Las guerras disparan hambre.

Por primera vez en 20 años el hambre vuelve a aumentar. Detrás de esta ruptura en la tendencia positiva está la mano del hombre. Concretamente la mano que dispara armas y hambre en más de 40 países. Seis de cada 10 personas con hambre en el mundo viven en zonas de conflicto. Y la amplia mayoría de niños y niñas desnutridos (122 de 155 millones) lo están por la guerra.

13 Oct 2017 description
report ACTED

ACTED a ouvert sa mission au Mali en avril 2012 en réponse à la crise complexe que subissait le pays. En raison des défis structurels et conjoncturels, la nécessité d’apporter une réponse holistique permettant le lien entre urgence et développement est au cœur de ces interventions. Dans le cadre de sa programmation multisectorielle dans la région de Menaka, ACTED Mali a réalisé deux micro-reportages afin d’illustrer les activités qui sont mises en œuvre et l’assistance apportée aux bénéficiaires grâce au soutien de OFDA, USAID, Food For Peace et l’Ambassade de France.

11 Oct 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher (p), Similar (u), or Lower (q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

10 Oct 2017 description

In Mauritania, UNHCR provides protection and assistance to over 51,000 Malian refugees in the arid south-east region where Mbera refugee camp was established in 2012.

UNHCR protects and assists over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers in the cities of Nouakchott and Nouadhibou, mostly from Central Africa, Syria and Côte d’Ivoire.

Security in northern Mali is still volatile and largescale returns are not expected. Protracted displacement places considerable pressure on the limited local resources.

10 Oct 2017 description

Gracias a la financiación de la Comisión Europea, un programa liderado por la FAO ayudará a países de África, el Caribe y el Pacífico a encontrar fuentes alternativas de proteína animal

10 de octubre de 2017, Roma – La FAO presentó hoy una iniciativa destinada a ayudar a los países de África, el Caribe y el Pacífico a frenar la caza de fauna silvestre insostenible, conservar su riqueza natural y fortalecer los medios de subsistencia y la seguridad alimentaria de la población.

10 Oct 2017 description
report UN News Service

9 octobre 2017 – Une crise de la nutrition au Mali, exacerbée par la poursuite de la violence, de l'instabilité et des déplacements, menace la vie et le futur de milliers d'enfants, a averti lundi le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF).

09 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

BAMAKO, Mali/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 9 October 2017 – A nutrition crisis, exacerbated by continuing violence, instability and displacement in Mali, is threatening the lives and futures of thousands of children in the West African country, UNICEF warned today.

New data published today from the 2017 SMART (Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions) survey shows that the rate of acute malnutrition among children under five has reached critical levels in the conflict-affected areas of Timbuktu and Gao, while the national rate remains very high.

06 Oct 2017 description

Plus de 11 000 personnes ont été touchées par des inondations principalement dans le nord du pays depuis le début de la saison des pluies en juin. 3 cas de décès ont été constatés , plus de 1 200 maisons sont détruites et envrion 500 autres sont endommagées. Les communautés pastorales ont été particulièrement touchées avec plus de 26 000 animaux perdus à ce jour.
Les deux tiers du nombre total de personnes affectées ainsi que le plus grand effectif de bétails perdus sont enregistrés dans la région de Tombouctou.

06 Oct 2017 description

More than 11,000 people have been affected by floods primarily in the north of the country since the beginning of the rainy season in June 2017.

3 cases of death have been reported. More than 1,200 houses were destroyed and more than 500 damaged.

Pastoral communities have particularly been affected with 26,000 animals lost so far. The most affected region is Timbuktu with two thirds of the overall number of affected people and almost 100% of the lost animals.

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Overview on UNHCR’s operations in the Middle East and North Africa

A. Situational context including new developments

Syria situation

03 Oct 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1 . Par sa résolution 2364 (2017), le Conseil de sécurité a prorogé jusqu’au 30 juin 2018 le mandat de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation au Mali (MINUSMA) et m’a prié de lui faire rapport tous les trois mois sur la suite donnée à sa résolution, en particulier sur l’état d’avancement de l’Accord pour la paix et la réconciliation au Mali (voir S/2015/364 et Add.1) et l’action menée par la Mission pour l’appuyer.

II. Principaux faits politiques