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17 Jan 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,362 urban refugees and asylumseekers and about 50,000 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 December alone, 104 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.

17 Jan 2018 description

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.

17 Jan 2018 description

Key Findings

  • A large majority of migrants are men (93%).

  • 7% of observed migrants at flow monitoring points are minors.

  • 73,031 migrants (11,678 incoming and 61,353 outgoing) were counted at Flow Monitoring Points, representing an average of 133 migrants per day.

  • The majority of surveyed migrants indicated their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya, while 41% intended to travel to Europe, in particular Italy and Spain.

17 Jan 2018 description

In Mali, the number of individuals observed at the 10 active Flow Monitoring Points in December 2017 was 6,655 (2,673 incoming and 3,982 outgoing), bringing the total since June 2016 to 73,031 (11,678 incoming and 61,353 outgoing). The daily average of observed individuals in December 2017 was 215 per day, an increase of 3% compared to the previous month. Malian, Guinean, Ivorian, Senegalese and Gambian nationals accounted for 76% of all migrants recorded. 78% of migrants observed were men (a 6% decrease since November), and 10% of migrants were minors (an increase of 4% since November).

16 Jan 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 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
- Chikungunya in Kenya
- Cholera in Malawi
- Cholera in Zambia
- Suspected Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
- Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

16 Jan 2018 description

Foreword

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 (SOFI) has revealed that global hunger is on the rise again after declining for more than two decades. Global hunger rose from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million people in 2016.

16 Jan 2018 description

L’Ambassadeur Georg Schmidt, Directeur Régional pour le Sahel et l’Afrique de l’Ouest, au Ministère allemand des Affaires Etrangères, était reçu le samedi 13 janvier dernier par M. Oumar Ba, le chef du bureau régional de la MINUSMA à Gao. Les deux personnalités ont discuté de différents sujets comme les progrès accomplis et les problèmes rencontrés dans la mise en œuvre de l’Accord pour la paix et la réconciliation au Mali, la situation sécuritaire dans la région et la force militaire conjointe des pays du G5 Sahel.

16 Jan 2018 description

(Bamako, Genève) Les pays membres de l’ONU devraient encourager le gouvernement malien à mettre la justice et la lutte contre l’impunité au cœur de ses actions en matière de lutte contre le terrorisme et l’insécurité à l’occasion du troisième Examen périodique universel (EPU) du pays qui débutera le 16 janvier 2018, ont déclaré aujourd’hui nos organisations.

Dans le cadre de l’EPU, chaque État présente les avancées en matière de droits humains sur son territoire, et les autres États ont la possibilité d’exprimer leurs préoccupations et d’émettre des recommandations.

16 Jan 2018 description

(Bamako, Geneva) Countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council should press the government of Mali to put justice and the fight against impunity at the centre of its actions to combat terrorism and insecurity during the country’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which begins January 16, 2018, our organisations said today.

Under the UPR, each UN member state provides updates on its human rights situation, and other countries are given a chance to express their concerns and make recommendations for improvement.

15 Jan 2018 description

Context – Background

UNHCR Niger currently responds to three main situations – the Mali Situation, the Nigeria Situation and the Mixed Migration Situation. Added to that is the situation of IDPs in Niger (who number over 129,000), as well as the newly established Emergency Evacuation Transit Mechanism, evacuating vulnerable refugees trapped in Libya temporarily to Niger, in the search for longer term solutions.

15 Jan 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 14 Jan 2018): 839
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 14 Jan 2017): 1,871
Total arrivals 1 Jan - 14 Jan 2018 839
Total arrivals 1 Jan - 14 Jan 2017 1,871
Average daily arrivals in January 2018 so far: 60
Average daily arrivals in December 2017: 0
Dead and missing in 2018 (as of 14 Jan) 173
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 14 Jan) 226
Dead and missing in 2017 3,119

13 Jan 2018 description

Messages clés

  • La hausse de la production agricole de 32 pourcent par rapport à la moyenne favorise une disponibilité satisfaisante des denrées auprès des ménages et sur les marchés en dépit des poches de déficit de production par endroits à travers le pays. Par conséquent la majorité des ménages du pays se trouvent actuellement dans une situation d’insécurité alimentaire Minimale (Phase 1 de l’IPC).

13 Jan 2018 description

La MINUSMA a inauguré, les 05 et 06 janvier 2018, deux projets de Réduction de Violence Communautaire (RCV) au profit des populations de Goundam et Bourem Sidi Amar, cercle de Diré. Le premier concerne l’extension du réseau d’adduction d’eau potable de la ville de Goundam. Le second quant à lui est relatif à l’aménagement de 40 hectares pour la culture du blé, de l’oignon, de l’anis et du cumin. La section de la Réforme du Secteur de la Sécurité et du Désarmement, de la Démobilisation et de la Réinsertion (RSS-DDR) de la MINUSMA les a financés à hauteur de plus de 110 Millions de FCFA.

13 Jan 2018 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid,

and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

12 Jan 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JULY 2018

12 Jan 2018 description

Cereal prices are above average despite average food availability in the country

Key Messages

  • The 32 percent increase in agricultural production, relative to the average, favors satisfactory household and market availability of food despite pockets of production deficits in some parts of the country. As a result, most households in the country are currently in a situation of Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity.

12 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

Today, UNHCR appealed for more resettlement places for refugees after reports of some 160 new deaths on the Mediterranean. UNHCR renewed its appeal for help in saving human lives by offering more resettlement places and other safe alternatives to protection for refugees, including through family reunification. This week alone, some 160 people were reported dead or missing in three separate incidents in the Mediterranean Sea.