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19 Sep 2017 description

Following violent attacks and intimidation, more than 3 200 people have left several villages in the commune of Nassoumbou (province of Soum). They have sought refuge in Djibo, capital of the province, and even further south. Food and non-food items have been distributed by the ICRC to 6 000 people, including IDPs and host families.

Some 16 000 people have been affected by floods. The government entity for emergency response has provided relief assistance to the affected populations.

19 Sep 2017 description

Vienna, Austria, September 19, 2017. The 160th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved nearly US$250 million of new development funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.

19 Sep 2017 description

19.09.2017 07:43
The Danish government has decided to strengthen its already comprehensive efforts in the West African Sahel-region, in order to address terrorism and irregular migration to Europe. With the collapse of Libya, developments in the Sahel-region affect Europe and Denmark more directly. Today the region is the primary route for migrants from West Africa to Europe. Moreover, the countries in the Sahel are faced with an increasing threat from terrorist groups such as the West African branch of the Al Qaeda.

19 Sep 2017 description
report The Guardian

An international alliance must create a plan for the fragile African states of the Sahel to prevent catastrophe in a region already buckling under the strain

By Tony Blair

Refugees fleeing conflict have already sent shockwaves ‎through the political systems of Europe. But unless we take urgent action now and help the countries of the Sahel, we will face the prospect of millions more refugees in the time to come.

19 Sep 2017 description

Après l’attaque qui avait tragiquement frappé le MOC le 18 janvier dernier, la Commission Technique de Sécurité (CTS) s’est réunie pour procéder au pourvoi des postes laissés vacants par les disparus. Ainsi, les signataires de l’accord ont soumis de nouvelles listes qui ont été validées par la CTS.

18 Sep 2017 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 17 Sep 2017): 102,469
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 17 Sep 2016): 130,411
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 17 Sep 2017: 3,342
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 17 Sep 2016: 15,343
Average daily arrivals in September 2017 so far: 197
Average daily arrivals in August 2017: 126
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 17 Sep): 2,443
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 17 Sep): 3,211
Dead and missing in 2016: 5,096

18 Sep 2017 description

TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES OBSERVED THROUGH ONGOING DATA COLLECTION ON MIGRATION TO AND FROM WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA

Djado mine and intra-regional movements

18 Sep 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 48 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

• Plague in Madagascar

• Undiagnosed acute jaundice syndrome in Ethiopia

• Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

• Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

• Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

• Hepatitis E in Chad

• Malaria in Burundi

18 Sep 2017 description

Introduction

The present text is an extended summary of a report produced by the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat West Africa. The report examines mixed migration within, from and to West Africa and aims to gather available knowledge concerning people moving in mixed flows with the principal aim of identifying vulnerable groups and assessing their specific protection needs.

18 Sep 2017 description

On 15 September 2017, the United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its thirteenth consultative meeting at UN Headquarters, in New York, on the margins of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

18 Sep 2017 description
  • State responses to terrorism risk making the problem worse
  • ISS research challenges misperceptions about extremism
  • Malian youths join jihadi groups for protection not fanaticism
  • There’s a lack of evidence to link migration and extremism
  • Sustained security requires policy that understands why people become terrorists

New research from Africa shows that governments’ responses to terrorism often make the problem worse.

18 Sep 2017 description

Young people are key to peace efforts, but they need support and a place at the table.

BY MUNEINAZVO KUJEKE

Violent conflicts are prevalent in African countries with large youth populations such as Mali, Central African Republic and Somalia. In some instances, young people contribute to the violence in these conflicts.

18 Sep 2017 description

DAKAR – More than 1.5 million vulnerable children across West and Central Africa risk going to school hungry or dropping out altogether, due to lack of financing for nourishing school meals from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the agency announced at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

17 Sep 2017 description

La vingtième session ordinaire des travaux du comité de suivi de l’accord pour la paix et la réconciliation au Mali, issu du processus d’Alger (CSA) s’est tenue le lundi 11 septembre 20017 a l’ex-CRES de Badalabougou.

Ont pris part à cette réunion d’évaluation de la mise en œuvre de l’accord, les parties maliennes (Gouvernement-Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad et la Plateforme des Mouvements du 14 juin 2014) ainsi que les membres de la Médiation internationale.