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18 Jan 2018 description

The UK is to bolster a key French counter-terrorism operation in Africa by deploying three RAF Chinook helicopters to Mali.

The Prime Minister is expected to make the announcement as part of the UK-France Summit at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where she will discuss the UK’s strong and wide-ranging bilateral relationship with President Macron.

The helicopters, which will provide logistic support to French troops, are part of a wider effort to increase stability in the Sahel region of Africa in order to tackle Islamist terrorism.

26 Oct 2017 description

The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices

Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan

There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.

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.

28 Feb 2017 description

WHY

In the Sahel, food and nutrition crises and their aftershocks affect millions of vulnerable people every year. People’s access to basic social services is restricted and their livelihoods have been eroded, limiting their ability to be resilient to shocks. The situation results in a prolonged state of emergency, with alarming numbers of people under nourished or food insecure.

11 Nov 2016 description
report UN News Service

10 novembre 2016 – Le Protocole sur le travail forcé de l'Organisation internationale du travail (OIT), qui a été adopté par la Conférence internationale du Travail en 2014, entre en vigueur le 9 novembre, un an après avoir obtenu sa deuxième ratification.

01 Jul 2016 description

Global Overview – Trends and Outlook

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

30 Apr 2016 description

I. Executive summary

EU Threats

Influenza - Multistate (Europe) - Monitoring 2015-2016 season

Influenza transmission in Europe shows a clear seasonal pattern, with peak activity during winter months. ECDC monitors influenza activity in Europe during the winter season and publishes its report weekly on the Flu News Europe website.

Update of the week

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

27 Nov 2015 description

Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.

11 Aug 2015 description
report Bond

1. Introduction

The briefing is designed to give incoming members of parliament a rapid overview of some of the world’s most fragile situations and highlight actions which key influencers can take to ensure the UK government most effectively delivers on its moral and political responsibilities. Beginning with summaries of key issues we face as agencies working in humanitarian crisis and conflict settings, the briefing then focuses on short summaries of 10 fragile situations and emergencies. The information is accurate to the middle of April 2015.

07 Jan 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • Reported case incidence continues to fluctuate in Guinea, with no identifiable downward trend. Ebola virus disease (EVD) continues to spread geographically within the country, with the prefecture of Fria reporting 2 confirmed cases for the first time. Case incidence has declined to low levels in Liberia. There are signs that incidence has levelled off in Sierra Leone, although transmission remains intense in the west of the country.

31 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

· There have been 20 206 reported cases of Ebola virus disease, with 7905 reported deaths.

· Reported case incidence is fluctuating in Guinea and decreasing in Liberia, although Liberia reported more cases in the week ending 28 December than in the previous week.

· There are signs that the increase in incidence has slowed in Sierra Leone. However, the west of the country is still experiencing the most intense transmission of all affected countries.

· The United Kingdom has reported its first confirmed case of Ebola.

12 Nov 2013 description
report CARE

Report reveals pitiful spending on projects addressing gender inequality, as London meeting to counter violence against women in crisis begins

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 17:14

17 May 2013 description

Au menu:

· Tchad : ouverture d'un sommet sur le développement durable, la pauvreté et le climat (AFP, 11/05/13)

· Le Tchadien Djimet Adoum nommé secrétaire exécutif du CILSS (AFP, 13/05/13)

· Canada provides emergency assistance for refugees and displaced in eastern Chad (CIDA, 13/05/13)

· Nigeria declares 'massive' military campaign on borders (BBC, 15/05/13)

· Greening: We must break the cycle of food shortages in Western Africa (DFID, 15/05/13)

· UN envoy says CAR in 'state of anarchy' (Al Jazeera, 16/05/13)

15 May 2013 description

Emergency relief for the most vulnerable people in Mali and the West African Sahel region

The UK will help to prevent desperate food shortages and make Mali and the West African Sahel more stable and secure, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced.

08 Apr 2013 description

The UK will provide food relief for 330,000 children and refugees facing the threat of hunger

Britain’s Development Secretary Justine Greening announced the new package today which will help hundreds of thousands of people across the Sahel region - including those hit by the food crisis in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania and Niger.

23 Oct 2012 description

La FAO lance l’alerte

23 October 2012, Rome - La FAO a mis en alerte l'Algérie, la Libye, la Mauritanie et le Maroc face à l'arrivée probable d'essaims de criquets pèlerins du Sahel en Afrique de l'Ouest au cours des prochaines semaines.

Les quatre pays sont invités à mobiliser d'urgence leurs équipes de terrain pour les opérations de prospection et de lutte antiacridiennes.

23 Oct 2012 description

FAO warns of impending threat

23 October 2012, Rome - FAO has alerted Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco to prepare for the likely arrival of Desert Locust swarms from the Sahel in West Africa in the coming weeks.

The four countries are being urged to stand by to mobilize their field teams to detect the arrival of the swarms and control them.

11 Jun 2012 description

Britain will help a further million people survive the food crisis in West Africa, Andrew Mitchell announced today.

Ahead of the President of Niger’s visit to the UK next week, the International Development Secretary warned the crisis is reaching its tipping point with up to 1.5 million children facing imminent starvation in the next month if the world does not take urgent action.