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17 Nov 2018 description
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Plus de 1,3 million d'enfants âgés de moins de cinq ans souffrent de malnutrition aiguë sévère dans la région du Sahel, le nombre le plus élevé depuis au moins une décennie et une augmentation de plus de 50% par rapport à 2017, a prévenu vendredi l’UNICEF.

17 Nov 2018 description
report UN Security Council


On trouvera ci-après le texte de la déclaration à la presse faite, aujourd’hui, par le Président du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois de novembre, M. Ma Zhaoxu (Chine):

16 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

More than 1.3 million children to receive emergency treatment in 2018, but more investment in prevention measures needed to influence trends in 2019 and beyond

15 Nov 2018 description
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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Ma Zhaoxu (China):

15 Nov 2018 description
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Security Council
8402nd Meeting (AM)

Against a complex backdrop of expanding terrorist threats and mounting hopelessness in Africa’s Sahel region, several senior officials today urged the United Nations and other partners to boost their support to the regional force established to combat those threats, as they briefed the Security Council on recent developments.

15 Nov 2018 description


The « Strengthening the Resilience of populations displaced by the instability in Northern Mali » project is a regional project launched by UNHCR and financed by European Union through the EU Trust Fund for Africa, in 2017. The project will last three years and will be implemented in Niger, Mali, Mauritania and Burkina Faso. The objective of the project is to strengthen the resilience of the populations forcibly displaced by the instability in Northern Mali, and to support the peaceful coexistence between the communities.

15 Nov 2018 description

Le projet «Renforcement de la résilience des populations déplacées par l’instabilité au Nord du Mali » est un projet régional lancé par le HCR et financé par le Fonds Fiduciaire d’urgence de l’Union européenne pour l’Afrique en 2017 pour une durée de 3 ans, au Niger, Mali, Mauritanie et Burkina Faso. Le projet a pour but de renforcer la résilience des populations déplacées par l’instabilité au Nord du Mali et de soutenir la coexistence pacifique entre les communautés.

14 Nov 2018 description

The UN Special Adviser on the Sahel, Ibrahim Thiaw, Monday described Africa’s Sahel region as “arguably one of the most vulnerable to climate change [with most likely] the largest number of people disproportionately affected by global warming”.

He was speaking at the start of the annual session of the Peacebuilding Commission at UN Headquarters in New York, where Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said the root causes of problems in the Sahel lay in “discrimination, human rights violations, weak governance, conflict, and the impact of climate change”.

14 Nov 2018 description

13 NOVEMBER 2018

One of the world’s most environmentally degraded areas, the Sahel is suffering from a rise in intercommunal conflict over resources depleted by desertification, drought and other climatic extremes, speakers told a joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission today.

13 Nov 2018 description
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General Assembly
Peacebuilding Commission
2018 Annual Session, AM & PM Meetings

With the rising cost of inaction in the Sahel, the international community must keep its eyes on the prospect of peace, the Peacebuilding Commission heard today as it opened its fourth annual session.

The Sahel will be a “litmus test” for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed in her opening remarks. “If we fail for the most vulnerable, we fail a generation of young people and the future of peace in the subregion.”

12 Nov 2018 description
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Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the annual session of the Peacebuilding Commission “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace in the Sahel Region,” in New York today:

06 Nov 2018 description

Mexico City — Each year, the Caravana de Madres de Migrantes Desaparecidos (Caravan of Mothers of Missing Migrants) crosses Mexican territory in search of their children who went missing trying to reach the United States.

For the first time, the Mothers’ Caravan was joined in Mexico City by mothers from other continents, with the aim of building a transnational movement to remind the international community that one disappearance, one death, is one too many.

29 Oct 2018 description

Brussels, 29 October 2018

The Commission has allocated additional €50 million to the Sahel region and €8 million to the Central African Republic to address the increasing food, nutrition and emergency needs in the countries.

For 2018, the EU's total humanitarian response to the Sahel countries now stands at €270 million and €25.4 million for the Central African Republic.

29 Oct 2018 description

Bruxelles, le 29 octobre 2018

La Commission a alloué une enveloppe supplémentaire de 50 millions d'euros pour la région du Sahel et de 8 millions d'euros pour la République centrafricaine afin de faire face à l'augmentation des besoins alimentaires, nutritionnels et d'urgence dans les pays concernés.

Pour 2018, le total de l'aide humanitaire de l'UE en faveur des pays du Sahel s'élève à présent à 270 millions d'euros, et à 25,4 millions d'euros pour la République centrafricaine.

17 Oct 2018 description

The Government of Senegal co-chaired a workshop with UNHCR on the multiyear, multi-partner (MYMP) protection solutions strategy to integrate long-staying refugees into the national system

At the end of July, 837 urban-based refugee were verified, including 132 asylum seekers and 40 persons not of concern to UNHCR. The exercise targeted refugees in Dakar and Thiès from 21 to 28 July 2018

Five (5) Mauritanian refugees in mixed marriages with the Senegalese nationals received their nationality certificates in conformity with UNHCR’s durable solutions

15 Oct 2018 description


  • Mauritania, a predominantly desert country of 4 million people, faces high levels of poverty and hunger. The World Bank reports that nearly a third of Mauritanians live under the national poverty line. In addition, a mid-2017 national nutrition survey found that acute malnutrition affected approximately 11 percent of children younger than 5 years of age, representing a serious situation per UN World Health Organization guidelines.

14 Oct 2018 description

Cyclone Luban approaches southern Arabian Peninsula

14 Oct 2018 description

Le cyclone Luban s’approche du sud de la péninsule Arabique

12 Oct 2018 description
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UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, is on a visit to Bali, Indonesia, from 12 to 16 October to participate in the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.