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15 Jul 2018 description

NOUAKCHOTT, 15th July, 2018 (WAM) -- The Sheikha Fatima Global Humanitarian Campaign began its medical diagnostic, treatment and preventive missions in Mauritanian villages, treating hundreds of women and children, under the slogan, 'In the Footsteps of Zayed', which included supervision by volunteer doctors from the UAE and Mauritania.

The campaign aims to promote the culture of volunteering and humanitarian giving among the youth, in light of 2018 Year of Zayed as per the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

13 Jul 2018 description

TOTAL FUNDING US$ 1.5 billion

Figures in US$

13 Jul 2018 description

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Rift Valley fever in Uganda
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lassa fever in Liberia
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria.

  • For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

12 Jul 2018 description


  • Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2017, USAID/OFDA continued to respond to urgent needs resulting from disasters and support DRR programs that improve emergency preparedness and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

12 Jul 2018 description


The Early Warning Early Action initiative has been developed with the understanding that disaster losses and emergency response costs can be drastically reduced by using early warning analysis to act before a crisis escalates into an emergency.
Early actions strengthen the resilience of at-risk populations, mitigate the impact of disasters and help communities, governments and national and international humanitarian agencies to respond more effectively and efficiently.

José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General

12 Jul 2018 description

UNHCR’s Senegal unit participated in the 3rd Financing Conference of The Global Partnership for Education on 2nd February.

The 25th anniversary of DAFI scholarship was celebrated on 19th December 2017. Approximately 130 persons from the education system participated in this German Academic Initiative commemoration.

All the necessary actions were taken to ensure that 26 refugees received the adequate durable solution in conformity with their situation.

11 Jul 2018 description

Hundreds of schools close as violence surges

Dark clouds dimmed the late afternoon sun before a blustery sandstorm swept through the empty schoolyard in Burkina Faso’s northern Djibo town. Fewer than 20 students were present at the school, but there were no teachers or lessons. A surge in armed raids in the country’s northern borderlands has driven 65,000 pupils and more than 2,000 teachers from schools. Between January and April this year, 44 attacks were recorded in the northern regions.

11 Jul 2018 description

Alors que la région du Sahel est confrontée à la plus grave crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle de ces cinq dernières années et à une insécurité persistante, la Commission a annoncé un ensemble de mesures d'aide humanitaire d'un montant de 191,3 millions d'euros.

11 Jul 2018 description
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La Ministre suédoise des affaires étrangères, Margot Wallström, dont le pays préside le Conseil de sécurité en juillet, a indiqué que ces pays et la région du Sahel oscillent entre « espoir et désespoir ».

« Espoir, parce que le Sahel est béni par une abondance de ressources humaines, culturelles et naturelles », a déclaré Mme Wallström. « Mais aussi du désespoir, compte tenu du sous-développement chronique, du terrorisme et de l’extrémisme violent, du peu de respect des droits de l’homme et des effets négatifs du changement climatique ».

10 Jul 2018 description
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Women across Africa’s Sahel region can be agents for a “new paradigm” for peacebuilding and development that benefits all people there, the United Nations Security Council heard on Tuesday.

Making the case was UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, fresh from a mission to South Sudan, Chad and Niger; all countries where women and children are paying what she called the “stark cost” of conflict.

10 Jul 2018 description

Nearly 6 million people are estimated to be severely food insecure during the lean season (June‒August). Unless urgent action is taken, the number of children with severe acute malnutrition is likely to rise from 1.1 to 1.6 million.

Joint scale-up

FAO, UNICEF and WFP are working together with governments and partners to address the immediate needs as well as longer-term structural challenges. Assessment missions are regularly undertaken to revise the programme to target those most in need and adjust to the evolving realities.

10 Jul 2018 description

As the Sahel region experiences its worst food and nutrition crisis in five years and continued insecurity, the Commission has announced a humanitarian aid package worth €191.3 million.

10 Jul 2018 description

Fatimata, 12, had a narrow escape after resisting an arranged marriage, but her case reflects a wider problem among Malian refugees in Mauritania

By Helena Pes in Mbera Refugee Camp, Mauritania | 10 July 2018

Sitting in her family tent in Mauritania’s Mbera refugee camp, 12-year-old Fatimata concentrates intently as she draws a flower on her school notebook. Behind her are piled the mattresses and blankets that were to be her dowry, had she not resisted her family’s attempt to forcibly marry her off to a cattle-herding cousin in her native Mali.

10 Jul 2018 description

Funding required: $25.39 B

Funding received: $8.71 B

Unmet requirements: 16.68 B

Coverage: 34.3%

People in need: 134.0 M

People to receive aid: 96.2 M

Countries affected: 40

07 Jul 2018 description

In collaboration with UNESCO Dakar, UNESCO-IICBA organized a planning meeting for the project "Youth Empowerment for Peace and Resilience Building and the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) in Sahel Countries through Teacher Development" from 28 to 29 June 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. Leveraging the success of the consultation workshop that was held in Addis Ababa in May 2018, this meeting aimed to discuss the contextualization of IICBA's teacher training material for peace-building, and to map out action plans for the upcoming trainings and Japan study tour.

07 Jul 2018 description
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La situation au Sahel en matière de sécurité alimentaire se détériore, alerte le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM).

Dans un entretien accordé à ONU Info, le Coordinateur régional des urgences du PAM au Sahel, William Affif, explique que les conflits, le changement climatique, de mauvaises saisons des pluies et un fort taux démographique sont autant de facteurs qui aggravent la vulnérabilité des populations de la région.

06 Jul 2018 description

- WFP began its pre-lean season support in March; distributions for May are as follows:
- Chad reached 185,671 people with food assistance in May
- Mali reached 165,053 people during May distributions
- Mauritania completed distributions for 65,038 people in May

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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 aid1 , 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,