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18 Sep 2017 description


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.

15 Sep 2017 description


This briefing paper looks at women and girls travelling in mixed migration movements from West Africa to Libya. Based on data collected by the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi) of the Danish Refugee Council in Libya, Mali and Niger, the article examines the journeys of women and girls from West Africa. It further analyses the ratio of women and girls in these mixed migration movements, and asks whether currently available data captures this ratio accurately.

14 Sep 2017 description

The Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) met in Brazzaville, Congo at the Hotel Ledger from 16th to 17th June 2017 for its first ordinary meeting of the year. Dr Joseph Cabore the Director, Programme Management, WHO AFRO, welcomed the participants on behalf of the Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti. He also declared the meeting open.

12 Sep 2017 description

Sy Traoré, A., Torres, C. A panoply of policy instruments to promote sustainable food systems in West Africa. GREAT Insights Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 4. September/October 2017.

ECDPM’s Carmen Torres interviews ECOWAS Director Alain Sy Traoré, on how his organisation is seeking to use its new agricultural policy, ECOWAP 2015-2025, and various other policy tools, to promote agricultural development, food and nutrition security and the sustainability of food systems in West Africa.

12 Sep 2017 description

Geneva – Findings released by IOM, the UN Migration Agency in its latest thematic Flow Monitoring Survey for the central Mediterranean route provide analysis of Nigerian migrants' profiles and experiences while en route to Italy (direct or witnessed) with regard to human trafficking indicators in 2016 and 2017.

08 Sep 2017 description

Journey of young Africans into violent extremism marked by poverty and deprivation: UNDP

Based on hundreds of interviews with extremists, first-of-its-kind study pinpoints key factors triggering decisions to join violent extremist groups in Africa

New York, États-Unis – Deprivation and marginalization, underpinned by weak governance, are primary forces driving young Africans into violent extremism, according to a comprehensive new study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – the first study of its kind.

01 Sep 2017 description

Ethiopia has the presidency in September. A visiting mission to Addis Ababa is planned in early September for the 11th annual consultative meeting between members of the UN Security Council and members of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC). Immediately after the visit there will be a briefing on the visiting mission. A briefing on the report of the Secretary-General on strengthening the partnership between the UN and the AU by UN Special Representative to the AU Haile Menkerios is also expected in September.

31 Aug 2017 description

Dans ce numéro

- A l’ordre du jour

L’UA tarde à respecter son engagement d’organiser un dialogue national pour la réconciliation en Libye.

Les réponses non militaires comme les projets de déradicalisation et de réinsertion des ex-militants sont cruciales dans la lutte contre Boko Haram.

- Analyse de situation

En République du Congo, le parti au pouvoir a remporté les élections législatives du mois dernier dans un contexte de violences et de contestations.

- Vues d’Addis

31 Aug 2017 description

In this issue

On the Agenda

The AU is yet to deliver on its decision to initiate a national dialogue on reconciliation for Libya.
Non-military responses such as the deradicalisation and reintegration of ex-militants are crucial in the fight against Boko Haram.

  • Situation Analysis

The ruling party in the Republic of Congo won legislative elections last month amid violence and contestation.

24 Aug 2017 description


Ce rapport examine les approches mises en œuvre par les gouvernements et les bailleurs de fonds pour intégrer l’eau, l’assainissement et l’hygiène (EAH) dans les politiques et plans relatifs à la nutrition, et inversement. Il propose une recette, une boîte à outils, pour stimuler les débats et les discussions autour des options et opportunités de combiner les politiques et programmes EAH et Nutrition.

24 Aug 2017 description
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Executive Summary

In this report we analyse the approaches governments and donors are taking to cross-integrate nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) within their nutrition and WASH national policies and plans. The report aims to provide a ‘recipe’, or toolkit, to stimulate debate and discussion of the options and opportunities to bring together WASH and nutrition policies and programmes.

21 Aug 2017 description

Key findings:

  • Violence is likely to escalate and spread in central regions of Mali over the next six months. The Malian state is likely to keep retreating, and grievances among local communities will deepen.

  • People are likely to be displaced to neighbouring regions within Mali. It is also likely that people will move south, and to neighbouring countries such as Mauritania, Burkina Faso or Niger.

18 Aug 2017 description
report CARE

Executive summary

Provision of humanitarian aid in the form of cash transfers has gained significant momentum over the past few years. Research and evidence on certain aspects of cash transfer programmes (CTP) has been well documented, particularly regarding the efficiency and effectiveness of cash.

11 Aug 2017 description
report Samuel Hall

The present study assesses the economic interactions between migrants and the host community, and identifies concrete innovative ways to support their aspirations to a better life. Three key questions are answered: What drives migration in and through Agadez, and who are the actors involved? What is the economy of migration in the town of Agadez? Finally, what, concretely, can IOM (International Organization for Migration) and other stakeholders do to support both host community members and migrants?

03 Aug 2017 description

Dans ce numéro

  • A l’ordre du jour : le 29e sommet de l’UA

Lors du récent sommet de l’Union africaine, quelques pays se sont plaints du processus décisionnel des réformes de l’organisation.
Les dirigeants ont par ailleurs décidé que septembre serait un « mois d’amnistie » pour les individus détenant des armes illégales.

03 Aug 2017 description

In this issue

  • On the Agenda: 29th AU summit At the recent African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa some countries complained about the way decisions on AU reforms had been made.
    Leaders decided, among other measures, that September would be amnesty month for those possessing illegal weapons.