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21 Jul 2018 description
report ECOWAS

Abuja, 20th July 2018 . The Migration Dialogue for West Africa (MIDWA) in a three-day annual meeting of thematic working groups which ended on 19th July 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, has recommended improved collaboration and synergy between Member States and migration institutions in the areas of border management, immigration data, mixed migration and the return and reintegration of migrants in the region.

19 Jul 2018 description

Torrential rains trigger flooding in Nigeria

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. During mid-July, torrential rains in Nigeria triggered floods, damages to infrastructure and fatalities in the Ogun and Katsina states. Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue over northern Nigeria during the next seven days.

Heavy rainfall continues over the Sahel region

19 Jul 2018 description

Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security Project / Esther Ngumbi

This post was co-authored with Esther Ngumbi.

19 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP declared a pre-emptive L3 Emergency in the Sahel region on June 6, 2018.
    Distributions for June are as follows:
    o Burkina Faso reached 108,767 people with food assistance
    o Chad reached 397,503 people with food assistance in June
    o Mali reached 625,931 people during June distributions
    o Mauritania completed distributions for 102,511 people in June
    o While Niger assisted 591,850 people.

18 Jul 2018 description

L’OIM travaille avec les autorités nationales, locales et des partenaires locaux afin de mieux comprendre les mouvements migratoires à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Le suivi des fluxde populations (FM) est une activité qui permet de quantifier et de qualifier les flux, les profils des migrants, les tendances et les routes migratoires sur un point d’entrée, de transit ou de sortie donné.

18 Jul 2018 description

Mënschen hëllefen : agir au profit des plus vulnérables

18.07.2018

La Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise a dévoilé son rapport d’activité 2017. Au-delà du bilan de l’année passée, cette présentation a été l’occasion de revenir sur des événements marquants et de tracer des perspectives sur les actions en cours.

18 Jul 2018 description
report ECOWAS

Abuja, 17th July 2018. The Migration Dialogue for West Africa (MIDWA) which was inaugurated by the Commission of the Economic community of West African States (ECOWAS) has commenced its second annual meeting of thematic working groups in order to deliberate on border management, immigration data and the return and reintegration of migrants in the region.

17 Jul 2018 description

Emergency preparedness saves lives, reduces the impact of crises on vulnerable people's livelihoods and is much more cost-effective than repeated humanitarian action. This story shows how WFP's early warning analysis led to early action in the Sahel.

13 Jul 2018 description

The DTM Monthly Regional Update contains consolidated summary updates and highlights from field DTM implementation. This document covers updates from the regional network of flow monitoring of migrants as well as the tracking and monitoring of internal displacement in the country. It is published on monthly basis and currently covering the West and Central Africa Region.

13 Jul 2018 description

TOTAL REQUIREMENT US$ 4.9 billion
TOTAL FUNDING US$ 1.5 billion
UNMET REQUIREMENT US$ 3.4 billion
FUNDING OUTSIDE PLANS US$ 363 million

Figures in US$

13 Jul 2018 description

By Thin Lei Win

Young Africans see farming as an unattractive option as the industry grapples with climate change, unreliable electricity and more

ROME, July 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A motorbike and reliable connectivity to watch football and chat on WhatsApp are the key to keeping young Africans in farming, a senior United Nations official said, as large-scale urban migration threatens food production on the continent.

12 Jul 2018 description

OVERVIEW

  • 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

Overview

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

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services and core relief items.

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.