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17 Dec 2015 description
report ECOWAS

16 et 17 Décembre 2015, Abuja, République Fédérale du Nigeria

COMMUNIQUE FINAL

17 Dec 2015 description
report ECOWAS

16 and 17 December 2015, Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria

1 Under the chairmanship of H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and current Chair of the Authority, the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held their Forty-Eighth Ordinary Session on 16 and 17 December 2015 in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Session was followed by a ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the creation of the organization.

17 Dec 2015 description
  • De bonnes productions agropastorales sont attendues en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Sahel.

  • Des déficits fourragers localisés dans la zone pastorale du Niger, du Mali, de la Mauritanie, du Sénégal et du Tchad risquent d’entraîner une période de soudure pastorale précoce.

16 Dec 2015 description

Freetown, Dec. 16, 2015 (MOHS) – Project Hope founded in 1958 has paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to explore areas of assistance within its Post Ebola priority plan in the area of public health and maternal and child health.

Project Hope in group photo with MOHS Sr. officials: (R-L) – Second, Deputy Minister Madam Madina Rahman, Deputy Minister 11, Foday Sawi Lahai, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brima Kargbo and Project Hope President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Thomas Kenyon

16 Dec 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

As part of the 2014–2015 Ebola response operation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Médecins Sans Frontières Switzerland (MSF-CH) started to systematically deploy dedicated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) officers to the field.

Primarily mandated to work in close collaboration with the epidemiologists, the GIS officers were charged with producing general overview maps, as well as topical maps that supported different aspects of the operation.

16 Dec 2015 description
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Current epidemiological situation + country-specific information

The spread of Ebola in West Africa has slowed intensely, but enormous challenges remain in conquering this scourge while re-establishing basic social services and building resilience in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This unparalled outbreak has hit some of the most vulnerable communities in some of the world’s poorest countries.

16 Dec 2015 description

CAMEROUN

SEPT PERSONNES TUÉES DANS UN ATTENTAT-SUICIDE

Au moins sept civils ont été tués le 11 décembre dans un attentat suicide à Kolofata, dans la région de l’ExtrêmeNord qui a été attaquée à plusieurs reprises par des membres présumés de Boko Haram. Depuis juillet, une série d’attentat suicide a visé des civils et les forces de sécurité de la région.

REPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

TRAVAILLEURS HUMANITAIRES ATTAQUÉS

16 Dec 2015 description
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CAMEROON

SUICIDE BLAST KILLS SEVEN

At least seven civilians were killed on 11 December in a suicide attack in Kolofata in Far North Region which has repeatedly come under attack by suspected Boko Haram members. A series of suicide bombings have targeted civilians and security forces in the region since July.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

AID WORKERS ATTACKED

16 Dec 2015 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • UNHRD continues to dispatch operational equipment for its Partners, most recently supporting WHO and WFP by sending plastic pallets and vehicles to Guinea and Liberia.

  • UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas have served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquar-ters.

15 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

La conférence de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sur le financement du secteur de l’eau et de l’assainissement vise à obtenir davantage de fonds

DAKAR, Sénégal, 15 décembre 2015 – Quelque 180 000 enfants de moins de 5 ans meurent chaque année – soit à peu près 500 par jour – en Afrique subsaharienne à cause de maladies diarrhéiques imputables au manque de services d’eau, d’assainissement et d’hygiène (WASH), a déclaré l’UNICEF avant l’ouverture d’une conférence sur le financement du secteur à Dakar.

15 Dec 2015 description

The international response to the Ebola outbreak was truly unprecedented, combining humanitarian and public health interventions in ways and at a scale that had never been done before. Ultimately, controlling the outbreak required the combined efforts of not only disease experts and national governments, but ordinary citizens, political and religious leaders, community workers, NGOs, U.N. agencies and even militaries.

15 Dec 2015 description
report Concern Worldwide

This publication is a synthesis of lessons from more than a decade of Concern Worldwide’s disaster risk reduction (DRR) programming in the area of community resilience. Based on research in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Haiti, Mozambique, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Niger, and Ethiopia, this publication describe Concern’s approach to DRR and community resilience and offers lessons and guidance on how to use DRR to build resilience.

The publication presents lessons learned in the following themes:

14 Dec 2015 description

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Sixth modification as of 1/12/2015
In order to be able to contract the entire budget of the West Africa HIP, an amount of EUR 33 926 needs to be shifted from the Man-made disaster specific objective to the Natural disaster specific objective of financing Decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000. The total amount of the West Africa HIP remains unchanged