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29 Dec 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council informed me of the Council’s concurrence with my recommendation that the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) be extended until 31 December 2016, and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.

29 Dec 2015 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:01 GMT

Author: Tom Esslemont

LONDON, Dec 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - There's one prediction for 2016 that most aid workers can make with confidence - that the new year will usher in rising humanitarian needs.

Read the full article on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

23 Dec 2015 description

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

PLUS DE 6 000 PERSONNES CHERCHENT REFUGE APRÈS DES AFFRONTEMENTS À BOUAR

Craignant d'autres attaques suivant des affrontements entre groupes armés à Bouar dans la province de Nana-Mambéré à la fin novembre, environ 6 500 personnes ont fui leurs maisons et trouvé refuge autour de l'enceinte de la MINUSCA et dans une église locale. Certains déplacés passent la nuit sur les sites et rentrent chez eux pendant la journée. Des soins de santé, l'eau, l'hygiène et l'assainissement sont les principaux besoins.

23 Dec 2015 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

OVER 6,000 SEEK REFUGE AFTER BOUAR CLASHES

Fearing more attacks following clashes between armed groups in Bouar in NanaMambéré province in late November, around 6,500 people have fled their homes and sought refuge around the MINUSCA compound and a local church.
Some of the displaced spend the night at the sites and return to their homes during the day. Healthcare, water, hygiene and sanitation are the main needs.

REFEREDUM VOTE PASSED

21 Dec 2015 description
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This week, on 17 December, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will mark its 10 year anniversary. Created in 2005, CERF marked an innovative breakthrough in humanitarian funding by Member States of the UN General Assembly as a “fund for all, by all”. It raises and pools funds before the need arises, and provides fast, predictable funding to partners on the frontlines at the onset of a crisis, as well as financing critically underfunded emergencies.

19 Dec 2015 description

2014 and 2015 have been two years of strong mobilisation for SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL's teams, who have had to take urgent action regarding too many crises. Feedback on two years of intense campaigns.

18 Dec 2015 description

KEY POINTS

  • Good agro-pastoral production is expected in West Africa and the Sahel.

  • Some localized fodder deficits in the pastoral zone of Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Chad may lead to an early pastoral lean period.

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.

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

06 Dec 2015 description
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Introduction

World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global- and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.

03 Dec 2015 description

Highlights

FAO’s latest forecasts for global supply and demand of cereals continue to point to a generally comfortable 2015/16 marketing season, with world inventories by the close of seasons in 2016 expected to fall only slightly below their record opening levels.