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03 Jul 2017 description

The National Refugee Commission ensures that the country is committed to regularizing the refugee situation, following the commitment made at the high-level meeting held in Geneva in 2011. "We are currently working on the local integration program for refugees and one of our concerns is the nationalization of refugees, to honor the commitment made by the country since 2011 at a high-level meeting on refugees in Geneva.", said Tibna Sambe Na Wana, coordinator of the National Commission for Refugees.

17 Jun 2014 description
map Maplecroft

The map shows areas of confirmed/probable and suspected cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever. The Ebola data overlays Maplecroft’s Capacity to Contain Infectious Disease Index 2014, in which many West African countries are classified as ‘extreme risk’. Guinea – where the Ebola outbreak was first registered in February 2014 – is ranked 11th out of 197 countries with a score of 2.07/10 (where a lower score and rank indicate a greater risk). Regional health authorities appear to be struggling to contain the spread of the disease.

16 Aug 2013 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 16 August 2013 (IRIN) - More than 700 people have been sickened by cholera in Guinea-Bissau, the highest number of cases so far this year in West Africa, which has nonetheless seen a significant drop in cases this year compared to 2012.

Isolated health centres, insufficient medical personnel and detrimental traditional beliefs have contributed to the prevalence, explained Inàcio Alvarenga, an epidemiologist with World Health Organization (WHO).

16 Aug 2013 description


  • Global Food Prices are 11 points higher in 2013 as compared to 2012.

  • 48 per cent of the households in Guinea Bissau are facing a major food deficit, with enough cereal stocks to last for only one month.

  • Regional cholera rates declined in 2013 as compared to last year.

  • 1,200 refugees voted in the Malian elections.

  • Malnutrition admission trends worrying in Niger, Chad, Nigeria,
    Mali and Cameroon.

26 Sep 2012 description
report UN General Assembly


Peacebuilding Commission
High-level Meeting (PM)

Secretary-General Says Peacebuilding is Bridge from Devastation to Prosperity; Global Pledge to Support Peacebuilding Commission, Says Chair, Yet to Bear Fruit

28 Nov 2011 description

28 November 2011 – The Special Representatives of the Secretary-General (SRSGs) and Heads of United Nations Missions in West Africa today underscored their determination to promote to electoral processes, insecurity, democracy and food security in the sub-region as part of their agenda for crisis prevention and resolution.

21 Jan 2008 description

Des projets financés par l'Italie pour produire plus et mieux dans cinq pays défavorisés

21 janvier 2008, Rome - Dans le cadre de son Fonds fiduciaire pour la sécurité alimentaire, la FAO vient de lancer plusieurs projets visant à impulser un nouvel élan à la production agricole et aux marchés dans cinq pays africains qui comptent parmi les plus pauvres de la planète. Cette initiative est financée à hauteur de 10 millions de dollars par l'Italie.

Les pays concernés sont la Guinée-Bissau, le Libéria, le Mali, le Sénégal et la Sierra Leone.

15 Mar 2007 description
report UN News Service

Security in West Africa is improving, especially in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his latest regional report to the Security Council, but he adds that despite progress the situation remains fragile and reforms are urgently needed, particularly in the security sector.

"Significant progress has been made towards sustainable post-conflict recovery in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and there are encouraging developments in Guinea-Bissau...

31 Jan 2007 description


- La situation sécuritaire a été marquée en décembre 2006 par les affrontements entre policiers et militaires au Burkina, la recrudescence de la violence à l'est du Tchad, l'explosion d'un oléoduc au Nigeria et les actes criminels au sud du Sénégal (Casamance).

- La production céréalière prévisionnelle des pays membres du CILSS pour la campagne 2006-2007 est en hausse de 3% par rapport à celle de 2005-2006 et de 19% par rapport à la moyenne des 5 dernières années.

21 Jan 2007 description

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With Italian support,  FAO launches projects in five of the world's poorest  countries

Rome, 21  January 2008 - A series of projects, launched  as part of the FAO Trust Fund for Food Security, will aim to revive agricultural  output and create new marketing opportunities for producers in five African  countries. This new initiative is financed by a $10 million contribution from  the Italian Government.

The countries targeted for support  are: Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali,  Senegal and  Sierra  Leone. Aside …

19 Sep 2006 description

Dakar - le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) a reçu aujourd'hui un don de 10 millions de dollars du Royaume d'Arabie Saoudite pour ses opérations en Afrique de l'Ouest, l'une des régions les plus pauvres au monde.

Le don saoudien arrive à une période décisive pour le Sahel, région désertique, car même si 'la saison maigre 'annuelle touche à sa fin, la population lutte toujours pour s'alimenter en attendant la prochaine moisson.

18 Sep 2006 description

Dakar, 18 September 2006 - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has joined the fight against hunger in West Africa with a US$10 million donation to eight poverty-stricken countries in the region. Marcus Prior reports on how the much-needed cash injection will be used.

Some humanitarian emergencies leap off the television screen, pull firmly and persistently at the heart-strings and demand a generous international response.

Others are less telegenic, less fuelled with emotion and less understood. In short, they are often neglected.

09 Aug 2006 description
report UN Security Council

SG/SM/10589, SC/8806, AFR/1416

Following is the text of remarks today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to Security Council:

Let me start by congratulating you, Mr. President, and your delegation, for organizing this important session.

While we remain deeply preoccupied by events in the Middle East, as you said earlier, I am heartened that we have gathered here today for this discussion on peace consolidation in West Africa.

08 Aug 2006 description

Expected Council Action

The Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on peace consolidation in West Africa, following the open debate scheduled for 9 August.

The debate comes as an initiative from the Ghana, the Council's President for the month of August. It is intended to keep momentum on West African issues and reiterate the importance the Council attaches to the consolidation of peace processes currently taking place in West Africa.

A draft presidential statement was circulated and is currently under negotiation.

27 Jun 2003 description
report UN News Service

A United Nations Security Council delegation arrived in Guinea-Bissau today on the first stop of a planned seven-country mission to West Africa to explore opportunities for regional peace and stability.