- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
Malanje - At least one hundred and three foreign nationals sought refuge in northern Malanje province and 138 others sought asylum, said the provincial director of the Migration and Foreigners Service (SME), Laureano Dias dos Santos.
The total of 241 citizens from different countries namely Mauritania, Sudan, Guinea Conakry, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Cotê d'Ivoire, Chad, Somalia and Liberia.
According to Laureano Dias dos Santos, these citizens are under control of SME in the municipalities of Malanje, Cacuso, Calandula, Quirima, Mucari and Luquembo.
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva.
This weekend, two of the most protracted refugee situations in Africa will finally come to an end. On June 30, cessation clauses will enter into force for refugees from Liberia and Angola on the basis that these countries have both enjoyed many years of peace and stability after bitter civil wars.
Agreements signed with AMREF, CARE International UK and Save the Children as part of commitment to reinvest 20% of profits in LDCs
Proceedings from an ACCORD Workshop
14&15 September 2009
Witchcraft allegations against children have become the focus of increased international attention in recent years. Recent reports by Phillip Alston, Gary Foxcroft, Jill Schnoebelen and Alexandra Cimpric representing respectively, the United Nations, Stepping Stones Nigeria, UNHCR and UNICEF have all highlighted increasing concerns regarding violence and abuse towards children accused of witchcraft.
Accusations of witchcraft cause direct violations of children's rights.
The Information Office of the State Council, or China's Cabinet, published a white paper on China-Africa economic and trade cooperation on Thursday.
Plus de 72 millions d'enfants vont être vaccinés dans 15 pays
Dakar/Brazzaville, 26 Octobre 2010 - Cette semaine, l'Afrique se mobilise pour saisir une opportunité sans précédent d'éliminer la polio en lançant une campagne de vaccination synchronisée dans 15 pays d'Afrique.
Dakar/Brazzaville, 26 October - This week, Africa seizes an unprecedented chance to drive out polio when 15 countries across the continent launch a synchronized mass immunization campaign to reach
72 million children, capitalizing on gains made this year.
Committee on the Rights of the Child
ROUNDUP 1 October 2010
Issues Conclusions on Reports of Angola, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Guatemala, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, Spain, Sri Lanka and Sudan
The Committee on the Rights of the Child today concluded its three-week fifty-fifth session, adopting its report and issuing its concluding observations and recommendations on 18 reports from 10 countries, which it considered in parallel chambers over the course of the session.
Period covered by this Final Report:
14 December 2009 - 29 February 2010
Summary: In 2009, there were 1,606 cases of wild poliovirus (WPV) reported globally (as of 10 March 2010); 738 of these cases were in Africa. The year proved to be challenging for the polio eradication effort, with outbreaks reported across a number of African countries.
Gugu Dube, Junior Researcher, Arms Management Programme
African states reinforced their ownership of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) at a global conference hosted by the governments of Chile and Norway in collaboration with UNDP held 7-9 June in Santiago, Chile. The CCM is the most significant international disarmament treaty since the 1997 Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.
Burkina Faso, Burundi, Malawi, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Zambia have signed and ratified the CCM. African states made up 20% of the first 30 ratifications to trigger the entry into force of the CCM.
Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Libya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe have yet to sign the CCM.
Mauritania, Morocco, Seychelles, Sudan, and Swaziland adopted the CCM at the end of negotiations in Dublin, but have not yet signed.
The will and the capacity of the United Nations (UN) and Member States to deal with natural resourcefuelled conflicts is weak. In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), civilians die on a daily basis because of a war that is stoked by the international trade in minerals. The conflict's economic dimension and the identity of those fuelling it have been known for many years; yet increased awareness of the problem has not triggered effective action.
Sixty-fourth General Assembly
JOHANNESBURG, 30 November 2009 (PlusNews) - The theme for World AIDS Day 2009 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights', and the efforts of the continent's developing countries to reach some of the key indicators of universal access are under closer scrutiny than ever. Will they do it?
In December 2005 the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS) adopted a resolution to assist governments, civil society and NGOs in "scaling up HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, with the aim of coming as close as possible to the goal of universal access …
Huitième Conférence régionale africaine
sur les femmes (Beijing + 15)
16 - 20 Novembre 2009
Eighth Africa Regional Conference on Women
(Beijing + 15)
16 - 20 November 2009
The first ever European Report on Development (ERD) was launched at European Development Days in Stockholm. Europe's top experts put the focus on the challenges faced by fragile African countries in an unstable global economic context. Their report highlights the destabilising effect of the global economic downturn, and makes recommendations for the way forward.
Pandémie A (H1N1): Il y a une légère baisse globale de l'incidence depuis 4 semaines due principalement à la baisse de la tendance en Afrique du Sud. Vingt et sept (27) pays sont actuellement touchés dans notre Région avec un total de cas s'élevant à 13 583 et 102 décès. Les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest qui ont touché 635 273 personnes et tué 187 autres ont cessé mais nous continuons de suivre les conséquences sanitaires.
Pandemic A (H1N1): There is an overall slight decline in the incidence since 4 weeks mainly due to the declining trend in South Africa. Twenty seven (27) countries are now affected in our Region with a total case load of 13,583 and 102 deaths. Floods in West Africa which affected 635,273 people and killed 187 others are subsiding but we continue to monitor the health consequences.