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07 Mar 2017 description
report UN News Service

6 March 2017 – The United Nations political affairs chief today stressed that West Africa could be a model of how the UN can work with local partners in bringing stability to regions or sub-regions.

“The situation in West Africa says a lot of the region’s growing capacity to deal with regional problems,” said Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman at a regular briefing at the UN Headquarters in New York, following a one-week visit to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Guinea, The Gambia and Senegal.

03 Feb 2014 description

Summary

Strategic objectives

  • Track and analyse risk and vulnerability, integrating findings into humanitarian and development programming.
  • Support vulnerable populations to better cope with shocks by responding earlier to warning signals, by reducing post-crisis recovery times and by building capacity of national actors.
  • Deliver coordinated and integrated life-saving assistance to people affected by emergencies.

Priority actions

08 Apr 2011 description

The Gambia is a multiparty democratic republic with an estimated population of 1.7 million. In 2006 President Alhaji Yahya Jammeh was reelected for a third five-year term in an election considered partially free and fair. President Jammeh's party, the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), continued to dominate the National Assembly after its 2007 elections, which were also considered partially free and fair. There were instances in which elements of the security forces acted independently of civilian control.

11 Nov 2009 description

Press Release No. 09/398

The International Monetary Fund's African Department has selected Ghana as the site of its second Regional Technical Assistance Center in West Africa (AFRITAC West 2). The site selection was officially announced by African Department Director Antoinette Sayeh during a recent visit to Accra.

Since 1993, the IMF has established a total of seven regional technical assistance centers that are located in Africa (Tanzania, Mali, and Gabon), the Pacific (Fiji), the Caribbean (Barbados), the Middle East (Lebanon), and Central America (Guatemala).

23 Jul 2009 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 23 juillet 2009 (IRIN) - Les partenariats entre les organisations humanitaires et les experts du climat portent enfin leurs fruits et aident les organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) à prévenir les catastrophes et à y faire face. Mais les spécialistes se demandent pourquoi cela a pris tant de temps.

22 Jul 2009 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 22 July 2009 (IRIN) - Partnerships between aid agencies and climate experts are finally paying off by helping NGOs' disaster prevention and response, but specialists question why it took so long.

"The question is not why meteorological services and humanitarian organizations are talking to each other today, but why they have not been talking for one-and-a-half centuries," said Maarten van Aalst, associate director of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) regional climate centre in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.

Since 2008, the IFRC …

25 Sep 2002 description


Appeal Target: CHF 7,342,916;
this budget is currently being revised (decreased) the detailed revision will be communicated shortly.

Period covered: April -June, 2002

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 33.4%
Related Appeals: N/A
Outstanding needs: CHF 5,008,302

Summary Update: The coverage of the 2002-2003 Appeal remains unacceptably low. As a result several programmes have been closed or put on hold pending future support, and it is probable that other programmes will have to be closed before the end of the year due to the lack of funding.

30 Apr 2002 description
report Carleton University

Extract

Overview

This report provides an indicator-based assessment of conflict risk in the five West African countries of Gambia,Guinea,Liberia,Senegal, and Sierra Leone. The analysis crosses nine interrelated issue areas identified as underlying potential for conflict development: History of Armed Conflict; Governance and Political Instability; Militarization; population Heterogeneity; Demographic Stress; Economic Performance; Human Development; Environmental Stress; and International Linkages.

07 Dec 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
IRIN-WA
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

19 Oct 2001 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

16 Oct 2001 description
report Concern Worldwide

Banjul, The Gambia 16 October 2001
To:
Mr. Ruud Lubbers, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Cc:
Vice President, The Gambia
Permanent Secretary for The Office of The Vice-President
Permanent Secretary for The Department of The Interior
Director Department of Immigration
Permanent Secretary for Local Government & Lands
United Nations Resident Coordinator
European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Assistance
Director of European Community Humanitarian Office
Minister for Foreign Affairs UK

27 Sep 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

27 Sep 2001 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel : +225 22-40-44-40

04 Sep 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

04 Sep 2001 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel : +225 22-40-44-40
Fax : +225 22-41-93-39

10 Aug 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

10 Aug 2001 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel : +225 22-40-44-40
Fax : +225 22-41-93-39

21 Jun 2001 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

21 Jun 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339