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16 Feb 2018 description

Key Findings

  • A large majority of migrants are men (92%).

  • 7% of observed migrants at Flow Monitoring Points are minors.

  • Algeria, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger are major transit points after Mali.

  • The majority of surveyed migrants indicated their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya, while 40% intended to travel to Europe, in particular Italy and Spain.

06 Feb 2018 description

Geneva, Switzerland, 6 February 2018

As delivered

Distinguished guests, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) Advisory Board Annual Meeting. Today, we will celebrate the achievements of UNDAC as it marks its 25th Anniversary this year. We will discuss how we can further strengthen UNDAC to ensure that it continues to be a nimble, effective international emergency response mechanism in a fast-evolving operational environment.

01 Feb 2018 description

SITUATION

  • In addition to causing severe health impacts throughout the country, the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic undermined food security in Sierra Leone. Many households experienced new or increased food insecurity as the outbreak disrupted income-generating opportunities, decreased purchasing power and restricted movements and market activities.

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Women and children in the West and Central Africa region remain vulnerable to a range of humanitarian crises, including lack of access to basic social services, forced displacement, drought, flooding, epidemics and acute malnutrition. Conflicts in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Lake Chad Basin have led to mass displacement, both internally and across borders. More than 8 million people across the region—more than half of whom are children—are displaced.1 The nutrition crisis in the Sahel continues to place the most marginalized children at risk.

19 Jan 2018 description

Editorial

Le plaisir est pour nous de vous présenter le Bulletin annuel de la délégation de Conakry. Il résume les différentes activités menées sur l’ensemble du territoire guinéen par l’institution à partir de sa délégation de Conakry, sa sous-délégation de Nzérékoré ainsi que la Sierra Leone.

17 Jan 2018 description

Key Findings

  • A large majority of migrants are men (93%).

  • 7% of observed migrants at flow monitoring points are minors.

  • 73,031 migrants (11,678 incoming and 61,353 outgoing) were counted at Flow Monitoring Points, representing an average of 133 migrants per day.

  • The majority of surveyed migrants indicated their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya, while 41% intended to travel to Europe, in particular Italy and Spain.

17 Jan 2018 description

In Mali, the number of individuals observed at the 10 active Flow Monitoring Points in December 2017 was 6,655 (2,673 incoming and 3,982 outgoing), bringing the total since June 2016 to 73,031 (11,678 incoming and 61,353 outgoing). The daily average of observed individuals in December 2017 was 215 per day, an increase of 3% compared to the previous month. Malian, Guinean, Ivorian, Senegalese and Gambian nationals accounted for 76% of all migrants recorded. 78% of migrants observed were men (a 6% decrease since November), and 10% of migrants were minors (an increase of 4% since November).

12 Jan 2018 description

The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.

29 Dec 2017 description

KEY MESSAGES

• For the fourth consecutive year, aggregate regional cereal production (milled rice, maize, and millet/sorghum) is projected to increase during the 2017/18 marketing year (MY). This trend is supported by favorable agro-climatic conditions, increased area planted, improved seeds, and agricultural programs and policies. Above average regional production will contribute to filling local deficits. Rice and maize production have expanded, while millet and sorghum production have stagnated.

29 Dec 2017 description

L'ESSENTIEL

  • La baisse des précipitations marque la fin de la saison agricole principale à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel.

  • Importants déficits de production de la biomasse au Sénégal, en Mauritanie et au Tchad pouvant entrainer une soudure pastorale précoce.

  • A l’exception de la Mauritanie, Liberia et Sierra Leone, la chenille légionnaire a été détectée dans l’ensemble des pays du Sahel et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest.

29 Dec 2017 description

Key points:

  • Rainfall deficits marks the end of the main crop season across West Africa and the Sahel.

  • Significant deficits in biomass production in Senegal, Mauritania and Chad may lead to early pastoral lean season.

  • Armyworm has been detected in all West African and Sahel countries, except Mauritania, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

20 Dec 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 4.6 million Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 26,000 people (6,000 directly and 20,000 indirectly) for a total of 18 months. With the shift in focus of the planned activities from shelter to disaster risk reduction and community resilience, the operation has been extended from 10 to 18 months.

18 Dec 2017 description

In Mali, the number of individuals observed at the Flow Monitoring Points in November 2017 was 6,245 (1,917 incoming and 4,328 outgoing), bringing the total since June 2016 to 66,376 (9,005 incoming and 57,371 outgoing). The daily average of observed individuals in October 2017 was 208 per day, a decrease of 5% compared to the previous month. Malian, Guinean, Ivorian, Senegalese and Gambian nationals accounted for 83% of all migrants recorded. 84% of migrants observed were men (a ratio consistent with that in October), and 6% of migrants were minors (a decrease of 1% since October).

18 Dec 2017 description

Eléments clés

La plupart de migrants sont des hommes (93%).

7% des migrants enregistrés sur les points de suivi des flux sont des mineurs.

66 376 migrants (dont 9 005 entrants et 57 371 sortants) ont été comptabilisés sur les points de suivi des flux, représentant une moyenne de 128 migrants par jour.

La majorité de migrants sortant du Mali indiquent vouloir se rendre en Algérie et en Libye pendant que 42% déclarent vouloir se rendre en Europe, principalement en Espagne et en Italie.

12 Dec 2017 description
report Mail and Guardian

The two camps in the west of the capital should have been closed down in mid-November. That was the government’s plan – to first provide temporary accommodation for the survivors and then more permanent housing solutions.

07 Dec 2017 description

Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. Some 37 countries, 29 of which are in Africa, require external assistance for food, according to the report.