551 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
14 Nov 2018 description

The UN Special Adviser on the Sahel, Ibrahim Thiaw, Monday described Africa’s Sahel region as “arguably one of the most vulnerable to climate change [with most likely] the largest number of people disproportionately affected by global warming”.

He was speaking at the start of the annual session of the Peacebuilding Commission at UN Headquarters in New York, where Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said the root causes of problems in the Sahel lay in “discrimination, human rights violations, weak governance, conflict, and the impact of climate change”.

11 Jul 2018 description

Hundreds of schools close as violence surges

Dark clouds dimmed the late afternoon sun before a blustery sandstorm swept through the empty schoolyard in Burkina Faso’s northern Djibo town. Fewer than 20 students were present at the school, but there were no teachers or lessons. A surge in armed raids in the country’s northern borderlands has driven 65,000 pupils and more than 2,000 teachers from schools. Between January and April this year, 44 attacks were recorded in the northern regions.

01 Jul 2018 description
report United Nations

L’ONU PRÉSENTE LE PLAN DE SOUTIEN POUR LE SAHEL, UNE TERRE D’OPPORTUNITÉS

En marge du 31ème Sommet de l’Union Africaine qui se tient à Nouakchott, Mauritanie, la Vice-Secrétaire Générale des Nations Unies Mme Amina J. Mohammed va présenter ce samedi 30 juin le Plan de Soutien des Nations Unies pour le Sahel, intitulé « Sahel, terre d’opportunités ».

La présentation aura lieu durant une Réunion de Haut Niveau sur le Sahel, organisée par le gouvernement de Mauritanie.

Pourquoi un plan de soutien au Sahel?

30 Jun 2018 description
file preview
English Summary

UN LAUNCHES A SUPPORT PLAN FOR THE SAHEL, A LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES

On the margins of the 31st Summit of the Africa Union in Nouakchott, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed will launch the United Nations Support Plan for the Sahel titled: “Sahel, Land of Opportunities.”

The launch will take place during a High-Level Meeting on the Sahel organized by the government of Mauritania

Why the Sahel Support Plan?

06 Apr 2018 description

The participants in the regional technical consultation on the validation of the final results of the 2017-2018 cropping season and the food and nutrition situation in the Sahel and West Africa, held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from 26 to 28 March 2018, issued the following statement:

15 Dec 2017 description
report ALIMA

Dr. Mariama Issoufou, Study Leader in Burkina Faso and Dr. Susan Shepherd, Pediatrics Expert, work with the goal of improving pediatric and nutritional care in the medical programs supported by ALIMA. They discuss the major problems encountered daily in humanitarian situations in West African hospitals, and the the solutions that ALIMA is offering in response.

What are the most common challenges in West Africa for the treatment of pediatric cases in a humanitarian setting?

14 Dec 2017 description
report ALIMA

Dr Mariama Issoufou, responsable d’étude au Burkina Faso, et Dr Susan Shepherd, experte en pédiatrie, travaillent en vue d’améliorer la prise en charge pédiatrique et nutritionnelle dans les programmes médicaux soutenus par ALIMA. Elles évoquent les problèmes majeurs rencontrés au quotidien en contexte humanitaire dans les hôpitaux d’Afrique de l’Ouest, et des solutions mises en place par ALIMA pour y répondre.

Quels sont les défis les plus fréquemment rencontrés en Afrique de l’Ouest dans la prise en charge des cas pédiatriques en contexte humanitaire ?

22 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

21 septembre 2017 – Le Burkina Faso a qualifié jeudi la lutte contre le terrorisme de « priorité nationale » et a déclaré s'atteler à l'accélération de la mise en opération de la Force conjointe du G-5 Sahel (Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Tchad et Mauritanie) pour y faire face.

17 Jul 2017 description

A l’occasion du Conseil des Ministres franco-allemand qui s’est tenu ce jour à Paris, le Président de la République Française, Emmanuel Macron et la chancelière allemande, Angela Merkel, ont annoncé, aux côtés de la Haute Représentante de l'Union Européenne pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité , Federica Mogherini et d’autres partenaires internationaux, le lancement de l’Alliance pour le Sahel. Cette plateforme de bailleurs de fonds renforcera la coordination de leurs actions au Sahel sur 5 secteurs clés.

04 Jul 2017 description

Burkina Faso hosts approximately 34 000 Malian refugees living in and around two camps in the Sahel Region. The country knows also some urban refugees and asylum seekers.

Given the prolonged crisis in Mali, UNHCR is reorienting its programs towards the transition from traditional assistance to livelihood activities and cash based interventions.

Following several security incidents since 2016, refugees are more and more prone to stigmatisation from the host community.

30 Apr 2017 description

Burkina Faso hosts approximately 32 000 Malian refugeesm living in and around the camps of Goudoubo and Mentao. The country knows also some urban refugees.

Given the prolonged crisis in Mali, UNHCR is reorienting its programs towards the transition from traditional assistance to livelihood activities and cash based interventions.

Following several security incidents since 2016, refugees are more and more prone to stigmatisation from the host community.

31 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Population of concern
- A total of 32,552 people of concern (as of December 31, 2016)

Funding
- USD 20,971,553 requested

31 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Population of concern

  • A total of 32,695 people of concern (as of November 30, 2016)

Funding

  • USD 20,971,553 requested
14 Nov 2016 description
file preview
French version

BURKINA FASO

PLUS DE 1 200 CAS DE DENGUE SIGNALÉS

Au 11 novembre, quelque 1 251 cas de dengue et 15 décès ont été signalés dans la région du Centre. Trente autres cas ont été signalés dans les 12 autres régions. Le gouvernement a renforcé son système de surveillance et de rapport épidémiologique de la dengue et a pris des mesures de contrôle qui comprennent le traitement des cas graves et des campagnes d'information sur la santé publique. Des échantillons ont été envoyés à l'Institut Pasteur de Dakar pour analyse et confirmation.

14 Nov 2016 description

BURKINA FASO

OVER 1,200 DENGUE FEVER CASES REPORTED

Some 1,251 suspected dengue fever cases and 15 deaths had been reported in the country’s Central region as of 11 November. Thirty more cases were reported in 12 other regions. The government has reinforced its epidemiological survey and reporting system for dengue fever and is taking control measures that include treatment of severe cases and public health information campaigns. Samples have been dispatched to Dakar’s Institut Pasteur for analysis and confirmation.

29 Jun 2016 description

This booklet presents the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) regional initiative. The SWEDD is the result of a joint response by the United Nations and the World Bank Group, is a response to a call made by the presidents of the six Sahel countries, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

The overall goal of the project is to accelerate the demographic transition, to spur the demographic dividend, and to reduce gender inequality in the Sahel region.

29 Mar 2016 description

Brussels, 22 March 2016/ IFADEM/ ACP: Eight thousand teachers are set to benefit from a partnership between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the European Union (EU), the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).