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29 Dec 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council informed me of the Council’s concurrence with my recommendation that the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) be extended until 31 December 2016, and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.

27 Dec 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Preliminary estimates indicate above-average cereal production in 2015, despite erratic precipitation in parts of the country

  • Maize prices declined significantly in October but remained well above their year-earlier levels

  • Large number of people face chronic food insecurity and malnutrition

An above-average harvest gathered in 2015

18 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Continuity of efforts on the provinces of Katanga and South Kivu.

18 Dec 2015 description

KEY POINTS

  • Good agro-pastoral production is expected in West Africa and the Sahel.

  • Some localized fodder deficits in the pastoral zone of Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Chad may lead to an early pastoral lean period.

17 Dec 2015 description
report ECOWAS

16 and 17 December 2015, Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria

1 Under the chairmanship of H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and current Chair of the Authority, the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held their Forty-Eighth Ordinary Session on 16 and 17 December 2015 in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Session was followed by a ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the creation of the organization.

16 Dec 2015 description

Description:

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria was founded in 1975 with fifteen West African member states. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters."

15 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

West & Central Africa conference on financing for water, sanitation aims to get more funding to sector

DAKAR, Senegal, 15 December 2015 – Around 180,000 children under 5 years old die every year – roughly 500 a day – in sub-Saharan Africa due to diarrhoeal diseases linked to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), UNICEF said ahead of a conference in Dakar on financing for the sector.

14 Dec 2015 description

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Sixth modification as of 1/12/2015
In order to be able to contract the entire budget of the West Africa HIP, an amount of EUR 33 926 needs to be shifted from the Man-made disaster specific objective to the Natural disaster specific objective of financing Decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000. The total amount of the West Africa HIP remains unchanged

10 Dec 2015 description
report IRIN

PARIS, 10 December 2015 (IRIN) - As weather becomes more extreme and erratic, the scramble for a bigger and better set of tools to cope with the fallout is on.

“Science is quite clear that we’re experiencing more frequent extremes. While we’re sure about some of the impacts and extremes, we’re also getting more surprises,” Maarten van Aalst, director of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre told IRIN on the sidelines of COP21. “And as the Earth keeps warming, there will be more of these surprises.”

27 Nov 2015 description

Key messages

  • AGIR - the Global Alliance for Resilience Initiative - was launched during the Sahel food and nutrition crisis of 2012 with the aim of achieving 'Zero Hunger' in the West Africa Sahel region by 2032. The EU was closely involved in establishing AGIR and continues to provide support.

20 Nov 2015 description

Goal:

Enhance food security, economic growth, resilience, and poverty reduction in West Africa through an integrated common market

Life of Program:

5/2015 – 5/2020

Total USAID Funding:

$5,600,000

Geographic Focus:

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

19 Nov 2015 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Mixed migration trend report for october 2015 covering mixed migration events in: ALGERIA,EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, LIBYA, MALI, MOROCCO, NIGER, SUDAN, TUNISIA, GREECE AND ITALY.

MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS and UNHCR. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

18 Nov 2015 description

In the past decade, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region.