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25 Jun 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Victims Seek Justice for 2005 Killings Linked to Ex-President Jammeh

(Dakar) – Two Togolese have recently been discovered to be among about 50 West African migrants massacred in 2005 by a paramilitary unit controlled by former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International said today. The victims’ families said that the Togolese government should support efforts in Ghana to investigate and prosecute the case.

05 Jan 2015 description

Countries in Africa have been working on improving their preparedness in the event of an Ebola outbreak. The WHO teams have provided simulated exercises in hospitals and technical training, for immediate emergency response and communication.

Mamo Jatta is a Regional Public Health and Surveillance Officer in The Gambia and, like many people living near Ebola affected countries, he is concerned the disease will enter his own country, “I recently visited the town where I grew up and wondered what would happen if Ebola were to hit us here, would we be ready for it?”

05 Jan 2015 description

Les pays d’Afrique s’emploient à améliorer leur préparation en cas de flambée d’Ebola. Les équipes de l’OMS ont procédé à des exercices de simulation dans les hôpitaux et dispensé une formation technique concernant l’intervention d’urgence et la communication.

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.

04 Sep 2007 description

Severe floods have been reported in several countries in West Africa causing destruction and chaos in many areas, particularly in Mauritania, Togo, Mali, Burkina-Faso, Nigeria, Niger, Liberia, Gambia, Ivory Coast and Senegal.

06 Oct 2006 description

Sommaire

Casamance : Plus de 7 400 personnes ont quitté leurs maisons pour s'installer en Gambie (5 400 réfugiés) ou dans d'autres localités de la Casamance (2000 personnes déplacées internes) à la suite des opérations militaires en Casamance.

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

06 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

06 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