Most read reports
- Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 3, September 2018
- A Future Stolen: Young and out of school
- The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018: Building climate resilience for food security and nutrition [EN/AR/RU]
- ECOWAS calls for increased coordination to address security and developmental challenges in Sahel region
- Levels & Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2018
Entre avril et août 2018, le Mécanisme de suivi des migrations mixtes (4Mi) a mené 506 entretiens avec des réfugiés et migrants en transit dans les villes de Dori (149), Bobo Dioulasso (149) et Kantchari (61) au Burkina Faso. Cette mise à jour vise à présenter les principales données recueillies par le 4Mi sur les profils, aspirations, modalités de déplacement des personnes voyageant au sein de flux migratoires mixtes au Burkina Faso, ainsi que sur les incidents de protection vécus ou observés par les répondants sur les routes migratoires.
Security Incidents and Access Constraints
Central African Republic
01 August 2018: In Alindao town, Basse-Kotto prefecture, unspecified assailants killed an aid worker from a local NGO. His motorcycle was found heavily burned nearby. No further details available. Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and AWSD
The second 2017 meeting of the Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG), the principal advisory group to the WHO Regional Offce for Africa took place at the Protea Balalaika Hotel Sandton, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 5–7 December 2017. The meeting focused on progress towards regional immunization goals, maternal & neonatal tetanus elimination, polio eradication & end-game strategy, challenges facing middle-income countries, cholera control and immunization research in the African Region.
(Bruxelles) FIDH, EuroMed Rights, et l’Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture (OMCT) dénonce les violences commises à l’encontre des migrants à la frontière Espagne-Maroc dans une déclaration conjointe, et incitent les autorités des deux pays à en sanctionner les auteurs.
A nouveau, 116 personnes ont été expulsées depuis Ceuta vers le Maroc, le 23 août 2018, et deux ont perdu la vie lors des arrestations de masse au Maroc conduites depuis. Il s’agit d’une nouvelle démonstration des conséquences de l’approche violente, restrictive et sécuritaire des politiques migratoires.
By Paul Reavley
I’ve deployed numerous times during my career in the military, and on every deployment, I was faced with injured and sick children—the very first patient I ever treated in uniform was a Bosnian child in Kosovo. In fact, Save the Children’s War on Children report states that one in six children in the world live in, or near, a conflict zone and so are at daily risk of being killed or maimed. For those of us who happen to be military medics with a strong interest in paediatrics the report’s findings come as no surprise.
By: Luay Shabaneh
The following syndromes have been flagged this week:
• Acute Fever and Rash: Palau, FSM, Kiribati, Vanuatu, American Samoa
• Diarrhoea: Tokelau
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
8349E SÉANCE – MATIN
Près de six mois après de lancement de l’initiative « Action pour le maintien de la paix », le Secrétaire général adjoint aux opérations de maintien de la paix a passé au crible, ce matin, devant le Conseil de sécurité, les mesures prises pour améliorer l’efficacité de ce pilier emblématique du travail de l’ONU, tout en soulignant que le maintien de la paix ne pourra pas réussir sans l’engagement et la mobilisation de l’ensemble des parties prenantes, « à commencer par les États Membres ».
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2019
Flood risk remains high over parts of Nigeria, as heavy rainfall is expected to continue
Africa Weather Hazards
Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western and southern Nigeria. The forecast rain during the next week increases the risks for flooding over the region.
Torrential rain has increased the level of the Atbara and Dindir Rivers. Additional rainfall over the region is likely to further raise water levels, including the Nile River and its tributaries.
8349th Meeting (AM)
Imbalance of Power between Peacekeepers, People They Protect Calls for Robust Safeguard Systems, Briefer Tells Members
The more than $7 billion spent annually on United Nations peacekeeping operations must achieve its best possible value on the ground, speakers emphasized today, as the Security Council considered how best to improve mission performance and hold failures accountable.
Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council Briefing on Peacekeeping
Delivered on: 12 September 2018 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered)
Madam President, thank you for holding this important debate today and thank you to the Under-Secretary-General and Ms Blakemore for the briefing.
Highlighting complex and evolving challenges, the head of UN peacekeeping on Wednesday called for heightened vigilance and a more robust response to existential threats against both peacekeepers and those they strive to defend.
“Improving peacekeeping is, by its very essence, a collective endeavour,” Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, told the Security Council on Wednesday.
Today in Geneva, HI is participating in talks on minimizing the humanitarian impact of explosive weapons in populated areas. One of the main focuses in the discussions will include changing the military’s best practices. HI, which leads the international Stop Bombing Civilians campaign to end the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, will focus on the humanitarian consequences of war.
Civilians at risk
Manipadma Jena interviews the Deputy Director and Water Sector Lead at the Global Green Growth Institute's (GGGI) Investment and Policy Solutions Division, PETER VOS.
STOCKHOLM, Sep 12 2018 (IPS) - Today just over two billion people live without readily available, safe water supplies at home. And more than half the world’s population, roughly 4.3 billion people, live in areas where demand for water resources outstrips sustainable supplies for at least part of the year.
Unjust laws can prevent people from accessing the services they need to prevent or treat HIV, and people who use drugs need help and care, not punishment—these are two of the messages from the new Model Drug Law for West Africa. Launched on11 September in Dakar, Senegal, the model drug law aims to guide policy-makers in the region on how to better frame their drug laws.
Montreal, September 12, 2018 – Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is launching the global Share the Journey campaign here in Canada today to raise awareness on forced migration around the world and to call on the Canadian government to do more to address the root causes that force people to flee their homes.
FOREWORD FROM THE HONOURABLE MARIE-CLAUDE BIBEAU, MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LA FRANCOPHONIE, GOVERNMENT OF CANADA, September 2018
While conflicts between states have declined dramatically in past years, conflicts within states – frequently involving non-state actors – are on the rise. The result is human displacement, leaving millions of people with few opportunities, limited access to services and an uncertain future.