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29 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service
Challenges facing UN peacekeepers include the need for better training and equipment for intelligence gathering and situational awareness, as well as working closer with local communities.
05 Dec 2017 description
Four in five children living with HIV in the region are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy, AIDS-related deaths among adolescents are on the rise, according to a new report.
28 Nov 2017 description
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners and field workers must work hard to understand how best to communicate the risk of polio outbreaks to different communities.
14 Nov 2017 description
The UN Human Rights Office urges the Libyan authorities to take concrete steps to stamp out human rights violations and abuses in centres under their control.
02 Nov 2017 description
report Save the Children
The disease claimed 920,000 young lives in 2015. That represents two fatalities every minute of every day – more than diarrhoea, malaria and measles combined, says Save the Children.
30 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch
Those expelled include migrants who have lived and worked for years in Algeria, pregnant women, families with newborn babies, and about 25 unaccompanied children.
14 Sep 2017 description
A new risk report on armed violence in Côte d’Ivoire predicts the likelihood of displacement of civilians internally and into neighbouring communities and countries if violence escalates.
12 Sep 2017 description
UNICEF and the IOM analysed the journeys of 11,000 young migrants and refugees along the Central and Eastern Mediterranean routes to Europe.
05 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
About 75 per cent remain in sub-Saharan Africa and fewer than one in five heads to Europe, UNICEF said in a report that reveals a complex set of drivers for migration beyond poverty.
27 Jun 2017 description
The IOM's new operation provides life-saving assistance to migrants in distress in areas where there is a limited humanitarian presence.
23 Mar 2017 description
More than 190,000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.
28 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
A UNICEF report that provides an in-depth look at the risks facing refugee and migrant children as they make the journey from sub-Saharan Africa into Libya and across the sea to Italy.
28 Jan 2017 description
report Africa Rice Center
Team of researchers reveal that parasitic weeds have invaded 1.34 million hectares, affecting an estimated 950,000 rural households in at least 28 countries in Africa
17 Jan 2017 description
The arrival of more than 4,500 Malians in Mauritania has led to an urgent need for shelters and latrines, as many of the four-year-old infrastructures in Mbera camp need to be replaced.
23 Dec 2016 description
In total, RMRP partners will provide assistance to 342,000 refugees and migrants, prioritising the most vulnerable new arrivals as well as those already in Europe.
09 Dec 2016 description
In total, 12.4 million people were living in ongoing displacement in Africa last year because of conflict and violence - 30% of the total number of people internally displaced by conflict globally.
07 Oct 2016 description
report Save the Children
There have been important advances in the past decade, with 86% of children globally receiving basic vaccinations. But progress has recently stagnated and 19.4 million children under one are still excluded.
20 Sep 2016 description
Despite the number of crossings being 42% lower than in the same period last year (520,000), the number of people reported dead or missing is only 15% lower than the total for 2015 (3,771).
18 Sep 2016 description
report Chatham House
''A gendered human rights analysis of Ebola and Zika" analyses the particular relevance of gender and the role for international human rights law in supporting improved health outcomes during public health emergencies.
28 Aug 2016 description
The Africa Human Development Report 2016 analyses the drivers that hamper African women’s advancement, and proposes policies and concrete actions to close the gender gap.