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15 Mar 2018 description

The application is vital for early detection of Fall Armyworm and guiding best response

14 March 2018, Rome - FAO has launched a mobile application to enable farmers, agricultural workers and other partners at the frontline of the fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa to identify, report the level of infestation, and map the spread of this destructive insect, as well as to describe its natural enemies and the measures that are most effective in managing it.

15 Mar 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Waves of Arbitrary Expulsions

(Beirut) – Algerian authorities have arbitrarily deported in the beginning of March more than a hundred migrants of various African nationalities into a lawless zone of neighboring Mali, where armed groups have robbed some of them, Human Rights Watch said today.

15 Mar 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Les autorités ont procédé à des vagues d’expulsions arbitraires

(Beyrouth, le 14 mars 2018) – Début mars, les autorités algériennes ont expulsé de manière arbitraire plus d’une centaine de migrants africains en provenance de divers pays vers une région de non-droit située au Mali voisin, où certains d’entre eux ont été dépouillés par des groupes armés, a déclaré aujourd’hui Human Rights Watch.

14 Mar 2018 description
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Executive Summary

In countries affected by fragility and conflict, state institutions (i.e. public administration) co-exist among formal and informal arrangements that mirror ineffective power arrangements. These arrangements are products from protracted power struggles between elites struggling to remain in power and control the distribution of rents and resources. The challenges facing situations of fragility and violent conflict are daunting and multidimensional.

14 Mar 2018 description

High levels of food insecurity persist in the world, due largely to conflicts and to adverse climatic shocks that are taking a toll, particularly in East African and Near East countries, where large numbers of people continue to be in need of humanitarian assistance, a new FAO report notes. Some 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food, unchanged from three months ago, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today.

13 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

Crisis is becoming a new normal in the world today. Over the past 30 years, the world has lost more than 2.5 million people and almost $4 trillion to natural disasters. In 2017 alone, adverse natural events resulted in global losses of about $330 billion, making last year the costliest ever in terms of global weather-related disasters.

07 Mar 2018 description

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services and core relief items.

06 Mar 2018 description

Over the last ten years, it has become evident that the demographic dividend framework offers a strategic basis for focusing and prioritizing investments in people in general and youth in particular, in order to achieve sustainable development. The demographic dividend framework is in line with Africa’s Agenda 2063 and its’ ‘First Ten-Year Implementation Plan’ which together lay a strong foundation for the vision of African leaders in all facets of the continent’s development.

06 Mar 2018 description

Bamako, 5 mars 2018

A l'invitation du Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, les Chefs de mission des Nations Unies en Afrique de l’Ouest ont tenu, le 5 mars 2018 à Bamako au Mali, leur 32ème réunion de haut niveau.

06 Mar 2018 description
report UN News Service

Trente-sept pays ont toujours besoin d'une aide alimentaire externe, a prévenu lundi l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) dans un rapport.

05 Mar 2018 description


  • Le bac utilisé comme moyen de transport dans les activités de rapatriement à Tabou est de nouveau fonctionnel et par conséquent, le nombre de convois de rapatriements a vu une hausse ces 02 derniers mois.

  • Le nombre total de rapatriés assistés par le HCR, au cours des deux derniers mois, à savoir Décembre 2017 et Janvier 2018 est de 1,106.

05 Mar 2018 description


FAO assesses that globally 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food.
Conflicts continue to be the main factor driving the high levels of severe food insecurity.
Weather shocks have also adversely impacted food availability and access, notably in East Africa.


04 Mar 2018 description
report European Union

n 2017, the total number of illegal border-crossings into the EU dropped to its lowest in four years, especially due to a fall in detections on the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkan routes, Frontex analysts write in the Risk Analysis for 2018 report released today.

The annual total of 204 700 marked a significant decrease compared to recent years, but not yet a return to the situation before 2014, when figures ranged between 72 000 and 141 000 detections.

04 Mar 2018 description
report European Union

In January, 8 300 irregular border crossings were detected on the four main migratory routes into the EU, down 7% from a year ago.

Central Mediterranean

The number of migrants arriving in Italy via the Central Mediterranean route in January rose to more than 4 800, double the figure from the previous month, when the smuggling activities were affected by fighting near the departure areas and poor weather. The monthly total was roughly in line with January of last year.

02 Mar 2018 description


  • 178,500 in 2017
  • 369,300 in 2016
  • 1,015,000 in 2015

Dead and Missing

  • 3,139 in 2017
  • 5,096 in 2016
  • 3,771 in 2015
01 Mar 2018 description

Global Overview FEBRUARY 2018

01 Mar 2018 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics. The three major agro-ecological zones are the Sahelian, the Sudanese and the Coastal zones where production and consumption can be easily classified. (1) In the Sahelian zone, millet is the principal cereal cultivated and consumed particularly in rural areas and increasingly, when accessible, in urban areas.