The DTM Monthly Regional Update contains consolidated summary updates and highlights from field DTM implementation. This document covers updates from the regional network of flow monitoring of migrants as well as the tracking and monitoring of internal displacement in the country. It is published on monthly basis and currently covering the West and Central Africa Region.
The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
Rift Valley fever in Uganda
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lassa fever in Liberia
Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria.
For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.
Rainfall continues in the Sahel, no weather hazards reported over Africa
Rainfall continues over the Sahel
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.
UNHCR’s Senegal unit participated in the 3rd Financing Conference of The Global Partnership for Education on 2nd February.
The 25th anniversary of DAFI scholarship was celebrated on 19th December 2017. Approximately 130 persons from the education system participated in this German Academic Initiative commemoration.
All the necessary actions were taken to ensure that 26 refugees received the adequate durable solution in conformity with their situation.
By Isabelle Granger
“How can policy and trade help disasters? What can the World Trade Organization do to support disasters?”
These were the first questions posed by Roberto Azevêdo, Director General of the World Trade Organization, in his opening remarks at the WTO Natural Disaster and Trade Symposium that took place on 26 April 2018, as WTO is launching a research project to better understand the nexus between disaster relief and commercial trade, in collaboration with Australia, IFRC, and ISDR, among other partners.
IOM works with national and local authorities, as well as community-based organizations, to better understand migration movements in West and Central Africa. Using tools from the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) - the flow monitoring registry (FMR) and survey (FMS) - teams of enumerators work in major transit areas to monitor intra- and interregional migration movements.
2. FLOW MONITORING METHODOLOGY
While there is room for disagreement about migration policy, the humanitarian imperative means that we must never needlessly sacrifice the survival and dignity of any vulnerable people, including migrants.
Nearly dying in the Sahara doesn’t deter some migrants from trying again and again to reach Europe
Conakry – IOM, the International Organization for Migration, the National Directorate of Social Action (Direction Nationale de l’Action Sociale) and UNICEF signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in June 2018 to protect the rights of migrant children and youth in Guinea, facilitate their voluntary return, reintegration and access to protection services in Guinea.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
- Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Rift Valley fever in Kenya
- Cholera in Angola
- Cholera in Tanzania
Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Geneva – This weekend, some 204 migrants have died at sea off Libya, pushing the total number of migrant drownings in the entire Mediterranean so far this year to over 1,000 people.
Today (1/07), a small rubber boat packed with migrants capsized off AlKhums, east of Tripoli, with an estimated 41 people surviving after rescue. On Friday (28/06), three babies were among the 103, who died in a shipwreck similar to Sunday’s incident, also caused by smugglers taking migrants to sea in completely unsafe vessels.
L’ONU PRÉSENTE LE PLAN DE SOUTIEN POUR LE SAHEL, UNE TERRE D’OPPORTUNITÉS
En marge du 31ème Sommet de l’Union Africaine qui se tient à Nouakchott, Mauritanie, la Vice-Secrétaire Générale des Nations Unies Mme Amina J. Mohammed va présenter ce samedi 30 juin le Plan de Soutien des Nations Unies pour le Sahel, intitulé « Sahel, terre d’opportunités ».
La présentation aura lieu durant une Réunion de Haut Niveau sur le Sahel, organisée par le gouvernement de Mauritanie.
Pourquoi un plan de soutien au Sahel?