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19 Oct 2017 description

La Secrétaire générale de la Francophonie, Madame Michaëlle Jean, déplore l’escalade de la violence ces dernières semaines au Togo. « Rien ne peut justifier ces affrontements. Nous pensons aux victimes, aux familles endeuillées, au climat général de peur et de colère. Il faut impérativement privilégier le dialogue en toutes circonstances » a-t-elle déclaré, déplorant que le pays soit confronté à de telles tensions et la population mise en danger.

18 Oct 2017 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In September alone, 471 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

12 Oct 2017 description

Despite average rainfall over East Africa, risk of flooding remains high in Sudan and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. and below-normal rainfall in August and early September has produced moderate to large moisture deficits in parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Below-average rain over the past three months has resulted in poor ground conditions in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

12 Oct 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This report is a comprehensive presentation of all data on migration gathered through IOM’s DTM programme for July-August.

12 Oct 2017 description

A l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la fille organisée par les Nations unies, la France rappelle son engagement en faveur de la défense des droits fondamentaux des filles et en faveur de leur accès à l’éducation.

11 Oct 2017 description

Le HCR suit de près la crise socio-politique au Togo

Les réformes constitutionnelles et le vote de la diaspora constituent une discorde politique entre pouvoir et opposition au Togo sur fonds de manifestations qui font des déplacés déplacés

Rapatriement Volontaire de 9 familles de 28 ivoiriens

28 ivoiriens issus de 9 familles ont regagné leur pays d’origine lors du 41ème convoi du Rapatriement Volontaire.

Les USA évaluent la situation des réfugiés au Togo

09 Oct 2017 description

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU), and the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) have been following closely the socio-political developments in the Togolese Republic.

The three organizations take note in particular of the passage of the draft constitutional bill to amend relevant articles of the Togolese constitution. They observe that it is an important step in bringing Togo in conformity with democratic norms reflecting best practices in West Africa.

05 Oct 2017 description

Below-average rain recorded in West Africa, while above-average rain persists over Eastern Africa

  1. Inconsistent and below-normal rainfall since mid-August has increased moisture deficits and led to abnormal dryness for parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Recent heavy rains have caused the Niger and Benue Rivers in Nigeria to flood. Reports indicate that 100,000 people were displaced by flooding and many crops have been destroyed. Continued rain will keep rivers high.

05 Oct 2017 description

La carte d’anomalie de biomasse est une mesure en % de la production végétale d'une année donnée comparée à la moyenne des production depuis 1998. Cette carte permet d’identifier les zones en production exédentaire ou déficitaire vis à vis de leur production usuelle. Consulter www.sigsahel.info pour plus d'information.

05 Oct 2017 description

Main Activities

Voluntary Repatriation of Ivorian Refugees

■ In September 2017, 48 Ivorian refugees have returned from Togo, Ghana and Gambia in dignity and safety with support from UNHCR and its partners.

■ The cities of Guiglo, Tabou and Toulepleu are currently facing heavy rains, which has led to the degradation of roads and the flooding of Guiglo’s Prefecture and General Hospital in the West. Due to the weather conditions, UNHCR’s repatriation and reintegration activities have been slowed down throughout the month of September.

05 Oct 2017 description

Activités principales

Retour volontaire des réfugiés ivoiriens

■ Au mois de septembre, 48 rapatriés du Togo, du Ghana et de la Gambie ont été accueillis dans la dignité et la sécurité en Côte d’Ivoire.

■ Les villes de Guiglo, Tabou et Toulepleu sont actuellement sujet de fortes pluies qui ont entrainé la dégradation de routes, l’inondation de la préfecture et de l’hôpital général de Guiglo (Ouest) ainsi que le ralentissement des activités de rapatriement et de réintégration à Tabou (Sud-Ouest).

04 Oct 2017 description

I. EUROPE ET MONDE

L’Espagne condamnée pour avoir immédiatement renvoyé des migrants perati à Melilla

04 Oct 2017 description

BURKINA FASO

DENGUE FEVER OUTBREAK DECLARED

The Ministry of Health on 28 September declared a dengue fever outbreak with 1,055 suspected cases and four deaths registered since the start of the year. Cases have been on the rise since late July with the Central region having the highest number of infections. Surveillance has been bolstered since last year’s epidemic in which 2,526 suspected cases and 20 deaths were registered. Rapid diagnostic tests have been provided at health facilities since January 2017.

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Update on UNHCR’s operations in Africa

A. Situational analysis including new developments

03 Oct 2017 description
report Start Network

This document is designed to make it easier for agencies to raise Start Fund anticipatory alerts for disease outbreaks, or to submit Start Fund project proposals when an alert has been activated.

The Start Fund Crisis Anticipation Window enables members to begin responding before a crisis turns into a disaster. Acting in anticipation of humanitarian crises is new for many agencies. It can be difficult to decide when to trigger an anticipatory alert through the Start Fund and what activities are the most effective.

01 Oct 2017 description
  • Over the past few weeks, a series of political demonstrations across the country have led to clashes with security forces. To date, four people have reportedly been killed and dozens injured in this context.

  • 300 Togolese have fled to neighbouring Ghana in the last few days, where they are assisted by Ghanaian authorities. The needs of the refugees are currently covered. However, considering the volatile political situation in Togo, aid organisations have started increasing their emergency preparedness.