Paris – IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency, convenes in Paris this week (15-16 January), the world’s first International Forum on Migration Statistics, with partners Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).
• La campagne agricole 2017-2018 a été très mauvaise par rapport à l’année dernière due à la faible pluviométrie enregistrée, qui a eu comme conséquence une sècheresse généralisée dans l’ensemble du pays.Globalement la production agricole a été pratiquement nulle. La situation des pâturages est considérée très déficitaire dans l’ensemble du pays en comparaison avec l’année 2016/2017.
Niamey – The UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Niger assisted more than 10,000 migrants to return home in 2017. The returnees included Nigeriens and third-country nationals, mostly from Sub-Saharan countries.
In 2017, a total of over 3,500 Nigerien migrants were assisted with voluntary humanitarian return (VHR) from Libya and over 7,000 third-country nationals were assisted with voluntary return (AVR) to their countries of origin.
Wau – For over a month, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been able to provide consistent primary health care in Greater Baggari, South Sudan, which is an area south of Wau town that had been cut off from assistance for over a year. Improved access in recent months has enabled IOM to reach people living further south with lifesaving assistance.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
The overall food WASH, health and education situation was found to be very poor and there is a risk of continued conflict and repeated displacement. An encompassing inter-agency WASH, health, education and livelihood (seeds and tools) intervention is highly recommended.
Out of the total 5,707 people registered in Gunyoro, a total of 765 people were identified to be vulnerable. In Iholong a total of 115 people out of the 372 people registered were found to be vulnerable.
As part of its goal to see a generational shift in agriculture on the continent, the African Development Bank has taken its ‘Farming is Cool’ initiative to school children in Nigeria.
The Bank has also launched a Junior Art Contest in Nigeria to promote the potential of agriculture to secondary school children.
Africa is hoping to feed itself and to eradicate malnutrition by 2025, but the average age of farmers on the continent is currently 60 years.
An information meeting on the new project, ‘Applying the model of transboundary biosphere reserves and World Heritage sites to promote peace in the Lake Chad basin through the sustainable management of natural resources’ (BIOPALT), was held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 9 January 2018.
The UN agency that looks after more than 500,000 school students has warned that a major drop in funding would seriously hit their programmes.
Cuts in humanitarian funding for Palestinians by the United States could be “catastrophic” for the education of children scattered across the Middle East.
The warning came from the United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), which educates more than 500,000 Palestinian children in 711 schools.
A delegation from the Monaco Red Cross travelled to Loumbila, Burkina Faso, to celebrate the future opening of the Burkina Faso Red Cross multi-purpose training centre in the presence of the Prince and Princess of Monaco, the Burkina Faso President and his wife.
UN Security Council Resolution 2165/2191/2258/2332
Resolution 2332 [formerly 2258 (2015), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014)] authorizes UN agencies and their partners to use routes across conflict lines and the border crossings at Bab al-Salam, Bab al-Hawa, Al Yarubiyah and Al-Ramtha, to deliver humanitarian assistance to the people in need in Syria. The Government of Syria is notified in advance of each shipment and a UN Monitoring Mechanism oversees and confirms the humanitarian nature of consignments. The first UN shipment from Turkey started on 24 July 2014.
3 million children born into war in Yemen
SANA’A, 16 January 2018 – More than 3 million children were born in Yemen since the escalation in violence in March 2015 according to a UNICEF report. Born into War details how children in Yemen have been scarred by years of violence, displacement, disease, poverty, undernutrition and a lack of access to basic services including water, health care and education.
L’Ambassadeur Georg Schmidt, Directeur Régional pour le Sahel et l’Afrique de l’Ouest, au Ministère allemand des Affaires Etrangères, était reçu le samedi 13 janvier dernier par M. Oumar Ba, le chef du bureau régional de la MINUSMA à Gao. Les deux personnalités ont discuté de différents sujets comme les progrès accomplis et les problèmes rencontrés dans la mise en œuvre de l’Accord pour la paix et la réconciliation au Mali, la situation sécuritaire dans la région et la force militaire conjointe des pays du G5 Sahel.
Based On A Review Of Multiple Sources, Including The Household Survey Of The FATA Vulnerability Analysis.
SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
As of 30 November 2017, there are 165 internally displaced people (IDP) sites in Kachin and northern Shan States, with a total of 98,878 IDPs. (source: CCCM)
The two attached maps (A0 detailed poster format and A4 simplified version) show population by site and township in Government controlled areas and in areas controlled by armed groups or contested areas.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
16 January 2018
Addis Ababa,16 January 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, received the Special Representatives of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salame, at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa on 15 January 2018.