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18 Jan 2018 description
report BRAC

What you need to know:

  • 655,500 people have arrived since 25 August

  • 9,000 crossed the border in the past week

  • 1.2 million require immediate humanitarian assistance, including earlier arriving Myanmar nationals and vulnerable members of host communities

17 Jan 2018 description
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Climate

Weak to moderate La Niña conditions contributed to higher than normal rainfall across the country. In late November, cyclone Cempaka brought heavy rains and extreme winds to the south-eastern coast of Java. The high rainfall led to increased floods and landslides, causing destruction and damage. Higher than normal rainfall throughout the dry season led to higher paddy harvest between September and December 2017.

16 Jan 2018 description

SG/SM/18855-GA/11999 16 JANUARY 2018

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the informal meeting of the General Assembly, in New York today:

Let me start by thanking all Member States, all of you for your support across our agenda.

15 Jan 2018 description

This report highlights the most prominent climate change impacts facing Madagascar, with a particular emphasis on health, and provides investment relevant solutions to build resilience. Through the establishment of priority interventions to address the identified vulnerabilities, this report links evidence to opportunities for development actors, while providing specific input into the design of a World Bank investment.

15 Jan 2018 description
report BRAC

What you need to know today

  • A total of 655,500 forcibly-displaced Myanmar nationals have entered Bangladesh since 25 August (Source: ISCG report, 07 January 2018)

12 Jan 2018 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13161
11 JANVIER 2018 8156E SÉANCE – MATIN

Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest, M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, a expliqué, ce matin, devant le Conseil de sécurité, qu’en dépit de progrès continus réalisés en matière de transition démocratique et politique, la situation sécuritaire dans la région demeurait une source de grave préoccupation.

11 Jan 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13161

SECURITY COUNCIL
8156TH MEETING (AM)

Despite progress in West Africa and the Sahel, particularly regarding democratic and peaceful political transitions, the security situation in the region remained a grave concern, the Security Council heard today in a briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary‑General in the region.

08 Jan 2018 description
report BRAC

What you need to know today

• A total of 655,000 forcibly-displaced Myanmar nationals have entered Bangladesh since 25 August (Source: ISCG report, 31 December)

04 Jan 2018 description
report BRAC

What you need to know today

• A total of 655,000 forcibly-displaced Myanmar nationals have entered Bangladesh since 25 August (Source: ISCG report, 26 December)

28 Dec 2017 description

Saving lives through SAFE cooking

WFP works to ensure that the food assistance provided can be consumed as safely and nutritiously as possible. While cooking may be thought of as a safe activity, in many circumstances, especially humanitarian settings, it poses serious health, safety and environmental risks. In Senegal, vulnerable populations are facing severe challenges related to a lack of access to cooking fuel in rural areas.

FACTS Senegal

28 Dec 2017 description

Saving lives through SAFE cooking

WFP works to ensure that the food assistance provided can be consumed as safely and nutritiously as possible. While cooking may be thought of as a safe activity, in many circumstances, especially humanitarian settings, it poses serious health, safety and environmental risks. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), internally displaced populations are facing severe challenges related to the lack of access to cooking fuel. Most households depend largely on firewood and charcoal for domestic energy needs, including cooking.

20 Dec 2017 description

Review the biggest health stories from WHO in 2017. Relive some of WHO's major achievements in the past year.

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19 Dec 2017 description
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WFP’s new Nutrition Policy details how the organization will support governments to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2, particularly target 2.2, to end all forms of malnutrition by 2030.

19 Dec 2017 description

"I'm scared that if it ever floods at night, it will come into my house and the flood will take me away. That's one of my greatest fears" - Freddy Sei, 15

By Lin Taylor

SOUTH RIVER, Vanuatu, Dec 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Each time teenager Freddy Sei hears the rumble of thunder, sees rains pound the earth in his small coastal village or watches strong winds whip palm trees, he is gripped with fear.

19 Dec 2017 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Fact Sheet

Brussels, 13 December 2017

Niger is a priority country for the EU and one which it cooperates closely with under the Strategy for Security and Development in the Sahel and the New Migration Partnership Framework.

Complex situation

19 Dec 2017 description
report European Commission

Commission européenne - Communiqué de presse

Bruxelles, le 13 décembre 2017

Le montant total de l'aide au développement de l'UE en faveur du Niger s'élèvera à 1 milliard d'euros pour la période 2017-2020. C'est ce qu'a annoncé le commissaire européen en charge de la coopération internationale et du développement, Neven Mimica, lors de la table ronde des donateurs pour le Niger qui s'est tenue à Paris.

18 Dec 2017 description
report Save the Children

By Joana Alfaiate

As the end of the year approaches, now’s a chance to look back at what the international policy priorities have been in order to see what might lie ahead next year.

I was at COP23 last month, the 23rd meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention Climate Change (UNFCCC). Based on this year’s event it seems that climate change might not be one of the global priorities for 2018. In spite of 2017 being the hottest non-El Niño year yet, international efforts to tackle climate change seem to be running out of steam.

13 Dec 2017 description
report European Commission

Commission européenne - Fiche d'information

Bruxelles, le 13 décembre 2017

Le Niger est un pays prioritaire pour l'Union Européenne qui travaille en étroite collaboration avec le pays dans le cadre de la stratégie de sécurité et de développement au Sahel ainsi que dans le nouveau cadre pour les partenariats de migration.

Un contexte complexe

13 Dec 2017 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 13 December 2017

Overall EU development assistance to Niger will amount to €1 billion for the period 2017-2020. This was announced by Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica at the Donors' Round Table for Niger in Paris.