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UN-African Union Mission in Darfur in final shutdown phase

mar, 27/07/2021 - 22:10
Practically all peacekeepers and staff have now left the hybrid UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), in line with its drawdown plan, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Tuesday. 
Catégories: Africa

Child malnutrition expected to quadruple in Southern Madagascar  

lun, 26/07/2021 - 23:38
At least half a million children under five in drought-afflicted southern Madagascar are on the verge of acute malnourishment, two UN agencies warned on Monday. 
Catégories: Africa

Increased jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso spark record-breaking displacement: UNHCR

ven, 23/07/2021 - 22:08
Rising violent attacks by jihadist groups in Burkina Faso are forcing record-breaking numbers of people to flee both inside the country and across international borders, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Friday. 
Catégories: Africa

Tigray: As famine looms, first WFP humanitarian flight arrives 

jeu, 22/07/2021 - 22:40
Lifesaving assistance arrived for the beleaguered Tigray region of Ethiopia on Thursday as the first UN World Food Programme (WFP) plane carrying humanitarian workers touched down in the capital Mekelle. 
Catégories: Africa

COVID-19: Africa ‘third wave’ not yet over, while vaccine inequity threatens all

jeu, 22/07/2021 - 21:47
Although new COVID-19 cases in Africa have slowed following an eight-week surge, this “small step forward” could be short-lived, the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. 
Catégories: Africa

Domestic violence, forced marriage, have risen in Sudan: UN-backed study

lun, 19/07/2021 - 21:05
Deteriorating economic conditions since 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic have fuelled an increase in domestic violence and forced marriage in Sudan, a UN-backed study has revealed. 
Catégories: Africa

Rights experts condemn ‘dramatic rise’ in attacks on so-called slaves in Mali

lun, 19/07/2021 - 16:58
Attacks against so-called slaves in Mali are on the rise and authorities must do more to prevent them, two independent UN human rights experts said on Monday.
Catégories: Africa

FROM THE FIELD: Cameroon’s displaced, get hooked on fish

dim, 18/07/2021 - 18:05
Cameroonians who have been displaced by conflict and climate change in the north of the West African country are turning to aquaculture as an alternative source of income, thanks to support from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Catégories: Africa

FROM THE FIELD: A flood of humanitarian needs for Burundi lake dwellers

sam, 17/07/2021 - 14:15
Some 52,000 people have been displaced by flooding in Burundi since March this year, following the rise of waters in Lake Tanganyika in East Africa and most need humanitarian assistance, according to the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Catégories: Africa

Libya: Positive steps needed to break ‘political stalemate’ 

jeu, 15/07/2021 - 20:22
The interdependent tracks of implementing Libya’s ceasefire agreement, political progress and economic reform, are in danger of going into reverse, UN Special Envoy Ján Kubiš warned the Security Council on Thursday.  
Catégories: Africa

Sharp rise in Africa COVID-19 deaths, WHO reports 

jeu, 15/07/2021 - 18:03
COVID-19 deaths in Africa have risen sharply in recent weeks, amid the fastest surge in cases the continent has seen so far in the pandemic, the regional office for the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. 
Catégories: Africa

UN appeals for faster passage for aid convoys to Ethiopia’s Tigray

mar, 13/07/2021 - 16:34
UN humanitarians appealed on Tuesday for far quicker access to Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, after the first aid trucks in days to reach the local capital, Mekelle, encountered multiple checks delaying their arrival.
Catégories: Africa

‘We are with you’: The South African care centres providing hope for survivors of sexual violence

dim, 11/07/2021 - 18:10
In South Africa, a sexual offence is committed every ten minutes, and the number is rising, according to official police statistics. The UN is working closely with the Government to ensure that care centres have the resources to help survivors of sexual violence across the country, including the most deprived regions.   
Catégories: Africa

FROM THE FIELD: Desert artisans in Mali foster dialogue and tolerance

dim, 11/07/2021 - 14:25
Traditional arts and crafts are being used to build peace and dialogue in Mali thanks to the work of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, MINUSMA.
Catégories: Africa

FROM THE FIELD: South Sudan’s displaced youth, help power change

sam, 10/07/2021 - 18:35
Young people who were displaced by conflict in South Sudan have returned home to power change in their community.
Catégories: Africa

Secretary-General welcomes Ethiopia’s pledge to allow humanitarian access to Tigray

ven, 09/07/2021 - 20:13
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed Ethiopia’s commitment to ensuring aid workers can access the war-ravaged Tigray region, his Spokesperson said in a statement on Friday. 
Catégories: Africa

UN ready to promote ‘win-win solution’ for Blue Nile dam project

jeu, 08/07/2021 - 23:45
The United Nations stands ready to support Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan in efforts to resolve their decade-long disagreement over the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), senior officials told the Security Council on Thursday. 
Catégories: Africa

DR Congo sees fresh government impetus to fight unrelenting violence in the east

mer, 07/07/2021 - 20:22
A new government action plan in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has the potential to reverse the urgent and tragic deterioration in the east of the country, where thousands of human rights abuses are being committed against civilians by armed militants, the senior UN official in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday. 
Catégories: Africa

UNICEF calls for action to reverse ‘spiraling protection crisis’ for children in West and Central Africa

mer, 07/07/2021 - 16:46
Action must be taken now to halt alarming attacks against children and abductions - including of students - in parts of West and Central Africa, the head of the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said in a statement on Wednesday. 
Catégories: Africa

UN appeals for resupply of aid and fuel in Tigray region

mar, 06/07/2021 - 21:44
Humanitarian operations have been gradually resuming in the war-ravaged Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, but resupply of aid and fuel for civilians caught up in the fighting is urgently needed, the United Nations said on Tuesday, citing information from its emergency relief agency, OCHA.  
Catégories: Africa