The Security Council reiterated today (12 December) its concern about the alarming situation in the Sahel and strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks perpetrated in the region and the abuses of human rights and violence against civilians, including women and children. In a presidential statement, the 15 members of the Security UN body reaffirmed their commitment [...]
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced that they will travel together to the Sahel region in an effort to help tackle the region's challenges, which, Ban said, "respect no borders and neither should our solutions" UNTV
The Mbera camp in Mauritania hosts more than 74,000 Malian refugees, around 8,400 were identified to take part in the presidential elections on 28 July, while Malians at the Goudoubo Camp in Burkina Faso also took part of the Sunday elections. UNHCR
Robert Piper, UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, told a news conference in New York that "despite much better rains in 2012, coming into 2013, despite better harvest projections for many countries in the region, we have multiple crises once again this year" in the region. UNTV
The Mbera camp in Mauritaniais home to 74,000 refugees from Mali, more than half are under 18. Many of the children have been in the camp for more than a year and their needs are great. UNICEF
The head of the UN refugee agency, Antonio Guterres, warned today that UNHCR and other humanitarian actors are under increasing strain from a combination of simultaneous major new conflicts and unresolved old ones. UNHCR
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos called on world leaders to stay focused on the humanitarian agenda as they prepare to gather for the annual General Assembly debate. UNTV.
UNHCR is supporting the education of children whose school year was cut short when they fled from attacks in northern Mali into Mauritania. UNHCR
Mbera Refugee Camp inMauritaniais growing. In the last six months thousands of Malians have come here….seeking refuge. UNHCR
The UN Refugee Agency warned today (3 Aug.) that the Mali conflict could "spread to the whole region," and asked for support for Mali refugees.