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26 May 2015 description

Brussels, 22 May 2015

The European Commission is providing assistance worth €34 million for immediate food aid for the most vulnerable people in Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso. Coming at the start of the lean season in the Sahel region, this funding will help bridge the gap until the next harvest.

25 May 2015 description

25 May 2015

Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Mauritania. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter.

1) Mauritania is a food-deficit country, meaning that it does not produce enough food for the population to live on. It depends on imports for around 70 percent of its cereals needs.

2) Although Mauritania is a huge country – over 1,000,000 square kilometres – over 80 percent of the country’s land surface is desert. Less than 4 percent of the land is arable.

22 May 2015 description

Bruxelles, 22 mai 2015

La Commission européenne fournit une aide alimentaire immédiate d'un montant de 34 millions d’euros en faveur des populations les plus vulnérables en Mauritanie, au Sénégal, en Gambie, au Mali, au Niger, au Tchad et au Burkina Faso. Ce financement, qui intervient au début de la période de soudure dans la région du Sahel, contribuera à pallier la pénurie jusqu’à la prochaine récolte.

22 May 2015 description
report IRIN

By Javier Pérez de la Cruz

MELILLA , 22 May 2015 (IRIN) - It is a hot, sunny spring day in Melilla, Spain and a Syrian family is sheltering from the sun under a plastic tent while a group of young Africans are chatting in the shade of a small bridge.

21 May 2015 description
report Guardian

Global weather system that plays havoc with weather across the world could exacerbate region’s dry spell and devastate Sahel as it did in 1972

A global weather phenomenon could cause a famine in the Sahel this year by combining with already dry conditions to create a “double whammy” for the region, scientists and aid groups have warned.

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19 May 2015 description

Niamey, 14 mai 2015

Les Ministres en charge de la Sécurité et des Affaires Religieuses des pays du G5 Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger et Tchad) se félicitent de la tenue à Niamey, Niger, du 11 au 14 mai 2015, de la Réunion de Haut Niveau sur la radicalisation et l’extrémisme violent au Sahel ;

14 May 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | jeudi 14/05/2015 - 15:12 GMT

Les pays du Sahel ont affirmé jeudi leur volonté de faire bloc face à la menace terroriste et aux trafics de migrants, soutenus par le ministre français de l'Intérieur Bernard Cazeneuve qui les a appelés à "une coopération renforcée".

12 May 2015 description

Le « Projet Régional TICAD Sahel – Mauritanie » est mis en œuvre par le PNUD grâce à la contribution généreuse du Gouvernement japonais. Il comprend trois composantes principales : résilience et prévention des risques de catastrophes, lutte contre la pauvreté et préservation de l’environnement et Citoyenneté, droits humains et prévention des conflits.

12 May 2015 description
report ACMAD

Highlights

  • During June-July-August 2015, Below average precipitation is very likely over southern Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, extreme southern Mali, Western half of Côte d’Ivoire, coastal part of Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria.

  • Below average precipitation is likely over Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, extreme Southern-West Ghana, lake chad region, extreme southern of South Sudan and Ethiopia, northern-east DCR, northern Uganda, and Kenyan from May to August

06 May 2015 description

Probabilité d’une période de soudure pastorale prolongée et de faibles opportunités de travail agricole si la saison des pluies est médiocre

05 May 2015 description

Extended pastoral lean season and fewer labor opportunities likely if rainy season is poor

01 May 2015 description
report Oxfam

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Nepal Earthquake

On Saturday 25 April, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale struck the poor, landlocked and mountainous Asian state of Nepal. By 30 April, the death toll had risen to more than 5,500 and the UN estimates that 8million people across the country are affected by the disaster – more than a quarter of the population.

24 Apr 2015 description
report ACMAD

Climate conditions are favorable for a high vigilance for meningitis cases over eastern Senegal and Gambia, extreme north of Guinea, extreme south of Mauritania, southern Mali and Niger, the whole of Burkina Faso, extreme north of Nigeria and Cameroon, central south of Chad and southeast Sudan.

Moderate vigilance is detected over western Senegal and Gambia, the whole of Guinea Bissau, southern Guinea, northern Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, central north of Nigeria and Cameroon, south of Chad, extreme south of Sudan, northern South Sudan and CAR, and western Ethiopia .

21 Apr 2015 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity established its office in Mauritania in 2007 as it previously implemented activities solely through national partners. Its ambitious relief program is working to enhance the readiness and preparedness of the office and partners in emergency response for the benefit of millions of refugees and displaced populations in eastern Mauritania, via the provision of food and medical aid, clothes and blankets.

20 Apr 2015 description

KAYES, Mali, April 20 (UNHCR) A quarter century after his grandfather fled from Mauritania to escape bitter inter-communal violence, 13-year-old Oumar stood with other young Mauritanian refugees to receive birth certificates in Mali – a step that opens the door to basic rights enjoyed by Malians.

16 Apr 2015 description

Le mercredi 08 avril 2015, l’hôtel Wissal de Nouakchott a abrité les travaux de l’atelier de validation des comptes nationaux de la Santé (CNS) pour les années 2011, 2012 et 2013.

La cérémonie d’ouverture, présidée par M. Ahmed Ould Sid Ahmed Ould Dié, Secrétaire Général du Ministère de la Santé, s’est déroulée en présence du secrétaire Général du Ministère des Finances et des Représentants de l’OMS et du PNUD.

12 Apr 2015 description

Niger - IOM has launched a regional border management project to support security in the Sahel countries of Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Mauritania with the specific aim of enhancing cross-country knowledge and capacities at the countries’ national borders.

09 Apr 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

Le 07/04/2015

Dans le cadre de la coopération avec le Gouvernement mauritanien et du soutien qu’il apporte à l’action des partenaires humanitaires et de développement, le Gouvernement du Japon a décidé d’accorder un financement de 11,8 millions de Dollars américains à cinq projets d’assistance aux populations en Mauritanie et de 9,105 millions de Dollars à cinq projets d’envergure régionale.

08 Apr 2015 description

La production céréalière 2014-2015, révisée en mars 2015, pour le Sahel et l’Afrique de l’Ouest se chiffre à 61 612 000 tonnes. Elle est supérieure de 7% à celle de l’année dernière et en hausse de 10% par rapport à la moyenne des cinq (5) dernières années. Le maïs occupe la première place avec une production estimée à 20 385 000 tonnes, suivie du riz (17 325 000 tonnes), du sorgho (13 664 000 tonnes) et du mil (9 183 000 tonnes).

08 Apr 2015 description

The 2014-2015 Cereal production, revised in March 2015, for the Sahel and West Africa stands at 61,612,000 metric tons. It is 7 % higher than the one for last year and 10 % higher than the average production for the last five (5 ) years. Maize ranks number one with a production estimated to 20, 385,000 tons, followed by rice (17,325,000 tons), sorghum (13,664,000 tons) and millet (9,183,000 tons).