Experts in food security and agricultural production have addressed the issue
19 December 2014, Dakar, Senegal – In addition to the health consequences in West Africa, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has also led to various economic and social disruptions in affected and neighbouring countries.
There have been 18 603 reported cases of Ebola virus disease, with 6915 reported deaths.
Reported case incidence is fluctuating in Guinea and decreasing in Liberia.
There are signs that the increase in incidence has slowed in Sierra Leone. A major operation has been implemented to curb the spread of disease in the west of the country.
No new cases have been reported in Mali since 24 November. All contacts of the outbreak in Bamako have completed the 21-day follow-up period.
The current situation and the SDC’s commitment
The situation in the three worst affected countries - Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea - remains critical. The epidemic is not only having a severe impact on the entire healthcare system of the countries affected but also has serious implications for security, food supplies and the overall economic situation.
To boost fight against Ebola and strengthen community-based services for the future, UNICEF raises appeal to US$500 million
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 12 December 2014 – UNICEF today announced an expanded fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa over the next six months, costing a total of US$500 million – of which just 24 per cent ($125.7 million) has been secured.
Les prévisions régionales de production agricole sont en hausse par rapport à la moyenne des cinq dernières années. Ce niveau de production cache des disparités d’un pays à l’autre.
Les prix des céréales sèches sont supérieurs aux moyennes quinquennales dans les zones de déficits agricoles et de conflit.
Selon le Cadre Harmonisé, 14 530 000 personnes sont en insécurité alimentaire (octobre – décembre 2014).
In a technical meeting in Liberia organized by President Johnson Sirleaf, participants agreed on a Strategic Framework on Cross-Border Collaboration.
ECOWAS Chiefs of Defence Staff have pledged to deploy 192 medical personnel to the most affected countries in the coming six months.
17,800 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been reported in the three most affected countries, where there have been 6,331 reported deaths.
Les taux d’infection d’Ebola ralentissent au Liberia et se stabilisent en Guinée mais continuent d’augmenter en Sierra Leone. De nouveaux cas enregistrés dans la capitale du Mali, Bamako.
700 000 PDI enregistrés au nordest du Nigeria, dans les états d’Adamawa, Borno, et Yobe.
En trois jours consécutifs, près de 15 000 personnes fuient le Nigeria pour se réfugier à Diffa, Niger, suite à l’attaque d’une ville à la frontière.
Ebola infection rates slowing down in Liberia, leveling-off in Guinea, increasing in Sierra Leone. New cases reported in the Malian capital, Bamako.
700,000 IDPs registered in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states in Northeast Nigeria.
Nearly 15,000 people fleeing Nigeria for Diffa, Niger, in three days after border town attack.
Over USD$11 million of humanitarian goods lost in Burkina Faso.
1,000 people evacuated after volcano eruption in Cabo Verde.
ECOWAS Member States have pledged to deploy over the next six months, some 192 military medical personnel to strengthen the fight against the Ebola epidemic in the region’s most affected countries.
Rising from an extraordinary meeting of the Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff (CCDS) in Accra on Monday 8th December 2014, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo pledged to contribute eight military personnel each, including two medical doctors and six other health officers to be rotated every two months.
HUIT DECES SUSPECTS DE LA FIEVRE DE LASSA
Selon les autorités sanitaires, 14 cas suspects de la fièvre de lassa dont huit décès ont été enregistrés au Bénin. 170 contacts au total sont actuellement sous surveillance dans les villes de Tanguieta et Cobly.
EIGHT SUSPECTED DEATHS BY LASSA FEVER
According to health authorities, 14 suspected cases of Lassa fever including eight deaths have been reported in Benin. A total of 170 contacts are currently being monitored in the towns of Tanguieta and Cobly.
In West Africa, staple food markets were well supplied in October with carryover stocks and early grain, tuber, and legume harvests. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in deficit areas of Niger, Chad, and Mauritania and conflict-affected areas of northeastern Nigeria. The Ebola outbreak has led to both official and voluntary restrictions on the movement of goods and people in affected countries, resulting in atypical market trends in some areas.
L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.
COTONOU, Bénin, 27 novembre 2014 - Après l’identification de cas de Fièvre de Lassa dans la zone sanitaire de Tanguiéta-Matéri-Cobly au Nord du Bénin, le Gouvernement soutenu par l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS), le Fonds des Nations pour l’enfance (UNICEF) et les partenaires au développement ont immédiatement démarré la riposte contre l’épidémie.
Cotonou, Bénin | AFP | Thursday 11/27/2014 - 15:48 GMT
Eight people have died in the west African nation of Benin from an outbreak of Lassa fever, while 170 others have been placed under observation, officials said Thursday.
Fourteen suspected cases of the virus have been identified, with two confirmed and eight deaths in the small country bordering Nigeria, said a joint statement from the WHO, Benin's health ministry and UNICEF.
The outbreak has occurred in the north of the country of some nine million people.
WASHINGTON, November 24, 2014—Partners in the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) today announced $107 million in grants to five countries−Benin, Bhutan, Kenya, Laos PDR, and Timor Leste−for country-led initiatives to increase agriculture productivity, reduce poverty, and improve food and nutrition security.