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25 Oct 2016 description

Nigeria - Executive Governor of Katsina State Aminu Bello Masari and IOM last week (20/10) launched the Migration Resource and Response Mechanism (MRRM) project in the north-western Nigerian state, which borders Niger.

IOM Nigeria, in collaboration with IOM Niger, is implementing the project, which is jointly funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the European Union (EU). DFID is providing GBP 80,000 for the community development component of the project, while the EU is providing EUR 50,000 for the group reintegration aspect.

24 Oct 2016 description



21 Oct 2016 description


  • The country office has started pre-positioning food commodities in the 570 schools targeted for the school feeding programme. However, lack of funding could affect distributions from January 2017 which could have a negative impact on the attendance rate.

  • Targeted Supplementary Feeding activities continued in the districts of Karimama where the level of acute malnutrition remains alarming.

19 Oct 2016 description
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Jeunesse: le présent et l’avenir de l’agriculture

Un don de 4 millions de dollars du Fonds fiduciaire de solidarité africain vise à renforcer la création d’emplois dans ces pays

19 Oct 2016 description
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Youth: Present and Future of Agriculture

$4 million Africa Solidarity Trust Fund grant aims to help countries strengthen job creation

19 October 2016, Rome - FAO and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) have joined forces to increase job and business opportunities for young people in rural areas of Benin, Cameroon, Malawi and Niger through a $4 million grant made available by the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund.

13 Oct 2016 description

Chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.

13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

10 Oct 2016 description
report AlertNet

The highly contagious disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes or close contact with contaminated animals, has infected 90 people

By Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An outbreak of Rift Valley fever that has killed at least 28 people in western Niger in recent months could spread to neighbouring Mali and Algeria, health officials warned on Monday.

05 Oct 2016 description

Since August 2016 the Government of Niger has been implementing stricter measures to control irregular migration of ECOWAS migrants going into Libya or Algeria without valid documentation. To this end, control operations are in place in the region of Agadez with security forces controlling and turning back vehicles transporting migrants irregularly.

The presence of migrants at the flow monitoring points of Arlit and Séguédine has decreased following these measures with a marked decrease of migrants leaving Niger for Algeria or Libya.

02 Oct 2016 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

01 Oct 2016 description

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.

28 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants: Zoom sur l’alerte choléra au Congo Brazzaville (22/09/2011)

28 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Du 9 août au 22 septembre 2016, au total, 508 cas ont été enregistrés au Bénin dont 10 décès soit une létalité de 1,96 %. A ce jour, 13 communes sur 77 et 6 départements sur 12 sont touchés.


 La date d’admission du cas index est 09 août 2016 au Centre de Santé de Dékanmè (So-Ava).

 Du 9 août au 22 septembre 2016, au total, 508 cas ont été enregistrés au Bénin dont 10 décès soit une létalité de 1,96 %. La répartition géographique des cas se présente ainsi :

26 Sep 2016 description

Participants in the regional technical consultation on agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa, held from 19 to 21 September 2016, in Lomé, Togo, draw the following conclusions:

1. As part of preparations for the agro-pastoral season, States and their partners provided support to farmers with inputs (seeds, fertilizers, pesticides) and agricultural equipment, even if these efforts have not met the expressed needs.

26 Sep 2016 description

Key Points

  • Relatively well-distributed rainfall in most of the region with above normal in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

  • Normal availability of pastures in the pastoral areas of the region.

  • Increase in the number of food and nutrition insecure people in North East Nigeria, including 65,095 people in phase 5 (famine)

26 Sep 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

UNITED NATIONS, New York/COTONOU, Benin – A coalition of reproductive health organizations is sounding the alarm over the unmet contraceptive needs of hundreds of millions of people. Lack of funding for contraceptives is placing millions of women’s lives at risk.

In many developing countries, donor funding is required to make contraceptives available. Yet funding for these life-saving commodities has persistently fallen short.

23 Sep 2016 description

Cotonou, 23 septembre 2016. – C’est l’une des salles de conférence du Ministère de la Santé qui a accueilli ce 21 septembre 2016, la cinquantaine d’acteurs du domaine de la santé venus procéder à la validation de la nouvelle édition du volume 1 du document de normes et standards pour la construction et l’équipement des formations sanitaires : centres de santé et hôpitaux de zone du Bénin.

21 Sep 2016 description
report The Global Fund

GENEVA - African countries increased investments in the Global Fund as global health partners seek to galvanize all sources of funding to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics, and to build resilient and sustainable systems for health.