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28 Jul 2015 description

Leaders in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) require timely and compelling evidence about how to strengthen their health systems to improve the health and well-being of their citizens. Yet, evidence on how to strengthen health system performance to achieve sustainable health improvements at scale, particularly toward Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD), fostering an AIDS-Free Generation (AFG), and Protecting Communities against Infectious Diseases (PCID) is limited. The evidence that does exist is scattered, insufficiently analyzed, and not widely disseminated.

27 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 28 juin 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (AOC) a enregistré environ 10 054 cas et 204 décès (Let. = 2.0%) de choléra dans 7 pays. Comparativement à la même époque en 2014, on note dans la région 71% de cas rapportés en moins.

24 Jul 2015 description

Increased rainfall unlikely to overcome deficits in Central America, Hispaniola, and parts of West Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A slightly delayed start to the season with sporadic light rains in recent weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for Gambia and central areas of Senegal. Dry ground conditions have led to delayed planting and have negatively impacted livestock health.

23 Jul 2015 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Thursday 7/23/2015 - 21:53 GMT

At least 10 migrants who were seeking to reach Europe are feared dead after their inflatable dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya, a local prosecutor on the Italian island of Sicily said Thursday.

A UNHCR spokesman had earlier said that the potential toll could reach up to 40, but prosecutor Francesco Paolo Giordino said it would be closer to "about a dozen".

"From what I managed to find out, the victims were on an inflatable boat that was carrying about 100 migrants," said Giordino.

22 Jul 2015 description

Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook July 23 – 30, 2015

  • A delayed onset of rainfall is leading to abnormally dry conditions in Chad as well as Senegal and Gambia.

  • Moisture deficits worsen further in southeast Sudan, Eritrea and northwest Ethiopia with a continued lack of rainfall.

17 Jul 2015 description

Drought develops over Central America, dryness persists in East and West Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the central and northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria. The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas.

16 Jul 2015 description

Aide aux pays partenaires et aux organismes régionaux pour élaborer des politiques plus énergiques

16 juillet 2015, Addis-Abeba – L'Union européenne et la FAO ont lancé un nouveau partenariat visant à renforcer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, l'agriculture durable et la résilience dans au moins 35 pays*.

16 Jul 2015 description

Partner countries and regional bodies will receive support to develop stronger policies in these crucial sectors

16 July 2015, Addis Ababa - The European Union and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a new partnership agreement to boost food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and resilience in at least 35 countries*.

15 Jul 2015 description

Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook July 16 – 22, 2015

  • Moisture increases for portions of the Senegal region; dry areas farther east show little improvement.

  • Moisture deficits deepen in southeast Sudan, Eritrea and northwest Ethiopia with a continued lack of rainfall.

13 Jul 2015 description

L’ESSENTIEL

  • L’arrivée tardive des pluies entraîne la prolongation de la soudure pastorale et le retard du dé-marrage de la campagne agricole.

  • L’indice FAO des prix des produits alimentaires est tombé à son plus bas niveau depuis septembre 2009.

  • La disponibilité globale de céréales demeure satisfaisante dans la plupart des marchés de la région, cependant on observe les premières hausses des prix avec le début de la période de soudure.

10 Jul 2015 description

Irregular rainfall to persist in Central America and Hispaniola; dryness worsens in West Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria. The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and negatively affected cropping activities over parts of this region.

09 Jul 2015 description

Since March 2014 several states in West Africa have been fighting against Ebola. In the last nine months, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) has supported the international aid operations with more than 70 volunteers from the technical-logistical sector. Yesterday, Sunday, the remaining two experts returned from Sierra Leone via Ghana to Germany – time to take stock.

08 Jul 2015 description
  • Rains increase for Nigeria and far Western Africa during the past week.

  • Local parts of southeast Sudan and northwest Ethiopia exhibit increasing rainfall deficits in recent weeks.

08 Jul 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. Par une lettre de son président en date du 23 décembre 2013 (S/2013/759), le Conseil de sécurité m’a informé avoir décidé de proroger le mandat du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (UNOWA) jusqu’au 31 décembre 2016 comme je l’avais recommandé et m’a prié de lui rendre compte, tous les six mois, de sa mise en œuvre.

07 Jul 2015 description

Mise à jour des prévisions agro-hydro-climatique de la saison des pluies au mois de juin 2015

La présente mise à jour porte sur les prévisions des caractéristiques agro-hydroclimatiques pour la saison des pluies 2015 au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest. Elle est basée sur la situation actuelle des températures des surfaces des océans et prend en compte les prévisions des modèles climatiques des grands centres mondiaux de prévision.

07 Jul 2015 description
report ACMAD

Highlights

  • During July to October 2015, Below average precipitation is very likely over coastal part of Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon.

  • Near to below average precipitation is very likely over South Sudan, Uganda Western Ethiopia, North-East of DRC, Northern-west Kenya from July to October 2015.

  • Above average precipitation is likely over Senegal, Southern half of Mali, Southern Mauritania, over Burkina Faso, Western Niger and around lake Chad, from July to October 2015.

07 Jul 2015 description
report European Union

Summary: 6 July 2015, Brussels - Today, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, co-signed new regional funding for cooperation with representatives of regional organisations from West Africa, covering the time until 2020. The so-called Regional Indicative Programme under the 11th European Development Fund amounts to a total of €1.15 billion.

06 Jul 2015 description

Situation Générale en juin 2015, Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-août 2015

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en juin. De bonnes pluies et au moins deux générations seront nécessaires pour que les effectifs augment cet été dans les aires de reproduction estivale traditionnelles du Sahel septentrional d'Afrique de l'ouest et du Soudan ainsi que de part et d'autre de la frontière indo-pakistanaise.

06 Jul 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council informed me of the Council’s concurrence with my recommendation to extend the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) until 31 December 2016, and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.