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28 Feb 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Another above-average cereal crop was gathered in 2014

  • Cereal prices stable or declining, reflecting adequate regional supplies

  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed mostly for Malian refugees in northern Sahel region

27 Feb 2015 description

Trois communes de l’extrême nord du pays en Stress

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  • Due à l’épuisement précoce de leurs réserves alimentaires ainsi qu’à une absence quasi-totale de fourrage pour leurs animaux, beaucoup de ménages pauvres de l’extrême nord du pays (Zone 8), sont contraints à un exode et à une fréquentation des sites d’orpaillage beaucoup plus accentués que d’habitude pour des revenus. Les mouvements de transhumance vers les zones de pâturage sont plus précoces avec une amplitude plus importante.

27 Feb 2015 description

Millet, maize, and sorghum are the most important food commodities for household consumption. Millet is the staple of the most vulnerable households, while maize and sorghum also contribute to the food basket of a majority of all households. Sankaryare market is the largest and most important market in Ouagadougou and supplies other markets within the country and region. Koudougou is located in one of the most populated areas in the country, where a majority of households depend on the market for their food needs. Djibo is in the highly vulnerable Sahelian zone.

25 Feb 2015 description
report Peace Direct

February 25 2015: Burkina Faso is undergoing political upheaval in the wake of the revolution which deposed Blaise Campaoré from power last year. The influence of Campaoré’s former presidential guard continues to be felt, and there are worrying signs that his allies are looking to take over political life. But civil society is determined that they will not succeed, says Boris Somé.

The RSP: a hangover from Compaoré, and a power struggle at the heart of government

25 Feb 2015 description

The World Food Programme's Cash for Assets (CFA) programmes bring immediate benefits to vulnerable communities

In 2013, in the community of Ekoulkoala, in the central-western area of the country, about 1,050 people (175 households) cleared 14 hectares – almost 35 acres – of undeveloped land, receiving cash for their hard work. Now, rather than lying uncultivated, this land is used to produce rice during the rainy season and for gardening in the dry season.

25 Feb 2015 description

Cote D’Ivoire
IDPs Begin to Return Home
Displaced populations in the country’s western Olodio locality and other areas are gradually returning to their villages despite lingering insecurity. Some 3,000 people fled their homes following armed attacks on Dahioké, Grabo and Irato areas in January. Humanitarian actors are assessing the possibility of food distributions in communities of return.

24 Feb 2015 description

Why an assessment of the right to food in West Africa?

23 Feb 2015 description
report Afrique Verte

Synthèse début janvier 2015 : la tendance générale de l'évolution des prix des céréales est à la stabilité dans les 3 pays (Burkina, Niger et Mali).

Niger : la tendance générale des prix des céréales est à la stabilité. Toutefois, quelques cas de hausses ont été observés sur le marché de Zinder (+14% pour le sorgho et +3% pour le mil) et sur celui de Maradi (+8% pour le mil). Des baisses ont été enregistrées pour le mil (- 3% à Dosso), pour le sorgho (- 9% à Dosso) et pour le maïs (- 6% à Zinder et - 3% à Dosso et Niamey).

20 Feb 2015 description

Japan - The Japanese Government has committed additional funds to support IOM’s operations in the face of increasingly complex humanitarian crises.

From its “supplementary budget FY2014,” the Japanese Government will avail a total of US$31.5 million to support IOM activities for vulnerable migrants, internally displaced persons, returnees and affected communities.

20 Feb 2015 description

The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) has signed today, February 19th, 2015, in Khartoum, two loan agreements with Burkina Faso and the Republic of Cameroun, totaling US$ 21,30 million. Details as follows:

Burkina Faso:

A loan of US$ 10 million to assist in financing the “Supply of Drinking Water for “Ouagadougou City” – Phase II project.

18 Feb 2015 description

By Celestine Ouedraogo

Last month, Mr. Dietrich Pohl, the German Ambassador to Burkina Faso, visited resilience and malnutrition activities in the rural communities of Ekoulkoala and Kyon, in the Centre-West region. Both of these activities, supported by WFP, were funded by Germany through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The visit gave the Ambassador the opportunity to see firsthand the impact of Germany’s valuable contribution to assist vulnerable populations and communities.

16 Feb 2015 description

Bruxelles, 16 février 2015

En 2015, l'Union européenne fournira 156 millions d'euros d'aide humanitaire à la région du Sahel, où près de 20 millions d'êtres humains ignorent d'où viendra leur prochain repas et où plus de cinq millions d'enfants souffrent de malnutrition aiguë. Le Royaume-Uni contribue à hauteur de 45 millions d'euros à ce financement de l'Union européenne en faveur du Sahel, qui doit permettre de relever les défis humanitaires dans la région.

16 Feb 2015 description

Summary: 16 February 2015, Brussels - EU boosts humanitarian aid to €156 million in 2015 to meet the increasing needs in the Sahel region

The European Union will give €156 million in humanitarian funding in 2015 to the Sahel region, where close to 20 million people don't know where their next meal will come from and more than 5 million children suffer from acute malnutrition. The UK is contributing to the European Union's funding for the Sahel with €45 million to respond to the humanitarian challenges in the region.