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31 Jul 2015 description

Above-average temperatures and rainfall lead to flooding in Central Asia


Central Asia Weather Hazards

  1. High temperatures during the first half of July have led to mudflows and flooding, damaging infrastructure and displacing populations across eastern Tajikistan.

30 Jul 2015 description


· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.

· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.

· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.

29 Jul 2015 description

Abnormally wet conditions are continuing for several nations in the western Gulf of Guinea region

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

28 Jul 2015 description

N’Djamena, 23 July 2015 - The Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Sahel, Ms. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, held discussions today with the Commander of Operation Barkhane, General Jean-Pierre Palasset, on the security situation in the Sahel and the support of Operation Barkhane to the efforts of the Sahel countries to address the challenges that they are facing.

28 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 July 2015

Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.

27 Jul 2015 description

Dakar, 27 July 2015: Toby Lanzer took up his assignment as Regional Coordinator for the Sahel last week in Dakar. Mr. Lanzer succeeds Robert Piper who has held the position since March 2013.

27 Jul 2015 description

(Dakar, 27 juillet 2015) : Toby Lanzer a pris ses fonctions de Coordonnateur Humanitaire Régional pour le Sahel la semaine passée à Dakar. M. Lanzer succède à Robert Piper qui occupait le poste depuis mars 2013.

27 Jul 2015 description


  • Entre juin et août, environ 7,5 millions de personnes seront confrontées à une crise alimentaire au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest

  • Début tardif de la saison des pluies dans certaines régions du Sahel et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest

  • Insécurité persistente en RCA malgré une diminution des violences

  • Fixation de la date des élections en RCA

  • Résurgence d’Ebola au Libéria

26 Jul 2015 description

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | Sunday 7/26/2015 - 04:16 GMT

by Romaric Ollo HIEN

A serious clash between Burkina Faso's presidential guard and the prime minister has left the west African nation on a political tightrope three months ahead of a key presidential election.

"I shall have done all I can to keep the peace in our country," interim President Michel Kafando recently declared, but he acknowledged being powerless to resolve confrontation.

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
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N’Djamena, Tchad, 23 juillet 2015- Conscients du rôle primordial que jouent les femmes et soucieux de leur prise en compte dans la recherche de solutions aux défis qui menacent la région du Sahel, le Gouvernement de la République du Tchad, en partenariat avec le Bureau de l’Envoyée spéciale des Nations Unies pour le Sahel, le Bureau de l’Envoyée Spéciale de la Présidente de la Commission de l’ Union Africaine pour les Femmes, la Paix et la Sécurité et ONUFEMMES ont organisé du 22 au 23 juillet à N’Djamena, Tchad, sous le patronage de la Ministre de la Femme, de l’Action Sociale et de la …

22 Jul 2015 description

Vienna, Austria, July 22, 2015. Over 30 partner countries stand to benefit from the latest round of financing approved at the 151st Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).

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Grant funding totaling US$4.24m was also approved for the following:

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.

22 Jul 2015 description

Forum régional sur le renforcement du rôle des femmes dans la mise en œuvre des stratégies et initiatives régionales et internationales pour le Sahel

Ndjamena, République du Tchad, 22-23 juillet 2015

22 Jul 2015 description


21 Jul 2015 description
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L'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture a lancé un appel lundi pour 20 millions de dollars afin de financer les opérations d’intervention et de prévention suite à l’apparition de foyers du virus H5N1 dans les élevages de volailles, les marchés et les exploitations familiales au Nigéria, au Burkina Faso, au Niger, en Côte d’Ivoire et au Ghana.