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24 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Togo

Les frontières terrestres avec le Ghana, le Bénin et le Burkina Faso seront fermées le 24 avril à partir de 21 heures et seront rouvertes que le 26 avril 2015 à 6 heures, a annoncé vendredi le gouvernement. Une décision prise pour garantir des conditions optimales de sécurité pour le scrutin présidentiel qui se déroule samedi.

Des dérogations exceptionnelles pourront être accordées par le ministère de l’Administration territoriale.

Les frontières aériennes ne sont pas concernées par cette mesure

24 Apr 2015 description

SRP REQUIREMENTS US$ 1,986 million

SRP FUNDING US$ 327 million

SRP UNMET REQUIREMENTS US$ 1,659 million

FUNDING OUTSIDE SRP US$ 134 million

24 Apr 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 – The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$23.2 credit and US$11.6 grant for women and adolescent girls’ empowerment to expand their access to reproductive, child, and maternal health services in Burkina Faso. It will also help promote regional knowledge and data on proven gender development programs.

24 Apr 2015 description
report EastAfrican

The Food and Agriculture Organisation has launched a project to stem post-harvest losses in Africa.

Mireille Totobesola, FAO project manager, said the $2.7 million project will give small grants of about $1,000 to smallholder farmers in Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burkina Faso to reduce food losses through the provision of modern storage facilities.

The funding will also support establishment of an online platform, where African governments can pick up some lessons and seek the help of experts who are available on a chatroom.

24 Apr 2015 description
report ACMAD

Climate conditions are favorable for a high vigilance for meningitis cases over eastern Senegal and Gambia, extreme north of Guinea, extreme south of Mauritania, southern Mali and Niger, the whole of Burkina Faso, extreme north of Nigeria and Cameroon, central south of Chad and southeast Sudan.

Moderate vigilance is detected over western Senegal and Gambia, the whole of Guinea Bissau, southern Guinea, northern Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, central north of Nigeria and Cameroon, south of Chad, extreme south of Sudan, northern South Sudan and CAR, and western Ethiopia .

23 Apr 2015 description

OUAGADOUGOU - A ceremony to mark a contribution of dates donated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) was held at the Saudi Embassy here on 16 March.

In attendance were Ben Yahya Ibrahim Khoudair, Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Finance, Dr. Dahir Mootish Alenaze, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Burkina Faso and Jean-Charles Dei, WFP Country Director in Burkina Faso.

23 Apr 2015 description
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Leaders Gather in Jeddah for World Malaria Day; Call for Increased Investment to Save Lives & Advance Development Efforts

22 Apr 2015 description

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). JEU combines UNEP's environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian network. This helps to ensure an integrated approach by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners.

21 Apr 2015 description
report Afrique Verte

Synthèse début avril 2015 : la tendance générale de l’évolution des prix des céréales est à la stabilité au Burkina et au Niger et à la hausse dans le centre et le sud Mali.

21 Apr 2015 description
report European Union

Council conclusions on the Sahel Regional Action Plan 2015-2020

20 Apr 2015 description

Canada supports an initiative to improve access to quality education

April 20, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

20 Apr 2015 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR OCTOBER 2015

17 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

In 2015, UNICEF continued to support 30,659 refugees, including 16,939 children, to access education, WASH, health, nutrition and protection services in and around two refugee camps in the Sahel region (Goudebou and Mentao).

  • Routine vaccination has continued throughout for children in the Malian refugee camps.

17 Apr 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • A la date du 14 avril 2015, quatre régions et cinq provinces sont affectées par la grippe aviaire : le Kadiogo dans la région du Centre, le Sanguié et le Boulkiemdé dans la région du Centre Ouest, le Houet dans la région des Hauts Bassins et le Poni dans la région du Sud ouest.

  • Mortalité à la date du 13 avril 2015: 200 000 poules, 2000 pintades, et 55 canards et dindons.

15 Apr 2015 description

The UNHCR currently manages three refugee camps in Burkina Faso for refugees from the neighbouring country Mali. Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been assigned to provide shelters to the refugees, and their work is partly funded by Sida.

If a country's government does not have the resources to take care of refugees from another country, the UN refugee agency UNHCR can intervene and help manage the task. Through the refugee organisation CONAREF, the Burkinese state decides where in the country the camps should be located.

15 Apr 2015 description

When the armed conflict in Mali flared up in 2012, many people ended up in the middle of the contending parties. Alhader Ag Azar was one of many who took his entire family and fled to the neighbouring country Burkina Faso. He appreciates the safety in the refugee camp, but misses the ability to move around freely.

14 Apr 2015 description

DAVID J. OLSON

“In Mali, at a family planning clinic, I saw a woman who couldn't afford the services so the clinic staff were sending her home. I said to the staff ‘Do you have a sliding scale [for paying the fee]? She's poor. She needs this. It's good for her. It's good for your country.’”