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Liberia + 17 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - September 2014

As of 26 September, WHO reports that there are a total of 6,553 cases and 3,083 reported deaths across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Serious shortages of space in treatment centers have reportedly resulted in patients being turned away.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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UNICEF Situation Report # 01 – Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) September 24, 2014

A. Highlights

 An Ebola preparation and response plan of USD 27 million has been elaborated and adopted by the Government of Burkina Faso

 Five suspected cases were investigated, with blood samples sent to France for tests. All suspected cases were confirmed free of Ebola virus infection

 A UNICEF preparation and response plan with focus on communication and supply has been developed within the framework of the Government’s communication plan

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Niger + 5 others
Japan pledges support to help African countries recover from disaster

Tokyo, 26 September 2014 – The government announced today that it will donate US$ 2 million to a United Nations programme to help African nations prepare for disasters.

The money will go to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) ‘Preparedness for Resilient Recovery’ project, which is working to help Angola, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Niger and Rwanda, to better manage and prepare for recovery before disasters occur.

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Burkina Faso : Mise à jour sur la sécurité alimentaire Septembre 2014

L’accès aux nouvelles récoltes améliorera la situation alimentaire dans le nord du pays

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • Pendant que les récoltes précoces de maïs et d’arachide en cours dans la plupart des régions du pays contribuent à renforcer l’alimentation des ménages, dans l’agropastoral nord par contre, les ménages pauvres continuent d’être en insécurité alimentaire aiguë sous Stress (Phase 2 de l’IPC) du fait de la faiblesse de leurs revenus. Ils devront encore attendre le mois d’octobre pour accéder aux premières récoltes de niébé et de mil.

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Burkina Faso + 1 other
Small arms and light weapons marking machines donated to Burkina Faso, Niger, national workshop to be held on arms marking, registration in West Africa

Report
United Nations

DC/3521

AFR/2976

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), through its Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC), jointly with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), will donate a small arms and light weapons marking machine to both Burkina Faso and Niger to fight small arms proliferation. This was made possible by funding from the European Union to UNODA.

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World + 4 others
Child hunger and its long-term effects

BY NOEL MARIE ZAGRE AND GARY QUINCE

Eric Turyasingura chases after a ball made from plastic bags outside his home in the mountains of southern Uganda. Yelling “Arsenal with the ball! Arsenal with the ball!” in his mother tongue, Nkore, he jostles with his younger brothers for possession.

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Mali + 7 others
Sahel - Food Insecurity and Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The rainy season continues in the Sahel following a late start.
  • Insecurity in West and Central Africa has caused population displacement and increased food needs among affected households.
  • The USG has provided more than $276.3 million in humanitarian assistance to the Sahel in FY 2014.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Sommet sur le climat/Burkina Faso : « il est temps de passer aux actes »

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UN Radio

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Le changement climatique chez nous maintenant ce ne sont plus des mots vains c'est du vécu quotidien, a déclaré mardi le Ministre de l'environnement du Burkina Faso, Salif Ouedraogo, qui participait au Sommet sur le #climat2014 tenu au Siège de l'ONU à New York le 23 septembre.

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Mali + 8 others
Sécurité alimentaire et implications humanitaires en Afrique de l'Ouest et au Sahel - N°58 - juillet - août 2014

Sep 2014

L'Essentiel

  • Malgré la reprise des précipitations dans la région, les pays de la façade atlantique connaissent toujours des déficits pluviométriques qui affectent les productions agricoles et pastorales

  • La prolongation de la période de soudure pastorale suite au retard des pluies est à l'origine de mauvais embonpoint des animaux et des pertes de bétail observées dans certain pays de la région (Mali, Sénégal, Niger)

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World + 8 others
OPINION: The Fight Against the Long-Term Effects of Child Hunger Reaches Fever Pitch

By Noel Marie Zagre and Gary Quince

Dr. Noel Marie Zagre, MPH, PhD is UNICEF’s Regional Nutrition Adviser for Eastern & Southern Africa and Ambassador Gary Quince is Head of the European Union Delegation to the African Union.

JOHANNESBURG, Sep 24 2014 (IPS) - Eric Turyasingura chases after a ball made from plastic bags outside his mud-brick home in the mountains of southern Uganda.

Yelling in his tribal tongue, Nkore, “Arsenal with the ball! Arsenal with the ball!” he jostles with his younger brothers for possession.

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Mali + 2 others
Border Security Needs Assessment: Summary - Liptako-Gourma Region: Mali, Burkina and Niger, July 2014

Border communities at risk in the Sahel

In July, Danish Demining Group (DDG) presented the findings from its Border Security Needs Assessment (BSNA) to national border authorities from Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger. Based on the findings, DDG will implement programming that strengthens border security and management, and improves community safety in the Sahel’s Liptako-Gourma region.

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World + 6 others
Empowering girls key to Africa's success, leaders affirm

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “With significant investments in the education of young girls, sexual and reproductive health for youth and adolescents, as well as women’s empowerment in our counties, we will change the face of the Sahel,” President of Chad Idriss Déby said at the United Nations today, during a high-level panel on the potential of young people to drive economic growth in the Sahel region of Africa.

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Mali + 2 others
Border communities at risk in the Sahel

In July, Danish Demining Group (DDG) presented the findings from its Border Security Needs Assessment (BSNA) to national border authorities from Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger. Based on the findings, DDG will implement programming that strengthens border security and management, and improves community safety in the Sahel’s Liptako-Gourma region.

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Ambassador Lane and Regional Journalists View Agricultural Development in Burkina Faso

On September 20, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome David Lane completed a five-day trip in Burkina Faso where he met with farmers, government officials and representatives of non-governmental programs working to improve food security. During the visit, he viewed sites supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the World Food Programme (WFP), The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and their partners.

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Senegal + 10 others
West Africa gears up to contain Ebola spread

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IRIN

As the Ebola caseload tops 5,350, aid agencies and governments in countries not yet affected are gearing up for its potential spread by pre-positioning supplies, training health workers and disseminating prevention campaigns.

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Mali + 2 others
La BAD approuve un budget de 144 millions de dollars US pour des projets et programmes au Mali, en Angola et au Burkina Faso

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Les directeurs exécutifs du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) se sont réunis à Abidjan le mercredi 17 septembre 2014 et ont approuvé cinq projets concernant le Mali, l’Angola et le Burkina Faso pour une valeur de 144,4 millions de dollars US.

16,8 millions d’euros pour la diversification du Moulin moderne du Mali (M3)