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03 May 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the first quarter of 2017 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

03 May 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources identified 309 events in 21 countries that affected health workers, health facilities and ambulances in 2016.

The actual number of events affecting healthcare is undoubtedly higher. These 309 events only include incidents reported in open sources and do not reflect actual incident numbers, highlighting the limitations of open-source data. For example, open sources frequently reported the number of health workers killed, less so injuries. If health worker injuries were reported, the number of staff affected was not always given.

02 May 2017 description
report World Bank

La population de l’Afrique augmente rapidement. Très rapidement. Aujourd’hui, l’Afrique subsaharienne abrite plus de 1,2 milliard d’individus et devrait compter 1 milliard d’habitants supplémentaires à l’horizon 2050. L’instabilité économique et politique, le changement climatique et le déclin généralisé de l’emploi dans le secteur agricole ont accéléré l’exode rural. En 2016, près de 40 % des habitants de la région vivent en ville, contre 31 % en 2000.

02 May 2017 description
report World Bank

Water utilities in Africa: How will they cope with a rapidly growing, thirsty population?

Also available in French

02 May 2017 description

At the conference on, “Scaling-Up the Purchase for Progress (P4P) Model of Pro-Smallholder Market Development in Africa: The Vital Role and Impact of the Public Sector,” hosted by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nairobi, Kenya on 10-11 April, 2017, senior African policy makers and key stakeholders from the private sector, civil society, and wider development community adopted this declaration as an affirmation of their strong commitment to scaling up the demand-led model of support to smallholder …

01 May 2017 description

Innovative risk-pooling initiative will give a lifeline to countries in distress

By: Bill Hinchberger
From Africa Renewal: May - July 2017

30 Apr 2017 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

30 Apr 2017 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.

28 Apr 2017 description
report Theirworld

Teachers who fled in the wake of threats and the killing of a school head in the West African country will get psychological support after returning to their classrooms. Dozens of teachers in Burkina Faso who fled into hiding after receiving threats from Islamist militants have returned to their classrooms and will receive psychological support after one of them was killed by suspected jihadists, officials said.

27 Apr 2017 description

Increase in household demand for cereal products in markets

Key Messages

27 Apr 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

1,119 Refugee returnees and host community members participated in sensitization sessions on protection-related issues including social cohesion, early and forced marriages, excision and inter-community conflicts

280 Birth certificates were distributed to Mauritanian refugees in Kayes region to facilitate their access to civil documentation.

FUNDING

USD 40 million requested for the operation

26 Apr 2017 description

"We still have about 10 schools missing teachers due to trauma"

By Emma Farge

OUAGADOUGOU, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of teachers in Burkina Faso who fled into hiding after receiving threats from Islamist militants have returned to their classrooms and will receive psychological support after one of them was killed by suspected jihadists, officials said.

26 Apr 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.

This week, one new event has been reported: an outbreak of hepatitis E in Niger.

25 Apr 2017 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 25 Apr 2017.

WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs

The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.

It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.  

25 Apr 2017 description

Projected food assistance needs for October 2017