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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 15 April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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‘Task Shifting’ brings Emergency Maternity Care to Burkina Faso Women

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Aminata Kouanda, 20, arrived at the Koupela health post, in eastern Burkina Faso, suffering complications late in her pregnancy. She faced the risk of uterine rupture and required an emergency Caesarean section – a procedure that had long been unavailable in small clinics like the one in Koupela.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook April 17 – April 23, 2014

  • Significantly heavy amounts of rainfall are expected to worsen flooding conditions across eastern Tanzania.

1) Poorly distributed seasonal rainfall since February has led to deteriorating ground conditions in western Angola. As seasonal rains are expected to decline this month, these long-term moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact crop and pastoral conditions for many areas.

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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World + 14 others
Field Exchange No. 47 (April 2014)

• Milling vouchers in South Sudan

• IYCF indicators in small sample surveys

• Surge support to CMAM services in Kenya

• Goat feeding and milk access in Ethiopia

• Nutrition impact and positive practice circles

• Sectoral integration with cash programming

• Barrier analysis on breastfeeding in Mali

• Material support to health posts in Ethiopia

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Burkina Faso + 1 other
In Burkina Faso, some Mali refugees want to grow up to serve

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AlertNet

Author: Misha Hussain

  • Bella ethnic group has served Tuaregs for centuries

  • Campaigners call arrangement slavery

  • Tuareg leader in camp says his group unfairly singled out

By Misha Hussain

GOUDEBOU, Burkina Faso (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ten-year-old Atahib goes to school in the Goudebou refugee camp in the savannah of Burkina Faso, not hoping to become a teacher or a doctor like his classmates. He wants to learn so he can better serve his Tuareg masters.

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Niger + 2 others
Update: TSF's 3rd year on the borders of Mali

2 years on the borders of Mali

The month of March 2014 saw TSF entering into its third year of presence on the Malian borders.

For an information sheet summarising TSF's operations on the Malian borders, click here.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 11 April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Mali + 10 others
West Africa - Seasonal Monitor - April 2, 2014

Key Messages

Timely start to the rainy season in the Bi-modal zone

  • February to March rainfall estimates in conjunction with medium term forecasts indicate that the onset of the long season rains (March to July) began in the Bi-modal zone of West Africa in mid-March, as would be expected in a typical year.

  • Current climatic conditions are favorable for a normal start of agricultural activities in April in the Bi-modal zone.

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Burkina Faso Bulletin des Prix Avril 2014

Le mil, le maïs et le sorgho sont les produits alimentaires les plus importants pour la consommation ménagère. Le mil est le produit de base des ménages les plus vulnérables, tandis que le maïs et le sorgho contribuent aussi au panier alimentaire de la majorité des autres ménages. Le marché de Sankaryare est le plus vaste et le plus important d’Ouagadougou; il approvisionne d’autres marchés du pays et dans la région. Koudougou se trouve dans l'une des régions les plus peuplées du pays, où une majorité des ménages dépend du marché pour son ravitaillement alimentaire.

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Burkina Faso Price Bulletin April 2014

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.

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Nigeria + 12 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

· Two-week increase in IDPs in Bangui, from 177,000 to 203,500. Total in CAR stands at 628,500.

· Over 325,000 CAR refugees in neighbouring Cameroon, Chad, DRC and Congo, more than 89,700 since December 2013.

· Threatening situation for at least 15,000 Muslims, trapped in Bangui and other areas in CAR.

· More than250,000 IDPs in north-eastern Nigeria, according to NEMA assessment.

· 157 suspected cases of Ebola including 101 deaths reported in Guinea as of 7 April.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Burkina Faso + 1 other
Malian refugees in Burkina Faso get solar cookers

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Caritas

Food and water are not always abundant in the Sahel region. But one thing that is, is sunshine.

Caritas has been helping communities in Mentao refugee camp, Burkina Faso, make the most of the region’s scorching heat by providing Malian refugees with solar cookers.

They look like upturned satellite dishes but are incredibly useful in an area where gathering firewood can cause deforestation and problems with the local people over the depletion of resources.

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Burkina Faso + 1 other
Burkina Faso : Rapport trimestriel de coordination humanitaire -1er trimestre 2014

Ce rapport présente la situation humanitaire des mois de Janvier, février et mars 2014. Il a été produit sur la base des informations collectées auprès des partenaires humanitaires.

I. Bref aperçu de la situation humanitaire

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Burkina Faso + 1 other
Réfugiés maliens au Burkina Faso reçoivent cuisinières solaires

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Caritas

L’eau et la nourriture ne sont pas toujours abondantes dans la région du Sahel. Mais une chose l’est : c’est le soleil.

Caritas aide les communautés dans le camp de réfugiés de Mentao, au Burkina Faso, à tirer au maximum profit de la chaleur torride de la région en fournissant aux réfugiés maliens des cuisinières solaires.

Elles ressemblent à des antennes paraboliques retournées, mais sont extrêmement utiles dans les zones où la collecte de bois pourrait provoquer la déforestation, ou même des problèmes avec la population locale, à cause de l’épuisement des ressources.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Le FIDA et le Burkina Faso s’engagent à renforcer la résilience des ménages et favoriser l’intensification des activités agricoles

Rome, 7 avril 2014 – Le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) vient d’accorder un financement supplémentaire de 28,98 millions d’USD dont 50 pourcent sous forme de don au titre du cadre pour la soutenabilité de la dette et 50 pourcent sous forme de prêt à des conditions particulièrement favorables pour améliorer les conditions de vie et augmenter les revenus des ménages pauvres dans trois régions du pays.

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Mali + 3 others
Mali: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of March 2014)

The figures of people in need of immediate food assistance has increased from 812,000 in December 2013 to 1.5 million people in March 2014 according to the findings of the Cadre Harmonisé.
If an adequate food assistance is not provided to these people their figure will reach 1.9 million in June according to the same source.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Nigeria + 7 others
Mediation measures in West Africa

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Peace Direct

April 3 2014: Halima Nuhu outlines some of the organisations working at different political levels to mediate conflicts in West Africa.

The importance of mediation as a peacebuilding tool in any society today cannot be overemphasised. Since gaining independence in the 1960s, Nigeria has played a major role in peace advocacy and conflict resolution and has sought to manage its inter-state relations under the framework of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and other bilateral arrangements with its immediate neighbours.