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05 Mar 2015 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this month welcomed a US$122.62 million humanitarian aid package from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to targeted vulnerable people, many of whom are affected by conflict, in 27 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Part of the funds will also support special logistics operations, which WFP runs in four of those countries.

05 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FAO has further raised its estimate of the 2014 world cereal production and its forecast for global cereal stocks. Early prospects for cereal supplies in 2015/16 are mostly favourable, partly sustained by large stocks accumulated over the previous two seasons.

  • FAO’s first forecast for global wheat production in 2015 indicates a likely small contraction, mostly reflecting an expected decline in Europe from last year’s record output.

03 Mar 2015 description

General Situation during February 2015 Forecast until mid-April 2015

03 Mar 2015 description

Kampala, 3 March 2015 — Climate stresses and limited adaptive capacity are increasing Africa´s vulnerability to climate change. For example, Uganda currently is exposed to impacts of climate change as a large majority of its total population is dependent economically on rain-fed agriculture.

03 Mar 2015 description
report Peace Direct

March 2 2015: A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This month’s edition features articles on youth and conflict, adaptation to climate change, and more.

02 Mar 2015 description

L’ambassadeur d’Allemagne au Burkina Faso Son Excellence Monsieur Dietrich Pohl s’est rendu à Ekoulkoala et à Kyon, où le PAM met en œuvre des activités de lutte contre la malnutrition et de renforcement de la sécurité alimentaire financées par l’Allemagne.

02 Mar 2015 description

Key messages

  • While several elections will take place in 2015, the region is experiencing a mix of progress and setbacks, with encouraging transition in Burkina Faso occurring on the back of an alleged coup attempt in Gambia and the escalation of violence in Nigeria.

  • The region has demonstrated a certain degree of resilience towards the economic impact from Ebola outbreak and falling commodity prices. Such impacts have been mitigated and offset by the increasing diversification of West African economies.

02 Mar 2015 description

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 de 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.

02 Mar 2015 description

Ouagadougou – Quelque 1 700 personnes ayant fui les violences qui ont éclaté dans la province de Kompienga, dans l'est du Burkina Faso, recevront dès le 28 février une assistance humanitaire de la Croix-Rouge burkinabé, avec le soutien du CICR.

28 Feb 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Another above-average cereal crop was gathered in 2014

  • Cereal prices stable or declining, reflecting adequate regional supplies

  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed mostly for Malian refugees in northern Sahel region

27 Feb 2015 description

Trois communes de l’extrême nord du pays en Stress

Messages clés

  • Due à l’épuisement précoce de leurs réserves alimentaires ainsi qu’à une absence quasi-totale de fourrage pour leurs animaux, beaucoup de ménages pauvres de l’extrême nord du pays (Zone 8), sont contraints à un exode et à une fréquentation des sites d’orpaillage beaucoup plus accentués que d’habitude pour des revenus. Les mouvements de transhumance vers les zones de pâturage sont plus précoces avec une amplitude plus importante.

27 Feb 2015 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.

25 Feb 2015 description
report Peace Direct

February 25 2015: Burkina Faso is undergoing political upheaval in the wake of the revolution which deposed Blaise Campaoré from power last year. The influence of Campaoré’s former presidential guard continues to be felt, and there are worrying signs that his allies are looking to take over political life. But civil society is determined that they will not succeed, says Boris Somé.

The RSP: a hangover from Compaoré, and a power struggle at the heart of government

25 Feb 2015 description

The World Food Programme's Cash for Assets (CFA) programmes bring immediate benefits to vulnerable communities

In 2013, in the community of Ekoulkoala, in the central-western area of the country, about 1,050 people (175 households) cleared 14 hectares – almost 35 acres – of undeveloped land, receiving cash for their hard work. Now, rather than lying uncultivated, this land is used to produce rice during the rainy season and for gardening in the dry season.

25 Feb 2015 description

Cote D’Ivoire
IDPs Begin to Return Home
Displaced populations in the country’s western Olodio locality and other areas are gradually returning to their villages despite lingering insecurity. Some 3,000 people fled their homes following armed attacks on Dahioké, Grabo and Irato areas in January. Humanitarian actors are assessing the possibility of food distributions in communities of return.

24 Feb 2015 description

Why an assessment of the right to food in West Africa?

23 Feb 2015 description
report Afrique Verte

Synthèse début janvier 2015 : la tendance générale de l'évolution des prix des céréales est à la stabilité dans les 3 pays (Burkina, Niger et Mali).

Niger : la tendance générale des prix des céréales est à la stabilité. Toutefois, quelques cas de hausses ont été observés sur le marché de Zinder (+14% pour le sorgho et +3% pour le mil) et sur celui de Maradi (+8% pour le mil). Des baisses ont été enregistrées pour le mil (- 3% à Dosso), pour le sorgho (- 9% à Dosso) et pour le maïs (- 6% à Zinder et - 3% à Dosso et Niamey).