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World + 4 others
Secretary-General, in message to committee, says counter-terrorism actions must be consistent with international human rights, humanitarian law

SG/SM/16225

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki‑moon’s message, as delivered by Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, to the open briefing of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, in New York on 30 September:

I thank the Government of Morocco and the Counter-Terrorism Committee’s Executive Directorate for convening this open briefing.

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World + 69 others
CrisisWatch N°134 - 1 October 2014

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

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Somalia + 14 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook October 2 – October 8, 2014

  • Favorable, late-season rains continued throughout many regions of West Africa during the last week.
  • Significantly heavy rainfall forecast over northern Somalia and eastern Ethiopia.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Burkina Faso Bulletin des Prix - septembre 2014

Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes quinquennales, qui indiquent les tendances saisonnières, et aux prix de l'année précédente

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Mali + 15 others
Afrique de l’Ouest Bulletin Mensuel des Prix - septembre 2014

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.

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Burkina Faso Price Bulletin - September 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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World + 25 others
Price Watch September 2014 Prices

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, staple food markets were well-supplied in August, with carryover stocks and early grain, tuber, and legume harvests. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in deficit areas of Niger, Chad, and Mauritania and conflict-affected areas of northeastern Nigeria. The Ebola outbreak has led to both official and voluntary restrictions on the movement of goods and people in affected countries, resulting in atypical market trends in some areas.

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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