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Nigeria + 17 others
Meningitis Weekly Bulletin Week 09 2014

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At week 9 of the 2014 epidemic season, one LGA in Nigeria was in epidemic phase and four districts were in alert phase in Benin, Ghana and Chad:

  • Benin: The district of Tanguieta has remained in alert phase with an AR of 7.4 and the district of Cobly has crossed again the alert threshold with an AR of 7.3;

  • Ghana: The district of Jirapa has crossed the alert threshold with an AR of 5.3;

  • Nigeria: The LGA of Aliero has crossed again the epidemic threshold with an AR of 11.9;

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Burundi + 27 others
OFID’s Governing Board approves fresh funding in its 146th session - Funds to benefit over 30 countries worldwide

Vienna, Austria, March 18, 2014. Meeting in its 146th Session, the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved financing of nearly US$264 million to boost socio-economic development in over 30 partner countries. Of the new commitments, over US$193m will support 10 public sector loans and nine grants. The bulk of the public sector funding will co-finance agriculture, transportation, education, energy, health and water supply and sanitation projects.

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Outbreak Bulletin - Vol. 3 Issue 11, 31 January 2014

A general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and December 2013 is provided in this issue.

Overview of reported outbreaks in WHO African Region

Based on data received from the Event Management System (EMS)*, 72 public health events were reported to the Regional Office between January and December 2013, of which 89% (64 / 72) were due to infectious diseases; with cholera being the most frequently reported infectious event (33%). The distribution of these events is shown in figure 1 and 2 and table1.

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Central African Republic: Overview of evacuation (15 Jan 2014)

EVACUATION OF AFRICAN NATIONALS

After months of crisis, lawlessness and deepening humanitarian needs, on 5 December fighting intensified in the Central African Republic (CAR). One month later, as of 7 January 2014, violence across the country has forced more than 935,000 people to flee their homes. Some 513,000 people have gathered in more than 50 sites in Bangui alone.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Outbreak Bulletin - Vol. 3 Issue 9, 22 November 2013

In this issue, a general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and October 2013, as well as the ongoing outbreaks as reported by Member States is provided.

Overview of reported outbreaks in WHO African Region

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Nigeria + 9 others
2013 Cholera Report Overview West and Central Africa (as of 5 November 2013)

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The current hot spots are: Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea and Sierra Leone, Togo and Benin – ranked in order of importance.

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Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre: Aperçu – Cholera 2013, 4 Novembre 2013

FAITS SAILLANTS

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West and Central Africa: Cholera cases 2013 (as of 1 November 2013)

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Bulletin Humanitaire Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre - septembre 2013

FAITS SAILLANTS

 Il est estimé que 288 000 personnes se sont déplacées à l’intérieur et hors de la RCA depuis le début du conflit de décembre 2012

 Les prix mondiaux des denrées alimentaires ont baissé de 7 points par rapport à 2012, mais ils sont en hausse dans la région

 Menace d’une crise alimentaire en RCA où près de 40 pour cent de la population a besoin d'une aide alimentaire et environ 11 pour cent est vulnérable à une crise alimentaire

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West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - September 2013

The latest humanitarian bulletin for West and Central Africa highlights the crisis in Northeast Nigeria and analyses the effects of rain deficits and floods in the region.

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Mali + 22 others
West and Central Africa: Election calendar (as of 4 September 2013)

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World + 32 others
The Market Monitor - Trends and impacts of staple food prices in vulnerable countries, Issue 20 - July 2013

Global Highlights

• The global cereal price index increased by 9% on a year-on-year basis in the April-June 2013 quarter, mostly driven by nominal price rises of maize and wheat (+7% and +17%, respectively).

• However, on a quarterly basis (Q2 vs. Q1 2013), real global maize, wheat and rice prices2 fell by 5%, 1%, and 2%, respectively. The marked price drop for maize is driven by the improved global stock-to-use ratio of maize (+12% y/y).

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World + 16 others
L’Initiative Présidentielle Contre le Paludisme - Septième Rapport Annuel Avril 2013

Sommaire Exécutif

«Les Etats-Unis vont se joindre à nos alliés pour éradiquer l‘extrême pauvreté au cours des deux prochaines décennies…en sauvant les enfants du monde des morts évitables...» –-Président Barack Obama, Discours sur l’état de l’Union, 12 Février 2013

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Côte d'Ivoire + 19 others
Farmers in twenty African countries get new window of opportunity to significantly increase yield

Efforts to transform agriculture in Africa have received a boost as researchers met under the Support for Agricultural Research and Development of Strategic Crops (SARD-SC)’s event, “Partners, Possibilities and Prospects,” on 15 July 2013 at the 6th African Agricultural Science Week in Accra to draw more support from partners into project.

The SARD-SC project will raise the productivity of maize, cassava, wheat, and rice by 20% in twenty selected countries in Africa.

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Mali + 20 others
Bureau régional pour l'Afrique de l'ouest et du centre - Bulletin - Fond central d'interventions d'urgence, deuxième trimestre 2013

Le CERF alloue plus de 19,8 millions de dollars pour des programmes d’urgence au second trimestre

Le Fonds Central d’Intervention d’Urgence des Nations Unies (CERF) a alloué au cours des trois derniers mois un total de 19,8 millions de dollars au Congo, au Mali, à la République Centrafricaine (RCA), au Sénégal et au Tchad. Cette dotation porte à 47,9 millions de dollars le montant total alloué en 2013 à l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre.

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Mali + 20 others
Regional Office for West and Central Africa Bulletin - Central Emergency Response Fund, Second Quarter 2013

During the second quarter, CERF allocates over US$ 19.8 million for Life saving programs

The United Nations Cenral Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated over the last three months a total of US$19.8 million to Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Congo, Mali and Senegal. This brings to $47.9 million the total amount allocated so far in 2013 to West and Central Africa.

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World + 20 others
The Global Hidden Hunger Indices and Maps: An Advocacy Tool for Action

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Sight and Life
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13 June 2013
Contact:
Trina Stout, 206-948-8847
trina.stout@gmmb.com
www.sightandlife.org

‘Hidden Hunger Index’ Identifies Global Hot Spots of Micronutrient Deficiencies for First Time

New Findings Can Guide Implementation of Recent Lancet Series’ Recommendations to Advance Development through Improved Nutrition

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World + 35 others
Coopération internationale de la Suisse - Rapport annuel 2012

Une stratégie unique qui englobe pour la première fois l’aide humanitaire, la coopération technique et financière, les mesures de politique économique et commerciale et la coopération avec les pays de l’Est : ce tournant important a été salué aussi bien par le Parlement que par l’opinion publique, soulignent le directeur de la DDC Martin Dahinden et Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Secrétaire d’Etat et directrice du SECO, dans le rapport annuel 2012 sur la coopération internationale de la Suisse qui vient de sortir de presse.

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World + 39 others
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) - Annual Report 2012

The just-published 2012 Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation sets out a unified strategy that encompasses – for the first time – humanitarian aid, technical and financial cooperation, economic and trade policy measures, and cooperation with the countries of Eastern Europe. SDC Director-General Martin Dahinden and State Secretary and Director of SECO Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch stress that this important milestone has been welcomed both by Parliament and by public opinion.

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World + 48 others
Global Food Security Update - Issue 10, May 2013

Food security levels are generally better than a year earlier in East Africa and the Sahel, with most areas facing either IPC phase 1 ‘minimal’ or phase 2 ‘stressed’ conditions, thanks to favorable agro-climatic conditions in 2012.