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World + 10 others
Ocean stewardship critical to protecting ecosystems, safeguarding world’s food supply, delegates say at conference on Small Island Developing States

DEV/3111

Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States
5th & 6th Plenary Meetings (AM & PM)

APIA, 3 September — Proper management of the world’s vast oceans — the lifeline of the planet — and its rich marine life was vital to end degradation of ecosystems, stem biodiversity loss and ensure the world’s food supply, delegates warned as the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States continued today.

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Mali + 15 others
Afrique de l’Ouest Bulletin Mensuel des Prix - août 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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World + 15 others
La Cooperación Española llevará a cabo un proyecto europeo en favor de la seguridad alimentaria en África Occidental

​​El Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación y el Representante de la UE en Togo, el Embajador Nicolás Berlanga Martínez, firmaron ayer la Convención de Delegación por la que España participará en el proyecto de la Unión Europea (UE) de Apoyo a la Reserva Regional de Seguridad Alimentaria de la Comunidad Económica de Estados de África Occidental (CEDEAO). La firma se realizó en presencia del Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Togo, Robert Dussey, de viaje oficial en España.

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Mali + 13 others
West Africa Price Bulletin June 2014

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.

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PAM Afrique de l’Ouest Newsletter - avril 2014

Au sommaire :

  • Le Sahel menacé par l’oubli et la banalisation, un éditorial signé par la directrice régionale du PAM, Denise Brown

  • Les Nigériens nourrissent les Nigériens, une initiative gouvernementale soutenue par les Nations Unies et L’union européenne.

  • Centrafrique : L’économie à genou, une crise humanitaire de longue durée

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WFP West Africa Newsletter April 2014

A FORGOTTEN CRISIS IN THE SAHEL

WFP is concerned that a lack of funds could compromise efforts to support households in the Sahel, where many are still recovering from the crisis in 2012.

DAKAR- Two years ago, when the Sahel endured one of the most serious food crises in its history, we all stepped up. Humanitarian organizations provided vital support to populations in crisis, thanks to the extraordinary mobilization of governments, partners on the ground, and the international community, who listened and responded quickly to our appeal.

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Mali + 16 others
Afrique de l’Ouest Bulletin Mensuel des Prix Avril 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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Mali + 16 others
Afrique de l’Ouest Bulletin Mensuel des Mars 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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World + 29 others
IPC Newsletter Vol. 3, Issue 3, February 2014

The third issue of the new IPC Newsletter highlights important initiatives and technical developments undertaken at Global Level, among them the Launch of the IPC Global Strategic Programme and Vision (2014-2016), the 3rd Chronic Scale Synthesis Meeting, and the ISS Pilots in Tanzania and Honduras. It also features recent IPC impacts, results and progress achieved at Regional and Country Level in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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World + 8 others
Réduire les risques de catastrophes en Afrique de l'Ouest

Report
IRIN

DAKAR, 18 mars 2014 (IRIN) - Des chercheurs de DARA, une organisation de recherche humanitaire à but non lucratif basée à Madrid, ont développé une nouvelle méthodologie : l'indice de réduction des risques (RRI, selon le sigle anglais). Selon eux, cet indice pourrait aider davantage de pays à évaluer et à réduire les risques d'aléas et de catastrophes naturelles. Une évaluation réalisée dans six pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest avec cet indice a cependant mis en lumière des risques omniprésents et une capacité limitée à réduire la vulnérabilité.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Cabo Verde + 1 other
How Water and Sanitation Bring Dignity to Cabo Verdeans

If Firmino Fernandes has a choice, the answer is easy.

“I prefer having running water and a toilet than electricity,” said Fernandes, a father of five daughters in Cabo Verde. “A thousand times, I prefer this.”

Each day, Fernandes walks with his 12- and 8-year-old daughters for 30 minutes to reach the nearest community fountain. Sometimes that tap is dry, so they continue onto the nearest neighborhood more than a mile away.

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Mali + 15 others
West Africa Price Bulletin February 2014

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.

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Mali + 16 others
Afrique de l’Ouest Bulletin Mensuel des Prix Février 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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Senegal + 3 others
The ICRC regional delegation in Dakar

27-02-2014 Overview

The ICRC protects and assists the victims of violence in Casamance and Guinea-Bissau, and visits those detainees that fall under its mandate. It supports the National Societies and promotes international humanitarian law among armed forces personnel and other weapon bearers. The organization encourages implementation of IHL by the authorities in Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Senegal.

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Mali + 14 others
West African States and Ambassadors endorse move to scale up the regional peace and security architecture

Report
ECOWAS

A Joint Meeting of Regional Ambassadors accredited to ECOWAS and the Technical Committee on Political Affairs has ended in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, with additional recommendations for the operationalization and strengthening of the regional peace and security architecture, particularly rapid and effective diplomatic and military responses to serious emergency situations.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Cabo Verde 11-February-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

•Below average cereal production in 2013

•Food security conditions expected to remain stable in marketing year 2013/14 (November/October), reflecting favourable trends in international food export markets

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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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Mali + 20 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review West Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2013

In the past decade, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region. Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Mali + 16 others
West Africa Price Bulletin January 2014

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.

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Mali + 9 others
Sahel – Disaster Risk Management: Development Operational Plan 2014

1. Executive Summary

The Sahel Regional Representation, based in Senegal, supports National Societies in ten countries: Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. It is part of the larger IFRC secretariat presence in the Africa Zone and reports to the Africa Zone Office.