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28 Nov 2014 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:06 GMT

Author: Reuters

PRAIA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Molten lava from a volcano in the Cape Verde archipelago slid towards the town of Cha das Caldeiras on Thursday, threatening to destroy it and a nearby village four days after an initial eruption.

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26 Nov 2014 description


· The fourth day of eruption was marked by a decrease in the intensity of volcanic activity due to inactivity of some chimneys with direct impact on the lava flow.

The lava front has slowdown from 25m/hour, reported on 25.11 to 1-3 m/hour by midday today. Decreased emission of volcanic gases and ashes was also reported.

· The lava front has claimed 5 residential dwellings, and it is dangerously approaching a local elementary school and a tourism infrastructure in Portela.
More houses in the vicinity are also at risk.

26 Nov 2014 description
  • In response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) in South Sudan, over 19,000 children were vaccinated last week in Bentiu Poc, where the two cases were reported. Outbreak response plans are in place to hold three rounds of supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) in high risk areas to stop transmission of the virus.

26 Nov 2014 description

On Fogo Island, the Pico do Fogo volcano erupted on 23 November prompting the evacuation of approximately 1,000 people from the Cha das Caldeiras village. An emergency situation has been declared for the island of Fogo and neighboring island of Brava. The government has provided social housing to be used as shelters. The volcano last erupted in 1995 and a larger eruption occurred in 1951.

25 Nov 2014 description

La campagne agricole 2014-2015 a été caractérisée par une installation tardive. Malgré une meilleure répartition spatio-temporelle de la pluviométrie en août et Septembre, des déficits prononcés ont persisté dans la partie Ouest du Sahel (Cap vert, Mauritanie, Sénégal, Gambie et Guinée Bissau) et par endroits au Mali, au Niger et au Tchad. Dans ces zones, de nombreux cas de ressemis ont été signalés, et des cas d’abandons de parcelles notamment en Gambie et Guinée Bissau.

25 Nov 2014 description

This present first update intends to provide a situation report on the emergency in Cabo Verde after the eruption of the Volcano of Fogo and is produced by the UN Office in Cabo Verde in collaboration disaster management partners. It is published by the UN RC office and covers the period of 23 – 24 November 2014.


  1. The eruption started at 10:00 AM on November 23rd 2014.

  2. Preliminary data showed that the eruptions were anteceded by a series of seismic events captured and reported by the local seismic network.

25 Nov 2014 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW · The Fogo volcano continues to erupt and the lava flows, and as shown in the map above generating two distinct course of lava, one toward the grape fields of Cova Tina (SW) and a bigger front dangerously approaching the community of Portela and Bangaeira.

· The entire island is experiencing a full power blackout as ashes are affecting the distribution grid, thus creating serious constraints to emergency operations. The electrical State company (ELECTRA) requested Civil Protection authorities to provide alternative power supply.

24 Nov 2014 description

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau | AFP | Sunday 11/23/2014 - 18:16 GMT | 324 words

A rare eruption of Cape Verde volcano Pico do Fogo, its biggest in decades, caused the closure of the airport and evacuation of local residents, officials told state radio on Sunday.

No damage or injuries were reported following Saturday's 8:00 pm (2100 GMT) blast but villagers at the bottom of the volcano on the Atlantic island nation were being evacuated over the weekend and a further eruption was reported on Sunday.

There were no immediate details on the intensity of the Sunday blast.

18 Nov 2014 description


  • Another below-average cereal production is expected in 2014

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

  • However, about 30 000 people need urgent assistance

13 Nov 2014 description
  • In Madagascar, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) has been confirmed. The virus was isolated from one case of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) with onset of paralysis on 29 September, and from three healthy contacts. An estimated more than 25% of children remain under-immunized against polio in the country. Madagascar was previously affected by a cVDPV2 outbreak in 2001/2002 (resulting in five cases) and in 2005 (resulting in three cases). Emergency outbreak response is being finalized, with campaigns to be held in December and January.

21 Oct 2014 description

Suite à la toute première Réunion de haut niveau du Partenariat mondial pour une coopération efficace au service du développement, au Mexique du 15 au 16 avril 2014, la Direction de la coopération au développement et de l’action humanitaire s’est dotée d’un plan d’action pour l’efficacité du développement pour les années 2014-2016.

17 Oct 2014 description

Ce mercredi 15 octobre 2014, le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé divers prêts et subventions pour un total de 231 millions de dollars EU. Ce montant doit financer un Programme visant à renforcer la résistance du Sahel à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle (P2RS), destiné à mettre fin aux cycles fréquents de sécheresse et de famine qui frappent le Sahel.

16 Oct 2014 description

In a move aimed at ending the frequent cycles of drought and famine in the Sahel region, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 approved loans and grants amounting to US $231 million to finance a Programme to Build Resilience to Food and Nutrition Insecurity in the Sahel (P2RS).

The programme involves member-countries of the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILLS) – Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

01 Oct 2014 description

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.

27 Sep 2014 description

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.

04 Sep 2014 description
report UN General Assembly


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.

01 Sep 2014 description

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.