In the past decade, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region.
Conduct, coordinate and disseminate research on agriculture practices and improved seeds to member states and national research centers.
Support from USAID/West Africa:
2002 to Present
CORAF partners with USAID’s
West African Seed Program.
Addis Abéba, le 28 octobre 2015: La Commission de l'Union africaine (UA), en collaboration avec le Centre régional des Nations unies pour la paix et le désarmement en Afrique (UNREC), a organisé une formation de deux jours sur l'identification et le traçage des armes légères et de petit calibre et leurs munitions pour les États membres de la Communauté économique des États de l'Afrique centrale (CEEAC).
NEW YORK, 28 September 2015 - An estimated 500,000 newborn lives have been saved and 100 million women and their newborns protected from the deadly disease, maternal and newborn tetanus, thanks to a ten-year long partnership between Pampers® and UNICEF that helped achieve this milestone.
The partners marked the tenth anniversary of their work today by celebrating the contributions of their joint effort that has helped in the elimination of maternal and newborn tetanus in 17 countries, with the success of the ‘1 Pack = 1 Vaccine’ initiative.
UNODC launches strategy against human trafficking and migrant smuggling in West and Central Africa
7 September, 2015 - UNODC recently launched its Regional Strategy for Combating Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in West and Central Africa. With these two regions considered points of origin, transit and destination for victims of human trafficking and smuggling of migrants, the new Regional Strategy aims to assist the affected countries in dismantling the criminal networks while at the same time protecting the victims of these crimes.
- Pakistan launched a nationwide polio campaign this week to vaccinate more than 35 million children in 163 districts of the country. Approximately 200,000 polio workers are participating in the polio campaign, during which Vitamin A will also be distributed.
A case of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2) has been reported with onset of paralysis on 20 July 2015 in Bamako city, Mali. The virus was isolated from a 19-month old boy of Guinean nationality. The closest genetic match to this case is from a case from Kankan, Guinea, with onset of paralysis on 30 August 2014. The genetic changes suggest that the cVDPV2 has been circulating for more than 12 months. Discussions are currently ongoing with national health authorities to plan and implement an urgent outbreak response.
Cameroon's capital hosts two meetings that started on 24 August and which bring together about 40 participants, including Heads of Veterinary Services, Directors of laboratories and officials of epidemiological surveillance services from Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe.
The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) has a long way to go in preventing regional crises. Many challenges remain in making the infrastructure (especially the Central African Early Warning Mechanism and the Central African Multinational Force) operational and effective, and there is a gap between ambition and reality.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Favourable weather conditions except in northern Woleu-Ntem Province, where crops have been affected by erratic rainfall
Prices of wheat volatile and at high levels since mid-2014
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | dimanche 28/06/2015 - 17:33 GMT |
Près de 200 migrants burkinabè ont été rapatriés samedi du Gabon où ils tentaient de s’installer illégalement, a constaté dimanche un correspondant de l’AFP à Ouagadougou.
Ces migrants qui sont arrivés à bord de trois cars, ont été accueillis par les autorités burkinabè avec à leur tête la ministre de l’Action sociale et de la Solidarité nationale, Nicole Angéline Zan.
Summary: 23 June 2015, Brussels - Today, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, signed the Central Africa Regional Indicative Programme (RIP) of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) for an amount of €350 million for the period 2014-2020.
The signature took place in the presence of Ministers and representatives of the Central African region, the Secretary General of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), and the President of the Commission for Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC).
State of Food Insecurity in Africa shows progress in halving the proportion and the number of hungry people by 2015
Seven countries have reached targets set by the Millennium Development Goals and World Food Summit
The Executive Board at its 136th session noted an earlier version of this report and expressed support for the proposals contained in the draft decision in that report concerning intensified eradication strategies and the removal of type 2 component of the oral poliovirus vaccine.
In the Central Africa Region, the year 2014 was marked significant displacement of people in the Central African Republic (CAR), following continuous acts of violence and political instability. Most of these refugees and migrants moved into Cameroon, Republic of Congo (RoC), and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), while some internally displaced persons (IDPs) were identified and supported by the IFRC and the CAR Red Cross in CAR.
IMF Projects Solid Growth for Sub-Saharan Africa in the Face of Headwinds
Press Release No. 15/179
April 28, 2015
Introducing the April 2015 IMF Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa, Ms. Antoinette Sayeh, Director of the IMF’s African Department commented today: