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16 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 22 mars 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 7,037 cas et 138 décès (Let = 2.0%) de choléra dans 6 pays.

*Ces chiffres ne comprennent pas les données de la RD Congo de la semaine 12.

As of 22nd March 2015, 7,037 cases and 138 deaths (CFR=2.0%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries.

*The figures are not taking into account DRC data for week 12.

14 Apr 2015 description

Preface

Beginning in 2011, WHO underwent a restructuring of its emergency work to align it with the ongoing reform of the global humanitarian system led by the Inter-agency Standing Committee (IASC). This report describes the emergency risk and crisis management work of the Organization in 2013 and 2014, in the wake of this restructuring, and provides examples of how its new policies and procedures guided the implementation of specific activities for risk management and emergency response.

14 Apr 2015 description

DAVID J. OLSON

“In Mali, at a family planning clinic, I saw a woman who couldn't afford the services so the clinic staff were sending her home. I said to the staff ‘Do you have a sliding scale [for paying the fee]? She's poor. She needs this. It's good for her. It's good for your country.’”

13 Apr 2015 description

Prévision des caractéristiques Agro-Climatiques de la grande saison des pluies dans les pays du Golfe de Guinée

■ De mars à juin 2015, des précipitations globalement proches de la moyenne à défi citaires sont attendues sur la majeure partie de la région du Golfe de Guinée. Durant cette période, des perturbations pourraient être observées dans la distribution des événements pluvieux.

13 Apr 2015 description

Geneva, 13 April 2015 – As international policy is discussed at the World Water Forum being held in Korea, Giorgio Armani and Green Cross International are pursuing their fifth successive year of partnership in support of communities living in water poverty.

In 2015 they will sponsor new developments in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, China, Bolivia, Mexico – and for the first time – Argentina.

These will join some 80 communities around the world already benefiting from clean water thanks to existing Acqua for Life projects.

10 Apr 2015 description

Ambassador Walter Lindner, Special Representative of the Federal Government for the Fight against Ebola, accompanied by Health Minister Gröhe and Development Minister Müller, has travelled to the region that has been worst affected by Ebola. An additional 200 million euro are to be made available through a special Federal Government aid programme.

10 Apr 2015 description

Ghana - IOM Ghana has launched a project: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Preparedness, Risk Reduction and Response among Migrants, Mobile Population and Border Communities in Ghana with US$400,000 funding from the Government of Japan.

“Border control is key to preventing an outbreak of EVD in Ghana. We are confident that this project will strengthen Ghana’s preparedness for EVD and prevention of similar emergencies in the future, particularly in the most affected border areas,” said Japanese Ambassador to Ghana Kaoru Yoshimura.

04 Apr 2015 description

Rome, Italy | | Saturday 4/4/2015 - 20:04 GMT

Around 318 migrants in distress at sea between Sicily and the coast of Libya were rescued by an Icelandic navy ship taking part in an EU border patrol of the Mediterranean, Italian media reported Saturday.

The ship, the Landhelgisgaeslan, arrived in the evening at the Sicilian port of Pozzallo with the rescued migrants, including 14 children and five pregnant women, who were hospitalised.

Italian police meanwhile have identified eight suspected Tunisian traffickers.

04 Apr 2015 description

Rome, Italie | | samedi 04/04/2015 - 19:21 GMT | 128 mots

Trois-cent dix-huit immigrés de treize nationalités différentes ont été secourus samedi par un navire militaire islandais dans le détroit de Sicile au large de la Libye, ont annoncé les médias italiens.

Le navire, le Landhelgisgaeslan, est arrivé dans la soirée dans le port sicilien de Pozzallo. Parmi les passagers, se trouvaient treize femmes, dont cinq enceintes, qui ont été hospitalisées, ainsi que 14 mineurs.

02 Apr 2015 description

Key Messages

In West Africa, market availability was adequate in February, with supplies from recent 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by the conflict in northeastern Nigeria. The recent opening of borders among Ebola-affected countries contributed to improved trade flows in some areas, following disruptions over the second half of 2014.

01 Apr 2015 description

I. Highlights

  • The cholera outbreak that started in June 2014 has protracted and spilled over to 2015.

  • In 2015, a cumulative total of 434 cases with 4 deaths, a case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.9% reported as of 15 March 2015

  • Greater Accra region continues to record cases each week

  • Need to halt the outbreak before the onset of the rains

01 Apr 2015 description

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.

01 Apr 2015 description

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.

27 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

As of 08th March 2015, 6,482 cases and 134 deaths (CFR=2.1%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries.

*The figures are not taking into account cholera cases and deaths notified in Ghana.

Au 08 mars 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 6,482 cas et 134 décès (Let=2.1%) de choléra dans 6 pays.

*Ces chiffres ne prennent pas en compte les cas et décès rapportés au Ghana.

25 Mar 2015 description
report UN Women

On her first official visit to Ghana as the Executive Director of UN Women from 24-26 March, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will meet with President H.E. John Dramani Mahama and the Minister of Gender, Children & Social Protection Ministry, Honourable Nana Oye Lithur, to discuss the strengthening of collaboration around the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

23 Mar 2015 description

Commentaires :

A la semaine 8 de la saison épidémique 2015, trois (3) districts ont franchi le seuil épidémique et trois (3) autres le seuil d’alerte au Ghana et au Nigeria.

  • Ghana : Le district de Nadom qui avait franchi le seuil épidémique à la semaine 2 est repassé à nouveau en phase épidémique avec un TA de 19.3 et, le district de Daffiama-Buissie-Issa a franchi le seuil d’alerte avec un TA de 6.0

17 Mar 2015 description

Foreword

Migration has been and always will be a fact of life; we have to ensure that it is also a safe process that does not negatively impact the health of migrants and host communities. Population mobility influences, guides and supports economic and social development, social stability, and the greater integration of global processes in countries of origin, transit, destination and return. The healthier migrants are, the more efficient and balanced the future of our integrated and globalized world will be.

17 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2015 – The World Bank Group’s (WBG) Board of Executive Directors today approved a total of US$22 million to strengthen the management and governance of fisheries as well as improve the handling of fish that is brought to shore in Mauritania and Guinea.

16 Mar 2015 description
Executive Summary

UNDP recognizes governance as a key unresolved issue in both the configuration and the reduction of disaster risk. With the aim of protecting development investments and ultimately building people’s resilience, UNDP has made strengthening disaster risk governance a cornerstone of its efforts to understand, reduce and manage risk.