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25 May 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 581 cases with 5 deaths, a case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.9% were reported as of 3 May 2015

  • Cases on the decline

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

21 May 2015 description

21 May 2015

The Committee on the Rights of the Child today concluded its consideration of the combined third to fifth periodic report of Ghana on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

20 May 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Lisa Vives

NEW YORK, May 19 2015 (IPS) - In the midst of one of Africa’s largest slums, vegetables are growing.

It began as a French initiative to support jobless youth after a spasm of post-election violence in 2008 – and feed them at the same time.

19 May 2015 description

Rome, 18 May 2015 – Today the Government of the Republic of Ghana and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a US$36.6 million loan and $10 million grant agreement to finance the Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP).

This new programme will link smallholder farmers to agribusinesses to enhance growth by helping them access the assets they need to increase their productivity, competitiveness and incomes. The grant component is intended to promote climate change adaptation under IFAD’s Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme.

18 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 19 avril 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 8,239 cas et 151 décès (Let = 1.8%) de cholé-ra dans 6 pays.

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As of 19th April 2015, 8,230 cases and 151 deaths (CFR = 1.8%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries.

18 May 2015 description

While other regions in the country have made great progress on improving nutrition, over 30 percent of children in Ghana's northern region are stunted, a result of inadequate nutrition during early life that has clear links to poor cognitive development, school performance, and even economic growth at the country level. To compete and prosper in the global market, countries need to invest in better nutrition, particularly during the 1,000 day window between pregnancy and a child’s second birthday that is so critical for growth and development.

17 May 2015 description

AMOUNT: EUR 122 608 841

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

The humanitarian situation in Nigeria and neighboring countries such as Niger has worsened over the first months of 2015. An amount of EUR 6 959 205 from the Natural disaster specific objective of financing Decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000 has to be shifted to the Manmade disaster specific objective to cover unforeseen needs.

13 May 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 580 cases with 5 deaths, a case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.9% were reported as of 26 April 2015

  • Cases on the decline

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

13 May 2015 description
report World Bank

Birger Fredriksen and Sukhdeep Brar
with Michael Trucano

This book offers policy options that can help reduce textbook costs and increase their supply. The book explores, in depth, the cost and financial barriers that restrict textbook availability in schools across much of the region, as well as policies successfully adapted in other countries. The book also provides a thorough assessment of the pros and cons of digital teaching and learning materials and cautions against the assumption that they can immediately replace printed textbooks.

12 May 2015 description
report ACMAD

Highlights

  • During June-July-August 2015, Below average precipitation is very likely over southern Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, extreme southern Mali, Western half of Côte d’Ivoire, coastal part of Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria.

  • Below average precipitation is likely over Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, extreme Southern-West Ghana, lake chad region, extreme southern of South Sudan and Ethiopia, northern-east DCR, northern Uganda, and Kenyan from May to August

11 May 2015 description

L’ESSENTIEL

  • Des productions agricoles globalement satisfaisantes au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest pour la campagne 2014-2015.

  • Selon l’analyse régionale du Cadre harmonisé de mars 2015, 4 749 000 personnes sont en situation de crise et d'urgence dans la région en mars et mai 2015.

11 May 2015 description

KEYS POINTS

  • Globally good agricultural production in the Sahel and West Africa 2014-2015 campaign.

  • The regional analysis of the Cadre harmonisé in March showed that 4,749,000 persons will be in a situation of food security crisis and emergency in the region from March to May 2015.

  • From June 2015, the nutritional situation in the Sahel may become worrying, as global acute malnutrition rates are expected to exceed the alert threshold (10 percent) in several areas, and may reach the emergency threshold (15 percent) in some places.

08 May 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 576 cases with 5 deaths, a case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.9% were reported as of 19 April 2015

  • Greater Accra region continues to record cases each week

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

06 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Targeted training for frontline border officials

Border officials from 3 key regions were trained in access to asylum and core international protection principles in preparation for the upcoming elections in neighbouring countries.

Ministerial Committee on Buduburam land inaugurated

The Ministry of Interior inaugurated a six-member committee to investigate and make recommendations to resolve land dispute issues at Buduburam refugee camp.

05 May 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 566 cases with 5 deaths, a case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.9% were reported as of 12 April 2015

  • Greater Accra region continues to record cases each week

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

04 May 2015 description
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General Situation during April 2015
Forecast until mid-June 2015

02 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 05 avril 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 7,837 cas et 142 décès (Let = 1.8%) de choléra dans 6 pays.
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As of 05th April 2015, 7,837 cases and 142 deaths (CFR = 1.8%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries.

01 May 2015 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.