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29 Mar 2017 description

Analyse régionale de la situation de l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle aiguë

L’essentiel

La consommation alimentaire :
globalement satisfaisante sauf dans le bassin du Lac Tchad, dans certaines poches au Niger, au Mali et au Sénégal.

l’évolution des moyens d’existence :
ils sont durables et protégées, toutefois ils demeurent érodés dans les zones en conflit dans le bassin du Lac Tchad, au Nord Mali et les zones frontalières du Liptako Gourma (Burkina Faso-Mali-Niger).

29 Mar 2017 description

Malgré les disponibilités alimentaires globalement bonnes, l’insécurité civile dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad et le Nord du Mali continue d’affecter négativement les conditions de vie des ménages dans la sous-région entrainant une situation alimentaire et nutritionnelle critique par endroits au Burkina Faso, au nord du Mali, en Mauritanie, au Niger, au nord du Nigeria, au Sénégal et au Tchad.

29 Mar 2017 description

Older people in Africa are involved in all aspects of the migration chain: they are voluntary or forced migrants themselves, they shape the migration experience of others by funding youth migration and being involved in the decision-making process, they also benefit from remittances. Yet, they remain invisible in migration policy, as well as aid and development planning. This briefing tells the untold story of older people in the migration ecosystem in Africa.

27 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • Former President John Kufuor has launched the Ghana Zero Hunger Strategic Review; it is intended to facilitate Government’s goal of eradicating hunger and food insecurity, ameliorate nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.

  • WFP Ghana has successfully handed over the direct implementation of school meals activities to the national school feeding programme, in line with the agreed hand-over strategy in the Country Programme. WFP-supported schools are now on the national school feeding programme.

25 Mar 2017 description

Despite an increase in rainfall, long-term moisture deficits remain in Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and low soil moisture across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

  2. Despite a robust increase in rainfall following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, considerable long-term moisture deficits remain due to well below-average rainfall earlier in the season throughout the northern Madagascar.

23 Mar 2017 description

Crisis Impact

Outbreaks of Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, have been reported in DRC, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Ghana and Kenya. Regionally, around 330,000 hectares of staple crops, especially maize, have been affected. The remaining southern African mainland countries remain at high risk (OCHA 27/02/2017).

23 Mar 2017 description

285.0 M required for 2017

15.0 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirement

270.0 M funding gap for West Africa

21 Mar 2017 description
report Global Communities

“No more crying on the trail,” says Ayishetu Bukari. She is a small, older woman, wearing a bright yellow veil, with many years etched on her face. She gathers with the other women and men of her community under the shade of a neem tree. The community, Daboya No.2, is a mid-size village of 1,100 people living in 75 houses, located in the rural West Mamprusi District of Northern Ghana on the banks of the Nasia River, a tributary of the White Volta.

21 Mar 2017 description
  • Severe weather has been affecting the country over the past 48 h, causing casualties.
  • Local media reported, as of 20 March at 7.00 UTC, 20 deaths and over 11 injuries due to a fallen tree in the municipality of Kintampo (Brong-Ahafo Region).
  • Over the next 24 h, moderate to locally heavy rain may still affect the country.
18 Mar 2017 description

Le contexte de déplacement au Mali reste complexe et fluide. Des mouvements de personnes déplacées résidant actuellement dans les régions du sud vers les régions du nord continuent d'être signalés. Alors que certains ont indiqué être retournés définitivement, d'autres déplacés expliquent faire des allers-retours entre le lieu de déplacement et le lieu d'origine.

18 Mar 2017 description

Large rainfall surpluses remain across broad areas of Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since late December, enhanced seasonal rainfall has resulted in large moisture surpluses and several floods. The risk of additional flooding remains high throughout Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, and southwestern Tanzania.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits, low soil moisture, and poor crop prospects across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

17 Mar 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

At the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul in May 2016, global leaders came together to express their commitment to place people at the centre of decision-making and action. In doing so, they reaffirmed that the scale of current humanitarian issues required greater international cooperation. The Summit triggered a major shift in how the global community will work closer together to prevent and respond to human suffering.

THE ROAD TO A NEW WAY OF WORKING…

14 Mar 2017 description

285.0 M required for 2017

12.0 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirement

273.0 M funding gap for West Africa

13 Mar 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 28 February 2017, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 1,873 people in different locations along the Libyan coast, in Az Zawiyah, Zuwarah, Tripoli and Al Khums. Since 1 January 2017, Libyan local authorities have recovered 117 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe.

07 Mar 2017 description
report Global Communities

When Cholera strikes, it is devastating. It moves quickly, infecting people who unknowingly pass it on to others. High-density communities around city centers are often the hardest hit by an outbreak, and efforts to contain the disease become a race against time. Since the early 1970s, Ghana has reported intermittent Cholera outbreaks, with significant epidemics in the recent past. In 2014, 60 percent of Ghana’s districts reported Cholera infections and in 2014 and 2015 combined, nearly 30,000 new cases and over 250 deaths were reported.

02 Mar 2017 description

OVERVIEW

• Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2016, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

01 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • Former President John Kufuor has launched the Ghana Zero Hunger Strategic Review; it is intended to facilitate Government’s goal of eradicating hunger and food insecurity, ameliorate nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.

  • Kufuor highlighted the high cost of hunger and malnutrition on Ghana’s GDP as revealed by the Ghana Cost of Hunger Study, and expressed the hope for the review to help identify the gaps, partnerships and strategies required to assist in Ghana’s efforts.

28 Feb 2017 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.

28 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Réunion transfrontalière de Douala Octobre 2016 / Douala Cross-border meeting October 2016

Recommandations pour le contrôle et la prévention du choléra dans le bassin du lac Tchad

Recommandations for cholera control and prevention in the Lake Chad basin A l’intention des Ministères de la Santé Publique du Cameroun, Niger et Tchad / To the intention of the Federal Ministry of Health / Nigeria Center for Disease Control in Nigeria

28 Feb 2017 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.