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21 Oct 2016 description


  • Findings of the Ghana Cost of Hunger Analysis (COHA) report indicate that the total losses associated with undernutrition are estimated at USD 4.6 billion, equivalent to 6.4 percent of GDP.

  • A budget revision is underway to extend the Country Programme (CP) to align with the first medium-term phase (2018-2021) of the long term national development plan and WFP country strategic plan.
    Resources need to be mobilized to fund nutrition and school meals activities for 2017.

WFP Assistance

19 Oct 2016 description
  • 274.0 M required for 2016

  • 82.1 M contributions received, representing 30% of requirements

  • 191.9 M funding gap for West Africa

13 Oct 2016 description

WASHINGTON -- Today as leaders and experts from around the world gather in Des Moines, Iowa, for the annual World Food Prize, the U.S. Agency for International Development announced impressive progress toward achieving the goals of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative. The initiative's annual progress report notes that since the start of the initiative, poverty has dropped up to 36 percent in many areas where Feed the Future works and child stunting -- a measure of malnutrition -- has dropped by as much as 40 percent.

13 Oct 2016 description

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 during the past decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.

13 Oct 2016 description

Guatemala, 12 de Octubre 2016
Fuente: Diario de Centro America

Autoridades de Guatemala han interceptado en 2016 a 1 mil 602 migrantes supuestamente africanos, una cifra considerablemente superior a los 13 detectados en todo 2015, informó este martes una fuente oficial.

Fernando Lucero, portavoz de la Dirección General de Migración de Guatemala, dijo que desde enero se incrementó el paso de africanos que recorren el territorio centroamericano con la intención de llegar a Estados Unidos.

13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

12 Oct 2016 description

This report presents DTM Libya’s third round of statistical findings from its Flow Monitoring baseline assessments. It presents the results of data captured on migrants across 6 Flow Monitoring areas in Libya, grouped into 4 regions, between the 5th and the 25th of September 2016, as a result of 57 baseline assessments.

06 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

During a recent trip to Ghana, we presented the baseline findings from an impact evaluation of the “LEAP 1000” cash transfer programme to UNICEF colleagues, government and development partners. LEAP 1000, an extension of Ghana’s Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty programme, targets households with young children. It is designed to improve the nutritional status of children in the first 1000 days of life.

05 Oct 2016 description

Since August 2016 the Government of Niger has been implementing stricter measures to control irregular migration of ECOWAS migrants going into Libya or Algeria without valid documentation. To this end, control operations are in place in the region of Agadez with security forces controlling and turning back vehicles transporting migrants irregularly.

The presence of migrants at the flow monitoring points of Arlit and Séguédine has decreased following these measures with a marked decrease of migrants leaving Niger for Algeria or Libya.

04 Oct 2016 description

El contexto de la situación actual

02 Oct 2016 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

01 Oct 2016 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.

30 Sep 2016 description

Tropical cyclone Matthew expected to impact Hispaniola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Seasonal Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years across the inner Niger delta in Mali.

  2. Low and poorly distributed seasonal rainfall across parts of central Senegal and The Gambia have led to strengthening moisture deficits.