Situation Générale en juin 2015, Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-août 2015
La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en juin. De bonnes pluies et au moins deux générations seront nécessaires pour que les effectifs augment cet été dans les aires de reproduction estivale traditionnelles du Sahel septentrional d'Afrique de l'ouest et du Soudan ainsi que de part et d'autre de la frontière indo-pakistanaise.
The Synagogue Church of All Nations has donated items worth Gh140, 00.00 to the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in support of the June 3 flood and fire victims.
The items included 1000 bags of rice, 400 blankets, 200 mattresses, 200 pillows, 400 plastic baskets, 400 plastic cups, 50 boxes of key soap, and 50 boxes of cooking oil (frytol).
Mr. Justice John Ajet Nasam, a Judge of the Accra High Court presented the items on behalf of Prophet TB Joshua, the General Overseer of SCOAN and Emmanuel TV partners.
Au 14 juin 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (AOC) a enregistré envi-ron 9503 cas et 182 décès (Let. = 1.9%) de choléra dans 7 pays. Cependant, à la semaine 24, seuls 4 pays (Cameroun, R.D. Congo, Ghana et Nigeria) ont notifié les 172 nouveaux cas dont 0 décès. Les données de la semaine 24 indiquent une persistance des cas en R.D. Congo et une relance de nouveaux cas, conséquence prévisible des inondations survenues à Accra le mois dernier.
Brazzaville, 2 July 2015 - As members of an EU/WHO/ACP partnership* to improve access to quality medicines meet in Brazzaville, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, praised progress made and called for greater commitment to ensure that Africans have access to the quality, affordable medicines they need.
- No case was reported in the country as compared to 18 cases in the previous week.
- In 2015, a cumulative total of 636 cases with 6 deaths, a case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.9% reported as of 28 June 2015.
Afrique de l'Ouest: des opportunités sans précédent en matière de croissance agricole
Un nouveau rapport identifie le renforcement de l’intégration régionale comme un levier majeur pour profiter des évolutions de la demande en produits alimentaires et de la croissance démographique
2 July 2015, Rome - West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Poor rainfall across parts of the Sahelian zone will likely cause planting delays in some areas
As the Intertropical Front continues its northward migration but over the region it still remains south of its climatological position resulting in below average rainfall over large portions of the Sahelian zone.
To support the capacity of countries to integrate human rights in their Fast-Track approaches to HIV programming, UNAIDS and the Alliance Nationale Contre le Sida (ANCS) Senegal held a three-day capacity building workshop in Dakar, Senegal from 22 to 24 June 2015.
The workshop highlighted the continued political, legal, cultural, social, and programmatic challenges that hinder efforts to address the HIV epidemic. Participants pointed out that existing programmes to address these challenges in Western and Central African countries remain largely insufficient and inadequate.
A slight decrease in rainfall was observed over West Africa during the past week.
Parts of Eastern Africa have received below-average rain since the beginning of the season.
1) A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria, The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and has already negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas.
A la suite des travaux de la réunion restreinte du dispositif régional de veille sur la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest, qui s’est tenue les 22 et 23 juin 2015, à Bamako au Mali, les participants font la déclaration suivante :
The market situation is characterised by a good supply in the region. The global cereal supply was also reinforced by carry-over stocks in the Central commercial Basin and cross-border trade flows. However, low supply levels were observed in some markets, mainly in areas of conflict in Northern Mali, Northern Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin. Prices of major commodities remained close to the last five-year average, with downward trends in the Eastern and Central Basins.
In West Africa, market availability was adequate in May, 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.
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.
African crops and livestock in a changing climate
June 29, 2015 by Julian Ramirez-Villegas
Cross-posted from the CCAFS blog.
Ghana - IOM in Ghana has distributed 34 solar lanterns to child survivors of trafficking who were rescued from fishing communities along Lake Volta.
The children have since been rehabilitated, reintegrated and enrolled in schools in their communities across four regions in the country. Most of them were rescued in 2011 and since then have received regular support from IOM including individual counselling and monitoring by an IOM Ghana social worker, who raised the alarm regarding the impact that the current power crisis had on the children.
The Nigerian High Commission in Ghana has presented relief items to support victims of the June 3 flood and fire disaster.
The items included 70 pieces of blanket, 91 packs of toilet roll, 200 pieces of buckets, 2 cartons of dettol, 1 carton of cotton wool, 3 cartons of sugar. Others included 7 cartons of milk powder, 10 cartons of juice, 9 cartons of lipton, 56 packs of water, 5 cartons of bar soap, 4 cartons of tablet soap, 7 packs of powered soap and 3 cartons of milo.
La cérémonie de remise symbolique du matériel composé de 35 ordinateurs portables, 64 ordinateurs de table et 64 imprimantes est intervenue le mardi 23 juin denier au ministère de la santé.
Côte d’Ivoire – Forty-eight child victims of trafficking have been rescued and 22 alleged traffickers have been arrested pursuant to the AKOMA Police Operation carried out at the beginning of June 2015.