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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16–23 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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World + 8 others
World Bank to Finance 19 Centers of Excellence to Help Transform Science, Technology, and Higher Education in Africa

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World Bank

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$150 million to finance 19 university-based Centers of Excellence in seven countries in West and Central Africa. These competitively selected centers will receive funding for advanced specialized studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related disciplines, as well as in agriculture and health.

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AfDB Board approves US $8.2-million senior loan for medical clinic in The Gambia

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Tunis, a US $8.2 million loan to The Gambia’s Horizons Clinic. The Horizons Clinic project to which the Board approved a US $8.2-million loan involves the design, building and operation of a 60-bed international standard, state-of-the-art medical facility in The Gambia.

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PAM Afrique de l’Ouest Newsletter - avril 2014

Au sommaire :

  • Le Sahel menacé par l’oubli et la banalisation, un éditorial signé par la directrice régionale du PAM, Denise Brown

  • Les Nigériens nourrissent les Nigériens, une initiative gouvernementale soutenue par les Nations Unies et L’union européenne.

  • Centrafrique : L’économie à genou, une crise humanitaire de longue durée

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WFP West Africa Newsletter April 2014

A FORGOTTEN CRISIS IN THE SAHEL

WFP is concerned that a lack of funds could compromise efforts to support households in the Sahel, where many are still recovering from the crisis in 2012.

DAKAR- Two years ago, when the Sahel endured one of the most serious food crises in its history, we all stepped up. Humanitarian organizations provided vital support to populations in crisis, thanks to the extraordinary mobilization of governments, partners on the ground, and the international community, who listened and responded quickly to our appeal.

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Nigeria + 17 others
Meningitis Weekly Bulletin Week 13 2014

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At week 13 of the 2014 epidemic season, two LGAs in Nigeria have crossed the epidemic threshold, and in the other counties, six districts have surpassed the alert threshold:

• Burkina Faso: Nanoro remains in alert with an AR of 7.6;

• Cameroon: Mbengwi has crossed the alert threshold with an AR of 7.1 • Gambia: Jarra West crossed the alert threshold with an AR of 7.0 • Ghana: Yendi and Wa have crossed the alert threshold with the following AR: 5.7 and 5.2.

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Mali + 16 others
Afrique de l’Ouest Bulletin Mensuel des Prix Avril 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.

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Mali + 14 others
West Africa Price Bulletin April 2014

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.

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Tunisia + 3 others
Stranded West African Migrants Rescued at Sea Voluntarily Return Home from Tunisia

Tunisia – A group of 32 Gambians and 24 Malians rescued at sea off Tunisia en route to Europe have voluntarily boarded flights home with IOM assistance.

The migrants were part of a group of 97 migrants rescued by the Tunisian navy off Sfax on 26th February 2014. The 97 included four people identified as refugees, ten unaccompanied minors and one woman.

The West Africans, who travelled through Libya, paid smugglers for passage on a small boat, which ran into difficulties in rough seas between Tunisia and Italy.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 15 April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 11 April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Italy + 6 others
Italy rescues 6,000 people crossing Mediterranean in four days

GENEVA, April 11 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said on Friday the Italian navy had rescued some 6,000 people who had set out from Libya in overcrowded boats over the past four days alone.

Those rescued off the shores of Sicily and Calabria from more than 40 boats included large numbers of women and children, among them newborns and unaccompanied children, a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said.

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Mali + 9 others
Situation Update: The Sahel Crisis - 3 April 2014

The agricultural production of the poorest households in 2013 covered their nutritional needs only until March 2014. They now depend entirely on markets to access food.

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World + 32 others
Price Watch February 2014 Prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, regional 2013/14 grain harvests were 11 percent above average. Markets were well-supplied in February. Production shortfalls in eastern Niger and northern Chad resulted in atypical price increases. Institutional purchases were ongoing in Niger and Mali at normal levels in February. Rice imports from international markets contributed to food availability in coastal countries (Pages 3-5).

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Guinea + 2 others
Cruz Roja activa sus Unidades de Emergencia en Guinea Conakry por el avance del ébola

La OMS solicita que no se califique la situación de ‘epidemia’

La Cruz Roja de los países limítrofes con Guinea, Liberia y Gambia, ultima planes de contingencia y refuerza la preparación de sus voluntarios para llevar a cabo acciones de sensibilización y prevención con la población.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 March – 1 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Mali + 16 others
Afrique de l’Ouest Bulletin Mensuel des Mars 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.

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The Gambia’s women demand a seat at the political table

By Saikou Jammeh

BANJUL, Mar 30 2014 (IPS) - The countdown to the Gambia’s 2016 general elections has begun with a rare move to bring together female politicians from across the divided political spectrum to ensure increased female representation.

This week, local women’s rights NGO Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (Gamcotrap) launched a campaign calling for political reforms to ensure the effective participation of women in all positions of political leadership.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Food Crisis Overshadowed by Regional Conflict

By Matthew Newsome

TUNIS, Mar 28 2014 (IPS) - Still not enough is being done to improve the food emergency in Africa’s Sahel Region as conflict and instability continue to exacerbate any response towards aiding a region where one in eight people suffer from food insecurity.