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27 Nov 2015 description

Key messages

  • AGIR - the Global Alliance for Resilience Initiative - was launched during the Sahel food and nutrition crisis of 2012 with the aim of achieving 'Zero Hunger' in the West Africa Sahel region by 2032. The EU was closely involved in establishing AGIR and continues to provide support.

27 Nov 2015 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants along migratory routes across the globe. This map shows the different paths with a focus on Niger. #MissingMigrants.

20 Nov 2015 description


Enhance food security, economic growth, resilience, and poverty reduction in West Africa through an integrated common market

Life of Program:

5/2015 – 5/2020

Total USAID Funding:


Geographic Focus:

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

19 Nov 2015 description
report ActionAid

The world expects a new global climate agreement to be agreed at COP21 in Paris this year. If this new deal is to help developing countries to cope with and adapt to the impacts of climate change, it must ensure that richer countries provide the necessary financial support to meet these challenges. Without such an agreement, there is a serious risk that the world’s inaction on climate will worsen the inequalities that are already distorting our economies and creating dangerous divisions in our societies.

19 Nov 2015 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Mixed migration trend report for october 2015 covering mixed migration events in: ALGERIA,EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, LIBYA, MALI, MOROCCO, NIGER, SUDAN, TUNISIA, GREECE AND ITALY.

MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS and UNHCR. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

18 Nov 2015 description

UNDP Digitization Initiative Takes Steps To Preserve Historic Climate Data in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Excellent Hachileka

18 Nov 2015 description

In the past decade, 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.

17 Nov 2015 description


"We are raising as much, or more, as we’ve ever raised. Our traditional donors are as generous as ever.
It’s that the number of crises is outpacing the generosity. We need those who have given to us to give more. And we need more donors to support the gap.” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, speaking in August 2015 to Philanthropy Age magazine.

16 Nov 2015 description


  • Preliminary forecast for 2015 harvest points to significant recovery in cereal production after last year’s steep drop

  • Access to food continues to be constrained by high food prices

  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed

Cereal production is expected to recover from last year’s low level

16 Nov 2015 description
report Deutsche Welle

Migrants and refugees from Africa and beyond find shelter in a former major smuggling route to Italy. Karlos Zurutuza reports from Zuwara, Libya.

12 Nov 2015 description

Dakar, le 10 Novembre 2015: Préoccupé par le cycle récurrent d’insécurité alimentaire au Sahel, M. Elhadj As Sy, Secrétaire Général de la Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR) appelle à intensifier l’action et les investissements visant à renforcer la résilience des communautés vulnérables dans la région.

10 Nov 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance: The School Meals Project, “Establishing the Foundation for a nationally owned, Sustainable School Feeding Programme”, focuses on strengthening the overall institutional and policy framework for a national school meals system and consolidating and improving the gains achieved in access to pre-primary and primary education. This is accomplished through direct support for school meals in the most vulnerable regions and districts.

10 Nov 2015 description

For a century, epidemics of meningococcal A meningitis, a bacterial infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord, have swept across 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa killing and disabling young people every year. The disease is highly feared on the continent; it can kill or cause severe brain damage within hours.

10 Nov 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | mardi 10/11/2015 - 00:01 GMT | 423 mots

Le vaccin contre la méningite A, introduit il y a cinq ans en Afrique, a permis d'éradiquer presque complètement cette maladie, mais les nourrissons doivent être intégrés aux programmes de vaccination pour éviter sa résurgence dans 15 ans, selon une étude publiée dans un journal britannique.

09 Nov 2015 description

‘West African dwarf goat’, ‘Djallonké sheep’ and ‘N’dama cattle’ are not words that spring to mind when one thinks of food security, but these three species of livestock are vital to many local livelihoods.

That is why UNOPS has helped local communities develop a sustainable and integrated approach to livestock management, helping to preserve the wellbeing of these species, in an effort to reduce food insecurity.