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.
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.
Child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050 - UNICEF
NEW YORK/LUSAKA, Zambia, 26 November 2015 – If current levels persist, the total number of child brides in Africa will rise from 125 million to 310 million by 2050, according to a UNICEF report released at the African Union Girls Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, today.
Background of the Gender Profile
WHO declares the end of the EVD outbreak in Sierra Leone
GoL reports new confirmed cases of EVD
Guinea completes two consecutive weeks without a new case
Survivor support high priority for UN Special Envoy for Ebola
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:
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
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.
Summary of WFP assistance
0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
Fourth modification as of 16/10/2015
Liberia’s remaining USAID/OFDA- supported ETUs close
GoG reports one new case during the week of October 26
GoSL approves post-EVD transition plan
Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone continue to address EVD survivor need
Conduct, coordinate and disseminate research on agriculture practices and improved seeds to member states and national research centers.
Support from USAID/West Africa:
2002 to Present
CORAF partners with USAID’s
West African Seed Program.
Ensure continuous access to fortified cooking oil and wheat flour for at least 85 percent of the population of West Africa.
Life of Project:
January 2011 – September 2016
Total USAID/West Africa Funding:
U.S. $2.88 million
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
Helen Keller International
“To devote efforts towards the search for food security and combatting the effects of drought and desertification for a new ecological balance in the Sahel.”
Life of Support:
1973 to Present
Average Annual Funding from USAID:
U.S. $3.4 million
CILSS is the technical arm of ECOWAS and UEMOA.
October 2015 – Trends
Central African Republic, Israel/Palestine, Macedonia, Republic of Congo, South China Sea, Turkey
November 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
- Conflict resolution opportunities
Slow start to rainy season in southern Africa, flooding risks remain in Guatemala, Somalia, and Ethiopia
Africa Weather Hazards
Persistently below average rainfall since August over several bimodal areas of Côte d’Ivoire,
Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria has led to an increase in moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions, resulting in drought.
- Mostly near-average conditions have been observed across West Africa during this past week.
- Heavy rain continues for portions of southern Ethiopia and Somalia, raising flooding concerns in East Africa.
1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of north-central and eastern Ethiopia.