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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.

26 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

20 Nov 2015 description


  • 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

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.

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.

09 Nov 2015 description


Fourth modification as of 16/10/2015

06 Nov 2015 description


  • 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

05 Nov 2015 description

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

Linked Programs:
CORAF partners with USAID’s
West African Seed Program.

05 Nov 2015 description

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

Geographic Scope:
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

Implementing Partner:
Helen Keller International

03 Nov 2015 description

CILSS Mission:
“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

Linked Institutions:
CILSS is the technical arm of ECOWAS and UEMOA.

02 Nov 2015 description

October 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Central African Republic, Israel/Palestine, Macedonia, Republic of Congo, South China Sea, Turkey

  • Improved situations

November 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts

  • Conflict resolution opportunities
30 Oct 2015 description

Slow start to rainy season in southern Africa, flooding risks remain in Guatemala, Somalia, and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. 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.

28 Oct 2015 description
  • 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.