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28 Jun 2015 description

25 June 2015 – The Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of (UNMEER), Peter Graaff, ended a two-day official visit today in Guinea-Bissau, calling on authorities and citizens to remain vigilant against Ebola.

Peter Graaff arrived in Guinea-Bissau on 24 June with the intention of assessing the country's level of preparedness in case Ebola crosses the border.

27 Jun 2015 description

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.

25 Jun 2015 description

Bissau, 23 June 2015 – The Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Mr. Peter Graaff, is expected to be in Guinea-Bissau for a two-day official visit. The aim of this visit is to take stock of the current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) prevention and preparedness efforts in the country and see with government how the UN can further mobilize support.

22 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 17 mai 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (AOC) a enregistré environ 8787 cas et 170 décès (Let. = 1.9%) de choléra dans 6 pays (Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire, R.D. Congo, Ghana, Niger,
Nigeria, et Togo).

22 Jun 2015 description

Dakar / Ouagadougou, 22 June 2015: The Permanent Interstate Committee for drought control in the Sahel (CILSS) and several United Nations agencies signed today a two-year strategic partnership agreement to strengthen the resilience of communities in the Sahel that are highly vulnerable to food insecurity and malnutrition.

22 Jun 2015 description

Un partenariat pour renforcer la résilience des communautés vulnérables du Sahel

Dakar / Ouagadougou, 22 juin 2015: Le Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS) et des agences des Nations Unies ont signé aujourd’hui un accord de partenariat stratégique pour renforcer la résilience des communautés de Sahel qui font face à l’insécurité et la malnutrition.

17 Jun 2015 description

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There were 24 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) reported in the week to 14 June, compared with 27 cases the previous week. In Guinea, 10 cases were reported from 4 prefectures (Boke, Conakry, Dubreka, and Forecariah). A total of 14 cases were reported from 2 districts (Kambia and Port Loko) in Sierra Leone.

17 Jun 2015 description
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The 2015 Global Peace Index shows that the world is becoming increasingly divided with some countries enjoying unprecedented levels of peace and prosperity while others spiral further into violence and conflict.

The Global Peace Index measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 indicators that gauge the absence of violence or the fear of violence. It is produced annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace.

This year the results show that globally, levels of peace remained stable over the last year, however are still lower than in 2008.

10 Jun 2015 description
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ABIDJAN, 10 June 2015 - West African and Sahel countries are facing increasingly severe impacts of natural and man-made disasters and need to better anticipate and implement measures that spare communities profound devastation and hardship, underscored the 9th Annual Consultation of the Regional Committee on Disaster Management in West Africa (GECEAO) held in Abidjan on 8 - 10 June 2015.

10 Jun 2015 description

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  • In recent weeks, the decline in case incidence and the contraction of the geographic area affected by Ebola virus disease (EVD) transmission that was apparent throughout April and early May has stalled. In total, 31 confirmed cases of EVD were reported in the week ending 7 June: 16 cases in Guinea and 15 in Sierra Leone.

09 Jun 2015 description

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.

08 Jun 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

05 Jun 2015 description

03 June 2015 – In reaction to the launch of 2015 State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI) Report, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (SRSG) for Guinea-Bissau, Miguel Trovoada, said Wednesday in Bissau that political stability is essential for development. "In a society with permanent instability it is very difficult to promote actions that can lead to development and subsequently to poverty reduction."

04 Jun 2015 description

Situation Générale en mai 2015, Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-juillet 2015

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en mai. Aucune reproduction significative n'a eu lieu cette année dans les aires de reproduction printanière de l'Afrique du nord ouest, de la péninsule arabique et de l’Asie du sud-ouest, ou la végétation a continue a se dessécher.

03 Jun 2015 description

General Situation during May 2015 Forecast until mid-July 2015

The Desert Locust situation remained calm during May. No significant breeding occurred this year in the spring breeding areas of Northwest Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and Southwest Asia where vegetation continues to dry out. During the forecast period, low numbers of solitarious adults are likely to appear in parts of the vast summer breeding areas in the northern Sahel, stretching from Mauritania to western Eritrea as well as along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border.

02 Jun 2015 description

La formation initiale des enseignants est une préoccupation majeure en Guinée-Bissau et, depuis 2009, l'UNESCO a travaillé étroitement avec divers gouvernements pour améliorer les qualifications des enseignants et mettre en place un système de la gestion des résultats d'apprentissage.
Un atelier de deux jours a été organisé dans la capitale, Bissau, les 14 et 15 mai 2015 par l'UNESCO à travers l'Institut National pour le Développement de l’Education (INDE) pour réfléchir aux meilleurs scénarios de formation initiale des enseignants et combler les lacunes existantes.

02 Jun 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Mon, 1 Jun 2015 23:21 GMT

Author: Reuters

  • Red Cross withdraws workers after weekend attacks

  • Six new cases reported in north Guinea's Boke

  • One Ebola contact thought to be in Guinea Bissau-WHO

By Makini Brice

DAKAR, June 1 (Reuters) - Violent protests against Ebola controls in a north Guinea town have prompted the Red Cross to withdraw workers, undermining efforts to stop the spread of Ebola into neighbouring Guinea Bissau.