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Mauritania + 16 others
The 2014 Rainfall Season: West and East Africa

Highlights

Sahel

• The Sahel region has undergone significant and widespread rainfall deficits, leading to significantly below average vegetation levels.

• Worst affected areas are Senegal, southern Mauritania, eastern Niger, NE Nigeria and central Chad • There was some recovery from late July, in particular in Niger and Chad. However, Senegal and Mauritania remained affected by persistent rainfall deficits.

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Liberia + 10 others
UNICEF appeals for $200 million for Ebola response in West Africa

About 8.5 million children and youth live in areas affected by Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia

GENEVA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 16 September 2014 – UNICEF said today it needs over $200 million to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has claimed over 2,400 lives and ravaged communities across West Africa. This is part of a broader, six-month appeal for $987.8 million that governments and humanitarian agencies require to fight the disease.

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SRSG visits Bafatá Region of Guinea-Bissau

10 September 2014 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Guinea-Bissau (SRSG), Miguel Trovoada, visited on Tuesday the Bafatá Region of Guinea-Bissau.

The trip of the Head of UNIOGBIS to the eastern region followed his first visit on 5 September to São Domingos, north of the country. These visits are part of a regular program of contacts with the regional offices of UNIOGBIS.

The SRSG visited the local Administration, the regional hospital and court of Bafatá, as well as the regional Police Station and the Correctional Center.

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Participants on Ebola training fully equipped to care for potential patients

7 September 2014 – The two-day sub-regional training on awareness, prevention and management of Ebola ended today in Bissau with participants fully equipped to care for potential patients.

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SRSG opens sub-regional training on Ebola

6 September 2014 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Guinea-Bissau (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuiding Office in the country (UNIOGBIS) opened today in Bissau, a sub-regional training for medical professionals on Ebola.

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Senegal + 3 others
Training to improve water management in the Sahel

Vulnerable populations in the Sahel region are faced with a number of challenges related to difficult access to water resources. A workshop involving environmental experts, technicians and professionals from the water sector is being held in Bamako, Mali, from September 1 to 9, 2014. In total, 21 participants from Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and Senegal will benefit from this training.

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Mali + 3 others
Formation pour améliorer la gestion des ressources en eau dans le Sahel

Les populations vulnérables des pays de la région du Sahel font face des nombreux défis liés aux difficultés d’accès aux ressources en eau.Un atelier, qui réunit à la fois experts environnementaux, techniciens et professionnels du secteur de l’eau, se tient à Bamako, Mali, du 1er au 9 septembre 2014. Au total, 21 participants en provenance du Burkina Faso, de la Guinée-Bissau, du Mali et du Sénégal bénéficient de cette formation.

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World + 66 others
CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

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Mali + 15 others
Afrique de l’Ouest Bulletin Mensuel des Prix - août 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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World + 23 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 29 - September 4, 2014

Rainfall expected to alleviate some dryness in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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Guinea-Bissau + 3 others
Guinea-Bissau in nationwide anti-Ebola clean-up

08/30/2014 15:33 GMT

BISSAU, August 30, 2014 (AFP) - Guinea-Bissau launched a nationwide hygiene drive on Saturday, declaring itself "on alert" after the announcement that the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa had spread to neighbouring Senegal.

The campaign will involve the cleaning and disinfection of public places "across the entire country" on the last Saturday of every month, Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira's office said.

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Guinea-Bissau + 4 others
Ebola: opération propreté en Guinée-Bissau, en "alerte"

08/30/2014 16:01 GMT

BISSAU, 30 août 2014 (AFP) - La Guinée-Bissau s'est lancée samedi dans une vaste opération propreté, se disant "en alerte" après l'annonce que l'épidémie d'Ebola touche désormais le Sénégal voisin.

Cette campagne de nettoyage et de désinfection des lieux publics doit se dérouler à travers tout le pays tous les derniers samedis du mois, a annoncé le bureau du Premier ministre Domingos Simoes Pereira.

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Liberia + 9 others
WHO Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report 1 - 29 August 2014

This is the first in a series of regular updates on the Ebola Response Roadmap. The update contains a review of the epidemiological situation and response monitoring. This first update provides a baseline against which progress on the full implementation of the roadmap can be measured against core Roadmap indicators over time. Additional indicators will be reported as data are consolidated.

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South Sudan + 10 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 28 – September 3, 2014

  • Above-average rains observed over the Sahel during the past week.
  • Slightly reduced rains recorded in Sudan during the past observation period.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Liberia + 7 others
Sub-Regional Response to the Ebola Outbreak As of 25 August 2014

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

26 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS AFFECTED BY EBOLA (EVD)

4.5 MILLION CHILDREN UNDER 5 LIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS

5.8 MILLION CHILDREN AGED 10-19 LIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• In Liberia, in addition to social mobilization, health and hygiene promotion activities, UNICEF is working with government and NGO partners to develop psychosocial services for families affected by Ebola, and to establish a system of identification and care of children orphaned by Ebola.

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Nigeria + 6 others
Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 31)

Cholera alert Ghana

The cholera outbreak in Accra, Ghana has led to more than 1,000 cases in three weeks. As of 31st of July 2014, at least 1 119 cases of cholera and 17 deaths were recorded in the Great Accra. Nine (9) districts out of sixteen (16) recorded cases. Accra metro and Dadekotpon are the most affected district and account for 87% of cases.

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Senegal + 15 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - August 22, 2014

Generally good cropping conditions for much of the Sahel, except over Senegal and Mauritania

Key Messages

  • There is a low level of skill in forecasting the remainder of the season over Senegal and Mauritania, though available information suggests average rainfall levels for the remainder of the season. Persistent dryness over northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania earlier in the season, though, has the potential to significantly reduce rainfed crop harvests.

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Report of the Secretary-General on the restoration of and respect for constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau (S/2014/603)

1. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolutions 2048 (2012) and 2103 (2013), and covers major political, security, human rights, humanitarian and socioeconomic developments in Guinea-Bissau since my reports of 12 May 2014 (S/2014/332 and S/2014/333).
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Nigeria + 14 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 21 – August 27, 2014

  • Increased rains observed in West Africa during the past observation period.

  • Consistent heavy rains triggered flooding, destroyed houses, and thousands of displaced people in Sudan.

1) Inadequate rainfall distribution since early June has delayed planting and negatively affected crop development in northeastern Nigeria. Although an increase in rainfall was observed recently, continued favorable rainfall amounts are needed to overcome long-term deficits.

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World + 19 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 15-21, 2014

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Severe dryness persists in Latin America and Haiti, with flooding in Sudan and South Sudan

  1. Since early June, seasonal rainfall has been below average and infrequent across northeastern Nigeria, leading to growing moisture deficits. While there is a chance for some relief with increased rainfall forecast during the upcoming outlook period, abnormally dry ground conditions are expected to persist, which still may negatively impact developing crops later into the season.