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02 Dec 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12608

SECURITY COUNCIL
7824TH MEETING (AM)

Root Causes of Conflict, Ebola Aftermath Cited as Civil Society Speaker Highlights Threat of Sexual, Gender-based Violence

Liberia remained stable, but sustaining the progress it had made would require greater investment in the country’s security services as well as commensurate improvements in the justice and correction sectors, the head of United Nations peacekeeping told the Security Council today as it considered the situation in that country and the future of the mission deployed there.

01 Dec 2016 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

01 Dec 2016 description

Although challenges remain, ECOWAS has done well to implement the AU’s Peace and Security roadmap.

BY AMANDA LUCEY

30 Nov 2016 description

Main season harvests maintain income and food availability across Liberia

Key Messages

27 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Food crop production to further recover in 2016

  • Food markets recovered significantly following EVD related disruptions

  • Number of food insecure people estimated at about 21 400

Above-average harvests expected following favourable rains

25 Nov 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 20-26 November 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus and influenza.

25 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • Seven neonatal deaths reported from three counties

  • Twenty-three suspected cases of measles reported from three counties, of which seven were reported from a single facility in Todee district, Montserrado County

  • Eighteen clinically confirmed cases of pertussis were reported from Grand Kru County

  • Thirteen laboratory results received for measles, of which one was positive from Margibi County

25 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Liberia school meals programme will experience a complete in funding shortage in the school meals programme in February. WFP and the Ministry of Education are working on contingency plans and engaging the donor community.

  • WFP is supporting the government with the Liberia Zero Hunger Strategic Review to review critical gaps and assess priorities to reach Zero Hunger by 2030.

23 Nov 2016 description
report Voice of America

SALT LAKE CITY — The Ebola epidemic that swept through Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone during 2014 and the first half of 2015 was by far the worst outbreak of the disease ever, killing thousands of people. Countries with already poor health care systems struggled to contain the early stages of the outbreak, and one of the worst problems they faced was the lack of any quick, reliable way to identify patients infected with the virus.

21 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • Eleven neonatal deaths reported from five counties

  • Twenty suspected cases of measles reported from six counties, of which nine were reported from a single facility in Lofa County

  • Six cases of acute flaccid paralysis reported from three counties with dates of onset from Epi week 38 to 45

  • Nineteen clinically confirmed cases of pertussis were reported from Grand Gedeh County

  • Thirteen laboratory results received for measles, of which one was positive from Bong County

20 Nov 2016 description

Situation des cultures et prévisions des rendements des prinicpales céréales pluviales en Afrique de l’Ouest

Situation pluviométrique

18 Nov 2016 description

Monthly regional mixed migration summary for October 2016 covering mixed migration events, incidents, trends and data for the West Africa region.

17 Nov 2016 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

16 Nov 2016 description

Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes quinquennales, qui indiquent les tendances saisonnières, et aux prix de l'année précédente.

16 Nov 2016 description

The Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Agriculture Organization in Liberia on October 31 signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the statistics and information management systems of the Ministry of Agriculture.

15 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants:

A noter que la complétude des données n’est pas totale sur les 2 dernières semaines. Ainsi la baisse apparente est due à incomplétude des données rapportées et non à une division par 2 de la transmission sur ces dernières semaines.

14 Nov 2016 description

Main harvests and imports maintain seasonally normal food access and availability

Key Messages

  • Main harvests of local rice and cassava since August in the south-eastern region are becoming widespread across the country in October. Rice harvest levels are expected to be generally average, although in some areas they will be slightly below average due to localized protracted dryness during planting or flooding of lowland rice during the rainy season in other areas.