To help National Societies combat the unprecedented Ebola outbreak affecting West Africa, IFRC has launched large-scale international Emergency Appeals in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Additionally, it is supporting smaller preparedness and response operations financed under the IFRC’s Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF) in Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Togo, Benin, Central African Republic, Senegal, Chad and Gambia.1
19 septembre 2014 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, et le Conseil de sécurité ont fermement condamné vendredi une attaque la veille dans le nord du Mali qui a tué cinq Casques bleus tchadiens de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation au Mali (MINUSMA).
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Executive Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) met in Abidjan on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, and approved five projects worth US $144.4 million for Mali, Angola and Burkina Faso.
€16.8 million for the diversification of Moulin Moderne du Mali M3
The Board approved a €16.8-million (10.8 billion francs CFA) private sector corporate loan to help Mali’s agro-food company, Moulin Moderne du Mali M3 diversify its activities.
Above-average rainfall improves conditions across Central America
Africa Weather Hazards
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.
19 September 2014 – The Security Council today condemned in the strongest terms yesterday’s attack by an explosive device on a road in Mali, in which five Chadian peacekeepers were killed and three other peacekeepers were severely injured.
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) peacekeepers were traveling on a road between Aguelhok and Tessalit when the explosion happened.
An agropastoral season with heterogeneous crop growth stages, requires close monitoring
From 8 to 10 September 2014, was held in Banjul, The Gambia, the regional consultation on the mid- term assessment of the agropastoral season and the 2014-2015 agricultural and food prospects. This meeting comes within the framework of the operation of the Regional Device for Prevention and Management of Food Crises (PREGEC) in the Sahel and West Africa. At the end of the meeting, participants made the following observations:
The Peace and Security Council (PSC) has an important role to play in supporting talks on the situation in Mali taking place in Algiers. The conclusion of a deal between the various armed groups and the government in Mali is crucial to achieve lasting peace.
The African Union now has to take some tough decisions about its involvement in the fight against Boko Haram in Nigeria. This includes the question of a possible regional intervention similar to the one launched against the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda.
La Commission européenne augmente de 5 millions d’euros l'aide humanitaire qu'elle apporte au Mali. Cette somme permettra à l'Europe d'accorder un soutien supplémentaire aux personnes en situation d'insécurité alimentaire extrême et aux victimes du regain de violence dans le nord du pays. Ce nouveau programme d’aide porte le montant total de l’aide humanitaire au Mali à 40 millions d’euros pour 2014.
Les participants à la réunion restreinte du dispositif régional de veille sur la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest, qui s’est tenue du 18 au 19 juin 2014, Ndjamena au Tchad, font la déclaration suivante:
Les six premiers mois de l’année ont été une épreuve pour la délégation du CICR, tout comme pour les autres acteurs humanitaires au Mali. Malgré les efforts sur le plan politique, la situation sur le terrain est restée volatile, et les enjeux de sécurité sont toujours aussi importants.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR) 60 PER CENT RISE IN ATTACKS AGAINST AID WORKERS
As of this week, 987 hostile incidents against aid workers were reported in 2014, mostly in Bangui and Bambari. Incidents have increased by 60 per cent since May 2014.
DISPLACEMENTS IN MBOMOU
New displacements were registered on 10 September in Mbomou region due to rebel fighting. As of 11 September, there are a total 174,397 IDPs in CAR, and 417,130 people have fled to neighbouring countries. MINUSCA ARRIVES
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:
Seasonal shower activity weakens, leaving many anomalously dry areas as the ITCZ/ITF withdraws across the Sahel.
Heavy September rains lead to flooding, and damaged crops throughout many parts of Uganda.
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.
• 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.