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21 Dec 2014 description

By Krystle van Hoof

In Mali, a recent pastoral crisis, successive droughts and political instability have left many communities in a precarious situation – a situation that could be devastating if another shock hits before they can fully recover.

Building Resilience

21 Dec 2014 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2014—The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$170.2 million for women and adolescent girls to expand their access to reproductive, child and maternal health services in five countries in Africa’s Sahel region and the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS).

The Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Project will also help promote regional knowledge and data on proven gender development programs.

21 Dec 2014 description

KEY POINTS

  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has started his visit to West Africa in Ghana.

  • A warehouse with supplies for the EVD operation caught fire yesterday morning at the main humanitarian logistics base in Conakry, Guinea.

  • In Sierra Leone, WFP has started distributing food baskets to prevent households from going to local markets during the Western Area Surge.

21 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

20 décembre 2014 – S'il a concédé que beaucoup restait encore à faire pour éradiquer l'épidémie d'Ebola en Guinée, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a déclaré samedi que les efforts nationaux, régionaux et mondiaux avaient « considérablement » ralenti la propagation du virus mortel dans le pays, redonnant l'espoir à des milliers de personnes et autorisant les communautés à anticiper une reprise socio-économique.

21 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

20 December 2014 – Cautioning that much remains to be done to wipe out Ebola in Guinea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that joint national, regional and global efforts have “significantly” slowed the spread of the deadly virus, giving hope to thousands of people and providing space for communities to look ahead to socio-economic recovery.

20 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Mauritania continues to suffer from a multi-dimensional crisis related to food insecurity, the high prevalence of malnutrition, the presence of Malian refugees.

• From January to December 2014, as a result of the food insecurity and nutrition crisis, over 16,684 severely malnourished children were admitted and treated within 508 supported health facilities. The close collaboration with the Ministry of Health contributed to reinforce the capacity of 141 frontline staff on management of acute malnutrition as well as increase the coverage.

19 Dec 2014 description

By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC

Doctor Alain Kapete usually wears a calm and quiet demeanour, a temperament volunteers from the Mali Red Cross, with whom he is now working, find rather appealing. But today, standing in the middle of his team, suited up in protective gear, mask, gloves and goggles, Doctor Kapete shrugs and moves about constantly. He is involved in a simulation exercise as part of a training on safe and dignified burials, and he wants to ensure the volunteers comply with procedures.

19 Dec 2014 description

Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed 6,387 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended.

19 Dec 2014 description

Experts in food security and agricultural production have addressed the issue

19 December 2014, Dakar, Senegal – In addition to the health consequences in West Africa, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has also led to various economic and social disruptions in affected and neighbouring countries.

19 Dec 2014 description

Stressed food insecurity expected in northern lake areas beginning in April

Key Messages

National cereal production is up by about 11.7 percent compared to the five-year average, leading to a production surplus. The harvests are allowing for good cereal availability for farming households and good market supply across the country for the 2015 consumption year.

19 Dec 2014 description

Food security improves with average to above-average harvests

Key Messages

Overall cereal production is expected to be average to above average, ensuring average levels of food availability for much of the country. However, localized production deficits due to insufficient rainfall will cause households in the departments of Gao, Bourem, Goundam, and Niafunké and some areas in the northern parts of Koulikoro and Kayes and the Douentza department to deplete their food stocks earlier than usual.

18 Dec 2014 description

La Suède vient d’apporter la première contribution à un panier commun mis en place par le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD), qui servira à organiser les élections communales maliennes de 2015.

Cette contribution de US 6 millions de dollars coïncide avec la fin des travaux de recensement lancés en octobre dernier.

18 Dec 2014 description
report CARE

Alors que les efforts se poursuivent pour contenir l'épidémie mortelle d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest, CARE renforce son intervention pour empêcher que le virus ne se propage au Mali et en Côte d'Ivoire.

Prévenir les comportements à risque au Mali

CARE aide les communautés rurales à prévenir tout comportement à risque qui pourrait favoriser la propagation d'Ebola au Mali

18 Dec 2014 description

Dans le cadre du renforcement du dispositif de prise en charge de la maladie à virus Ebola, deux experts congolais séjournent actuellement au Mali. Ils ont été reçus hier mardi 16 décembre par le ministre de la santé et de l'hygiène publique. C'était en présence du Coordonateur du centre opérationnel d'urgence, le Pr Samba Ousmane Sow.

18 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

17 décembre 2014 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a annoncé mercredi qu'il allait s'envoler dans la soirée pour se rendre dans les quatre pays les plus touchés par l'épidémie d'Ebola, la Guinée, le Libéria, le Mali et la Sierra Leone.

« Je veux voir la réponse (à cette épidémie) par moi-même et afficher ma solidarité envers les personnes les plus affectées », a expliqué M. Ban lors d'une conférence de presse au siège des Nations Unies à New York.