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28 Aug 2015 description

Increased rainfall across Hispaniola due to tropical storm activity

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Widespread, heavy rainfall over the past few weeks has caused flooding over local areas of West Africa. Heavy rain is forecast to continue during the next week, elevating flooding risks over many already saturated areas.

  2. Significant rainfall is forecast to continue over eastern Chad and western Sudan, heightening risks for localized flooding and potential waterborne disease outbreaks.

27 Aug 2015 description
report Insecurity Insight

Agency Reports and Open Source Data

Most of our knowledge about humanitarian security hot spots comes from publicly-reported events. This briefing summarizes confidential information from 10 agencies about a range of security events, from those that severely affect staff to those that affect agencies’ ability to deliver aid.

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

26 Aug 2015 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | mercredi 26/08/2015 - 19:15 GMT

Les groupes armés progouvernementaux maliens qui occupent la ville d'Anéfis, dans le nord du pays, ont refusé mercredi de la quitter comme le demandait la médiation internationale pour apaiser la crise, et la situation était tendue sur le terrain, a-t-on appris de sources concordantes.

26 Aug 2015 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Wednesday 8/26/2015 - 19:18 GMT

Pro-government militias in northern Mali refused Wednesday to pull out of a town they occupied last week, as renewed tensions with Tuareg rebels threatened to torpedo a crucial peace deal in the restive region.

The Platform coalition of loyalist fighters seized the town of Anefis, about 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of the northern city of Kidal in deadly clashes last Monday that left at least 10 dead, according to a source with MINUSMA, the UN mission in the country.

26 Aug 2015 description
  • Abundant rain has continued across a wide portion of West Africa.

  • Despite a recent increase in rain, seasonal deficits have persisted over parts of the Greater Horn of Africa.

1) Although an increase in rain has been observed over Eastern Africa during the past few weeks, seasonal deficits have persisted in south-central and eastern Sudan, western Eritrea, and northeastern Ethiopia due to the delayed onset and uneven rainfall distribution to the June-September season.

26 Aug 2015 description


26 Aug 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Soumaila T. Diarra

OUELESSEBOUGOU, Mali, Aug 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the end of every wet day, Sali Samake walks to a gauge a short distance from the mud brick houses in her village of Tamala in southwest Mali to measure how much rain has fallen.

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26 Aug 2015 description


Biographical Note

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Koen Davidse of the Netherlands as his Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

Mr. Davidse succeeds Arnauld Akodjènou of Benin who concludes his tenure as Deputy Special Representative in September. The Secretary-General is grateful for Mr. Akodjènou’s dedicated service in Mali under challenging circumstances.

26 Aug 2015 description

Ce rapport de synthèse s’articule autour de cinq (05) points à savoir :

  1. Complétude des notes hebdomadaires

  2. Accidents graves / catastrophes

  3. Décès maternels et néonatals

  4. Capacité technique des services

  5. Coopération et partenariat.

25 Aug 2015 description

La situation épidémiologique de cette semaine a été caractérisée par une accalmie pour les maladies sous surveillance.

25 Aug 2015 description


During the 2015 Strategic Response Plan (SRP), The Sahel output indicators were defined in consultation with the regional sector focal points to provide a standard measure of performance for the Sahel. Country Cluster focal points provided their annual targets for each country and started to report on their cluster achievements for each of the output indicators on a monthly basis.

25 Aug 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

In landlocked Mali, access to water is a constant concern. A harsh and unpredictable climate, frequently wracked by drought – not to mention the added difficulty of internal conflict – leaves families in constant fear of hunger, if the rains don’t fall and their crops can’t grow.

To make matters worse, some of the farming methods used are destroying the natural ecosystem of the region, depleting sources of water and fertile land. Children are forced to drop out of school and work, just to help meet their families’ basic needs.

25 Aug 2015 description
report IRIN

ABIDJAN, 25 August 2015 (IRIN) - Twelve-year-old Arouna* stands shirtless in a cocoa field in southwestern Côte d’Ivoire holding a hoe, his ribs clearly visible under his dark skin.

“I have to get up very early each day to be the first in the field with my younger brother, aged 10, to start clearing [the land],” he told IRIN. “I’m so tired.”

24 Aug 2015 description
report IRIN

BAMAKO, 24 août 2015 (IRIN) - La ratification d’un accord de paix historique entre le gouvernement malien et la rébellion à dominante touareg a suscité l’espoir qu’un terme soit enfin mis à des années de troubles. Mais plus de huit semaines plus tard, force est de constater que peu de choses ont été faites pour mettre fin au conflit, et le militantisme regagne du terrain.

23 Aug 2015 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | dimanche 23/08/2015 - 20:26 GMT

La rébellion à dominante touareg dans le nord du Mali a suspendu dimanche sa participation au comité de suivi de l’accord de paix d’Alger, après des heurts armés, a annoncé dimanche un de ses représentants à l'AFP.