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FEWS Mali Food Security Update: 26 Oct 2001

Summary

Rainfall amounts were down as the rainy season drew to a close. However, on the whole, season-long cumulative rainfall totals from May 1 to October 20 were normal to above normal and up from last year.

Aside from localized pockets of drought, which could affect crop yields, harvest prospects for the 2001/02-crop year are generally good. On the whole, grain and industrial crop (cotton) production should be better this year than last. Given such good harvest prospects, monitoring efforts will need to be stepped up to guard against

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Benin + 15 others
West African States on verge of eliminating polio as massive immunization campaign launched

Press Release WHO/45
80 million African children to be protected

Geneva, Lungi, New York - With polio cases at an all-time low in West Africa, 16 countries are renewing their commitment to eliminate the crippling virus as they launch a massive coordinated campaign aimed at reaching 80 million children with oral polio vaccine.

Coordinated or "synchronized" polio National Immunization Days (NIDs) from 19-26 October across West Africa will involve tens of thousands of volunteers and health workers fanning across the region to find and immunize every child under five.

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Benin + 15 others
16 West African countries, 80 million children, one goal - polio eradication

Media Advisory
WHAT: "Synchronized" polio National Immunization Days in 16 countries in West Africa with support from international partners including the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Rotary International.

WHO: Tens of thousands of health workers and trained volunteers will aim to immunize 80 million children under five years of age, including previously unreachable children.

WHEN:

19 October 2001: The launch of the West African "synchronized" polio National Immunization

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Chad + 9 others
IRIN-WA Weekly Roundup 93 covering the period 6 - 12 Oct 2001

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UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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COTE D'IVOIRE: National Reconciliation Forum gets underway

Cote d'Ivoire's National Reconciliation Forum ended its first working week on Friday with presentations from some of the country's religious organisations and political parties. The two-month-long forum, which opened on Tuesday in the economic capital, Abidjan, aims to find solutions to the country's current socio-political crisis.

One of the core issues is the status

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Côte d'Ivoire + 9 others
Bulletin hebdomadaire d'information No. 93 pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest

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NATIONS UNIES
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COTE d'IVOIRE: Début du Forum de réconciliation nationale

Le Forum de réconciliation nationale a achevé sa première journée, vendredi, par la présentation de plusieurs partis politiques et organisations religieuses du pays. Le Forum, qui doit durer deux mois et qui s'est ouvert mardi dans la capitale économique, Abidjan, a pour objectif de trouver des solutions à la crise socio- politique

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Mali: Government calls for aid for flood victims

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ABIDJAN, 10 October (IRIN) - Mali's government has asked the international community to provide relief supplies for some 3,500 flood victims, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a 9 October situation report.
The government, through the Ministry of Security and Civil Protection, has asked the United Nations to provide blankets, kitchen tools, family-size tents, plastic buckets, food and drugs. The worst affected areas are the southern regions of Segou and Sikasso, the northeastern region of Kidal and Koulikoro and the capital, Bamako.
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Mali - Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 2


Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2001/0205
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Mali - Floods
09 October 2001

The Government of Mali requests international assistance

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Floods destroy houses, crops in Mali

Unusually heavy rains have led to serious flooding in Southwestern Mali, according to the local Red Cross. Since June, floods have hit the regions of Sikasso, Kidal, Mopti, Koulikoro and parts of the capital Bamako.
Up to 5,000 people have been affected, and in some villages the local Red Cross reports that 90 per cent of mud-built houses have been destroyed.

Acting alongside local authorities, Mali Red Cross has donated mosquito nets, anti-malarial medicines, clothes, blankets and detergent to 500 of the worst-affected families.

"It's a small gesture of solidarity,"

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Floods destroy 31,400 homes in Mali

BAMAKO, Oct 3 (AFP) - Floods have destroyed 1,400 homes in Mali, where 3,500 people have been left without shelter, officials in the capital of the sub-Saharan west African nation said.

Civil protection services said that 27 villages were affected in the worst-hit regions: Koulikoro, 50 kilometres (about 30 miles) from Bamako, Segou, 240 kilometres (150 miles) to the north of the capital, and Sikasso, 380 kilometres (235 miles) to the south of the city.

Heavy rainfall has caused the Niger river to break its banks, while staff on the Selingue dam, 100 kilometres (60

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