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30 Dec 2011 description

Food Insecurity in the Sahel: Localized IPC Phase 3-Crisis likely after March 2012

  • FEWS NET analysis shows that acute food insecurity in West Africa will reach IPC Phase 3: Crisis level between March and August 2012 in agropastoral areas of Mauritania, Mali,
    Niger, and Chad. The extent and severity of the expected food security conditions are not atypical for any recent year in the region, except for Mali.

29 Dec 2011 description

L’histoire de la présence du CICR au Mali se confond avec les soubresauts qui affectent le nord du pays ces dernières décennies.
Dès 1991 à travers ses représentations de Bamako et Gao, le CICR s’est efforcé d’apporter sa réponse aux besoins des personnes affectées par le conflit armé que connaissait le septentrion du pays. De par son mandat et sa neutralité, le CICR a été et reste l’un des rares acteurs humanitaires présents au Nord Mali.

29 Dec 2011 description

Millet-sorghum harvests currently in process will end early (in December, rather than January, as is typical in West Africa) due not only to rainfall deficits, but also to grasshopper and grain-eating bird attacks on gadiaba sorghum. These late-season attacks further worsened cereal production below the low level predicted in November. In the central Niger Delta, where irrigation of areas of submerged rice was already poor (20-30 percent of area planted), we also expect an early recession of water during while crop development is delayed, due to the late and weak flooding.

29 Dec 2011 description

This 2010 Progress Report on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) was prepared by the member country in broad consultation with stakeholders and development partners, including the staffs of the World Bank and the IMF. PRSPs describe the country’s macroeconomic, structural, and social policies in support of growth and poverty reduction, as well as associated external financing needs and major sources of financing.

28 Dec 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

Par Priyanka Pruthi

NEW YORK, États-Unis, 27 décembre 2011 - Alors même que le combat contre la faim continue dans la Corne de l'Afrique durement frappée par la sécheresse, une autre crise s'installe dans huit pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest.

VIDÉO (en anglais) : le reportage de la correspondante de l'UNICEF, Priyanka Pruthi sur la crise grandissante dans la région du Sahel en Afrique, où plus d'un million d'enfants sont menacés par une malnutrition sévère.

28 Dec 2011 description
report Caritas

La menace d’une grave crise alimentaire se fait jour dans plusieurs pays du Sahel. Caritas Internationalis, le réseau mondial des Caritas, auquel appartient le Secours Catholique, est en alerte et prépare un appel à la solidarité de ses membres.

28 Dec 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Priyanka Pruthi

NEW YORK, USA, 27 December 2011 – Even as the battle against hunger continues in the drought-hit Horn of Africa, another crisis has begun to unfold in eight countries across West Africa.

VIDEO: UNICEF correspondent Priyanka Pruthi reports on the growing crisis in Africa's Sahel region, where more than a million children are at risk of becoming severely malnourished.

26 Dec 2011 description

Period covered by this update: 05 to 21 October, 2011.

Summary: CHF 264,684 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 08 September, 2011 to support the Mali Red Cross in delivering assistance to some 7,500 beneficiaries.

In August 2011, floods that occurred in Mali affected many locations: Tombouctou (cities of Goundam and Gossi); Mopti (village of Sana); Koro; Sikasso; Kidal; Kayes (Diboly); and Koulikoro (prefecture of Kangaba).

23 Dec 2011 description

L’insécurité alimentaire au Sahel: IPC Phase 3-Crise vraisemblable localement après mars 2012

  • L’analyse de FEWS NET démontre que l’insécurité alimentaire aiguë en Afrique de l’ouest atteindra IPC Phase 3 : Crise entre mars et août 2012 environ. La sévérité et l’ampleur de cette Crise est typique dans la région, sauf au Mali.

23 Dec 2011 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 23 December 2011 (IRIN) - While severely high food prices and lower-than-average cereal outputs are already forcing some vulnerable Sahelians into distress responses, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) food security website FEWSNET says messaging on the situation needs to be more nuanced.

It says the links between cereal production and malnutrition have been exaggerated, the complexities of regional market conditions inadequately conveyed, and the need for long-term structural solutions under-emphasized.

22 Dec 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 22 December 2011 – “An estimated one million young children in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa are in danger of becoming severely malnourished in 2012 if the global community does not take action.

“Eight countries across the Sahelian belt are part of this crisis for children. Inadequate rain and poor harvests mean that the ‘lean season’ – when food from the last harvest runs out – could begin in some countries as early as March, rather than as usual in June.

22 Dec 2011 description
Niger + 3 others
West Africa
report Tearfund

The Sahel region of West Africa is facing a looming hunger crisis in 2012 with the UN and governments estimating that more than 12 million people in Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Chad are at risk of food insecurity.

There is a chronic food and nutrition emergency in the region and an on-going livelihoods crisis, which is only worsened by this year’s poor and erratic rains, locust infestations and high food prices.

21 Dec 2011 description

By Dizery Salim

GENEVA, 21 December 2011 – Members of parliament from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Senegal, Uganda and the East African Legislative Assembly came together in Geneva this week to agree on the establishment of a Global Advisory Group for parliamentarians with UNISDR’s Special Adviser on Parliamentarians, Feng Min Kan.

21 Dec 2011 description

ICRC helps vaccinate 4.5 million animals

Niamey/Geneva (ICRC) – With support from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), a major campaign to vaccinate 4.5 million head of cattle and rid them of parasites has just been launched in the northern parts of Mali and Niger and in areas along the border between the two countries.

21 Dec 2011 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2011- The World Bank has approved US$30 million to finance the Mali Strengthening Reproductive Health Project, which aims to improve women’s access to and use of quality reproductive health services, and to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals that fall due in 2015.

19 Dec 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, États-Unis, 13 décembre 2011 - Le vrombissement d'une moto annonce l'arrivée des agents de santé dans un village isolé du district de Kayes, au Mali. Ils amènent le matériel médical indispensable à la survie des communautés privées d'un accès facile aux soins de santé.

Un groupe d'enfants et de femmes les attendent déjà, faisant la queue sur les deux côtés d'une route de village poussiéreuse dans la perspective de la livraison des vaccins et du reste du matériel médical.

19 Dec 2011 description

According to the Senegalese Ministry of Health and Prevention, three cases of yellow fever were notified on 26 October 2011, in Salémata, Kédougou and Saraya health districts, in the eastern part of the country. The affected areas share borders with Guinea and Mali (see map) and cross border movements are common because of gold mines. The risk of spread of this epidemic is therefore high in this subregion, prompting the need to conduct a targeted vaccination response.

17 Dec 2011 description
report UN News Service

16 December 2011 – A United Nations mission to assess the impact of the recent turmoil in Libya on the Sahel region is heading to Mauritania for talks with top officials in the West African nation, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson announced today.

The mission, dispatched by Mr. Ban, has already visited Mali, Niger and Chad, to discuss issues ranging from migration and humanitarian assistance to counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism.

16 Dec 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

NIAMEY, 16 December 2011 – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has contributed US$1,588,000 to UNICEF Niger to support polio eradication. The funds will purchase Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) and will allow the Government of Niger and its partners to immunize up to 3.77 million children in 2011.