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Burkina Faso + 6 others
Principales conclusions de la 27ème Réunion annuelle du Réseau de Prévention des Crises Alimentaires au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest (RPCA) - Praia - Cap Vert - décembre 2011

La note aux décideurs du Réseau de Prévention des Crises Alimentaires (RPCA) résume les principales conclusions et les propositions de mesures à prendre de sa 27ème réunion annuelle qui s’est tenue du 8 au 10 décembre à Praia au Cap-Vert. La rencontre a rassemblé les acteurs clés de la sécurité alimentaire qui ont conjointement dressé un bilan de la campagne agropastorale 2011/2012 et des perspectives alimentaires.

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Burkina Faso + 6 others
Main conclusions of the 27th annual meeting of the Food Crises Prevention Network in the Sahel and West Africa (RPCA) held in Praia, Cape Verde, in December 2011

The 27 th annual meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network in the Sahel and West Africa (RPCA) took place under the patronage of His Excellency José Maria Neves, Prime Minister of Cape Verde. The aim of this meeting was to

• assess the 2011-2012 agropastoral season and food prospects,

• consider the state of progress of the Charter for Food Crisis Prevention and Management, and

• discuss the issue of “food processing and food security”.

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Benin + 10 others
Food security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel, December 2011

Key Points

  • Sahel Alert: Given the risks of localized food crises in the Sahel, humanitarian ac-tors have developed a Regional Preparedness Strategy.

  • Coarse grain markets in the Sahel and coastal countries, hindering food access on the poorest groups.

Responses are necessary to prevent a food crisis in the Sahel

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Côte d'Ivoire + 15 others
Rapport du Secrétaire général sur les activités du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (S/2011/811)

I. Introduction

  1. Dans sa lettre datée du 20 décembre 2010 (S/2010/661), le Conseil de sécurité a annoncé qu’il prorogeait au 31 décembre 2013 le mandat du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest. Il me priait aussi de lui rendre compte tous les six mois de l’exécution de ce nouveau mandat. Le présent rapport couvre la période allant du 1er juillet au 31 décembre 2011.

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Côte d'Ivoire + 15 others
Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa (S/2011/811)

I. Introduction

  1. In its letter dated 20 December 2010 (S/2010/661), the Security Council agreed to extend the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) until 31 December 2013, and requested me to report on the implementation of the revised mandate of UNOWA every six months. The present report covers the period from 1 July to 31 December 2011.

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World + 14 others
Desert Locust Bulletin No. 399 (December 2011)

General Situation during December 2011

Forecast until mid-February 2012

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Niger + 1 other
Soutien à la vaccination de 4,5 millions d'animaux

Niamey / Genève (CICR) – Avec l'appui du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR), une vaste campagne de vaccination et de déparasitage d’une population animale d'environ 4 500 000 têtes de bétail vient d'être lancée au nord du Mali et du Niger ainsi que dans la zone transfrontalière entre ces deux pays.

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Burkina Faso + 4 others
Sahel and West Africa Food Security Outlook Update December 2011

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.

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Bulletin - le CICR au Mali, une longue histoire

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.

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Mali Current Statement, December 2011

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.

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Poverty Reduction and Strategy Paper - 2010 Progress Report

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.

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Niger + 7 others
Une « urgence pour les enfants » s'installe dans la région du Sahel en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre

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.

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Niger + 3 others
Sahel : alerte à la crise alimentaire

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.

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Niger + 7 others
A 'children's crisis' unfolds in West and Central Africa's Sahel region

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.

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Burkina Faso + 5 others
Sahel et Afrique de l’Ouest - Mise à jour de la Perspective sur la sécurité alimentaire Décembre 2011

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.

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Niger + 5 others
Analysis: Getting early warning right in the Sahel

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.

IRIN:

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Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Niger + 6 others
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the unfolding crisis for children in the Sahel

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.

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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.

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World + 7 others
UNISDR and lawmakers agree on global advisory group

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.

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Niger + 1 other
ICRC helps vaccinate 4.5 million animals

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.