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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 28 – September 3, 2014

Above-average rains observed over the Sahel during the past week.
Slightly reduced rains recorded in Sudan during the past observation period.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Guinea + 7 others
Sub-Regional Response to the Ebola Outbreak - Affected Countries: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone - Countries of Concern: Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Senegal

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UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

26 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS AFFECTED BY EBOLA (EVD)

4.5 MILLION CHILDREN UNDER 5 LIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS

5.8 MILLION CHILDREN AGED 10-19 LIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• In Liberia, in addition to social mobilization, health and hygiene promotion activities, UNICEF is working with government and NGO partners to develop psychosocial services for families affected by Ebola, and to establish a system of identification and care of children orphaned by Ebola.

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World + 48 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Liberia + 6 others
Debunking 5 Myths About Ebola in West Africa

By Michael Stulman

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by partnering with local community leaders to raise awareness about the virus. The focus is on how it is spread and what can be done to prevent transmission.

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Senegal + 15 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - August 22, 2014

Generally good cropping conditions for much of the Sahel, except over Senegal and Mauritania

Key Messages

  • There is a low level of skill in forecasting the remainder of the season over Senegal and Mauritania, though available information suggests average rainfall levels for the remainder of the season. Persistent dryness over northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania earlier in the season, though, has the potential to significantly reduce rainfed crop harvests.

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World + 23 others
Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Mali + 14 others
Bulletin d’information sur la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel et en Afrique de l’ouest - juillet 2014

Situation alimentaire satisfaisante dans la région, exceptée par endroits en zones sahéliennes pastorales et agropastorales.

MESSAGES CLÉS

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 22 August 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 12 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 22-28, 2014

Dryness expected to continue in much of Central America, Haiti, and Central Asia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since early June, poor rainfall distribution has delayed planting and hurt crop development in northeastern Nigeria. Although an increase in rainfall was observed recently, continued favorable rainfall amounts are needed to overcome long-term deficits.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel : Report on 2013 Humanitarian Operations - Burkina Faso, Chad, the Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Cameroon, Nigeria and Senegal, July 2014

A new report offers a snapshot of the scope and breadth of the humanitarian footprint in the Sahel and highlights some of the main challenges faced by aid organisations and how they adapted to them.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Nigeria + 14 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 21 – August 27, 2014

  • Increased rains observed in West Africa during the past observation period.

  • Consistent heavy rains triggered flooding, destroyed houses, and thousands of displaced people in Sudan.

1) Inadequate rainfall distribution since early June has delayed planting and negatively affected crop development in northeastern Nigeria. Although an increase in rainfall was observed recently, continued favorable rainfall amounts are needed to overcome long-term deficits.

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World + 7 others
Africa - Ebola Coordination and Preparedness, Emergency Appeal MDR60002

The Regional Coordination and Preparedness Emergency Appeal is launched by the IFRC to supplement and to support the current country-level Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Emergency Appeals and preparedness operations supported by the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). The aim of this appeal is to strengthen and scale up operations support, coordination, communication, capacity building and preparedness for at risk countries in the region and to prepare for the potential spread of Ebola outbreak to other countries in Africa and beyond.

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World + 47 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 19 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 15-21, 2014

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Severe dryness persists in Latin America and Haiti, with flooding in Sudan and South Sudan

  1. Since early June, seasonal rainfall has been below average and infrequent across northeastern Nigeria, leading to growing moisture deficits. While there is a chance for some relief with increased rainfall forecast during the upcoming outlook period, abnormally dry ground conditions are expected to persist, which still may negatively impact developing crops later into the season.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 15 August 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 13 others
The African Union Strategy For The Sahel Region, 11 Aug 2014

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African Union

PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL
449th MEETING
11 AUGUST 2014
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

PSC/PR/3(CDXLIX)

INTRODUCTION

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World + 45 others
Global emergency overview snapshot 6 - 12 August

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The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Guinea + 6 others
IFRC Secretary General visits Ebola affected countries

Conakry/Geneva, 11 August 2014 – The new secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy, begins his tenure with a visit to Ebola operations in Guinea and Sierra Leone.