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13 Oct 2016 description

Chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.

13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

12 Oct 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Italy has now overtaken Greece as the main point of entry for migrants trying to reach Europe, UNHCR figures show

By Gabriela Baczynska

BRUSSELS, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Migrants arriving by sea to Italy are now the main problem faced by the European Union in its efforts to stem mass immigration to the bloc, the head of the EU border agency said on Wednesday.

Italy has now overtaken Greece as the main point of entry for migrants trying to reach Europe, figures from the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) show.

12 Oct 2016 description

Between 1 January and 31 August 2016, 115,068 persons arrived to Italy by sea, compared to 116,149 sea arrivals in the first eight months of 2015. The number of sea arrivals remain therefore consistent with those of last year, confirming that the decrease in arrivals in Eastern Mediterranean route has not have a direct impact on arrivals through the Central Mediterranean.

12 Oct 2016 description

Between 1 January and 31 August 2016, 18,537 children arrived to Italy by sea: 9 out of 10 children arrived unaccompanied (16,863). UASC thus account for some 15% of all sea arrivals in the above period, an increase of around 116% compared to the same period of 2015, when 7% of all those arrived by sea were UASC.

11 Oct 2016 description
  • 316,331 arrivals by sea in 2016
  • 3,611 dead/missing
  • published 09:00 CET 11 October
  • 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
08 Oct 2016 description

Flood and landslide threats will continue after Matthew hit the Hispaniola region hard

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Seasonal Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years across the inner Niger delta in Mali

07 Oct 2016 description
  • 314,003 arrivals by sea in 2016
  • 3,610 dead/missing
  • published 09:00 CET 7 October
  • 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
05 Oct 2016 description

Since August 2016 the Government of Niger has been implementing stricter measures to control irregular migration of ECOWAS migrants going into Libya or Algeria without valid documentation. To this end, control operations are in place in the region of Agadez with security forces controlling and turning back vehicles transporting migrants irregularly.

The presence of migrants at the flow monitoring points of Arlit and Séguédine has decreased following these measures with a marked decrease of migrants leaving Niger for Algeria or Libya.

04 Oct 2016 description

As of 30 September 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22 billion to meet the needs of 95 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $9.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $12.6 billion.

04 Oct 2016 description

302,975 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,502 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 4 October
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

02 Oct 2016 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

01 Oct 2016 description

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.