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23 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

22 December 2014 – Citing the “memorable and moving” example of a Sierra Leonean nurse who had contracted Ebola but became a caregiver as soon as she had recovered, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that kind of commitment “should move us all to do more to end the outbreak” in West Africa.

22 Dec 2014 description

Insécurité alimentaire de Stress attendue dans les zones lacs du Nord à partir d’avril

Messages clés

  • La production globale de céréales est en hausse d’environ 11,17 pour cent par rapport à la moyenne quinquennale ce qui dégage une situation excédentaire de production. Cette production permet une bonne disponibilité céréalière au niveau des cultivateurs et un approvisionnement correct des différents marchés à travers le pays durant l’année de consommation 2015.

22 Dec 2014 description

Points saillants

  • Pas de nouveau cas suspect notifié ce jour ;

  • Analyse des appels téléphoniques reçus au centre de régulation pour la journée du 20 décembre 2014 : 5388 appels téléphoniques sans aucune alerte signalée.

  • Mission conjointe OMS et COU à Kouremale pour appuyer l’équipe cadre de district de Kangaba.

22 Dec 2014 description

Ce jour dimanche 21 décembre 2014, la situation de la lutte contre la maladie à virus Ebola se présente comme suit :
Au total sept (7) cas confirmés dont cinq (5) décès ont été enregistrés depuis le début de cette épidémie dans notre pays.

22 Dec 2014 description
report Afrique Verte

Synthèse début décembre 2014 : la tendance générale de l’évolution des prix des céréales est à la stabilité au Niger et au Burkina, et à la baisse au Mali.

Au Niger: la tendance générale des prix est à la stabilité pour toutes les céréales. Seules 2 situations de hausse ont été observées, l’une sur le riz à Niamey (+3%) et l’autre sur le maïs à Dosso (+7%). Quelques baisses ont été enregistrées pour le mil (-10% à Maradi), pour le sorgho (-17 % à Maradi et -10% à Zinder) et pour le maïs (-3% à Maradi).

21 Dec 2014 description

By Krystle van Hoof

In Mali, a recent pastoral crisis, successive droughts and political instability have left many communities in a precarious situation – a situation that could be devastating if another shock hits before they can fully recover.

Building Resilience

21 Dec 2014 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2014—The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$170.2 million for women and adolescent girls to expand their access to reproductive, child and maternal health services in five countries in Africa’s Sahel region and the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS).

The Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Project will also help promote regional knowledge and data on proven gender development programs.

21 Dec 2014 description

KEY POINTS

  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has started his visit to West Africa in Ghana.

  • A warehouse with supplies for the EVD operation caught fire yesterday morning at the main humanitarian logistics base in Conakry, Guinea.

  • In Sierra Leone, WFP has started distributing food baskets to prevent households from going to local markets during the Western Area Surge.

21 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

20 décembre 2014 – S'il a concédé que beaucoup restait encore à faire pour éradiquer l'épidémie d'Ebola en Guinée, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a déclaré samedi que les efforts nationaux, régionaux et mondiaux avaient « considérablement » ralenti la propagation du virus mortel dans le pays, redonnant l'espoir à des milliers de personnes et autorisant les communautés à anticiper une reprise socio-économique.

21 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

20 December 2014 – Cautioning that much remains to be done to wipe out Ebola in Guinea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that joint national, regional and global efforts have “significantly” slowed the spread of the deadly virus, giving hope to thousands of people and providing space for communities to look ahead to socio-economic recovery.

21 Dec 2014 description

Ce jour jeudi 18 décembre 2014, la situation de la lutte contre la maladie à virus Ebola se présente comme suit : Au total sept (7) cas confirmés dont cinq (5) décès ont été enregistrés depuis le début de cette épidémie dans notre pays ;

20 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Mauritania continues to suffer from a multi-dimensional crisis related to food insecurity, the high prevalence of malnutrition, the presence of Malian refugees.

• From January to December 2014, as a result of the food insecurity and nutrition crisis, over 16,684 severely malnourished children were admitted and treated within 508 supported health facilities. The close collaboration with the Ministry of Health contributed to reinforce the capacity of 141 frontline staff on management of acute malnutrition as well as increase the coverage.

19 Dec 2014 description

By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC

Doctor Alain Kapete usually wears a calm and quiet demeanour, a temperament volunteers from the Mali Red Cross, with whom he is now working, find rather appealing. But today, standing in the middle of his team, suited up in protective gear, mask, gloves and goggles, Doctor Kapete shrugs and moves about constantly. He is involved in a simulation exercise as part of a training on safe and dignified burials, and he wants to ensure the volunteers comply with procedures.

19 Dec 2014 description

Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed 6,387 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended.

19 Dec 2014 description

Experts in food security and agricultural production have addressed the issue

19 December 2014, Dakar, Senegal – In addition to the health consequences in West Africa, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has also led to various economic and social disruptions in affected and neighbouring countries.

19 Dec 2014 description

Stressed food insecurity expected in northern lake areas beginning in April

Key Messages

National cereal production is up by about 11.7 percent compared to the five-year average, leading to a production surplus. The harvests are allowing for good cereal availability for farming households and good market supply across the country for the 2015 consumption year.