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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 15 April 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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Western Sahara + 3 others
Family visit flights resume in Western Sahara

Following many months of suspension, family visit flights under the UNHCR's Confidence Building Measures programme resumed yesterday. People from Dakhla city in Western Sahara Territory and from the refugee camps in near Tindouf, Algeria were brought together with a total of 192 people taking part in the visits.

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Document de référence sur les programmes de transfert monétaire en Mauritanie

Pour susciter les échanges entre intervenants et contribuer à harmoniser les interventions, Oxfam a initié une étude de capitalisation afin de produire un document de synthèse des approches des ONG utilisant l’outil cash transfert dans des programmes de sécurité alimentaire en Mauritanie. Le présent rapport qui fait office de document de référence sur le cash en Mauritanie est structuré en cinq (5) parties comme suit :

Φ Une première partie introductive qui situe le contexte et présente les objectifs et résultats attendus ;

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 11 April 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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Mali + 10 others
West Africa - Seasonal Monitor - April 2, 2014

Key Messages

Timely start to the rainy season in the Bi-modal zone

  • February to March rainfall estimates in conjunction with medium term forecasts indicate that the onset of the long season rains (March to July) began in the Bi-modal zone of West Africa in mid-March, as would be expected in a typical year.

  • Current climatic conditions are favorable for a normal start of agricultural activities in April in the Bi-modal zone.

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Mauritania Price Bulletin April 2014

Local rice and sorghum are the most consumed food products by poor households in Mauritania followed by imported wheat which is a substitute that these households turn to the most. Local rice is grown in the river valley (in the southern regions of Trarza, Brakna, Gorgol and Guidimakha). Sorghum is produced in all areas of production (rainfed) and in flood-recession areas. However, a significant portion is imported from Mali and Senegal. Mauritania depends greatly on food imports (70% in a good agricultural year and 85% in a bad year) than on internal production.

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Mauritanie Bulletin des Prix Avril 2014

Le riz local et le sorgho sont les produits alimentaires les plus consommés par les ménages pauvres de la Mauritanie suivis par le blé importé qui est l'aliment de substitution auquel ces ménages recourent le plus. Le riz local est cultivé dans la vallée du fleuve (dans le sud des régions du Trarza, du Brakna, du Gorgol et du Guidimakha). Le sorgho est produit dans toutes les zones de production (sorgho pluvial) et dans les walo et barrages (sorgho de décrue). Toutefois, une importante partie est importée du Mali et du Sénégal.

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Nigeria + 12 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

· Two-week increase in IDPs in Bangui, from 177,000 to 203,500. Total in CAR stands at 628,500.

· Over 325,000 CAR refugees in neighbouring Cameroon, Chad, DRC and Congo, more than 89,700 since December 2013.

· Threatening situation for at least 15,000 Muslims, trapped in Bangui and other areas in CAR.

· More than250,000 IDPs in north-eastern Nigeria, according to NEMA assessment.

· 157 suspected cases of Ebola including 101 deaths reported in Guinea as of 7 April.

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 + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Mali + 3 others
Mali: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of March 2014)

The figures of people in need of immediate food assistance has increased from 812,000 in December 2013 to 1.5 million people in March 2014 according to the findings of the Cadre Harmonisé.
If an adequate food assistance is not provided to these people their figure will reach 1.9 million in June according to the same source.

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 + 4 others
The African Union commemorates International Mine Awareness Day

Report
African Union

Addis Ababa, 4 April 2014: The Commission of the African Union (AU), in collaboration with the United Nations Mine Action Services (UNMAS), the United Nations Office to the AU (UNOAU) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), today, marked the International Mine Awareness and Assistance Day. To this end, an event was organized at the AU Headquarters.

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Mali + 9 others
Situation Update: The Sahel Crisis - 3 April 2014

The agricultural production of the poorest households in 2013 covered their nutritional needs only until March 2014. They now depend entirely on markets to access food.

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World + 32 others
Price Watch February 2014 Prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, regional 2013/14 grain harvests were 11 percent above average. Markets were well-supplied in February. Production shortfalls in eastern Niger and northern Chad resulted in atypical price increases. Institutional purchases were ongoing in Niger and Mali at normal levels in February. Rice imports from international markets contributed to food availability in coastal countries (Pages 3-5).

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Mali + 3 others
Mali Situation Regional External Update: January-February 2014

HIGHLIGHT

  1. Mali: On January 21 2014 a meeting was held at the request of the Ministry of Territorial Administration with the participation of all concerned ministries and UNHCR regarding the voluntary repatriation process. The meeting was to formally launch the process of negotiations between Mali and countries of asylum for the signing of the tripartite agreements. The first step will be a visit of Malian officials to the countries of asylum to talk to their counterparts, UNHCR, and refugees.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 March – 1 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Djibouti + 14 others
Bulletin sur le Criquet pèlerin (No. 425, 4 Mar 2014)

Situation Générale en février 2014

Prévision jusqu'à’mi-avril 2014

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Mali + 16 others
Afrique de l’Ouest Bulletin Mensuel des Mars 2014

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.