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World + 51 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 17–23 September

Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: As a three-day countrywide shutdown came to an end in Sierra Leone, the UN Security Council set up a special mission to lead the global response to the Ebola outbreak. More than 5,800 cases have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 2,800 deaths, and more than 13.5 million people are now considered in need of assistance as the impact of the epidemic spreads.

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World + 6 others
Empowering girls key to Africa's success, leaders affirm

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “With significant investments in the education of young girls, sexual and reproductive health for youth and adolescents, as well as women’s empowerment in our counties, we will change the face of the Sahel,” President of Chad Idriss Déby said at the United Nations today, during a high-level panel on the potential of young people to drive economic growth in the Sahel region of Africa.

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Senegal + 10 others
West Africa gears up to contain Ebola spread


As the Ebola caseload tops 5,350, aid agencies and governments in countries not yet affected are gearing up for its potential spread by pre-positioning supplies, training health workers and disseminating prevention campaigns.


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Mauritania + 1 other
Enquête de suivi de la sécurité alimentaire (FSMS) Juin 2014


A. En juin 2014, 26,2% des ménages mauritaniens sont en insécurité alimentaire. Ce taux est en progression par rapport à son niveau à même période de l’année dernière où il était de 23,7%.

B. L’origine de cette augmentation est la forte progression de l’insécurité alimentaire au Hodh Echargui et à Nouakchott passant respectivement de 29,2% à 50,7% et de 10,3% à 17,5%.

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Mauritania Food Security Outlook Update September 2014

Poor agricultural and pastoral conditions already affecting western areas of the Agropastoral Zone

Key Messages ◾ The improvement in rainfall conditions in the first three weeks of August helped jump-start farming activities, though generally only in the rainfed agriculture zone. Any such improvements in other agricultural areas were short-lived and insufficient to cover rainfall deficits experienced earlier in the season. There is a risk of significantly below-average harvests of rainfed crops in agropastoral areas and the Senegal River Valley.

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Senegal + 11 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - September 18, 2014

September rainfall will be particularly important in determining seasonal outcome for the Sahel

Key Messages

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Mali + 10 others
2014-2015 Agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa

An agropastoral season with heterogeneous crop growth stages, requires close monitoring

From 8 to 10 September 2014, was held in Banjul, The Gambia, the regional consultation on the mid- term assessment of the agropastoral season and the 2014-2015 agricultural and food prospects. This meeting comes within the framework of the operation of the Regional Device for Prevention and Management of Food Crises (PREGEC) in the Sahel and West Africa. At the end of the meeting, participants made the following observations:

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Mali + 3 others
L’Europe accroît son aide humanitaire au Mali

La Commission européenne augmente de 5 millions d’euros l'aide humanitaire qu'elle apporte au Mali. Cette somme permettra à l'Europe d'accorder un soutien supplémentaire aux personnes en situation d'insécurité alimentaire extrême et aux victimes du regain de violence dans le nord du pays. Ce nouveau programme d’aide porte le montant total de l’aide humanitaire au Mali à 40 millions d’euros pour 2014.

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Mali + 8 others
Avis sur la situation alimentaire et nutritionelle a l'entrée de la periode de soudre et les perspectives agricoles dans le Sahel et l'Afrique de l'Ouest

Jun 2014

Les participants à la réunion restreinte du dispositif régional de veille sur la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest, qui s’est tenue du 18 au 19 juin 2014, Ndjamena au Tchad, font la déclaration suivante:

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Mauritanie Mise à jour sur la sécurité alimentaire Septembre 2014

Des conditions agricoles et pastorales défavorables affectent déjà l’ouest de la Zone Agropastorale


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Mauritania + 16 others
The 2014 Rainfall Season: West and East Africa



• The Sahel region has undergone significant and widespread rainfall deficits, leading to significantly below average vegetation levels.

• Worst affected areas are Senegal, southern Mauritania, eastern Niger, NE Nigeria and central Chad • There was some recovery from late July, in particular in Niger and Chad. However, Senegal and Mauritania remained affected by persistent rainfall deficits.

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Mali + 3 others
Europe boosts humanitarian aid for Mali

An additional €5 million will provide emergency food assistance to more than one million people, including pastoralists who have lost their herds due to this year's particularly long lean season.

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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

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 + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014


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Madagascar + 21 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for August with a Forecast till Mid-October, 2014


The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.

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Mali + 3 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Mali (ECHO/MLI /BUD/2014/9100) Last update: 05/09/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 33 000 000


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Mauritania + 1 other
‘Nous sommes sur la bonne voie pour reduire les besoins humanitaires en Mauritanie’, selon le Coordonnateur Humanitaire Regional pour le Sahel

Nouakchott, le 13 septembre 2014 - Robert Piper, le Coordonnateur humanitaire régional des Nations Unies pour le Sahel, termine une mission de deux jours à Nouakchott durant laquelle il a rencontré le Premier Ministre Yahya Ould Haddemine, ainsi que certains membres du gouvernement, les acteurs humanitaires et des membres du corps diplomatique pour discuter des priorités en matière d’action commune pour la réponse aux besoins humanitaires en Mauritanie.

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