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06 Oct 2015 description

Afghanistan: The humanitarian situation in Kunduz is deteriorating as fighting for control of the city continues. Aid organisations have withdrawn, after a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital was bombed in an airstrike, killing 22 and injuring 37.

Burundi: At least eight civilians were killed in Bujumbura over the weekend as political violence persists, and people continue to flee. Some 128,000 people are reliant on food assistance: in some of the areas affected by insecurity, food prices are up to 95% higher than average.

06 Oct 2015 description

These maps show displacements of populations in the Sahel due to ongoing regional crises, including Boko Haram-related violence in northeast Nigeria, the conflict in the neighbouring Central African Republic, and the unrest in northern Mali.

05 Oct 2015 description

Published: 5 October 2015

Dakar/Gaborone/Geneva – 5 October 2015: An estimated 60 million people across sub-Saharan Africa, a population roughly equal to the size of the United Kingdom, do not have enough to eat this year and indications are strong that the food production situation is set to further deteriorate. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is warning that increased support is needed now to alleviate hunger, and to prepare for worsening conditions for farmers.

05 Oct 2015 description

Dakar / Gaborone / Genève, 5 octobre 2015 – Près de 60 millions d’habitants de l’Afrique sub-saharienne, soit pratiquement l’équivalent de la population du Royaume-Uni, n’ont pas assez à manger cette année et tout indique que la production alimentaire va encore se dégrader. La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR) appelle au renforcement de l’assistance en vue d’atténuer les carences alimentaires et de se préparer à une probable aggravation de la situation pour les cultivateurs.

05 Oct 2015 description

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en septembre. Malgré les bonnes pluies et les conditions écologiques favorables, seule une reproduction limitée a été détectée jusqu’à présent dans le nord du Sahel d’Afrique de l’ouest. Cependant, les effectifs acridiens augmentent progressivement et il se peut qu’il y ait davantage de criquets que ceux observés lors des prospections.

05 Oct 2015 description


Increase the availability of evidence for policy advocacy and public health programming.

Life of Program:

January 2015 – January 2020

Total USAID Funding:

U.S. $13.5 million

Geographic Focus:

West Africa region (primarily Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Niger, Togo, Mauritania, Cameroon)

Implementing Partner:

International Business & Technical Consultants Inc.

Program Description:

04 Oct 2015 description


  • In August, WFP assisted 443,000 beneficiaries in Mali and 126,000 Malian refugees in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger.

02 Oct 2015 description

2 October 2015

You travel through the countryside in southern Mauritania, heading to Kaedi – about 400 kilometres away from the capital, towards the border with Senegal. You have five to six hours to take in the world unfolding around you. The rolling hills. The dunes of sand. The brightly coloured houses dotting the desert. A camel. Not giving a ride but taking one – in the back of a jeep. The sky. In the bluest shade you can imagine, with big, fluffy clouds gliding across it.

02 Oct 2015 description

Dryness worsens in Ethiopia and coastal West Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall over several bimodal areas of Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria has led to a rapid increase in moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions. Reduced rainfall is expected during in the region during lateSeptember.

01 Oct 2015 description

L’insécurité alimentaire en baisse dans la majeure partie du pays

Key Messages:

La pluviométrie pendant la saison des pluies de 2015/16 étaient suffisante et bien repartie dans le temps qui a permis un développement normal des pâturages et des cultures pluviales. Ces deux facteurs positifs offriront aux ménages pauvres une disponibilité alimentaire meilleure que celle de 2014 pendant l’année de consommation de 2015/16.

01 Oct 2015 description

Les perspectives actuelles sont favorables pour des récoltes moyennes à bonnes au Sahel

Messages clés

  • La régularité des pluies depuis mi-juillet dans les zones soudaniennes et sahéliennes a résorbé une bonne partie du retard d’installation de la saison et le développement des cultures et des pâturages est en général satisfaisant. Toutefois, les pluies intenses en août-septembre ont occasionné des inondations localisées.

01 Oct 2015 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.

01 Oct 2015 description

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.

01 Oct 2015 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.

30 Sep 2015 description

- Suppressed rainfall continues in the Gulf of Guinea region.

- Dryness worsens throughout parts of Ethiopia.

1) While a recent increase in August precipitation has led to more favorable ground moisture, a delayed onset and uneven rainfall distribution observed during the June-September season may negatively impact cropping and pastoral conditions in the region.

29 Sep 2015 description


Total population of Mauritania, Senegal, Niger is 34 million. %37 of these people live under poverty line and in need. Said states also face with refugee issues. According to 2012 figures Mauritania hosts approximately 69.000 refugees, Nijer hosts 65.000 and Senegal hosts 20.000 refugees. On that point, humanitarian needs in these countries remains the main concern.

29 Sep 2015 description

El Salvador: More than 100,000 farmers are estimated to be affected by crop losses due to a prolonged dry-spell. Up to 60% of the total maize crop has been lost in the affected areas. An estimated 156,000 people are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes, mainly in eastern and western regions.

29 Sep 2015 description
  • As of 24 September, the funding gap of the coordinated appeals framework is $11.7 billion, meaning that almost 60 per cent is not covered. In total, $19.8 billion are required for 2015. $8.1 billion have been received which includes $1.5 billion newly reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS) in September.