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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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World + 21 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary - September 19 - 25, 2014

Above-average rainfall improves conditions across Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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Niger + 1 other
España renueva su compromiso de cooperación para el desarrollo con Níger

España y Níger acuerdan las principales líneas de la Cooperación para el Desarrollo para los próximos tres años.

El ministro de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación de España, José Manuel García-Margallo y su homólogo de Níger, Mohamed Bazoum, firmaron ayer el Marco de Asociación de ambos países, que establece las principales orientaciones de la Cooperación Española en el país saheliano.

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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 + 4 others
Peace & Security Council Report No 61, August 2014

In this issue

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) has an important role to play in supporting talks on the situation in Mali taking place in Algiers. The conclusion of a deal between the various armed groups and the government in Mali is crucial to achieve lasting peace.

The African Union now has to take some tough decisions about its involvement in the fight against Boko Haram in Nigeria. This includes the question of a possible regional intervention similar to the one launched against the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda.

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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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Nigeria + 9 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (10 - 17 September 2014)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
60 PER CENT RISE IN ATTACKS AGAINST AID WORKERS
As of this week, 987 hostile incidents against aid workers were reported in 2014, mostly in Bangui and Bambari. Incidents have increased by 60 per cent since May 2014. DISPLACEMENTS IN MBOMOU
New displacements were registered on 10 September in Mbomou region due to rebel fighting. As of 11 September, there are a total 174,397 IDPs in CAR, and 417,130 people have fled to neighbouring countries.
MINUSCA ARRIVES

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ghana + 6 others
Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 35) [EN/FR]

Tchad (Français)

Le 24 août 2014, une femme de 37 ans a été conduite d’urgence dans le centre de santé de Bipare dans le district de Léré suite à des diarrhées et vomissements. Ses enfants ont été admis par la suite avec les mêmes symptômes. Les tests rapides cholera sur 13 parents se sont révélés positifs. Le 01 septembre 2014, le laboratoire de référence nationale a isolé le choléra dans 10 échantillons.

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Niger + 2 others
Diffa / Niger: Besoins et Réponse Humanitaire (période du 15 août au 08 septembre 2014)

La situation sécuritaire du Nigéria voisin a forcé plus de 10 000 personnes à se réfugier dans la région de Diffa et les îles du Lac Tchad, au cours d’un seul mois, créant ainsi de nouveaux besoins urgents, particulièrement en abris, vivres, NFI, WASH et santé. Ce chiffre constituant le pic le plus élevé des arrivées depuis les 5 derniers mois, risque d’évoluer si la situation au Nigéria continue.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ethiopia + 7 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 18 – September 24, 2014

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  • Seasonal shower activity weakens, leaving many anomalously dry areas as the ITCZ/ITF withdraws across the Sahel.
  • Heavy September rains lead to flooding, and damaged crops throughout many parts of Uganda.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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

Highlights

Sahel

• 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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Niger + 1 other
Améliorer la lutte contre la malnutrition au Niger

Signature au Niger de la convention de financement du projet Initiative Santé Solidarité Sahel (I3S). Le Niger est le premier pays bénéficiaire de cette initiative française pour l'accès aux soins des enfants du Sahel, qui vise à accompagner les pays politiquement engagés dans la mise en place de systèmes solidaires d’accès aux soins en faveur des enfants de moins de 5 ans.

C'est en présence de MM. Issoufou et Hollande, que la convention de financement du projet Initiative Santé Solidarité Sahel (I3S), a été signée à Niamey par Anne Paugam, le 18 juillet dernier.

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Cameroon + 3 others
Cameroon border towns no safe haven for Nigerian refugees

Report
IRIN

MAROUA (CAMEROON), 17 September 2014 (IRIN) - Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram violence at home and seeking refuge in Cameroon border towns are still not safe.

Since June over 1,500 Nigerian families have crossed into Cameroon where they are mainly sheltering with host families or in local mosques, churches and schools, but following renewed Boko Haram attacks, some of these schools have been destroyed and refugees have had to flee further into Cameroon's interior.

IRIN:

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World + 5 others
Global Estimates 2014 - People displaced by disasters

Twice as many people are being displaced today than in the 1970s. A new report from IDMC reveals this is largely due to the growth and concentration of urban populations.

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Cameroon + 3 others
Aide aux réfugiés nigérians : le HCR et ses partenaires recherchent 34 millions de dollars

GENEVE, 16 septembre (HCR) – Le HCR a lancé un appel de fonds conjoint aux donateurs pour un montant de 34 millions de dollars afin de financer des opérations urgentes pour aider des dizaines de milliers de réfugiés nigérians au Cameroun, au Tchad et au Niger.

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Cameroon + 3 others
Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan, August - December 2014

The aim of this Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan is to mobilize support for an inter-agency response to the refugee situation developing in south-east Niger, south-west Chad and northern Cameroon and to present the corresponding emergency programme needs. These countries are affected by a continuing influx of refugees from north-eastern Nigeria seeking safety from attacks by armed insurgents.