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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 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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Liberia + 17 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - September 2014

As of 26 September, WHO reports that there are a total of 6,553 cases and 3,083 reported deaths across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Serious shortages of space in treatment centers have reportedly resulted in patients being turned away.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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FAIR Helps Support and Empower Disabled Communities in Niger

Lack of food and poor nutrition can impact nearly every layer of society. Most often, those who suffer most are those who can do little to change their situation. Counterpart, and our local partners Union Nationale des Aveugles du Niger (UNAN) and HANDICAP NIGER (National Organization for People with Disabilities’) on the ground, are working to help those most impacted by food insecurity in Niger – the disabled.

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Niger + 5 others
Japan pledges support to help African countries recover from disaster

Tokyo, 26 September 2014 – The government announced today that it will donate US$ 2 million to a United Nations programme to help African nations prepare for disasters.

The money will go to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) ‘Preparedness for Resilient Recovery’ project, which is working to help Angola, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Niger and Rwanda, to better manage and prepare for recovery before disasters occur.

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Niger + 1 other
Intikane Hosting Area, Opened since April 2013 - Camp Profile as of July 2014

Context

The refugee hosting area (nomadic area) is a new concept developed by UNHCR with local authorities and communities in an attempt to adapt to the lifestyle of nomadic refugees. It differs from the traditional set-up of a refugee camp and allows refugees to settle freely in a vast pasture area with their livestock. The first "hosting area" was opened in Intekan in April 2013 with the successful relocation of nearly 8,000 people and their animals to the area. Previously, the refugees lived in spontaneous sites located at the border (Agando and Chinwaren).

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Niger SRP 2014: Funding Status as of 26 September 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Niger: Inondations (25 septembre 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 16 others
Polio this week as of 24 September 2014

  • A synchronised regional mass polio vaccination campaign in central and western Africa is currently underway to vaccinate nearly 94 million children in 18 countries with oral polio vaccine (OPV).

  • On 18 September, Nepal became the first GAVI eligible country to introduce inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization programme. Plans are underway to introduce IPV into the immunization programmes of the 126 countries currently using only oral polio vaccine, ahead of a planned switch from trivalent OPV to bivalent OPV.

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Niger + 1 other
Niger (Région de Diffa) Rapport de situation No. 7 (au 24 septembre 2014)

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Le nombre total de personnes déplacées est estimé à 105 000. Depuis le début du mois de septembre, plus de 16 549 personnes déplacées sont arrivées à Diffa contre 10 543 en août 2014.

  • Plus de 27 000 nouveaux déplacés du Nigéria ont urgemment besoin d’une assistance en nourriture, abris, médicaments, eau potable et en protection.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Niger : Mise à jour sur la sécurité alimentaire Septembre 2014

Les conditions hydriques encore satisfaisantes pour une bonne campagne agricole

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • Dans la plupart des zones agricoles du Niger, les importantes précipitations enregistrées au cours du mois d’août ont favorisé d’importantes réserves en eaux pour les cultures dont les premiers semis sont dans la dernière phase de développement végétatif en ce début septembre 2014. Ainsi, de bonnes perspectives de production sont attendues si les conditions actuelles continuent au-delà de la mi-septembre.

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World + 22 others
Le développement, seule réponse durable face au désespoir, affirment plusieurs Chefs d’État et de gouvernement

AG/11562

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
9e & 10e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

Au deuxième jour du débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale, plusieurs chefs d’État et de gouvernement ont, aujourd’hui, insisté sur la nécessité de concentrer les efforts de la communauté internationale sur l’élimination de la pauvreté et la réduction des inégalités, deux fléaux qui alimentent l’extrémisme et le terrorisme.

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Burkina Faso + 1 other
Small arms and light weapons marking machines donated to Burkina Faso, Niger, national workshop to be held on arms marking, registration in West Africa

Report
United Nations

DC/3521

AFR/2976

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), through its Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC), jointly with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), will donate a small arms and light weapons marking machine to both Burkina Faso and Niger to fight small arms proliferation. This was made possible by funding from the European Union to UNODA.

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World + 18 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary September 26 - October 2, 2014 

Rainfall improving in Latin America, with dryness ongoing in parts of West Africa and Ethiopia

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 negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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Mali + 7 others
Sahel - Food Insecurity and Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The rainy season continues in the Sahel following a late start.
  • Insecurity in West and Central Africa has caused population displacement and increased food needs among affected households.
  • The USG has provided more than $276.3 million in humanitarian assistance to the Sahel in FY 2014.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Mali + 5 others
Sahel : prévenir les crises alimentaires

Report
Caritas

La sécheresse est devenue permanente en zone sahélienne. Pour éviter la sévérité des crises alimentaires de ces dernières années, les Caritas, que soutient le Secours Catholique, misent sur la prévention.

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Mali + 8 others
Sécurité alimentaire et implications humanitaires en Afrique de l'Ouest et au Sahel - N°58 - juillet - août 2014

Sep 2014

L'Essentiel

  • Malgré la reprise des précipitations dans la région, les pays de la façade atlantique connaissent toujours des déficits pluviométriques qui affectent les productions agricoles et pastorales

  • La prolongation de la période de soudure pastorale suite au retard des pluies est à l'origine de mauvais embonpoint des animaux et des pertes de bétail observées dans certain pays de la région (Mali, Sénégal, Niger)

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Ethiopia + 9 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 25 – October 1, 2014

  • Favorable, late-season rains were received throughout many regions of West Africa during the last week.

  • A seasonable distribution of rains was received across East Africa during late September.

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.