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HUMANITARIAN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (HIP) MALI (Last update: 05/09/2014 Version 2)

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European Union
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MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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How Niger’s Traditional Leaders are Promoting Maternal Health

By Joan Erakit

BANDE, Niger, Sep 11 2014 (IPS) - It is a long, 14-hour drive from Niger’s capital city Niamey to the village of Bande. And the ride is a dreary one as the roadside is bare. The occasional, lone goat herder is spotted every few kilometres and the sightings become a cause of both confusion and excitement since there aren’t any trees, or watering holes in sight.

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World + 19 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary - September 12 - 18, 2014

Dryness remains despite improved rains in Latin America and Haiti

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.

  2. An early cessation of Mar-May seasonal rainfall and an abnormally dry July has hurt crop and pasture conditions in parts of central and northern Ethiopia.

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World + 34 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief August 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2015 External needs in FEB. ?

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Ethiopia + 9 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 11 – September 17, 2014

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  • A seasonable distribution of rainfall was received across parts of the Sahel during the last week.
  • Little relief to seasonal dryness was observed throughout parts of central Ethiopia.

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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Mali + 3 others
Mali : Tableau de bord humanitaire (au 9 septembre 2014)

Aperçu de la situation

Le conflit armé affectant le nord du Mali depuis 2012 a subi une escalade en janvier 2013. Au plus fort de la crise, près d'un demi million de personnes ont fui le nord du pays pour se réfugier dans le sud du Mali ou les pays voisins. La majorité d'entre eux sont aujourd'hui rentrés.

126 249 personnes demeurent Déplacées Internes (PDIs) dans les différentes régions du pays et 139 491 sont réfugiés en Mauritanie, Burkina Faso, au Niger et dans d'autres pays.

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 + 3 others
Niger (Région de Diffa) Rapport de situation No 06 (au 8 septembre 2014)

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Faits saillants

• Personnes déplacées du Nigeria : 6284 nouvelles arrivées ont été enregistrées en l’espace de deux semaines dans la Région de Diffa, soit le nombre le plus important des 5 derniers mois.

• Fin de la mission Ministérielle d’évaluation de la campagne agricole dans la région de Diffa : Entre espoir et crainte.

• L’insécurité alimentaire et la pauvreté des ménages contribuent fortement à la mauvaise performance de l’éducation dans la région de Diffa.

• Protection : 11 cas d’enfants séparés ont été rapportés par IRC.

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 + 48 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 3–9 September

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Libya: Concern is growing for the increasing number of people affected by crisis since mid-July, as violence persists, rival governments are failing to assure basic services, and most humanitarian organisations have withdrawn.

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Niger: Inondations (5 Septembre 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 9 others
Improving links between smallholder farmers and school feeding programmes

Home Grown School Feeding programmes implemented by governments with the support of partners, including WFP, are increasingly providing assured markets for smallholder farmers. At least half of the 20 P4P pilot countries report linking smallholder farmers’ organizations to school feeding programmes. By strengthening government ownership and fostering community engagement, this should enhance sustainability.

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World + 21 others
WHO and Health Sector: Mid‐year funding status for 2014 Strategic Response Plans and other appeals, August 2014 

WHO African Region
Thirteen of the 25 strategic response plans and consolidated appeals come from countries in the African region. Six of these 13 appeals have not yet received funding in 2014. 

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
There are nine appeals from countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region in 2014. Six of the appeals in this region have a funding gap over 65%.

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Niger SRP 2014: Funding Status as of 5 September 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Niger SRP 2014: Funding Status as of 5 September 2014

All Figures in US$

  • 2014 REVISED REQUIREMENT 305 millions
  • FUNDING (1) 173 millions
  • UNMET REQUIREMENT 132 millions
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 14 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary - September 04 - 10, 2014

Enhanced rains continued over western Ethiopia, eastern Sudan and eastern South Sudan

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 zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Cash Or Nutritious Foods: Which Is Better To Prevent Acute Malnutrition?

For the first time, a new study from Niger compares different malnutrition interventions within the same community and finds that specialized nutritious foods offer both an effective and affordable approach, writes WFP's Saskia de Pee, one of the study's authors.

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Ethiopia + 14 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 4 – September 10, 2014

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  • Suppressed seasonal rains were received across the western Sahel during late August.
  • Enhanced rains continued over western Ethiopia, eastern Sudan and eastern South Sudan.

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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Flash Update sur les mouvements de populations du Nigéria vers le Niger (02/09/2014)

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Environ 3 500 personnes ont fui le Nord Nigéria pour se réfugier dans les îles du Lac Tchad au Niger, entre le 21 et le 31 août 2014; et près de 10 000 personnes pour le seul mois d’août

  • D'importants besoins en kits d'hygiène, en moustiquaires, en abris, en vivres et non vivres sont à satisfaire en urgence pour soulager ces personnes en détresse

  • Plus de 47 000 personnes déplacées depuis le début de la crise en mai 2013, attendent d’être assistées en fonction de leur vulnérabilité

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 + 66 others
CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

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Ethiopia + 8 others
Desert Locust Bulletin 431 ( 2 September 2014)

General Situation during August 2014 Forecast until mid-October 2014

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World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 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.