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26 Jul 2016 description
report ALIMA


En 2011, ALIMA a commencé à étudier la faisabilité d’une formation des mères pour dépister la malnutrition auprès de leurs enfants, en leur apprenant comment utiliser la bandelette MUAC (Mid-Upper Arm Circumference) qui mesure le périmètre brachial et à détecter les oedèmes.

26 Jul 2016 description
report ALIMA


Putting mothers at the center of malnutrition screening strategies acknowledges that they are in the best position to detect the earliest signs of malnutrition and leverages the fact that mothers want to participate as fully as possible in promoting the health of their children.

26 Jul 2016 description


  • The first lean season distributions took place from the 13 to 20 June in all regions: 250,000 people were assisted, including children 6-59 months and pregnant women and nursing mothers.

  • The implementation rate of the Watershed project stands at 80 percent. The project involves land regeneration and water mobilization. The expected completion is in July.

WFP Assistance

25 Jul 2016 description

With nearly two years since the last case of wild polio on the continent, the Africa Regional Certification Commission has met to review progress.

The annual meeting of the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for the Eradication of Polio took place in Algeria from 27 June–01 July 2016 to assess progress towards the certification of the African region as polio-free. A Secretariat comprised of representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) from the African region chaired the meeting of 47 African Member states, represented by National Polio Committees.

22 Jul 2016 description

Since 2015, the Emergency Relief Coordinator has released more than US$80 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for life-saving assistance in response to Boko Haram-related violence.

22 Jul 2016 description
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The security situation in south-eastern Niger continues to deteriorate due to a growing number of attacks by Boko Haram. Since the first Boko Haram attack on the Nigerien territory in February 2015 to date, several other incursions have been reported in the region. These attacks have caused the internal displacement of thousands of people. As a consequence, the humanitarian needs in the region have increased, in a context characterized by limited resources for an adequate response and by localized access challenges

22 Jul 2016 description

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, Somalia and countries in the Lake Chad basin is worsening due to the effects of El Nino and conflict in the region.

Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide a further $17.5 million to support people suffering from severe hunger and malnutrition, and those displaced from their homes and in need of protection from conflict.

22 Jul 2016 description

NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have opened a new environmental monitoring program in West Africa that will enhance the role of space-based observations in the management of climate-sensitive issues facing the world today.

21 Jul 2016 description
report Oxfam

In February 2016, Oxfam hosted its first learning event on working in fragile and conflict-affected contexts in order to bring together a range of Oxfam and partner staff to exchange programmatic and operational learning. This report documents the outcomes and discussions.

21 Jul 2016 description


  • Crop prospects uncertain due to persisting rainfall deficits in many parts of the country
  • Coarse grain prices continued upward trend of previous months, driven mostly by depreciation of local currency
  • Food security situation deteriorated significantly in Borno State, due to impact of civil conflict

Crop prospects uncertain due to rainfall deficits in parts of the country

20 Jul 2016 description

Signé entre la Banque mondiale et la Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (Cédéao), à travers l’Organisation ouest-africaine de la santé (OOAS) en décembre 2015, le projet Paludisme et maladies tropicales négligées au Sahel (P/MTN) a été officiellement lancé ce mardi à l’hôtel Radisson Blu de Bamako.

20 Jul 2016 description


  • Commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit are being transformed into an Action Plan.

  • Some 3.8 million people in the Lake Chad Basin are facing severe food insecurity in the current lean period.

  • Aid groups step up response to people in need across the Lake Chad Basin, where hunger and malnutrition are on the rise.

  • Heavy flooding triggered by torrential rains in Ghana, Chad and Niger.

  • Ebola outbreak is over in the three worst-hit West African countries.