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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 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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Nigeria + 3 others
UNHCR and partners call for urgent funding, as more people are being displaced by violence in northeast Nigeria

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

As violence in the north east of Nigeria is escalating, the UN Refugee Agency and its partners are calling for more funding to help the more than 75,000 people who have fled to Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2015

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Madagascar + 21 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for August with a Forecast till Mid-October, 2014

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.

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World + 7 others
Investing in Adolescent Girls for Africa’s Development

By Hinda Deby Itno and Julitta Onabanjo

H.E. Mrs Hinda Deby Itno, is the First Lady of the Republic of Chad and President of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS and Dr. Julitta Onabanjo is UNFPA’s Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.As the United Nations prepares to hold a Special Session of the General Assembly (UNGASS) on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) on Sept. 22, they call for renewed commitment to adolescent girls in Africa, saying, “It is critical that we act now.”

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Mali + 3 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Mali (ECHO/MLI /BUD/2014/9100) Last update: 05/09/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 33 000 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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Mali + 2 others
Rethinking Resilience: Prioritizing Gender Integration to Enhance Household and Community Resilience to Food Insecurity in the Sahel

Report
Mercy Corps

Nowhere is answering the question of how to increase resilience more critical than across the Sahel, a region plagued by chronic poverty, food insecurity, drought, ecosystem degradation, and conflict. Mercy Corps conducted field research in Mali, Niger, and Northern Nigeria to examine the differing vulnerabilities and capacities of men, women, boys, and girls to understand what helps build the resilience of individuals, households, and communities. We found numerous structural barriers and unequal power dynamics that need to be addressed to ensure a truly resilient Sahel.

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Mali + 3 others
HUMANITARIAN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (HIP) MALI (Last update: 05/09/2014 Version 2)

Report
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 + 1 other
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:

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

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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:

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

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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:

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