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31 Aug 2015 description
report BioMed Central, ALIMA

Archives of Public Health 2015, 73:26 doi:10.1186/s13690-015-0074-z

Recent study shows that mothers can effectively detect malnutrition in their children with a simple colour- coded muac tape

25 Aug 2015 description

Introduction

During the 2015 Strategic Response Plan (SRP), The Sahel output indicators were defined in consultation with the regional sector focal points to provide a standard measure of performance for the Sahel. Country Cluster focal points provided their annual targets for each country and started to report on their cluster achievements for each of the output indicators on a monthly basis.

24 Aug 2015 description

Key Findings

Scope and scale of crisis

Borno, Yobe and Adamawa state are most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. The northeastern states are hosting the majority of IDPs. 1.3 million IDPs are in Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, and Yobe states. The entire resident population of these states (16 million) are considered affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.
Humanitarian needs are severe and access is limited, particularly in Borno state.

Priorities for humanitarian intervention

11 Aug 2015 description
report Bond

1. Introduction

The briefing is designed to give incoming members of parliament a rapid overview of some of the world’s most fragile situations and highlight actions which key influencers can take to ensure the UK government most effectively delivers on its moral and political responsibilities. Beginning with summaries of key issues we face as agencies working in humanitarian crisis and conflict settings, the briefing then focuses on short summaries of 10 fragile situations and emergencies. The information is accurate to the middle of April 2015.

06 Aug 2015 description

Cash transfers (CT) are a particularly fascinating case for the social anthropology of development and, more generally, for research on development, for three reasons: (a) because they are going through a period of considerable expansion, both in the intermediary countries and in the poorest countries, and are the latest „fashion‟ in the world of humanitarian action, social action and development; (b) because they are going through a period of implementation on a vast scale in Niger, which has provided us with an exceptional situation for natural experimentation and for monitoring the …

21 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • The West Africa growing season of 2015 is developing under an evolving El Nino event that will peak in late 2015. Historically, this region shows significant linkages between El Nino events and seasonal rainfall deficits particularly in the more marginal areas.

  • The first stages of the season were marked by rainfall deficits across the entire region that have led to delays in the start of the growing season and poor conditions for early crop development.

02 Jul 2015 description

Afrique de l'Ouest: des opportunités sans précédent en matière de croissance agricole

Un nouveau rapport identifie le renforcement de l’intégration régionale comme un levier majeur pour profiter des évolutions de la demande en produits alimentaires et de la croissance démographique

02 Jul 2015 description

2 July 2015, Rome - West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

30 Jun 2015 description

African crops and livestock in a changing climate
June 29, 2015 by Julian Ramirez-Villegas
Cross-posted from the CCAFS blog.
Download the full report here

24 Jun 2015 description

2014 SAHEL STRATEGY

In 2014, humanitarian action in the Sahel was guided by the 2014-2016 Sahel Regional Strategic Response Plan (SRP), which provides a framework for the coordinated and integrated delivery of assistance to people facing emergencies in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and The Gambia.

19 Jun 2015 description

Introduction

During the 2015 Strategic Response Plan (SRP), The Sahel output indicators were defined in consultation with the regional sector focal points to provide a standard measure of performance for the Sahel. Country Cluster focal points provided their annual targets for each country and started to report on their cluster achievements for each of the output indicators on a monthly basis.

17 Jun 2015 description
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The 2015 Global Peace Index shows that the world is becoming increasingly divided with some countries enjoying unprecedented levels of peace and prosperity while others spiral further into violence and conflict.

The Global Peace Index measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 indicators that gauge the absence of violence or the fear of violence. It is produced annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace.

This year the results show that globally, levels of peace remained stable over the last year, however are still lower than in 2008.

16 Jun 2015 description
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At mid year, global funding of humanitarian assistance stands at $4.8 billion, or 26% of requirements - the lowest mid-year coverage in ten years. Global financial requirements for 2015 have risen by $2.4 billion since December 2014, from $16.4 billion to $18.8 billion as of early June 2015. Since December appeals have been added for the Burundi crisis, Djibouti, Guatemala, Honduras, Libya, Nepal, the Sahel regio, Vanuatu and Yemen.

The report describes inter-agency efforts to meet the needs of 78.9 million vulnerable people in 37 countries in:

08 May 2015 description

Welcome to the May issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political vio- lence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) and also on the ACLED website.

28 Apr 2015 description

IMF Projects Solid Growth for Sub-Saharan Africa in the Face of Headwinds

Press Release No. 15/179
April 28, 2015

Introducing the April 2015 IMF Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa, Ms. Antoinette Sayeh, Director of the IMF’s African Department commented today:

16 Apr 2015 description

Despite a relative lull in attacks since the March 2015 presidential elections, the insurgency by militant group Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria is far from over and needs continue to rise. Violence perpetrated by the group is the primary driver of a reported 1.2 million people fleeing to other parts of the country. Mass abductions of women and girls, such as the Chibok schoolgirls in 2014, has become a trademark tactic. During the second half of 2014 and early 2015, internal displacement at the hands of Boko Haram was also reported within neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

13 Apr 2015 description

Points Saillants

Globalement, la production de biomasse au Sahel est excédentaire à la moyenne des dernières 16 années. Mais la production de 2014 montre un déclin considérable comparée à l’année 2013. En plus, des bandes sévèrement déficitaires indiquent une période de soudure (mars-juillet) difficile pour les pasteurs de ces zones.

 La saison des pluies en 2014 n’a pas été favorable pour la zone pastorale. Un début tardif combiné avec des anomalies pluviales négatives a eu un impact négatif sur la production de biomasse dans les zones pastorales.

13 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

800,000 children forced to flee violence in Nigeria and region – UNICEF

A year on from the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, UNICEF focuses attention on devastating impact of conflict on children

DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 13 April 2015 – Around 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups – according to a new report from UNICEF.