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Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel : Report on 2013 Humanitarian Operations - Burkina Faso, Chad, the Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Cameroon, Nigeria and Senegal, July 2014

A new report offers a snapshot of the scope and breadth of the humanitarian footprint in the Sahel and highlights some of the main challenges faced by aid organisations and how they adapted to them.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 21 others
Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children: West and Central Africa Regional Report

West and Central Africa has the world’s highest out-of-school rate, at 28 per cent, which means that about 19 million primary school-age children in this region are excluded from education.

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Niger Food Security Brief, May 2014

Over the last three decades, FEWS NET has steadily built a core set of integrated materials on livelihoods, household vulnerability, nutrition, trade, and agro-climatology through fieldwork and secondary data collection and research. FEWS NET also looks beyond the immediate context to understand the broader context and the underlying causes of food insecurity.

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Global Overview 2014: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

Report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre says this figure equates to a staggering increase of 4.5 million from 2012, signalling a record high for the second year running.

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World + 27 others
State of the World’s Mothers 2014 - Saving Mothers and Children in Humanitarian Crises

Maternal deaths and child mortality in the most challenging countries of the world can be dramatically cut when efforts are made to improve services for mothers and children.

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World + 15 others
Estado Mundial de las Madres 2014 - Salvemos a las madres y la infancia durante las crisis humanitarias

Resumen ejecutivo: principales conclusiones y recomendaciones

Cada día, alrededor de 800 madres y 18.000 niñas y niños pequeños mueren principalmente debido a causas prevenibles. Más de la mitad de estas muertes de madres y de niñas y niños menores de cinco años ocurren en entornos de fragilidad,1 contextos con un alto riesgo de conflictos y muy vulnerables frente a los efectos de los desastres naturales.

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Nigeria + 3 others
Nigeria: Borno, Yobe and Adamawa - State of Emergency 14.05.2013 – 25.04.2014

This Briefing Note provides a crisis overview highlighting key findings, and analysing main sectoral issues, response capacity and information gaps.

Crisis Overview

  • Conflict: A State of Emergency (SoE) was declared in the northeastern states of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa on 14 May 2013 (due to expire in May 2014), following an escalation of violence between Nigerian government forces and Boko Haram (BH) Islamist insurgents. Six million people are directly affected by the conflict, which is half of the population.

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Les Transferts d’Argent par Téléphonie Mobile et par IMF pour les Réfugiés Urbains à Niamey (Niger)

Cette étude a comparé l'efficacité des transferts d’argent par téléphonie mobile et les transferts de cash par l’Institution de Micro-Finance aux réfugiés urbains à Niamey.

L'étude a révélé que le mécanisme de transfert d’argent par téléphonie mobile serait plus rentable que le mécanisme de l'IMF, après que les coûts initiaux d’installation liés à la technologie soient amortis. L'utilisation de points de retrait de proximité peut réduire les coûts de transport et d’opportunité pour les bénéficiaires.

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World + 1 other
The impact of cash and food transfers - Evidence from a randomized intervention in Niger

There is little rigorous evidence on the comparative impacts of cash and food transfers on food security and food-related outcomes. We assess the relative impacts of receiving cash versus food transfers using a randomized design. Drawing on data collected in eastern Niger, we find that households randomized to receive a food basket experienced larger, positive impacts on measures of food consumption and diet quality than those receiving the cash transfer. Receiving food also reduced the use of a number of coping strategies.

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Réduire la pauvreté et investir dans le capital humain : le nouveau rôle des filets sociaux en Afrique - Études de cas dans 22 pays

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World Bank

La stratégie de protection sociale de la Banque mondiale pour l’Afrique de 2012 à 2022 met en lumière la nécessité d’établir une base factuelle solide pour étayer la préparation et la mise en œuvre de programmes de protection sociale sur ce continent. Depuis 2009, la Banque mondiale a réalisé des évaluations approfondies des filets sociaux dans 22 pays d’Afrique subsaharienne.

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Levelling the Field: Improving Opportunities for Women Farmers in Africa

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World Bank

Gender Gap Holds Back Africa’s Women Farmers: New Report Identifies Policy Interventions to Narrow and Eliminate Gender Inequality

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 –Tackling the pervasive inequality faced by women farmers across Africa is critical if the continent is to reduce poverty, boost economic growth and feed its growing population, says a new report published today by the World Bank Group and The ONE Campaign.

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Morocco + 11 others
Abusados y expulsados: maltrato de migrantes del África subsahariana

Marruecos: abuso de migrantes del África subsahariana

Persisten maltratos en operativos en la frontera entre Marruecos y España, a pesar de reformas en Rabat

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Abused and Expelled: Ill-treatment of Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Morocco

Moroccan security forces commonly beat, otherwise abuse, and sometimes steal from sub-Saharan migrants in the northeastern part of the country, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These abuses persist despite some improvements in the treatment of migrants since the government announced a new migration and asylum policy in September 2013. Since that time, the practice of summarily expelling migrants at the border with Algeria appears to have stopped.

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