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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

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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36 dead in Niger flooding since June: UN

10/16/2014 - 15:35 GMT | 106 words

At least 36 people have died and more than 8,000 houses have been destroyed by flooding in heavy rain that has drenched Niger since June, the UN said Thursday.

Cases of cholera have risen in some zones, it said. In September alone, 641 cases were recorded, with 38 deaths.

In all, some 68,000 people have been affected by the flood disaster, the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the poor African country said in an online statement.

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World + 41 others
Global Food Security Update - Issue 15, October 2014

TRACKING FOOD SECURITY TRENDS IN VULNERABLE COUNTRIES

The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

• In conflict-affected south sudan, the food security situation is much worse than at harvest time in a typical year. Around 1.5 million people are expected to remain in Phase 3 (Crisis) and Phase 4 (Emergency) through December 2014.

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Niger + 1 other
Niger Bulletin humanitaire, septembre 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

• Les résultats de l’enquête nutritionnelle SMART révèlent un taux de malnutrition aiguë globale de 14,8 pour cent.

• L’assistance alimentaire durant la période de soudure a été limitée par le manque de ressources.

• Les flux de personnes déplacées en provenance du Nigeria s’intensifient avec l’arrivée de près de 25 000 personnes en septembre.

• 305 millions de dollars sont recherchés par les acteurs humanitaires à travers le plan de réponse stratégique pour le Niger.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Mali + 9 others
Agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa Press Release 2014-2015 [EN/FR]

An agropastoral season with heterogeneous crop growth stages, requires close monitoring

From 8 to 10 September 2014, was held in Banjul, The Gambia, the regional consultation on the mid-term assessment of the agropastoral season and the 2014-2015 agricultural and food prospects. This meeting comes within the framework of the operation of the Regional Device for Prevention and Management of Food Crises (PREGEC) in the Sahel and West Africa. At the end of the meeting, participants made the following observations:

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

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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Niger: Inondations (3 octobre 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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Bangladesh + 6 others
International Day for Disaster Reduction

Report
Islamic Relief

As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction, Islamic Relief highlights seven of its projects that are helping vulnerable communities to reduce their risk from disasters.

Developing early warning systems in Bangladesh

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Niger: Faits et Chiffres - Diffa (janvier-septembre 2014)

Les activités du CICR dans la région de Diffa

Dans la région de Diffa affectée par les conséquences du conflit armé dans le Nord-Est du Nigeria, le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge CICR), s’efforce de répondre aux besoins humanitaires des dizaines de milliers de déplacés ayant fui les violences et des populations résidentes qui les accueillent. Entre janvier et septembre 2014, en collaboration avec la Croix-Rouge nigérienne, le CICR a ainsi :

SÉCURITE ÉCONOMIQUE

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World + 24 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary October 10-16, 2014

  1. Despite a return of seasonally normal rainfall during August, moisture deficits persist in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has resulted in poor growing conditions and crop development.

  2. Poor July rains in several local areas of Mali have resulted in poor crop and pastoral conditions. August and September rains have improved ground conditions, although the rainy season is quickly coming to a close.

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Senegal + 14 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook October 9 – October 15, 2014

1) Despite a seasonable return of precipitation during August, moisture deficits have persisted in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has already resulted in deteriorated conditions and affected crops on the ground.

2) Poor seasonal rainfall since the middle of August, including prolonged dry spells, has led to late-season moisture deficits that have negatively impacted crop development throughout parts of the Tillaberi region of southwestern Niger and eastern Mali. Below average rains are forecast in the region for the upcoming outlook period.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 01–07 October

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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World + 15 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary October 3-9, 2014

Above-average rains continue in Central America, dryness remains in several parts of East and West Africa

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 in the Arsi and West Arsi zones of central Ethiopia.

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Niger + 1 other
Nouvel afflux de déplacés fuyant la violence dans le nord-est du Nigéria

Le conflit qui sévit dans le nord-est du Nigéria continue d’affecter la région de Diffa, à l’extrémité est du Niger. Ces dernières semaines, des milliers de personnes fuyant les récents affrontements opposant l’armée nigériane à des groupes armés, ont afflué à Diffa, en quête de sécurité.

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World + 69 others
CrisisWatch N°134 - 1 October 2014

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

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Somalia + 14 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook October 2 – October 8, 2014

  • Favorable, late-season rains continued throughout many regions of West Africa during the last week.
  • Significantly heavy rainfall forecast over northern Somalia and eastern 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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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 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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Liberia + 17 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - September 2014

As of 26 September, WHO reports that there are a total of 6,553 cases and 3,083 reported deaths across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Serious shortages of space in treatment centers have reportedly resulted in patients being turned away.

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: Inondations (25 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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South Sudan + 15 others
24 September 2014: World - ECHO Flash Events

U.S.A. – Wildfires

• Over 36 000ha have been burnt by an active wildfire (named “King Fire”) near Sacramento, northern California, while it has also destroyed 68 structures, including 12 houses, as of 24 September. Evacuations are still in effect.

• A second large wildfire, “Happy Camp Complex”, has burnt over 53 000ha in Siskiyou County. It is currently 86% contained. (NICC, USDA)

Ukraine/Russia – Severe Weather