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31 Aug 2011 description

Acknowledgments

This work was done by Famine Early Warning Systems Network in collaboration with its partners Government of Niger: The Agriculture General and Regional Directorate of Ministries of Agriculture and Livestock, the Early Warning System, Information Communication Unit, WFP, FAO, Oxfam, National Institute of Statistics. The profiles were produced as a knowledge base for FEWS NET’s Food Insecurity Monitoring activities in the country.

31 Aug 2011 description

Ce bulletin d’information humanitaire, produit par le bureau régional OCHA pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre, couvre la période du 1er au 31 août 2011.

Evènements clés

  • Plus de 37.000 cas de choléra notifiés au Cameroun, au Tchad, au Niger, au Nigeria et au Mali

  • Des inondations à Ibadan au Nigeria font plus de 100 morts

  • Nouvelles études sur les conséquences des retours des travailleurs migrants nigériens

  • Accord tripartite sur le rapatriement volontaire des réfugiés ivoiriens au Liberia

30 Aug 2011 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 30 August 2011 (IRIN) - Cholera has killed at least 1,200 people this year in the countries surrounding Lake Chad - Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria; the illness, linked primarily to poor sanitation and lack of potable water, has struck some 38,800 people in the region this year and continues to spread. [ http://www.who.int/topics/cholera/en/ ]

29 Aug 2011 description

• On the whole, the growing season has begun and is off to a normal start in the agricultural and agropastoral areas of the country. With current forecasts calling for average to above‐average cumulative rainfall, the 2011/12 harvest should be average to good.  

• There are reports of extremely large lags in the start‐of‐season in Ouallam, Téra, and Tillabery departments, which were not targeted for priority action during last year’s crisis and are feeling the effects of poor pasture production in 2010/11 and high acute malnutrition rates (Figure 1).  

29 Aug 2011 description

GAO, Mali — Hundreds of armed Tuaregs from Mali and Niger who fought for toppled Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi have started to return to their home nations, security sources said, raising fears of conflict.

"Hundreds of Malian and Nigerian Tuaregs are coming home from the Libyan front. Among them are former Malian and Nigerien rebels, but also Tuaregs of Malian origin who were in the Libyan army," said a security source at Gao in the north of Mali.

26 Aug 2011 description

GENEVA, August 26 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres has issued a strong call for sub-Saharan Africans to be protected in Libya as reports emerge from Tripoli of people being targeted because of their colour as the city fell to rebel forces.

26 Aug 2011 description

GENÈVE, 26 août (HCR) – Le Haut Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés António Guterres a lancé un appel pressant pour que les Africains sub-sahariens soient protégés en Libye. Des informations affluent depuis Tripoli sur des personnes visées pour leur couleur de peau, alors que la ville est tombée aux mains des rebelles.

25 Aug 2011 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

DAKAR, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Niger has launched a 10 billion CFA francs ($21.9 million) irrigation programme to grow at least 1 million tonnes of food, including 400,00 tonnes of cereals, the government said on Thursday.

Read the full article on AlertNet.

25 Aug 2011 description

Faits majeurs:

  • Les pluies sont de retour mais avec des inondations à Tillabéri, Maradi et Tahoua
  • La campagne hivernale se poursuit plutôt bien partout ailleurs
  • Carte Focus : Qui fait Quoi à Madarounfa ?
24 Aug 2011 description

L’installation tardive de la saison ne perturbe pas le bon fonctionnement des marchés

L’installation de la saison a été retardée dans plusieurs localités, dont certaines ont connu des poches de sécheresse, entrainant de nombreux resemis. Avec la reprise des pluies en juillet, la saison tend à se normaliser.

22 Aug 2011 description

Faits majeurs:

La reprise des précipitations conforte de bonnes perspectives agricoles

Enquête nutritionnelle SMART : Au tour de Matamèye et de Magaria

Carte Focus : Qui fait Quoi à Matamèye ?

22 Aug 2011 description

Points saillants pour Juillet 2011

· Une animation des marchés nationaux et transfrontaliers relativement bonne, suite à une forte affluence des consommateurs et commerçants locaux (besoin de consommation imputables aux travaux champêtres en cours et aux préparatifs pour le Ramadan),

· Une poursuite de l’augmentation du prix du carburant dans le pays, susceptibles de se répercuter sur les coûts de transport et les niveaux de prix des céréales,

19 Aug 2011 description

NIAMEY — Heavy rain has killed seven people and done considerable damage to property in Niger, the government and radio stations said Friday.

"The toll is two dead in the Maradi region and two others in Tillaberi," according to an official statement read on national radio, while the private radio Anfani announced the further deaths of three children aged between eight and ten when their house collapsed in a village in Maradi.