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Le fonds central d'intervention d'urgence des nations unies octroie pres de 8 millions de dollars aux operations humanitaires sous financees

(Niamey/Niger, le 20 octobre 2014): La Coordonnatrice des secours d’urgences des Nations Unies, Valérie Amos, a alloué 7 962 500 dollars, l’équivalent de 3,8 milliards de FCFA, pour appuyer les urgences sous financées au Niger.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Mali + 10 others
Regional Snapshot West Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

REGIONAL SUMMARY

Recurring food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies have presented significant challenges to the vulnerable populations of the West Africa region. Complex emergencies and food insecurity constituted the primary concerns in West Africa during FY 2014.
USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional presence in Dakar, Senegal.

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UN Emergency Fund gives US$8 million for underfunded humanitarian operations

This new grant is part of a $75 million allocation from the CERF Underfunded Emergencies window, which this year aims to boost relief work in two of the world’s most neglected regions: the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

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Ghana + 7 others
Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 39) [EN/FR]

With almost 21,000 cases, Ghana has a new record number, and the outbreak has already spread along the coast to Togo and Benin. The situation in Lake Chad Basin is of concern as well.

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Mali + 9 others
UN envoy calls for funding backed by government action, peace successes in troubled Sahel

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UN News Service

The region needs more resources and joint action, and faster ways to deal with the structural challenges and successes on peace processes in Darfur, northern Mali and Libya.

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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 + 11 others
Agence de Médecine Préventive Wins the 2014 Gates Vaccine Innovation Award for Improving Immunization Programs in Africa

PARIS (October 14, 2014) – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) has received the third annual Gates Vaccine Innovation Award in recognition of EPIVAC, an on-the-job training program for district medical officers to improve immunization program performance in 11 Francophone African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

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Niger + 1 other
Lutte contre Ebola - Atelier de validation du "Plan national de préparation et de réponse à l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola au Niger

Dans le cadre de la préparation et de la réponse à l’épidémie de la maladie à Virus Ebola (MVE) au Niger, un atelier de validation du plan national s’est tenu à Niamey du 8 au 9 octobre 2014 dans l’auditorium Prince Sultan. Cet atelier ouvert officiellement par le Ministre de la Santé Publique Mr Mano Aghali, a regroupé tous les spécialistes en la matière du Ministère de la Santé, des autres secteurs ministériels et des partenaires.

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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:

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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 + 3 others
Niger: Faits et Chiffres - Agadez (janvier-juin 2014)

Les activités du CICR dans les régions d’Agadez et Tahoua

Entre Janvier et juin 2014, le CICR a poursuivi son action humanitaire dans la région d’Agadez et le nord de la région de Tahoua en vue : de soutenir le relèvement des populations. Ainsi, en collaboration avec la Croix-Rouge nigérienne (CRN), le CICR a:

SÉCURITE ÉCONOMIQUE

Soutien à l’élevage

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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 + 13 others
Polio this week as of 1 October 2014

All cases of wild poliovirus type 1 reported this week were from Pakistan. In 2014, Pakistan has accounted for 83% of cases reported globally. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) constitute the most heavily infected area of the world, with 73% of cases worldwide occurring within these provinces.

The risk of international spread of polio from Pakistan remains high. The bulk of cases in neighbouring Afghanistan are linked to cross-border transmission with Pakistan, and the outbreak affecting the Middle East originated in Pakistan.

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Niger: Humanitarian Overview (as of 30 September 2014)

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

Poverty, demographic pressure and recurrent shocks (droughts, floods, epidemics, high food prices) are responsible for the chronic vulnerability amongst households and communities, forcing many families to result to negative coping strategies.

The crises and insecurity in neighboring countries have led to the arrival of refugee populations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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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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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 30 September 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 4 others
Q+A: How we help girls fulfill their potential

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Mercy Corps

Being a girl comes with a steep set of challenges, especially for girls growing up in some of the world’s toughest places. Gender inequality is apparent right from the start, and many girls never have the opportunity to go to school, earn an income or have a voice in their own lives or their communities.

All over the world, Mercy Corps is working to change that by supporting girls’ education, providing vocational training and working with communities as a whole to help them understand the value that women and girls bring to society.

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In one girl's stand against child marriage, a path forward for development

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “After I turned 16, my father wanted me to marry a 25-year-old man named Alhamza,” Nana, who is still 16 years old, told a room full of dignitaries and leaders at a high-level panel discussion on child marriage at the United Nations last week.

Child marriage is a human rights violation. The children involved – most often girls – are deprived of the right to choose when and whom to marry, one of the most fundamental and life-altering choices a person can make.

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Ghana + 7 others
Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 37) [EN/FR]

Evènement sur le cholera:

TCHAD
Un atelier d’élaboraon du plan de réponse au Tchad s’est tenu les 25 et 26 Avril.
Le plan d’acon intègre les aspects transfrontaliers et la vaccinaon orale cholera.

GHANA
Une formaon d’une trentaine de parcipants à la stratégie du bouclier et du coup de poing en zone urbaine avec l’ulisaon des GPS s’est tenue à Accra le 25 Avril 2014.

Events on cholera in the region: