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21 Dec 2014 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2014—The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$170.2 million for women and adolescent girls to expand their access to reproductive, child and maternal health services in five countries in Africa’s Sahel region and the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS).

The Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Project will also help promote regional knowledge and data on proven gender development programs.

19 Dec 2014 description

Experts in food security and agricultural production have addressed the issue

19 December 2014, Dakar, Senegal – In addition to the health consequences in West Africa, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has also led to various economic and social disruptions in affected and neighbouring countries.

18 Dec 2014 description

"We must learn from each other" says Dr Nehal Hefny, Programs and Projects Coordinator at the Egyptian Red Crescent Society. The latest newsletter of the Health Care in Danger project features a variety of articles including updates about the project, the field case study of Nepal and two interviews with experts working in the field.

17 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • There have been 18 603 reported cases of Ebola virus disease, with 6915 reported deaths.

  • Reported case incidence is fluctuating in Guinea and decreasing in Liberia.

  • There are signs that the increase in incidence has slowed in Sierra Leone. A major operation has been implemented to curb the spread of disease in the west of the country.

  • No new cases have been reported in Mali since 24 November. All contacts of the outbreak in Bamako have completed the 21-day follow-up period.

17 Dec 2014 description

PRIORITY NEEDS

Food insecurity

In December 2014, 19.8 million people in the Sahel are estimated to be food insecure, with at least 2.6 million having already crossed the emergency threshold and requiring urgent food assistance. Millions more are expected to see their food security deteriorate during the course of the 2015 lean season due to the exhaustion of stocks, pasture scarcity, food price variations, or livelihood erosion caused by recurrent crises.

Malnutrition

16 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 10–16 December

Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.

Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.

11 Dec 2014 description

MONDE
$16,7 MILLIARDS NÉCESSAIRE POUR AIDER 27,5 MILLIONS DE PERSONNES
Le 8 décembre, la communauté humanitaire a lancé un appel de 16,7 milliards de dollars pour aider 57,5 millions de personnes en 2015. Les crises en RCA, Irak, au Soudan du Sud et en Syrie, et leur impact régional resteront des priorités humanitaires. Cet appel n’inclut pas encore les plans de réponse stratégiques des neuf pays du Sahel qui seront lancés en février 2015. Ce qui va augmenter le nombre de personnes à aider et les besoins financiers pour 2015.

09 Dec 2014 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Un important flux de personnes déplacées du Nigéria a été enregistré dans la région de Diffa à la suite des attaques perpétrées par les groupes armés au nord-est du Nigéria.

  • Un quatrième camp de transit est ouvert dans la région d’Agadez pour l’accueil des migrants vulnérables refoulés ou en route pour le Maghreb et l’Occident.

09 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 3–9 December

Philippines: Category 5 Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, made landfall on 6 December over the town of Dolores in Eastern Samar province (Eastern Philippines). At least 49 of 81 provinces are potentially at high risk. The typhoon is moving very slowly, potentially subjecting each community in the path of the typhoon to high winds and torrential rainfall for much longer. 1.1 million people are affected.

09 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Les taux d’infection d’Ebola ralentissent au Liberia et se stabilisent en Guinée mais continuent d’augmenter en Sierra Leone. De nouveaux cas enregistrés dans la capitale du Mali, Bamako.

  • 700 000 PDI enregistrés au nordest du Nigeria, dans les états d’Adamawa, Borno, et Yobe.

  • En trois jours consécutifs, près de 15 000 personnes fuient le Nigeria pour se réfugier à Diffa, Niger, suite à l’attaque d’une ville à la frontière.

09 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ebola infection rates slowing down in Liberia, leveling-off in Guinea, increasing in Sierra Leone. New cases reported in the Malian capital, Bamako.

  • 700,000 IDPs registered in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states in Northeast Nigeria.

  • Nearly 15,000 people fleeing Nigeria for Diffa, Niger, in three days after border town attack.

  • Over USD$11 million of humanitarian goods lost in Burkina Faso.

  • 1,000 people evacuated after volcano eruption in Cabo Verde.

04 Dec 2014 description
  • In the north of Madagascar, supplementary immunization activities are planned for December in response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine derived poliovirus. National Immunization Days are planned for January. The aim is to boost immunity across the country against all strains of poliovirus using trivalent oral polio vaccine.

  • For the first time ever, only 1 case of wild poliovirus has been reported in Africa in the last 4 months. The case had onset of paralysis on 11 August in Somalia.

04 Dec 2014 description

4 December, 2014

Rahila Boukari, a 26-year-old mother of three, had barely enough money to take her youngest daughter, Chafaatou, to the intensive nutrition centre in Guidan-Roumji, south-central Niger.

By the time they arrived at the centre, Chafaatou was extremely ill. She was suffering from protein-energy deficiency—a deadly condition that results from an inadequate intake of calories or protein, and which is common among children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

04 Dec 2014 description

BENIN
HUIT DECES SUSPECTS DE LA FIEVRE DE LASSA
Selon les autorités sanitaires, 14 cas suspects de la fièvre de lassa dont huit décès ont été enregistrés au Bénin. 170 contacts au total sont actuellement sous surveillance dans les villes de Tanguieta et Cobly.