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Senegal + 4 others
Senegal closes border as UN warns on Ebola flare-up

Senegal has become the latest country to seal its border with Guinea to ward off the deadly Ebola virus, as the new UN pointman on the epidemic said preparations must be made for a possible flare-up of the disease.

Senegal's decision to close its land border with Guinea, announced by the interior ministry on Thursday, is part of intensifying efforts to contain the outbreak that has killed 1,350 people since March in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

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World + 23 others
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.

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 + 14 others
Bulletin d’information sur la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel et en Afrique de l’ouest - juillet 2014

Situation alimentaire satisfaisante dans la région, exceptée par endroits en zones sahéliennes pastorales et agropastorales.

MESSAGES CLÉS

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Liberia + 6 others
Last Ebola-free region of Liberia falls to virus

08/22/2014 21:03 GMT

by Zoom DOSSO with Selim SAHEB ETTABA in Dakar

MONROVIA, August 22, 2014 (AFP) - Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials said Friday, as the World Health Organization warned the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would take months.

After seeing people fall to the deadly virus in area after area, Liberia said two people had succumbed to the virus in Sinoe province, the last Ebola-free bastion in a country that has seen the biggest toll with 624 deaths.

Agence France-Presse:

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 22 August 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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World + 12 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 22-28, 2014

Dryness expected to continue in much of Central America, Haiti, and Central Asia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since early June, poor rainfall distribution has delayed planting and hurt crop development in northeastern Nigeria. Although an increase in rainfall was observed recently, continued favorable rainfall amounts are needed to overcome long-term deficits.

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Liberia + 5 others
Senegal closes border as UN warns on Ebola flare-up

08/22/2014 03:07 GMT

by Zoom DOSSO with Kerry SHERIDAN in Washington

MONROVIA, August 22, 2014 (AFP) - Senegal has become the latest country to seal its border with a west African neighbour to ward off the deadly Ebola virus, as the new UN pointman on the epidemic said preparations must be made for a possible flare-up of the disease.

Agence France-Presse:

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Liberia + 3 others
Ebola: Le coordinateur de l'ONU veut être prêt à "affronter une flambée", le Sénégal ferme ses frontières

08/22/2014 02:48 GMT

Par Zoom DOSSO avec les correspondants de l'AFP à FREETOWN et CONAKRY

MONROVIA, 22 août 2014 (AFP) - Le coordinateur de l'ONU contre le virus Ebola veut être prêt à "affronter une flambée si nécessaire" de l'épidémie, au moment où le Sénégal ferme ses frontières avec la Guinée et que Kinshasa annonce 13 morts de fièvre "d'origine indéterminée".

Agence France-Presse:

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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:

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

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Sénégal Mise à jour du suivi à distance - août 2014

L’insécurité alimentaire de niveau Stress se maintient dans le centre et le nord du pays

Messages clés

  • Le déficit de pluie continue de perturber le déroulement normal de la campagne agricole dans le pays particulièrement dans les zones agricoles du centre et du nord. L’échec des semis de céréales et les ressemis qui expliquent le retard dans le développement des cultures et la réduction des réalisations affecteront négativement les productions agricoles de 2014/15.

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Nigeria + 14 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 21 – August 27, 2014

  • Increased rains observed in West Africa during the past observation period.

  • Consistent heavy rains triggered flooding, destroyed houses, and thousands of displaced people in Sudan.

1) Inadequate rainfall distribution since early June has delayed planting and negatively affected crop development in northeastern Nigeria. Although an increase in rainfall was observed recently, continued favorable rainfall amounts are needed to overcome long-term deficits.

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World + 7 others
Africa - Ebola Coordination and Preparedness, Emergency Appeal MDR60002

The Regional Coordination and Preparedness Emergency Appeal is launched by the IFRC to supplement and to support the current country-level Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Emergency Appeals and preparedness operations supported by the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). The aim of this appeal is to strengthen and scale up operations support, coordination, communication, capacity building and preparedness for at risk countries in the region and to prepare for the potential spread of Ebola outbreak to other countries in Africa and beyond.

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World + 47 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

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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Sénégal: sept morts et trois blessés dans l'explosion d'une mine en Casamance‎

08/17/2014 12:23 GMT

ZIGUINCHOR, 17 août 2014 (AFP) - Sept personnes ont été tuées et trois grièvement blessées dans l'explosion d'une mine en Casamance, région du sud du Sénégal en proie à une rébellion indépendantiste, a-t-on appris dimanche de sources concordantes.

"Dix jeunes qui se rendaient à un mariage, à bord d'une charrette tractée par des boeufs, ont sauté samedi sur une mine" dans un village près de la frontière gambienne, a affirmé à l'AFP un élu local sous couvert d'anonymat.

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Seven wedding guests killed by Senegal landmine

08/17/2014 14:21 GMT

ZIGUINCHOR, August 17, 2014 (AFP) - Seven wedding guests were killed and three were seriously injured when they were blown up by a landmine in the troubled southern Senegalese region of Casamance, sources told AFP on Sunday.

"Ten young people going to a wedding on a bullock cart were blown up by a mine" in a village near the Gambian border, a local politician told AFP on condition of anonymity, adding that seven were killed. A military source confirmed the toll.

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World + 19 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 15-21, 2014

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Severe dryness persists in Latin America and Haiti, with flooding in Sudan and South Sudan

  1. Since early June, seasonal rainfall has been below average and infrequent across northeastern Nigeria, leading to growing moisture deficits. While there is a chance for some relief with increased rainfall forecast during the upcoming outlook period, abnormally dry ground conditions are expected to persist, which still may negatively impact developing crops later into the season.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 15 August 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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World + 13 others
The African Union Strategy For The Sahel Region, 11 Aug 2014

Report
African Union

PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL
449th MEETING
11 AUGUST 2014
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

PSC/PR/3(CDXLIX)

INTRODUCTION