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06 Mar 2015 description

Summary

IFRC’s Ebola strategic framework is organised around 5 outcomes:

  • The epidemic is stopped

  • National Societies have better Ebola preparedness and stronger long term capacities

  • IFRC operations are well coordinated

  • Safe and Dignified Burials (SDB) are effectively carried out by all actors

  • Recovery of community life and livelihoods

06 Mar 2015 description
report AlertNet

Author: Kathryn M. Werntz

DAKAR, March 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Though the coastal cities of Senegal are situated on the fierce Atlantic Ocean, it is floods from heavy rains they struggle with, rather than rising tides.

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06 Mar 2015 description

A l'occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme, nous partageons les histoires de 25 femmes d'à travers le continent africain dont les vies se sont améliorées de manière radicale. Hommage rendu aux interventions financées par la Banque africaine de développement

Liliam Makosa
Projet de lutte contre les maladies animales transfrontalières, Zambie

05 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FAO has further raised its estimate of the 2014 world cereal production and its forecast for global cereal stocks. Early prospects for cereal supplies in 2015/16 are mostly favourable, partly sustained by large stocks accumulated over the previous two seasons.

  • FAO’s first forecast for global wheat production in 2015 indicates a likely small contraction, mostly reflecting an expected decline in Europe from last year’s record output.

05 Mar 2015 description
report World Vision

Alegnesy Bies
Communications Manager
Senegal

A fully equipped dairy processing plant was set up by World Vision Senegal in the ADP BASA in partnership with the community of Mballocounda. This plant is contributing significantly to improving the lives of community members, especially the children. There is now variety and an enriched diet in the local elementary school canteen with cater for 354 students from the village.

05 Mar 2015 description

L’émergence de l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest menace la sécurité sanitaire publique régionale et mondiale. La Guinée, le Mali et le Sénégal partage une longue frontière de plusieurs milliers de kilomètres. La rencontre de Labé les 25 et 26 février 2015 permettra de renforcer la collaboration transfrontalière afin de prévenir et d’arrêter la propagation de l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola.

05 Mar 2015 description

Le PNUD gérera un vaste programme visant à faciliter l’accès aux infrastructures socio-économiques, la sécurité alimentaire et l’entreprenariat rural

Dakar, Sénégal – Le Sénégal vient d’enclencher un grand programme de développement local visant à faire décoller le niveau de vie des populations en milieu rural tout en stimulant l’économie nationale.

03 Mar 2015 description

General Situation during February 2015 Forecast until mid-April 2015

03 Mar 2015 description

Afghanistan: Heavy snowfall has caused avalanches in northern, central and eastern Afghanistan; 280 people have died. Panshir province is most affected. Communication lines have been disrupted in places, power supplies to Kabul have been cut. Priority needs are for NFIs and emergency shelter; access to isolated areas is difficult.

02 Mar 2015 description

Libye – L’OIM a organisé, aujourd’hui, le départ de 133 hommes sénégalais du centre d’accueil de Karareem à Misrata, en Libye, et leur vol de retour de Tunisie, en espérant que cette opération soit la première d’une série de nombreuses évacuations de ressortissants de pays tiers bloqués, dans les prochaines semaines.

02 Mar 2015 description

Au Sénégal, le riz, le mil, le sorgho et le maïs constituent la base de l’alimentation des ménages. L’arachide représente aussi bien une source importante de protéine et communément une culture de rente. Le riz importé est consommé quotidiennement par la grande majorité des ménages, particulièrement dans les centres urbains de Dakar et Touba. Le riz produit localement dans la vallée du fleuve Sénégal y est consommé. St. Louis est le principal marché dans la vallée du fleuve Sénégal. Le mil est consommé dans les régions centrales où Kaolack représente le marché régional le plus important.

01 Mar 2015 description

Summary: The outbreak of Ebola virus is still underway in several countries in West Africa. A single imported case from Guinea was reported in Senegal in late August 2014. The Senegalese Red Cross Society (SRCS) got involved in the monitoring of 74 contacts which ended after 21 days. They were all in good health. The patient admitted to the treatment center was cured of Ebola and discharged. The test results of suspected cases in the District of Vélingara, Kolda Region were also negative.

27 Feb 2015 description

La soudure pastorale précoce menace les revenus des éleveurs au nord du pays

MESSAGE CLES

• Les marchés restent suffisamment approvisionnés malgré la baisse de la production de céréales de 37 pour cent par rapport à la moyenne. Les stocks bien que faibles par rapport à une année moyenne réduisent comme d’habitude la dépendance des ménages aux marchés en cette période.

27 Feb 2015 description

Libya - In what is hoped will be the first of many evacuations of stranded third country nationals in the coming weeks, IOM today organized the successful departure of 133 Senegalese men from the Karareem reception center in Misrata, Libya, and their flight home from Tunisia.

The evacuees are part of a group of 401 Senegalese IOM plans to return to their homeland over the next week, and perhaps the first of thousands who will be able to leave Libya safely after months of waiting.

27 Feb 2015 description

Pearl millet, a key staple crop in the African Sahel region, is particularly important to the food security of smallholder farmers. Yet virtually all of West Africa’s 3.9 million farmers still rely on basic hand tools to process this crop into edible flour, resulting in post-harvest losses of up to 20 percent. Without proper mechanized tools, women – who make up the majority of pearl millet producers – toil under inefficient, labor-intensive conditions.

27 Feb 2015 description

Rice, millet, sorghum, and maize are the primary staple foods in Senegal. Groundnuts are both an important source of protein and a commonly grown cash crop. Imported rice is consumed daily by the vast majority of households in Senegal particularly in Dakar and Touba urban centers. Local rice is produced and consumed in the Senegal River Valley. St. Louis is a major market for the Senegal River Valley. Millet is consumed in central regions where Kaolack is the most important regional market. Maize is produced and consumed in areas around Kaolack, Tambacounda, and the Senegal River Valley.

25 Feb 2015 description

SUMMARY

A total of 99 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 22 February. Guinea reported 35 new confirmed cases. Cases continue to arise from unknown chains of transmission.

25 Feb 2015 description

Cote D’Ivoire
IDPs Begin to Return Home
Displaced populations in the country’s western Olodio locality and other areas are gradually returning to their villages despite lingering insecurity. Some 3,000 people fled their homes following armed attacks on Dahioké, Grabo and Irato areas in January. Humanitarian actors are assessing the possibility of food distributions in communities of return.