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05 Feb 2016 description

Summary of response

Overview of Host National Society

As soon as the imported case was confirmed, SRCS became involved in the following 7 committees of the Ministry of Health:

  • Social and behavioural intervention;

  • Investigation and epidemiological surveillance;

  • Case management and infection control;

  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene;

  • Logistics;

  • Media or communication; and

  • Mobile response team.

05 Feb 2016 description
report IRIN

By Obi Anyadike, Africa Editor

NAIROBI, 4 February 2016 (IRIN) - Security has been intense over the last few weeks in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, with police and soldiers on the streets, vehicle searches, and round-ups of alleged Islamist militants.

04 Feb 2016 description

Pour la fondation sénégalaise, seul producteur de vaccin pré-qualifié par l’OMS à être basé en Afrique, l'apport de l'AFD, par un prêt bonifié de 6,5 millions d’euros, va permettre de renforcer durablement la lutte contre cette maladie pour laquelle il n'existe pas de traitement.

30 000 décès dus à la fièvre jaune

04 Feb 2016 description

For the Senegalese foundation, the only vaccine producer pre-qualified by WHO based in Africa, AFD’s contribution, via a EUR 6.5m subsidized loan, will sustainably strengthen the fight against this disease, for which there is no treatment.

30,000 deaths caused by yellow fever

04 Feb 2016 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • For years, the suburbs of the Senegalese capital, Dakar, were plagued by chronic flooding during the rainy season.

  • In 2012, the Government of Senegal and the World Bank launched a series of drainage works to protect Dakar’s poorest neighborhoods in Pikine and Guediawaye.

  • Recently completed drainage canals and reservoirs are now protecting almost 100,000 people and more than 400 hectares from floods.

04 Feb 2016 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Depuis plusieurs années, les inondations sont récurrentes dans la banlieue de la capitale sénégalaise durant la saison des pluies.

  • En 2012, le gouvernement et la Banque mondiale ont lancé des travaux de drainage pour prévenir les risques d’inondations dans les quartiers les plus pauvres de Pikine et Guédiawaye.

  • Près de 100 000 personnes et 400 hectares de terres sont désormais protégés grâce à la construction de canaux et de bassins de stockage.

03 Feb 2016 description

Third-party testing provides the degree of transparency that smallholder farmers need to access truly improved seeds that perform in their local environments. It is the foundation for creating a verified, reliable and transparent seed system, yet it has been a critical missing component in African agricultural development.

03 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Dakar, February 3, 2016) – Closing arguments in the trial in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator, Hissène Habré, will take place from February 8 to 12, 2016.

Habré, who ruled Chad from 1982 to 1990 before fleeing to Senegal, has been on trial since July 20, 2015 before the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegalese court system facing charges of crimes against humanity, torture, and war crimes.

03 Feb 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The Food Security crisis has been a regional crisis affecting the Sahel area, mainly four countries - Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania and Guinea Bissau. A total of 3.55 million people needed emergency food assistance in the Sahel in 2015.

Consequently this appeal has been part of a wider response in the Region and has been included in the IFRC Sahel Food Insecurity Regional Operational Strategic Plan.

03 Feb 2016 description

Sommaire

Santé

Eau, habitat et assainissement

Sécurité économique

Visite aux personnes privées de liberté et rétablissement des liens familiaux

Coopération avec la Croix-Rouge sénégalaise

Promotion du droit international humanitaire et dialogue avec les autorités

02 Feb 2016 description

Points clés

  • La réalisation d’infrastructures hydro-agricoles telles que les barrages, les digues anti-sel et les forages vise à combler les besoins croissants du secteur agricole en eau. Les aspects techniques de ce type de projets ont souvent un caractère pré- pondérant, au risque d’éclipser les aspects participatifs qui sont aussi importants pour l’appropriation des ouvrages par les populations concernées.

01 Feb 2016 description

Currently, the humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are seeking over $19.8 billion to meet the needs of 89.4 million people across 37 countries. The figures may increase in the course of 2016. As of 29 January, $50 million has been received for the appeals.

In January 2015, the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals required $16.4 billion to meet the needs of 57.5 million people across 22 countries.

The year ended with requirements at $19.9 billion, an increase of $3.5 billion, to meet the needs of 82 million people in 38 countries.

01 Feb 2016 description

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01 Feb 2016 description

In the Sahel, extreme poverty, fast-growing populations, climate change, recurrent food and nutrition crises, armed conflicts and insecurity are building up to a perfect storm threatening the lives of communities already living on the brink of crisis.

The region is one of the world’s climate change hotspots. Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, more frequent droughts and floods and land degradation threaten the livelihoods of a population in which the majority relies on agriculture for survival.

31 Jan 2016 description

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy recently released its annual report covering research and activities progress over the past year. The overall goal of the FSP program is to promote inclusive agricultural productivity growth, improved nutritional outcomes, and enhanced livelihood resilience for men and women through improved policy environments. The goal will be achieved by fostering credible, inclusive, transparent and sustainable policy processes at country and regional levels and filling critical policy evidence gaps.

30 Jan 2016 description

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.