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Senegal, between migrations to Europe and returns

Table of Contents:

For an Introduction – Senegalese Street Vendors and the Migration and Development Nexus, by Michele Gonnelli, p. 8

The Senegalese Transnational Diaspora and its role back Home, by Sebastiano Ceschi & Petra Mezzetti, p. 13

Imagining Europe: being willing to go does not necessarily result in taking the necessary Steps, by Papa Demba Fall, p. 21

EU Migration Policies and the Criminalisation of the Senegalese Irregular Migration flows, by Lanre Olusegun Ikuteyijo, p. 29

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Help Senegal battle hunger


Caritas is launching an emergency project for Senegal to urgently help families who are hungry.

Recent poor harvests, climatic factors, natural disasters and a sharp rise in food prices in 2007-2008 have edged poor families further into poverty and hunger.

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Guinea + 3 others
Taking preventive action to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Ebola virus disease, a highly infectious and deadly disease, continues to claim lives in West Africa. As of 9 April, Guinea has counted close to 160 suspected cases with 101 deaths. The virus which surfaced in rural Guinea and then spread to Conakry, the capital, has now also reached neighbouring Liberia, where five fatalities have been recorded. In Mali, health officials are investigating suspected cases of Ebola.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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OFID attends high-level meetings in Washington, DC

Loan agreements signed with four partner countries

Vienna, Austria, April 14, 2014. A delegation from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), headed by Director-General Mr Suleiman J Al-Herbish, has concluded a high-level mission to Washington, DC, to attend the 2014 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as a number of other important meetings. Highlights of the mission include the following:

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Senegal + 1 other
Senegal: Ebola virus disease preparedness Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRSN009

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Guinea recorded early this year 134 suspected cases of febrile illness and 83 deaths in districts of Forest Guinea region, with a fatality rate of 69 per cent. The highest concentration of cases and deaths are as follows: Guékédou (80 cases/ 54 deaths); Macenta (26 cases/ 14 deaths) and Conakry (15 cases/ 4 deaths).

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Guinea + 5 others
Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest, un effrayant virus tueur venu de loin

04/11/2014 15:13 GMT

Par Coumba SYLLA

DAKAR, 11 avril 2014 (AFP) - L'Afrique de l'Ouest fait face depuis plusieurs semaines à une épidémie de fièvre hémorragique en partie due au virus Ebola qui a fait plus de 110 morts, changeant les comportements et provoquant une mobilisation internationale pour enrayer sa propagation.

Agence France-Presse:

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 11 April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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West Africa - Seasonal Monitor - April 2, 2014

Key Messages

Timely start to the rainy season in the Bi-modal zone

  • February to March rainfall estimates in conjunction with medium term forecasts indicate that the onset of the long season rains (March to July) began in the Bi-modal zone of West Africa in mid-March, as would be expected in a typical year.

  • Current climatic conditions are favorable for a normal start of agricultural activities in April in the Bi-modal zone.

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Guinea + 6 others
La diffusion d’informations vitales permet de ralentir la propagation du virus Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest

DAKAR, Sénégal, le 10 avril 2014 - Avec les Ministères de la santé et d'autres partenaires dans sept pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest, l'UNICEF utilise tout un arsenal de communication (textos SMS via téléphones mobiles, émissions de radio, programmes de télévision et campagnes de porte-à-porte) pour diffuser des informations d’importance critique en vue d’enrayer la propagation du virus Ebola, un virus souvent mortel.

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Guinea + 6 others
Life-saving information helps reduce spread of Ebola across West Africa

DAKAR, Senegal, 10 April 2014 – Together with Ministries of Health and other partners across seven countries in West Africa, UNICEF is using text messaging through mobile phones, radio shows, TV programmes and door-to-door campaigns to disseminate life-saving information in an effort to contain the often-fatal Ebola virus.

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Guinea + 6 others
Ebola: Sub-regional Snapshot - Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Bissau (9 April 2014)


The Ebola virus has been detected and confirmed in Guinea and Liberia. So far 111 deaths have been reported in these two countries (101 in Guinea and 10 in Liberia). There has been suspected cases in Sierra Leone and Mali; confirmation of these cases is ongoing.

Ebola primarily affects adults, and in particular, those who have sustained contact with other infected individuals, such as health workers.

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West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - March 2014


· Two-week increase in IDPs in Bangui, from 177,000 to 203,500. Total in CAR stands at 628,500.

· Over 325,000 CAR refugees in neighbouring Cameroon, Chad, DRC and Congo, more than 89,700 since December 2013.

· Threatening situation for at least 15,000 Muslims, trapped in Bangui and other areas in CAR.

· More than250,000 IDPs in north-eastern Nigeria, according to NEMA assessment.

· 157 suspected cases of Ebola including 101 deaths reported in Guinea as of 7 April.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Bangladesh + 6 others
USAID FrontLines – March/April 2014


About FrontLines

Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah

Introduction: A Call to Action to End Extreme Poverty

Weathering the Storm: Rice Lifts Bangladesh Village from Saltwater Deluge

Investments, Not Charity, Provide Hope to Ethiopia’s Most Vulnerable Children

In Senegal, First an Implosion and Then a Transformation

Lifting Cambodia’s Poorest Out of Poverty with Health Insurance

Timor-Leste and ConocoPhillips Improving Incomes for Rural Farmers

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Mali + 9 others
Situation Update: The Sahel Crisis - 3 April 2014

The agricultural production of the poorest households in 2013 covered their nutritional needs only until March 2014. They now depend entirely on markets to access food.

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Price Watch February 2014 Prices


  • In West Africa, regional 2013/14 grain harvests were 11 percent above average. Markets were well-supplied in February. Production shortfalls in eastern Niger and northern Chad resulted in atypical price increases. Institutional purchases were ongoing in Niger and Mali at normal levels in February. Rice imports from international markets contributed to food availability in coastal countries (Pages 3-5).

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Loans Pull Farmers from Poverty

By Rose Kane

Since 2002, Anna Gaye has been a member of a 600-member farmer organization that stretches across 52 villages in the rural community of Mampatim in the conflict-affected region of Casamance in southern Senegal.

For years, most members of the group called Kissal Patim—two-thirds of them women—cultivated small garden patches near village wells that produced off-season vegetables for market. Others had access to larger, half-acre rice plots that yielded perhaps 200 kilograms during the rainy season.