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Global Weather Hazards Summary October 31 - November 6, 2014

Rainy season begins slowly in southern Africa, dryness widens in Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. As the rainy season in Senegal comes to an end and harvesting begins, reduced crop yields due to this summer’s poorly distributed rainfall and delayed onset of the rainy season in July could become evident.

  2. Consistently above-average rains across parts of eastern Ethiopia have caused flooding downstream along the Juba and Shabelle River Basins in southern Somalia. Continued rainfall is expected to result in additional flooding.

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Ebola – what must we learn?

Camilla Toulmin
30 October 2014

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is launching an unprecedented appeal in response to the Ebola crisis, but what lessons must we learn if we are to effectively and equitably tackle future shocks of this scale?

We live in one world but people face wildly different outcomes depending on their means, and the capacity of their country and government to meet both regular and unexpected demands.

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Mali + 13 others
Près de 25 millions de personnes en situation d'insécurité alimentaire au Sahel

Report
IRIN

DAKAR, 30 octobre 2014 (IRIN) - Les taux d'insécurité alimentaire et de malnutrition se détériorent au Sahel. Selon le bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires des Nations Unies (OCHA), cela se doit en partie au conflit et à l'instabilité en République centrafricaine (RCA), dans le nord du Mali et dans le nord-est du Nigeria.

Le nombre de personnes en situation d'insécurité alimentaire a augmenté de près de cinq millions depuis le début de l'année, soit un total de 24,7 millions - plus du double par rapport à 2013, a estimé OCHA.

IRIN:

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Mali + 8 others
ECHO Factsheet Sahel: Food and Nutrition Crisis

Key messages

  • The food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel continues. People are facing a triple crisis : limited access to food , erosion of resilience due to recurrent crises and weak social services, and region- wide ramifications of conflicts in the region.

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Liberia + 8 others
WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report - 29 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There have been 13 703 EVD cases, with 4 920 deaths, up to the end of 27 October.

  • All districts in Liberia and Sierra Leone are now affected.

  • Thursday 30 October marks 30 days since the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response plan was implemented.

  • Mali reported its first case on 23 October.

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Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, October 30 – November 5, 2014

  • Another week of poorly distributed rains across the Greater Horn has led to strengthening deficits in southern Somalia.

  • In southern Africa, a delayed start of monsoonal rains observed in parts of Angola and South Africa.

1) As the rainfall season ends across Senegal and harvesting begins, impacts from poorly distributed rains during the summer months and a delayed onset to the rainfall season in July which resulted in deteriorated conditions could impact crop yields.

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Mali + 13 others
Nearly 25 million need food aid in Sahel

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IRIN

Nearly five million more people have joined the ranks of the food-insecure since the beginning of the year, bringing the estimated total in need of food aid to 24.7 million - more than double the number in 2013.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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World + 49 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22–28 October

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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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief, October 2014

Food shortages and weak purchasing power will limit food availability and access, particularly for the urban poor and for households with ill or deceased family members, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Liberia + 5 others
Sub-Regional Response to the Ebola Outbreak as of 24 October 2014

Regional Overview

Ebola transmission remains persistent and widespread in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and is accelerating in almost all settings. As of 19 October 2014, 9936 cases and 4877 deaths from Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported. The outbreaks of EVD in Senegal and Nigeria were declared over on 17 October and 19 October 2014, respectively. On 23 October 2014, Mali confirmed it first imported case of EVD, making it the sixth West African country to be touched by the outbreak.

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Africare and Peace Corps Reach Hundreds with WASH and Ebola Prevention

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Africare

Sanitation & Hygiene Africare’s African field staff works directly with local communities to educate them on how to improve their health and empower them to spread improved health practices to their neighbors. In Senegal Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) education is a major part of these activities, and since the Ebola outbreak began Africare/Senegal trained all our field agents on Ebola prevention and gave them protection supplies. We’ve elaborated our health action plans to have WASH/Ebola Prevention activities implemented in all the villages where we work.

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Liberia + 8 others
WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report - 25 October 2014

SUMMARY

A total of 10 141 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria, Senegal) up to the end of 23 October. There have been 4922 reported deaths.

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Senegal + 1 other
Sénégal: Perspectives sur la sécurité alimentaire - Octobre 2014 à mars 2015

La baisse attendue des récoltes augmente le risque d’insécurité alimentaire plus tard en 2015

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • Les récoltes en vert en dessous de la moyenne dans les zones agricoles en cours soulagent les ménages des zones rurales de la longue soudure en leur procurant de la nourriture et des revenus au moins d’octobre à mars. Ainsi, ils sont en insécurité alimentaire Minimale (Phase 1 IPC).

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Mali + 2 others
Médicos del Mundo reclama políticas de prevención del ébola en Malí y otros países de África Occidental

La ONG sigue de cerca la aparición del primer caso en el país, en el que lleva trabajando desde 1998

Madrid, 24 de octubre de 2014. - Tras la confirmación del primer caso de contagio de bola en Malí, Médicos del Mundo quiere reclamar de nuevo un compromiso más decidido con las políticas preventivas en los países limítrofes a los afectados por la epidemia. La organización diseñó hace meses un plan de prevención y preparación a la respuesta en toda la región

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 24 October 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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Mali + 12 others
Sécurité alimentaire et implications humanitaires en Afrique de l'Ouest et au Sahel - N°59 - Septembre 2014

Oct 2014

L'Essentiel

  • Les productions agricoles (céréales et légumineuses) attendues seront inférieures à la moyenne quinquennale en Gambie, en Guinée Bissau, en Mauritanie et au Sénégal.

  • Les approvisionnements en céréales sur les marchés sont assez satisfaisants avec des prix stables ou à la baisse, à l’exception de certains marchés au Mali, au Sénégal, au Tchad et au Niger qui affichent des hausses des prix.

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World + 22 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary October 24-30, 2014

Second-season dryness continues in Haiti, flooding risks remain in Central America and South Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. As the rainy season in Senegal comes to an end and harvesting begins, reduced crop yields due to this summer’s poorly distributed rainfall and delayed onset of the rainy season in July could become evident.

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Senegal + 1 other
Sénégal : L’inaction du Tchad n’empêchera pas la tenue du procès de Hissène Habré

Echec du transfert à la juridiction spéciale au Sénégal de supposés complices

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Chad’s Inaction Won’t Prevent Habré Trial

Refusal to Transfer Alleged Accomplices to Senegal Special Court

(Dakar) – The Chadian government’s refusal to transfer two alleged accomplices of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré to the special court in Senegal trying crimes during his rule will not prevent his trial. The Chadian government should try the two men and others accused of Habré-era crimes in Chad based on international standards.

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