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07 Dec 2016 description

On 1 November, IOM assisted 167 stranded Nigerien migrants, including 48 women, 40 children and 79 men, to return home to Niger from southern Libya.

The Community Stabilization Programme brought the Southern Heritage Festival for Peace to Twaiwa Village on 15 November.

IOM has offered two mobile-phones for the 32 women who escaped from the Islamic State in Sirte, with more interventions planned.

IOM Libya’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has released its fourth Flow Monitoring Analytical report.

Situation Overview

05 Dec 2016 description
report Guardian

In his latest update from Sierra Leone, Isaac Bayoh, who now works with Medici con l’Africa, looks at how people are coping a year after the outbreak ended

The Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone remains among the most devastating events in our country’s history, perhaps more dreadful even than the 11 years of civil war.

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04 Dec 2016 description

International Development Secretary announces new focus on disability on International Day for People with Disabilities

The UK will lead a step-change in the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty by pushing disability up the global development agenda, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced.

To mark International Day for People with Disabilities (3 December) Ms Patel is calling on partners to do more to prioritise reaching the poorest and most excluded by ensuring people with disabilities are not being left behind.

02 Dec 2016 description

This report outlines the findings and recommendations from a qualitative assessment carried out to complement and further develop the findings from a recently concluded quantitative study of SNAP+ in order to better understand the driving factors behind behavior during the Ebola crises.

01 Dec 2016 description

Les plus graves niveaux d’insécurité alimentaire persisteront dans le nord-est du Nigeria

MESSAGES CLÉS

01 Dec 2016 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

01 Dec 2016 description

Although challenges remain, ECOWAS has done well to implement the AU’s Peace and Security roadmap.

BY AMANDA LUCEY

28 Nov 2016 description

Freetown November 28, 2016: The 2016 African Human Development Report (AHDR) launched today offers pathways to reducing the persistent gender inequality in Africa.

The report titled “Accelerating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa,” highlights deeply-rooted structural obstacles such as unequal distribution of resources, power and wealth, combined with social institutions and norms that sustain inequality holding African women, and the rest of the continent, back.

27 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Above-average rice production expected in 2016

  • Coarse grain prices showed seasonal increases in previous months but declined in August with end of lean season

  • In spite of significant improvements in food security situation, about 392 000 people still need food assistance

Above-average harvest anticipated in 2016

23 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security and FAO launched the 2015 Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis report (CFSVA).

  • WFP provided a two-week ration to 138 flood-affected households in Freetown including their host families. This was complemented by a distribution of non-food items by Red Cross and Save the Children.

23 Nov 2016 description
report Voice of America

SALT LAKE CITY — The Ebola epidemic that swept through Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone during 2014 and the first half of 2015 was by far the worst outbreak of the disease ever, killing thousands of people. Countries with already poor health care systems struggled to contain the early stages of the outbreak, and one of the worst problems they faced was the lack of any quick, reliable way to identify patients infected with the virus.

23 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

In 2015, 230,000 babies were born in Sierra Leone, or around 630 every day.

Among young women (aged 20-24), 36 percent gave birth by age 18.

Approximately 21 babies will die each day before reaching their first month3; 15 stillbirths occur every day.

Neonatal mortality rate:

Sierra Leone’s neonatal mortality rate (NMR)^ is 35 deaths per 1,000 live births.

NMR≠ in rural areas is 41 deaths per 1,000 live births and 48 deaths per 1,000 live births in urban areas for an urban-to-rural ratio of 1.2.

22 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Harriet Mason

Sierra Leone health workers are now using a SMS reporting platform. The system makes reporting quicker and more transparent, helping the government track healthcare supplies across the country and plan availability for where they are needed most.

22 Nov 2016 description

Two of Sierra Leone’s Ebola hardest hit districts have benefitted from a new USD 1.5 million project to help improve their livelihood and basic services in rural communities on November 18, 2016.

The initiative, launched by the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hon Maya Kaikai, is part of the government's post Ebola recovery strategy aimed at giving power to the local communities to be at the helm of decision-making process on development and basic services delivery.

20 Nov 2016 description

Situation des cultures et prévisions des rendements des prinicpales céréales pluviales en Afrique de l’Ouest

Situation pluviométrique

17 Nov 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12590

7813TH MEETING (AM)

Speakers Reject Terrorism Link with Any Specific Religion, Culture, Nationality

Speakers in the Security Council this morning called for a stronger strategic partnership between the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on peace and security, particularly in relation to countering extremist ideology.

17 Nov 2016 description

Improvement in Household Food Security as harvesting progresses

Key Messages

17 Nov 2016 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

16 Nov 2016 description

Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes quinquennales, qui indiquent les tendances saisonnières, et aux prix de l'année précédente.

12 Nov 2016 description
report Guardian

During the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, hundreds of people – teachers, builders, taxi drivers – volunteered to support not only those who contracted the virus but also their families.

The work of burial teams was crucial in stopping the spread of Ebola, which claimed almost 4,000 lives in Sierra Leone and more than 11,000 across west Africa.

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