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30 Sep 2016 description

Tropical cyclone Matthew expected to impact Hispaniola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Seasonal Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years across the inner Niger delta in Mali.

  2. Low and poorly distributed seasonal rainfall across parts of central Senegal and The Gambia have led to strengthening moisture deficits.

28 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants: Zoom sur l’alerte choléra au Congo Brazzaville (22/09/2011)

26 Sep 2016 description

Participants in the regional technical consultation on agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa, held from 19 to 21 September 2016, in Lomé, Togo, draw the following conclusions:

1. As part of preparations for the agro-pastoral season, States and their partners provided support to farmers with inputs (seeds, fertilizers, pesticides) and agricultural equipment, even if these efforts have not met the expressed needs.

26 Sep 2016 description

Key Points

  • Relatively well-distributed rainfall in most of the region with above normal in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

  • Normal availability of pastures in the pastoral areas of the region.

  • Increase in the number of food and nutrition insecure people in North East Nigeria, including 65,095 people in phase 5 (famine)

21 Sep 2016 description
report The Global Fund

GENEVA - African countries increased investments in the Global Fund as global health partners seek to galvanize all sources of funding to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics, and to build resilient and sustainable systems for health.

20 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • An extension of WFP’s Development Project until December 2016 is under approval. In this frame, WFP is currently developing a resource mobilization strategy and a communication plan.

  • The prices of the main food staples have started to decrease due to new harvested maize in the southern Region of the country since last month, helping to improve the access of rural poor people to food.

18 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants/Highlights:

Bénin : Du 9/08 au 13/09, 391 cas cumulés ont été enregistrés dont 10 décès soit une létalité de 2,56%. De loin la commune la plus to uchée est Cotonou avec 283 cas cumulés dont 5 décès. Pas de nouveaux cas rapportés en provenance de Savalou et Dassa-Zoumé depuis le 29 Août. Sur les 42 échantillons de selles prélevées, 22 ont été confirmés au laboratoire national, et 9 en attente de lecture.

12 Sep 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable harvest prospects following adequate rainfall in most regions
  • Maize prices declined in most markets in July, but still remain similar to previous year’s level
  • Large number of people continue to face chronic food insecurity and malnutrition

Good harvests expected following favourable rainfalls

09 Sep 2016 description

Key messages

↗ Ample supplies and improved production prospects kept cereal prices generally under downward pressure. Maize and rice quotations fell the most, while high quality wheat prices firmed on strong demand.

↗ In Africa, food prices in South Sudan declined in August although they remained high, while in Nigeria the weak currency continued to underpin prices. In Southern Africa, decreasing maize quotations in South Africa eased prices in importing countries.

08 Sep 2016 description

KEY POINTS

  • Alarming food situation among IDPs in Maiduguri in Borno State - Nigeria.

  • Progressive and near-final installation of the 2016-2017 crop year.

  • The FAO food price index continues to rise since five months.

01 Sep 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.

31 Aug 2016 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

CHOLERA INFECTS OVER 230 PEOPLE

As of 25 August, 235 cholera cases and 25 deaths were recorded in the ongoing outbreak that was declared on 11 August. The Ministry of Health and the joint WASH and Health task force are intensifying response, including setting up water chlorination points, distribution of water purification kits, campaigns on proper hygiene practices and treatment of patients. A hotline remains operational for any cholera-related issues from the general public.

CHAD

28 Aug 2016 description

Les disparités entre les genres coûtent quelque 95 milliards de dollars US par an en moyenne à l’Afrique subsaharienne et ont culminé à 105 milliards de dollars de pertes en 2014 (soit 6 % du PIB régional), compromettant de ce fait les efforts du continent en faveur d’un développement humain et d’une croissance économique inclusifs, indique le Rapport.

28 Aug 2016 description

Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014– or six percent of the region’s GDP – jeopardising the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth, according to the Africa Human Development Report 2016.