WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs
The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.
It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.
The nature and intensity of conflicts and crises in Africa vary considerably. However, they are generally characterized by gross human rights violations, including acts that constitute crimes under international law.
Brazzaville, 14 avril 2017 – Après plus d’une décennie d’efforts, le Togo a éliminé la filariose lymphatique – encore appelée « éléphantiasis » – et cette maladie n’est plus un problème de santé publique dans le pays.
More than 10,000 people were displaced in the Segou and Mopti regions further to an inter-community conflict recorded in February 2017 in the administrative districts of Macina and Niono (Segou region). These new displacements increase the number of displaced people registered in the country due to the 2012 conflict and other inter-community clashes in northern (Menaka, Timbuktu) and central (Mopti) Mali to 45,766 people.
Aperçu de la situation
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.
This week, one new event has been reported: an outbreak of hepatitis E in Niger.
Suite à la confirmation de plusieurs cas de fièvre de Lassa au Togo, une équipe d’ALIMA (The Alliance For International Medical Action) mène actuellement une évaluation des besoins dans les structures médicales et au sein de la population dans la Région des savanes au nord du pays.
Selon le Ministère de la santé togolais, depuis le 25 février, au moins 7 cas confirmés et 4 décès ont été rapportés. Plusieurs dizaines de contacts sont actuellement suivis par les autorités sanitaires.
Following confirmation of several cases of Lassa fever in Togo, a team from ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) is currently conducting a needs assessment of the health structures and local population in Togo’s Savannah region, in the north of the country.
According to the Togolese Ministry of Health, since February 25, at least seven cases have been confirmed and four deaths were reported. Dozens of contacts are currently being monitored.
Food Consumption: globally satisfactory except in the Lake Chad basin and in certain pockets of Niger, Mali and Senegal
Livelihood Change: livelihoods assets and strategies are sustainable and protected, nonetheless they remain eroded in conflict areas in the Lake Chad Basin, the north of Mali, and in the Liptako Gourma neighboring areas (Burkina Faso-Mali, Niger)
Brazzaville, 14 April 2017 - After over a decade of persistent efforts, Togo has eliminated lymphatic filariasis—also known as elephantiasis—as a public health problem. The announcement follows a formal validation by the World Health Organization (WHO) which congratulated the Togolese government for this historic achievement.
Dryness remains in the Greater Horn of Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions. However, above-average rainfall since March has helped to alleviate seasonal dryness.
Despite an increase in moisture following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, long- term moisture deficits remain due to very poor rains earlier in the season throughout central and eastern Madagascar.
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 39 events: two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 29 ungraded events.
This week, one new event has been reported: an outbreak of influenza-like illness in Senegal.
Situation Générale en mars 2017
Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mai 2017
Recognizing that Africa is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, the World Meteorological Organization has launched the Training Programme on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture to improve the capacity of national technical services in West African countries. The programme seeks to reduce the impacts of natural disasters and climate change on the agricultural sector and to support sustainable development.
An outbreak of Lassa fever that poses a risk to nearly a million people in northern Togo has become the focus of the 100th crisis response financed by the Start Fund.
Schoolchildren will play a key role in a project run by Plan International which aims to raise people’s awareness of the potentially deadly virus and encourage them to react quickly to the appearance of its symptoms. They will be taught what to look out for and precautions that can prevent the disease spreading, and urged to share the knowledge with their families and communities.
The Desert Locust situation improved during March and became calm in all countries. Low numbers of locusts were present in a few countries and limited ground control operations were carried out in Morocco. Small-scale breeding is expected to occur during the spring in the interior of Saudi Arabia, Yemen and southeast Iran where good rains fell in March. Although this will cause locust numbers to increase slightly, they should remain below threatening levels. Spring breeding will also occur in Northwest Africa if more rain falls along the southern side of the Atlas Mountains.
LA DECLARATION D’ABIDJAN : DEUX ANS APRES
L'Afrique de l'Ouest célèbre le deuxième anniversaire de la Déclaration d'Abidjan portant sur l'éradication de l'apatridie. Au cours des deux dernières années, la région a réalisé d'importants progrès comme illustré ci-dessous :
CELEBRATION DU 2EME ANNIVERSAIRE DE LA DECLARATION
ABIDJAN DECLARATION: TWO YEARS DOWN THE LINE
West Africa celebrates the 2 nd anniversary of the Abidjan Declaration on the eradication of statelessness. Over the last two years, the region achieved significant progress as illustrated below:
CELEBRATING THE 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION