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08 Jun 2017 description


La chenille légionnaire d’automne (Spodoptera frugiperda) est un insecte ravageur qui attaque plus de 80 espèces de plantes, causant des dégâts à des céréales d’importance économique telles que le maïs, le riz et le sorgho, mais aussi aux cultures maraîchères et au coton.

30 May 2017 description

Preliminary assessments, conducted between mid-February and end of April 2017, have shown that approximately 356 000 hectares of crops were affected by the fall armyworm infestation in seven reporting Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Member States (Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia).

22 May 2017 description



Floods and violent winds have killed three people, injured 18 others and destroyed more than 750 houses across the country since the start of May. Overall, 5,129 people have been affected in several localities in the country’s East and South-Western regions. The National Emergency Response Council has provided food and basic household items to the affected families.


22 May 2017 description



Des inondations et Des vents violents ont tué trois personnes, en ont blessé 18 et ont détruit plus de 750 maisons dans le pays depuis début mai. Au total, 5 129 personnes ont été touchées dans plusieurs localités des régions de l'Est et du Sud-Ouest du pays. Le Conseil National de Secours d'Urgence et de Réhabilitation a fourni de la nourriture et des articles ménagers de base aux familles touchées.


19 May 2017 description

WFP Response

  • WFP is scaling-up assistance to reach more than 100,000 people displaced from Kasais.

  • WFP is coordinating an intervention with WHO in response to the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak declared in Bas Uélé.

  • In Angola, Programme Coordination, Food Security and Supply Chain experts have been deployed to assess and initiate the response. Nutrition expert deployment is underway.

Situation Update

10 May 2017 description
report Government of Ghana

Mr. Chairman, members of the Pest and Insect Infestation technical committee, our donor partners, the media, ladies and gentlemen. I am happy that you have accepted our invitation to come for this important emergency Technical Committee meeting.

05 May 2017 description


  • Overall favourable prospects for 201 7 season crops

  • Crop diseases, armyworms, floods and population displacements resulted in localized crop losses

  • Inflation rates forecast to slightly increase in 2017

  • Food prices at high levels in eastern and southern parts of the country

  • Serious humanitarian situation in eastern and southern provinces due to persisting civil conflict

Good start of 2017 cropping season

04 May 2017 description

Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires quick and coordinated action, a massive awareness campaign, scientific innovation and multi-institutional collaboration, indicated scientists attending the Stakeholders Consultation Meeting on the Fall Armyworm in Nairobi this week.

26 Apr 2017 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il couvre la période du 4 au 18 avril 2017. Le prochain rapport sera publié vers le 25/4/2017.


  • L’existence de groupes d’autodéfense dans le sud Irumu fragilise la protection des civils

  • La présence de chenilles légionnaires risque de plonger Bondo et Aketi dans l’insécurité alimentaire

Aperçu de la situation

23 Mar 2017 description

Crisis Impact

Outbreaks of Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, have been reported in DRC, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Ghana and Kenya. Regionally, around 330,000 hectares of staple crops, especially maize, have been affected. The remaining southern African mainland countries remain at high risk (OCHA 27/02/2017).