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31 Dec 2012 description

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin s'est améliorée dans le Sahel d'Afrique de l'ouest avec la diminution des effectifs acridiens en décembre suite aux opérations de lutte au Niger et en Mauritanie et au dessèchement de la végétation.

24 Aug 2012 description

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

• The European Commission's Humanitarian Food Assistance Policy aims at ensuring the availability of, access to, and consumption of, safe and nutritious food for the most vulnerable people;

• The European Commission undertakes continued efforts to further improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its humanitarian food assistance since this is the single largest sector in the European Commission's humanitarian aid budget;

03 Jul 2012 description

General situation during June 2012

Forecast until mid-August 2012

The Desert Locust situation remained serious during June as adult groups and small swarms migrated from the outbreak area along both sides of the Algerian-Libyan border to the northern Sahel in Mali and Niger where the rain have fallen about six weeks earlier than normal. Survey and control teams were mobilized in Niger but were limited by insecurity and a shortage of funds. Similarly, operations could not be carried out in northern Mali where locals reported small swarms.