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Niamey (CICR) – Les habitants de la commune de Ber, dans le nord du Mali, disposent désormais d'un nouveau centre de santé communautaire. Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) vient de remettre aux autorités sanitaires de Tombouctou les bâtiments et les installations qui abriteront ce centre.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.
Armed conflict, flooding, drought … living conditions for stock breeders in the Agadez region of northern Mali have deteriorated substantially in recent years. But the mood was one of celebration at the recent two-day festival that celebrated the successful first phase of a vaccination programme involving a million animals. The vaccinations are being conducted by Niger’s livestock ministry with the support of the ICRC.
A generally good food supply situation is likely to have been be the driving force of price stability and decreases in recent months. However nominal prices of millet and rice have reached the levels observed in 2008.
Food security has improved; however different agencies are concerned over undernurishment levels and serious hunger conditions.
The country was directly affected by the Ivorian crisis which has forced thousand of refugees to the country.