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18 Nov 2011 description
report World Vision

World Vision warns this season's failed harvest throughout the Sahel region of Africa could bring a devastating food crisis to West Africa within the next two to six months. Early warning systems such as the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS-NET) point to inconsistent rain, insect attacks, and the resulting poor harvest, and some predict a food crisis that could eclipse the current drought in the Horn of Africa and hurt families already vulnerable to hunger and malnutrition after a severe drought swept through the region in 2009.

17 Nov 2011 description

Faits majeurs:

Résultats de l’enquête nutritionnelle d’Octobre 2011 : Tillabéri enregistre (13.1%). P1

Le tandem UNICEF/Save the children appuie 11,880 ménages vulnérables à Magaria. P4

Situation humanitaire : la Fédération Internationale de la Croix Rouge (FICR) invite à une action rapide. P4

17 Nov 2011 description

Key Messages

• There was good enough food access in October for at least 80 percent of the local population in all parts of the country to meet their basic food and non-food needs.

• Though there could still be near-average levels of nationwide crop and pasture production, even with the shorter-than-usual growing season, biomass development is not at its usual optimal level, particularly in the northern reaches of the Sahelian zone.

15 Nov 2011 description

Ce rapport du Groupe de travail du Sahel donne une analyse détaillée de la crise alimentaire chronique qui frappe les pays du Sahel. Il revient sur les changements prometteurs depuis 2005 et les défaillances lors des interventions de 2010, et propose de solides recommandations pour suivre les "chemins de la résilience".

15 Nov 2011 description
report ACTED

Niger is currently facing considerable agricultural deficit that is threatening the food security of the inhabitants of more than half the 7,000 villages in the country

15 Nov 2011 description
  • The lean season, which should have ended in September, extended into October in most rural areas.

  • Rainfed grain production in agropastoral and rainfed farming areas is expected to be 50 percent below average.

  • Disparities in pasture development have caused semisedentary pastoralists to begin their seasonal migration.
    Seasonal migration does not normally start until March.

15 Nov 2011 description
report Oxfam

The Sahel Working Group, a consortium of International NGOs, today launched a report evaluating the responses to the 2005 and 2010 food crises in the region, concluding that the Sahel is “in a state of permanent crisis” requiring smarter and earlier investment in the region to prevent similar crisis recurring in the future.

With early reports of poor harvests and rising food prices in the region, the group also warns that the lessons of the past need to be learned now in order to avoid serious impacts in 2012 and beyond.

15 Nov 2011 description
report Oxfam

Publié le : 15 Novembre 2011

Le Groupe de travail sur le Sahel, une coalition d’ONG internationales, lance aujourd’hui un rapport évaluant les réponses aux crises alimentaires régionales de 2005 et de 2010. Conclusion majeure : « Le sahel est dans un état permanent de crise ». Ce qui nécessite, pour prévenir la répétition de crises similaires dans la région, des investissements plus rapides et mieux ciblés.

15 Nov 2011 description
  • In general, the 2011/12 growing season is expected to produce average grain harvests (millet and sorghum) and good harvests of cash crops (cowpeas, groundnuts, sesame, and chufa nuts).

  • However, most parts of the Tillabery region are expecting extremely poor millet and sorghum harvests, and poor households will be facing food gaps.

  • There have been reports pests causing fair amounts of localized damage to crops in the Maradi region.

15 Nov 2011 description

Across-the-board delay in grain harvests affects market supplies

  • Though not a source of concern, local market supplies are smaller than normal due to delays in harvests after a late start-of-season. As a result, prices are higher than usual, particularly in the Sahel.

14 Nov 2011 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Country programme 200249 (2012–2016) was designed in line with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2012–2016) and the new Economic and Social Policy Document 2011–2015. The objectives of the UNDAF document are to: i) create opportunities for economic development in rural areas; ii) ensure access to basic social services; and iii) improve governance in order to support sustainable human development.

14 Nov 2011 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Mauritania country programme 200251 supports government efforts to address food insecurity and malnutrition through the promotion of sustainable hunger solutions. It will focus on food-based social safety nets in the areas of nutrition, education and livelihood support while creating partnerships to advance the Government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.

11 Nov 2011 description

31.10.11 | Níger

ACCIÓN HUMANITARIA

El proyecto cuenta con un presupuesto de 15 millones de dólares aportados íntegramente por la AECID y su objetivo es aumentar la producción de arroz y restaurar los activos productivos de la región de Tillabery, una de las más afectadas del país en el ámbito de la seguridad alimentaria.

11 Nov 2011 description

Nouakchott, 10/11/2011 - Le premier ministre, Dr Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf, a annoncé que le Conseil des ministres a approuvé, au cours de sa réunion jeudi à Nouakchott, un plan destiné à faire face au déficit pluviométrique qui a généré un manque de pâturages et une chute de la production agricole, à des degrés divers selon les régions.

10 Nov 2011 description

Faits majeurs:

  1. Crise libyenne: le récit de voyage de Salissou, un migrant. P4

  2. Agadez : 2.999 nouveaux cas de malnutris sévères dont 28 décès en 2011 contre 713 nouveaux cas dont zéro décès en 2010. P4

  3. Campagne agricole: Tillabéry dans la zone rouge.

09 Nov 2011 description

Ce bulletin est produit par OCHA en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il est publié par le bureau de OCHA-Tchad et couvre la période allant du 1er au 31 octobre 2011. Le prochain bulletin sera publié vers le 30 novembre 2011.

Faits Majeurs:

Choléra : plus de 17 000 cas et 455 décès au 2 novembre

Polio : deuxième round de la campagne du 28 au 30 octobre

Environ 83 244 Tchadiens et étrangers retournés de la Libye au 26 octobre 2011

L’Appel de Fonds Consolidé (CAP) pour le Tchad financé à 56% et OCHA à 84% au 31 octobre

08 Nov 2011 description

Date of publication: 07.11.2011

Prepared by: ACAPS, Geneva

Nature of the crisis: Food Insecurity

07 Nov 2011 description

Jenny Aker, Rachid Boumnijel, Amanda McClelland, and Niall Tierney

Conditional and unconditional cash transfers often help improve development outcomes, yet their costs to program recipients and implementing agencies are rarely discussed. Mobile money transfer systems in many developing countries now offer more cost-effective implementation of cash transfer programs.

04 Nov 2011 description

In remote areas of Niger, families at risk of hunger are now using 'smart' cards to withdraw the cash they receive as part of a WFP food assistance programme. Villagers are thrilled with the new technology, but, without the benefit of formal education, they need to find their own ways of remembering their PIN code.