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World + 14 others
West and East Africa - The 2014 Rainfall Season (October 2014)

Sahel

· Severe and seasonal rainfall deficits remain across many areas of the Sahelian region, in particular Senegal, Mauritania, northern Nigeria and eastern Niger.

· Serious impacts on agricultural production in Senegal and Mauritania can be expected. Perspectives are also unfavourable in eastern Niger and NE Nigeria.

Eastern region (Sudan, Ethiopia)

· Rainfall in September was favourable across the region. This trend has continued through October with wetter than average conditions.

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Opération Tabaski 2014

Le mois d’octobre débute avec un bel exemple de solidarité ! Dans le cadre de la collaboration avec la Croix-Rouge malienne, le Croissant Rouge Iranien apporte son soutien en faveur des populations déplacées à Bamako suite à la crise socio politique. A l’entame de ce mois de la solidarité la Croix-Rouge malienne et ses partenaires encore une fois rehaussent leur engagement en faveur des personnes vulnérables. Cet élan de solidarité intitulé ‘Opération Tabaski 2014’ a été lancée à travers une cérémonie le mercredi 01 octobre 2014 au siège de la CRM.

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South Sudan + 16 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, October 23 – October 29, 2014

  • Torrential rains continued across much of saturated and flood-affected South Sudan.

  • Bi-modal regions of the Gulf of Guinea observed a second week of below-average rain.

1) As the rainfall season ends across Senegal and harvesting begins, impacts from poorly distributed rains during the summer months and a delayed onset to the rainfall season in July which resulted in deteriorated conditions could impact crop yields.

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World + 9 others
Plan d’action pour l’efficacité du développement 2014-2016

Suite à la toute première Réunion de haut niveau du Partenariat mondial pour une coopération efficace au service du développement, au Mexique du 15 au 16 avril 2014, la Direction de la coopération au développement et de l’action humanitaire s’est dotée d’un plan d’action pour l’efficacité du développement pour les années 2014-2016.

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Niger SRP 2014: Funding Status as of 21 October 2014

2014
REVISED REQUIREMENT 305 millions
FUNDING (1) 187 millions
UNMET REQUIREMENT 118 millions

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Le fonds central d'intervention d'urgence des nations unies octroie pres de 8 millions de dollars aux operations humanitaires sous financees

(Niamey/Niger, le 20 octobre 2014): La Coordonnatrice des secours d’urgences des Nations Unies, Valérie Amos, a alloué 7 962 500 dollars, l’équivalent de 3,8 milliards de FCFA, pour appuyer les urgences sous financées au Niger.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Les semences de l’espoir

Report
World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • La faible pluviométrie pendant la saison des semences a entraîné d’énormes pertes pour les fermiers sénégalais vivant dans la région de Kaolack, au sud-est de Dakar

  • Un plan d’urgence du Programme de Productivité Agricole en Afrique de l'Ouest fournit aux producteurs près de 2 000 tonnes de semences certifiées de maïs, mil et sorgho afin de combler ces pertes

  • Ces semences subventionnées ont un haut rendement et sont plus résistantes au stress hydrique

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Seeding Hope for Smallholder Farmers in Senegal

Report
World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A lack of rainfall during Senegal’s planting season has led to withered crops and low yields, obliging farmers to reseed in an effort to recover their losses

  • An emergency program initiated by the World Bank’s West African Agricultural Productivity Program is providing one-time subsidies on the sale of almost 2,000 tons of certified maize, millet, and sorghum seeds

  • The subsidized seeds are guaranteed to produce higher yields, be more drought resistant, and have shorter maturity cycles

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Mauritania Price Bulletin September 2014

Local rice and sorghum are the most consumed food products by poor households in Mauritania followed by imported wheat which is a substitute that these households turn to the most. Local rice is grown in the river valley (in the southern regions of Trarza, Brakna, Gorgol and Guidimakha). Sorghum is produced in all areas of production (rainfed) and in flood-recession areas. However, a significant portion is imported from Mali and Senegal. Mauritania depends greatly on food imports (70% in a good agricultural year and 85% in a bad year) than on internal production.

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Mauritania Price Bulletin February 2014

Local rice and sorghum are the most consumed food products by poor households in Mauritania followed by imported wheat which is a substitute that these households turn to the most. Local rice is grown in the river valley (in the southern regions of Trarza, Brakna, Gorgol and Guidimakha). Sorghum is produced in all areas of production (rainfed) and in flood-recession areas. However, a significant portion is imported from Mali and Senegal. Mauritania depends greatly on food imports (70% in a good agricultural year and 85% in a bad year) than on internal production.

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World + 5 others
Population growth far outpaces food supply in conflict-ravaged Sahel - study

Report
AlertNet

While the population grew rapidly, the production of crops remained essentially unchanged. Researchers warn that global warming and insurgencies will further exacerbate the food scarcity in the region.

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Mali + 10 others
Regional Snapshot West Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

REGIONAL SUMMARY

Recurring food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies have presented significant challenges to the vulnerable populations of the West Africa region. Complex emergencies and food insecurity constituted the primary concerns in West Africa during FY 2014.
USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional presence in Dakar, Senegal.

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UN Emergency Fund gives US$8 million for underfunded humanitarian operations

This new grant is part of a $75 million allocation from the CERF Underfunded Emergencies window, which this year aims to boost relief work in two of the world’s most neglected regions: the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Tchad: Présence opérationnelle des partenaires (3W) (au 15 Octobre 2014)

L’outil 3w est développé par OCHA pour une meilleure visibilité des partenaires humanitaires sur le terrain.

Les informations de ce produit sont celles fournies par les partenaires à travers un formulaire de collecte de données distribué par OCHA.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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MINUSMA : Jean-Bosco Kazura explique le travail des Casques bleus au Mali

Report
UN Radio

Écouter / Télécharger

Le Général Jean-Bosco Kazura, Chef de la Force de la MINUSMA, la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation au Mali, évoque dans ce magazine, la situation actuelle dans ce pays.

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Mali : La saison selon les images, 14 Octobre 2014

Images de la première décade d’octobre 2014

MESSAGES CLÉS

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Niger + 1 other
Renforcer les cantines scolaires en Afrique de l’ouest et du centre

Les ministres de l’éducation des pays francophones d’Afrique de l’ouest et du centre se sont engagés, à œuvrer au sein de leur gouvernement pour consacrer 1% des budgets nationaux à l’alimentation scolaire soutenue par le Programme alimentaire mondial.

Un engagement fort

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World + 31 others
IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014 - Revised Requirements

IOM’s updated Humanitarian Compendium is now available in a new online platform: http://humanitariancompendium.iom.int/. The Humanitarian Compendium charts the humanitarian needs and strategic priorities of IOM in more than 30 countries for 2014, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and reflected in Inter-Agency Response Plans and IOM Appeals. The Humanitarian Compendium will be updated on a rolling basis to reflect changes in requirements and funding received.

International Organization for Migration:

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French forces detain suspects in Mali U.N. attack

Source: Reuters - Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:47 GMT

Author: Reuters

DAKAR, Oct 19 (Reuters) - French forces have detained three men and seized a large cache of arms which they believe were linked to a recent rocket attack on a U.N. base in northern Mali in which a Senegalese peacekeeper was killed, the French military said on Sunday.

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