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Ambassador Lane and Regional Journalists View Agricultural Development in Burkina Faso

On September 20, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome David Lane completed a five-day trip in Burkina Faso where he met with farmers, government officials and representatives of non-governmental programs working to improve food security. During the visit, he viewed sites supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the World Food Programme (WFP), The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and their partners.

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Mauritania + 1 other
Enquête de suivi de la sécurité alimentaire (FSMS) Juin 2014

FSMS Juin 2014: FAITS SAILLANTS

A. En juin 2014, 26,2% des ménages mauritaniens sont en insécurité alimentaire. Ce taux est en progression par rapport à son niveau à même période de l’année dernière où il était de 23,7%.

B. L’origine de cette augmentation est la forte progression de l’insécurité alimentaire au Hodh Echargui et à Nouakchott passant respectivement de 29,2% à 50,7% et de 10,3% à 17,5%.

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The struggle against malnutrition

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Humedica

by Jasmin Eigemann, 2014/07/28

Something is moving, around the hospital “Complexe de Santé Hosanna” in Kollo: This clinic, built by humedica, is completely devoted to the struggle against malnutrition and a high infant death rate. With increasing success.

The Republic of Niger belongs to the poorest countries in the world and ranks last in the Human Development Index, which illustrates the development of all states.

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Mauritania Food Security Outlook Update September 2014

Poor agricultural and pastoral conditions already affecting western areas of the Agropastoral Zone

Key Messages ◾ The improvement in rainfall conditions in the first three weeks of August helped jump-start farming activities, though generally only in the rainfed agriculture zone. Any such improvements in other agricultural areas were short-lived and insufficient to cover rainfall deficits experienced earlier in the season. There is a risk of significantly below-average harvests of rainfed crops in agropastoral areas and the Senegal River Valley.

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In talks with arriving world leaders, UN chief spotlights climate change, Ebola, regional cooperation

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UN News Service

21 September 2014 – Ahead of this week's opening of the United Nations General Assembly's annual high-level session Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed a host of top Government officials throughout the day, continuing the tradition of meeting arriving world leaders for one-on-one talks spotlighting key international issues.

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Au moins deux civils tués par l'explosion d'une mine (sources militaires)

09/21/2014 18:50 GMT

BAMAKO, 21 septembre 2014 (AFP) - Au moins deux civils ont été tués par l'explosion d'une mine au passage de leur véhicule dans le nord-est du Mali, ont déclaré des sources militaires dimanche.

L'accident s'est produit dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi près d'Aguelhok, où dix soldats tchadiens de la mission de l'ONU, la Minusma, ont déjà été tués au cours des deux dernières semaines par trois mines distinctes.

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Mali + 2 others
La BAD approuve un budget de 144 millions de dollars US pour des projets et programmes au Mali, en Angola et au Burkina Faso

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Les directeurs exécutifs du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) se sont réunis à Abidjan le mercredi 17 septembre 2014 et ont approuvé cinq projets concernant le Mali, l’Angola et le Burkina Faso pour une valeur de 144,4 millions de dollars US.

16,8 millions d’euros pour la diversification du Moulin moderne du Mali (M3)

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Niger + 2 others
UNHCR Niger - August 2014 Fact Sheet

HIGHLIGHTS

587 Identified unaccompanied or separated minors

3,800 Households provided with cash grants in year

66,605 Persons assisted with NFIs since January

4,000 Shelters distributed since January

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Two civilians killed by mine in Mali: military sources

09/21/2014 18:11 GMT

BAMAKO, September 21, 2014 (AFP) - At least two civilians were killed when their car drove over a landmine in a rebel stronghold in northeastern Mali, military sources told AFP on Sunday.

The incident happened on Friday night in the same area where 10 Chadian soldiers in the United Nations' MINUSMA peacekeeping force were killed by three landmine explosions over the last two weeks.

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Mali : l'ONU condamne une nouvelle attaque meurtrière contre des Casques bleus tchadiens

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UN News Service

19 septembre 2014 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, et le Conseil de sécurité ont fermement condamné vendredi une attaque la veille dans le nord du Mali qui a tué cinq Casques bleus tchadiens de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation au Mali (MINUSMA).

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AfDB approves US $144 million for projects and programmes in Mali, Angola and Burkina Faso

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Executive Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) met in Abidjan on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, and approved five projects worth US $144.4 million for Mali, Angola and Burkina Faso.

€16.8 million for the diversification of Moulin Moderne du Mali M3

The Board approved a €16.8-million (10.8 billion francs CFA) private sector corporate loan to help Mali’s agro-food company, Moulin Moderne du Mali M3 diversify its activities.

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Chad + 1 other
Chad Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 04 | 1 June - 30 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A new site has been opened to accommodate Chadian returnees who fled CAR via Cameroon.

  • Two flights with urgently needed relief supplies arrived in the south of Chad.

  • Profiling shows the importance of durable solutions for the people who fled CAR to Chad.

  • Introduction of free health care for children and pregnant mothers remains a challenge in Kanem region.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Niger + 1 other
Niger: Population Movement - Emergency Appeal n° MDRNE013

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More than 77,000 displaced people -Nigerian refugees and Nigerien returnees - have exhausted the resources of host communities. Immediate humanitarian assistance is required.

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Point sur la situation alimentaire au Sahel - Suivi de campagne n°161 - début septembre 2014

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Afrique Verte

Comparatif du prix du mil début septembre 2014 :

Prix par rapport au mois passé (août 2014) : 0% à Ouaga, 0% à Bamako, -2% à Niamey

Prix par rapport à l’année passée (septembre 2013) :-10% à Ouaga, -3% à Bamako,-10% à Niamey

Par rapport à la moyenne des 5 dernières années (sept 2009 - sept 2013) -3% à Ouaga, -7% à Bamako, -1% à Niamey

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Niger SRP 2014: Funding Status as of 19 September 2014

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Senegal + 11 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - September 18, 2014

September rainfall will be particularly important in determining seasonal outcome for the Sahel

Key Messages

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World + 21 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary - September 19 - 25, 2014

Above-average rainfall improves conditions across Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.