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Help Senegal battle hunger

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Caritas

Caritas is launching an emergency project for Senegal to urgently help families who are hungry.

Recent poor harvests, climatic factors, natural disasters and a sharp rise in food prices in 2007-2008 have edged poor families further into poverty and hunger.

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Cameroon + 2 others
UNICEF Cameroon Situation Report, March 31, 2014

Highlights

UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian response in four regions of Cameroon – Far North, North, Adamoua and East – which have been facing recurring emergencies such as increased food insecurity after the dry season, widespread epidemics like Cholera and Meningitis, and floods), and the continued influx of refugees from CAR and Nigeria.

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EUCAP Sahel Mali: EU support mission for internal security in Mali established

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European Union

The Council today established a civilian mission under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) to support the internal security forces in Mali.

EUCAP Sahel Mali is an additional contribution to the EU's overall support to stability, institutional reform and the full restoration of state authority throughout the country. The mission will support the Malian state to ensure constitutional and democratic order and the conditions for lasting peace as well as to maintain its authority throughout the entire territory.

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Nigeria + 6 others
West and Central Africa Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot, 8– 14 April 2014

CAMEROON
7,000 NEW ARRIVALS FROM CAR
The influx of refugees from CAR continues with some 7,000 arrivals since the previous week. The number of entry points increased following violence near the former main crossings at Garoua Boulai and Kenzou. Many refugees arrive exhausted and with injuries. In 2014, Cameroon has received almost 70,000 CAR refugees.

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 + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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EUCAP Sahel Mali: création d'une mission de soutien de l'UE aux forces de sécurité intérieure du Mali

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European Union

Luxembourg, le 15 avril 2014 8773/14 (OR. en) PRESSE 221

EUCAP Sahel Mali: création d'une mission de soutien de l'UE aux forces de sécurité intérieure du Mali

Ce jour, le Conseil a créé, au titre de la politique de sécurité et de défense commune (PSDC), une mission civile de soutien aux forces de sécurité intérieure du Mali.

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Niger Price Bulletin April 2014

Millet, maize, cowpea, and imported rice are the most important food commodities. Millet is consumed by both rural and poor urban households throughout the country. Maize and imported rice are most important for urban households, while cowpea is mainly consumed by poor households in rural and urban areas as a protein source. Niamey is the most important national market and an international trade center, and also supplies urban households. Tillaberi is also an urban center that supplies the surrounding area. Gaya market represents a main urban market for maize with cross-border connections.

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World + 14 others
Field Exchange No. 47 (April 2014)

• Milling vouchers in South Sudan

• IYCF indicators in small sample surveys

• Surge support to CMAM services in Kenya

• Goat feeding and milk access in Ethiopia

• Nutrition impact and positive practice circles

• Sectoral integration with cash programming

• Barrier analysis on breastfeeding in Mali

• Material support to health posts in Ethiopia

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Mali: un nouveau gouvernement pour relancer la réconciliation nationale

04/12/2014 12:26 GMT
Par Ahamadou CISSE

BAMAKO, 12 avril 2014 (AFP) - Le président malien Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta a nommé les membres du gouvernement dirigé par le nouveau Premier ministre Moussa Mara, une équipe resserrée dont l'une des principales tâches sera la poursuite d'une réconciliation nationale qui n'a guère avancé malgré le retour à l'ordre constitutionnel après une longue crise politico-militaire.

Agence France-Presse:

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Burkina Faso + 1 other
In Burkina Faso, some Mali refugees want to grow up to serve

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AlertNet

Author: Misha Hussain

  • Bella ethnic group has served Tuaregs for centuries

  • Campaigners call arrangement slavery

  • Tuareg leader in camp says his group unfairly singled out

By Misha Hussain

GOUDEBOU, Burkina Faso (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ten-year-old Atahib goes to school in the Goudebou refugee camp in the savannah of Burkina Faso, not hoping to become a teacher or a doctor like his classmates. He wants to learn so he can better serve his Tuareg masters.

AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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World + 1 other
The impact of cash and food transfers - Evidence from a randomized intervention in Niger

There is little rigorous evidence on the comparative impacts of cash and food transfers on food security and food-related outcomes. We assess the relative impacts of receiving cash versus food transfers using a randomized design. Drawing on data collected in eastern Niger, we find that households randomized to receive a food basket experienced larger, positive impacts on measures of food consumption and diet quality than those receiving the cash transfer. Receiving food also reduced the use of a number of coping strategies.

International Food Policy Research Institute:

Copyright © International Food Policy Research Institute

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Niger + 2 others
Update: TSF's 3rd year on the borders of Mali

2 years on the borders of Mali

The month of March 2014 saw TSF entering into its third year of presence on the Malian borders.

For an information sheet summarising TSF's operations on the Malian borders, click here.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 11 April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Mali + 10 others
West Africa - Seasonal Monitor - April 2, 2014

Key Messages

Timely start to the rainy season in the Bi-modal zone

  • February to March rainfall estimates in conjunction with medium term forecasts indicate that the onset of the long season rains (March to July) began in the Bi-modal zone of West Africa in mid-March, as would be expected in a typical year.

  • Current climatic conditions are favorable for a normal start of agricultural activities in April in the Bi-modal zone.

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Mauritania Price Bulletin April 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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Burkina Faso Bulletin des Prix Avril 2014

Le mil, le maïs et le sorgho sont les produits alimentaires les plus importants pour la consommation ménagère. Le mil est le produit de base des ménages les plus vulnérables, tandis que le maïs et le sorgho contribuent aussi au panier alimentaire de la majorité des autres ménages. Le marché de Sankaryare est le plus vaste et le plus important d’Ouagadougou; il approvisionne d’autres marchés du pays et dans la région. Koudougou se trouve dans l'une des régions les plus peuplées du pays, où une majorité des ménages dépend du marché pour son ravitaillement alimentaire.

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Burkina Faso Price Bulletin April 2014

Millet, maize, and sorghum are the most important food commodities for household consumption. Millet is the staple of the most vulnerable households, while maize and sorghum also contribute to the food basket of a majority of all households. Sankaryare market is the largest and most important market in Ouagadougou and supplies other markets within the country and region. Koudougou is located in one of the most populated areas in the country, where a majority of households depend on the market for their food needs. Djibo is in the highly vulnerable Sahelian zone.

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Mali Bulletin humanitaire, mars 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Plus de 1,5 million de personnes sont touchées par l’insécurité alimentaire sévère.

  • Environ 172 000 élèves sont inscrits dans les écoles du nord pour l’année scolaire 2013/2014.

  • Une enquête conduite auprès d’environ 4 000 personnes à Tombouctou montre que 78 pour cent d’entre elles restent affectées psychologiquement par le conflit.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Mauritanie Bulletin des Prix Avril 2014

Le riz local et le sorgho sont les produits alimentaires les plus consommés par les ménages pauvres de la Mauritanie suivis par le blé importé qui est l'aliment de substitution auquel ces ménages recourent le plus. Le riz local est cultivé dans la vallée du fleuve (dans le sud des régions du Trarza, du Brakna, du Gorgol et du Guidimakha). Le sorgho est produit dans toutes les zones de production (sorgho pluvial) et dans les walo et barrages (sorgho de décrue). Toutefois, une importante partie est importée du Mali et du Sénégal.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Mali March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 1.5 million people are affected by severe food insecurity.

  • Approximately 172,000 pupils enrolled in the north during the 2013/2014 school year.

  • A survey of almost 4,000 people in Timbuktu indicated that 78 per cent are still psychologically affected by the conflict.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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