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27 May 2016 description

Reduced rainfall expected to alleviate flooding concerns in the Shabelle River basin

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite more favorable rainfall along the coast during the last week, low and poorly-distributed rainfall during April and May has led to moderate moisture deficits over Liberia, portions of eastern Guinea Conakry, Cote d’Ivoire, and western Ghana.

23 May 2016 description

Eléments clés

  • 36 762 personnes déplacées internes (7 019 ménages) ont été enregistrées et identifiées par le programme DTM dans l’ensemble des régions du Mali. 27 422 PDIs sont dans les régions nord et 9 340 PDIs dans les régions sud.

  • Une enquête réalisée auprès des personnes déplacées montre que 55,2% des ménages interrogés souhaitent retourner dans leur lieu d’origine tandis que 43,2% souhaitent rester sur leur lieu de déplacement.

18 May 2016 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

DECREASE IN MENINGITIS CASES

After the meningitis threshold was exceeded in March in the towns of Kabo and Batangafo, fewer cases are now being reported in the north-western Ouham province. WHO and health actors are curbing the outbreak by monitoring the seasonal meningitis-prone region and by strengthening social mobilization. A national campaign against the disease is planned in October as part of the preventive measure in the meningitis belt in Africa.

CHAD

16 May 2016 description

The majority of migrants recorded by the two flow monitoring points are recorded going from Niger to Libya (estimated 51 225 individuals or 64%). Migrants on this route tend to be young men from english speaking West African countries who intend to go towards Europe.

An estimated 12 025 migrants (15%) came into Niger from Libya. This group is majoritarily Nigerien but includes Nigerians and Malians.

21% of migrants are recorded to be travelling between Niger and Algeria. These migrants more commonly work in the gold mines in the north of Niger.

11 May 2016 description

The new issue of FMR explores the ideas and practices that are being tried out in order to engage both development and humanitarian work in support of ‘transitions’ and ‘solutions’ for displaced people. What we need, says one author, is “full global recognition that the challenge of forced displacement is an integral part of the development agenda too”. FMR issue 52 includes 32 articles on ‘Thinking ahead: displacement, transition, solutions’, plus ten ‘general’ articles on other aspects of forced migration.

06 May 2016 description

L'essentiel:

  • De bonnes productions agricoles 2015-2016 sont confirmées auSahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest.

06 May 2016 description

Increased rainfall providing some relief to early season dryness in Guatemala and the Greater Horn

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall since October 2015 has resulted in large moisture deficits, leading to wilted crops, livestock deaths, and reduced water availability over many areas of Southern Africa. With the season coming to an end, recovery is unlikely.

02 May 2016 description

Weekly trends can fluctuate due to security conditions in the region, the political climate in Niger and neighbouring countries, presence of migrants at the flow monitoring points and availability of transport and opportunities. For more detailed analysis see the flow monitoring survey reports.

29 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three million people in the Lake Chad region are facing severe food shortages.

  • In Nigeria’s Borno and Yobe states, 800,000 people need immediate assistance.

  • Clashes between herders and farmers in Côte d’Ivoire displace over 6,000 people.

  • Between January and April, DRC reports 5,757 cholera cases.

  • Ebola resurfaces for the third time in Liberia, Guinea sees its first flare-up.

KEY FIGURES

People displaced in Lake Chad Basin - 2.4M

29 Apr 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

09 Apr 2016 description

Key Points

  • Continued deterioration of the food situation of displaced populations in the Lake Chad basin.

  • Increased number of displaced people in Nigeria and Mali.

  • Continuation of the recession and off-season crops activities in most areas of the region.

  • Cereal supplies are deemed generally satisfactory in the region.

06 Apr 2016 description

L'essentiel

  • Détérioration continue de la situation alimentaire des populations déplacées dans le bassin du lac Tchad.

  • Augmentation du nombre de populations déplacées au Nigeria et au Mali.

  • Poursuite des activités de cultures de décrue et de contre-saison dans la majeure partie des zones de la région.

  • Les approvisionnements en céréales sont jugés globalement satisfaisants dans la région.

04 Apr 2016 description

NOTE D’INFORMATION

Dakar, 30 Mars 2016- Dans le cadre de sa traditionnelle rencontre thématique « Arbre à Palabres », le Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS) a abrité, le 29 mars 2016, une rencontre sur le thème : « L’Exclusion sociale : l’autre défi de la stabilité, de la paix et de la Sécurité en Afrique de l’Ouest ».

01 Apr 2016 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

16 Mar 2016 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants along migratory routes across the globe. This map shows the different paths with a focus on Niger. #MissingMigrants.

16 Mar 2016 description

Le projet Missing migrants répertorie les morts de migrants le long des diverses routes migratoires dans le monde. Cette carte montre les différents parcours et concentre le Niger. #MissingMigrants.

16 Mar 2016 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants along migratory routes across the globe. This map shows the different paths with a focus on Ghana. #MissingMigrants.