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World + 51 others
The Market Monitor - Trends and impacts of staple food prices in vulnerable countries, Issue 24 - July 2014

Global Highlights

• During the first quarter of 2014, the global cereal price index decreased by 12% year-on-year, and slightly increased by 2% compared to the previous quarter.

• Real prices of maize were relatively stable and only 2% higher than the previous quarter of 2014.
Compared to the same period of the previous year, maize prices are low (-28%).

• Real prices of wheat increased significantly by 9% from Q1 to Q2-2014. More recently, for June, prices are down due to an increase in global supply and production.

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Mali + 13 others
West Africa Price Bulletin July 2014

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.

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Nigeria + 15 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, July 31 – August 6, 2014

  • Heavy rains in parts of eastern Sudan resulted in flooding which damaged infrastructure.

  • Ground conditions continue to deteriorate due to poor rains in northeastern Nigeria, western Chad and Senegal.

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World + 17 others
Oxfam Annual Report & Accounts 2013/14

Report
Oxfam

Last year was highly challenging for Oxfam. We responded to 27 devastating emergencies, including a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions in Syria, and supported the efforts of millions of hard-working people facing the injustice of poverty.

All that we do is only possible because of the contributions of our supporters, volunteers, activists, partners, staff, and the communities we work with around the world. Read our Annual Report to find out how we did it.

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Guinea + 12 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - July 22, 2014

Above-average and well distributed rainfall in Bi-modal and Guinean-Sudanian zones

Key Messages

  • June rainfall was mostly above average and well distributed in time in the Bi-modal and the Guinean-Sudanian Zones, ensuring good maturation of first season crops.

  • Delays in pasture regeneration is to be expected in northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania, as well as the Lake Chad region due to a combination of significant rainfall deficits recorded in June and unfavorable medium term forecast.

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Sudan + 13 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook July 24 – July 30, 2014

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  • A large area of enhanced rainfall may trigger localized flooding across parts of eastern Sudan.
  • Consistently poor rainfall has led to deteriorating ground conditions across northeastern Nigeria and western Chad.

1) The potential for significantly heavy rainfall remains forecast over the River Nile and Kassala provinces of eastern Sudan, which may trigger localized flooding and elevated river levels along the Nile River basin during the next seven days.

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World + 15 others
La Cooperación Española llevará a cabo un proyecto europeo en favor de la seguridad alimentaria en África Occidental

​​El Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación y el Representante de la UE en Togo, el Embajador Nicolás Berlanga Martínez, firmaron ayer la Convención de Delegación por la que España participará en el proyecto de la Unión Europea (UE) de Apoyo a la Reserva Regional de Seguridad Alimentaria de la Comunidad Económica de Estados de África Occidental (CEDEAO). La firma se realizó en presencia del Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Togo, Robert Dussey, de viaje oficial en España.

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World + 29 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary July 18-24, 2014

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Above-average rain during the past 30 days has saturated ground conditions and caused localized flooding in parts of South Sudan and southern Sudan. Above-average rains forecast during the next week are expected to increase the risk of localized flash flooding
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South Sudan + 14 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook July 17 – July 23, 2014

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  • Below-average rains were observed across much of West Africa during the past week.
  • Locally heavy rains continued across saturated areas in South Sudan and southern Sudan.

1) Above-average rain during the past thirty-days has resulted in saturated grounds and localized flooding in parts of South Sudan and southern Sudan. With above-average rain forecast during the next week, the risk for localized flash flooding is elevated.

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World + 24 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary July 11-17, 2014

Flooding possible in Mali, Sudan, and South Sudan; dryness continues in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy and above-average rains since May has oversaturated ground conditions in southern Mali and resulted in rainfall surpluses greater than 200 percent of normal in some locations. With heavy rain forecast for the next week, the risk for new flooding across the region will be increased.

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World + 17 others
Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa (S/2014/442 )

S/2014/442
Distr.: General
26 June 2014
Original: English

1. Introduction

  1. In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council agreed to extend the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) until 31 December 2016 and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.

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Burkina Faso + 11 others
Afrique de l'Ouest: Mise à jour sur la sécurité alimentaire - Juillet 2014

Sahel et Afrique de l’Ouest: Hypothèses pour l’analyse trimestrielle de la sécurité alimentaire

Avertissement

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Mali + 10 others
Food security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel, N°56 - May 2014

Key Points

  • Population displacements as a result of violence in the Central African Republic, in northern Nigeria and in northern Mali, pose a humanitarian risk in the region. Thousands of refugees continue to arrive in Cameroon in very difficult conditions.

-Heavy rains along the Gulf of Guinea mark the start of the agricultural campaign.

  • The prices of coarse grains (millet, sorghum) remain above their five-year averages in the majority of the region’s countries.

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Nigeria + 15 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook July 3 – July 9, 2014

Locally heavy rains caused flooding and damages to infrastructure in southern Nigeria.

Above-average rains were observed across southern Sudan.

1) Heavy and above-average rains since the beginning of June have oversaturated the grounds of Sierra Leone, Liberia, southern Guinea and western Cote D’Ivoire. With heavy downpours forecast during the next outlook period, the risk for new flooding across the region will be increased.

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Guinea + 9 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (24 June - 01 July 2014)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
70 DEAD AND 10,000 DISPLACED IN BAMBARI
IDPs CONTINUE TO DECREASE IN THE CAPITAL

The situation in Bambari following last week’s clashes remains tense. An estimated 70 people have been killed, 150 homes destroyed and 10,000 people displaced to several IDP sites in Bambari town. A rapid needs evaluation is underway.

CAMEROON
3,000 NEW CAR REFUGEES ARRIVE THIS WEEK

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 + 13 others
West Africa Price Bulletin June 2014

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.

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Mali + 15 others
Bulletin d’information sur la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel et en Afrique de l’ouest - juin 2014

MESSAGES CLÉS

La mise à jour des prévisions saisonnières en Afrique de l’Ouest pour la campagne agricole 2014/2015 indiquent des cumuls pluviométriques normaux pour la région avec des tendances excédentaires au Sud-est du Ghana, au Sud du Nigeria, et des cumuls déficitaires à tendance normale à l’Ouest de la région.

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Equatorial Guinea + 23 others
Four new Africa Solidarity Trust Fund projects will benefit 24 countries

Activities reflect African priorities, including youth employment and nutrition

25 June 2014, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea– The FAO-managed Africa Solidarity Trust Fund today gave a green light to four new, continent-spanning projects at a ceremony during the African Union Summit, being held here this week.

The President of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, a key supporter of the fund, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva were in attendance.