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03 Sep 2015 description

Rapport Afrique N°229

SYNTHESE ET RECOMMANDATIONS

02 Sep 2015 description

- Above-average seasonal rainfall continues over several regions of West Africa.
- Poorly distributed rains strengthen seasonal deficits over parts of central Ethiopia.

1) While a recent increase in August precipitation is expected to lead to more favorable ground moisture, a delayed onset and uneven rainfall distribution observed during the June-September season may negatively impact cropping and pastoral conditions in the region.

02 Sep 2015 description

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated some hospital equipment and drugs worth millions of Naira to the General Sani Abacha specialists Hospital in Damaturu, Yobe State in north-east Nigeria.

02 Sep 2015 description

Approvisionnement globalement satisfaisant des marchés malgré l’installation tardive de la saison

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • Amélioration de la pluviométrie dans les zones soudaniennes et soudano-sahéliennes de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Tchad à partir de la mi-juillet, qui permet la généralisation et l’intensification des opérations de semis;

01 Sep 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Yemen

Fighting on the ground is spreading throughout the country. Air strikes are continuing and more and more civilians are losing their lives to land mines.

01 Sep 2015 description

August 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations

Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen

  • Improved situations

Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka

September 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts

Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

    South Sudan

01 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015

Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.

01 Sep 2015 description

No one told the cows not to eat the corn. When Morris Yaji and his family fled escalating violence around their town in north-eastern Nigeria last year, the couple and their 10 children had enough food reserves to live comfortably. But with no-one to reign in the farm animals during the harvesting season, much of that food disappeared.

"When we came back to our community, we found that most of the food we had left here had been eaten by the cattle," said Yaji, a farmer who lives in Mubi.

01 Sep 2015 description

Faits saillants

• Des milliers de nouveaux réfugiés et retournés du Nigéria sont arrivés au Niger entre le 27 juin et le 20 juillet.

• Les opérations de recensement des déplacés des îles du Lac Tchad sont en cours.

• 8 267 personnes ont été identifiées par une équipe gouvernementale sur le site de Kimégana (Nguigmi).

• Le nombre d’admissions des enfants de 6 à 59 mois pour la malnutrition aiguë sévère (MAS) a plus que doublé dans la région de Diffa, comparé à la même période en 2014.

01 Sep 2015 description

Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity to continue through September in the northeast

KEY MESSAGES

  • Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity will continue through September for worst-affected areas in Borno, Yobe,
    Adamawa, and IDP settlement areas in Maiduguri. Continuing conflict contributes to reduced market functioning, limited seasonal incomes, and severely restricted cropping activities.

01 Sep 2015 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.

01 Sep 2015 description

Apres une installation atypique, les cultures en place bénéficient de bonnes conditions hydriques

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • La saison s’est installée avec un retard variant entre deux à quatre semaines selon les zones. Cependant, les améliorations observées dans le régime des pluies à partir de fin juillet et les résultats des récentes mises à jour des prévisions pluviométriques permettent d’espérer une fin moyenne de la campagne agropastorale.

01 Sep 2015 description

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.

01 Sep 2015 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.

31 Aug 2015 description

The terrorist organisation Boko Haram will determine Cameroon’s medium-term domestic and security agenda. Together with an underestimated structural propensity to crisis and political conflict, this presents the country with a double challenge. The ability of Cameroonian state and society to master both is far lower than talk about this “regional anchor of stability” would have it. Europe should start developing ideas on crisis prevention.

31 Aug 2015 description

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Monday 8/31/2015 - 14:39 GMT |

by Aminu ABUBAKAR

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback shot dead nearly 80 people in attacks on three villages in Nigeria's restive northeast at the weekend, a vigilante and residents told AFP on Monday.

The attacks were the latest bloodbath in the six-year-old insurgency by the extremist group aimed at carving out an Islamic state in the volatile region.