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Mali + 5 others
Security Council, in Presidential Statement, Recommits to Addressing Sahel‘s Complex Challenges while Commending Regional Initiatives

Report
UN News Service

SC/11535

Security Council
7249th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council today, reiterating its concern about the alarming situation in the Sahel region, reaffirmed its continued commitment to address the complex security and political challenges in the region.

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Mali + 10 others
Afrique de l’ouest Perspective de la sécurité alimentaire - juillet à décembre 2014

Retour des conditions typiques saisonnières de sécurité alimentaire sauf dans les zones de conflit

MESSAGES CLES

  • Une longue sécheresse entre juin et début juillet a occasionné des pertes non négligeables de semis et une prolongation de la soudure pastorale au Sahel notamment au Tchad, au Niger, en Mauritanie et au Sénégal. Cependant, depuis la mi-juillet, la situation pluviométrique s’est normalisée favorisant un bon développement des cultures et des pâturages.

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South Sudan + 10 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 28 – September 3, 2014

  • Above-average rains observed over the Sahel during the past week.
  • Slightly reduced rains recorded in Sudan during the past observation period.

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 negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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World + 48 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Senegal + 15 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - August 22, 2014

Generally good cropping conditions for much of the Sahel, except over Senegal and Mauritania

Key Messages

  • There is a low level of skill in forecasting the remainder of the season over Senegal and Mauritania, though available information suggests average rainfall levels for the remainder of the season. Persistent dryness over northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania earlier in the season, though, has the potential to significantly reduce rainfed crop harvests.

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Chad + 1 other
Tchad: Personnes arrivées dans la région du Lac Rapport de situation no 02 (12/8/2014)

Faits saillants

  • Les 1 120 personnes arrivées sur l'île de Wourtchoua dans la région du Lac n'ont pas encore pu être relocalisées du à l’indisponibilité des hélicoptères depuis le 8 août.

  • Les personnes attendent dans des conditions de vie difficiles. Un petit groupe de personnes aurait quitté le Tchad vers le Niger, selon les autorités.

  • A Ngouboua, les autorités et les acteurs humanitaires ont préparé l'accueil des personnes relocalisées.

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 + 23 others
Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

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 + 14 others
Bulletin d’information sur la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel et en Afrique de l’ouest - juillet 2014

Situation alimentaire satisfaisante dans la région, exceptée par endroits en zones sahéliennes pastorales et agropastorales.

MESSAGES CLÉS

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 22 August 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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World + 12 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 22-28, 2014

Dryness expected to continue in much of Central America, Haiti, and Central Asia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since early June, poor rainfall distribution has delayed planting and hurt crop development in northeastern Nigeria. Although an increase in rainfall was observed recently, continued favorable rainfall amounts are needed to overcome long-term deficits.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel : Report on 2013 Humanitarian Operations - Burkina Faso, Chad, the Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Cameroon, Nigeria and Senegal, July 2014

A new report offers a snapshot of the scope and breadth of the humanitarian footprint in the Sahel and highlights some of the main challenges faced by aid organisations and how they adapted to them.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Nigeria + 14 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 21 – August 27, 2014

  • Increased rains observed in West Africa during the past observation period.

  • Consistent heavy rains triggered flooding, destroyed houses, and thousands of displaced people in Sudan.

1) Inadequate rainfall distribution since early June has delayed planting and negatively affected crop development in northeastern Nigeria. Although an increase in rainfall was observed recently, continued favorable rainfall amounts are needed to overcome long-term deficits.

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World + 47 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Niger + 1 other
Diffa / Niger: Besoins et Réponse Humanitaire (période du 27 juillet au 10 août 2014)

Le nombre des arrivées en provenance du Nigéria est en légère baisse comparée à la semaine précédente mais les prix du carburant sont à la hausse sur le marché noir en raison de la rupture de l’approvisionnement dans les États du Nord du Nigeria. Les autorités locales restent préoccupées par les questions de santé et les perspectives alimentaires.

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 + 19 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 15-21, 2014

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Severe dryness persists in Latin America and Haiti, with flooding in Sudan and South Sudan

  1. Since early June, seasonal rainfall has been below average and infrequent across northeastern Nigeria, leading to growing moisture deficits. While there is a chance for some relief with increased rainfall forecast during the upcoming outlook period, abnormally dry ground conditions are expected to persist, which still may negatively impact developing crops later into the season.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 15 August 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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Niger + 1 other
Niger (Région de Diffa) Rapport de situation No. 05 (au 10 août 2014)

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Le déficit de production dans l’ensemble de la région pourrait être plus important qu’en 2013.

  • Légère baisse des arrivées en provenance du Nigeria par rapport à la semaine précédente.

  • Hausse du prix du carburant sur le marché noir en raison de la rupture de l’approvisionnement dans les États du Nord du Nigeria.

  • Le virus Ebola est au centre des préoccupations des autorités régionales.

  • Découverte d’un cas de polio virus vaccinal chez une fillette de 2 ans venue du Nigeria.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Chad + 2 others
Mère et Enfant : Bulletin d'information de l'UNICEF Chad - août 2014

Saison des pluies: sur tous les fronts

Tard dans la nuit, aux environs de 23 heures, Moussa Mahamat arrive avec son fils de 2 ans, Mahamat, au centre de santé d’Atrone, dans la ville de N’Djamena, Capitale du Tchad. Il est directement accueilli aux soins d’urgences. « Mon enfant a eu des convulsions. Tantôt il tremblait, tantôt il avait la fièvre. Il a certainement le paludisme, » nous raconte Moussa, tout paniqué.

Roseline Tallot, infirmière principale qui a assuré la garde cette nuit-là le prend et procède directement au test tout en lui injectant du sérum.

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World + 13 others
The African Union Strategy For The Sahel Region, 11 Aug 2014

Report
African Union

PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL
449th MEETING
11 AUGUST 2014
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

PSC/PR/3(CDXLIX)

INTRODUCTION

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Nigeria + 10 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 14 – August 20, 2014

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  • Some increase in rainfall expected across West Africa during the next outlook period.
  • Many areas of Sudan have reported flooding, house damages, and displaced people due to continued heavy rains.