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Mali + 8 others
ECHO Factsheet Sahel: Food and Nutrition Crisis

Key messages

  • The food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel continues. People are facing a triple crisis : limited access to food , erosion of resilience due to recurrent crises and weak social services, and region- wide ramifications of conflicts in the region.

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Mali + 13 others
Nearly 25 million need food aid in Sahel


Nearly five million more people have joined the ranks of the food-insecure since the beginning of the year, bringing the estimated total in need of food aid to 24.7 million - more than double the number in 2013.


A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief, October 2014

Food shortages and weak purchasing power will limit food availability and access, particularly for the urban poor and for households with ill or deceased family members, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Burkina Faso: Perspectives sur la sécurité alimentaire - Octobre 2014 à mars 2015

Les récoltes moyennes conduiront à une normalisation de la situation alimentaire


  • Les ménages pauvres auront un accès normal à l’alimentation, principalement à partir de leurs récoltes et des achats sur les marchés. Une insécurité alimentaire aiguë minimale (Phase 1 de l’IPC) est prévue entre octobre 2014 et mars 2015.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 24 October 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 + 6 others
Mali: Rapport sur les mouvements de populations, 16 octobre 2014

La Commission Mouvement de Populations (CMP) est un groupe de travail du Cluster Protection, dont l'Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM) est le chef de file et qui a été mise en place afin de recueillir et analyser les informations disponibles concernant les populations déplacées au Mali suite à la crise de 2012.

Afin de fournir un état complet des mouvements de populations, et à la demande de ses partenaires, la CMP a élargi ses compétences aux mouvements de populations vers ou depuis les pays limitrophes du Mali.

International Organization for Migration:

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Burkina Faso + 1 other
Milk Solutions for the Livelihoods and Self-Reliance of Malian Refugees and Host Communities in Burkina Faso (Seeds for Solutions 2014—2017)

Sahel Milk aims at contributing to the self-reliance and socio-economic well-being of Malian refugees and host communities in the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso through the establishment of sustainable dairy micro-enterprises.

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World + 14 others
West and East Africa - The 2014 Rainfall Season (October 2014)


· Severe and seasonal rainfall deficits remain across many areas of the Sahelian region, in particular Senegal, Mauritania, northern Nigeria and eastern Niger.

· Serious impacts on agricultural production in Senegal and Mauritania can be expected. Perspectives are also unfavourable in eastern Niger and NE Nigeria.

Eastern region (Sudan, Ethiopia)

· Rainfall in September was favourable across the region. This trend has continued through October with wetter than average conditions.

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South Sudan + 16 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, October 23 – October 29, 2014

  • Torrential rains continued across much of saturated and flood-affected South Sudan.

  • Bi-modal regions of the Gulf of Guinea observed a second week of below-average rain.

1) As the rainfall season ends across Senegal and harvesting begins, impacts from poorly distributed rains during the summer months and a delayed onset to the rainfall season in July which resulted in deteriorated conditions could impact crop yields.

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World + 9 others
Plan d’action pour l’efficacité du développement 2014-2016

Suite à la toute première Réunion de haut niveau du Partenariat mondial pour une coopération efficace au service du développement, au Mexique du 15 au 16 avril 2014, la Direction de la coopération au développement et de l’action humanitaire s’est dotée d’un plan d’action pour l’efficacité du développement pour les années 2014-2016.

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Mali + 10 others
Regional Snapshot West Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2014


Recurring food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies have presented significant challenges to the vulnerable populations of the West Africa region. Complex emergencies and food insecurity constituted the primary concerns in West Africa during FY 2014.
USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional presence in Dakar, Senegal.

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World + 31 others
IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014 - Revised Requirements

IOM’s updated Humanitarian Compendium is now available in a new online platform: http://humanitariancompendium.iom.int/. The Humanitarian Compendium charts the humanitarian needs and strategic priorities of IOM in more than 30 countries for 2014, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and reflected in Inter-Agency Response Plans and IOM Appeals. The Humanitarian Compendium will be updated on a rolling basis to reflect changes in requirements and funding received.

International Organization for Migration:

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In Burkina Faso, sowing the seeds for a sustainable future

In rural Burkina Faso, UNICEF, in partnership with the European Union, is teaching women to grow vitamin-rich vegetables.

It’s hot, dry and dusty, in this corner of Burkina Faso. With support from UNICEF and funding from the European Union, Kientego Zourata and other women from the village are working the plot that will sustain their families in lean times and help their children to thrive.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 17 October 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 + 2 others
Point sur la situation alimentaire au Sahel - Suivi de campagne n°162 - début octobre 2014

Afrique Verte

Commentaire général : début octobre, la tendance générale des prix est à la baisse pour le mil et à la stabilité pour les autres céréales. Seul le sorgho a enregistré une hausse sur les marchés d’Agadez (+12%) et de Zinder (+9%). Les baisses les plus significatives ont été enregistrées pour le mil (-16 % à Niamey, -12% à Zinder, -11% à Maradi et -10% à Dosso), pour le sorgho et le maïs à Maradi (-19% pour le sorgho et -11% pour le maïs).

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Mali + 11 others
Sahel : la BAD octroie 231 millions $ pour renforcer la résistance à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle

Ce mercredi 15 octobre 2014, le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé divers prêts et subventions pour un total de 231 millions de dollars EU. Ce montant doit financer un Programme visant à renforcer la résistance du Sahel à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle (P2RS), destiné à mettre fin aux cycles fréquents de sécheresse et de famine qui frappent le Sahel.

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World + 23 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary October 17-23, 2014

Dryness remains in Haiti, while flooding risks continue in South Sudan, Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite a return of seasonally normal rainfall during August, moisture deficits persist in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has resulted in poor growing conditions and crop development.

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Mali + 9 others
UN envoy calls for funding backed by government action, peace successes in troubled Sahel

UN News Service

The region needs more resources and joint action, and faster ways to deal with the structural challenges and successes on peace processes in Darfur, northern Mali and Libya.

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Burkina Faso + 1 other
Burkina Faso Factsheet August 2014


100% of the refugees have been registered. As of end of July 2014, the total number of People of Concern was 33,478.

UNHCR, jointly with the Government, has secured the three camps where 23,501 refugees are settled, by maintaining their civilian and humanitarian character.

households have been provided with appropriate shelters in the camps. This represents 97% of the total number of households in the camps.

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Mali + 12 others
AfDB approves US $231 million for building resilience to food and nutrition insecurity in the Sahel

The programme focuses on nutrition and the use of second generation ICTs such as mobile phones to facilitate better access to markets and prediction of crises and disasters.