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Mali + 2 others
Border Security Needs Assessment: Summary - Liptako-Gourma Region: Mali, Burkina and Niger, July 2014

Border communities at risk in the Sahel

In July, Danish Demining Group (DDG) presented the findings from its Border Security Needs Assessment (BSNA) to national border authorities from Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger. Based on the findings, DDG will implement programming that strengthens border security and management, and improves community safety in the Sahel’s Liptako-Gourma region.

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World + 6 others
Empowering girls key to Africa's success, leaders affirm

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “With significant investments in the education of young girls, sexual and reproductive health for youth and adolescents, as well as women’s empowerment in our counties, we will change the face of the Sahel,” President of Chad Idriss Déby said at the United Nations today, during a high-level panel on the potential of young people to drive economic growth in the Sahel region of Africa.

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Mali + 2 others
Border communities at risk in the Sahel

In July, Danish Demining Group (DDG) presented the findings from its Border Security Needs Assessment (BSNA) to national border authorities from Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger. Based on the findings, DDG will implement programming that strengthens border security and management, and improves community safety in the Sahel’s Liptako-Gourma region.

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Ambassador Lane and Regional Journalists View Agricultural Development in Burkina Faso

On September 20, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome David Lane completed a five-day trip in Burkina Faso where he met with farmers, government officials and representatives of non-governmental programs working to improve food security. During the visit, he viewed sites supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the World Food Programme (WFP), The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and their partners.

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Mali + 2 others
La BAD approuve un budget de 144 millions de dollars US pour des projets et programmes au Mali, en Angola et au Burkina Faso

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Les directeurs exécutifs du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) se sont réunis à Abidjan le mercredi 17 septembre 2014 et ont approuvé cinq projets concernant le Mali, l’Angola et le Burkina Faso pour une valeur de 144,4 millions de dollars US.

16,8 millions d’euros pour la diversification du Moulin moderne du Mali (M3)

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Mali + 2 others
AfDB approves US $144 million for projects and programmes in Mali, Angola and Burkina Faso

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Executive Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) met in Abidjan on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, and approved five projects worth US $144.4 million for Mali, Angola and Burkina Faso.

€16.8 million for the diversification of Moulin Moderne du Mali M3

The Board approved a €16.8-million (10.8 billion francs CFA) private sector corporate loan to help Mali’s agro-food company, Moulin Moderne du Mali M3 diversify its activities.

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Niger + 2 others
Point sur la situation alimentaire au Sahel - Suivi de campagne n°161 - début septembre 2014

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Comparatif du prix du mil début septembre 2014 :

Prix par rapport au mois passé (août 2014) : 0% à Ouaga, 0% à Bamako, -2% à Niamey

Prix par rapport à l’année passée (septembre 2013) :-10% à Ouaga, -3% à Bamako,-10% à Niamey

Par rapport à la moyenne des 5 dernières années (sept 2009 - sept 2013) -3% à Ouaga, -7% à Bamako, -1% à Niamey

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World + 21 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary - September 19 - 25, 2014

Above-average rainfall improves conditions across Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  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 hurt the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi areas of central Ethiopia.

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Mali + 10 others
2014-2015 Agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa

An agropastoral season with heterogeneous crop growth stages, requires close monitoring

From 8 to 10 September 2014, was held in Banjul, The Gambia, the regional consultation on the mid- term assessment of the agropastoral season and the 2014-2015 agricultural and food prospects. This meeting comes within the framework of the operation of the Regional Device for Prevention and Management of Food Crises (PREGEC) in the Sahel and West Africa. At the end of the meeting, participants made the following observations:

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Mali + 3 others
L’Europe accroît son aide humanitaire au Mali

La Commission européenne augmente de 5 millions d’euros l'aide humanitaire qu'elle apporte au Mali. Cette somme permettra à l'Europe d'accorder un soutien supplémentaire aux personnes en situation d'insécurité alimentaire extrême et aux victimes du regain de violence dans le nord du pays. Ce nouveau programme d’aide porte le montant total de l’aide humanitaire au Mali à 40 millions d’euros pour 2014.

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Mali + 8 others
Avis sur la situation alimentaire et nutritionelle a l'entrée de la periode de soudre et les perspectives agricoles dans le Sahel et l'Afrique de l'Ouest

Jun 2014

Les participants à la réunion restreinte du dispositif régional de veille sur la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest, qui s’est tenue du 18 au 19 juin 2014, Ndjamena au Tchad, font la déclaration suivante:

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Ethiopia + 7 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 18 – September 24, 2014

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  • Seasonal shower activity weakens, leaving many anomalously dry areas as the ITCZ/ITF withdraws across the Sahel.
  • Heavy September rains lead to flooding, and damaged crops throughout many parts of Uganda.

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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Mauritania + 16 others
The 2014 Rainfall Season: West and East Africa

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Sahel

• The Sahel region has undergone significant and widespread rainfall deficits, leading to significantly below average vegetation levels.

• Worst affected areas are Senegal, southern Mauritania, eastern Niger, NE Nigeria and central Chad • There was some recovery from late July, in particular in Niger and Chad. However, Senegal and Mauritania remained affected by persistent rainfall deficits.

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Mali + 3 others
Europe boosts humanitarian aid for Mali

An additional €5 million will provide emergency food assistance to more than one million people, including pastoralists who have lost their herds due to this year's particularly long lean season.

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Liberia + 10 others
UNICEF appeals for $200 million for Ebola response in West Africa

About 8.5 million children and youth live in areas affected by Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia

GENEVA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 16 September 2014 – UNICEF said today it needs over $200 million to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has claimed over 2,400 lives and ravaged communities across West Africa. This is part of a broader, six-month appeal for $987.8 million that governments and humanitarian agencies require to fight the disease.