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24 Apr 2015 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of CHF 2.5m to enable the IFRC to support the Senegal Red Cross Society (SRCS) to deliver assistance and support to a total of 72,000 people consisting of immediate or short-term assistance to some 40,000 people (5,000 households plus 1,760 children and pregnant / lactating women) and mid to longer-term support to some 32,000 people (4,000 households) over a total timeframe of 12 months, with a focus on food security, nutrition promotion, building resilience, and National Society capacity building and Disaster Risk Reduction in the four departments of …

24 Apr 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 - The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$500 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to significantly improve maternal, child, and nutrition health services for women and children.

23 Apr 2015 description

OUAGADOUGOU - A ceremony to mark a contribution of dates donated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) was held at the Saudi Embassy here on 16 March.

In attendance were Ben Yahya Ibrahim Khoudair, Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Finance, Dr. Dahir Mootish Alenaze, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Burkina Faso and Jean-Charles Dei, WFP Country Director in Burkina Faso.

23 Apr 2015 description

The Lake Chad region is suffering a humanitarian crisis. Over a million of people have fled the conflict and are currently living under difficult conditions inside Nigeria. Others have moved to Niger, Chad or Cameroon and are in an equally dire situation. The International Committee of the Red Cross is appealing for extra funds so that it can help these people.

22 Apr 2015 description
report Peace Direct

April 21 2015: Ketil Hansen reports on growing unrest in Chad as protests against rising living costs turn violent.

Chad has seen numerous popular rallies since the end of 2014. On 11 November, important rallies started in the southern town of Moundou. People were protesting against the lack of gasoline and diesel in the town, and in a symbolic move, some attacked an empty Total petrol station.

21 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 April 2015

Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.

21 Apr 2015 description
report Afrique Verte

Synthèse début avril 2015 : la tendance générale de l’évolution des prix des céréales est à la stabilité au Burkina et au Niger et à la hausse dans le centre et le sud Mali.

21 Apr 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • La finalisation du plan de réponse pour 50 000 personnes déplacées dans la région de Diffa à la suite des évènements du 6 février 2015 est en cours.

  • Un retour timide des personnes déplacées de Bosso a été constaté en avril.

  • Les récentes explosions de mines constituent un risque de protection pour les populations.

  • Malgré l’accalmie observée dans la région, de nombreuses écoles restent fermées.

21 Apr 2015 description

Les mauvaises conditions d’élevage affecteront les moyens d’existence des ménages éleveurs

MESSAGE CLES

  • Les revenus des éleveurs seront en baisse par rapport à la moyenne dans le nord et le centre du pays à cause des mauvaises conditions d’élevage qui affectent négativement la valeur marchande du bétail.

21 Apr 2015 description
report European Union

Council conclusions on the Sahel Regional Action Plan 2015-2020

20 Apr 2015 description

Principaux défis par secteurs

WASH

  • Accès à l'eau : standard non atteint

  • Assainissement : Le rythme de construction des infrastructures d’assainissement ne suit pas l’augmentation de la population

Réponses

  • Essais de pompage en cours sur 10 nouveaux points forés (HCR)

  • Public Concern finalise la construction de 66 latrines

  • MSF finalise la construction de 10 tranchées de défécation

20 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed all ministries, agencies and extra-ministerial departments to prepare their handover briefs ahead of the May 29 inauguration of President Buhari. UNHCR is positioning itself to acclimate to the new administration and continue its work in harmony with relevant governmental departments.

  • Some IDPs in Nigeria have reportedly returned to their areas of origin. Others have expressed their willingness to return, stating that the only impediment is lack of assistance.

20 Apr 2015 description

Points saillants

  • L’équipe technique mVAM a effectué une mission de terrain, pour recueillir les suggestions des réfugiés et pour explorer les possibilités de mise en œuvre du mVAM dans un autre camp où le PAM distribue des bons d’achat alimentaire.

  • La phase pilote a pris fin après le troisième round de collecte intervenu du 20 au 24 mars 2015.

  • Tout au long de cette phase pilote, le mVAM s’est révélé être un instrument efficace de collecte d’informations fiables sur certains indicateurs de sécurité alimentaire.

20 Apr 2015 description
report Qatar Charity

A delegation comprising members from the Government of Niger, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and Qatar Charity recently took part in the visits that covered farms in seven villages aided by Qatar Charity during 2014. All parties represented in the delegation place great importance on irrigated agriculture support for small farmers, helping lift them out of poverty and achieve food security for the country, which suffers from constant food crises.

19 Apr 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Sunday 4/19/2015 - 01:57 GMT

More than 2.5 million people in Niger are suffering from food insecurity because of a shortfall in the cereal harvest due to bad weather and crop pests, the agriculture minister said Saturday.

"A survey conducted since December 2014 indicated that 15.7 percent of the population, or 2,588,128 people, are in a situation of food insecurity, including 410,297 in severe insecurity," Maidagi Allambeye told MPs.

18 Apr 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | samedi 18/04/2015 - 20:22 GMT

Plus de 2,5 millions de personnes se trouvent en insécurité alimentaire au Niger en raison d'un déficit céréalier lié aux conditions climatiques, une situation aggravée par la présence de quelque 200.000 réfugiés ayant fui les attaques de Boko Haram, a annoncé samedi le ministre nigérien de l'Agriculture.