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21 Dec 2014 description

By Krystle van Hoof

In Mali, a recent pastoral crisis, successive droughts and political instability have left many communities in a precarious situation – a situation that could be devastating if another shock hits before they can fully recover.

Building Resilience

20 Dec 2014 description

Les déficits céréaliers localises accentuent l’insécurité alimentaire

MESSAGES CLÉS

Les déficits céréaliers consécutifs à l’échec des cultures pluviales dans le centre sud du pays et à la baisse des flux transfrontaliers ont intensifié le recours des ménages pauvres de l’ouest de la Zone agropastorale et du centre de la Vallée du Fleuve Sénégal, au marché pour se nourrir, alors que leurs revenus saisonniers ont accusé de fortes baisses.

20 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Mauritania continues to suffer from a multi-dimensional crisis related to food insecurity, the high prevalence of malnutrition, the presence of Malian refugees.

• From January to December 2014, as a result of the food insecurity and nutrition crisis, over 16,684 severely malnourished children were admitted and treated within 508 supported health facilities. The close collaboration with the Ministry of Health contributed to reinforce the capacity of 141 frontline staff on management of acute malnutrition as well as increase the coverage.

19 Dec 2014 description

Stressed food insecurity expected in northern lake areas beginning in April

Key Messages

National cereal production is up by about 11.7 percent compared to the five-year average, leading to a production surplus. The harvests are allowing for good cereal availability for farming households and good market supply across the country for the 2015 consumption year.

19 Dec 2014 description

Food security improves with average to above-average harvests

Key Messages

Overall cereal production is expected to be average to above average, ensuring average levels of food availability for much of the country. However, localized production deficits due to insufficient rainfall will cause households in the departments of Gao, Bourem, Goundam, and Niafunké and some areas in the northern parts of Koulikoro and Kayes and the Douentza department to deplete their food stocks earlier than usual.

18 Dec 2014 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries

Highlights

· According to the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster analyses, 9.8 million people in Syria need various types of food, agriculture and livelihood-related assistance.

· As fighting prevails in Iraq, an estimated 2.2 million people across the governorates of Anbar, Kirkuk, Diyala, Ninewa and Salah al-Din are in need of emergency food assistance.

18 Dec 2014 description

PRIORITY NEEDS

Food and Nutrition Security

All efforts at recovery since the massive crop failure in 2011 have, from one year to the other, been aborted by climate-related shocks. In 2014, the late onset of rains led to low agricultural production. The significant number of dry spells caused a lot of destruction, particularly on the rice fields. As a result, the estimated production of most crops has drastically reduced. Rice and groundnuts performed particularly badly in almost all regions, except the Upper River Region.

18 Dec 2014 description

Los proyectos apoyarán los Sistemas Nacionales de Protección Social en los países de África Occidental, priorizando las intervenciones en la región del Sahel y en las poblaciones más afectadas por el virus del Ébola

18 Dec 2014 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JUNE 2015

17 Dec 2014 description

PRINCIPAUX PROBLÈMES HUMANITAIRES

1.- Assistance alimentaire aux personnes en insécurité alimentaire
En octobre 2014, il est estimé que près de 2,6 millions de personnes sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire, dont environ 448 000 sont en phase de crise, incapables de subvenir à leurs besoins. Entre janvier et mars 2015, le nombre de personnes en insécurité alimentaire pourrait augmenter à 2,86 millions avec plus de 927 000 personnes en phase de crise.

17 Dec 2014 description

PRINCIPAUX PROBLÈMES HUMANITAIRES/

L’analyse de la situation humanitaire du Burkina Faso fait ressortir quatre principaux problèmes engendrant des besoins importants à couvrir en 2015.

Insécurité alimentaire

17 Dec 2014 description

PRIORITY NEEDS

Food insecurity

In December 2014, 19.8 million people in the Sahel are estimated to be food insecure, with at least 2.6 million having already crossed the emergency threshold and requiring urgent food assistance. Millions more are expected to see their food security deteriorate during the course of the 2015 lean season due to the exhaustion of stocks, pasture scarcity, food price variations, or livelihood erosion caused by recurrent crises.

Malnutrition

16 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 10–16 December

Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.

Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.

15 Dec 2014 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 15 décembre 2014 (IRIN) - Cette année, les milices islamistes nigérianes de Boko Haram ont poussé près de 90 000 personnes à fuir vers la région pauvre de Diffa, au Niger voisin, suscitant des problèmes d’insécurité alimentaire et de protection.

15 Dec 2014 description

N’DJAMENA – A groundbreaking study of the impact of hunger on Chad’s economy is starting in the New Year. Part of a series of surveys known as the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA), it will examine the effects of child undernutrition on health, education and national productivity in Chad.

12 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian response in four regions of Cameroon – in the Far North, North, Adamawa and East.

NIGERIAN REFUGEES – The number of targeted kidnappings and armed attacks by Boko Haram has reduced since October. Among the 24,182 Nigerian refugees who arrived in Northern Cameroon this year, an estimated 18,667 are in Minawao refugee camp.

12 Dec 2014 description

L'ESSENTIEL

  • Les prévisions régionales de production agricole sont en hausse par rapport à la moyenne des cinq dernières années. Ce niveau de production cache des disparités d’un pays à l’autre.

  • Les prix des céréales sèches sont supérieurs aux moyennes quinquennales dans les zones de déficits agricoles et de conflit.

  • Selon le Cadre Harmonisé, 14 530 000 personnes sont en insécurité alimentaire (octobre – décembre 2014).