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World + 5 others
Fortified food - persuading the private sector to do good

Report
IRIN

LONDON, 18 April 2014 (IRIN) - With a certain amount of fanfare, Nigeria has just officially become a middle income country. It is not the sort of country associated with widespread hunger, or a country where people normally get, or expect to get, food aid. And yet around a quarter of small children in Nigeria are underweight, and around 40 percent are stunted; they do not get enough nutritious food to reach their full physical and mental potential.

IRIN:

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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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Help Senegal battle hunger

Report
Caritas

Caritas is launching an emergency project for Senegal to urgently help families who are hungry.

Recent poor harvests, climatic factors, natural disasters and a sharp rise in food prices in 2007-2008 have edged poor families further into poverty and hunger.

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Cameroon + 2 others
UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, March 31, 2014

Highlights

UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian response in four regions of Cameroon – Far North, North, Adamoua and East – which have been facing recurring emergencies such as increased food insecurity after the dry season, widespread epidemics like Cholera and Meningitis, and floods), and the continued influx of refugees from CAR and Nigeria.

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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World + 14 others
Field Exchange No. 47 (April 2014)

• Milling vouchers in South Sudan

• IYCF indicators in small sample surveys

• Surge support to CMAM services in Kenya

• Goat feeding and milk access in Ethiopia

• Nutrition impact and positive practice circles

• Sectoral integration with cash programming

• Barrier analysis on breastfeeding in Mali

• Material support to health posts in Ethiopia

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Mali Bulletin humanitaire, mars 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Plus de 1,5 million de personnes sont touchées par l’insécurité alimentaire sévère.

  • Environ 172 000 élèves sont inscrits dans les écoles du nord pour l’année scolaire 2013/2014.

  • Une enquête conduite auprès d’environ 4 000 personnes à Tombouctou montre que 78 pour cent d’entre elles restent affectées psychologiquement par le conflit.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Humanitarian Bulletin Mali March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 1.5 million people are affected by severe food insecurity.

  • Approximately 172,000 pupils enrolled in the north during the 2013/2014 school year.

  • A survey of almost 4,000 people in Timbuktu indicated that 78 per cent are still psychologically affected by the conflict.

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 + 12 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

· Two-week increase in IDPs in Bangui, from 177,000 to 203,500. Total in CAR stands at 628,500.

· Over 325,000 CAR refugees in neighbouring Cameroon, Chad, DRC and Congo, more than 89,700 since December 2013.

· Threatening situation for at least 15,000 Muslims, trapped in Bangui and other areas in CAR.

· More than250,000 IDPs in north-eastern Nigeria, according to NEMA assessment.

· 157 suspected cases of Ebola including 101 deaths reported in Guinea as of 7 April.

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 + 5 others
$5.3 million to Right To Play for Sport for Development

The Government of Canada is committed to sport and play as powerful tools to achieving health, education and conflict-resolution goals in developing countries.

To mark the first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Canada announced today $5.3 million to Right To Play for the Advancing Health, Education and Development for Children and Youth (AHEAD) project in West and Francophone Africa.

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Burkina Faso + 1 other
Burkina Faso : Rapport trimestriel de coordination humanitaire -1er trimestre 2014

Ce rapport présente la situation humanitaire des mois de Janvier, février et mars 2014. Il a été produit sur la base des informations collectées auprès des partenaires humanitaires.

I. Bref aperçu de la situation humanitaire

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 + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Chad + 2 others
Japanese Government supports UNICEF’s humanitarian efforts in Chad

The Government of Japan granted UNICEF US$ 6.2m to support humanitarian efforts in Chad

N’Djamena (CHAD), 7th April 2014 – The Government of Japan granted UNICEF a significant new funding to support humanitarian efforts in Chad. The funding comes at the time the Chadian Government and partners, among which UNICEF, are responding to urgent humanitarian needs of over 90,000 Chadian returnees and CAR refugees who fled violence in CAR to take refuge in southern and eastern Chad.

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Niger + 2 others
Niger : Bulletin humanitaire mensuel numéro 03 | mars 2014

Les organisations humanitaires sont inquiètes du faible niveau de financement du Plan stratégique de réponse du Niger. La nutrition et la sécurité alimentaire sont financés à 0,6% et 0,2%.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Activités de déminage au Mali : UN bilan positif selon le chef de la MINUSMA

Bamako, le 31 mars 2014_Au cours d’une conférence de presse tenue le 31 mars dans l’après-midi, en prélude à la célébration de la journée internationale de l’action contre les mines qui se déroulera le 4 avril, le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies au Mali et Chef de la MINUSMA, Albert Gerard Koenders a indiqué que 95 civils maliens dont 60 % d’enfants ont été les principales victimes des mines ces dernières années au Nord du Mali.

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Burkina Faso + 1 other
UNICEF Burkina Faso Situation Report, 21 March 2014

Highlights

· An additional child friendly space in Selbo, a village at 10 kms from Dori was inaugurated on 12 March 2014. This is for 197 children for the host community (121 boys and 76 girls) close to Goudebou refugee camp, bringing to 928 the total number of children benefitting from recreational activities and peaceful coexistence with refugee children.

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Mali + 3 others
Mali Situation Regional External Update: January-February 2014

HIGHLIGHT

  1. Mali: On January 21 2014 a meeting was held at the request of the Ministry of Territorial Administration with the participation of all concerned ministries and UNHCR regarding the voluntary repatriation process. The meeting was to formally launch the process of negotiations between Mali and countries of asylum for the signing of the tripartite agreements. The first step will be a visit of Malian officials to the countries of asylum to talk to their counterparts, UNHCR, and refugees.

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Rapport du Secrétaire général sur la situation au Mali (S/2014/229)

I. Introduction

  1. Le présent rapport est soumis en application de la résolution 2100 (2013) du Conseil de sécurité, par laquelle le Conseil a créé la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation au Mali (MINUSMA) et m’a demandé de le tenir régulièrement informé de la situation au Mali et de l’exécution du mandat de la Mission. Il couvre la période allant du 22 décembre 2013 au 24 mars 2014.
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Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Mali (S/2014/229)

I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2100 (2013), by which the Council established the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and requested me to periodically update it on the situation in Mali and the implementation of the Mission’s mandate. The present report covers the period from 22 December 2013 to 24 March 2014.