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25 Nov 2014 description

La campagne agricole 2014-2015 a été caractérisée par une installation tardive. Malgré une meilleure répartition spatio-temporelle de la pluviométrie en août et Septembre, des déficits prononcés ont persisté dans la partie Ouest du Sahel (Cap vert, Mauritanie, Sénégal, Gambie et Guinée Bissau) et par endroits au Mali, au Niger et au Tchad. Dans ces zones, de nombreux cas de ressemis ont été signalés, et des cas d’abandons de parcelles notamment en Gambie et Guinée Bissau.

25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

21 Nov 2014 description
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SITUATION OVERVIEW

Mali is still facing a complex humanitarian crisis. Despite continued progress in the political stabilization and in the restoration of the State authority and of administrative and public services in conflict-affected regions, the context remains marked by security incidents recorded in the North.

20 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

19 November 2014 – Insecurity is on the march again in the countries of Africa’s Sahel belt, where extremists have displaced 1.5 million people in Nigeria and the threat of Ebola is exacerbating an already dire humanitarian crisis, the United Nations humanitarian regional coordinator said today.

19 Nov 2014 description

MESSAGES CLES

  • Les récoltes en cours améliorent les niveaux des stocks des ménages et des marchés. Malgré les retards d’installation de la saison enregistrés dans plusieurs localités, des productions agricoles moyennes à supérieures à la moyenne sont globalement attendues dans la région. Cependant, des productions inférieures à la moyenne seront observées en Mauritanie, au Sénégal, en Gambie, au nord-est du Nigeria, en Centrafrique et localement dans les autres pays du Sahel.

19 Nov 2014 description

BURKINA FASO

MICHEL KAFANDO CHOSEN AS INTERIM PRESIDENT
On 18 November, Michel Kafando, was sworn in as Burkina Faso’s interim President. In compliance to the Charter of the Transition signed on 16 November, Mr. Kafando, a former Foreign Minister and diplomat has been chosen to oversee a one-year transition back to civilian rule in Burkina Faso.

CAMEROON/NIGERIA

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

12 Nov 2014 description

Des milliers de personnes déplacées par le conflit dans le nord-est du Nigéria ont trouvé refuge à Maiduguri.

12 Nov 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

•Preliminary forecast for 2014 harvest points to a significant decline in cereal production

•Pastures have been affected by irregular rains in parts

•Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed, including for Malian refugees

11 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 5–11 November

Central African Republic: About 20,000 displaced people are seeking refuge in isolated rural areas in Ouham province following the arrival of armed groups in Boguila, Kouki and Nana Bakassa on 25 October. Nearly 1,000 people have been displaced since July in Bambari following violence in Batobadja and Matchika, and 4,000 have been displaced since January to Berberati town in Mambere province.

10 Nov 2014 description

RÉSUMÉ

Au regard de l’analyse des besoins humanitaires réalisée par l’ensemble de la communauté humanitaire, les objectifs stratégiques retenus dans le cadre de ce plan de réponse sont les suivants :

  1. Recueillir les données sur les risques et les vulnérabilités, les analyser et intégrer les résultats dans la programmation humanitaire et de développement.

09 Nov 2014 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

  • Food insecurity and overall vulnerability are results of recurring natural hazards (droughts, floods), increasing food prices and overall scarcity of resources.

  • The country continues to host Malian refugees; their returns are contingent on restoring peace and security in Northern Mali.

  • Weak access to water and hygiene aggravates the spread of epidemics (Rift Valley fever, cholera and meningitis), particularly during the rainy season.

09 Nov 2014 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

  • Food insecurity aggravated by 2013 poor agricultural production in the Sahel.

  • Refugee influxes and returns of Chadians due to on-going conflicts in neighboring CAR, Libya, Nigeria, and Sudan (security volatility around Chad).

  • Lack of qualified medical staff (only 400 doctors for 11.8 million people), poor sanitation and access to clean water and basic services.

05 Nov 2014 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

  • Conflict in northern Nigeria and CAR continue to displace vulnerable refugees to Cameroon.

  • Recurring natural disasters (droughts, floods, locusts), combined with volatility of markets, pushed many households and communities into chronic vulnerability.

  • Poor coverage of sanitation and access to clean water remain the main causes of malnutrition and water-borne diseases.

05 Nov 2014 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

  • Frequent extreme weather events (droughts, floods).

  • Lack of proper irrigation and poor land use practices leading to low productivity Lack of integrated Early Warning Services.

  • Poor coverage of sanitation and access to clean water are main causes of water-borne diseases: diarrhea among children under 5, cholera and malnutrition. Poor state of health service delivery.

05 Nov 2014 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

  • Chronic structural vulnerabilities compounded by recurrent shocks (droughts, floods, epidemics, locusts) have eroded household and community resilience and forced families to result to negative coping strategies.

  • Prolonged displacement (Mali conflict) puts additional stress on the communities hosting refugees (and up to 200,000 of their animals)