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Mali + 7 others
UN says more support urgently needed to tackle growing food insecurity in the Sahel

A funding gap of $100 million is delaying interventions that could prevent the food security situation from worsening and the capacities of vulnerable communities to cope with repeated shocks are deteriorating.

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World + 29 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary July 18-24, 2014

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Above-average rain during the past 30 days has saturated ground conditions and caused localized flooding in parts of South Sudan and southern Sudan. Above-average rains forecast during the next week are expected to increase the risk of localized flash flooding
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World + 17 others
Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa (S/2014/442 )

S/2014/442
Distr.: General
26 June 2014
Original: English

1. Introduction

  1. In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council agreed to extend the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) until 31 December 2016 and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.

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Nigeria + 15 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook July 3 – July 9, 2014

Locally heavy rains caused flooding and damages to infrastructure in southern Nigeria.

Above-average rains were observed across southern Sudan.

1) Heavy and above-average rains since the beginning of June have oversaturated the grounds of Sierra Leone, Liberia, southern Guinea and western Cote D’Ivoire. With heavy downpours forecast during the next outlook period, the risk for new flooding across the region will be increased.

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Mali + 13 others
West Africa Price Bulletin June 2014

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

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World + 27 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary June 27-July 3, 2014

Dryness may persist in East Africa as seasonal rains end, flooding possible in the Sudans, West Africa, and Guatemala

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poor rainfall distribution during the March-May rainfall season has hurt agricultural and pastoral activities throughout western Kenya, parts of northeastern Uganda, southeastern South Sudan, and northwestern Tanzania. Southern Ethiopia and northwestern Kenya are forecast to receive limited rains during the next week, which could sustain poor agricultural and pastoral conditions.

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Kenya + 16 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook June 26 – July 2, 2014

  • Increased rains observed over the central parts of West Africa.

  • Slow start of the June-September rains observed over parts of Eastern Africa.

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World + 33 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary June 20-26, 2014

Dryness continues in East Africa, Honduras and Nicaragua, with flooding possible in West Africa and Guatemala

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poor rainfall distribution during the March-May rainfall season hurt agricultural and pastoral activities throughout western Kenya, parts of northeastern Uganda, southeastern South Sudan, and northwestern Tanzania. Southern Ethiopia and northwestern Kenya are forecast to receive limited rains during the next week, which could sustain poor agricultural and pastoral conditions.

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Benin + 7 others
Drumming Together For Change: A child's right to quality care in Sub-Saharan Africa

New report calls for concerted action to improve care standards for children in Africa

A newly published research report highlights how eight African countries have failed to implement UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children; lack of leadership, resources and information cited.

18 June 2014 - LILONGWE, MALAWI – Five years after the UN adopted the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, key aspects of the global standards have yet to be implemented, according to a report authored by policy experts and released today.

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Kenya + 18 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook June 19 – June 25, 2014

Favorable rainfall distribution observed across the western parts of West Africa.

Marginal rainfall continues in Eastern Africa.

1) Poor rainfall distribution during the March-May rainfall season had negatively impacted agricultural and pastoral activities throughout western Kenya, parts of northeastern Uganda, southeastern South Sudan, and northwestern Tanzania. Limited rains are forecast over southern Ethiopia and northwestern Kenya during the next week, which could sustain poor conditions on the ground.

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World + 21 others
Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children: West and Central Africa Regional Report

West and Central Africa has the world’s highest out-of-school rate, at 28 per cent, which means that about 19 million primary school-age children in this region are excluded from education.

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World + 32 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary June 13-19, 2014

Dryness continues in parts of East Africa, Central America and Haiti; flooding in Guatemala and West Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poor rainfall distribution during March-May rainfall season hurt agricultural and pastoral activities throughout western Kenya, parts of northwestern Tanzania. Although some areas could still receive enhanced rains over the next week, the ending rainy season could further worsen ground conditions.

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Nigeria + 18 others
Meningitis Weekly Bulletin, Week 22 2014 [EN/FR]

Overview

  • At week 22 of the 2014 epidemic season, two (2) districts in Benin crossed the alert threshold with the following AR: The district of Tanguieta with an AR of 6.2 and the district of Materi with an AR of 5.7. In general the epidemiological situation remains calm in the meningitis belt countries.

  • From week 01 to 22 of the 2014 epidemic season, 11,404 cumulative cases of suspected meningitis were notified with 1,094 deaths, representing a CFR of 9.6%.

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Kenya + 18 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook June 12 – June 18, 2014

  • Rainfall deficits have increased over portions of West Africa.
  • Slightly reduced rains observed in Eastern Africa.

1) Poor rainfall distribution during the March-May rainfall season had negatively impacted agricultural and pastoral activities throughout western Kenya, parts of northeastern Uganda, southeastern South Sudan, and northwestern Tanzania. Although some areas could still receive enhanced rains over the next week, the ending rainy season could worsen conditions further on the ground.

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Kenya + 18 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook June 5 – June 11, 2014

Rainfall forecasts suggest no respite in wetness across far western West Africa during the next outlook period.

An irregular distribution of rainfall was observed in Eastern Africa during the March-May rainy season.

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Nigeria + 18 others
Meningitis Weekly Bulletin, Week 20 2014 [EN/FR]

Overview

  • At week 20 of the 2014 epidemic season, two (2) districts in Benin and Ghana crossed the alert threshold with the following AR: In Benin, the district of Tanguieta with an AR of 8.7; in Ghana, the district of Jirapa with an AR of 5.3.
    In general the epidemiological situation remains calm in the countries of the countries.

  • From week 01 to 20 of the 2014 epidemic season, 11,030 suspected cumulative meningitis cases were notified with 1,062 deaths, representing a CFR of 9.6%.

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Mali + 14 others
West Africa Price Bulletin May 2014

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

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World + 2 others
Military show leadership in ECOWAS war against malaria

Report
ECOWAS

Personnel of the armed forces of Ghana and Togo on 28th May 2014 carried out an environmental sanitation exercise at the border town of Aflao marking the official launch by ECOWAS of the preparatory phase of the application of the anti-mosquito biolarvicide product to intensify the regional war against malaria.

The President of the ECOWAS Commission His Excellency Kadré Desire Ouédraogo, represented by Health Adviser/Coordinator ECOWAS Malaria Elimination Campaign,

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World + 26 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary May 30 - June 5, 2014

Drought and dryness in East Africa, with areas of dryness and potential flooding in Latin America and Caribbean

Africa Weather Hazards