12 DEAD IN LASSA FEVER OUTBREAK
As of 5 February, 25 suspected cases of Lassa fever including 12 deaths had been reported in the country. The disease was first detected on 5 January following the death of a patient at a hospital in the central Tchaourou locality. Among other prevention measures, the Government and health partners are registering contacts, have set up isolations units and are stocking up on medication and equipment.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
302 stranded migrants repatriated, majority directly out of Tripoli, or via Istanbul; 154 migrants to Senegal, 133 people to Burkina Faso and others to Nigeria, Ethiopia and Togo via Istanbul.
400 vulnerable migrants at Abu Sleem Detention Centre receive direct assistance through Non Food Items (NFIs) and hygiene kits.
First round of the Displacement Tracking Matrix Libya report released. The report identified 268,943 IDP individuals located in 88 areas
RDC : Maintien de l’alerte dans les provinces du Haut-Lomami (Bukama, Kinkondja), le Lualaba (Lubudi) et le Haut-Katanga (Kikula, Likasi et Katuba).
This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the fourth quarter of 2015 (October to December). The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.
• During Q4-2015, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by a further 15.2 percent year-on-year because of abundant supplies and sluggish demand. The index returned to the level seen before the food price crisis of 2007-08.
Lake Chad basin
5 472 cases in the lake chad basin in which Nigeria on itself reported around 96% of total cases. By the end of 2015, Nigeria remained affected by cholera outbreak in Borno State.
On the contrary, Chad did not report any cholera case and managed to be vigilant, implementing cholera prevention activities in Mayo Kebbi.
Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world
Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues
16 January 2016 – Welcoming positive political developments in West Africa, in particular the holding of peaceful elections in Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Côte-d'Ivoire, members of the UN Security Council stressed the importance of the upcoming elections in Niger, Benin, Cabo Verde, Ghana and The Gambia to be “free, fair, peaceful, inclusive and credible.”
RDC : Une situation préoccupante et potentiellement explosive particulièrement dans l’ex Katanga
Press release of 04.01.2016 |
Following his meeting today with Togo's State President Gnassingbé, Minister Gerd Müller said:
"Togo is an anchor of stability in West Africa, and must remain so. That is why we want to help create better prospects for the people living there through better vocational education and training, better agricultural yields, and better conditions for investments in Togo's economy."
In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council informed me of the Council’s concurrence with my recommendation that the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) be extended until 31 December 2016, and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Preliminary estimates indicate above-average cereal production in 2015, despite erratic precipitation in parts of the country
Maize prices declined significantly in October but remained well above their year-earlier levels
Large number of people face chronic food insecurity and malnutrition
An above-average harvest gathered in 2015
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Continuity of efforts on the provinces of Katanga and South Kivu.
Good agro-pastoral production is expected in West Africa and the Sahel.
Some localized fodder deficits in the pastoral zone of Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Chad may lead to an early pastoral lean period.
16 and 17 December 2015, Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria
1 Under the chairmanship of H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and current Chair of the Authority, the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held their Forty-Eighth Ordinary Session on 16 and 17 December 2015 in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Session was followed by a ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the creation of the organization.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria was founded in 1975 with fifteen West African member states. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters."
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West & Central Africa conference on financing for water, sanitation aims to get more funding to sector
DAKAR, Senegal, 15 December 2015 – Around 180,000 children under 5 years old die every year – roughly 500 a day – in sub-Saharan Africa due to diarrhoeal diseases linked to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), UNICEF said ahead of a conference in Dakar on financing for the sector.
0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
Sixth modification as of 1/12/2015
In order to be able to contract the entire budget of the West Africa HIP, an amount of EUR 33 926 needs to be shifted from the Man-made disaster specific objective to the Natural disaster specific objective of financing Decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000. The total amount of the West Africa HIP remains unchanged