West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - August 2013

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 16 Aug 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Global Food Prices are 11 points higher in 2013 as compared to 2012.

  • 48 per cent of the households in Guinea Bissau are facing a major food deficit, with enough cereal stocks to last for only one month.

  • Regional cholera rates declined in 2013 as compared to last year.

  • 1,200 refugees voted in the Malian elections.

  • Malnutrition admission trends worrying in Niger, Chad, Nigeria,
    Mali and Cameroon.

  • 22,730 children are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition, including 5,461 children with acute severe cases in the Gao region (northern Mali).

  • Flood Watch: Floods in Guinea, impact over 4,000 people.

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