Food and Nutrition

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19 Apr 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Sunday 4/19/2015 - 01:57 GMT

More than 2.5 million people in Niger are suffering from food insecurity because of a shortfall in the cereal harvest due to bad weather and crop pests, the agriculture minister said Saturday.

"A survey conducted since December 2014 indicated that 15.7 percent of the population, or 2,588,128 people, are in a situation of food insecurity, including 410,297 in severe insecurity," Maidagi Allambeye told MPs.

18 Apr 2015 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | samedi 18/04/2015 - 20:22 GMT

Plus de 2,5 millions de personnes se trouvent en insécurité alimentaire au Niger en raison d'un déficit céréalier lié aux conditions climatiques, une situation aggravée par la présence de quelque 200.000 réfugiés ayant fui les attaques de Boko Haram, a annoncé samedi le ministre nigérien de l'Agriculture.

17 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


In 2015, UNICEF continued to support 30,659 refugees, including 16,939 children, to access education, WASH, health, nutrition and protection services in and around two refugee camps in the Sahel region (Goudebou and Mentao).

  • Routine vaccination has continued throughout for children in the Malian refugee camps.

16 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Although Mali has been declared Ebola free on January 18th, 2015, UNICEF has continued advocating on the importance of prevention efforts, especially in the neighboring districts with Guinea where new cases have been recently confirmed. Social mobilization, together with WASH interventions and reinforcement of the health systems will be of paramount importance also to counter the spreading of other epidemics in the future.

15 Apr 2015 description


  • Malnutrition : situation sérieuse par endroits dans la région de Gao

  • Appui communautaire pour la réouverture des écoles dans la région de Kidal

  • 15 % de la population totale touchés par l'insécurité alimentaire

  • Violences basées sur le genre : 3/4 des cas ne sont pas rapportés

  • Mort d’un travailleur humanitaire dans une attaque

Nouvelles données sur la malnutrition à Gao et Kidal

15 Apr 2015 description


  • Malnutrition: Serious situation in some parts of the region of Gao

  • Community support for the re-opening of schools in the region of Kidal

  • 15% of the total population affected by food insecurity

  • Gender-based violence: 3/4 of cases are not reported

  • One humanitarian worker killed in an attack

New malnutrition data on Gao and Kidal regions

15 Apr 2015 description
report Pulitzer Center

There’s no runway, just a patch of loose gravel where the white World Food Programme plane touches down in rebel-controlled northern Mali.

Several waiting pickups mounted with heavy machine guns take position around the aircraft; U.N. soldiers in green camouflage and blue helmets fan out into dry, leafless, trees, scanning for a possible ambush.

While much of the north has been subdued, and peace talks with the rebels are ongoing, this area is outside of government control.

15 Apr 2015 description
report Mercy Corps

Fatoumata Aboubacar and the rest of her gardening association in Ansongo, Mali are awaiting the arrival of four tons of potatoes.

The group recently planted more than 2,000 pounds of potato seeds that they received through a Mercy Corps program helping fight hunger in rural Mali. Through the program, we’re providing farmers like Fatoumata with supplies and training to make their agricultural livelihoods — and their food sources — more reliable.

14 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 9–14 April 2015

Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.

13 Apr 2015 description

Hypothèses pour l’analyse trimestrielle de la sécurité alimentaire

Messages clés

08 Apr 2015 description

La production céréalière 2014-2015, révisée en mars 2015, pour le Sahel et l’Afrique de l’Ouest se chiffre à 61 612 000 tonnes. Elle est supérieure de 7% à celle de l’année dernière et en hausse de 10% par rapport à la moyenne des cinq (5) dernières années. Le maïs occupe la première place avec une production estimée à 20 385 000 tonnes, suivie du riz (17 325 000 tonnes), du sorgho (13 664 000 tonnes) et du mil (9 183 000 tonnes).

08 Apr 2015 description

The 2014-2015 Cereal production, revised in March 2015, for the Sahel and West Africa stands at 61,612,000 metric tons. It is 7 % higher than the one for last year and 10 % higher than the average production for the last five (5 ) years. Maize ranks number one with a production estimated to 20, 385,000 tons, followed by rice (17,325,000 tons), sorghum (13,664,000 tons) and millet (9,183,000 tons).

08 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 1–8 April 2015

Iraq: Violence, looting and serious human rights violations were reported as Iraqi forces and affiliated groups recaptured Tikrit. There are numerous booby traps and tensions are reportedly rising between government forces and militias. Elsewhere, IDPs are returning: tens of thousands have gone home to Diyala, Ninewa and Al Alam in Salah al Din since February.

06 Apr 2015 description


  • As of 28 February, UNHCR in Mauritania protects and assists 52,402 Malian refugees in Mberra camp and 758 urban refugees and 591 asylum seekers of various nationalities in Nouakchott and Nouadhibou.

  • In February, 51 432 Malian refugees in Mberra camp (14 796 households) received food during the monthly distribution organized by UNHCR through its implementing partner, the Commissariat à la sécurité alimentaire.