Food and Nutrition

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22 May 2015 description

Bruxelles, 22 mai 2015

La Commission européenne fournit une aide alimentaire immédiate d'un montant de 34 millions d’euros en faveur des populations les plus vulnérables en Mauritanie, au Sénégal, en Gambie, au Mali, au Niger, au Tchad et au Burkina Faso. Ce financement, qui intervient au début de la période de soudure dans la région du Sahel, contribuera à pallier la pénurie jusqu’à la prochaine récolte.

21 May 2015 description

Lessons by Partners for Resilience: moving from output to impact

by Juriaan Lahr, Head of International Assistance, Netherlands Red Cross

21 May 2015 description
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Rule of Law Global Programme Annual Report 2014

The rule of law lies at the centre of the relationship between society and the state. Measures to establish or strengthen the rule of law are the basis for creating accountability among people as well as between citizens and their governments. Since 2008, UNDP has been a leader in supporting the rule of law in countries affected by crisis through its Global Programme to Strengthen the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations.

20 May 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

20 May 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Lisa Vives

NEW YORK, May 19 2015 (IPS) - In the midst of one of Africa’s largest slums, vegetables are growing.

It began as a French initiative to support jobless youth after a spasm of post-election violence in 2008 – and feed them at the same time.

19 May 2015 description

Iraq: Islamic State have taken control of Ramadi. 500 died and 42,840 people fled fighting in the city over 16–17 May, adding to the 180,000 displaced in Anbar since early April. Access to new IDPs in Habbaniyah, Khadiyah district, is limited due to insecurity, and health concerns are growing.

17 May 2015 description

AMOUNT: EUR 122 608 841


The humanitarian situation in Nigeria and neighboring countries such as Niger has worsened over the first months of 2015. An amount of EUR 6 959 205 from the Natural disaster specific objective of financing Decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000 has to be shifted to the Manmade disaster specific objective to cover unforeseen needs.

16 May 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Sat, 16 May 2015 04:30 GMT

Author: Reuters

By Daniel Flynn

DAKAR, May 15 (Reuters) - At least as many migrants may be dying of hunger and thirst in the Sahara as are drowning in the Mediterranean during this year's huge surge of human trafficking from Libya to Europe, the International Organization for Migration said on Friday.

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15 May 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Author: Chris Arsenault

DJIMEBOUGOU, MALI, May 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dust blows through the dry fields of Djimebougou village of central Mali as a dozen men, some in ripped jeans and others in traditional robes, dig into hard-packed sand to reinforce a dyke to channel scarce water onto thirsty fields.

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14 May 2015 description

Plus de 6200 personnes se sont déplacées dans le cercle de Gourma Raghous de la région de Tombouctou au cours des derniers jours à la suite de nouvelles violences qui ont touché cette zone du nord du Mali. Des attaques ou accrochages impliquant des individus armés ont été rapportés dans plusieurs villages du cercle le long du fleuve Niger entre le 8 et le 12 mai. Ces violences ont notamment limité la libre circulation des populations, perturbé les activités marchandes et les moyens de subsistance des communautés.

14 May 2015 description
report Afrique Verte

Pour les « Prix Producteurs » Les prix collectés ce mois d’avril 2015, nous indiquent que :

  • Riz Local : le prix le plus cher est enregistré à Tombouctou avec 340 FCFA/kg (Adny11) suivi de Baguinéda avec 325 et le plus bas prix est enregistré à Siengo avec 315 F. Pour la variété Gambiaka : le plus cher est enregistré à Siengo avec 315 FCFA/kg suivi de Niono et Sofara avec 310 FCFA/kg et le moins cher reste Kléla avec 300 FCFA/kg. La variété BG est à 300 FCFA à Sofara.

  • Riz étuvé : il est vendu à 400 FCFA/kg à Niono, Siengo 375 et Kléla 250 F.

13 May 2015 description


  • On 27 April, UNHCR started the biometric enrolment of the population living in Zone 1 (Blocks 1 to 5), in Mberra Camp.

  • UNHCR is currently completing the verification exercise for individuals registered as refugees in UNHCR’s database and presumed to be Mauritanian nationals.

  • In April, UNHCR prepared the implementation of its new health strategy for urban refugees and asylum seekers in Nouakchott and Nouadhibou. Consultation meetings were organized with refugees, the authorities and partner agencies.

12 May 2015 description

Snapshot 6–12 May 2015

Iraq: Conflict has escalated in a number of locations. In Anbar, fighting has displaced more than 47,000 in Karmah district, and more than 133,000 around Ramadi. Clashes between Islamic State and government forces have intensified around Baiji oil refinery, in Salah al Din.

12 May 2015 description

The 2014 Annual report of the ICRC is an account of field activities conducted worldwide. Activities are part of the organization's mandate to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war, and to promote respect for international humanitarian law.

Facts and figures

26.2 million people had access to water and sanitation improved.
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9.12 million people were provided with basic aid such as food.
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12 May 2015 description



  • Nigeria situation: The 30th of April the Niger authorities ordered the evacuation of the Islands of Lake Chad located on the South East of N’Guigmi Departement in order to proceed to military operations in the fight against Boko Haram. It’s estimated that this evacuation will caused the displacement of around 30 000 people of Nigerien and Nigerian nationalities and third nationalities.

Durable Solutions