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Mali: Perspectives sur la sécurité alimentaire - Octobre 2014 à mars 2015

Récoltes moyennes à bonnes de la saison principale en cours améliorent la situation alimentaire


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Liberia + 5 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (16 - 24 October 2014)



Widespread violence since 7 October has spurred renewed displacement of some 7,160 people in and around Bangui, according to an IOM report published on 21 October. Much of the displacement originates from Bangui’s 3rd and 5th neighbourhoods, with additional displacement of some 4,300 IDPs in Bimbo.



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Mali + 4 others
Regular Press Briefing by the Information Service, 24 October 2014: Ebola



Fadéla Chaib, for the World Health Organization (WHO), reminded the journalists about the press conference this afternoon at WHO Headquarters at 2 p.m. to discuss results of the meeting held on Thursday on the access to and funding for potential vaccines for Ebola. The Speaker would be Dr Marie-Paule Kieny. The transcript would be provided after the conference.

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Mali + 12 others
Sécurité alimentaire et implications humanitaires en Afrique de l'Ouest et au Sahel - N°59 - Septembre 2014

Oct 2014


  • Les productions agricoles (céréales et légumineuses) attendues seront inférieures à la moyenne quinquennale en Gambie, en Guinée Bissau, en Mauritanie et au Sénégal.

  • Les approvisionnements en céréales sur les marchés sont assez satisfaisants avec des prix stables ou à la baisse, à l’exception de certains marchés au Mali, au Sénégal, au Tchad et au Niger qui affichent des hausses des prix.

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Burkina Faso + 1 other
Milk Solutions for the Livelihoods and Self-Reliance of Malian Refugees and Host Communities in Burkina Faso (Seeds for Solutions 2014—2017)

Sahel Milk aims at contributing to the self-reliance and socio-economic well-being of Malian refugees and host communities in the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso through the establishment of sustainable dairy micro-enterprises.

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Opération Tabaski 2014

Le mois d’octobre débute avec un bel exemple de solidarité ! Dans le cadre de la collaboration avec la Croix-Rouge malienne, le Croissant Rouge Iranien apporte son soutien en faveur des populations déplacées à Bamako suite à la crise socio politique. A l’entame de ce mois de la solidarité la Croix-Rouge malienne et ses partenaires encore une fois rehaussent leur engagement en faveur des personnes vulnérables. Cet élan de solidarité intitulé ‘Opération Tabaski 2014’ a été lancée à travers une cérémonie le mercredi 01 octobre 2014 au siège de la CRM.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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World + 5 others
Population growth far outpaces food supply in conflict-ravaged Sahel - study


While the population grew rapidly, the production of crops remained essentially unchanged. Researchers warn that global warming and insurgencies will further exacerbate the food scarcity in the region.


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Mali + 10 others
Regional Snapshot West Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2014


Recurring food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies have presented significant challenges to the vulnerable populations of the West Africa region. Complex emergencies and food insecurity constituted the primary concerns in West Africa during FY 2014.
USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional presence in Dakar, Senegal.

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Mali : La saison selon les images, 14 Octobre 2014

Images de la première décade d’octobre 2014


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Niger + 2 others
Point sur la situation alimentaire au Sahel - Suivi de campagne n°162 - début octobre 2014

Afrique Verte

Commentaire général : début octobre, la tendance générale des prix est à la baisse pour le mil et à la stabilité pour les autres céréales. Seul le sorgho a enregistré une hausse sur les marchés d’Agadez (+12%) et de Zinder (+9%). Les baisses les plus significatives ont été enregistrées pour le mil (-16 % à Niamey, -12% à Zinder, -11% à Maradi et -10% à Dosso), pour le sorgho et le maïs à Maradi (-19% pour le sorgho et -11% pour le maïs).

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Mali + 11 others
Sahel : la BAD octroie 231 millions $ pour renforcer la résistance à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle

Ce mercredi 15 octobre 2014, le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé divers prêts et subventions pour un total de 231 millions de dollars EU. Ce montant doit financer un Programme visant à renforcer la résistance du Sahel à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle (P2RS), destiné à mettre fin aux cycles fréquents de sécheresse et de famine qui frappent le Sahel.

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World + 23 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary October 17-23, 2014

Dryness remains in Haiti, while flooding risks continue in South Sudan, Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite a return of seasonally normal rainfall during August, moisture deficits persist in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has resulted in poor growing conditions and crop development.

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Mali + 9 others
UN envoy calls for funding backed by government action, peace successes in troubled Sahel

UN News Service

The region needs more resources and joint action, and faster ways to deal with the structural challenges and successes on peace processes in Darfur, northern Mali and Libya.

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World + 5 others
World Food Day: Joint statement by Commissioners Andris Piebalgs (Development aid) and Kristalina Georgieva (Humanitarian aid)

Today's World Food Day is an opportunity to reflect on how European Union aid is alleviating the world's greatest solvable problem: hunger. As we are about to pass on the work on humanitarian aid and development to the next European Commission, it is time to take stock of what we have achieved and what remains to be done.

Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger is the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG). With the MDG deadline now less than 500 days away, we have to up our game.

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Burkina Faso + 1 other
Burkina Faso Factsheet August 2014


100% of the refugees have been registered. As of end of July 2014, the total number of People of Concern was 33,478.

UNHCR, jointly with the Government, has secured the three camps where 23,501 refugees are settled, by maintaining their civilian and humanitarian character.

households have been provided with appropriate shelters in the camps. This represents 97% of the total number of households in the camps.

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Mali + 12 others
AfDB approves US $231 million for building resilience to food and nutrition insecurity in the Sahel

The programme focuses on nutrition and the use of second generation ICTs such as mobile phones to facilitate better access to markets and prediction of crises and disasters.

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Mali + 9 others
Agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa Press Release 2014-2015 [EN/FR]

An agropastoral season with heterogeneous crop growth stages, requires close monitoring

From 8 to 10 September 2014, was held in Banjul, The Gambia, the regional consultation on the mid-term assessment of the agropastoral season and the 2014-2015 agricultural and food prospects. This meeting comes within the framework of the operation of the Regional Device for Prevention and Management of Food Crises (PREGEC) in the Sahel and West Africa. At the end of the meeting, participants made the following observations: