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Nigeria + 9 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (10 - 17 September 2014)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
60 PER CENT RISE IN ATTACKS AGAINST AID WORKERS
As of this week, 987 hostile incidents against aid workers were reported in 2014, mostly in Bangui and Bambari. Incidents have increased by 60 per cent since May 2014. DISPLACEMENTS IN MBOMOU
New displacements were registered on 10 September in Mbomou region due to rebel fighting. As of 11 September, there are a total 174,397 IDPs in CAR, and 417,130 people have fled to neighbouring countries.
MINUSCA ARRIVES

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ethiopia + 7 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook September 18 – September 24, 2014

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  • Seasonal shower activity weakens, leaving many anomalously dry areas as the ITCZ/ITF withdraws across the Sahel.
  • Heavy September rains lead to flooding, and damaged crops throughout many parts of Uganda.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Mauritania + 16 others
The 2014 Rainfall Season: West and East Africa

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Sahel

• The Sahel region has undergone significant and widespread rainfall deficits, leading to significantly below average vegetation levels.

• Worst affected areas are Senegal, southern Mauritania, eastern Niger, NE Nigeria and central Chad • There was some recovery from late July, in particular in Niger and Chad. However, Senegal and Mauritania remained affected by persistent rainfall deficits.

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Mali + 3 others
Europe boosts humanitarian aid for Mali

An additional €5 million will provide emergency food assistance to more than one million people, including pastoralists who have lost their herds due to this year's particularly long lean season.

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Liberia + 10 others
UNICEF appeals for $200 million for Ebola response in West Africa

About 8.5 million children and youth live in areas affected by Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia

GENEVA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 16 September 2014 – UNICEF said today it needs over $200 million to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has claimed over 2,400 lives and ravaged communities across West Africa. This is part of a broader, six-month appeal for $987.8 million that governments and humanitarian agencies require to fight the disease.

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Nord du Mali: deux civiles tuées et quatre blessés par l'explosion d'une mine

09/16/2014 15:52 GMT

BAMAKO, 16 septembre 2014 (AFP) - Deux femmes ont été tuées dans la nuit de lundi à mardi dans le nord du Mali par l'explosion d'une mine qui a également fait quatre blessés, a-t-on appris mardi de sources concordantes.

"Un véhicule transportant des civils a roulé sur une mine lundi nuit près de la localité d'Aguelhoc, provoquant une explosion qui a tué deux femmes", a affirmé à l'AFP un élu de Kidal, région du nord dont dépend Aguelhoc, située près de la frontière algérienne.

Agence France-Presse:

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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

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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Mali + 5 others
Rapport hebdomadaire de la situation sur la préparation de la riposte a l’épidémie de la maladie à virus ebola au Mali

  • Aucune tendance à la baisse de la flambée épidémique de la maladie à virus d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest malgré l’extinction de quelques foyers notamment en Guinée. Au cours de la semaine du 08 au 12 septembre 2014, 133 nouveaux cas ont été enregistrés en Guinée (22 dont 2 dans la capitale Conakry à la date du 10 septembre 2014), en Sierra Leone (31 cas), Liberia (79 cas) et au Nigeria. Au Sénégal par contre, aucun nouveau cas n’a été détecté à la date du 9 septembre 2014.

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World + 36 others
Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2014

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2015

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Matrice de suivi des déplacements (DTM) – Mali Août 2014

Eléments clés

  • 19 499 ménages (101 279 personnes) enregistrés et identifiés par l’OIM dans l’ensemble des régions du Mali. 64 362 PDIs sont dans les régions sud et 36 917 PDIs dans les régions nord.

  • Les mouvements de personnes déplacées vers le nord continuent même si une tendance à la baisse est observée depuis le début de l’année.

International Organization for Migration:

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Madagascar + 21 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for August with a Forecast till Mid-October, 2014

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.

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World + 7 others
Investing in Adolescent Girls for Africa’s Development

By Hinda Deby Itno and Julitta Onabanjo

H.E. Mrs Hinda Deby Itno, is the First Lady of the Republic of Chad and President of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS and Dr. Julitta Onabanjo is UNFPA’s Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.As the United Nations prepares to hold a Special Session of the General Assembly (UNGASS) on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) on Sept. 22, they call for renewed commitment to adolescent girls in Africa, saying, “It is critical that we act now.”

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Mali + 3 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Mali (ECHO/MLI /BUD/2014/9100) Last update: 05/09/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 33 000 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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Mali + 2 others
Rethinking Resilience: Prioritizing Gender Integration to Enhance Household and Community Resilience to Food Insecurity in the Sahel

Report
Mercy Corps

Nowhere is answering the question of how to increase resilience more critical than across the Sahel, a region plagued by chronic poverty, food insecurity, drought, ecosystem degradation, and conflict. Mercy Corps conducted field research in Mali, Niger, and Northern Nigeria to examine the differing vulnerabilities and capacities of men, women, boys, and girls to understand what helps build the resilience of individuals, households, and communities. We found numerous structural barriers and unequal power dynamics that need to be addressed to ensure a truly resilient Sahel.