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The Market Monitor - Trends and impacts of staple food prices in vulnerable countries, Issue 24 - July 2014

Global Highlights

• During the first quarter of 2014, the global cereal price index decreased by 12% year-on-year, and slightly increased by 2% compared to the previous quarter.

• Real prices of maize were relatively stable and only 2% higher than the previous quarter of 2014.
Compared to the same period of the previous year, maize prices are low (-28%).

• Real prices of wheat increased significantly by 9% from Q1 to Q2-2014. More recently, for June, prices are down due to an increase in global supply and production.

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In the face of drought, WFP works to ward off malnutrition

By Daouda Guirou

During the lean season, when food from the last harvest begins to run out, levels of malnutrition can nearly double. Any added stress during these difficult months can further threaten the health of already-vulnerable people. In Mali, WFP is working hard to make sure a grim situation does not get worse.

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Sierra Leone + 10 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1,323 Ebola cases and 729 deaths in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, and Guinea. Highest number of confirmed cases in Sierra Leone.

  • One out of every three refugee children from the Central African Republic suffers from acute malnutrition.

  • UNICEF reports that one in every three primary school children are out of school in northern Nigeria due to the insurgency.

  • Cameroon currently hosts 230,000 refugees from both Central African Republic and Nigeria.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 1 August 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Mali Price Bulletin July 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWSNET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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Yemen + 10 others
Desert Locust Bulletin No. 430 (1 August 2014)

General Situation during July 2014 Forecast until mid-September 2014

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Niger + 2 others
Niger: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 31 Jul 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Mali + 13 others
West Africa Price Bulletin July 2014

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

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Mali Perspectives sur la sécurité alimentaire juillet 2014 - décembre 2014

L’accès alimentaire s'améliorera grâce à de nouvelles récoltes en octobre

MESSAGES CLÉS

  • L’insécurité alimentaire aigüe de type Stress (Phase 2 ! de l’IPC) dans les régions de Tombouctou, Gao, Kidal, sur le plateau de Bandiagara et dans le sahel occidental ne devrait pas s’aggraver de juillet à septembre à cause des distributions de vivres aux 1 900 000 personnes selon le Plan National de Réponse du Gouvernement appuyé par les agences humanitaires.

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Mali: SRP 2014 Suivi des Financements au 31 Juillet 2014 (montant en million de $US)

FONDS REQUIS: $ 568.4

NON COUVERT: $ 192.3

FINANCEMENTS: $ 376.1

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 6 others
African Solidarity Trust Fund - by Africans for Africans

A unique, Africa-led fund to improve agriculture and food security across the continent has become a reality. Officially launched in June 2013 with funding totalling over US $ 40 million from Equatorial Guinea, Angola and group of civil society organizations in the Republic of Congo.

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Canada + 4 others
Canada commits $20 million for childhood undernutrition prevention project

Jul 30, 2014 by Kimberly Keeton

International Food Policy Research Institute:

Copyright © International Food Policy Research Institute

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Nigeria + 15 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, July 31 – August 6, 2014

  • Heavy rains in parts of eastern Sudan resulted in flooding which damaged infrastructure.

  • Ground conditions continue to deteriorate due to poor rains in northeastern Nigeria, western Chad and Senegal.

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World + 17 others
Oxfam Annual Report & Accounts 2013/14

Report
Oxfam

Last year was highly challenging for Oxfam. We responded to 27 devastating emergencies, including a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions in Syria, and supported the efforts of millions of hard-working people facing the injustice of poverty.

All that we do is only possible because of the contributions of our supporters, volunteers, activists, partners, staff, and the communities we work with around the world. Read our Annual Report to find out how we did it.

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The first victims heard by courts of justice against the backdrop of political negotiations : the fight against impunity must not be sacrificed

Bamako, Paris, Nairobi, 23 July 2014 – Victims of grave human rights violations during the conflict in the North of Mali in 2012 who were civil parties and accompagnied by FIDH and AMDH testified, for the first time, before Malian courts. Though these auditions constitute a first step to give a voice to the victims, our organisations fear that the fight against impunity of perpetrators of the most serious crimes will be called into question by the ongoing political negotiations and the exchange of alleged authors of human rights violations against war prisonners.

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World + 44 others
Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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L'Union Africaine encouragée par la conclusion réussie de la première étape du dialogue inclusif inter-Malien

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African Union

Addis Abéba, le 24 juillet 2014: La Présidente de la Commission de l'Union africaine (UA), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, se félicite de la conclusion réussie de la première étape du dialogue inclusif inter-malien, marquée par la signature, ce jour, à Alger, par toutes les Parties prenantes au processus de négociations, d'une Feuille de route consensuelle et d'une Déclaration de cessation des hostilités.

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World + 5 others
Security Council: Ban urged to streamline cooperation with African Union

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UN News Service

28 July 2014 – With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it could be done better in future transitions.

The request was made during the Council’s open debate on regional partnership and its evolution in UN peacekeeping, which focused on the Organization’s relevant cooperation with African regional groups, as well as with entities under the auspices of the European Union (EU).