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20 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Mauritania continues to suffer from a multi-dimensional crisis related to food insecurity, the high prevalence of malnutrition, the presence of Malian refugees.

• From January to December 2014, as a result of the food insecurity and nutrition crisis, over 16,684 severely malnourished children were admitted and treated within 508 supported health facilities. The close collaboration with the Ministry of Health contributed to reinforce the capacity of 141 frontline staff on management of acute malnutrition as well as increase the coverage.

19 Dec 2014 description

By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC

Doctor Alain Kapete usually wears a calm and quiet demeanour, a temperament volunteers from the Mali Red Cross, with whom he is now working, find rather appealing. But today, standing in the middle of his team, suited up in protective gear, mask, gloves and goggles, Doctor Kapete shrugs and moves about constantly. He is involved in a simulation exercise as part of a training on safe and dignified burials, and he wants to ensure the volunteers comply with procedures.

19 Dec 2014 description

Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed 6,387 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended.

19 Dec 2014 description

Experts in food security and agricultural production have addressed the issue

19 December 2014, Dakar, Senegal – In addition to the health consequences in West Africa, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has also led to various economic and social disruptions in affected and neighbouring countries.

19 Dec 2014 description

Stressed food insecurity expected in northern lake areas beginning in April

Key Messages

National cereal production is up by about 11.7 percent compared to the five-year average, leading to a production surplus. The harvests are allowing for good cereal availability for farming households and good market supply across the country for the 2015 consumption year.

19 Dec 2014 description

Food security improves with average to above-average harvests

Key Messages

Overall cereal production is expected to be average to above average, ensuring average levels of food availability for much of the country. However, localized production deficits due to insufficient rainfall will cause households in the departments of Gao, Bourem, Goundam, and Niafunké and some areas in the northern parts of Koulikoro and Kayes and the Douentza department to deplete their food stocks earlier than usual.

18 Dec 2014 description

La Suède vient d’apporter la première contribution à un panier commun mis en place par le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD), qui servira à organiser les élections communales maliennes de 2015.

Cette contribution de US 6 millions de dollars coïncide avec la fin des travaux de recensement lancés en octobre dernier.

18 Dec 2014 description
report CARE

Alors que les efforts se poursuivent pour contenir l'épidémie mortelle d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest, CARE renforce son intervention pour empêcher que le virus ne se propage au Mali et en Côte d'Ivoire.

Prévenir les comportements à risque au Mali

CARE aide les communautés rurales à prévenir tout comportement à risque qui pourrait favoriser la propagation d'Ebola au Mali

18 Dec 2014 description

Dans le cadre du renforcement du dispositif de prise en charge de la maladie à virus Ebola, deux experts congolais séjournent actuellement au Mali. Ils ont été reçus hier mardi 16 décembre par le ministre de la santé et de l'hygiène publique. C'était en présence du Coordonateur du centre opérationnel d'urgence, le Pr Samba Ousmane Sow.

18 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

17 décembre 2014 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a annoncé mercredi qu'il allait s'envoler dans la soirée pour se rendre dans les quatre pays les plus touchés par l'épidémie d'Ebola, la Guinée, le Libéria, le Mali et la Sierra Leone.

« Je veux voir la réponse (à cette épidémie) par moi-même et afficher ma solidarité envers les personnes les plus affectées », a expliqué M. Ban lors d'une conférence de presse au siège des Nations Unies à New York.

18 Dec 2014 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries

Highlights

· According to the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster analyses, 9.8 million people in Syria need various types of food, agriculture and livelihood-related assistance.

· As fighting prevails in Iraq, an estimated 2.2 million people across the governorates of Anbar, Kirkuk, Diyala, Ninewa and Salah al-Din are in need of emergency food assistance.

18 Dec 2014 description

Nouakchott, Mauritania | AFP | Thursday 12/18/2014 - 14:19 GMT

A summit on security in the sub-Saharan Sahel region of Africa, where armed Islamic extremists linked to al-Qaeda are active, opened Thursday in Mauritania, attended by five heads of state.

The meeting was part of the "Nouakchott Process", named for an initiative launched in Mauritania's capital in March 2013 to boost security cooperation among 11 participating states.

18 Dec 2014 description

KEY POINTS

  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will start his visit to West Africa today in Accra, Ghana.

  • The number of people facing food insecurity due to the EVD epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone could top 1 million by March 2015, FAO and WFP have warned.

  • In the last 21 days, 1,695 new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been reported in the three most affected countries, 1,261 of which in Sierra Leone.

18 Dec 2014 description

Nouakchott, Mauritanie | AFP | jeudi 18/12/2014 - 18:57 GMT

Onze pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Sahel ont appelé jeudi à la mobilisation continentale et internationale pour stabiliser la Libye, lors d'un sommet régional à Nouakchott.

"L'UA, le Processus de Nouakchott, tout le monde va se mobiliser pour offrir l'aide nécessaire aux frères en Libye", a déclaré aux journalistes le commissaire de l'UA (Union africaine) à la paix et à la sécurité, Smaïl Chergui.