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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16–23 April

The 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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World + 8 others
World Bank to Finance 19 Centers of Excellence to Help Transform Science, Technology, and Higher Education in Africa

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World Bank

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$150 million to finance 19 university-based Centers of Excellence in seven countries in West and Central Africa. These competitively selected centers will receive funding for advanced specialized studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related disciplines, as well as in agriculture and health.

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PAM Afrique de l’Ouest Newsletter - avril 2014

Au sommaire :

  • Le Sahel menacé par l’oubli et la banalisation, un éditorial signé par la directrice régionale du PAM, Denise Brown

  • Les Nigériens nourrissent les Nigériens, une initiative gouvernementale soutenue par les Nations Unies et L’union européenne.

  • Centrafrique : L’économie à genou, une crise humanitaire de longue durée

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WFP West Africa Newsletter April 2014

A FORGOTTEN CRISIS IN THE SAHEL

WFP is concerned that a lack of funds could compromise efforts to support households in the Sahel, where many are still recovering from the crisis in 2012.

DAKAR- Two years ago, when the Sahel endured one of the most serious food crises in its history, we all stepped up. Humanitarian organizations provided vital support to populations in crisis, thanks to the extraordinary mobilization of governments, partners on the ground, and the international community, who listened and responded quickly to our appeal.

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Nigeria + 17 others
Meningitis Weekly Bulletin Week 13 2014

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At week 13 of the 2014 epidemic season, two LGAs in Nigeria have crossed the epidemic threshold, and in the other counties, six districts have surpassed the alert threshold:

• Burkina Faso: Nanoro remains in alert with an AR of 7.6;

• Cameroon: Mbengwi has crossed the alert threshold with an AR of 7.1 • Gambia: Jarra West crossed the alert threshold with an AR of 7.0 • Ghana: Yendi and Wa have crossed the alert threshold with the following AR: 5.7 and 5.2.

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Mali + 16 others
Afrique de l’Ouest Bulletin Mensuel des Prix Avril 2014

L'Afrique de l’Ouest peut être divisée en trois zones agro-écologiques ou en trois bassins commerciaux (bassins de l’ouest, bassin du centre, bassin de l’est). Les deux sont importants pour l'interprétation du comportement et de la dynamique du marché.

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Sénégal Bulletin des Prix Avril 2014

Au Sénégal, le riz, le mil, le sorgho et le maïs constituent la base de l’alimentation des ménages. L’arachide représente aussi bien une source importante de protéine et communément une culture de rente. Le riz importé est consommé quotidiennement par la grande majorité des ménages, particulièrement dans les centres urbains de Dakar et Touba. Le riz produit localement dans la vallée du fleuve Sénégal y est consommé. St. Louis est le principal marché dans la vallée du fleuve Sénégal. Le mil est consommé dans les régions centrales où Kaolack représente le marché régional le plus important.

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Senegal Price Bulletin April 2014

Rice, millet, sorghum, and maize are the primary staple foods in Senegal. Groundnuts are both an important source of protein and a commonly grown cash crop. Imported rice is consumed daily by the vast majority of households in Senegal particularly in Dakar and Touba urban centers. Local rice is produced and consumed in the Senegal River Valley. St. Louis is a major market for the Senegal River Valley. Millet is consumed in central regions where Kaolack is the most important regional market.

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Mali + 14 others
West Africa Price Bulletin April 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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Guinea + 6 others
Ebola: Sub-regional Snapshot - Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Bissau (19 April 2014)

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

Guinea and Liberia are the two countries where the Ebola virus has been detected. As of today, 125 people have died as a consequence of the virus (112 in Guinea and 13 in Liberia). In Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire there have been some suspected cases that are under investigation. Adults are more at risks of Ebola, especially those who have be in close contact with infected individuals, such as health workers.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 15 April 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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In Senegal, Women Lead the Way in Rice Processing

Korka Diaw, who chairs a women’s rice production and processing group in Senegal’s River Valley, is an ambitious and organized leader – and she means business.

Diaw’s group, Malal Yero Gueye, began as a tontine – or traditional women’s savings group – in 1991. The group decided in 1999 to try its hand at cultivating rice, and borrowed 1.5 hectares of land from the local mayor’s office to do so.

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Senegal, between migrations to Europe and returns

Table of Contents:

For an Introduction – Senegalese Street Vendors and the Migration and Development Nexus, by Michele Gonnelli, p. 8

The Senegalese Transnational Diaspora and its role back Home, by Sebastiano Ceschi & Petra Mezzetti, p. 13

Imagining Europe: being willing to go does not necessarily result in taking the necessary Steps, by Papa Demba Fall, p. 21

EU Migration Policies and the Criminalisation of the Senegalese Irregular Migration flows, by Lanre Olusegun Ikuteyijo, p. 29

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Help Senegal battle hunger

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Caritas

Caritas is launching an emergency project for Senegal to urgently help families who are hungry.

Recent poor harvests, climatic factors, natural disasters and a sharp rise in food prices in 2007-2008 have edged poor families further into poverty and hunger.

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Guinea + 3 others
Taking preventive action to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Ebola virus disease, a highly infectious and deadly disease, continues to claim lives in West Africa. As of 9 April, Guinea has counted close to 160 suspected cases with 101 deaths. The virus which surfaced in rural Guinea and then spread to Conakry, the capital, has now also reached neighbouring Liberia, where five fatalities have been recorded. In Mali, health officials are investigating suspected cases of Ebola.

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The 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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Yemen + 3 others
OFID attends high-level meetings in Washington, DC

Loan agreements signed with four partner countries

Vienna, Austria, April 14, 2014. A delegation from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), headed by Director-General Mr Suleiman J Al-Herbish, has concluded a high-level mission to Washington, DC, to attend the 2014 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as a number of other important meetings. Highlights of the mission include the following:

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Senegal + 1 other
Senegal: Ebola virus disease preparedness Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRSN009

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Guinea recorded early this year 134 suspected cases of febrile illness and 83 deaths in districts of Forest Guinea region, with a fatality rate of 69 per cent. The highest concentration of cases and deaths are as follows: Guékédou (80 cases/ 54 deaths); Macenta (26 cases/ 14 deaths) and Conakry (15 cases/ 4 deaths).

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Guinea + 5 others
Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest, un effrayant virus tueur venu de loin

04/11/2014 15:13 GMT

Par Coumba SYLLA

DAKAR, 11 avril 2014 (AFP) - L'Afrique de l'Ouest fait face depuis plusieurs semaines à une épidémie de fièvre hémorragique en partie due au virus Ebola qui a fait plus de 110 morts, changeant les comportements et provoquant une mobilisation internationale pour enrayer sa propagation.

Agence France-Presse:

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 11 April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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