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27 Sep 2016 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 15 September 2016, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 11,271 people in different locations along the Libyan coast, mainly Al Zawiyah, Tripoli, Tajoura and Zwara. Since January 2016, Libyan local authorities confirmed the death of at least 660 people presumed to be aslyum seekers and refugees who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean.

26 Sep 2016 description

Participants in the regional technical consultation on agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa, held from 19 to 21 September 2016, in Lomé, Togo, draw the following conclusions:

1. As part of preparations for the agro-pastoral season, States and their partners provided support to farmers with inputs (seeds, fertilizers, pesticides) and agricultural equipment, even if these efforts have not met the expressed needs.

26 Sep 2016 description

Key Points

  • Relatively well-distributed rainfall in most of the region with above normal in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

  • Normal availability of pastures in the pastoral areas of the region.

  • Increase in the number of food and nutrition insecure people in North East Nigeria, including 65,095 people in phase 5 (famine)

24 Sep 2016 description

Following a brief period of suppressed rainfall, Guatemala registers heavy precipitation during the last week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years through the inner Niger delta.

24 Sep 2016 description

Continued adequate moisture conditions raise hopes for average to above-average harvest

Key Messages

  • The Intertropical Front (ITF) started its southward retreat in early September but it remains either at or north of its average position, which could mean a normal to longer growing period.

  • From early July until mid-September, mostly average to above-average rainfall that has been well-distributed over time has fallen throughout most of the region (Figures 1 and 2), which is ensuring good growing conditions.

23 Sep 2016 description
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West Africa and the Sahel-Sahara region are faced with peace and security challenges that weaken states and affect state-citizen relations. The emergence and proliferation of violent extremist groups aggravate the climate of fear and insecurity, and the actions of these groups affect peace efforts, sustainable development, and human rights. Faced with this reality, policymakers have recognized that preventing violence requires a multidisciplinary and multistakeholder approach.

23 Sep 2016 description

Avec ces nouveaux financements, l’AFD poursuit son accompagnement en faveur de deux secteurs clefs, l’eau et l’assainissement et la formation des jeunes, pour le bien-être des populations et l’émergence du Sénégal. Au total, ce seront plus de 400 millions d’euros (262 milliards de FCFA) qui seront engagés par l’AFD sur la période 2014-2016, faisant de l’Agence un des principaux contributeurs au Plan Sénégal Emergent.

22 Sep 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The seasonal weather forecast of the Senegal Meteorological Service showed a normal to increased rainfall season. Although the rainfall was normal to above average throughout the country, Senegal was not spared from recurrent disasters, especially torrential rains, strong winds and floods. The humanitarian situation is worrying due to possible increase of a large number of homeless people in the region of Saint-Louis, more precisely in the department of Dagana.

21 Sep 2016 description

274.0 M required for 2016
78.5 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements
195.5 M funding gap for West Africa

21 Sep 2016 description
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GENEVA - African countries increased investments in the Global Fund as global health partners seek to galvanize all sources of funding to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics, and to build resilient and sustainable systems for health.

20 Sep 2016 description
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Regional mixed migration summary for July 2016 covering mixed migration events, incidents, trends and data for the West Africa region (in particular Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal and Liberia).

In this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

20 Sep 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 298,474 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 18 September, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. This figure is well short of the 469,869 arrivals recorded by IOM at this point in 2015.

Some 165,409 people have arrived in Greece and 130,561 in Italy during 2016.

19 Sep 2016 description

By Awa Diedhiou

DAKAR, 19 September 2016 - The government of Senegal is harnessing cutting-edge information and communications technology to manage and reduce disaster risk, with the aim of curbing deaths and economic losses caused by natural and man-made hazards in the West African nation.

The “civil protection and new information technologies” initiative was launched earlier this year by the Director of Senegal’s Civil Protection Department (DPC), Mr. Abdoulaye Noba .

18 Sep 2016 description

En respuesta a la creciente crisis migratoria, la Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y la Media Luna Roja (FICR) lanzó un llamamiento en enero de 2016 de emergencia por 642,202 francos suizos para alcanzar a 5,000 personas vulnerables en Costa Rica. Sin embargo, luego de un aumento en el flujo migratorio en el país vecino de Panamá, el llamamiento de emergencia fue ampliado en el mes de mayo de 2016 para incluir asistencia humanitaria a 1,350 personas vulnerables en Panamá.

17 Sep 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2017