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Guinea + 13 others
Ebola: Risks of overland spread (Map of the week, 13 October 2014)

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Maplecroft

West Africa’s road network – through which the majority of intra-regional trade occurs – could facilitate the spread of Ebola. Travellers and traders infected in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone may transmit the virus via some of the major highways. In this respect, groups such as long-distance lorry drivers could be particularly at risk, particularly if effective monitoring systems for Ebola are not established at border crossings.

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World + 9 others
Plan d’action pour l’efficacité du développement 2014-2016

Suite à la toute première Réunion de haut niveau du Partenariat mondial pour une coopération efficace au service du développement, au Mexique du 15 au 16 avril 2014, la Direction de la coopération au développement et de l’action humanitaire s’est dotée d’un plan d’action pour l’efficacité du développement pour les années 2014-2016.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

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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Les semences de l’espoir

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World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • La faible pluviométrie pendant la saison des semences a entraîné d’énormes pertes pour les fermiers sénégalais vivant dans la région de Kaolack, au sud-est de Dakar

  • Un plan d’urgence du Programme de Productivité Agricole en Afrique de l'Ouest fournit aux producteurs près de 2 000 tonnes de semences certifiées de maïs, mil et sorgho afin de combler ces pertes

  • Ces semences subventionnées ont un haut rendement et sont plus résistantes au stress hydrique

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Seeding Hope for Smallholder Farmers in Senegal

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World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A lack of rainfall during Senegal’s planting season has led to withered crops and low yields, obliging farmers to reseed in an effort to recover their losses

  • An emergency program initiated by the World Bank’s West African Agricultural Productivity Program is providing one-time subsidies on the sale of almost 2,000 tons of certified maize, millet, and sorghum seeds

  • The subsidized seeds are guaranteed to produce higher yields, be more drought resistant, and have shorter maturity cycles

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Mali + 10 others
Regional Snapshot West Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

REGIONAL SUMMARY

Recurring food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies have presented significant challenges to the vulnerable populations of the West Africa region. Complex emergencies and food insecurity constituted the primary concerns in West Africa during FY 2014.
USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional presence in Dakar, Senegal.

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World + 5 others
Ebola : fin de l'épidémie au Nigeria, les Européens veulent "muscler" leur réponse

lundi 20/10/2014 - 10:37 GMT

par Alix RIJCKAERT / avec Ola AWONIYI à Abuja

Le Nigeria est parvenu lundi à se débarrasser d'Ebola, au moment où les Européens veulent "muscler" leur réponse à l'épidémie qui sévit en Afrique de l'Ouest, en mettant sur pied des rapatriements d'urgence pour les travailleurs humanitaires.

L'Organisation mondiale de la santé a déclaré la fin officielle de l'épidémie au Nigeria, pays le plus peuplé d'Afrique, lundi, au terme d'une période de 42 jours --soit deux périodes d'incubation de 21 jours-- depuis la confirmation du dernier cas.

Agence France-Presse:

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L’OMS félicite le Sénégal d’avoir mis fin à la transmission du virus Ebola

L’OMS déclare officiellement la fin de la flambée d’Ebola au Sénégal et félicite le pays de sa diligence à mettre un terme à la transmission du virus.

Le cas introduit a été confirmé le 29 août. Il s’agissait d’un jeune homme qui était arrivé à Dakar par la route en provenance de Guinée, où il avait été en contact direct avec un malade d’Ebola.

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Liberia + 7 others
WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report - 17 October 2014

A total of 9216 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in seven affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) up to the end of 14 October. There have been 4555 deaths. A second EVD- negative sample was obtained from the single confirmed case in Senegal on 5 September (42 days ago). WHO officially declares the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over.

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The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Senegal is over

Forty-two days have now passed since the last contact of Senegal’s single confirmed case of Ebola virus disease completed the requisite 21-day monitoring period and tested negative.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 17 October 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 + 11 others
Sahel : la BAD octroie 231 millions $ pour renforcer la résistance à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle

Ce mercredi 15 octobre 2014, le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé divers prêts et subventions pour un total de 231 millions de dollars EU. Ce montant doit financer un Programme visant à renforcer la résistance du Sahel à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle (P2RS), destiné à mettre fin aux cycles fréquents de sécheresse et de famine qui frappent le Sahel.

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World + 23 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary October 17-23, 2014

Dryness remains in Haiti, while flooding risks continue in South Sudan, Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Despite a return of seasonally normal rainfall during August, moisture deficits persist in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has resulted in poor growing conditions and crop development.

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World + 2 others
Statement from Minister Paradis: World Food Day

October 16 - On World Food Day, we turn our attention to the millions of people around the world who don't have enough food to eat. Often referred to as a "silent killer," hunger affects the most vulnerable people: women, children and men with the fewest options to make better lives for themselves and their families. Although global hunger has steadily declined in recent years, 805 million—or one in nine—people are still considered food insecure.

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Mali + 9 others
UN envoy calls for funding backed by government action, peace successes in troubled Sahel

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UN News Service

The region needs more resources and joint action, and faster ways to deal with the structural challenges and successes on peace processes in Darfur, northern Mali and Libya.

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Liberia + 2 others
Obama authorizes reservists for Ebola fight in W.Africa

10/17/2014 - 03:51 GMT

President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized the Pentagon to send reservists to take part in a US mission to combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Obama said reservists could be called up to active duty for humanitarian aid operations related to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, according to an executive order released by the White House.

Agence France-Presse:

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Liberia + 3 others
Ebola: Can big data analytics help contain its spread?

By Matthew Wall

Business reporter, BBC News

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has now claimed more than 4,000 lives.

While emergency response teams, medical charities and non-governmental organisations struggle to contain the virus, could big data analytics help?

A growing number of data scientists believe so.

Read the story on the BBC

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Mali + 12 others
AfDB approves US $231 million for building resilience to food and nutrition insecurity in the Sahel

The programme focuses on nutrition and the use of second generation ICTs such as mobile phones to facilitate better access to markets and prediction of crises and disasters.

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Liberia + 3 others
West and Central Africa - Markets Update: Special Issue on the Ebola Outbreak #3: 29 September 2014

Highlights

  • Border closures and movement restrictions reduce trade volumes in Ebola-affected sub-region

  • Monthly prices remained stable between August and September 2014 in Guinea with the exception of Labé market, were local rice prices fell by 21 percent

  • Boarder closure and movement restrictions in Guinea cause retail and producer prices for potatoes to drop significantly in recent months

  • In Liberia, prices for imported rice have continued to increase beyond their seasonal pattern

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Senegal + 1 other
Les flambées d'Ebola au Nigéria et au Sénégal sont-elles terminées?

Pas encore tout à fait.

Si la surveillance active des nouveaux cas actuellement en place se poursuit et si aucun nouveau cas n’est détecté, l’OMS déclarera la fin de la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola au Sénégal le vendredi 17 octobre. De même, le Nigéria aura dépassé les 42 jours requis avec une surveillance des nouveaux cas en place et aucun cas détecté le lundi 20 octobre.