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Mali + 10 others
Afrique de l’ouest Perspective de la sécurité alimentaire - juillet à décembre 2014

Retour des conditions typiques saisonnières de sécurité alimentaire sauf dans les zones de conflit

MESSAGES CLES

  • Une longue sécheresse entre juin et début juillet a occasionné des pertes non négligeables de semis et une prolongation de la soudure pastorale au Sahel notamment au Tchad, au Niger, en Mauritanie et au Sénégal. Cependant, depuis la mi-juillet, la situation pluviométrique s’est normalisée favorisant un bon développement des cultures et des pâturages.

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Liberia + 5 others
West Africa - Ebola Outbreak, Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (as of 27 August 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reported number of EVD cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone continues to rise.

  • Among several shortfalls in EVD response efforts, the key challenge continues to be an insufficient number of health care providers with EVD-specific training.

  • On August 27, USAID/OFDA Director Jeremy Konyndyk announced an additional $5 million in USAID/OFDA funding to support EVD response efforts.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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World + 5 others
EU donates € 11.5 million to UNICEF to treat malnourished children in the Sahel

BRUSSELS/DAKAR, 27 August 2014 - The European Union has allocated € 11.5 million to UNICEF to treat over 1 million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in five countries of the Sahel.

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South Sudan + 10 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook August 28 – September 3, 2014

  • Above-average rains observed over the Sahel during the past week.
  • Slightly reduced rains recorded in Sudan during the past observation period.

1) Below-average rains during the Belg season and a late onset of the Kiremt rains have led to persistent moisture deficits, which have delayed planting and negatively affected the development of already-planted crops over the Arsi and West Arsi zones in central Oromia of central Ethiopia.

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Liberia + 7 others
Sub-Regional Response to the Ebola Outbreak As of 25 August 2014

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

26 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS AFFECTED BY EBOLA (EVD)

4.5 MILLION CHILDREN UNDER 5 LIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS

5.8 MILLION CHILDREN AGED 10-19 LIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• In Liberia, in addition to social mobilization, health and hygiene promotion activities, UNICEF is working with government and NGO partners to develop psychosocial services for families affected by Ebola, and to establish a system of identification and care of children orphaned by Ebola.

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Text Messages: A New Way to Fight Hunger in Senegal

By Paulele Fall - In the Ziguinchor region, the World Food Programme (WFP) has implemented a new system that uses text messages, or SMS, to transfer money to people affected by food insecurity during the lean season. So far, this new method has benefited 55,000 people.

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Liberia + 7 others
Ebola-hit Liberia fires absentee ministers

08/27/2014 01:22 GMT

by Zoom Dosso

MONROVIA, August 27, 2014 (AFP) - Liberia's leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak, her office said on Tuesday.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had told overseas ministers to return within a week as part of a state-of-emergency announcement on August 6, warning that extraordinary measures were needed "for the very survival of our state".

Agence France-Presse:

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Les SMS, nouveau moyen de lutter contre la faim au Sénégal

Dans la région de Ziguinchor, le PAM a mis en place un système de transfert d’argent par SMS pour les personnes affectées par l’insécurité alimentaire en période de soudure. Cette nouvelle méthode a bénéficié à 55.000 personnes.

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World + 48 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

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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Liberia + 6 others
Debunking 5 Myths About Ebola in West Africa

By Michael Stulman

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by partnering with local community leaders to raise awareness about the virus. The focus is on how it is spread and what can be done to prevent transmission.

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2014-2016 Plan de réponse stratégique Sénégal Révision (Juillet 2014)

Objectifs stratégiques

  1. Recueillir les données sur les risques et les vulnérabilités, les analyser et intégrer les résultats dans la programmation humanitaire et de développement.

  2. Soutenir les populations vulnérables à mieux faire face aux chocs en répondant aux signaux d’alerte de manière anticipée, en réduisant la durée du relèvement post-crise et en renforçant les capacités des acteurs nationaux.

  3. Fournir aux personnes en situation d’urgence une assistance coordonnée et intégrée, nécessaire à leur survie.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Senegal + 15 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - August 22, 2014

Generally good cropping conditions for much of the Sahel, except over Senegal and Mauritania

Key Messages

  • There is a low level of skill in forecasting the remainder of the season over Senegal and Mauritania, though available information suggests average rainfall levels for the remainder of the season. Persistent dryness over northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania earlier in the season, though, has the potential to significantly reduce rainfed crop harvests.

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World + 23 others
Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

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 + 14 others
Bulletin d’information sur la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel et en Afrique de l’ouest - juillet 2014

Situation alimentaire satisfaisante dans la région, exceptée par endroits en zones sahéliennes pastorales et agropastorales.

MESSAGES CLÉS

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Liberia + 6 others
Last Ebola-free region of Liberia falls to virus

08/22/2014 21:03 GMT

by Zoom DOSSO with Selim SAHEB ETTABA in Dakar

MONROVIA, August 22, 2014 (AFP) - Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials said Friday, as the World Health Organization warned the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would take months.

After seeing people fall to the deadly virus in area after area, Liberia said two people had succumbed to the virus in Sinoe province, the last Ebola-free bastion in a country that has seen the biggest toll with 624 deaths.

Agence France-Presse:

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 22 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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World + 12 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 22-28, 2014

Dryness expected to continue in much of Central America, Haiti, and Central Asia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since early June, poor rainfall distribution has delayed planting and hurt crop development in northeastern Nigeria. Although an increase in rainfall was observed recently, continued favorable rainfall amounts are needed to overcome long-term deficits.

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Liberia + 5 others
Senegal closes border as UN warns on Ebola flare-up

08/22/2014 03:07 GMT

by Zoom DOSSO with Kerry SHERIDAN in Washington

MONROVIA, August 22, 2014 (AFP) - Senegal has become the latest country to seal its border with a west African neighbour to ward off the deadly Ebola virus, as the new UN pointman on the epidemic said preparations must be made for a possible flare-up of the disease.

Agence France-Presse:

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Liberia + 3 others
Ebola: Le coordinateur de l'ONU veut être prêt à "affronter une flambée", le Sénégal ferme ses frontières

08/22/2014 02:48 GMT

Par Zoom DOSSO avec les correspondants de l'AFP à FREETOWN et CONAKRY

MONROVIA, 22 août 2014 (AFP) - Le coordinateur de l'ONU contre le virus Ebola veut être prêt à "affronter une flambée si nécessaire" de l'épidémie, au moment où le Sénégal ferme ses frontières avec la Guinée et que Kinshasa annonce 13 morts de fièvre "d'origine indéterminée".

Agence France-Presse:

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