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01 Aug 2015 description
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The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five - year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Jul 2015 description

Above-average temperatures and rainfall lead to flooding in Central Asia

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Central Asia Weather Hazards

  1. High temperatures during the first half of July have led to mudflows and flooding, damaging infrastructure and displacing populations across eastern Tajikistan.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.

· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.

· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.

29 Jul 2015 description

Abnormally wet conditions are continuing for several nations in the western Gulf of Guinea region

Moisture deficits worsen further in southeast Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia with a continued lack of rainfall.

28 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 July 2015

Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.

27 Jul 2015 description

Dakar, 27 July 2015: Toby Lanzer took up his assignment as Regional Coordinator for the Sahel last week in Dakar. Mr. Lanzer succeeds Robert Piper who has held the position since March 2013.

27 Jul 2015 description

(Dakar, 27 juillet 2015) : Toby Lanzer a pris ses fonctions de Coordonnateur Humanitaire Régional pour le Sahel la semaine passée à Dakar. M. Lanzer succède à Robert Piper qui occupait le poste depuis mars 2013.

24 Jul 2015 description

Baisse de revenus agricoles pour les ménages pauvres à cause du retard d’installation des pluies

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  • En raison des effets négatives d’une faible production agricole et pastorale en 2014, les ménages agropasteurs pauvres dans le centre et le nord du pays dans l’incapacité de satisfaire leurs besoins alimentaires ont recours à la réduction du volume des repas voire du nombre de repas et aux stratégies d’adaptation atypiques et sont par conséquent en situation d’insécurité alimentaire de Crise (Phase 3 de l’IPC).

24 Jul 2015 description

Increased rainfall unlikely to overcome deficits in Central America, Hispaniola, and parts of West Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A slightly delayed start to the season with sporadic light rains in recent weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for Gambia and central areas of Senegal. Dry ground conditions have led to delayed planting and have negatively impacted livestock health.

22 Jul 2015 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2016

21 Jul 2015 description
report The Global Fund

21 juillet 2015

Le Groupe Ecobank et le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme ont lancé aujourd'hui une nouvelle phase dans leur partenariat destinée à renforcer les capacités de gestion financières des organisations de mise en œuvre des subventions du Fonds mondial en Afrique. Après le Nigeria et le sud-Soudan, le Sénégal est le troisième pays à se joindre à ce partenariat.

21 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 July 2015

Iraq: More than 74,440 people have been displaced from Saqlawiyah in Falluja district since 8 July, and tens of thousands reportedly remain trapped in Falluja and Ramadi districts. There are now more than 3.1 million IDPs across 3,613 locations in Iraq; 300,000 people have been displaced from and within Anbar since military operations began in April.

21 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • The West Africa growing season of 2015 is developing under an evolving El Nino event that will peak in late 2015. Historically, this region shows significant linkages between El Nino events and seasonal rainfall deficits particularly in the more marginal areas.

  • The first stages of the season were marked by rainfall deficits across the entire region that have led to delays in the start of the growing season and poor conditions for early crop development.

20 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

20 juillet 2015 – Le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, s'est félicité lundi de l'ouverture du procès de l'ancien Président du Tchad, Hissène Habré, devant une cour spéciale au Sénégal, déclarant qu'il s'agissait d'un « tournant pour la justice en Afrique ».

20 Jul 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Hissène Habré est poursuivi pour crimes contre l'humanité, crimes de guerre et torture

(Dakar, le 17 juillet 2015) – Le procès de l'ancien dictateur du Tchad Hissène Habré est une victoire pour les victimes de son régime, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd'hui. Le procès débutera le 20 juillet 2015, près de 25 ans après le renversement de Hissène Habré.