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04 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 14 juin 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (AOC) a enregistré envi-ron 9503 cas et 182 décès (Let. = 1.9%) de choléra dans 7 pays. Cependant, à la semaine 24, seuls 4 pays (Cameroun, R.D. Congo, Ghana et Nigeria) ont notifié les 172 nouveaux cas dont 0 décès. Les données de la semaine 24 indiquent une persistance des cas en R.D. Congo et une relance de nouveaux cas, conséquence prévisible des inondations survenues à Accra le mois dernier.

02 Jul 2015 description

Afrique de l'Ouest: des opportunités sans précédent en matière de croissance agricole

Un nouveau rapport identifie le renforcement de l’intégration régionale comme un levier majeur pour profiter des évolutions de la demande en produits alimentaires et de la croissance démographique

02 Jul 2015 description

2 July 2015, Rome - West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

02 Jul 2015 description

Poor rainfall across parts of the Sahelian zone will likely cause planting delays in some areas

KEY MESSAGES

  • As the Intertropical Front continues its northward migration but over the region it still remains south of its climatological position resulting in below average rainfall over large portions of the Sahelian zone.

01 Jul 2015 description
  • A slight decrease in rainfall was observed over West Africa during the past week.

  • Parts of Eastern Africa have received below-average rain since the beginning of the season.

1) A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria, The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and has already negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas.

01 Jul 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was adequate in May, with supplies from recent 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by the conflict in northeastern Nigeria. The recent opening of borders among Ebola-affected countries contributed to improved trade flows in some areas, following disruptions over the second half of 2014.

01 Jul 2015 description

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.

30 Jun 2015 description

African crops and livestock in a changing climate
June 29, 2015 by Julian Ramirez-Villegas
Cross-posted from the CCAFS blog.

26 Jun 2015 description

Increased rainfall unlikely to relieve dryness in Central America and Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria. The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and negatively affected cropping activities over parts of this region.

24 Jun 2015 description
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In this Issue

FOCUS

Ibn Chambas and Bathily on a tour of countries affected by Boko Haram The elections in Nigeria, an example for the entire sub-region

NEWS-BRIEFS

The Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission, an effective mechanism for peace and stability Meeting of Heads of UN Missions and Offices in West Africa

KEY ISSUES

UN calls for better management of natural resources to preserve peace

INSIGHTS

24 Jun 2015 description
  • Drier than average conditions observed in southeastern Senegal and western Mali.

  • Favorable rainfall distribution continues over the Greater Horn of Africa.

1) A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria, The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and has already negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas.

24 Jun 2015 description
report Kimse Yok Mu

Despite the fundamental role of water for human health, survival, and development, today more than 750 million people live without access to clean water1. Moreover, 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation 2. As a result of these realities, every minute a child dies from a water-related disease, and more than 840,000 people lose their lives due to lack of access to clean water and sanitation.

22 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 17 mai 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (AOC) a enregistré environ 8787 cas et 170 décès (Let. = 1.9%) de choléra dans 6 pays (Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire, R.D. Congo, Ghana, Niger,
Nigeria, et Togo).

22 Jun 2015 description

Dakar / Ouagadougou, 22 June 2015: The Permanent Interstate Committee for drought control in the Sahel (CILSS) and several United Nations agencies signed today a two-year strategic partnership agreement to strengthen the resilience of communities in the Sahel that are highly vulnerable to food insecurity and malnutrition.

22 Jun 2015 description

Un partenariat pour renforcer la résilience des communautés vulnérables du Sahel

Dakar / Ouagadougou, 22 juin 2015: Le Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS) et des agences des Nations Unies ont signé aujourd’hui un accord de partenariat stratégique pour renforcer la résilience des communautés de Sahel qui font face à l’insécurité et la malnutrition.

19 Jun 2015 description

Rainfall remains below average across parts of West Africa, Latin America, Ethiopia, and Djibouti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western Niger, and north-central Nigeria. The lack of rainfall over the past five weeks has delayed planting and already negatively affected cropping activities over parts of this region.

17 Jun 2015 description
  • Despite a recent improvement in rainfall, dryness has persisted over parts of West Africa.

  • Below-average rainfall observed in northwestern Ethiopia and central South Sudan since the start of the season.

1) An uneven distribution of the March-May rain has adversely impacted crops and ground conditions over the SNNP, central and Belg-producing areas of Ethiopia, eastern Eritrea, and Djibouti. As the March-May season had already ended, recovery is unlikely.

17 Jun 2015 description
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Media Release

The 2015 Global Peace Index shows that the world is becoming increasingly divided with some countries enjoying unprecedented levels of peace and prosperity while others spiral further into violence and conflict.

The Global Peace Index measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 indicators that gauge the absence of violence or the fear of violence. It is produced annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace.

This year the results show that globally, levels of peace remained stable over the last year, however are still lower than in 2008.

16 Jun 2015 description

Regional consultation calls for urgent prevention measures in West and Central Africa

16 June 2015, Abuja - A two-day regional emergency consultation meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, discussed regional and national strategies and their implementation to improve regional coordination and synergies for the immediate and effective prevention and control of the H5N1 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza in West and Central Africa.