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18 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Au 19 avril 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 8,239 cas et 151 décès (Let = 1.8%) de cholé-ra dans 6 pays.

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As of 19th April 2015, 8,230 cases and 151 deaths (CFR = 1.8%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries.

17 May 2015 description

AMOUNT: EUR 122 608 841

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

The humanitarian situation in Nigeria and neighboring countries such as Niger has worsened over the first months of 2015. An amount of EUR 6 959 205 from the Natural disaster specific objective of financing Decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000 has to be shifted to the Manmade disaster specific objective to cover unforeseen needs.

14 May 2015 description

The Benin Country Strategy Document (CSD) 2014-2018 elaborated in close collaboration with national counterpart highlighted that WFP Benin’s overall objective is to support the Government of Benin to achieve the Zero Hunger Challenge. WFP will contribute to this objective through the promotion of three pillars: (i) Strengthen food security through livelihood assets promotion; (ii) Support human capital development and (iii) Reinforce national capacity for sustainable emergency preparedness and response. WFP is currently implementing a single development project of school feeding.

14 May 2015 description

Summary

By the end of 2014, significant progress had been made towards each of the Endgame Plan’s four objectives; the world has never been in a better position to eradicate polio.

As the GPEI enters 2015, efforts are being intensified to build on this progress and stop polio once and for all.

Capitalizing on progress in Nigeria, against outbreaks in central Africa and the Horn of Africa, and against two out of three strains of wild poliovirus

13 May 2015 description
report World Bank

Birger Fredriksen and Sukhdeep Brar
with Michael Trucano

This book offers policy options that can help reduce textbook costs and increase their supply. The book explores, in depth, the cost and financial barriers that restrict textbook availability in schools across much of the region, as well as policies successfully adapted in other countries. The book also provides a thorough assessment of the pros and cons of digital teaching and learning materials and cautions against the assumption that they can immediately replace printed textbooks.

12 May 2015 description
report ACMAD

Highlights

  • During June-July-August 2015, Below average precipitation is very likely over southern Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, extreme southern Mali, Western half of Côte d’Ivoire, coastal part of Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria.

  • Below average precipitation is likely over Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, extreme Southern-West Ghana, lake chad region, extreme southern of South Sudan and Ethiopia, northern-east DCR, northern Uganda, and Kenyan from May to August

11 May 2015 description

L’ESSENTIEL

  • Des productions agricoles globalement satisfaisantes au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest pour la campagne 2014-2015.

  • Selon l’analyse régionale du Cadre harmonisé de mars 2015, 4 749 000 personnes sont en situation de crise et d'urgence dans la région en mars et mai 2015.

11 May 2015 description

KEYS POINTS

  • Globally good agricultural production in the Sahel and West Africa 2014-2015 campaign.

  • The regional analysis of the Cadre harmonisé in March showed that 4,749,000 persons will be in a situation of food security crisis and emergency in the region from March to May 2015.

  • From June 2015, the nutritional situation in the Sahel may become worrying, as global acute malnutrition rates are expected to exceed the alert threshold (10 percent) in several areas, and may reach the emergency threshold (15 percent) in some places.

08 May 2015 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • La Banque mondiale soutient les efforts des municipalités béninoises pour améliorer l’assainissement dans les villes de Cotonou, d’Abomey-Calavi, d’Ouidah, Porto-Novo et de Sèmè-Podji.

  • Ces travaux d’assainissement amélioreront les conditions de vie de près d’un million et demi de personnes et contribueront à réduire de 30 % le nombre de ménages vulnérables aux inondations dans les municipalités ciblées.

06 May 2015 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The World Bank is supporting Beninese municipalities as they work to improve sanitation conditions in the cities of Cotonou, Abomey-Calavi, Ouidah, Porto-Novo, and Sèmè-Podji.

  • These joint efforts will create better living conditions for 1,426,000 beneficiaries and will reduce by 30% the number of households vulnerable to flooding.

  • Benin’s local governments are also benefiting from training and technical assistance that will help boost disaster preparedness.

04 May 2015 description
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General Situation during April 2015
Forecast until mid-June 2015

01 May 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.

01 May 2015 description

Key messages

  • Nigeria has successfully weathered the stress test of presidential elections. This peaceful transition has reinforced the democratisation process occurring throughout West Africa. Other crucial elections are planned in the region in the coming months.

  • Both the Ebola crisis and falling oil prices were a shock to the region. West Africa recorded 6% growth in 2014 and will continue the trend this year. The diversification of the economy, in agriculture and in services, will protect against external shocks.

29 Apr 2015 description
  • A continued absence of rainfall across northern Ethiopia expected to adversely affect crop and pastoral conditions.
  • Largely suppressed early season rains observed during the 2nd dekad of April over much of West Africa.

1) Since late December, an unseasonable distribution of monsoonal rainfall has resulted in anomalous dryness and poor ground conditions unfavorable for crops across several local areas in southern Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa.

29 Apr 2015 description

Global Highlights

  • In Q1-2015, FAO’s global cereal price index fell a further 13 percent year-on-year. It is now 5 percent lower than in Q4-2014.

  • Real prices of wheat have fallen by 10 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 20 percent lower than in Q1-2014 and at their lowest levels since mid-2010, thanks to large supplies, favourable production forecasts and strong export competition.

28 Apr 2015 description

OTTAWA, April 27, 2015 – Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) today announced CA$17 million in new funding for projects that will make food more secure and nutritious in developing countries. The four projects are part of an effort to scale up the most promising research supported under the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF).

28 Apr 2015 description

IMF Projects Solid Growth for Sub-Saharan Africa in the Face of Headwinds

Press Release No. 15/179
April 28, 2015

Introducing the April 2015 IMF Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa, Ms. Antoinette Sayeh, Director of the IMF’s African Department commented today:

27 Apr 2015 description
report Peace Corps

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2015 – The Peace Corps is leading efforts to eradicate malaria in partnership with the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and non-governmental organizations around the world through the Stomping Out Malaria in Africa initiative, which celebrates its fourth anniversary this month. In recognition of World Malaria Day this Saturday, Peace Corps spotlights volunteer projects that are saving lives across Africa.

24 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Togo

Les frontières terrestres avec le Ghana, le Bénin et le Burkina Faso seront fermées le 24 avril à partir de 21 heures et seront rouvertes que le 26 avril 2015 à 6 heures, a annoncé vendredi le gouvernement. Une décision prise pour garantir des conditions optimales de sécurité pour le scrutin présidentiel qui se déroule samedi.

Des dérogations exceptionnelles pourront être accordées par le ministère de l’Administration territoriale.

Les frontières aériennes ne sont pas concernées par cette mesure