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23 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • The fifth budget revision has been approved to extend DEV 200304 for 15 months (from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2018).

  • Funds are needed to pursue capacity development activities in the school meals programme including trainings for members of schools canteens committees.

Challenges

23 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Food deliveries to schools are underway. WFP will only be able to provide school meals to 101,279 children for 26 days instead of a trimester.

  • In the framework of the "Innovations from the field: Gender Mainstreaming from the ground up" project WFP conducted a baseline survey on nutritional status among children aged 6 to 59 months and pregnant and nursing women in two villages of Karimama.

  • From January 2017 onwards, the Country Programme will experience severe funding constraints.

22 Feb 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world.

This map shows the different transit routes in Niger. #MissingMigrants.

22 Feb 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project traque les décès des migrants, y compris les réfugiés, qui parcourent des itinéraires de migration mixte dans le monde.

Cette carte montre les différentes routes de transit au Niger. #MissingMigrants

22 Feb 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world.

This map shows the different transit routes in Niger. #MissingMigrants.

22 Feb 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Foyer in Porto-Novo, the capital city of Benin, serves boys and girls in very complex situations, including youth who have been abandoned by their families, victims of abuse and those who are victims of forced marriages. The organization received funding from a donor through Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, to help support Salesian missionaries’ work with street children.

17 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Système d’alerte et d’intervention rapide dans les situations d’urgence: expérimentation sur le terrain (nord-est du Nigéria) d’un projet OMS inédit

12 Feb 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, le 3 février 2017 – La Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui des crédits supplémentaires d’un montant total de 68 millions de dollars en faveur du Programme de productivité agricole en Afrique de l’Ouest (PPAAO). Cette enveloppe de financement se répartit comme suit : 20 millions de dollars sont destinés au Bénin, 23 millions de dollars à la Guinée, 15 millions de dollars au Niger, et 10 millions de dollars au Togo.

12 Feb 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, February 3, 2017—The World Bank approved today additional credits for the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP-1C). The total amount is $68 million, with $20 million for Benin, $23 million for Guinea, $15 million for Niger, and $10 million for Togo.

03 Feb 2017 description

Chaque année, la Belgique alloue 600 000 euros à la Croix-Rouge pour financer ses interventions lors de « catastrophes silencieuses ». La seule année 2015 a été le théâtre de 346 catastrophes dont (quasiment) personne n’a entendu parler. Pourtant, elles ont causé près de 23 000 décès et affecté environ 100 000 personnes. Le manque de couverture médiatique à ce sujet entraîne une absence de soutien du public.

La Croix-Rouge vole à la rescousse

01 Feb 2017 description

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.

01 Feb 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the fourth quarter of 2016 (October to December).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

01 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • The fifth Budget Revision is approved to extend Development Project (DEV) 200304 for 15 months (from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2018). Additional funds are still needed to implement planned activities.

Operational updates

31 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is in the process of purchasing food to provide school meals to 101,279 children, only for 21 days.

  • From January 2017 onwards, the programme will experience severe funding constraints.

Operational Updates

  • Food is being procured to assist 101,279 children in 562 schools. The tonnage purchased will cover only 21 days in the first trimester of 2017.

  • School feeding management committees have been set up and members trained on school meals management.

27 Jan 2017 description
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An estimated 1 million women live with obstetric fistula, a devastating consequence of prolonged obstructed labor, and thousands of new case develop each year. Life-restoring treatment for women with fistula is available at the health facilities on this map

26 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

30 977 cases reported this year including 849 deaths, the case fatality rate of 2.7%.

Majority of cases are from the Congo River basin (DR Congo, RCA and Congo Brazzaville).

This represents 92% of cases in the entire region with more than 28 000 cases in the DR Congo exclusively.

21 Jan 2017 description
report IRIN

By Obi Anyadike

Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor
NAIROBI, 20 January 2017

Africa, the world’s poorest continent, faces many security challenges. But its leaders are not slow to intervene in crises when they can, as Yahya Jammeh in the Gambia is now discovering.

Read more on IRIN.