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31 Dec 2010 description

Evènements clés

=B7 Près de 10 millions de personnes affectées par la crise alimentaire en 2010

=B7 Première visite africaine du Chef de l'action humanitaire

=B7 Plus de 1,9 million de personnes touchées par les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre

=B7 Près de 58 000 cas de cholera reportés en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre

=B7 Plus de 20 000 personnes affectées de la méningite en 2010

=B7 FCFA 184 milliards reçus pour l'action humanitaire en 2010

=B7 FCFA 219 milliards requis pour faire face aux besoins humanitaires en 2011 en Afrique …

30 Dec 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

VIDEO: Watch highlights of UNICEF's work in 2010. Produced by Chris Niles and edited by John Mims.

NEW YORK, USA, 30 December 2010 - For UNICEF and the world's children, the past 12 months have been marked by unprecedented difficulties and extraordinary opportunities. As 2010 draws to a close, it's worth highlighting some of the moments that made this a year like no other.

The year began, tragically and ominously, with the devastating earthquake in Haiti on 12 January.

30 Dec 2010 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 30 December 2010 (IRIN) - This year in West Africa natural and man-made disasters - from floods to fighting - brought anguish and emergency assistance, and left communities, aid workers and analysts mulling the long-term causes.

The always harsh lean season brought a nutrition crisis in Niger, Chad and other parts of the Sahel; a massive aid operation saved many lives, experts say, but the very fact that under-nutrition regularly kills children in the region means prevention measures need just as much attention.

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30 Dec 2010 description

Key Messages

- Food security conditions across the region are steadily improving with the increasingly widespread harvests and large shipments of rainy season crops to markets since October.

- Nominal prices for different crops are falling in production zones but are still high in deficit areas which are still awaiting an influx of commercial trade.

13 Dec 2010 description

Highlights

- The FAO Food Price Index continued to rise in November.

- International prices of wheat and rice increased significantly in November and early December. Prices of maize remained firm.

- In Asia, prices of rice further strengthened in the past month while prices of wheat remained high.

- In Africa, prices of cereals are declining or stable and at low levels in all sub-regions.

- In Central America, prices of beans are at record levels.

03 Dec 2010 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. In its letter dated 21 December 2007 (S/2007/754), the Security Council agreed to extend the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) until 31 December 2010, and requested me to report on the implementation of the revised mandate of UNOWA every six months. The present report covers the period from 1 July to 31 December 2010.

30 Nov 2010 description

Introduction

In 2011, tens of millions of people will need emergency aid to survive. Conflicts and natural disasters have cut them off from their homes, their livelihoods, and access to essentials like drinking water and health care. They already suffer or are imminently threatened by malnourishment, disease, or violence. Most are poor people who have few if any means to cope with these traumas.

29 Nov 2010 description

In West Africa, as with many other regions of the world, people with disabilities are largely excluded from the process of development, with extremely limited opportunities to engage in public consultations and decision-making. This exclusion only serves to reinforce the marginalisation, critical poverty and isolation experienced by people with disabilities in the region.

23 Nov 2010 description
  • Les conditions de sécurité alimentaire continuent à s'améliorer dans la région avec la généralisation des récoltes et la mise en marché en quantité importante depuis octobre des produits agricoles issus de la saison hivernale.

    - Les prix nominaux des différents produits sont en baisse dans les bassins de productions mais élevés dans les zones déficitaires où les flux marchants ne sont pas encore arrivés.

19 Nov 2010 description

IOM will hold a series of eight national workshops on the protection of vulnerable people on the move in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), beginning next week.

The IOM convened workshops will gather a range of national-level actors involved in child protection, women's rights, and migration and refugee issues.

16 Nov 2010 description

Brussels, 16.11.2010

SEC(2010) 1428 final

Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT

INTRODUCTION

The Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) is responsible for formulating EU humanitarian aid policy and for funding humanitarian aid - including food aid - to victims of conflicts or disasters, both natural and man-made, in non EU countries.

15 Nov 2010 description

DOCUMENT DE TRAVAIL DES SERVICES DE LA COMMISSION

Direction Générale Aide Humanitaire et Protection Civile

Copie de courtoisie de la DG ECHO du document SEC(2010)1428 du 15/11/2010

INTRODUCTION

La Direction Générale pour l'Aide Humanitaire et la Protection Civile (DG ECHO) est responsable de la formulation de la politique d'aide humanitaire de l'Union Européenne et du financement de l'aide humanitaire - y compris l'aide alimentaire d'urgence - en faveur des victimes de conflits ou catastrophes, tant d'origine naturelle que d'origine humaine, dans …

10 Nov 2010 description
report AlertNet

Written by: George Fominyen

DAKAR (AlertNet) - Governments in West and Central Africa should learn from this year's flooding - which has disrupted the livelihoods of nearly 2 million people - by urgently factoring climate change into their disaster prevention and response plans, aid groups say.

Extreme weather linked to climate change, including heavy rainfall, is expected to cause increasing damage in the region.

05 Nov 2010 description

Contents
- 445 Outbreaks following importations of wild poliovirus into countries of the WHO African, European and South-East Asian Regions: January 2009 – September 2010

Sommaire
- 445 Flambées consécutives à l’importation du poliovirus sauvage dans les Région africaine, européenne et d’Asie du Sud-Est de l’OMS – jan