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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.


28 Dec 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

PORTO NOVO, Bénin, 28 décembre 2010 - Au cours des deux derniers mois, le Bénin a subi ce qui a été parmi les pires inondations de son histoire. Aujourd'hui, alors que les eaux se retirent, les effets à long terme de la crise commencent à apparaître.

Même dans les districts méridionaux du pays, o=F9 des inondations sont signalées chaque année, les habitants se sont fait surprendre et ont dû s'enfuir de leurs foyers.

28 Dec 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

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PORTO NOVO, Benin, 28 December 2010 - Over the past two months, Benin has experienced some of the worst floods of its history. Today, as the water is receding, the long-term consequences of the crisis are starting to emerge.Even in the country's southern districts, where floods are reported almost every year, inhabitants were caught off guard and had to flee their homes.

20 Dec 2010 description


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Rome, 20 December 2010 - West African farmers have succeeded in cutting the use of toxic pesticides, increasing yields and incomes and diversifying farming systems as a result of an international project promoting sustainable farming practices.

Around 100 000 farmers in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal are participating in a community-driven training programme (West African Regional Integrated Production and Pest …

20 Dec 2010 description

Le Programme de gestion intégrée de la production et des déprédateurs en Afrique de l'Ouest enregistre des progrès notables

20 décembre 2010, Rome - En Afrique de l'Ouest, grâce à un projet international qui promeut les pratiques agricoles durables, des agriculteurs sont parvenus à réduire l'utilisation des pesticides toxiques tout en augmentant leurs rendements et leurs revenus et en diversifiant les systèmes culturels.

Quelque 100 000 agriculteurs au Bénin, au Burkina Faso, au Mali et au Sénégal participent à ce projet au niveau communautaire exécuté par la FAO et …

16 Dec 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF provides education supplies and support for rehabilitation

By Edward Bally

GANVIE, Benin, 16 December 2010 - In the past two months, Benin has experienced some of its worst floods since the 1960s. And now, students in the flood zone are returning to school under harsh conditions.

VIDEO: 9 December 2010 - UNICEF's Edward Bally reports on post-flood education efforts in Benin.

16 Dec 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

L'UNICEF envoie des fournitures et appuie la remise en état des écoles

Par Edward Bally

GANVIE, Bénin, 16 décembre 2010 - Au cours de deux derniers mois, le Bénin a subi une partie de ses plus graves inondations depuis les années 60.

13 Dec 2010 description


- 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.

01 Dec 2010 description
report Logistics Cluster


Low lying areas along the Niger River which marks Benin's North-Western border, have been severely affected by recent flooding. The Logistics Cluster team conducted a transport assessment collecting information on affected areas.

Existing maps are not sufficient guides, as villages are located or named incorrectly and information on roads and tracks is patchy.

The assessment was conducted in villages throughout Malanville. Some of the areas were completely cut off during the floods and others were partially inaccessible.

30 Nov 2010 description

    West Africa's humanitarian situation remains of deep concern. The region continues to be marked by complex and severe humanitarian crises, often exceeding the populations' coping capacities and deepening their vulnerability. In 2010, the region was found to have the highest rates of under-five mortality in the world. About one-quarter of all global child deaths occur in West Africa.

30 Nov 2010 description


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.

26 Nov 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Vivian Siu

SINENDE, Benin, 26 November 2010 - Despite Benin's worst flooding in recent history, which inundated two-thirds of the West African country this past fall, UNICEF-supported education initiatives here continue to thrive.

VIDEO: UNICEF correspondent Vivian Siu reports on community-based education initiatives in the aftermath of recent massive flooding in Benin.

26 Nov 2010 description


- Food distributions are ongoing this week in the municipality of Adjohoun for 12,500 people.

- The Health Cluster is assessing several departments perceived to be at high risk of waterborne diseases.

- The Logistics Cluster is assessing road access in the North of Benin.