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31 Aug 2018 description

Poor rainfall conditions persist in northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania.

KEY MESSAGES

• The ITF (Intertropical Front) underwent a slight retreat over its eastern portion during the second dekad of August in comparison with its first dekad position; however, it has remained north of its average position over the region with the exception of western Mauritania where it is slightly south of its average position.

11 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Issa Sikiti da Silva

This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.

DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 11 2018 (IPS) - Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten’ and degraded huge parts of landscapes, destroying livelihoods and subjecting many communities to extreme poverty.

15 Feb 2018 description

The Zero Hunger Challenge emphasizes the importance of strengthening economic empowerment in support of the Sustainable Development Goal 2 to double small-scale producer incomes and productivity. The increasing focus on resilient markets can bring important contributions to sustainable food systems and build resilience. Participation in market systems is not only a means for people to secure their livelihood, but it also enables them to exercise agency, maintain dignity, build social capital and increase self-worth.

15 Feb 2018 description

Le programme « Zéro Faim » met l’accent sur l’importance de renforcer l’autonomisation économique et soutient l’Objectif de Développement Durable 2 qui vise à doubler les revenus et la productivité des petits producteurs. L’intérêt croissant porté sur les marchés résilients peut apporter des contributions importantes aux systèmes alimentaires durables et édifier la résilience.

22 Oct 2014 description

La nouvelle épidémie du virus Ebola qui sévit actuellement en Afrique de l’Ouest a déjà fait plus de 4 000 morts sur le continent africain. La progression du virus se poursuit et aucun vaccin efficace n’est pour le moment annoncé.

Dans ce contexte, l’attachement des populations isolées à certaines pratiques rituelles est identifié comme un facteur de propagation avéré.

08 Oct 2014 description

1) Despite a seasonable return of precipitation during August, moisture deficits have persisted in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has already resulted in deteriorated conditions and affected crops on the ground.

2) Poor seasonal rainfall since the middle of August, including prolonged dry spells, has led to late-season moisture deficits that have negatively impacted crop development throughout parts of the Tillaberi region of southwestern Niger and eastern Mali. Below average rains are forecast in the region for the upcoming outlook period.

25 Aug 2014 description

Generally good cropping conditions for much of the Sahel, except over Senegal and Mauritania

Key Messages

  • There is a low level of skill in forecasting the remainder of the season over Senegal and Mauritania, though available information suggests average rainfall levels for the remainder of the season. Persistent dryness over northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania earlier in the season, though, has the potential to significantly reduce rainfed crop harvests.

05 Aug 2014 description

West Africa: the added value of protective accompaniment for children

Terre des hommes (Tdh), concerned about the protection given to children on the move, organised a workshop on Wednesday, 16th July on the added value of protective accompaniment for children in situations of mobility. Two new publications have been launched by the Foundation on this subject , which contribute greatly in improving the support given to children on the move.

05 Aug 2014 description

Afrique de l’Ouest : la valeur ajoutée de l’accompagnement protecteur des enfants

Terre des hommes (Tdh), soucieuse de la protection des enfants en situation de mobilité, a organisé, le mercredi 16 juillet, un atelier sur la valeur ajoutée de l’accompagnement protecteur des enfants en situation de mobilité . A ce sujet, deux nouvelles publications ont été lancées par la Fondation. Ces dernières apportent une contribution importante à l’amélioration du soutien donné aux enfants en situation de mobilité.

04 Jun 2013 description

On the occasion of the 38th Annual Meeting of the IDB Board of Governors held in Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan, a number of financing agreements have been signed under which the Bank shall participate in financing new development projects in (10) member countries (in addition to the Republic of Kosovo) for a total amount of USD230.9 million , The details are as follows:

1 . The Republic of Tajikistan

Loan for USD10 million, to participate in phase-3 in the Dangara Valley Irrigation Project with the objective of poverty reduction among the population.

16 May 2013 description

Dakar, 16 mai (HCR) – Abdoulaye Ndongo, âgé de 37 ans, est arrivé au Sénégal en 1989. Il avait 13 ans. Il se rappelle encore ce jour d'été, où il a été déporté de Mauritanie pour le Sénégal avec seulement les vêtements qu'il portait ce jour-là. Toutefois, Ndongo a eu la chance de traverser le fleuve Sénégal sans être séparé de ses parents, ce qui n'a pas été le cas pour beaucoup d'autres enfants réfugiés.

29 Apr 2013 description

In parts of West Africa, the Peace Corps is expanding opportunities for its Volunteers to receive training in combating hunger and undernutrition.

Peace Corps Volunteers are closely integrated with the communities they serve, often supporting local community health workers or even providing counseling themselves to caregivers responsible for the health and nutrition of family members.

17 Sep 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 251/2012

Un atelier régional sur la facilitation et la réglementation de l’aide internationale sur les catastrophes se tiendra du 17 au 19 septembre 2012 à Dakar, au Sénégal, sous l’égide conjointe de la CEDEAO et de la Fédération internationale des sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR).

16 Sep 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 257/2012

17 septembre 2012 [DAKAR-SENEGAL]

La Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest élaborera très prochainement un Code de conduite de l’action humanitaire de la CEDEAO (CDAHC) destiné aux acteurs humanitaires civils et fondé sur les droits, a annoncé le directeur des Affaires humanitaires et sociales de la Commission, le Dr Daniel Eklu.

24 Feb 2010 description
map ReliefWeb

DAKAR, 22 February 2010 (IRIN) - A meningitis epidemic has struck earlier than usual and is spreading across sub-Saharan Africa's "meningitis belt" from Senegal to Ethiopia, according to health ministries in the region. The disease occurs during the dry season, with most cases reported in mid-April.