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22 Nov 2017 description

L’insécurité alimentaire restera préoccupante dans le bassin du Lac Tchad malgré l’amélioration des conditions sécuritaires et la disponibilité des récoltes

MESSAGES CLES

21 Nov 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

21 Nov 2017 description

Au cours de la semaine du 02 au 09 novembre 2017, 06 motos ambulances communautaires ont été remises aux populations des villages de Séréguéssouma, Gorguel, Madoudji (communes de Tongomayel et Arbina) et celles des villages de Woulmassoutou, Ourosambo, Toukawelbé (communes de Sampelga, Bani et Dori). Ces dons sont l’une des matérialisations du projet de lutte contre la malnutrition aiguë dans les districts sanitaires de Djibo et Dori, mis en œuvre par le consortium Croix-Rouge burkinabè et Médecins du monde Espagne.

20 Nov 2017 description

Ouagadougou - IOM, the UN Migration Agency this week (9/11 and 14/11) assisted 135 Burkinabe migrants to return home from Libya under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration, funded by the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

The two flights chartered by IOM touched down on November 9, and November 14, 2017 at the International Airport of Ouagadougou. Onboard, most of the returnees were young men, completely exhausted by their journey but also relieved to return home.

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

20 Nov 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This report is part IOM’s effort to provide a comprehensive statistical overview of Libya’s current migration profile.
DTM Libya’s Migrant statistical information package* includes the below report, accompanied by a comprehensive user-friendly dataset, a set of maps and a key findings one pager.

20 Nov 2017 description

314.0 M required for 2017

87.6 M contributions received, representing 28% of requirements

226.3 M funding gap for West Africa

All figures are displayed in USD

17 Nov 2017 description
report ALIMA

When ALIMA and its partners, Keoogo and SOS Médecins BF, came to Zalissa’s village in central Burkina Faso, the 37-year-old mother of four, who also cares for her 20-month-old niece, had only a vague understanding of what malnutrition is. She had no idea how to tell if her kids were properly nourished or not.

“I thought that malnutrition was due to becoming pregnant at a young age,” Zalissa said.

16 Nov 2017 description

Early results of Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems initiative presented at climate change conference

Vulnerable communities in Africa and the Pacific and Caribbean are now benefiting from improved early warning systems against extreme weather as part of an international drive to boost resilience and climate change adaptation. But further investments are needed to reduce the risks from hazards like tropical cyclones, floods and drought.

16 Nov 2017 description

Geneva, 16 November 2017 - Vulnerable communities in Africa, the Pacific and Caribbean are now benefiting from improved early warning systems against extreme weather as part of an international drive to boost resilience and climate change adaptation.

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) over 80 percent of the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries and many small island developing States have only a basic early warning system. Weather observation networks are inadequate in many African countries.

16 Nov 2017 description

Abidjan, 16 November, 2017 - A newly released nutrition report by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has revealed that undernutrition is still persistent in the region and the number of stunted children has increased. The Africa Nutrition Report, launched today in Abidjan, Ivory Coast also indicates that a growing number of children under five years old are overweight.

15 Nov 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This report is part IOM’s effort to provide a comprehensive statistical overview of Libya’s current migration profile.

DTM Libya’s Migrant statistical information package* includes the below report, accompanied by a comprehensive user-friendly dataset, a set of maps and a key findings one pager.

15 Nov 2017 description

Dakar / Genève (CICR) – La précarité des conditions de sécurité dans la région du Sahel, en Afrique, éclipse une crise humanitaire majeure qui touche 12 millions de personnes dans cinq pays, a indiqué aujourd'hui le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR).

14 Nov 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Ecosystems Protecting Infrastructure and Communities (EPIC) is a global initiative implemented from 2012 to 2017 to promote the use of ecosystem-based approaches and protect communities from disasters and the negative impacts of climate change. It also aimed to have ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction recognised in key global frameworks such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

14 Nov 2017 description

Dakar/Geneva (ICRC) – The precarious security situation in Africa's Sahel region is overshadowing a massive humanitarian crisis affecting 12 million people in five countries, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said today.

Armed conflict, trans-national crime and climate hazards are causing immense human suffering, triggering an increase in intra-African displacement and migration toward Europe from the five countries -- Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad.

14 Nov 2017 description
report ALIMA

Burkina Faso : Apprendre aux mères à détecter la malnutrition

"Je pensais que la malnutrition était causée par les grossesses à un jeune âge", a déclaré Zalissa.

Mais maintenant, grâce aux formations qui ont commencé en juin 2016 dans les communautés dans la région du Centre du Burkina Faso - Yako et Boussé - Zalissa et près de 55 000 autres mères ont appris ce qu'est la malnutrition et comment la détecter.

14 Nov 2017 description

Key points:

  • The agricultural production is expected to be overall average to above-average in West Africa and the Sahel.

  • Fodder deficits persist in the extreme North-East of Chad, the pastoral zone of Niger, Northern Senegal and the agro-pastoral zone of Mauritania.

  • The Fall Armyworm continues to spread in the region, the situation remains very worrying.

13 Nov 2017 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

Plague in Madagascar

Marburg virus disease in Uganda

Cholera in Tanzania

Cholera in north-east Nigeria

Necrotizing cellulitis/fasciitis in São Tomé and Príncipe

Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

13 Nov 2017 description

Le samedi 28 octobre 2017, la Croix-Rouge burkinabè a lancé une campagne destinée à apporter une assistance alimentaire aux populations vulnérables de la commune de Tinakof (75 Km de Gôrôm-Gôrôm). Cette activité de distribution réalisée avec le soutien de la Fédération Internationale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR) va concerner tous les 17 villages de la commune.