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15 Mar 2018 description


15 Mar 2018 description

Funding required: $23.18 B
Funding received: $936.6 M
Funding percentage: 3.8%
People in need: 128.8 M
People to receive aid: 93.6 M Countries affected: 35

15 Mar 2018 description
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Waves of Arbitrary Expulsions

(Beirut) – Algerian authorities have arbitrarily deported in the beginning of March more than a hundred migrants of various African nationalities into a lawless zone of neighboring Mali, where armed groups have robbed some of them, Human Rights Watch said today.

14 Mar 2018 description


↗ International prices of wheat and maize increased further in February, mainly supported by weather-related concerns and currency movements. Export price quotations of rice also continued to strengthen, although the increases were capped by subsiding global demand for Indica supplies.

↗ In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, continued to increase in February and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of the wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

14 Mar 2018 description

Visit of the new plough that will allow to bring land restoration to scale

02/03/2018 - Ouagadougou - During his visit to Burkina Faso from 18-20 February, FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva had a look at the new specialised plough for mechanised land preparation, purchased by FAO under its project Action Against Desertification.

14 Mar 2018 description

High levels of food insecurity persist in the world, due largely to conflicts and to adverse climatic shocks that are taking a toll, particularly in East African and Near East countries, where large numbers of people continue to be in need of humanitarian assistance, a new FAO report notes. Some 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food, unchanged from three months ago, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today.

14 Mar 2018 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the announcement of a US$72.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

14 Mar 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Les autorités ont procédé à des vagues d’expulsions arbitraires

(Beyrouth, le 14 mars 2018) – Début mars, les autorités algériennes ont expulsé de manière arbitraire plus d’une centaine de migrants africains en provenance de divers pays vers une région de non-droit située au Mali voisin, où certains d’entre eux ont été dépouillés par des groupes armés, a déclaré aujourd’hui Human Rights Watch.

13 Mar 2018 description


Acute rainfall deficits last season in several regions of the Sahel, and worsening insecurity have escalated humanitarian needs.

Drought has prematurely thrust pastoralist communities into the lean season, with herders migrating earlier than usual. Growing insecurity in Mali and armed attacks in border regions with Burkina Faso and Niger have uprooted hundreds of families in recent months, adding to the devastation by the long-running conflict around the Lake Chad Basin.

13 Mar 2018 description


• Despite increasing estimates for regional agricultural estimates production (6% above the 2016/17 level, and 14% above the five-year-average), localized production deficits affect stocks, availability and price levels;

• Commercial stock replenishment takes twice as long as usual, since producers hold on to their reserves;

• High sorghum and millet prices (+20% in average compared to previous years) and saturated livestock markets keep terms of trade unfavorable for pastoralists;

12 Mar 2018 description

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 50 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Listeriosis in South Africa
  • Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Cholera in Uganda
  • Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo

For each of these events, a brief description followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

12 Mar 2018 description

FAO promotes the use and scale up of Cash+ as a tool for emergency response, strengthening resilience and reducing rural poverty. The Cash+ model supports the enhancement of vibrant and diversified livelihoods, providing an important safety net against shocks and stresses for poor and vulnerable rural households. As such, the model has great transformative potential.

11 Mar 2018 description

La Croix-Rouge burkinabè (CRBF) et ses partenaires ont apporté leurs aides aux personnes vulnérables de la région du Sahel. Du 13 février au 03 mars 2018, une assistance sous la forme de vivres et de matériel de première nécessité a été remise à 13 200 personnes déplacées des suites des violences dans les communes de Djibo, Baraboulé et Tongomayel.