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31 Jan 2005 description


Le Sahel tire les leçons de sa campagne antiacridienne pour mieux gérer les prochaines invasions

I. RESUME

30 Jan 2005 description

Le Sahel tire les leçons de sa campagne antiacridienne pour mieux gérer les prochaines invasions.

I. RESUME

29 Jan 2005 description


SOMMAIRE ET IMPLICATIONS
Les conditions alimentaires des zones agro-pastorales de la partie nord qui étaient en détérioration pendant la période qui a immédiatement suivi les récoltes se sont stabilisées. Cette stabilité est relative à l'augmentation des disponibilités céréalières qui ont suivi les appuis alimentaires du gouvernement et de ses partenaires, intervenus au cours de Novembre 2004. Ceci a permis d'infléchir l'évolution des prix et améliorer l'accessibilité aux céréales par les ménages.

28 Jan 2005 description

SOMMAIRE ET IMPLICATIONS

Les conditions alimentaires des zones agro-pastorales de la partie nord qui étaient en détérioration pendant la période qui a immédiatement suivi les récoltes se sont stabilisées.

Cette stabilité est relative à l’augmentation des disponibilités céréalières qui ont suivi les appuis alimentaires du gouvernement et de ses partenaires, intervenus au cours de Novembre 2004. Ceci a permis d’infléchir l’évolution des prix et améliorer l’accessibilité aux céréales par les ménages.

13 Jan 2005 description

Joint news release WHO/Rotary International/UNICEF/CDC

13 Jan 2005 description
report UN News Service

With African children now making up 85 per cent of the world's poliomyelitis cases after groups in Nigeria forced suspension of an inoculation campaign, African health ministers from eight countries pledged today to plan massive immunization campaigns against the paralyzing disease and to increase surveillance, the United Nations health agency said today.

Cases in Africa now number1,037, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Rotary International, which convened the meeting in …

11 Jan 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Appeal No. 01.49/2004;

Programme Update no.

10 Jan 2005 description

Highlights

  • Starting on 9 August, an invasion of adult locusts hit northern Burkina Faso, in particular the three provinces of the Sahel region -- Oudalan, Soum and Séno, devastating cereal crops.

  • In addition, there was a severe drought in this same northern part of the country which also affected, although to a lesser and more variable degree, the Centre and the West. In the north of the country, seasonal rainfall fell to below 200mm in some areas.

01 Jan 2005 description


Close monitoring of vulnerable areas is warranted for better targeting of envisioned interventions.
I. SUMMARY

This year's annual meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network for the Sahel marked an important milestone. Twenty years ago, the network was first established to address the problems of managing the tragic food crisis plaguing the drought-stricken Sahelian region. The meeting, which was held from December 14-16 in Niamey, Niger, provided the opportunity to take stock of the work accomplished thus far and to outline future plans.

31 Dec 2004 description

Close monitoring of vulnerable areas is warranted for better targeting of envisioned interventions.

I. SUMMARY

This year's annual meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network for the Sahel marked an important milestone. Twenty years ago, the network was first established to address the problems of managing the tragic food crisis plaguing the drought-stricken Sahelian region. The meeting, which was held from December 14-16 in Niamey, Niger, provided the opportunity to take stock of the work accomplished thus far and to outline future plans.

31 Dec 2004 description


I. Evénements significatifs
Une conférence des commandants des forces des Nations Unies en Côte d'Ivoire, au Libéria et en Sierra Leone s'est tenue à Dakar le 1er décembre sous la houlette de UNOWA. Lors de cette rencontre la question de la circulation des armes et des combattants due à la porosité des frontières et la poursuite de la mise en oeuvre d'une approche sous régionale developpée pae UNOWA a été préconisée comme solution pour parer à ce problème.

31 Dec 2004 description


I. Significant events
The chefs of the UN forces in Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone met in Dakar, Senegal on 1 December under the auspices of UNOWA. The issues discussed pertained mainly to the problems relating to the circulation of arms and combatants in the region as a consequences of the porous borders in the region, and how to develop a sub regional approach to tackle these problems.

23 Dec 2004 description

The Federation’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. In Brief

This emergency appeal seeks CHF 411, 236 (USD 358,652 OR EUR 266,587) in cash, kind or services to assist some 14,000 beneficiaries for three months. CHF 100,000 has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).

The Situation

23 Dec 2004 description


The Federation’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

This emergency appeal seeks CHF 411, 236 (USD 358,652 OR EUR 266,587) in cash, kind or services to assist some 14,000 beneficiaries for three months. CHF 100,000 has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).

The Situation

23 Dec 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

DAKAR, 23 December (IRIN) - West Africa as a whole escaped lightly from this year's invasion of locusts, but governments and aid workers warn that large numbers of people will face drastic food shortages in isolated pockets of the Sahel over coming year as a result of heavy localised damage and poor rainfall.

The worst hit country is Mauritania. Government officials in Nouakchott say one third of the 2.8 million population may go hungry in 2005 following the devastation of the country's …

16 Dec 2004 description
report World Bank

News Release No:2005/246/AFR

WASHINGTON, December 16, 2004 - The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit* of US$60 million in support of emergency programs to reduce vulnerability to future infestations of desert locusts in seven countries of the Sahel Region of West Africa.

Countries benefiting from the credit are Burkina Faso (US$8.4 million), Chad (US9.1 million), Mali (US$10.1 million), Mauritania (US$10.1 million), Niger (US$9.9 million), Senegal (US$10.0 million), and The Gambia (US$1.9 …

13 Dec 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Appeal No. 01.39/2004; Programme Update no.

12 Dec 2004 description


6 – 12 December 2004

1. Overview of the situation

Several immature swarms have arrived in the Central River, North Bank and Upper River divisions in Gambia in the past few days, and control operations have been launched. These swarms are left over from late summer breeding in the Sahel and are coming from eastern Senegal and western Mali. They are likely to be limited in number and the risk of additional incoming swarms should decline.

Groups of immature adults are present in northern Mali and in Tamesna in northwest Niger.

07 Dec 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.