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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

16 Oct 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 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Wildlife anthrax in Namibia

  • Cholera in Zambia

  • Plague in Madagascar

  • Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.

16 Oct 2017 description

Ouagadougou - Le gouvernement du Burkina Faso a récemment (29/09) lancé le Système d’analyse des données et des informations migratoires (MIDAS) à son poste à Dakola, à la frontière entre le Burkina et le Ghana. Installé avec le soutien financier du gouvernement du Japon, MIDAS permettra au gouvernement burkinabé de mieux gérer la circulation des biens et des personnes à travers ses frontières.

13 Oct 2017 description

This policy brief synthesises consortium learning about the processes and partnerships required to develop climate services which can best support those people whose lives and livelihoods are directly impacted by climate risks. It outlines how a collaborative workshop between Zaman Lebidi and the climate science research project AMMA2050 provided a shared learning experience for both researchers and decision makers, considering how climate information can concretely support local decision-making processes in both urban and rural contexts.

13 Oct 2017 description

An innovative mHealth project called MOS@N is helping vulnerable populations in the Nouna district of Burkina Faso enjoy better health and greater access to health services. The project has also enhanced the status of women health workers by overcoming deep-seated gender biases.

12 Oct 2017 description

Despite average rainfall over East Africa, risk of flooding remains high in Sudan and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. and below-normal rainfall in August and early September has produced moderate to large moisture deficits in parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Below-average rain over the past three months has resulted in poor ground conditions in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

12 Oct 2017 description

I. Points saillants

  • Notification continue de quelques cas sporadiques de dengue par les structures sanitaires

  • Augmentation de l’incidence hebdomadaire de cas de dengue à partir de la semaine n°31 de l’année 2017

  • Depuis le premier jour de l’année jusqu’à la date du 08 octobre 2017, un total de 2298 cas suspects dont 09 décès ont été enregistrés pour tout le pays

  • Au 08 octobre 2017, il a été enregistré 10 cas suspects dont 06 cas probable et 00 décès dans la région du Centre

12 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Miriam Gathigah

NAIROBI, Oct 12 2017 (IPS) - A growing number of African countries are increasingly becoming food insecure as delayed and insufficient rainfall, as well as crop damaging pests such as the ongoing outbreak of the fall armyworm, cause the most severe maize crisis in the last decade.

Experts have warned that as weather patterns become even more erratic and important crops such as maize are unable to resist the fall armyworm infestation, there will not be enough food on the table.

12 Oct 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This report is a comprehensive presentation of all data on migration gathered through IOM’s DTM programme for July-August.

11 Oct 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher (p), Similar (u), or Lower (q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

11 Oct 2017 description

Points saillants

  • Notification continue de quelques cas sporadiques de dengue par les structures sanitaires

  • Augmentation de l’incidence hebdomadaire de cas de dengue à partir de la semaine n°31 de l’année 2017

  • Depuis le premier jour de l’année jusqu’à la date du 07 octobre 2017, un total de 1661 cas suspects dont 6 décès ont été enregistrés pour tout le pays

  • Au 07 octobre 2017, il a été enregistré 04 cas suspects dont 01 cas probable et 00 décès dans la région du Centre

11 Oct 2017 description

FEWS NET Production and Trade Flow Maps provide a summary of the geography of marketing systems that are relevant to food security outcomes during an average marketing year or season.

The maps are produced by FEWS NET in collaboration with stakeholders from local government ministries, market information systems, NGOs, and private sector partners, using a mix of qualitative and quantitative data.

11 Oct 2017 description

FEWS NET Production and Trade Flow Maps provide a summary of the geography of marketing systems that are relevant to food security outcomes during an average marketing year or season.

The maps are produced by FEWS NET in collaboration with stakeholders from local government ministries, market information systems, NGOs, and private sector partners, using a mix of qualitative and quantitative data.

11 Oct 2017 description

FEWS NET Production and Trade Flow Maps provide a summary of the geography of marketing systems that are relevant to food security outcomes during an average marketing year or season.

The maps are produced by FEWS NET in collaboration with stakeholders from local government ministries, market information systems, NGOs, and private sector partners, using a mix of qualitative and quantitative data

11 Oct 2017 description

FEWS NET Production and Trade Flow Maps provide a summary of the geography of marketing systems that are relevant to food security outcomes during an average marketing year or season.

The maps are produced by FEWS NET in collaboration with stakeholders from local government ministries, market information systems, NGOs, and private sector partners, using a mix of qualitative and quantitative data.

10 Oct 2017 description

"They threatened to kill us if we didn't leave the village within 10 minutes"

By Ange Aboa

GUIGLO, Ivory Coast, Oct 9 (Reuters) - An ethnic-fuelled land dispute has driven thousands of farmers off illegal plantations in Ivory Coast's main cocoa belt, threatening the start of the harvest in the world's top producer.

Read more on Reuters.

09 Oct 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:

  • Plague in Madagascar
  • Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cholera in Uganda
  • Cholera in north--east Nigeria
  • Hepatitis E in Niger
  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia