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20 Mar 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

In February 2014, there was an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Guinea, which spread to Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone causing untold hardship and thousands of deaths in these countries. As of 27 February 2015, a total of 23,694 cases, and 9,589 deaths, which were attributed to the EVD, had been recorded across the most affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

29 Aug 2012 description

Le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) et la Communauté Economique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO) ont conjointement lancé une nouvelle initiative visant à accroître la production alimentaire, à créer des emplois et des revenus pour les agriculteurs, notamment les petits exploitants et les PME, par le développement des chaînes de valeur agricoles en Afrique de l'Ouest.

16 Apr 2012 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2012 – Eighteen African countries lose around US$5.5 billion every year due to poor sanitation, with annual economic losses between 1 percent and 2.5 percent of GDP, says a new report by the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP).

“The 18 African countries represented in this study account for 554 million people—that’s more than half of Africa’s population,” said WSP Manager Jaehyang So. “This is powerful evidence for Ministers that their countries will not be able to grow sustainably without addressing these costs.”

23 Mar 2012 description

A total of 6 634 cases and 646 deaths (CFR: 9.7%) were reported from 14 countries as at 11 March, 2012


Between January and 11 march 2012, a total of 6 634 meningitis cases and 646 deaths have been reported from 14 countries resulting in a CFR of 9.7% (Figure 1). Twenty districts from 9 countries experienced menin-gitis outbreaks during the period under review as indicated in the map.

22 Mar 2012 description

Brazzaville/Dakar, 21 March 2012 -- Health Ministries, UN agencies and communities are uniting with tens of thousands of volunteer immunizers over four days to go door-to-door and hut to hut for a vaccination campaign against polio in 20 African countries starting on 23 March.

22 Mar 2012 description

La campagne contre la polio en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre entre dans sa phase décisive

Brazzaville/Dakar, 21 mars 2012 - Les ministères de la santé, les agences onusiennes et les communautés s'unissent avec des dizaines de milliers de vaccinateurs bénévoles pendant quatre jours pour mener, de porte-à-porte et de case en case, une campagne de vaccination contre la polio dans 20 pays africains à partir du 23 mars.

24 May 2011 description

Barbara Barungi, Kazuhiro Numasawa, Adeleke Salami and Adalbert Nshimyumuremyi

01 Mar 2011 description

Global wheat production to increase in 2011

Cereal import bill in poor food-deficit countries rising due to higher international prices

23 March 2011, Rome - FAO's first forecast for world wheat production in 2011 stands at 676 million tonnes, representing a growth of 3.4 percent from 2010, the March 2011 edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report said today.

19 Jan 2011 description

In 2010, Belgium made a record contribution to the UN World Food Programme. The Belgian contribution had never been so high, at a total of €28.6 million for 2010.

The highest contribution ever

The World Food Programme operates in 80 countries, providing food and humanitarian aid during disasters or long-running conflicts. Two years ago, Belgium contributed €18 million to the World Food Programme, and in 2009 that contribution rose sharply to €27.5 million. But last year it was higher still.

04 Nov 2010 description
report Logistics Cluster

Each week the Global Logistics Cluster Support Cell (GLCSC) provides an operational update of the activities of Logistics Clusters/Sectors in the field, together with the details of the latest publications on the Logistics Cluster website. The GLCSC is housed in the Logistics Division of the UN World Food Programme, the Global Logistics Cluster Lead.

07 Oct 2010 description
report World Bank

- Malaria still kills about 850,000 people in Africa each year  

- Anti-malaria efforts play a role in economic growth and poverty reduction

- The World Bank, through IDA, is directly supporting countries and catalyzing investment

WASHINGTON, October 7, 2010-Sub-Saharan Africa has made much progress against malaria in recent years, but this preventable and treatable disease still kills about 850,000 people in the region each year. Victory against malaria requires sustained funding, expanded prevention, stronger national and regional health systems, and continued research.

05 Sep 2010 description

Evènements clés

- 7,7 milliards FCFA du CERF pour l'assistance alimentaire au Niger

- Plus de 600 000 personnes affectées par les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre

- Plus de 1 milliard FCFA du CERF pour les inondations au Burkina Faso

- Plus de 15 000 cas de choléra en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre

- Faible taux de financement pour la RCA

- 406 millions FCFA de la FICR pour les inondations au Burkina Faso, Niger, Cameroun et Sénégal

Ce bulletin d'information humanitaire, produit par le bureau régional OCHA pour l'Afrique de lOuest et …

31 Aug 2010 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to 30/06/2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: The programmes will contribute to the achievement of the strategic aims of the Strategy 2020, whilst guided by the Johannesburg Commitments the local priorities. As outlined in the 2010-2011 plans, the Disaster Management (DM) programme seeks to provide all possible and relevant support to the 24 National Societies (NS) of the West and Central Africa Sub-Zone.

31 May 2010 description
report ACMAD

FAITS SAILLANTS : La malnutrition et plusieurs autres maladies épidémiques continuent toujours de sévir sur le continent africain. Parmi ces maladies, on dénombre la méningite, les maladies diarrhéiques aiguës, le cholera et la fièvre de la Vallée du Rift. A ceux, s'ajoute des pluies diluviennes et des inondations, qui constituent encore des préoccupations majeures dans certains pays.


30 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 17/January/2009 to 31/December/2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The 2009-2010 West and Central Africa Zone's (WCAZ) Plan aims at providing support to National Societies to properly address the needs of vulnerable people. The 2009 plan of action focuses on the implementation of the safety and resilient community framework. Integrated approach targeting community at risk has been developed with NS and PNS that covers DRR, Health and OD issues at branch level with strong community participation. Some of the projects will continue in 2010.

22 Apr 2010 description
report UN Children's Fund

Insufficient immunization put children at risk

Brazzaville/Dakar, 22 April 2010 - Sixteen countries of West and Central Africa are in the throes of a measles outbreak, with 22,364 cases and 185 deaths, in the year to 28 March.

A shortfall in funding for follow-up measles campaigns of around $59 million worldwide and $16* million for Africa only puts children at risk if efforts are not sustained through an appropriate response from donors and governments.

14 Apr 2010 description

En Afrique subsaharienne, les progrès en faveur de l'égalité des sexes et de l'autonomisation des femmes ont été modestes, mais plusieurs pays ont initié des politiques qui répondent aux besoins des femmes.

Le fait que le débat sur le genre ait pris une dimension nationale compte parmi les réussites les plus remarquables. Ainsi, des pays comme le Sénégal, le Bénin, le Burkina Faso ou le Liberia ont intégré les questions de genre dans leurs plans de développement national et leurs stratégies de réduction de la pauvreté.

Les progrès en termes de représentation politique des …