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17 Oct 2018 description

The World Health Organization is currently reviewing the functions of the country offices in the African Region to fully adapt them to the principles of the Transformation Agenda 2015 - 2020 and the WHO 13th General Program of Work 2019 – 2023. It aims at reinforcing the response to the country needs and priorities, providing better services to achieve Universal Health Coverage, address Public Health Emergencies and promote Healthier Populations.

24 Jul 2018 description

A water irrigation and supply system funded by the African Development Bank has transformed the lives of rural farming communities in Cabo Verde’s Santiago Island, sparing farmers grueling treks of up to 20 kilometres to fetch water for farming and daily use.

Santiago Island, Cabo Verde’s largest and most important agricultural centre, depends on water for its survival, but for years had been beset by endemic water shortages. Traditionally women, who make up a significant percentage of farmers, were hardest hit by the shortfall in supply.

15 Jun 2018 description
report EastAfrican

By ARNALDO VIEIRA

Cape Verde is facing its worst drought since 1977, local media reported.

The state-owned Rádio de Cabo Verde quoted Agriculture minister Gilbeto Silva saying the Poilão, the country's largest dam, had dried up.

The Poilão dam on the Santiago Island, was only two years ago overflowing.

“This is one of the worst droughts in the last 40 years,” Mr Silva said, adding the situation was only comparable to those experienced in 1977 and 1947.

29 Mar 2018 description

Moustapha Diallo, IFRC communications officer in Praia, Cape Verde

At first glance, the inhabitants of Cape Verde’s capital Praia seem serene and undaunted. But as soon as the conversation turns towards dengue fever, they become deeply worried and anxious.

“Whether they admit it or not, everyone is afraid of catching dengue fever. This is understandable since no one knew of the disease before”, says Tatiana Alfama, a Cape Verde Red Cross volunteer and relief department coordinator.

Nearly 15,000 cases

16 Mar 2018 description

AUTHORS

José Lourenço, Dr Maria Monteiro, Tomás Tomás, Júlio Monteiro Rodrigues, Oliver Pybus, Nuno Rodrigues Faria

ABSTRACT

Introduction: The Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak in the island nation of Cabo Verde was of unprecedented magnitude in Africa and the first to be associated with microcephaly in the continent.

18 Jan 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Late and poorly-distributed rain lead to reduced harvest

  • Restricted production outlook to result in worsening food security situation Late and poorly-distributed rain to lead to reduced harvest

16 Jan 2018 description

Résumé narratif des causes, du contexte et des principaux problèmes La campagne agricole 2017-2018 a été très mauvaise par rapport à l’année dernière due à la faible pluviométrie enregistrée, qui a eu comme conséquence une sècheresse généralisée dans l’ensemble du pays. Globalement la production agricole a été pratiquement nulle. La situation des pâturages est considérée très déficitaire dans l’ensemble du pays en comparaison avec l’année 2016/2017.

16 Jan 2018 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

• La campagne agricole 2017-2018 a été très mauvaise par rapport à l’année dernière due à la faible pluviométrie enregistrée, qui a eu comme conséquence une sècheresse généralisée dans l’ensemble du pays.Globalement la production agricole a été pratiquement nulle. La situation des pâturages est considérée très déficitaire dans l’ensemble du pays en comparaison avec l’année 2016/2017.

05 Dec 2017 description

CABO VERDE

DROUGHT LEAVES 28,000 FOOD INSECURE

Around 28,000 people are in “crisis” and “emergency” phases of food insecurity following poor harvest in this year due to irregular and low rainfall. The number is projected to reach 36,000 in 2018 if no adequate measures are taken. Overall food security is currently stable, with cereals available in markets. However, prices have increased. The authorities have developed a 7.7 million-euro programme to save livestock and provide employment to the affected population.

28 Nov 2017 description

CABO VERDE

APPEAL FOR DROUGHT ASSISTANCE

The UN system has appealed for assistance following a drought that has affected the island nation. Some regions have seen complete crop failure and livestock survival is under threat. An assessment is underway to determine the extent of needs. The authorities have developed various assistance projects and are seeking funding.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

AID GROUP WITHDRAWS FROM TOWN AFTER ARMED ROBBERY

11 Sep 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • The capital Praia alone had recorded 170 cases, DW Radio said, adding that at least 14 infections were imported from the malaria endemic countries.

  • Generally, the Cape Verde carries low risk of malaria aside from the islands of Boavista and Sao Tiago, where there may be a risk between August and November.

LUANDA, Sunday

Cape Verde has this year recorded the worst malaria outbreak in over two decades, media reported

21 May 2017 description

By Evelyne Karanja

NAIROBI, 20 May 2017 – The island nation of Cabo Verde and landlocked Swaziland have joined 26 other countries in Africa that are implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year global agreement which seeks to save lives, reduce disaster losses and improve management of disaster risk by enhancing risk knowledge.

09 Apr 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2016 estimated at near-average levels

  • Food security conditions expected to remain stable in 2016/17 marketing year (November/October) reflecting good supplies from two consecutive good harvests

An average cereal harvest gathered in 2016

22 Mar 2017 description

Benjamin Edwards, MCC Program Officer for Cabo Verde

Of the nine inhabited islands that make up the West African archipelago of Cabo Verde, the island of Sal is one of the driest. The country receives less than 9 inches of rain on average each year and has one of the highest prices of water for consumption in Africa.

08 Feb 2017 description

Le Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a lancé à Sao Felipe au Cabo Verde, le projet d’Aide humanitaire d’urgence pour la restauration des moyens d’existence et l’accroissement de la résilience des ménages affectés par l’éruption volcanique de l’île de Fogo.