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23 Jan 2012 description
report British Red Cross

The Red Cross is carrying out assessments in the Sahel region of west Africa where millions of people are at risk of a food crisis this year.

Low and erratic rainfall and insect infestations have led to poor harvests and lack of pasture in parts of Niger, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Burkina Faso. Communities are also dealing with high food prices and reduced cash flow from migrant workers sending money back to their families from Libya and the Ivory Coast.

Unless urgent measures are taken now, the Sahel region could experience a major food crisis.

02 Apr 2010 description


The Desert Locust (DL1) situation remained fairly calm in winter and spring breeding areas in March largely due to dry and unfavorable conditions and locust units' vigilance. Only some hopper groups and bands required control in Saudi Arabia. Scattered solitary adults were reported in northern Mauritania, northeastern Morocco and adjacent areas in Algeria as well as the Red Sea coast in Sudan. A similar situation may exist in northern Niger and Mali but could not be confirmed due to ongoing security situation.

05 Mar 2010 description


The desert locust (DL1) situation remained calm in February in winter breeding areas due to unfavorable ecological conditions. Only a few scattered solitary adults and/or hoppers were reported in northern Mauritania, southwest Libya and along the Red Sea coasts in Sudan and Saudi Arabia.

24 Sep 2007 description
report Caritas

Cáritas. 24 de septiembre de 2007.- Las Cáritas nacionales de varios países del Africa subsahariana han lanzado en los últimos días diversos llamamientos especiales de ayuda humanitaria para apoyar las operaciones de emergencia que han puesto en marcha para atender a los damnificados de las inundaciones que han asolado buena parte de la región, desde la costa del Atlántico hasta el Indico. Se calcula que más de un millón y medio de personas han perdido sus hogares en Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana, Etiopía, Uganda, R.D.

20 Sep 2007 description
report Caritas

Vatican City, 20 September 2007 - Huge swathes of Africaare under water with severe flooding driving over 1.5 million people from their homes. Countries affected range from Mauritaniaon the Atlantic seaboard right through to Kenyaon the Indian Ocean, and include Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda.

Caritas is launching emergency appeals to respond to the needs of people in Ugandaand Ghana.

In Uganda, flooding has affected 300,000 people and with no let up in the heavy rains, that figure is expected to rise.