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26 Apr 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: two Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.

This week, one new event has been reported: an outbreak of hepatitis E in Niger.

31 Dec 2016 description

The TRC has always seen the importance in providing humanitarian relief for African countries, with its host national societies lacking the capacity to procure the needs of its vulnerable population amid man-made and natural disasters like; droughts and civil war leading to hunger & malnutrition.
As these countries look for ways for sustainable development, the TRC acknowledges that lack of nutrition is the root cause for holding countries back, as persons essentially need energy to function or achieve in terms of education and livelihoods.

28 Feb 2012 description
report Concern Worldwide

Paul O’Brien, Overseas Director, Concern Worldwide

30 Jan 2012 description
report The Guardian

From the Horn of Africa to the Sahel, we must learn to be honest about the nature of a fundamentally flawed global food system

Drought and famine are not extreme events. They are not anomalies. They are merely the sharp end of a global food system that is built on inequality, imbalances and – ultimately – fragility. And they are the regular upshot of a climate that is increasingly hostile and problematic for food production across huge swathes of the developing world.

19 Jul 2006 description


Weekly Introduction

Sahel

The outlook for August - October 2006 Sahel rainfall at one month lead is very similar to last month's update and shows a tilt in the odds favoring

above average rainfall across the Sahel from western Mali and southern Mauritania eastward into Niger. There is also a tilt in the odds to favor

above normal rainfall over eastern Chad.

Gulf of Guinea

There is a slight tilt of the odds toward below normal rainfall over northern Ivory Coast and eastern Benin to central Nigeria .

25 Apr 2006 description

Across the continent almost 30 million people are going hungry - many are dying as a result. All can be tackled with the right kind of action.
Some of Africa's problems are caused by nature, some by man. We need your help to solve them all. Here are some examples of our work across the continent that Focus Africa will support.

23 Mar 2006 description
report IRIN

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

22 Jul 2005 description
report CARE

CARE International is working in Niger and across Africa to address food shortages, help people combat the impact of drought, and improve food production.

Nearly a dozen countries in Africa are facing severe food shortages this year. The UN estimates that more than 30 million people in East, West and Southern Africa will need food aid in coming months.

In Niger, CARE is delivering food and seeds to thousands of starving families, and has been preparing for this crisis since last year.