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05 May 2017 description

United States - On 3 May 2017 the UN Migration Agency (IOM) signed an agreement with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) to launch a new two-year project in Ghana and Ethiopia. The project is aimed at strengthening migration governance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

12 Mar 2015 description

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is implementing the Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership (SSTP), with support from Feed the Future through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in order to help smallholder farmers in developing countries gain access to seeds and fertilizers that can raise agricultural productivity.

27 May 2010 description
  • World still in jeopardy of another food crisis

    * U.S. moving ahead with implementation of L'Aquila plan

    * U.S. seeking cooperation with EU and other donors

    By Bate Felix

    BRUSSELS, May 27 (Reuters) - A top U.S. official said on Thursday global food prices could soar again if countries don't cooperate to increase food production especially in developing countries.

    Ertharin Cousin, U.S.

10 Oct 2007 description
report CARE

CARE International staff throughout Africa are on high alert as torrential rains and flooding affect large parts of the continent.

United Nation's agencies estimate that more than a million people have been affected by flooding as torrential rain batters over 20 countries stretching from East to West Africa. Countries such as Ghana and Uganda are experiencing unusually high rainfall.

03 Oct 2007 description
report Voice of America

By Howard Lesser

Some of the most widespread flooding in years has swept across Sub-Saharan Africa, from Ghana, Niger, Mali, and Togo in the west to Ethiopia, Uganda, and Sudan in the east. In the last 24 hours, the International Red Cross (IFRC) has added Burkina Faso to its emergency rolls after 33 deaths were reported and more than 75-hundred homes destroyed in torrential rains. In addition, the UN World Food Program (WFP) is appealing for three-point eight million dollars to feed 470-thousand victims in Mauritania, where saturated supplies are putting thousands at risk.

24 Sep 2007 description
report World Vision

Teams in Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia, and Kenya concerned about disease risks to children

Nairobi, Kenya, September 24, 2007-World Vision is providing relief supplies to countries in Western and Eastern Africa hit hard by the recent torrential rains and flooding.

24 Sep 2007 description
  • Les inondations qui ont touché de nombreuses zones d'Afrique sont les plus graves depuis des décennies. Elles forment un arc qui s'étend de la Mauritanie à l'ouest, au Kenya à l'est. Selon les estimations du Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM), les inondations auraient affecté 1,5 million de personnes.

    Le PAM doit puiser dans les réserves d'urgence

    - Les équipes du PAM ont été déployées dans la région pour distribuer des vivres aux victimes des inondations dans plusieurs pays.

21 Apr 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:
Update of Seasonal Outlooks at One-Month Lead: May-July 2005 Forecasts

Gulf of Guinea Region

The outlook for May-Jul 2005 Gulf of Guinea rainfall at one month lead shows a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall locally over southern Ghana and southwestern Nigeria. There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall locally over southeastern Cote d'Ivoire.

Sahel