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29 Dec 2017 description
report IRIN

Publication d’un nouveau livre numérique : rapport d’IRIN sur le changement climatique et la sécurité alimentaire

Au cours des deux dernières décennies, 200 millions de personnes à travers le monde ont été sauvées de la famine. Mais ce succès est menacé, notamment pour ces agriculteurs, alors que le changement climatique provoque des perturbations météorologiques plus fréquentes et plus sévères comme les sécheresses et les inondations, et se traduit par des précipitations moins prévisibles.

06 Nov 2017 description


This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Dengue fever in Senegal

Dengue fever in Burkina Faso

Plague in Madagascar

Marburg virus disease in Uganda

Yellow fever in Nigeria

Humanitarian Crisis in Central African Republic

29 Oct 2014 description
  • Another week of poorly distributed rains across the Greater Horn has led to strengthening deficits in southern Somalia.

  • In southern Africa, a delayed start of monsoonal rains observed in parts of Angola and South Africa.

1) As the rainfall season ends across Senegal and harvesting begins, impacts from poorly distributed rains during the summer months and a delayed onset to the rainfall season in July which resulted in deteriorated conditions could impact crop yields.

31 Aug 2009 description


- People in Sub-Saharan Africa have the worst health, on average, in the world. The region has 11 percent of the world's population, 24 percent of the global disease burden, and lacks the infrastructure to provide even basic health care to its people.

17 Jun 2009 description

Multiple Blue-Prints for Better Managed Drylands and Improved Livelihoods from UNEP-GEF Project

Nairobi, 17 June 2009 - Improved varieties of the tropical, nutritious 'Sahel Apple' tree allied to the setting up of market gardens and community nature reserves are helping to turn the tide of land-degradation and desertification in some African countries, a new study shows.

In other countries on the Continent communities are testing the re-introduction of extinct grass species, the deployment of rainwater harvesting, rotational grazing and the simple anti-erosion techniques as …

16 Oct 2006 description

On October 16, World Food Day focuses attention on the problem of world hunger and possible solutions.

02 Jul 2003 description

Some relief to northern Senegal and Mali