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- OCHA: Mali: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 14 October 2019). 15 Oct 2019
- NRC: On-the-record update: Crisis in central and northern Mali. 10 Jul 2019
- OCHA: Mali: Tableau de bord humanitaire au 14 Octobre 2019. 15 Oct 2019
- Groupe URD: Appui stratégique du Groupe URD au Programme KEY : Évaluation itérative avec mini-séminaire – EIMS 2 - Mopti, Gao, Kidal, Tombouctou, Taoudenit - Final, 28 mai au 30 juillet 2019. 15 Oct 2019
- OCHA: Mali : Financement CERF UFE et RR 2018 (Au 31 décembre 2018). 15 Oct 2019
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. government agency for implementation of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), a $1.2 billion, five-year commitment created to dramatically reduce the burden of malaria in Africa. This initiative will be focused, results-based, and will exhibit a high level of financial and programmatic accountability.
Final Update of the African Intertropical Convergence Zone:
Tropical Cyclone Climatology:
As we enter the tropical cyclone season for the South Indian Ocean, it is appropriate that we present the historical climatology for the number of cyclones in the area. The average number of cyclones per month is presented in the accompanying figure and we see that November represents the general start of the season with the peak in January-February. According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, the minimum number of tropical cyclones over the historical period of 1981- 2003 is 21 and the maximum number is 38.
AFRICA: In eastern Africa, despite improved outlook for current season crops in several countries, more than 18 million people are in need of food assistance. In western Africa, notwithstanding improved harvest prospects generally in the Sahel, the food security situation is still of concern notably in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. In Southern Africa, food insecurity is worsening for an estimated 12 million people due to reduced harvests in 2005, escalating food prices and rising energy costs.
Seasonal Outlook at Four Months Lead: February 2006 through April 2006
Gulf of Guinea:
There is a tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall over eastern Liberia, the eastern half of Cote d’Ivoire, northern Ghana, Togo and the western half of Benin. There is a tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall locally over southeastern Nigeria.
Farming by sowing seeds into covered, little disturbed soil can reverse land degradation and reduce labour and fuel needs, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said as the Third World Congress on Conservation Agriculture opened today in Kenya.
"With conservation agriculture, farmers can produce more food on a sustainable basis, they spend less time and labour on land preparation, fuel consumption for machinery is lower and there is a reduced need for chemicals," an FAO Director, Shivaji Pandey, said.
This is the second issue for 2005 of this report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation and cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in humanitarian operations.
Rome, 28 September 2005 - Most regions in sub-Saharan Africa continue to need some food assistance, but the situation is worst in southern Africa, where about 12 million people need immediate emergency food following a poor cereal harvest earlier this year, according to a report issued today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The President's Initiative
On June 30, 2005, President Bush challenged the world to reduce the burden of malaria dramatically as a major killer of children in sub-Saharan Africa, and pledged to increase funding of malaria prevention and treatment by more than $1.2 billion over five years.
Disease kills more than a million people each year and blunts economic growth
This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Education, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation
"A 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture, and the Environment" is an initiative of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to develop a shared vision and consensus for action on how to meet future world food needs while reducing poverty and protecting the environment.
Update of Locust Activity: August 11 - 17, 2005
July Monthly Weather Summary from the CPC African Desk:
This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation
- Timeline: the food situation in Niger
and the European Commission's response
SUMMER 2004: Locust infestation resulting in widespread crop and pasture losses. Poor rainy season with rainfall ending earlier than usual.