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16 Jul 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

15 Jul 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

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12 Jul 2005 description
report Oxfam

Las sequías, que afectaban a Mauritania cada diez años, llegan ahora con una frecuencia mucho mayor, cada dos o tres años

Las langostas arrasaron en noviembre con todos los cultivos. La falta de lluvias impidieron que crecieran bien las nuevas cosechas.

08 Jul 2005 description
report Oxfam

At the end of June, Oxfam GB and its local partners organised seed fairs in pastoralist areas and along the Niger river in the Gao region. Families were able to choose seeds and were given vouchers by Oxfam to pay for them. Over 3,400 families have benefited and are able to restart subsistence farming activities.

Seed fair at Intillit

In Intillit, in the heart of the nomadic region of Mali, the population, mainly Touareg, gathered at the village centre for an unprecedented event: a seed trade fair.

The atmosphere was festive.

06 Jul 2005 description
report CARE

More than 30 million people in need of food aid

While members of the G8 gather today in Scotland to discuss whether or not to help Africa, 3.6 million people in Niger are walking the slow road to starvation. The worst locust infestation in 15 years decimated crops through west and central Africa, and a worsening drought has withered any remaining harvest.

This is the Africa being discussed at this week's conference, where drought and food shortages are problems that many Africans face every day.

06 Jul 2005 description

GLENEAGLES - As the leaders of the most powerful nations in the world gather in Gleneagles for the G8 Summit, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is today urging them to remember a simple fact: hunger and malnutrition are still the world's biggest killers, taking the lives of more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

At a time when modest steps have been taken on the long and tortuous road towards poverty alleviation, it is a bitter disappointment that the underclass of hungry people around the world continues to grow.

05 Jul 2005 description

Small hopper bands have formed from recent hatching in Western and Northern Darfur, Sudan. More hatching and band formation are expected in other summer breeding areas in the country. Surveys are underway to monitor the evolving situation. One swarm that moved east across Sudan apparently reached northern Ethiopia where it dispersed in Amhara and Tigray provinces. Small-scale breeding continues in central Niger and scattered mature solitarious adults have recently appeared in summer breeding areas in southeast Mauritania, northern Mali and Tamesna, Niger.

05 Jul 2005 description
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General Situation during June 2005
Forecast until mid-August 2005

04 Jul 2005 description
report Islamic Relief

Ten-year old Hamid is picking leaves and berries from a bush growing wild in the desert in northern Mali. There is nothing else to eat, after locust swarms and drought devastated crops across northern Mali and Niger last year.

01 Jul 2005 description

Rome, Banishing hunger must be a large part of making poverty history. One African in three is malnourished. Hunger in Africa, like elsewhere, is both a cause and an effect of poverty. There is saying in Africa: "When you take hunger out of poverty, poverty is halved."

WFP aims to feed 26 million victims of food crises on the continent this year because of drought, conflict, HIV/AIDS, locust infestations and economic problems. So far it has barely half the contributions it needs ($1 billion) to keep these people alive and build better lives.

30 Jun 2005 description


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.

30 Jun 2005 description

Poursuite de l'installation de l'hivernage dans les régions septentrionales du Sahel, avec comme conséquences la fin de l'étiage et le début de montée des eaux sur les cours d'eau pérennes, la précocité des semis dans plusieurs localités du pays du CILSS, une situation du criquet pèlerin relativement calme

En première décade, l'installation de l'hivernage s'est poursuivie dans les régions septentrionales sahéliennes, avec des précipitations spatialement irrégulières, occasionnant des poches de sécheresse par endroits, de la Mauritanie au Tchad.

30 Jun 2005 description


Le Mali est un vaste pays, enclavé, de 1.241.138 km² avec une population de près de 11 millions d'habitants dont 7,5 millions de ruraux.

30 Jun 2005 description

AFRICA: In eastern Africa, heavy rains and floods have caused loss of life and destroyed crops and infrastructure in several countries. However, prospects for current crops have improved. In southern Africa, cereal import requirements in 2005/06 (excluding South Africa) are estimated about 30 percent higher than last year due to substantially reduced harvests in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. South Africa, on the other hand, is estimated to have more than enough exportable surplus of maize to meet the import needs of the subregion.

30 Jun 2005 description

La situation alimentaire est en amélioration dans la région grâce aux distributions gratuites de céréales dans les 43 communes identifiées à risque de difficulté alimentaire, aux ventes d'intervention de l'OPAM dans les cercles de Douentza, Youvarou et Ténenkou et aux actions des Associations et ONG à travers la région.

Les hauteurs mensuelles de pluies enregistrées sont excédentaires à largement excédentaires à Bandiagara, Bankass, Douentza, Youvarou et déficitaires à largement déficitaires au niveau des autres stations de chefs lieux de cercle.