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31 Dec 2004 description


I. Evénements significatifs
Une conférence des commandants des forces des Nations Unies en Côte d'Ivoire, au Libéria et en Sierra Leone s'est tenue à Dakar le 1er décembre sous la houlette de UNOWA. Lors de cette rencontre la question de la circulation des armes et des combattants due à la porosité des frontières et la poursuite de la mise en oeuvre d'une approche sous régionale developpée pae UNOWA a été préconisée comme solution pour parer à ce problème.

31 Dec 2004 description


I. Significant events
The chefs of the UN forces in Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone met in Dakar, Senegal on 1 December under the auspices of UNOWA. The issues discussed pertained mainly to the problems relating to the circulation of arms and combatants in the region as a consequences of the porous borders in the region, and how to develop a sub regional approach to tackle these problems.

23 Dec 2004 description


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Russian Federation

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Kenya, (7) Somalia, (8) Sudan, (9) Tanzania, (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Liberia, (3) Mauritania, (4) Sahel region

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Lesotho, (3) Malawi, (4) Namibia, (5) Zambia, (6) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh, (2) DPR Korea, (3) Indonesia

23 Dec 2004 description
report IRIN

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

DAKAR, 23 December (IRIN) - West Africa as a whole escaped lightly from this year's invasion of locusts, but governments and aid workers warn that large numbers of people will face drastic food shortages in isolated pockets of the Sahel over coming year as a result of heavy localised damage and poor rainfall.

The worst hit country is Mauritania. Government officials in Nouakchott say one third of the 2.8 million population may go hungry in 2005 following the devastation of the country's …

21 Dec 2004 description

In the wake of recent threats from Desert Locusts FAO and WFP released the results of joint assessment missions to Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal.

Following is an overview of reports on the crop and food prospects in four countries: *

Mali

The locust threat, first reported in June in the northern part of the country, was evident in July and, by August and September most of the regions above the 14th parallel had been affected by infestations of desert locusts.

The largest crop losses due to locust infestation affected the production of non-rainfed millet (37 000 …

21 Dec 2004 description

Highlights:

- Devastating infestations of desert locusts in the main agricultural areas of Mauritania were noted since the start of the rains in June and July, and continued throughout the growing season.

- Millet and legumes (cowpeas and groundnut) suffered serious damage. Sorghum and rice were less severely affected.

- There was insufficient rainfall for good crop and pasture development in many areas which, combined with the damage caused by the desert locusts, aggravated crop losses.

20 Dec 2004 description


INTRODUCTION

This is the third and last issue for 2004 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.

17 Dec 2004 description

General situation as of 17 December 2004

The Desert Locust situation remains extremely serious in Northwest Africa and to a lesser extent in West Africa. More swarms arrived in northern Morocco and Algeria from the Sahel. Several immature swarms from late summer breeding in West Africa also arrived in southeast Mauritania, northeast Senegal and western Mali. A few swarms moved through eastern Senegal to Gambia and southern Senegal. Control operations are in progress in all affected countries and nearly half a million hectares have been treated so far in December.

16 Dec 2004 description
report World Bank

News Release No:2005/246/AFR

WASHINGTON, December 16, 2004 - The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit* of US$60 million in support of emergency programs to reduce vulnerability to future infestations of desert locusts in seven countries of the Sahel Region of West Africa.

Countries benefiting from the credit are Burkina Faso (US$8.4 million), Chad (US9.1 million), Mali (US$10.1 million), Mauritania (US$10.1 million), Niger (US$9.9 million), Senegal (US$10.0 million), and The Gambia (US$1.9 …

15 Dec 2004 description

L'invasion des criquets pélerins qui a ravagé depuis cinq mois la Mauritanie a des conséquences dramatiques pour la population locale. L'Etat mauritanien, pays le plus touché, vient de décréter l'état de famine.

Le Secours populaire travaille sur place avec l'association El Karamat (qui signifie « la dignité ») depuis quelques années, particulièrement pour soutenir des petits programmes de développement agricole.

13 Dec 2004 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

In Brief

Appeal No. 01.39/2004; Programme Update no.

12 Dec 2004 description


6 – 12 December 2004

1. Overview of the situation

Several immature swarms have arrived in the Central River, North Bank and Upper River divisions in Gambia in the past few days, and control operations have been launched. These swarms are left over from late summer breeding in the Sahel and are coming from eastern Senegal and western Mali. They are likely to be limited in number and the risk of additional incoming swarms should decline.

Groups of immature adults are present in northern Mali and in Tamesna in northwest Niger.

10 Dec 2004 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

10 Dec 2004 description


(A) Highlights
(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iraq

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Eritrea, (4) Ethiopia, (5) Rwanda, (6) Sudan, (7) Tanzania, (8) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad, (2) Cote d'Ivoire, (3) Liberia, (4) Mauritania

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Malawi, (5) Mozambique, (6) Namibia, (7) Zambia, (8) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh, (2) DPR Korea, (3) India

06 Dec 2004 description
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General Situation during November 2004
Forecast until mid-January 2005

05 Dec 2004 description

20 November - 5 December 2004

1. Overview of the situation

Intensive aerial and ground control operations are underway against immature swarms in Morocco and Algeria that continue to arrive from West Africa and move into the valleys and plateaux of the Atlas Mountains including the Souss Valley in Morocco, an important agricultural area. The majority of the swarms will stay immature until spring, providing a good opportunity to reduce locust numbers significantly before they lay eggs in about March.

03 Dec 2004 description

Financement

- La Mauritanie est concernée par 28 projets FAO, nationaux et régionaux, de lutte antiacridienne.