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18 May 2016 description
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In the Sahel, extreme poverty, fast-growing populations, climate change, recurrent food and nutrition crises, armed conflicts and insecurity are building up to a perfect storm threatening the lives of communities already living on the brink of crisis.

The region is one of the world’s climate change hotspots. Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, more frequent droughts and floods and land degradation threaten the livelihoods of a population in which the majority relies on agriculture for survival.

21 Feb 2014 description

GENÈVE, 21 février (HCR) – Le HCR a signalé vendredi une forte hausse ce mois-ci du nombre de réfugiés ayant fui au Cameroun depuis la République centrafricaine (RCA), avec près de 20 000 personnes arrivées dans l'est. Elles ont fui les violences dans leur pays d'origine.

12 Feb 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Catherine Samba-Panza elected President of the Central African Republic

  • Revised Strategic Response Plan for CAR appeals for US$551.3 million to assist 1.9 million people

  • Donors pledge US$500 million for aid to CAR at high-level meeting in Brussels

  • Some 5,700 Malian refugees return between June and December 2013

  • Over 4,000 people seek refuge in Cameroon after clashes in northeast Nigeria in mid-January

30 Sep 2006 description

Renewed hope, but attention is focused on the last moments of a rainy season which began capriciously

1. Brief Analysis of the Overall Agricultural and Food Situation

An analysis produced by several information sources (Agrhymet, Fews Net, and FAO) indicates improved rainfall in the entire Sahel zone. However, August was marked by floods that affected Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Nigeria. As of 15 September, heavy rainfall had caused serious damage. In Niger, authorities estimate that 30 000 people were affected by the floods.

27 Sep 2006 description

Weekly Introduction

ITCZ Update:

During the period from September 11 - 20, 2006, the African portion of the ITCZ was located near 17.2 degrees north latitude when averaged from 15 degrees west to 35 degrees east longitude and over the ten day period. This compares to the normal position of around 16.8 degrees north, and a position last year near 15.7 north. The ITCZ was nearly stationary during the previous ten days, when averaged over the entire Sahel. See Figure 1 for the current, past, and mean ITCZ with ten day accumulated precipitation.

20 May 2005 description

YAOUNDE, May 20 (Reuters) - Swarms of locusts have descended on Cameroon's arid Far North province, exacerbating fears of food shortages in a region where low rainfall has already hit crop yields, officials said on Friday.

20 Sep 2002 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseaux d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

20 Sep 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

13 Sep 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

13 Sep 2002 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseaux d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

01 Feb 2002 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseau d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

01 Feb 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

03 Oct 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339