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21 Sep 2017 description

El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos

21 Sep 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne la hausse des récoltes dans les pays aux plus faibles revenus et plus importants déficits vivriers

21 Sep 2017 description

Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output

FAO report notes rebounding harvests in most low-income food-deficit countries

21 September 2017, Rome-- Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

19 Sep 2017 description

Nigeria

As of 18 September, the number of suspected cholera cases has surpassed 2,000, with 44 deaths reported. The case fatality rate is more than double the emergency threshold of 1%.

The majority of cases are in three main areas in Borno state: 1,177 in the Muna corridor, 570 in Dikwa, and over 338 in Monguno. The areas affected have high levels of IDPs and their already limited health capacity will be further strained.

19 Sep 2017 description

"I used to have two houses, both of which collapsed with the rain"

By Morgane Le Cam

NIAMEY, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ankle-deep in mud, Mahamane Soumana hesitatingly throws a net in his home's flooded yard in Banga Bana district, in Niger's capital.

"I'm a rice farmer, not a fisherman," he sighs, tugging at the net. "But my field has been completely flooded for the past two months. So I fish in my courtyard."

18 Sep 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 48 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

• Plague in Madagascar

• Undiagnosed acute jaundice syndrome in Ethiopia

• Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria

• Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

• Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

• Hepatitis E in Chad

• Malaria in Burundi

18 Sep 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • A cholera epidemics breaks in north-east Nigeria on 16 August 2017 with, as of 13 September, 45 dead amongst 1,925 cases recorded in Borno State.

  • The hepatitis E epidemic declared in April in Niger is marking a decreasing trend, after recording 1,672 cases in the Diffa region.

  • Cameroon’s Far North is witnessing an increase in incidents and attacks as well as a geographical shift in violent incidents from Logone-and-Chari to Mayo Sava department.

18 Sep 2017 description

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Torrential rains at the end of August 2017 have caused serious flooding in Niger. The authorities reported that hundreds of houses have been destroyed; key roads cut in several parts of the country and an evacuation of thousands of people in the capital, Niamey, has been ordered.

15 Sep 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazard

Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

  1. Recent heavy rains have caused the Benue River in Nigeria to overflow its banks. Reports indicate that 100,000 people may have been displaced by flooding. Continued rainfall will keep rivers high.

14 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN imposes sanctions following recent attack on UN peacekeepers

  • Food security conditions deteriorate during Mali’s lean season

  • USG provides nearly $47.6 million to date in FY 2017 funding for relief assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Sep 2017 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

Poverty, demographic pressure and recurrent shocks (droughts, floods, epidemics, and high food prices) are among the key causes of vulnerability amongst households and communities;

Insecurity in neighboring countries, notably Mali and Nigeria has led to displacement to Niger. In addition, the country is experiencing internal displacement of people due to armed attacks by insurgents that have been occurring in Diffa since Feb 2015

13 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Torrential rains at the end of August 2017 have caused serious flooding in Niger. The authorities reported that hundreds of houses have been destroyed; key roads cut in several parts of the country and an evacuation of thousands of people in the capital, Niamey, has been ordered.

12 Sep 2017 description

NO AFFECTED AREAS OR DAMAGE DETECTED

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Torrential rains at the end of August 2017 have caused serious flooding in Niger. The authorities reported that hundreds of houses have been destroyed; key roads cut in several parts of the country and an evacuation of thousands of people in the capital, Niamey, has been ordered.

12 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Torrential rains at the end of August 2017 have caused serious flooding in Niger. The authorities reported that hundreds of houses have been destroyed; key roads cut in several parts of the country and an evacuation of thousands of people in the capital, Niamey, has been ordered.

12 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Torrential rains at the end of August 2017 have caused serious flooding in Niger. The authorities reported that hundreds of houses have been destroyed; key roads cut in several parts of the country and an evacuation of thousands of people in the capital, Niamey, has been ordered.

12 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Torrential rains at the end of August 2017 have caused serious flooding in Niger. The authorities reported that hundreds of houses have been destroyed; key roads cut in several parts of the country and an evacuation of thousands of people in the capital, Niamey, has been ordered.

The present map shows basic topographic features derived from public datasets, refined by means of visual interpretation of pre-event imagery.

12 Sep 2017 description

Map Information

Torrential rains at the end of August 2017 have caused serious flooding in Niger. The authorities reported that hundreds of houses have been destroyed; key roads cut in several parts of the country and an evacuation of thousands of people in the capital, Niamey, has been ordered.

The present map shows basic topographic features derived from public datasets, refined by means of visual interpretation of pre-event imagery.