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16 Oct 2013 description

1) Since June, insufficient and poorly-distributed rainfall has led to large rainfall deficits across the Gulf of Guinea countries and has reduced maize yields in Ghana, southern Togo and in southwestern Nigeria. Although seasonal rainfall has increased during the second peak of the bi-modal rainfall season, below average thirty and sixty day rainfall totals have continued. Average rainfall is forecast during the next week.

16 Nov 2012 description

Cotonou, 15 November 2012. --The WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Luis SAMBO has commended the commitment of governments, development partners and other health stakeholders in the ongoing efforts to prevent and control meningitis in the Meningitis belt of the African Region.

08 Oct 2012 description
report UN Radio

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L'Alliance GAVI, l'Alliance globale pour les vaccins et l'immunisation, a annoncé récemment le lancement d'une campagne de vaccination contre la « méningite A » en Afrique subsaharienne.

23 May 2012 description

24 May 2012 - From 1 January to 17 April 2012 (epidemiologic week 17), outbreaks of meningococcal disease have been reported in 42 districts in 10 of the 14 countries of the African Meningitis Belt 1. These outbreaks have been detected as part of the enhanced surveillance.

05 Aug 2011 description

Evènements clés

  • Plus de 2 millions de personnes vulnérables à l’insécurité alimentaire au Niger
  • La hausse des prix des denrées de base continue au Tchad
  • Les inondations font plus 10.700 déplacés au Ghana
  • Les appels humanitaires pour la région restent largement sous-financés
  • FOCUS: Visite de la Coordinatrice des secours d’urgence, Mme Valerie Amos, au Nigeria
24 May 2011 description

Barbara Barungi, Kazuhiro Numasawa, Adeleke Salami and Adalbert Nshimyumuremyi

01 Mar 2011 description

Global wheat production to increase in 2011

Cereal import bill in poor food-deficit countries rising due to higher international prices

23 March 2011, Rome - FAO's first forecast for world wheat production in 2011 stands at 676 million tonnes, representing a growth of 3.4 percent from 2010, the March 2011 edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report said today.

19 Jan 2011 description

In 2010, Belgium made a record contribution to the UN World Food Programme. The Belgian contribution had never been so high, at a total of €28.6 million for 2010.

The highest contribution ever

The World Food Programme operates in 80 countries, providing food and humanitarian aid during disasters or long-running conflicts. Two years ago, Belgium contributed €18 million to the World Food Programme, and in 2009 that contribution rose sharply to €27.5 million. But last year it was higher still.

05 Nov 2010 description

- 445 Outbreaks following importations of wild poliovirus into countries of the WHO African, European and South-East Asian Regions: January 2009 – September 2010

- 445 Flambées consécutives à l’importation du poliovirus sauvage dans les Région africaine, européenne et d’Asie du Sud-Est de l’OMS – jan

05 Nov 2010 description

Evènements clés

- Le Coordinateur humanitaire des Nations Unies, Mme Amos, effectue sa première visite en Afrique

- 1,9 million de personnes affectées par les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre

- Des centaines d'enfants intoxiqués au plomb au Nigeria

- Plus de 52 000 cas de cholera en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre depuis mai 2010

- FCFA 22,3 milliards requis pour les inondations au Bénin

- Plus FCFA 36 milliards alloués par le Fonds d'urgence de l'ONU depuis janvier 2010

04 Nov 2010 description
report Logistics Cluster

Each week the Global Logistics Cluster Support Cell (GLCSC) provides an operational update of the activities of Logistics Clusters/Sectors in the field, together with the details of the latest publications on the Logistics Cluster website. The GLCSC is housed in the Logistics Division of the UN World Food Programme, the Global Logistics Cluster Lead.

26 Oct 2010 description
report UN News Service

Over 1.8 million people have been affected by floods in Central and West Africa, which have also killed nearly 400 people, the United Nations humanitarian arm reported today, adding that Benin remains the country hardest hit by the disaster.

Elisabeth Byrs, a spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told reporters in Geneva that greater financial resources are needed to respond to the situation in West Africa, where over 1.6 million people have been affected and 307 have lost their lives.

Benin remained the country hardest hit by the floods, …

26 Oct 2010 description

A major food crisis was averted in Niger, thanks to good donor support, massive humanitarian intervention, good collaboration between the Government and humanitarian partners, and better than expected rains in the country, the top United Nations humanitarian affairs official said today.

Briefing correspondents at Headquarters today on her 14 to 16 October trip to that country, Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said the situation there remained fragile, with high rates of chronic malnutrition and many vulnerable communities …

20 Oct 2010 description
report Caritas

Les inondations liées à la saison des pluies ont provoqué d'importants dégâts depuis juin dernier. On dénombre au moins 377 morts et près d'1,5 million de personnes affectées.

05 Sep 2010 description

Evènements clés

- 7,7 milliards FCFA du CERF pour l'assistance alimentaire au Niger

- Plus de 600 000 personnes affectées par les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre

- Plus de 1 milliard FCFA du CERF pour les inondations au Burkina Faso

- Plus de 15 000 cas de choléra en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre

- Faible taux de financement pour la RCA

- 406 millions FCFA de la FICR pour les inondations au Burkina Faso, Niger, Cameroun et Sénégal

Ce bulletin d'information humanitaire, produit par le bureau régional OCHA pour l'Afrique de lOuest et …