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28 Aug 2012 description

Food security remains an important development issue for Africa, with many countries facing high food costs and periodic food shortages due to climate change, humanitarian crises, conflict, displaced populations, poor agricultural practices and a high dependency on imported food stuffs. For this reason, food security remains a top priority on the continent’s development agenda, as outlined in the quarterly Africa Food Security Brief published recently by the Chief Economist Complex of the African Development Bank.

07 Jun 2012 description

7 June 2012 : Since 1 January 2012, an outbreak of meningitis has been reported in 42 districts in 10 African countries, and contributed to some 11,000 cases, as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO). Countries affected include Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Sudan. Burkina Faso is the most adversely affected by the outbreak, with some 5,300 suspected cases, and 553 deaths attributed to the disease.

09 Mar 2011 description

Food security definitively is a challenge in the North Africa & Middle East region. The first victims are children and families living in poverty - with long-lasting effects on their health and development. It is also blamed for the unrest unsettling many countries in the region. At present, SOS Children's Villages is facing food prices in 'danger territory'.

Worldwide, there is growing concern over another possible full-blown food crisis only three years after the last one.

14 Dec 2010 description
report Plan International


Statement from the Chair

Plan entered the 2010 financial year with cautious optimism, having weathered the worst of the financial crisis. I am very happy to report that the measures we have since put in place, and the continuing efforts and commitment of our fundraising teams, programme advisors and highly dedicated staff, have all contributed to a 14 per cent rise in income to over €534 million.

03 Dec 2010 description

- 489 Outbreak news – Cholera, Haiti – update
- 490 Monitoring progress towards measles elimination
- 495 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–September 2010

- 489 Le point sur les épidémies – Choléra, Haïti – mise à jour
- 490 Suivi des progrès accomplis en vue d’éliminer la rougeole
- 495 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-septembre 2010

01 Nov 2010 description

Executive summary

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)'s Africa Zone (Zone) covers 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa1 and is divided into six functional/geographical regions namely West Coast (Abuja), Sahel (Dakar), Central Africa (Yaoundé), Indian Ocean Islands (Mauritius), East Africa (Nairobi), and Southern Africa (Johannesburg).

26 Oct 2010 description


From January to the end of September 2010, CERF has allocated over $372 million, more than the historical annual average of $355 million. During the third quarter of 2010, CERF allocated $90 million. Given funding levels of previous years, CERF disbursements for 2010 will likely pass the $400 million mark by the end of the year.

The second round of underfunded allocations for 2010 has been completed.

12 Aug 2010 description
report Plan International

Plan teams are on the ground providing vital aid and support to thousands of children and their families struggling to cope with floods across several African countries - including Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau and Sudan.

Burkina Faso has been hardest hit with more than 87,000 people affected and 15 dead.

03 Aug 2010 description


Brussels, 3 August 2010

In response to the worsening food crisis affecting the Sahel and Sudan, Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva announced today that the Commission has proposed an additional €40 million in humanitarian funding to be drawn from the EU budget's Emergency Aid Reserve. €30 million of this would be additional funding for the Sahel and €10 million for Sudan.

03 Aug 2010 description


Bruxelles, le 3 août 2010

La Commission européenne demande une aide humanitaire supplémentaire pour répondre à l'aggravation de la crise alimentaire au Sahel et au Soudan

En réponse à l'aggravation de la crise humanitaire qui touche le Sahel et le Soudan, la commissaire chargée de la coopération internationale, de l'aide humanitaire et de la réaction aux crises, Mme Kristalina Georgieva, a annoncé aujourd'hui que la Commission avait proposé une aide humanitaire supplémentaire d'un montant de 40 millions d'euros issus de la réserve pour les aides …

13 Jul 2010 description

Addis Ababa, 13 July 2010 (ECA) - UN-SPIDER, ECA and SWF on Friday concluded the regional workshop entitled: Building upon Regional Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management and Emergency Response for Africa.

05 Jun 2010 description

Ce bulletin d'information humanitaire, produit par le bureau régional OCHA pour l'Afrique de lOuest et du Centre, couvre la période du 05 avril au 05 juin 2010.

Evènements clés

- Tournée africaine de M.

07 May 2010 description

Poliomyelitis in TajikistanCupdate

As of 29 April 2010, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tajikistan had reported 171 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), including 12 deaths, since January 2010. Of these cases, 32 have been confirmed as wild poliovirus type 1; results are pending for the remaining cases.

01 May 2010 description
report ACTED

Explanations of Benoît Piot, Regional Director Central and West Africa

Active today in 9 countries in Africa, ACTED is at a crucial point of its regional development. 2010, and on the longer term 2011, will be the years of the consolidation of ACTED's on-going operations but also of the opening of new countries. The multiplication of multiple causes-driven crisis (environmental-lead, man-lead, etc...) leads to an increased vulnerability of local populations.

01 May 2010 description
report ACTED

Les explications de Benoît Piot, Directeur Régional Afrique de l'Ouest et Centrale

Aujourd'hui présente dans 9 pays d'Afrique, ACTED est à une étape cruciale de son développement régional. L'année 2010, et à plus long terme l'année 2011, seront celles de la consolidation des opérations déjà existantes mais aussi de la mise en place de projets dans de nouveaux pays. La multiplication des crises, aux causes souvent multiples (environnementales, humaines...) entraine une vulnérabilité accrue des populations locales.

30 Nov 2009 description
  • In general, food security conditions are improving at the household level across the region as harvesting activities become widespread.

    - According to joint CILSS-FAO-FEWS NET-WFP harvest assessment missions, production levels in the Sudanian and Guinean zones of all West African countries range from average to good.

10 Nov 2009 description

Thirty-one food insecure nations need emergency assistance

Rome, 10 November 2009 - Food prices in poor countries that are net importers of food still remain stubbornly high despite a good 2009 world cereal production, FAO warned today in its latest Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

The report was published ahead of the Rome World Summit on Food Security to be held in Rome on November 16-18.

Critical food insecurity is affecting 31 countries and they therefore require emergency assistance.

10 Nov 2009 description

31 pays ont besoin d'une aide alimentaire d'urgence

10 novembre 2009, Rome - Dans les pays pauvres qui ne sont pas importateurs nets de nourriture, les prix alimentaires demeurent obstinément élevés, en dépit d'une bonne production céréalière mondiale en 2009, indique la FAO aujourd'hui dans son dernier rapport Perspectives de récolte et situation alimentaire, paru à temps pour le Sommet mondial de Rome sur la sécurité alimentaire.

Une grave insécurité alimentaire pèse sur 31 pays qui ont besoin d'une aide d'urgence.