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- Salesians: Youth attending Don Bosco Center Lungi have the nutritional and social support to engage in studies and sports programming. 20 May 2019
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- FAO: GIEWS Country Brief: Sierra Leone 20-May-2019. 20 May 2019
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- Tzu Chi Foundation: Sierra Leone Relief Action by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation (Activity Report from April 11 to April 16, 2019). 10 May 2019
(MissionNewswire) Youth attending the Don Bosco Center in Lungi, a small coastal town in the Port Loko District of the Northern Province of Sierra Leone, have access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian organization committed to “feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit.” In addition to its feeding program, the center also focuses on providing socio-sports education for youth which is bolstered by the nutritional support.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 71 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Planting season in 2019 started on time
Above-average cereal crop production harvested in 2018
Increasing economic growth and decreasing food price inflation projected in 2019
Pockets of food insecurity remain in the country
Timely start of 2019 planting due to favourable moisture conditions
Emmanuel Freudenthal | Freelance journalist, and regular IRIN contributor
Although Alsény Touré managed to escape the West African Ebola epidemic, the shadow of the disease still lingers over his life. On most days he’s grateful he survived when more than 11,000 people in three countries didn’t. On some, he’s not so sure.
L’OIM travaille avec les autorités nationales, locales et des partenaires locaux, afin de mieux comprendre et connaître les mouvements migratoires à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre.
In Mali, Flow Monitoring Points are set up at key transit locations across the country (Gao, Timbuktu, Kidal, Menaka, Mopti, Kayes, Segou, Sikasso and Bamako) to monitor the movements of travelers coming from and headed to other countries in West and North Africa. In April 2019, the average daily number of individuals observed at the Flow Monitoring Points (233) decreased by 1 per cent compared to the previous month. Nationals from Mali, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, and Nigeria accounted for 78 per cent of all the migrants recorded at the flow monitoring points.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 68 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
La DTM au Niger observe les flux migratoires à sept Point de suivi des flux (FMP) à travers le pays : Arlit, Séguédine et Madama dans la région d’Agadez, qui observent principalement les mouvements depuis er vers la Libye et l’Algérie, et Dan Issa, Dan Barto et Magaria, qui cherchent à fournir une meilleure compréhension des flux dans le sud du Niger, et notamment entre le Niger et le Nigeria. En février 2019, en moyenne 1 436 individus ont été observés chaque jour aux FMP, soit une hausse de 32 pourcent par rapport au mois précédent.
DTM Niger monitors migration flows at seven key transit points around the country: Arlit, Séguédine, Madama, Dan Issa, Dan Barto, Tahoua and Magaria. In March 2019, 1,212 individuals were on average observed crossing FMPs daily. This represents a 16 per cent decrease when compared to the previous month. The majority of travelers (70%) were men, while 19 per cent were women and elven per cent were children. Niger and Nigeria were both the main countries of provenance (78% and 19%) and of destination (79% and 12%) of travelers.
Senior Policy Fellow
The next global pandemic is a matter of when, not if. Preparing for this inevitability requires that policymakers understand not just the science of limiting disease transmission or engineering a drug, but also the practical challenges of expanding a response strategy to a regional or global level. Achieving success at such scales is largely an issue of operational, strategic, and policy choices—areas of pandemic preparedness that remain underexplored.
Sierra Leone’s national leaders and experts came together on May 8, 2019 to continue collaboration with Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) on the National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment (NDPBA) underway since late 2018. The mid-term workshop held in Freetown at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel and facilitated by PDC—an applied science and research center of the University of Hawaii—brought together diverse stakeholders from across disciplines to help build disaster management capabilities as well as review preliminary disaster management and risk assessment findings.
The following is an update presenting Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation (BTCF) relief actions in Sierra Leone from April 11th to April 16th.
Since the Ebola virus epidemic that devastated Sierra Leone in 2014, the people of Sierra Leone have experienced multiple catastrophic disasters, floods and mudslides, affecting more than 20,000 people in Freetown alone. Health, social and economic stability, and education access remain huge challenges to women, children and other vulnerable populations in the country.
PMI IS DELIVERING ON ITS MISSION
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Evidence is clear that climate change is changing weather patterns, increasing the frequencies and intensities of extreme weather events. Unfortunately, those in the poorest communities are disproportionately affected.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 67 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
food baskets did not show significant increases in Q1-2019 with respect to the previous
quarter. Several African countries, however, saw sharp food price increases. These came on the back of market and supply chain disruptions related to conflict and insecurity (Congo DR, Central African Republic) or natural disaster (Mozambique); Fall Armyworm infestations (Congo DR); and infrastructure problems (Sierra Leone).
L’OIM travaille avec les autorités nationales, locales et des partenaires locaux, afin de mieux comprendre et connaître les mouvements migratoires à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. Le suivi des flux de population (FMP) est une activité qui permet de quantifier et de qualifier les flux, les profils des migrants, les tendances et les routes migratoires sur un point d’entrée, de transit ou de sortie donné. En Guinée, 5 points de suivi ont été installés depuis avril 2017 dans les localités frontalières avec le Mali et le Sénégal dont 3 sont actifs à ce jour.