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20 May 2019 description
report Salesian Missions

(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.

20 May 2019 description

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:

20 May 2019 description

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

17 May 2019 description

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.

15 May 2019 description
  1. INTRODUCTION

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.

15 May 2019 description

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.

15 May 2019 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 68 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

14 May 2019 description

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.

14 May 2019 description

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.

10 May 2019 description

Jeremy Konyndyk
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.

10 May 2019 description

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.

10 May 2019 description

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.

06 May 2019 description
report World Bank

SUBMITTED BY IVAN BRUCE

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.

06 May 2019 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 67 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

02 May 2019 description
interactive World Food Programme
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 May 2019.

Highlights

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).

02 May 2019 description

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.