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29 Dec 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council informed me of the Council’s concurrence with my recommendation that the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) be extended until 31 December 2016, and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.

21 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian partners seek US$2 billion for Sahel response in 2016.

  • 4.5 million people displaced in the Sahel, a threefold increase in two years.

  • Around 4.4 million people in Lake Chad Basins need emergency food assistance

  • Almost 50,000 people have been displaced by recent violence in CAR, human rights violation continues.

  • Ebola resurfaces in Liberia. One dead and two recovered

Humanitarian partners seek US$2 billion for Sahel

18 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Continuity of efforts on the provinces of Katanga and South Kivu.

18 Dec 2015 description

KEY POINTS

  • Good agro-pastoral production is expected in West Africa and the Sahel.

  • Some localized fodder deficits in the pastoral zone of Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Chad may lead to an early pastoral lean period.

17 Dec 2015 description
  • De bonnes productions agropastorales sont attendues en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Sahel.

  • Des déficits fourragers localisés dans la zone pastorale du Niger, du Mali, de la Mauritanie, du Sénégal et du Tchad risquent d’entraîner une période de soudure pastorale précoce.

15 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

La conférence de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sur le financement du secteur de l’eau et de l’assainissement vise à obtenir davantage de fonds

DAKAR, Sénégal, 15 décembre 2015 – Quelque 180 000 enfants de moins de 5 ans meurent chaque année – soit à peu près 500 par jour – en Afrique subsaharienne à cause de maladies diarrhéiques imputables au manque de services d’eau, d’assainissement et d’hygiène (WASH), a déclaré l’UNICEF avant l’ouverture d’une conférence sur le financement du secteur à Dakar.

14 Dec 2015 description

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Sixth modification as of 1/12/2015
In order to be able to contract the entire budget of the West Africa HIP, an amount of EUR 33 926 needs to be shifted from the Man-made disaster specific objective to the Natural disaster specific objective of financing Decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000. The total amount of the West Africa HIP remains unchanged

03 Dec 2015 description

Highlights

FAO’s latest forecasts for global supply and demand of cereals continue to point to a generally comfortable 2015/16 marketing season, with world inventories by the close of seasons in 2016 expected to fall only slightly below their record opening levels.

27 Nov 2015 description

Key messages

  • AGIR - the Global Alliance for Resilience Initiative - was launched during the Sahel food and nutrition crisis of 2012 with the aim of achieving 'Zero Hunger' in the West Africa Sahel region by 2032. The EU was closely involved in establishing AGIR and continues to provide support.

26 Nov 2015 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MAY 2016

25 Nov 2015 description

L'essentiel

  • Poursuite des précipitations à l’ouest de la région avec le risque de perte de production par pourrissement des cultures déjà récoltées.

  • Plus de 300 000 personnes affectées par les inondations dans la région.

  • Légère hausse de l’indice FAO des prix des produits alimentaires.

  • Détérioration de la sécurité alimentaire dans les régions nord du Mali.

18 Nov 2015 description

In the past decade, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region.