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21 Dec 2015 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • UNHRD continues to dispatch operational equipment for its Partners, most recently supporting WHO and WFP by sending plastic pallets and vehicles to Guinea and Liberia.

  • UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas have served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquarters.

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.

16 Dec 2015 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • UNHRD continues to dispatch operational equipment for its Partners, most recently supporting WHO and WFP by sending plastic pallets and vehicles to Guinea and Liberia.

  • UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas have served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquar-ters.

10 Dec 2015 description

Highlights

  • In October, coping improved in Liberia and less broadly in Guinea and Sierra Leone.

  • A few commodity price changes were detected this month, including a decrease in the price of local rice and an increase in palm oil. This corresponds with respondents’ reports of food availability during the current harvest.

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.

09 Nov 2015 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • UNHRD continues to dispatch operational equipment for its Partners, most recently supporting WHO and WFP by sending plastic pallets and vehicles to Guinea and Liberia.

  • UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas have served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquar-ters.

04 Nov 2015 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the third quarter of 2015 (July to September).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

• FAO’s global cereal price index still continued to fall in Q3-2015, down 12.7 percent year-on-year and is now at 2010 levels.

02 Nov 2015 description

Highlights

 This month, household coping did not improve in all three countries as above average rainfall levels may have delayed improvements normally seen in September.

 As in recent months, prices, manual labour rates and corresponding terms-of-trade remain generally stable.

31 Oct 2015 description
  • Continued rainfall in the west of the region with the risk of post-harvest losses due to decay of harvested crops

  • More than 300,000 people affected by floods in the region.

  • Slight increase in the index of the FAO food price index.

  • Deterioration of food security in the northern regions of Mali.

28 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The West Africa 2015 growing season developed under an evolving El Nino event that will peak in late 2015. This region tends to have seasonal rainfall deficits in the more marginal areas during El Nino seasons.

• Accordingly, the first stages of the season (until mid July) were marked by pronounced rainfall deficits leading to delays in the start of the growing season and poor conditions for early crop development. This affected a wide region extending from Senegal, across Burkina and northern Nigeria, to Chad and eastern Niger.

27 Oct 2015 description

Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak, which disrupted agricultural and market activities, still threatens to erode food security and negatively affect the livelihoods of already vulnerable people, unless more is done to meet their immediate food and nutritional needs. To this end, the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis will be key in post-Ebola recovery by identifying how to address food insecurity in Sierra Leone.

16 Oct 2015 description
  • Des productions moyennes à bonnes sont attendues en Afrique de l’Ouest/Sahel.

  • Poursuite de la baisse de l’indice FAO des produits alimentaires a été notée.

  • Dans les zones affectées par l’insécurité civile et/ou par une soudure plus longue, l’accès à l’alimentation demeure préoccupant.

  • Avec l’amélioration des perspectives de production, les prix des céréales sont restés stables de juillet à août.

09 Oct 2015 description

Due to its expertise in logistics, engineering and telecommunications, WFP has been requested to provide dedicated Common Services to the Ebola Response.

All activities are being implemented under Special Operation 200773 .

Common Services in Numbers ( as of 28 September 2015 )

Overall requirements: US$ 205 million

26 ,776 passengers & 8mt cargo transported by UNHAS

2,282 mt dispatched by UNHRD

The Logistics Cluster facilitated across Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia (since 4 September 2014)*: