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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.

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.

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

Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants along migratory routes across the globe. This map shows the different paths with a focus on Niger. #MissingMigrants.

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.

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.

27 Oct 2015 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR APRIL 2016

22 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLGHTS

  • World cereal supply and demand balance in the 2015/16 marketing season is likely to remain in a generally comfortable situation. While world cereal production is expected to fall below last year’s record, supplies will be almost sufficient to meet the projected demand, requiring only a small reduction in global inventories by the end of the season.

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.

14 Oct 2015 description

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Third modification as of 28/09/2015

Despite the signature of the peace agreement on 20th June, the situation in Northern Mali remains very fragile as indicated by the recent clashes between signatory parties in the region of Kidal. Estimated 62 000 people are still internally displaced (IDPs) in Mali. The surrounding countries of Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso still host about 138 000 Malian refugees and there is no observed trend of return.