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24 Sep 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 260/2012

21 septembre 2012 [Lagos - Nigeria]

ECOWAS should strengthen its role in Conflict Resolution with the active involvement of Member States in order to achieve more successes, said participants of a just-ended Sensitization Campaign on the Protocols, Conventions and Activities of ECOWAS integration processes.

24 Sep 2012 description

As part of a $100 million commitment from 2009–10 to 2012–13, Australia has provided $60 million to the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, managed by the World Bank (external website).

23 Sep 2012 description

As of 23 September 2012, the cumulative number of cases and deaths reported by the Ministry of Health were 19,674 and 278 deaths respectively.

The number of daily reported cases of cholera continues to show a downward trend. On 23 September 2012, Western Area continued to report the highest number of cases (77), followed by Kenema (15) and Bombali (8) . No case of death was reported from all the districts. It is noted that case management has improved in most districts.

21 Sep 2012 description

Highlights

The cholera epidemic in Sierra Leone and Guinea has eased, with both countries reporting decreasing number of new cases for three weeks in a row.

A total of 25,107 cases and 392 deaths were reported as of 16 September (end of Week 37)

Additional funding has been provided from Finland to IFRC to help tackle the outbreak in Sierra Leone.

However, there is still a $4.35 million funding gap.
IFRC is launching new appeals for both countries and a new request for additional CERF funding is being finalized in Guinea

21 Sep 2012 description

On the occasion of the celebration of the International day of Peace, 21st September 2012; in light of the sustenance of the African Union Make Peace Happen Campaign (MPHC) which was launched in 2010 as well as the marking of 2012 as the AU decade of operation; in continued performance of our responsibility as the Civil Society Partner to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the operationalization of the ECOWAS Early Warming Mechanism and in recognition of our vital role as a member of the Peace and Security Cluster of the AU ECOSOCC and the West Africa Initiator and …

21 Sep 2012 description

12/09/06

The Republic of Sierra Leone is located in western Africa. More than ten years after the end of the civil war, reconstruction is under way, but further improvements in health and sanitary conditions are required. The Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) began to provide financial assistance to the community health services of the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) in January this year.

21 Sep 2012 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 66/141, in which the Assembly requested the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to submit a report on the activities undertaken in the fulfilment of her mandate, including information on her field visits and on the progress achieved and the challenges remaining on the children and armed conflict agenda.

20 Sep 2012 description
Executive Summary

Women make peace but men negotiate it

A new report from ActionAid, IDS, and Womankind looks at the role of women in local peacebuilding initiatives, finding that women are more likely than men to adopt a broad definition of peace which includes the household level and focuses on the attainment of individual rights and freedoms such as education, healthcare and freedom from violence.

In contrast, men have a greater tendency to associate peace with the absence of formal conflict and the stability of formal structures such as governance and infrastructure.

20 Sep 2012 description

The national trend of the cholera situation in Sierra Leone continues to show a decline. Cases in the Western Area, which accounts for the highest number, are also on the decrease.

As of 20 September 2012, the update released by the Min-istry of Health and Sanitation on the outbreak reported 19,283 cases and 276 deaths with a case fatality rate of 1.4%. The Western Area reported the highest number of cases followed by Tonkolilli, Kenema and Bombali dis-tricts as shown in the table above. Kailahun remained the only district without a confirmed case.

19 Sep 2012 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

19 Sep 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 255/2012

16 September 2012 [Abidjan - Cote d' Ivoire]

The ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Mrs. Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman on Friday 14th September 2012 in Abidjan, urged Member States to modify their approach to crime control in response to the dynamics of the security threats in the region.

19 Sep 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 248/2012

13 septembre 2012 [Abidjan - Cote d' Ivoire]

Le Ministre ivoirien de l’Intérieur, M. Hamed Bakayoko, a lancé un appel pour la mise en commun des ressources par les Etats membres de la CEDEAO et pour une collaboration plus étroite entre les services de sécurité, afin de lutter contre la vague croissante d’activités de crime organisé qui menacent la sécurité de la région.

19 Sep 2012 description
report Voice of America

Vidushi Sinha

September 18, 2012

Hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing violence in the Middle East and Africa are living in sub-standard conditions. This according to United Nations relief agencies, who report that serious food and water problems are turning many of these camps into breeding grounds for a range of life-threatening diseases. Health officials say outbreaks of cholera, malaria, and acute jaundice - coupled with widespread malnutrition - are threatening the lives of many who thought they would be safe when they fled to the camps.

18 Sep 2012 description

US$1.2 million is urgently needed for WHO, UNICEF and other health sector partners to sustain scaled-up response operations for the cholera outbreak, to ensure that families and communities have access to lifesaving treatment and care, to prevent new cholera cases and to prevent the further spread of the outbreak.

Summary

18 Sep 2012 description

18 SEPTEMBER 2012 - As of 16 September 2012, a cumulative total of 18,508 cases including 271 deaths (with a case fatality ratio of 1.5%) has been reported in the ongoing cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone since the beginning of the year.

The highest numbers of cases are reported from the Western area of the country where the capital city of Freetown is located.

18 Sep 2012 description

As of 18 September 2012, the cumulative number of cases and deaths reported by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation were 18,919 and 273 deaths respectively. The national cholera incidence and case fatality ratio has been showing a downward trend. The cases fatality ratio is now 1.4 at national level and 1.0 in Western Area where over 51% of the cases have been reported.

According to the reports received on the 18 September, Western Area continues to report the highest number of cases (112) followed by Moyamba (17) cases, Tonkolili (12) cases and Bombali (13) cases.

18 Sep 2012 description

GLIDE n° EP-2012-000041-SLE 17 September 2012

This emergency appeal now seeks CHF 1,358,780 in cash, kind, or services to support the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) to assist 1,539 206 direct and 2,000,000 indirect beneficiaries for six months, and will be completed by the end of February 2013. A final report will be made available by May 2013 (three months after the end of the operation).

18 Sep 2012 description

Key points

  • Favorable growing conditions of crops in the Sahel

  • Desert locust situation remains of concern in Mali and Niger

  • Situation in Mali: lack of information in northern Mali

  • Trends in international and regional markets: maize and wheat prices rise internationally; coarse grain prices rise in most Sahel markets

17 Sep 2012 description
report Tearfund

Fatalities caused by cholera and diarrhoea in Sierra Leone have been slashed as a result of the contribution of a two-year Tearfund sanitation programme.

The village of Sarhun in Pujehun state is one of 20 communities which are being transformed due to the work of our partner, the Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone (EFSL).