- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
High levels of food insecurity persist in the world, due largely to conflicts and to adverse climatic shocks that are taking a toll, particularly in East African and Near East countries, where large numbers of people continue to be in need of humanitarian assistance, a new FAO report notes. Some 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food, unchanged from three months ago, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today.
Tokyo – The Government of Japan has donated USD 30.5 million to support IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in its 2018 operations – assisting vulnerable migrants such as displaced persons, refugees, returnees and affected communities, in the midst of various conflicts and crises continuing around the world. With this donation, Japan will also support increasing the capacity of various governments in their humanitarian border management efforts.
COUNTRIES REQUIRING EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE FOR FOOD
FAO assesses that globally 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food.
Conflicts continue to be the main factor driving the high levels of severe food insecurity.
Weather shocks have also adversely impacted food availability and access, notably in East Africa.
DES MILLIONS DE PERSONNES MENACÉES PAR LA FAMINE
A large majority of migrants are men (93%).
7% of observed migrants at flow monitoring points are minors.
73,031 migrants (11,678 incoming and 61,353 outgoing) were counted at Flow Monitoring Points, representing an average of 133 migrants per day.
The majority of surveyed migrants indicated their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya, while 41% intended to travel to Europe, in particular Italy and Spain.
In Mali, the number of individuals observed at the 10 active Flow Monitoring Points in December 2017 was 6,655 (2,673 incoming and 3,982 outgoing), bringing the total since June 2016 to 73,031 (11,678 incoming and 61,353 outgoing). The daily average of observed individuals in December 2017 was 215 per day, an increase of 3% compared to the previous month. Malian, Guinean, Ivorian, Senegalese and Gambian nationals accounted for 76% of all migrants recorded. 78% of migrants observed were men (a 6% decrease since November), and 10% of migrants were minors (an increase of 4% since November).
In this issue
On the Agenda
The 30th AU summit will be an opportunity to start implementing AU reforms.
Ten new members of the PSC will be elected at the summit.
Clarifying the relationship between the AU and RECs is on the reform agenda.
Parliamentary elections are on the cards for Guinea- Bissau in 2018.
An analysis of the work of the PSC this year shows fewer meetings were held on crisis situations.
Le Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWS NET) surveille les tendances des prix des aliments de base dans les pays vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire. Pour chaque pays et chaque région couvert par FEWS NET, le Bulletin des prix fournit un ensemble de graphiques indiquant les prix mensuels de l’année commerciale en cours pour certains centres urbains, et permettant à l’utilisateur de comparer les tendances actuelles à la fois aux moyennes quinquennales, qui indiquent les tendances saisonnières, et aux prix de l'année précédente.
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.
• For the fourth consecutive year, aggregate regional cereal production (milled rice, maize, and millet/sorghum) is projected to increase during the 2017/18 marketing year (MY). This trend is supported by favorable agro-climatic conditions, increased area planted, improved seeds, and agricultural programs and policies. Above average regional production will contribute to filling local deficits. Rice and maize production have expanded, while millet and sorghum production have stagnated.
La baisse des précipitations marque la fin de la saison agricole principale à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel.
Importants déficits de production de la biomasse au Sénégal, en Mauritanie et au Tchad pouvant entrainer une soudure pastorale précoce.
A l’exception de la Mauritanie, Liberia et Sierra Leone, la chenille légionnaire a été détectée dans l’ensemble des pays du Sahel et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest.
Rainfall deficits marks the end of the main crop season across West Africa and the Sahel.
Significant deficits in biomass production in Senegal, Mauritania and Chad may lead to early pastoral lean season.
Armyworm has been detected in all West African and Sahel countries, except Mauritania, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
In Mali, the number of individuals observed at the Flow Monitoring Points in November 2017 was 6,245 (1,917 incoming and 4,328 outgoing), bringing the total since June 2016 to 66,376 (9,005 incoming and 57,371 outgoing). The daily average of observed individuals in October 2017 was 208 per day, a decrease of 5% compared to the previous month. Malian, Guinean, Ivorian, Senegalese and Gambian nationals accounted for 83% of all migrants recorded. 84% of migrants observed were men (a ratio consistent with that in October), and 6% of migrants were minors (a decrease of 1% since October).
La plupart de migrants sont des hommes (93%).
7% des migrants enregistrés sur les points de suivi des flux sont des mineurs.
66 376 migrants (dont 9 005 entrants et 57 371 sortants) ont été comptabilisés sur les points de suivi des flux, représentant une moyenne de 128 migrants par jour.
La majorité de migrants sortant du Mali indiquent vouloir se rendre en Algérie et en Libye pendant que 42% déclarent vouloir se rendre en Europe, principalement en Espagne et en Italie.
An analysis based on actual persons registered in the UNHCR refugee database (proGres)
This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
13 November 2017: Save the Children announced that it had fired 16 staff over reports of sexual violence in the past year. Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation