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19 Sep 2017 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012, in the arid south-east region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, largescale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali.

The protracted displacement situation in Mbera exercises a considerable pressure on already limited local resources in the Bassikounou region.

18 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Togo

Le ministère de la Santé va fournir à la population près d’un million de moustiquaires imprégnées de longue durée d’action (MILDA) à l’occasion d’une campagne contre le paludisme qui se déroulera du 21 au 25 septembre.

Selon Moustapha Mijiyawa, le ministre de la Santé les moustiquaires sont utilisées par 63% de la population. Il veut faire passer ce chiffre à 80.

Toutes les régions du pays sont concernées.

En attendant l’arrivée d’un hypothétique vaccin, les moustiquaires imprégnées restent un moyen efficace de se prémunir contre le palu.

15 Sep 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazard

Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

  1. Recent heavy rains have caused the Benue River in Nigeria to overflow its banks. Reports indicate that 100,000 people may have been displaced by flooding. Continued rainfall will keep rivers high.

13 Sep 2017 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat dipped in August, after increasing in the past few months, following an upturn in production prospects in the Black Sea region which improved the 2017 global supply outlook.
    Maize quotations also fell on improved weather conditions and abundant global supplies. International prices of rice were relatively stable, although price movements were mixed across the different rice market segments.

12 Sep 2017 description

Sy Traoré, A., Torres, C. A panoply of policy instruments to promote sustainable food systems in West Africa. GREAT Insights Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 4. September/October 2017.

ECDPM’s Carmen Torres interviews ECOWAS Director Alain Sy Traoré, on how his organisation is seeking to use its new agricultural policy, ECOWAP 2015-2025, and various other policy tools, to promote agricultural development, food and nutrition security and the sustainability of food systems in West Africa.

12 Sep 2017 description

Rapatriement Volontaire de 9 familles de 36 ivoiriens

36 ivoiriens issus de 9 familles sont repartis dans leur pays d’origine à l’issue du 40ème convoi du Rapatriement Volontaire

Les bénéficiaires du projet agropastoral outillés sur la cohésion sociale au Sud Togo

09 réfugiés sont sensibilisés sur les comportements favorables à l’Intégration Locale dans les communautés hôtes

L’Intégration Locale socio-économique des réfugiés ghanéens se poursuit

08 Sep 2017 description

Dakar, 08 septembre 2017- Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et le Sahel, M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, a conclu aujourd'hui une visite de travail de deux jours à Lomé au Togo.

06 Sep 2017 description

The Togolese Red Cross (TRC) yesterday carried out its second humanitarian distribution in two weeks under forecast-based financing (FbF), as heavy monsoon rain threatened more villages on the Mono river downstream from the Nangbeto dam.

TRC volunteers and staff – including the society’s president – distributed emergency-shelter items for just over 100 households from the village of Togbavi, in Lacs prefecture, in coastal Maritime region.

The families had been driven out of their homes by rising water-levels and set up camp on elevated highways.

06 Sep 2017 description

6 septembre 2017, 00:01 UTC

• L’opposition appelle à un rassemblement pacifique aujourd’hui et demain

• Au moins deux morts, plusieurs personnes blessées par les forces de sécurité lors des manifestations du mois dernier

• 28 personnes condamnées à des peines d’emprisonnement allant jusqu’à 60 mois

05 Sep 2017 description

Main Activities

Voluntary Repatriation of Ivorian Refugees

  • Since 2015, a total of 27,453 Ivorian refugees have returned with support from UNHCR and its partners, 26,397 of whom from Liberia and 1,056 from other countries such as Togo, Mali, Gambia and Senegal. In August 2017 alone, UNHCR facilitated 677 voluntary returns.

  • Since January 2017, a total of 380 Ivoirians have been able to return from Mali, 58 from Togo, 29 from Guinea, 12 from Ghana, 7 from Gambia and 7 from Senegal to Cote d’Ivoire through the UNHCR Voluntary repatriation program.

05 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • The country office received a grant of USD 30,000 from the WFP regional bureau in Dakar to pursuit the integration of nutrition and hygiene activities in Togo’s national school meals project. Additional funds are needed to pursue capacity development augmentation activities in the schools such as training of the members of school meals committee.

04 Sep 2017 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

  • Au mois d’Août 2017, 193 ménages de 655 individus sont retournés en Côte d’Ivoire par les trois points d’entrée à l’Ouest (Guiglo), au Sud-Ouest (Tabou) et au Sud (Abidjan).

  • Avec 78 ménages composés de 311 personnes, Tabou (Sud-Ouest) a enregistré le plus grand nombre de rapatriés pour ce mois d’Août.

01 Sep 2017 description

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.

01 Sep 2017 description

Heavy rains cause flooding and damages in western Sahel, Uganda, and Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locally heavy rainfall caused flooding in several states in Sudan last week.
    Although rainfall is expected to decrease throughout the region in early September, saturated ground conditions and elevated river levels sustain the risk for additional flooding.

31 Aug 2017 description

The three major agro-ecological zones are the Sahelian, the Sudanese and the Coastal zones where production and consumption can be easily classified. (1) In the Sahelian zone, millet is the principal cereal cultivated and consumed particularly in rural areas and increasingly, when accessible, in urban areas. Exceptions include Cape Verde where maize and rice are most important, Mauritania where sorghum and maize are staples, and Senegal with rice. The principal substitutes in the Sahel are sorghum, rice, and cassava flour (Gari), the latter two in times of shortage.