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31 Aug 2018 description

Poor rainfall conditions persist in northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania.

KEY MESSAGES

• The ITF (Intertropical Front) underwent a slight retreat over its eastern portion during the second dekad of August in comparison with its first dekad position; however, it has remained north of its average position over the region with the exception of western Mauritania where it is slightly south of its average position.

11 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Issa Sikiti da Silva

This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.

DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 11 2018 (IPS) - Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten’ and degraded huge parts of landscapes, destroying livelihoods and subjecting many communities to extreme poverty.

28 Oct 2016 description

Quelles sont les questions de genre1 qui ont le plus d’impact sur le droit à l’alimentation, en général? Et, en particulier, dans le cas du Togo et du Sénégal?

01 Jul 2016 description

Since 2012, Handicap International has been improving the school enrollment and attendance of 170,000 children with disabilities in nine West African countries through the “Promoting the Full Participation of Children with Disabilities in Education” (APPEHL) project. Sandra Boisseau, who coordinates APPEHL from Dakar, Senegal, explains what the organization is doing to remove obstacles to education for these children.

What is the situation like for children with disabilities in West Africa?

22 Oct 2014 description

La nouvelle épidémie du virus Ebola qui sévit actuellement en Afrique de l’Ouest a déjà fait plus de 4 000 morts sur le continent africain. La progression du virus se poursuit et aucun vaccin efficace n’est pour le moment annoncé.

Dans ce contexte, l’attachement des populations isolées à certaines pratiques rituelles est identifié comme un facteur de propagation avéré.

08 Oct 2014 description

1) Despite a seasonable return of precipitation during August, moisture deficits have persisted in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has already resulted in deteriorated conditions and affected crops on the ground.

2) Poor seasonal rainfall since the middle of August, including prolonged dry spells, has led to late-season moisture deficits that have negatively impacted crop development throughout parts of the Tillaberi region of southwestern Niger and eastern Mali. Below average rains are forecast in the region for the upcoming outlook period.

25 Aug 2014 description

Generally good cropping conditions for much of the Sahel, except over Senegal and Mauritania

Key Messages

  • There is a low level of skill in forecasting the remainder of the season over Senegal and Mauritania, though available information suggests average rainfall levels for the remainder of the season. Persistent dryness over northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania earlier in the season, though, has the potential to significantly reduce rainfed crop harvests.

05 Aug 2014 description

West Africa: the added value of protective accompaniment for children

Terre des hommes (Tdh), concerned about the protection given to children on the move, organised a workshop on Wednesday, 16th July on the added value of protective accompaniment for children in situations of mobility. Two new publications have been launched by the Foundation on this subject , which contribute greatly in improving the support given to children on the move.

05 Aug 2014 description

Afrique de l’Ouest : la valeur ajoutée de l’accompagnement protecteur des enfants

Terre des hommes (Tdh), soucieuse de la protection des enfants en situation de mobilité, a organisé, le mercredi 16 juillet, un atelier sur la valeur ajoutée de l’accompagnement protecteur des enfants en situation de mobilité . A ce sujet, deux nouvelles publications ont été lancées par la Fondation. Ces dernières apportent une contribution importante à l’amélioration du soutien donné aux enfants en situation de mobilité.

17 Sep 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 251/2012

Un atelier régional sur la facilitation et la réglementation de l’aide internationale sur les catastrophes se tiendra du 17 au 19 septembre 2012 à Dakar, au Sénégal, sous l’égide conjointe de la CEDEAO et de la Fédération internationale des sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR).

16 Sep 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 257/2012

17 septembre 2012 [DAKAR-SENEGAL]

La Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest élaborera très prochainement un Code de conduite de l’action humanitaire de la CEDEAO (CDAHC) destiné aux acteurs humanitaires civils et fondé sur les droits, a annoncé le directeur des Affaires humanitaires et sociales de la Commission, le Dr Daniel Eklu.

24 Feb 2010 description
map ReliefWeb

DAKAR, 22 February 2010 (IRIN) - A meningitis epidemic has struck earlier than usual and is spreading across sub-Saharan Africa's "meningitis belt" from Senegal to Ethiopia, according to health ministries in the region. The disease occurs during the dry season, with most cases reported in mid-April.

05 Aug 2009 description
report ECOWAS

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30 Sep 2008 description

Des pluies régulières, intenses permettent campagne satisfaisante malgré inondations

1. Installation précoce de l'hivernage et variation de la pluviométrie dans le temps et dans l'espace

Cette année, l'installation de l'hivernage a été globalement précoce dans la partie sahélienne des pays du CILSS, les pluies utiles ayant été relevées à partir de la première décade du mois de juin.