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This article is part of an AlertNet special report on humanitarian aid: futureofaid.trust.org
By George Fominyen
DAKAR (AlertNet) - With Niger facing another year of food shortages that threaten 7 million people, a former aid official has warned U.N. and foreign aid agencies to heed the lessons from the West African country's devastating 2005 food crisis.
The desert locust (SGR 1 ) situation remained relatively calm in most of Sahel West Africa and northern Africa in September due to poor rainfall. Only limited breeding occurred during this period and isolated adults were reported in northeast Morocco. Good rains were reported in northern Chad and western lowlands in Eritrea where ecological conditions are expected to improve and small-scale breeding will likely begin.
Summary The Desert Locust (SGR) situation remained relatively calm in July in the summer breeding areas in the Sahel, North Africa, Red Sea region and Southwest Asia. A few mature adults were seen in Sahel West Africa and the interior of Sudan and a similar situation may be present in western Eritrea.
Desert Locust (SGR) infestations declined during June in the primary breeding and outbreak areas in the Sahel, North Africa and Red Sea coasts due to control operations and unfavorable ecological conditions.
The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation continued further developing in February in Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Mauritania where control operations targeted immature and mature adults and hoppers. Limited activities also occurred in southern Morocco, Algeria and Egypt. Close to 41,300 ha were treated in total in all these countries during this period. No locusts were reported in northern Mali, Niger or Chad where dry conditions prevailed and no reports were received from Yemen or Eritrea, where some activities are expected to have occurred during this period.
- Food availability throughout Mauritania, Mali, and Senegal is above average. Moreover, demand for agricultural labor, a key source of income for the poorest households, has been average to above average, and prices for coarse grains are below last year's prices in most southern rural markets.
Carluccio Giannini recibió el galardón el pasado 11 de febrero en un acto celebrado en Uagadugú
Cáritas. 28 de febrero de 2011.- El Gobierno de Burkina Faso ha distinguido a Carluccio Giannini, técnico de Cáritas Española responsable de los proyectos para el Sahel, como Caballero de la Orden Nacional del Mérito, en la sección de Acción Social.
Rome, 7 février 2011 - Le Fonds international de développement agricole (FIDA) vient d'accorder un prêt de 6,50 millions d'USD et un don de 6,50 millions d'USD à la République du Niger.
Rome, 7 February 2011 - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has announced that a US$6.50 million loan and US$6.50 grant will be provided to the Government of the Niger to help mitigate the impact of the major food and pastoral crisis that hit the regions of Maradi, Tahoua and Tillabery in 2010.
The loan and grant agreement for the Emergency Food Security and Rural Development Programme was signed today in Rome by Mireille Fatouma Ausseil, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Niger to IFAD and Kanayo F.
FAITS SAILLANTS : La malnutrition et plusieurs autres maladies épidémiques continuent toujours de sévir sur le continent africain. Parmi ces maladies, on dénombre la méningite, les maladies diarrhéiques aiguës, le cholera et la fièvre de la Vallée du Rift. A ceux, s'ajoute des pluies diluviennes et des inondations, qui constituent encore des préoccupations majeures dans certains pays.