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05 Mar 2019 description

UNESCO and the Government of Japan have signed an agreement for USD 1.7 million in support of the project “Water disaster Platform to enhance climate resilience in Africa”. H.E. Mr. Takio Yamada, Japan’s Ambassador to UNESCO and Mr. Jean-Yves Le Saux, Director, Bureau of Strategic Planning, UNESCO, signed the document. The initiative stems from the first meeting of UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on 18 October 2018.

31 Aug 2010 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to 30/06/2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: The programmes will contribute to the achievement of the strategic aims of the Strategy 2020, whilst guided by the Johannesburg Commitments the local priorities. As outlined in the 2010-2011 plans, the Disaster Management (DM) programme seeks to provide all possible and relevant support to the 24 National Societies (NS) of the West and Central Africa Sub-Zone.

28 Jun 2010 description

Summary: Since the start of the rainy season, the following fifteen countries have experienced significant flooding (Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger, Gambia, Gabon, Togo, Mali, Central African Republic, Ghana, Benin, Mauritania, Côte d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Senegal). Estimates indicated that more than 200,000 people were affected; thousands of families were uprooted from their homes and material losses were considerable. Other floods had caused further damage in Guinea and Sierra Leone.

14 Jun 2010 description
report World Bank
  • Community Action Program provides immediate assistance to Nigeriens battling floods, drought and food crisis.

    - Small capital grants used to provide fertilizer to farmers, help women set up small businesses, build classrooms and health posts.

    - With food insecurity rising, program tapped to establish 136 cereal banks across Niger.


    June 14, 2010-Last fall, residents of Agadez, Niger, awoke to a loud noise. Rains, unusual at any time, but especially during the dry season, had fallen on the mountains to the north.

24 May 2010 description

Faits Majeurs : publication des résultats de l'enquête sur la sécurité alimentaire des ménages au Niger (avril 2010): 7,1 millions de nigériens, soit 47,7% de la population, sont touchés par l'insécurité alimentaire sévère (22,2%, soit 3,3 millions de personnes) ou modérée (25,5%, soit 3,8 millions de personnes).


Le Conseil des Ministres du 14 mai, a adopté un décret portant création d'une Haute Autorité à la Sécurité Alimentaire (HASA) au Niger.

17 May 2010 description

Fait Majeur :

- Le Gouvernement du Niger et le PAM lancent l'opération de Distribution gratuite ciblée de vivres (DGC) pour répondre aux besoins accrus des populations les plus vulnérables à l'insécurité alimentaire: plus de 1.4 million de personnes sont ciblées par ces distributions.


A l'issue de leur réunion du 12 mai, les membres du CSRD ont élevé le Chef d'Escadron Djibo Salou, Chef de l'Etat, au rang de Général de Corps d'armée, le rang le plus élevé de la hiérarchie militaire actuelle.

10 May 2010 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 November 2009-2 April 2010.

Appeal target (current): CHF 918,517 (USD 896,114 or EUR 605,283)

Appeal coverage: 100%;

Appeal history:

=B7 This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 6 August 2009 for CHF 918,517 for 9 months to assist 25,000 beneficiaries.

=B7 Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 200,000 was allocated from the Federation's DREF to support this Appeal and related action.

=B7 Programme update no.

30 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 17/January/2009 to 31/December/2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The 2009-2010 West and Central Africa Zone's (WCAZ) Plan aims at providing support to National Societies to properly address the needs of vulnerable people. The 2009 plan of action focuses on the implementation of the safety and resilient community framework. Integrated approach targeting community at risk has been developed with NS and PNS that covers DRR, Health and OD issues at branch level with strong community participation. Some of the projects will continue in 2010.

30 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 01/January/2009 to 31/December/2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The Sahel+ National Societies priorities are guided by the Federation's Global Agenda goals and the Framework for Action. In addition, specific National Society plans also take their roots from Strategy 2010, ARCHI 2010 and the Algiers Plan of Action.

31 Mar 2010 description


What is DFID doing?

Building climate knowledge and capacity

DFID is supporting programmes to improve knowledge of the impacts of climate change at the local level in Africa.

We were instrumental in facilitating the design of Africa's Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev) programme. This programme, managed by the African Union Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank, aims to improve climate change analysis in Africa and identify how countries can become more resilient to its impacts.

03 Mar 2010 description

AGADEZ, 3 March 2010 (IRIN) - Mariama Adao, aged 40 and a mother of eight, makes the 400km journey from Matameye in the south of Niger to Agadez in the north almost every year to make ends meet between growing seasons. However, this year's poor harvest forced her to leave earlier - and bring six of her children with her.

She told IRIN about her life:

"My husband is a farmer [in the Matameye region]. We grow millet, sorghum, cow peas and peanuts. Normally we produce 20-25 sacks, but this year we did not even get five. There was not enough rain.

03 Mar 2010 description

AGADEZ, 3 March 2010 (IRIN) - The unusually large-scale migration of southern Nigerien farmers and pastoralists, heading north to look for work, has prompted concerns about food shortages in the northern Agadez region, according to local authorities.

"This seasonal migration always happens during the period between [harvests] and Agadez always welcomes people with open arms," said Almoumoune Ibrahim, son of the region's highest ranking traditional leader.

"Normally after the harvest [in the south], the men leave the women and children with a stock of food and they …

25 Jan 2010 description

évènements Clés

=B7 770 000 personnes affectées par les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest

=B7 21 000 cas suspects de fièvre Dengue au Cap Vert

=B7 Première conférence régionale sur les droits de l'homme et les changements climatiques en Afrique de l'Ouest

=B7 Plus de 4,5 millions d'enfants de moins de cinq ans affectés par une malnutrition aigue en Afrique de l'Ouest,

=B7 Plus de 115 milliards FCFA reçus dans le CAP 2009

=B7 Près de 1,4 milliard FCFA pour huit pays à travers le CERF

=B7 Une Commission internationale pour enquêter sur les tueries en …

25 Jan 2010 description

The following bulletin highlights key humanitairan developments and responses between 1 january and 31 December 2009.


- Over 770,000 affected by floods in West Africa

- More than 21,000 suspected cases of Dengue fever in Cape Verde

- First regional conference on human rights and climate change in West Africa

- More than 4.5 million children under five affected by acute malnutrition in West Africa

- More than 115 billions FCFA received under the CAP 2009

- 1.4 billion FCFA allocated to eight countries trough the CERF

- International commission of …

31 Dec 2009 description

Ce rapport concerne les Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest ayant reçu des subventions du Fonds Central d'Intervention d'Urgence des Nations Unies.

23 Dec 2009 description

AGADEZ, 23 décembre 2009 (IRIN) - Dans la région d'Agadez dans le nord du Niger, qui a subi en septembre 2009 les inondations les plus graves qu'elle ait connues depuis des décennies, les responsables des autorités locales tentent de démasquer les fausses victimes des inondations, afin de rediriger l'aide vers les familles démunies et la reconstruction.

Plus de 13 000 maisons ont été partiellement ou complètement détruites par les inondations, d'après le gouvernement.

Attaher Gambo, réparateur de motos, a dit à IRIN que son voisin percevait indûment une aide destinée …

22 Dec 2009 description

AGADEZ, 22 December 2009 (IRIN) - Local officials in Niger's northern Agadez region - hit by its most severe storms in decades in September 2009 - have been trying to root out false flood victims in order to redirect aid to needy families and reconstruction.

More than 13,000 homes were partially or completely destroyed by the floods, according to the government.

Motorcycle repairman Attaher Gambo told IRIN his neighbour was unfairly receiving flood assistance.

06 Dec 2009 description

JOHANNESBURG, 6 December 2009 (IRIN) - Money to help the world's 49 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) - the poorest and most vulnerable - cope with the impact of climate change will be in the spotlight when the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen (COP15) kicks off on 7 December.

The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) was set up in 2001 under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to help them address their "urgent and immediate" adaptation needs.

The fund is managed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the financial mechanism of the UNFCCC, …

04 Dec 2009 description

UNDP, climate change is an integral component of our development agenda. As the leading global organization in the fight against poverty, we are responding on the front lines of climate change-where it hits the poorest people the hardest, though they are the least responsible for the problem.

UNDP is working with developing countries to increase their capacity to negotiate effectively in Copenhagen for the best possible climate change deal as well as their ability to access carbon finance.

01 Dec 2009 description


Chers lecteurs,

Cette année encore, l'Afrique de l'ouest a connu plusieurs urgences humanitaires. Epidémie au Niger, au Cap Vert ou inondations au Burkina Faso ou au Niger. Le Service d'aide humanitaire de la Commission européenne (ECHO), grâce à sa capacité de réponse rapide et ses partenaires, a pu venir en aide aux populations touchées dès les premiers jours. Les risques épidémiques sont toujours forts après la saison des pluies et la veille d'ECHO reste permanente.

Au Sahel, la malnutrition continue d'être le lot de milliers d'enfants.