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18 Aug 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Early crop prospects favourable
  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed

Growing conditions remain mostly favourable

Prospects for the 2016 cereal crops, to be harvested from September, are favourable in most regions following regular and widespread precipitation since the beginning of the season in July/August. Millet, sorghum and upland rice crops are developing satisfactorily, while transplanting of swamp rice is underway.

15 Mar 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Preliminary estimates for 2015 harvest point to significant recovery in cereal production after previous year’s steep drop
  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed

Cereal production recovered from previous year’s low level

16 Nov 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Preliminary forecast for 2015 harvest points to significant recovery in cereal production after last year’s steep drop

  • Access to food continues to be constrained by high food prices

  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed

Cereal production is expected to recover from last year’s low level

02 Oct 2014 description
report AlertNet

Misha Hussain

DAKAR, Oct 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pestilence, cyclical droughts and floods, and the West Africa Ebola crisis have pushed hunger to record levels in Gambia, where 200,000 people need urgent food assistance, the United Nations says.

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12 Feb 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Good 2013 cereal harvest estimated

  • Access to food continues to be constrained by high food prices

  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed

26 Jul 2013 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The combined effects of the 2011/2012 Sahel Crisis and heavy flooding in July/October 2012 have eroded vulnerable households’ coping mechanisms and resulted in protracted food insecurity in pockets of the country and persisting acute malnutrition.

04 Jul 2013 description

1. Summary

NEEDS REMAIN HIGH

Food security and nutrition in the Sahel have improved somewhat since the acute crisis in 2012, following better rains and harvests. However, the effects of the recent crisis are not so quickly erased.

12 Dec 2012 description

GLIDE n° OT-2012-00046-GMB
6-month summary update

Period covered by this Ops Update: June to November 2012 (cumulative narrative and financial). The emergency appeal has been extended by one month bringing the timeframe to 9 months instead of 8 to enable the completion of planned activities. The date for the submission of the final report remains unchanged and will be available at the end of March 2013.

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,100,051.

Appeal coverage: 64% (excluding DREF allocation of CHF 185,974)

Appeal history:

01 Dec 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of 4th October, the total population affected by floods and windstorms stands at nearly 34,018, of which 7,007 are children under five years. Almost 20% of the affected households were displaced (7,745 people) while 13 people were reported dead.

  • Food assistance, shelter and support to WASH continue to be among the immediate needs of the affected population.

16 Nov 2012 description
  • Cluster Strategic Indicators: Food assistance - Period: September 2012 - WFP Sahel response

  • Sector Performance Indicators: Agriculture - Period: January - September 2012 - FAO Sahel response

  • Cluster Strategic Indicators: Nutrition - Period: January - September 2012

  • Cluster Strategic Indicators: WASH - Period: January - September 2012

26 Oct 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Nutrition Crisis More than 576,000 (out of 1.1 million target of estimated SAM caseload) have already been reached with therapeutic care for treatment of SAM. Even though the lean season is now over, and the worse of the crisis has been weathered due to the emergency response and government action, the impact on vulnerable households remains a key concern.

16 Oct 2012 description
report Canadian Red Cross

Au cours des 12 derniers mois, plus de 18 millions de personnes ont été exposées à l’insécurité alimentaire dans la région du Sahel en Afrique. La région, qui se compose du Burkina Faso, du Tchad, du Mali, de la Mauritanie, du Sénégal, du Niger et de la Gambie, a connu des précipitations erratiques, des invasions d’insectes et une hausse du prix des denrées alimentaires et du pétrole en plus d’être le théâtre de déplacements de populations liés au conflit.

15 Oct 2012 description

Since 2007 the number of affected people by floods in West Africa is increasing.
In 2012, heavy rainfalls resulted into widespread floods affecting more than 3 million people in West and Central Africa, especially in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Senegal.
A large part of the affected people are already highly vulnerable due to the Food Security and Nutrition Crisis in the Sahel.

10 Oct 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  1. As of 09 September, nearly 23,000 people were affected by floods and windstorms. Almost 20% of the affected population were displaced (3,857 people) while 10 people were reported to have died. Moreover, the number of people affected is likely to increase, particularly in Banjul and Kanifing municipalities, due to heavy rains in the last week of September.

  2. The key needs include: scaling up of WASH and C4D activities, strengthening health sector disease surveillance system, and providing assistance with food and non-food items.

15 Sep 2012 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Plus de 1,5 million de personnes victimes des inondations dans 13 pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre

  • On estime au 15 septembre à 340 le nombre de décès, principalement au Nigeria et au Niger

Plus de 1,5 million de personnes victimes des inondations