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06 Sep 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Ecological conditions remain favourable for breeding to continue in northern Mali as well as northern and central Niger.

• One generation of breeding has already occurred and an increasing number of immature adults have been seen in Niger that will mature and could be ready to lay eggs in September.

• No locusts were seen in central and western Mali in early August. Scattered locust adults are present in Chad.

• 15 teams are currently undertaking surveys in Niger and four teams are undertaking surveys in Chad.

06 Sep 2012 description

Dans le cadre de l’animation du dispositif de veille régional, s’est tenue à Dakar/Sénégal, du 04 au 06 septembre 2012, la concertation régionale sur les perspectives agricoles et alimentaires au Sahel et en Afrique l’Ouest.

Organisée par le CILSS, la rencontre a enregistré la participation des délégués de ses pays membres, des représentants des partenaires techniques et financiers (FAO, FEWS NET, JRC/UE-GSU, PAM, FFP/USAID, ECHO, OXFAM, ACDI, Coopération Française), la société civile (APESS), l’UEMOA et des cadres et experts du CILSS.

06 Sep 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Shushan Mebrahtu

SARANDO GANDA, Niger, 5 September 2012 - In Sarando Ganda, a village along the Niger River on the outskirts of Niamey, many of the mud-brick houses have collapsed or are severely damaged, leaving 70 per cent of the population homeless.

06 Sep 2012 description

Forging greater ties between the United Nations and the League of Arab States to address Middle East turmoil and working closely with their new Joint Special Representative on the crisis in Syria would be among the top priorities of the Security Council in September, the Permanent Representative of Germany, whose delegation holds the Council’s rotating presidency for this month, said today.

05 Sep 2012 description

To see this news alert with links to the sources click here.

400,000 displaced by floods sweeping across West Africa

Torrential rains have struck several West African countries during the past few weeks resulting in mass displacements throughout the region. Following a severe drought, the August floods have exacerbated an ongoing regional food security crisis.

05 Sep 2012 description

GENEVA, September 5 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres has urged the international community to step up efforts for a political solution to the Mali crisis, warning that the whole region could be affected unless stronger action is taken.

05 Sep 2012 description

Au sommaire

  • Avec un taux de 14;8%, la situation nutritionnelle des enfants s’est dégradée
  • Le bilan des inondations continue de monter; près de 500 milles personnes auraient été affectées.
  • Le paludisme repartent à la hausse à Zinder
05 Sep 2012 description

As part of its mission to strengthen community resilience and reduce vulnerability, the Qatar Red Crescent Society has been working in Mali and Niger to support comprehensive action to minimize disaster risks.

In June, a four-person emergency response team from the organization visited the town of Gao in northern Mali, which saw outbreaks of violence in March. The purpose of the humanitarian mission was to distribute food aid to 1,000 households and conduct an assessment of the population’s needs in water, sanitation, health and food security.

05 Sep 2012 description
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Advance notice of ICRC activities and events, plus information on new footage, films and photos.

MIDDLE EAST

05 Sep 2012 description

1) Heavy rains have resulted in fatalities and massive destruction in South Darfur, the northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, and Jonglei states of South Sudan. Flooding potential remains as heavy rains are forecast during the next week.

2) Heavy downpours left one dead in the Gambia during the past week. Heavy rains have persisted, exacerbating Cholera outbreak across Sierra Leone and Guinea. Concerns for flooding and Cholera spreading remain as heavy rains are again forecasted.

04 Sep 2012 description

Backed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), Niger has received approval from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) for US $22 million to support its Water Resources Mobilization and Development Project. It seeks to boost food production in 10 rural districts in Niger, and ultimately improve the livelihoods of some 700,000 people, by implementing mini dams, wells and boreholes, irrigation schemes, erosion control and other water management measures along with the social infrastructure and training needed at the local level to ensure sustainability.

04 Sep 2012 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity (QC) has opened a shelter for children who fled to South Mali along with their parents.

The centre was opened by QC in June to help students catch up with the lessons they had missed.

QC executive director for International Operations, Mohamed Mubarak al-Adassani, said the initiative was aimed at easing the sufferings of parents and to make the 2011-2012 school year succeed, through giving the students an equal opportunity as their peers in the stable regions of Mali.

04 Sep 2012 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 236/2012

1 septembre 2012 [ABUJA-NIGERIA]

Le rapport d’étape 1 pour la mise en œuvre du Système d’information sur le secteur agricole de la CEDEAO (ECOAGRIS) fera l’objet d’un examen approfondi au cours de l’atelier technique prévu le mardi 4 septembre 2012 dans les locaux du Parlement de la Communauté à Abuja.

04 Sep 2012 description

Situation Générale en août 2012 Prévision jusqu’à mi-octobre 2012

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante en août avec la production qui a eu lieu au Niger sur de très vastes étendues. La situation est moins claire dans le nord du Mali mais est probablement similaire. Une reproduction à plus petite échelle a eu lieu en Mauritanie et au Tchad. Seuls des ailés en faibles effectifs on été signalés au Soudan et le long de la frontiere indo-pakistanaise.

04 Sep 2012 description

Bamako, le 30 août 2012 – L’Agence Nationale de la Météorologie du Mali et l'Organisation météorologique mondiale organisent un atelier national sur la mise en place d'un Cadre national pour les services climatologiques du 4 au 7 septembre 2012 à Sélingué.

04 Sep 2012 description
report Plan International

Aid workers brace for influx of refugees and IDPs

BAMAKO, Mali – The international children’s charity, Plan International, is warning that internally displaced children (IDPs) sheltering in Mopti may become displaced again after a nearby town fell to Islamist forces on Monday.

The insurgents reported that they regained control of Douentza after they disarmed the local militia without a fight.

03 Sep 2012 description

A second generation of breeding expected to commence shortly in Niger and Mali

03 Sep 2012 description
report Logistics Cluster

Each week the Global Logistics Cluster Support Cell (GLCSC) provides an operational update on the activities of Logistics Clusters/Sectors in the field, together with the details of the latest publications on the Logistics Cluster website. The GLCSC is housed in the Logistics Division of the UN World Food Programme, the Global Logistics Cluster Lead. It is comprised of a diverse, multi-skilled group of logisticians, currently drawn from ACF, Care Canada, MSB (formerly SRSA), Save the Children, and WFP. Previously, the GLCSC has included representation from Care International and WVI.