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28 Dec 2007 description

SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS

- Four French tourists killed in Mauritania

- An anti-tank mine exploded in southern Niger

- The Niger government warns against sabotage acts

- Hostages detained by rebels are to be released on 28 December

- Mali and Guinea make efforts to bring durable solutions to border conflict

- Agricultural production decrease in Cape Verde, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal

- Disarmament launched in Côte d'Ivoire

- Avian flu detected in Benin

- Future opening of an OHCHR office in West Africa

- Dear cost of living cause violent protests in …

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 36,634,285 (USD 32,767,696 or EUR 22,202,596) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008-2009.

Current context

The West and Central African zone is a diverse region comprising 24 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo) and has an estimated population of 350 million people.

A …

20 Dec 2007 description

La Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge lance une série d'activités de prévention à la méningite dans 14 pays d'Afrique afin de se préparer à ce qui pourrait être l'une des pires épidémies de méningite des dix dernières années. Ces actions répondent à la mise en garde lancée le 9 octobre dernier par l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé.

Les premiers signes d'une épidémie pourraient se manifester dès février-mars 2008.

20 Dec 2007 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is launching meningitis prevention activities in 14 countries in Africa to get ready for what could be one of the worst meningitis epidemics in a decade. The move came as a reaction to the warning given by the World Health Organization on October 9.

The first indications of an epidemic could appear as early as February-March 2008.

14 Dec 2007 description

FAITS MARQUANTS

- Explosion d'une Mine anti-char dans le sud du Niger

- Mise en garde du gouvernement nigérien contre d'éventuels actes de sabotage

- Accord entre le Mali et l'Algérie pour sécuriser la frontière

- Efforts du Mali et de la Guinée pour une solution définitive du conflit à la frontière

- Production agricole en baisse au Cap Vert, Ghana, Nigeria et Sénégal

- Désarmement annoncé en Côte d'Ivoire

- Grippe aviaire détectée au Bénin

- Ouverture prochaine d'un bureau régional du HCDH en Afrique de l'ouest

- La cherté de la vie à …

10 Dec 2007 description


1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The West Africa region continues to experience the devastating consequences of two decades of complex emergencies and recurrent natural disasters. One of the poorest regions of the world, its problems are compounded by geographical and logistical challenges, such as large expanses of landlocked areas and extremely poor transportation networks. Poverty, the lack of basic social services, and weak governance have all resulted in extreme vulnerability to recurrent disasters, epidemics, violence, insecurity and population displacements.

06 Dec 2007 description
report Save the Children

Today, on the day thatthe AU/EU summit opens,more than 13,000 African children under the age of five will die, most from easily preventable illnesses, Save the Children said.

Save the Childrencalled on African leaders to fulfil their promises made in Abujain 2001 to spend at least 15% of their annual budgets on health.

Martin Kirk, Save the Children's Head of Campaigns and Advocacy, said: "Almost five million children under the age of five die each year in sub-Saharan Africa.

"The majority of these deaths are caused by diarrhoea, pneumonia andmalaria - illnesses that …

04 Dec 2007 description

ROME, le 4 décembre 2007 - UPS et TNR, deux grandes entreprises de logistique, se sont unies pour aider la cause humanitaire, en mettant à disposition gratuitement des hangars pour les entrepôts de fournitures humanitaires des Nations Unies (UNHRD) situés au Ghana et au Panama et gérés par le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM).

03 Dec 2007 description

Par Noora Kero, Fédération Internationale à Dapaong, Nord-Togo

Tchari Lakani est agriculteur. Il rentre chez lui et va retrouver ses deux femmes et de ses neuf enfants dans la préfecture de Kpendjal, au Nord du Togo.

29 Nov 2007 description

In brief

Appeal history:

- Emergency Appeal launched on 22 July 2005 for CHF 18,243,483 (USD 14,211,607 or EUR 11,642,754) in cash, kind or services to assist 44,400 households (220,000 beneficiaries) - in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger - for six months.

- A Revised Plan of Action, issued on 7 August 2005, specified assistance to 76,571 households (532,000 beneficiaries) over a six months period.

- Operation Update no. 1 was issued on 27 August 2005.

- Operation Update no. 2 was issued on 25 October 2005.

- Operation Update no.

19 Nov 2007 description

SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS

- A land conflict makes at least five deaths on the Mali-Guinea border

- Insecurity in Northern Mali and Northern Niger worries ECOWAS

- Cereal price increase is a threat to food security in West Africa

- Cholera is dwindling in Senegal and Guinea

- Signature of an agreement between Mauritania, Senegal and UNHCR for the repatriation of Mauritanian refugees

- Protests against food prices rise make at least one death in Mauritania

- Some three soldiers are killed and four other reported missing in Northern Niger

- 21 Cameroonian military are …

18 Nov 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

15 Nov 2007 description

FAITS MARQUANTS

- Un conflit foncier fait au moins cinq morts à la frontière Mali-Guinée

- La situation sécuritaire au nord Mali et nord Niger préoccupe la CEDEAO

- La flambée des prix des céréales menace la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l'ouest

- Le cholera en baisse au Sénégal et en Guinée

- Signature d'un accord entre la Mauritanie, le Sénégal et le HCR pour le rapatriement des réfugiés Mauritaniens

- Des manifestations contre la cherté de la vie font au moins 1 mort en Mauritanie

- Au moins trois soldats auraient été tués et quatre autres portés …

04 Nov 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical healthrelated activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

30 Oct 2007 description

Around 800,000 people have been affected by floods in 14 countries in West Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, The Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria, Togo, Sierra Leone, Benin, Ghana and Guinea)(1) .