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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 …

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.

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) .

19 Oct 2007 description

FAITS MARQUANTS

Plus de 800 000 personnes sont affectées par les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest.

17 Oct 2007 description

Floods in West Africa

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, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Sierra Leone, Benin, Ghana and Guinea) .

15 Oct 2007 description

Part I: Operational Requirements and Shortfalls

Overview of the 2007 Programme of Work

As the end of 2007 nears, the number of people the World Food Programme is seeking to support has risen to 83 million. The amount of food assistance required to assist these people is valued at US$3.4 billion. Considering resources mobilized thus far in 2007, the current level of funding falls short by some US$653 million.

Additional resources amounting to approximately US$800 million are required before the end of 2007 to ensure uninterrupted food aid deliveries for ongoing activities.

14 Oct 2007 description

WEST AFRICA FLOODS

The UN has allocated US $ 3.5 mn emergency response humanitarian assistance to Mali ( $ 1 mn), Ghana ( $ 2.5 mn) and Togo ( $1.4 mn). The grants are from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) created in 2006 by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

In Ghana, the Flash Appeal requests a total amount of US$9,913,136.

12 Oct 2007 description

This report covers the period of 1 January to 30 June 2007 for 2006-2007 Appeal.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme summary: By the end of 2006, the following humanitarian challenges related to protection and population movements were met in West …

20 Sep 2007 description

FAITS MARQUANTS

- Plus de 500 000 personnes sont affectées par les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest.

19 Sep 2007 description

SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS

- More than 500 000 people are victims of flood in West Africa. Ghana, Togo and Burkina Faso are among the most affected countries.

- Deterioration of the health situation in northern Niger and northern Mali

- Risk of worsening food insecurity due to the floods

- Cholera: resurgence in Senegal and persistence in Guinea

- The United Nations identify new challenges in West Africa through the call for Consolidated Funds (CAP)

- The identification of Mauritanian refugees in Senegal wishing to return home continues.

27 Aug 2007 description

SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS

- More than 65 000 people are victims of floods in West Africa

- There is an urgent need for relevant safety measures in Iferouane (300 km from Agadez in northern Niger) to facilitate humanitarian assistance

- Food situation is globally satisfactory in West Africa, even though pockets of food insecurity risks have been identified

- Persistence of cholera in Guinea, where over 500 cases are reported within a week

- The United Nations resolved to apply the tolerance zero policy, following sexual abuse allegations levelled against the UNOCI Moroccan …