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28 Dec 2007 description


- 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 …

14 Dec 2007 description


- 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


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


- 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 …

15 Nov 2007 description


- 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 …

19 Oct 2007 description


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

09 Oct 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund


In Ghana, the UN has committed to respond to 75,000 people in most immediate need, which includes an estimated 15,000 children under the age of five.

In Togo, an estimated 60,000 people have lost their homes and the floods and heavy rains have ruined 10 per cent of the farmland and contaminated boreholes- food shortages and disease are likely to occur in the future.

Latest figures from the Government of Burkina Faso report that up to 93,000 people have been affected by flooding.


20 Sep 2007 description


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

19 Sep 2007 description


- 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.

14 Sep 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected 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.

27 Aug 2007 description


- 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 …

21 Aug 2007 description

Faits marquants:

- Plus de 65 000 personnes affectées par les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest.

- L'ouverture d'un corridor humanitaire s'impose à Iférouane (à 300 km de Agadez nord du Niger) pour faciliter l'assistance humanitaire.

- Situation alimentaire globalement satisfaisante en Afrique de l'Ouest même si des poches à risque d'insécurité alimentaire sont identifiées.

- Persistance du choléra en Guinée, plus de 500 cas enregistrés en une semaine.

- Les Nations Unies engagées dans l'application de la politique de la tolérance zéro à la …

18 May 2007 description

Pledges & contributions

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is pleased to acknowledge the receipt of nine new contributions totalling $138,956,623.78 as of 2 May. The contributions were made by Antigua and Barbuda ($5,000), Azerbaijan ($20,000), France ($1,263,800), Liechtenstein ($123,243.78), Netherlands ($53,300,000), Portugal ($268,540), South Africa ($240,000), Sri Lanka ($10,000) and the United Kingdom ($83,726,040). Furthermore, Pakistan pledged 20,000 for 2007.

16 May 2007 description


- Food and nutrition situation of concern in some areas of Burkina Faso, Niger, Mauritania, Togo and the Gambia

- Meningitis: more than 33,000 cases reported in 12 African countries since the beginning of the year

- Cholera in Senegal and Guinea

- Case of avian influenza confirmed in Ghana

- Degradation of security in northern Niger, northern Mali

- Storage conditions of explosive devices disturbing in Guinea Bissau


Guinea: soldiers demand the payment of their salary arrears

In the first half of May, …

15 May 2007 description


- Situation alimentaire et nutritionnelle préoccupante dans certaines zones du Burkina Faso, du Niger, de la Mauritanie, du Togo et de la Gambie

- Méningite: plus de 33 000 cas enregistrés dans 12 pays africains depuis le début de l'année

- Choléra au Sénégal et en Guinée

- Cas de grippe aviaire confirmé au Ghana

- Détérioration de la sécurité dans le nord du Niger, nord du Mali

- Conditions de stockage des engins explosifs inquiétantes en Guinée Bissau

22 Mar 2007 description

Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations

02 Mar 2007 description


The nomination of Mr. Lansana Kouyaté as Prime Minister in Guinea on 26 February led to an end of the general strike which first started on 10 January. The overall humanitarian consequences of the crisis in Guinea include at least 139 dead and over 1,700 wounded according to the Government of Guinea.