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Nigeria: Migration Resource and Response Mechanism Project Launched in Nigeria

5 hours 2 min ago
Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Benin, Libya, Niger, Nigeria

Nigeria - Executive Governor of Katsina State Aminu Bello Masari and IOM last week (20/10) launched the Migration Resource and Response Mechanism (MRRM) project in the north-western Nigerian state, which borders Niger.

IOM Nigeria, in collaboration with IOM Niger, is implementing the project, which is jointly funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the European Union (EU). DFID is providing GBP 80,000 for the community development component of the project, while the EU is providing EUR 50,000 for the group reintegration aspect.

The project aims to mitigate the impacts of irregular migration, fostering stability and enhancing community development through creation of better socio-economic conditions for returning migrants. It will also provide assistance to youth at risk of irregular migration through implementation of group reintegration activity and community projects to reduce irregular migration among young people.

Within the framework of the MRRM, IOM in collaboration with the Women’s Economic Empowerment Organisation, has already constructed a classroom and a borehole in Bagemu community, renovated one block of three classrooms and constructed two boreholes in Magama community. It has also reintegrated 16 returnees in their community of origin.

“Economic instability is sometimes inevitable and uncontrollable. However, what we can control is raising awareness in our community of the perils of irregular migration, to equip our communities with the necessary tools to be able to achieve economic empowerment that allow them to build something at home, rather than risk the dangers encountered during irregular migration to both neighbouring countries and Europe,” said IOM Nigeria programme manager Sara Hamo.

“Katsina State Government is very pleased with the IOM project in Bagemu Community Baure Local Government Area as it complements the efforts of the State Government in addressing the most important sectors of the society – education and youth empowerment,” said Governor Masari.

He promised to build a training centre where young people can learn income generating trades such as tailoring to be successful at home – removing the need to travel abroad as irregular migrants in search of work. Most young people return to the area from neighbouring countries including Niger, Libya and Benin.

For further information, please contact IOM Abuja. Ikechukwu Hillarion Attah, Tel: +234 8134673873, Email: or Enira Krdzalic, Email:

Nigeria: Nigeria: Emergency Dashboard, October 2016

9 hours 42 sec ago
Source: World Food Programme Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria

Mali: Mali: Emergency Dashboard, October 2016

9 hours 8 min ago
Source: World Food Programme Country: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger

World: Analysis: Flow Monitoring Surveys the Human Trafficking and Other Exploitative Practices Prevalence Indication Survey, (Reporting Period : June 2016 - September 2016)

24 October 2016 - 4:25pm
Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Algeria, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Italy, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Serbia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, World



This research started in October 2015 and is being conducted within the framework of IOM’s research on populations on the move through the Mediterranean and Western Balkan Routes to Europe. This round of surveys contains the findings of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and it has been carried out by IOM field staff in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Serbia, Hungary, and Italy.
The survey gathers information about migrants’ profiles, including age, sex, areas of origin, levels of education, key transit points on their route, cost of journey, motives, and intentions. The survey also includes six questions that are proxy indicators for potential human trafficking or exploitative practices that the migrants and refugees interviewed might have experienced.


This week’s report focuses on providing an analysis on migrants and refugees travelling along the Central Mediterranean Route and the Eastern Mediterranean Route. The first section provides analysis on interviewees` responses to human trafficking and other exploitative prevalence indicators. The second section explains the context of the two migration routes.

World: Food Assistance Outlook Brief September 2016

24 October 2016 - 12:58pm
Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, World, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe


This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season. Additional information is provided for countries with large food insecure populations, an expectation of high severity, or where other key issues warrant additional discussion. Analytical confidence is lower in remote monitoring countries, denoted by “RM”. Visit for detailed country reports.

Niger: WFP Niger Country Brief, September 2016

24 October 2016 - 12:24pm
Source: World Food Programme Country: Mali, Niger


  • During the lean season, assistance was provided to 250,000 people, including children 6-59 months, pregnant women and nursing mothers.

  • Due to lack of funds school children will receive reduced rations for the upcoming school year starting in October. If immediate funding is not secured the gains that have been made could be jeopardized.

  • The launch of the E-Voucher system/SCOPE database is proving to be an effective and well appreciated mechanism which ensures transparency and quality of data analysis and distributions.

Operational Update

Integrated resilience programme:

  • The national strategy for local purchases (in the framework of the PAA – Purchase for Africa from Africans) was validated by the Government of Niger. This is a big step for WFP as it provides sustainable market opportunities to smallholder farmers and strengthens South-South cooperation with Brazil.

  • Data collection and analysis for the second joint WFP/Allianz NGO Post Distribution Monitoring assessment took place in September. Results will be available in midOctober.

  • The SMART nutrition survey is currently being finalized and results are expected for the month of October.

Humanitarian assistance:

  • WFP continues to assist 58,900 Malian refugees through unconditional assistance (food and cash voucher) in Tabarebarey, Abala and Mangaize camps and Intikane and Tazalit hosting sites.

  • In August, WFP and UNHCR successfully launched an evoucher distribution in Mangaizé refugee camp. The first phase benefited 9,000 people but the e-voucher project is expected to scale up 66,300 people living in other camps before the end of the year. In 2017, WFP plans to register the different groups of people it assists into the SCOPE platform.

  • A joint workshop with WFP, UNHCR, the Ministry of Health and the cooperating partners took place between 14 and 22 September to assess the critical nutrition situation in the Malian refugee camps and elaborate an action plan.

  • WFP and partners continue to respond to populations in the Diffa region affected by the evolving insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin.

- Air support:

UNHAS continues to provide air transport services to the humanitarian community in all five regions of Niger. In September, UNHAS transported 1,261 passengers and 2,057 kg of cargo.

Nigeria: Food security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel, N°77 - September 2016

24 October 2016 - 11:32am
Source: World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo

Key Points

  • Normal to above normal harvest and pasture production expected for the 2016/2017 cropping season.
  • Spread of the Rift Valley fever in the region of Tahoua in Niger.
  • The food security situation is overall satisfactory except in conflict zones such as in the Lake Chad Basin and the northern Mali.

Seasonal cumulative rainfalls have been normal to above normal everywhere except in places along the coastline in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Togo where light deficits were observed.
The expectations of agro-pastoral production in the region are overall satisfactory. However, the floods and the high levels of water could threaten these projections of good harvest.
In West Africa, prices should not observe high increases, given the good expectations of production.
The food security situation in the region is overall satisfactory and was strengthened by early harvests which started in August in coastal countries and in September in the Sahel. However, conflicts in the Lake Chad Basin and northern Mali will represent the main threat to the food security in the region.

Mauritania: Criquet pèlerin - Mise à jour 21 octobre 2016

24 October 2016 - 8:13am
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Chad, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Sudan

Poursuite d’une résurgence en Mauritanie et possible développement d’une autre résurgence au Soudan

Une résurgence du Criquet pèlerin se poursuit dans l’ouest de la Mauritanie, où des groupes d’adultes sont présents et des pontes et des éclosions en cours, entraînant la formation de groupes et de petites bandes de larves des premiers stades. Des opérations de lutte terrestre sont en cours et près de 6 500 ha ont été traités depuis le début de la campagne.

Au Maroc, des ailés solitaires sont présents dans la zone de l’Adrar Settouf de l’extrême sud, ainsi que plus au nord, le long du versant méridional des monts Atlas.

En novembre, les effectifs acridiens vont diminuer dans le sud-est de la Mauritanie, suite à la formation de quelques derniers groupes et à leur déplacement vers le nord-ouest, où ils s’ajouteront aux pontes débutées en dernière semaine de septembre. Une deuxième génération d’éclosions commencée début octobre se poursuivra en novembre, donnant naissance à des groupes et bandes larvaires tout au long des mois d’octobre et de novembre. On s’attend à ce que les mues imaginales commencent au cours de la deuxième semaine de novembre et se poursuivent en décembre, entraînant la formation de groupes et des essaims d’ailés immatures à partir de la mi-novembre environ. Les prévisions de pluies saisonnières suggèrent des précipitations légèrement au-dessus de la moyenne en novembre et décembre, qui devraient permettre aux conditions favorables à la reproduction et à la survie du Criquet pèlerin de perdurer. Certaines des infestations vont probablement s’étendre vers les zones adjacentes du sud du Maroc.

Au Soudan, des groupes de larves grégaires des derniers stades se forment dans le Nord Kordofan et des bandes larvaires se sont formées au nord-ouest de Khartoum, dans le désert de Baiyuda. Des groupes de larves et d’ailés immatures ont été également observés plus à l’est, près de Kassala. Des opérations de lutte sont en cours et au moins 500 ha ont été traités jusqu’à présent. Avec le dessèchement de la végétation, on s’attend à ce que davantage de groupes, de bandes et peut-être quelques petits essaims se forment et se déplacent vers les zones de reproduction hivernale.

Ailleurs, une reproduction à petite échelle se poursuit dans des parties du nord du Niger, où de petits groupes sont présents, et au Tchad, les infestations acridiennes diminuent.

Mali: Mali: Réfugiés, rapatriés et personnes déplacées internes - 31 août 2016

24 October 2016 - 5:28am
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger

Mali: Mali: Refugees, returnees and Internally displaced populations - 31 August 2016

24 October 2016 - 5:26am
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger

World: Q&A: Land degradation could force 135 million to migrate in next 30 years

23 October 2016 - 11:44pm
Source: Inter Press Service Country: Chad, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, Syrian Arab Republic, World

By Manipadma Jena

NEW DELHI/BONN, Oct 18 2016 (IPS) - One of the critical challenges facing the world today is that emerging migration patterns are increasingly rooted in the depletion of natural resources.

Entire populations are being disempowered and uprooted as the land that they rely on for their survival and for their future no longer provides sustenance.

Many people will move within their own region or to nearby cities, driving unplanned urbanisation. Up to 135 million people are at risk of distressed migration as a result of land degradation in the next 30 years, says a United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) vision document.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) along with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change both envision land rehabilitation and restoration as significant actions in development and addressing climate change.

Governments from all over the world are currently meeting in Nairobi in order to agree on the strategic direction of the Desertification Convention. IPS correspondent Manipadma Jena interviewed Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UNCCD, ahead of the ongoing fifteenth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC15) in Nairobi. Excerpts from the interview follow.

Q: With as many as 170 countries affected by drought or desertification, how could these factors drive conflicts and forced migrations? 

A. Two Somali proverbs,_nabadiyocaano_ meaning ‘peace and milk’ and _col iyoabaar_ which means ‘conflict and drought’, illustrate the strong connection between stability and access to pasture and water. The world’s drought-prone and water scarce regions are often the main sources of refugees.

But neither desertification nor drought on its own causes conflict or forced migration. But they can increase the risk of conflict and intensify ongoing conflicts. Converging factors like political tension, weak institutions, economic marginalisation, lack of social safety nets or group rivalries create the conditions that make people unable to cope. The continuous drought and water scarcity from 2006 to 2010 in Syria is a recent well-known example.

Droughts are natural phenomena, they are not fated to lead to forced migration and conflict. Severe droughts also occur in countries like Australia and the United States, but government intervention has made these experiences bearable.

For poor countries where safety nets do not exist, the intervention of the international community is vital.

In Mali, for example, unpredictable and decreasing rainfall seasons have led to a decline in harvests. More and more herders and farmers’ are moving into cities searching for employment. In Bamako, Mali’s capital, population in just over 20 years has grown from 600,000 to roughly   2 million with living conditions becoming more precarious and insecure. As Lagos fills up with those fleeing desertification in rural northern Nigeria, its population now 10 million. Disillusioned, unemployed youth are easy prey for smugglers, organised drug and crime cartels, even for Boko Haram.

Pastoralists face similar challenges when they are compelled to move beyond their accepted boundaries in search of water and pasture and risk clashing with other populations unwilling to share resources. Clashes between pastoralists and farmer are a serious challenge for governments in Somalia, Chad and Niger.

Q: Which other countries are showing signs of vulnerability to extreme droughts in the near future?

A: Drought occurs in almost every climatic region. With climate change, droughts are expected to spread to new areas and to become more frequent and more intense. The vulnerable regions are Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle-East and North Africa, South-Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Australia, Brazil, India, U.S. and China. In the coming decades, most of the United States, the Mediterranean region, Southwest Asia, Western and Southern Africa and much of Latin America, especially Mexico and Brazil, will face extreme droughts.

The more important question, however, is “who is going to be affected and what can be done about it?” The livelihoods of the poor in developing countries will be the most impacted because they rely heavily on natural resources.  So, more investment is needed to incentivise them to adopt sustainable land management (SLM).

But frankly, the investments we have for land rehabilitation are insufficient. We must also improve land tenure security because farmers with secure ownership are more likely to adopt good practices. Improving access to markets and rural services will create alternative non-farm employment, reducing pressure on land and the impacts of droughts in turn.

Q: A lot now hinges on achieving Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) which requires a paradigm shift from ‘degrade-abandon-migrate’ to ‘protect-sustain-restore’. UNCCD aims to achieve LDN by 2030.  Given the tremendous and diverse pressures on land for economic growth, also from large populations in regions like Africa and Asia, where do you see their achievements in 14 years?

A. We want to move from business as usual to a future where the amount of productive land passing from one generation to the next remains stable.

In the current scenario, large numbers of people and a large share of national economies are tied to the land sector, particularly in the developing countries. So any degradation of the land reduces a country’s productivity. Unsustainable land use practices costs Mali about 8 percent of its gross domestic product, for example.

By 2030, along with a higher world population, a large middle class will emerge, accelerating the demand to draw more from these land-based sectors. For Africa and Asia to bridge these gaps, the farmers need to keep every inch of their land productive. This switch to sustainable land management however needs strong government support – to move farmers to scale up these good practices, to recover degraded lands and to prevent losing the most productive lands to urbanisation.

Reforms would move credit, market access and rural infrastructural development to ignite sustainable growth in agriculture. This is what it will take, to achieve land degradation neutrality by 2030.

The Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative that seeks to restore degraded lands and create green jobs in the land-based sectors is a good example of this vision. The Desertification Convention is working with partners around the world to develop initiatives that are linked to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of achieving land degradation neutrality by 2030.

Q: Which countries are faring better in turning around land degradation and what is the key factor driving this achievement?

A. A 2008 global assessment showed that most of the land restoration since 1983 was in the Sahel zone. But we have seen a rise in global attention to land degradation through diverse initiatives. that include the Conventions on Biological Diversity and Climate Change,the Bonn Challenge on Forest and Landscape Restoration and the New York Declaration on Forests. There are also regional initiatives such as Initiative 20×20 in the Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa’s Great Green Wall and initiative AF100, also in Africa.

Once the SDGs were adopted last year, our ambition for 2016 was to have at least 60 countries committing to set voluntary national targets to achieve land degradation neutrality by 2030. We have surpassed that target. Today, we have more than 100 country commitments.

This achievement is due, in part, to the success of a pilot project that enabled 14 countries to assess and politically communicate the potential returns each would get by reversing land degradation in target areas. Armenia, Belarus and Ethiopia could quantify how they could meet their national obligations under the climate change agreement by pursuing land degradation neutrality.

Some common patterns among the countries that tend to fare better in fighting land degradation and drought (DLDD) is strong government leadership that values the socio-economic benefits accruing to their people and political commitment to make effective policies. They also have active champions of good land use practices which can be NGOs, development and private sector partners as well as small and large farmers.

Q: UNCCD is open to private business funding for projects under LDN. Which type of projects would businesses -for- profit show investment interest?

A. There is a growing appetite in the private sector for sustainable land use projects that can contribute to land degradation neutrality. More industry players have committed to LDN-related initiatives and other environmental targets. Companies committing to reduce the ecological impacts of their commodity supply chains rose from 50 in 2009 to nearly 300 by 2014, Supply Change reported in 2016. Many businesses dealing in agricultural and/or forestry commodities get raw materials from the land, and may be interested in investing in projects that make their supply chains more sustainable.

But there is no dedicated public funding pool investing globally in projects to combat land degradation, and public financing alone is not sufficient to protect our planet’s ecosystems. The private sector needs to step up. This is what created the need and opportunity for a new dedicated funding source –the LDN Fund. It combines public and private capital in support of the SDG target of land degradation neutrality.

The sustainable agriculture, sustainable forestry (including agroforestry), land rehabilitation and conservation, and the ecotourism sectors can support profitable investments. Forestry has attracted 77 percent of all capital raised for LDN investments to date. Agriculture is expected to see the strongest increase in investments and to grow by nearly 350 percent by 2021. It is clear that projects that incorporate at least some component of food and/or timber production are more likely to generate a stable cash flow are more appealing to private investors in LDN.

In the developed countries, many of the conservation activities receiving private investment are backed by government legislation. A strong regulatory framework provides certainty to the market and helps to create end buyers. As a result, the investments attract steady flows of private capital.

Q: Do governments need to put in place smallholder-safeguard mechanisms for private investments in land?

A. Safeguard mechanisms that recognise the land rights of smallholders are vital, even when the farmers have no formal tenure. Smallholdings support billions of livelihoods, which makes these households extremely sensitive to land use change.

In developing countries, government policies designed to attract investment are often biased towards large-scale farming, and hardly offer the protection to smallholders require. Private investors should have their own safeguards but governments have a responsibility to implement and enforce mechanisms to protect smallholders. The LDN Fund is designed to align with progressive global environmental and social standards.

Niger: Diffa/Niger: Attacks related to Boko Haram in 2016 (as of 22 September 2016)

22 October 2016 - 5:44am
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Niger, Nigeria

Niger: Niger: Rift Valley Fever (Situation as of 5 October 2016)

21 October 2016 - 5:29pm
Source: World Health Organization Country: Niger

Situation update

  • A total of 90 cases and 28 deaths (CFR: 31%) reported between 02 August and 05 October 2016 from Tchintabaraden in Tahoua region.

  • High risk of spread to neighboring countries given the prevailing security situation, population movement and limited public health infrastructure in the affected areas.

Actions Undertaken

  • A multi-disciplinary team of experts comprised of MOH, MOL, WHO, & FAO* deployed in the field to support response operations.
  • Mobile laboratory of IP Dakar deployed n the field to support detection and confirmation of cases as well as monitoring of the effectiveness of interventions.
  • A mutli-sectoral response plan developed to support advocacy and mobilization of critical resources.

Nigeria: 2016 Nigeria Regional Refugee Response Plan: Funding snapshot as at 20 October 2016

21 October 2016 - 4:32pm
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria

World: Communicable Disease Threats Report, 16-22 October 2016, Week 42

21 October 2016 - 2:06pm
Source: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Country: Afghanistan, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, Finland, France, French Guiana (France), Germany, Guadeloupe (France), Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique (France), Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saint Barthélemy (France), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin (France), Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Viet Nam, World

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extremely drug-resistant TB.

Chad: Sahel Crisis 2016: Funding Status as of 21 October 2016

21 October 2016 - 9:28am
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal

Niger: Niger HRP 2016: Funding Status as of 21 October 2016

21 October 2016 - 8:11am
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Niger

World: Women's Roles in the West African Food System: Implications and Prospects for Food Security and Resilience

21 October 2016 - 4:55am
Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, World


This paper examines how women’s empowerment is essential for food and nutrition security and resilience in West Africa and suggests policy “pointers” arising from the West African experience that can help inform policies and strategies, particularly in view of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. West African women play a significant role at each stage in the food system, from production to distribution to nutrition, and they contribute to building resilience and adaptability to uncertainty and shocks including the effects of climate change. While it is clear that women significantly contribute to the eradication of hunger and malnutrition, it is also evident that there is a need for greater political representation and participation in policy dialogues.

Keywords: gender, women, food systems, empowerment, West Africa

JEL classification: J16, R11, R58, Q18, Q01, Q15

Mauritania: Desert Locust situation update 21 October 2016

20 October 2016 - 8:00pm
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Chad, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Sudan

Outbreak continues in Mauritania and could develop in Sudan

A Desert Locust outbreak continues in western Mauritania where groups of mature adults are present, and egg-laying and hatching are underway, causing early instar hopper groups and small bands to form. Ground control operations are in progress and have treated nearly 6,500 ha since the beginning of the campaign.

In Morocco, solitarious adults are present in the Adrar Settouf area of the extreme south as well as further north along the southern side of the Atlas Mountains.

During November, locusts will decline in southeast Mauritania as a few remaining groups form and move to the northwest where they will supplement egg-laying that started during the last week of September. Second-generation hatching that commenced in early October will continue during November, giving rise to hopper groups and bands throughout October and November. Fledging is expected to commence during the second week of November and continue during December, giving rise to immature adult groups and swarms from about mid-November onwards. Seasonal rainfall predictions suggest slightly above average rainfall in November and December that should allow the continuation of favourable conditions for locust breeding and survival. Some of the infestations are likely to extend to adjacent areas of southern Morocco.

In Sudan, groups of gregarious late instar hoppers are forming in North Kordofan and hopper bands formed northwest of Khartoum in the Baiyuda Desert. Groups of hoppers and immature adults were also seen further east near Kassala. Control operations are in progress and have treated at least 500 ha so far. As vegetation dries out, more groups, bands and perhaps a few small swarms are expected to form and move to the winter breeding areas.

Elsewhere, small-scale breeding continues in parts of northern Niger where small grops are present, and locust infestations are declining in Chad

Mali: Situation épidémiologique de la 41ème semaine de l’année 2016

20 October 2016 - 2:54pm
Source: Government of the Republic of Mali Country: Mali, Niger

La situation épidémiologique de cette semaine a été caractérisée par la confirmation d’une épidémie de rougeole de la 40ème semaine dans le district sanitaire de Kita, région de Kayes. L’investigation des cas a été faite et les résultats provisoires de la riposte vaccinale font état de 2 553 enfants de 6 à 59 mois vaccinés soit un taux de couverture vaccinale de 96,08% au J2. Télécharger la situation épidémiologique pour plus de détails