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West and Central Africa - Humanitarian Bulletin (August 2013)

HIGHLIGHTS
 Global Food Prices are 11 points higher in 2013 as compared to 2012.
 48 per cent of the households in Guinea Bissau are facing a major food deficit, with enough cereal stocks to last for only one month.
 Regional cholera rates declined in 2013 as compared to last year.
 1,200 refugees voted in the Malian elections.
 Malnutrition admission trends worrying in Niger, Chad, Nigeria, Mali and Cameroon.
 22,730 children are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition, including 5,461 children with acute severe cases in the Gao region (northern Mali).
 Flood Watch: Floods in Guinea, impact over 4,000 people.

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
16 Aug 2013
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin
Theme(s): 
Conflict
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Refugees and Returnees
Coordination hub(s): 
Bureau Régional pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017