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24 Mar 2017 description

Les syndromes suivants ont été signalés :

Maladies diarrhéiques : États fédérés de Micronésie, Tonga

Autres relevés :

Dengue

24 Mar 2017 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action: With this Operations Update no. 3, the Red Cross of Serbia is extending the timeframe of the operation until 30 June 2017. It is also reflecting the additional contribution received from ECHO by which the budget has increased to 3,303,742 Swiss francs. The number of target beneficiaries has been adapted to the current situation in country and increased from 196,000 to 307,600 people.

24 Mar 2017 description

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  • WFP’s partnership with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the agency spearheading food fortification in India, has the potential to mainstream fortification in safety-nets nationwide.

  • A proposal to set up a Centre for Excellence (CENEX) in India is being finalised in collaboration with the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution. The Committee for Establishment and Expenditure will meet in March 2017 to review the proposal.

24 Mar 2017 description

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  • Funding constraints impact WFP’s nutrition assistance in DPRK. To stretch resources, WFP will not distribute fortified blended food to 190,000 children in kindergartens in March, while reduced rations will continue to be provided to nursery children, pregnant women and nursing mothers. WFP will provide full rations of fortified blended food during the months June-August, to mitigate the impact of the lean season. During the lean season people have less access to food.

24 Mar 2017 description

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  • The WFP Bangladesh Country Strategic Plan for 2017 to 2020 was approved at the February 2017 Executive Board Session on 22 February 2017. It will replace the Country Programme and Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation starting on 01 March 2017.

24 Mar 2017 description

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  • WFP continues to provide food and nutritional assistance to vulnerable people in Afghanistan. However, as a result of funding shortfall, WFP could not provide food to 224,000 vulnerable people and cash-based transfers to 277,000, as lean season support in January and February respectively.

24 Mar 2017 description

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  • The School Feeding Programme faces a critical funding gap. The new school year, which began in October, has little food available for the school canteens. WFP’s Social Safety Net programme is also in need of urgent funding.

  • Funded by the European Union, WFP, FAO and IFAD have launched a small-holder farmers’ project with the Government to promote a Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programme.

24 Mar 2017 description

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  • The UN Country Team in Namibia successfully undertook a school feeding field visit which aimed to strengthen knowledge on the Namibian School Feeding Programme and provide insight on WFP’s partnership with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture.

24 Mar 2017 description

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  • In February, WFP assisted 172,443 food-insecure people with cash and food. The assistance covered people in seven districts, most affected by the drought due to the El Nino phenomenon.

  • Under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), WFP received 66 mt of plumpy nut to provide assistance for Nutrition activities.

Operational Updates

24 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • Crop-destroying caterpillars, known as armyworms, have destroyed 63,000 hectares of maize in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since December, causing local maize prices to triple. The 63,000 hectares represent 80 percent of maize production in Haut Katanga province.

24 Mar 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 11 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

Following is a summary of the situation in Brazil and Peru.

In Brazil, since the beginning of the outbreak in December 2016 to 17 March of 2017, there were 1,561 cases of yellow fever reported, of which 28.7% were laboratory-confirmed (n=448),

23 Mar 2017 description
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Intense rains have caused severe flooding and landslides in 24 of Peru’s 25 regions. 12 regions have been declared in a state of emergency source. It is the worst flooding in two decades, and more storms are expected.

23 Mar 2017 description
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  • On 31 January 2017, UNICEF launched the Southern Africa El Niño/La Niña Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal. The HAC requirement for Swaziland is US$2.74 million in 2017, which is currently 32 per cent funded.

23 Mar 2017 description
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  • The currentrainy season (November to April 2017) has brought steady rainfall and relieved some effects of El Niño, but has resulted in flooding, school closures and the relocation of 1,092 people, especially in the northern regions. The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) have warned of possible flooding in north-central Namibia. Regional institutions have been alerted and are putting contingency measures in place.

23 Mar 2017 description

**SITUATION OVERVIEW: **

Following the country’s independence in 2011, the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) was activated in South Sudan, under the leadership of the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide security communications, internet connectivity and coordination services to the humanitarian community. Since then, the humanitarian needs across South Sudan have continued to be immense, with the country suffering from multiple threats from conflict and inter-communal violence, to economic decline, disease, and natural disaster

23 Mar 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

On the morning of 5 October, Hurricane Matthew, the Caribbean's worst storm in nearly a decade hit parts of Haiti, the Bahamas and Cuba, caused significant damage in the three countries and exacerbating existing vulnerabilities. Some 1.4 million people were affected in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew caused 336 deaths in seven departments of Haiti from southeast to northwest. The ETC has not been activated in response to Hurricane Matthew. As global lead of the ETC, the World Food Programme (WFP) convened theHaiti ICT Working Group.

23 Mar 2017 description

IOM conducted a biometric verification exercise in Malakal Protection of Civilian (PoC) site from 15 to 28 February 2017, covering all 4 sectors and 48 blocks of the PoC. The exercise was successfully completed with a total of 30,559 individuals or 10,300 households verified.

23 Mar 2017 description

Temas Destacados

  • Se mantienen (2) Provincias en Alerta Amarilla y (7) Verde por posibles Inundaciones repentinas urbanas y rurales, crecidas de ríos, arroyos y cañadas, así como deslizamientos de tierra.

  • Las personas deben abstenerse de cruzar ríos, arroyos y cañadas que presenten alto volúmenes de agua.

Reporte de la Situación

23 Mar 2017 description

Besoins logistiques

Le réseau routier à Madagascar est très limité. il pose généralement de nombreuses contraintes pour le transport de personnes et de marchandises dans certaines régions notamment celles affectées par le cyclone ENAWO. L'accès aux zones frappées par le cyclone reste difficile en raison des routes bloquées - par des arbres ou la montée des eaux - et des infrastructures endommagées, y compris les ponts et ferries, ce qui limite la capacité des organisations humanitaires à répondre aux besoins des populations affectées.