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16 Feb 2017 description

209.1 M required for 2017

2.6 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements

206.5 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

All figures displayed in USD

15 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Maize prices continued to increase in December in most countries in the region. The upward pressure is likely due to the peak of the lean season. Overall, maize prices are very likely to remain above their average price trend at least until the next harvest. The two countries in the region with the maximum monitored maize market in ALPS Crisis were Malawi and (89% of its markets) and Mozambique (100% of its markets).

14 Feb 2017 description

BRAZZAVILLE, REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO **– **Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) se réjouit de la généreuse contribution du gouvernement du Japon d’un montant de 1 933 000 dollars américains, dont 1 million donné en nature (73 tonnes de conserves de poisson). Cette contribution va permettre au PAM de venir en aide à des milliers d’enfants vulnérables, en leur apportant des repas chauds quotidiens dans le cadre des cantines scolaires.

13 Feb 2017 description

By Flaviane Belval and Evelyne Karanja

YAOUNDE, 13 February 2017 – Collective action by regional organisations is a key means to help countries reduce their risk of disasters, and the Economic Community of Central African States is stepping up its efforts to rein in the impact of hazards amid rising pressure from climate change.

The ECCAS secretariat, plus its 11 member states and partners have together set out a disaster risk management and climate change action plan to be implemented over the course of this year.

13 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Until 31 January 2017, there were 4,480 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 5,273 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 15% decrease). Greece has seen a 97% lower number of arrivals in January 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 1,387 and 67,954 respectively.

  • According to available data, there have been 11,233 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 8 of February 2017.

13 Feb 2017 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the announcement last week of a US$85.2 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 33 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

10 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

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

09 Feb 2017 description

209.1 M required for 2017
2.6 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements
206.5 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

09 Feb 2017 description

In 2016, CERF allocated US$ 295 million – approximately 67 per cent of annual global allocations – to support life-saving humanitarian activities across Africa. Over $166 million was allocated through CERF’s Rapid Response window to kick-start humanitarian operations in response to new or rapidly deteriorating emergencies, while nearly $129 million was allocated through CERF’s Underfunded Emergencies window to help underfunded and neglected emergencies.

02 Feb 2017 description

Welcome to the February issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website.

02 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • In 2017, the situation in C.A.R. crisis countries remains extremely dire and WFP targets 1.8 million affected people in C.A.R., Cameroon, Chad, RoC and DRC crisis countries. To address lifesaving needs in these five countries, WFP urgently needs USD 44 million over the next six months, of which USD 25 million is for C.A.R. to ensure critical life-saving assistance to highly vulnerable people.

02 Feb 2017 description

NUMBERS A T A GLANCE

  • 2.2 million

    • People in CAR Requiring Humanitarian Assistance (2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview)
  • 434,000

    • IDPs in CAR (UN - November 2016)
  • 45,400

    • IDPs in Bangui Displacement Sites (UN - October 2016)
  • 461,700

    • Central African Refugees in Neighboring Countries (UN - December 2016)

HIGHLIGHTS

01 Feb 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the fourth quarter of 2016 (October to December).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

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