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19 Jul 2017 description
  • 79.8 M required for 2017

  • 36.5 M contributions received, representing 46% of requirements

  • 43.3 M funding gap for the Yemen situation

All figures are shown in USD

18 Jul 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • CARGO DISPATCHED: 637 MT

  • VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 6.56 million (USD)

  • TOTAL SHIPMENTS: 40

  • PARTNERS SERVED: 8

Since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, UNHRD has supported 8 Partners responding to the crisis by sending 637 MT of critical relief items, equip-ment and medical supplies to Djibouti and Yemen. Most recently, UNHRD dispatched vehicles, medicines, and Mobile Storage Units.

14 Jul 2017 description

NRC in 2016: our year in review

We assisted millions in 2016. It wasn’t easy.

The numbers were bleak. Nearly 66 million people were on the move, fleeing conflict and disaster. But we persevered.

In 2016, displacement figures topped the charts yet again. As the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) scaled up, our 2016 annual report details, we supported more than six million people throughout the year – improving 2015 achievements by nearly 27 per cent.

A balancing act

14 Jul 2017 description

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 ( ). 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.

12 Jul 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • CARGO DISPATCHED: 637 MT

  • VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 6.56 million (USD)

  • TOTAL SHIPMENTS: 40

  • PARTNERS SERVED: 8

Since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, UNHRD has supported 8 Partners responding to the crisis by sending 637 MT of critical relief items, equip-ment and medical supplies to Djibouti and Yemen. Most recently, UNHRD dispatched vehicles, medicines, and Mobile Storage Units.

11 Jul 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

10 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FEWS NET expects persistent food security crisis through early 2018

  • USAID/OFDA staff assess health, nutrition, and WASH needs in northern Kenya

  • USG announces nearly $126 million in new humanitarian assistance for Somalia and Somali refugees in the Horn of Africa region

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • The ongoing conflict in Yemen makes access extremely difficult both for humanitarian staff and relief goods. As the cholera outbreak adds to the scale of the response, logistics support is required to ensure humanitarian organisations responding to the crisis can deliver efficient and effective assistance to the affected population.

07 Jul 2017 description

Brussels, 7 July 2017

Additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million will help scale up the response in the three countries worst affected by drought in the Horn of Africa.

The European Commission has announced additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million to help people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, who have been facing critical levels of food insecurity due to severe drought.

05 Jul 2017 description

Situation Générale en juin 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-août 2017

04 Jul 2017 description

79.8 M required for 2017

22.8 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements

57.0 M funding gap for the Yemen situation

All figures are shown in USD

04 Jul 2017 description

BACKGROUND

Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is a moth native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, whose larva (photo) causes damage to crops. It mainly affects maize, with potential hosts from 26 plant families. Significant yield loss can be caused by FAW, if not well managed. FAW has several generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night.