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11 Feb 2016 description
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January rainfall has remained above average for much of Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and neighbouring districts in southern Kenya, due to the on-going moderate to heavy rains (Figure 1), which can be attributed in part to the ongoing strong El Niño event. Above-average rainfall is expected to continue in the coming one to two weeks.

09 Feb 2016 description

Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.

06 Feb 2016 description
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NEW YORK, le 5 février 2016 – Au moins 200 millions de filles et de femmes en vie aujourd'hui ont subi des mutilations génitales dans 30 pays, d'après un nouveau rapport statistique publié à l'approche de la Journée internationale de la tolérance zéro à l'égard des mutilations génitales féminines (MGF) des Nations Unies.

06 Feb 2016 description

Crisis (IPC Phase 3) likely in Southeast, Northwest, and Obock pastoral areas

Key Messages

  • Prolonged dry conditions, including late on-set and below-average Heys-/Dadaa rains (October – February), have negatively affected rangeland conditions in Southeast, Northwest, and Obock pastoral areas. The significant depletion of herd sizes from deaths and increased sales due to the prolonged drought, as well as scarcity of labor opportunities, is limiting access to food and income for poor households in these areas.

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- El Niño“drought effect” likely to have a long-lasting impact as people’ resilience continues to be eroded
- Ethiopia battling worst drought in decades
- Drought, food in security and power shortages stalk southern Africa region
- Cholera, a preventable disease, kills thousands across eastern and southern Africa
- Protracted conflicts to complicate humanitarian situation
- Funding shortfalls paralyse humanitarian responses

04 Feb 2016 description
  • Fighting in Sana’a governorate continues with pro-Hadi forces claiming to have taken control of the strategic Nihm area amid intensified Saudi airstrikes. With forces advancing towards the capital, president Hadi has reportedly vowed that military operations will continue until Sana’a is liberated.
  • On 3 February, an airstrike targeted a cement factory in Amran, reportedly killing 15 civilian workers in neighboring businesses.
02 Feb 2016 description

A total of USD 172.2 million* in financial requirements for the Yemen Situation, including USD 115.5 million in additional requirements, for the period January - December 2016:

  • USD 12.8 million for Djibouti
  • USD 10.4 million for Ethiopia
  • USD 18.3 million for Somalia
  • USD 1.4 million for Sudan
  • USD 126 million for Yemen
  • USD 3.2 million for Regional and global activities

  • This total includes support costs (7%).

02 Feb 2016 description

Snapshot 27 January – 2 February 2016

Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad: 86 people were killed and 62 injured, with 15 missing after Boko Haram set fire to Dalori, near Maiduguri in Borno state. The past week also saw attacks in Chibok that left 13 dead and 30 injured. 40 civilians were reported dead after Cameroonian troops announced they were carrying out a search for BH militants in the area. In Cameroon, 52 people were killed in BH attacks in January. In Chad, two suicide bombings in Lac region left three dead and 56 wounded.

02 Feb 2016 description

The month saw an intensification of Yemen’s war, amid heightened regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran complicating prospects for peace. Political tensions increased in Haiti, Guinea-Bissau and Moldova, where protests over endemic corruption and a lack of confidence in the government could escalate. In Africa, Boko Haram’s deadly attacks increased in northern Cameroon, and Burkina Faso was hit by an unprecedented terror attack.

02 Feb 2016 description

Nairobi, 27 January 2016 – With the aim to further improve accessibility to information on climate and hazard data, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction & Applications Centre (ICPAC) has published a live web-map to monitor climate and associated hazards in the Greater Horn of Africa region.

01 Feb 2016 description

Currently, the humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are seeking over $19.8 billion to meet the needs of 89.4 million people across 37 countries. The figures may increase in the course of 2016. As of 29 January, $50 million has been received for the appeals.

In January 2015, the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals required $16.4 billion to meet the needs of 57.5 million people across 22 countries.

The year ended with requirements at $19.9 billion, an increase of $3.5 billion, to meet the needs of 82 million people in 38 countries.

31 Jan 2016 description

La salle de conférence du Sheraton a abrité les travaux d’un atelier de vulgarisation et de concertation sur le processus du programme national d’adaptation (PNA) au changement climatique. Ces assises qui vont durer deux jours ont été lancées conjointement par le ministre de l’habitat, de l’urbanisme et l’environnement M. Mohamed Moussa Ibrahim Balala et la coordinatrice des activités du système des Nations-Unies et représentante du PNUD Mme Valérie Cliff. Cet atelier a réuni une trentaine de hauts cadres de l’administration publique et des représentants des ONG impliqués dans le PNA.

30 Jan 2016 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

30 Jan 2016 description

Key Messages

Large populations in conflict-affected Unity, Jonglei, and Upper Nile States in South Sudan are in Emergency (IPC Phase 4), while smaller populations of worst-affected households in central/southern Unity State are in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5). In addition to the conflict constraining food access, the devaluation of the local currency and resulting price increases are also contributing to restricting market access.

29 Jan 2016 description

60 million PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED BY EL NIÑO IN THE FOUR MOST AFFECTED REGIONS

2.8 million PEOPLE REQUIRE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS

10.2 million PEOPLE IN NEED OF EMERGENCY FOOD IN ETHIOPIA

14 million FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA – EXCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA

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29 Jan 2016 description

Jan 2016

Background and purpose

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has as its **Strategic Objective 5** to “Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises”. In support of its national counterparts, FAO aims to address the current and future needs of vulnerable people affected by the 2015‒2016 El Niño event.