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27 Oct 2016 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the third quarter of 2016 (July to September). The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

27 Oct 2016 description


  • 21,294 Persons arriving by sea in August 2016.

  • 115,068 Persons arriving by sea in 2016 (as of 31 August).

  • 16,863 Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) arrived by sea in 2016 (as of 31 August).

  • 72,470 Asylum applications in 2016, including from sea and other arrivals (as of 31 August).

  • 40% Average EU protection rate of top nationalities arriving by sea in Italy between January and August 2016.

27 Oct 2016 description

Harvests are in progress throughout the region and an above-average production is expected


  • From early July until early October, the West Africa region has mostly received average to above-average rains that are well-distributed (Figures 1 and 2); the resulting adequate moisture conditions have met the various crops’ water requirements throughout the growing period.

24 Oct 2016 description



21 Oct 2016 description

318,816 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.649 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 18 October
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

17 Oct 2016 description

Women and men access, use, and benefit from water differently; yet due to existing gender disparities, their relationship to water is often unequal.

In many households, women are the primary users and managers of water for domestic activities, including cooking, cleaning, subsistence agriculture, health and sanitation; men primarily use water resources for income-generating activities such as irrigation for cash crops or supporting livestock.

15 Oct 2016 description

An outbreak develops in Mauritania as summer rains end and vegetation dries out

An outbreak has developed in western Mauritania and seasonal rains have ended in the Desert Locust summer breeding areas in the Sahel of West Africa and Sudan. As annual vegetation continues to dry out, Desert Locusts are concentrating and forming groups in those areas that remain green. This is most evident in Mauritania but it is also occurring on a smaller scale in northern Niger, northeast Chad and northern Sudan.

15 Oct 2016 description

Situation Générale en septembre 2016
Prévision jusqu'à’mi-novembre 2016

15 Oct 2016 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 ( q). 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.

13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

12 Oct 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Italy has now overtaken Greece as the main point of entry for migrants trying to reach Europe, UNHCR figures show

By Gabriela Baczynska

BRUSSELS, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Migrants arriving by sea to Italy are now the main problem faced by the European Union in its efforts to stem mass immigration to the bloc, the head of the EU border agency said on Wednesday.

Italy has now overtaken Greece as the main point of entry for migrants trying to reach Europe, figures from the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) show.

12 Oct 2016 description

Between 1 January and 31 August 2016, 115,068 persons arrived to Italy by sea, compared to 116,149 sea arrivals in the first eight months of 2015. The number of sea arrivals remain therefore consistent with those of last year, confirming that the decrease in arrivals in Eastern Mediterranean route has not have a direct impact on arrivals through the Central Mediterranean.

11 Oct 2016 description
  • 316,331 arrivals by sea in 2016
  • 3,611 dead/missing
  • published 09:00 CET 11 October
  • 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
08 Oct 2016 description

Flood and landslide threats will continue after Matthew hit the Hispaniola region hard

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Seasonal Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years across the inner Niger delta in Mali

07 Oct 2016 description

Qu’elles soient productrices ou simplement consommatrices, les femmes jouent un rôle essentiel dans l’agriculture. À mesure que la planète se réchauffe et que les pluies se raréfient, les femmes sont souvent le plus touchées, car ce sont elles qui ont la responsabilité de trouver l’eau, la nourriture et le combustible pour la famille. Elles passent de plus en plus de temps à se procurer des ressources toujours plus rares.