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23 Jun 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In response to a severe drought associated with the 2015/16 El Niño episode, the Southern African Development Community launched a regional humanitarian appeal in July 2016 for $2.4 billion to support the needs of the affected population in the affected Member States.

22 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service

21 juin 2017 – Un chiffre record de 141 millions de personnes dans 37 pays a besoin d'une aide humanitaire aujourd'hui, alors que les programmes d'intervention coordonnés par l'ONU ne sont financés qu'à hauteur de 25%, a déclaré mercredi le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA).

22 Jun 2017 description

Disaster Resilience – defined by DFID as “the ability of countries, communities and households to manage change, by maintaining or transforming living standards in the face of shocks or stresses – such as earthquakes, drought or violent conflict – without compromising their long-term prospects” – is now a prominent concept in DFID’s strategy.

With several African countries threatened by famine and fears that climate change is increasing the frequency of extreme weather events, this is an opportune time to assess the performance of DFID’s programming on disaster resilience.

21 Jun 2017 description

(Geneva, 21 June 2017): A record 141 million people across 37 countries in the world need humanitarian assistance today while UN-coordinated response plans, aiming to help over 101 million of the most vulnerable, are only one-quarter funded.

21 Jun 2017 description

Avant-propos

Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence

21 Jun 2017 description
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Humanitarian Response Plans and Flash Appeals

19 Jun 2017 description

Instability from Burundi’s political crisis continues to worsen with the numbers of refugees and displaced persons showing no signs of abating.

An upward surge in Burundian refugees in 2017 corresponds with a rise in conflict incidents, many of which have been initiated by the Imbonerakure—the ruling party’s youth militia. In June 2017, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Burundi documented mass atrocities on a widespread scale “reinforced by hate speech, sometimes with an ethnic dimension, delivered by certain state officials and members of the ruling party.”

18 Jun 2017 description

This Operations update seeks to provide an update of the activities conducted so far as well as to request of a 2-month extension with no budget changes for the DREF operation which will allow the CVM to complete the remaining procurement process for the replenishment of shelter kits which were distributed during the response. The rest of the activities have been implemented as planned.

A. Situation analysis

16 Jun 2017 description
report Save the Children

New Analysis from Leading Humanitarian, Development and Global Health Organizations Calculates the Devastating Human Costs of Cuts to Foreign Assistance

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15 Jun 2017 description

Current Situation

In 2015 Africa experienced its worst drought in 60 years. The unusually strong El Niño weather pattern in 2015-2016, coupled with record-high temperatures, had a catastrophic effect on crops, vegetation, livestock, and water resources. Unfortunately, the drought has continued into 2017 due to lack of significant rainfall.

In addition to the drought, armed conflict, and economic decline has further exacerbated the problem for some countries.

15 Jun 2017 description

Secondary school in refugee camp seen as a critical need by both refugees and host community

By: Tina Ghelli

Maratane refugee camp, Mozambique - The loud chattering of children at recess can be heard when walking up to the primary school in Maratane refugee camp in Mozambique in the early afternoon. The primary school which serves both the refugee and host population now has 2,325 students enrolled. Thanks to support from UNHCR, in 2015 two new classroom blocks were constructed to accommodate the increasing number of students.

15 Jun 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Katelyn Faulkner,Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Pretoria

Brett Hurley, Senior Lecturer Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria

Mark Robertson, Associate Professor Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria

This article is the first in a series The Conversation Africa is running on invasive species.

15 Jun 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2017

14 Jun 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 11 countries. Agencies reported 311 incidents in nine countries and two reported security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in one country.

13 Jun 2017 description
report European Commission

Marking the World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June, High Representative Federica Mogherini issued together with her fellow Commissioners responsible for development, humanitarian aid and crisis management, migration, justice and gender equality as well as employment and social affairs a joint statement reaffirming the EU's commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development's target to end child labour in all its forms by 2025.

12 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP gradually scales down El Niño drought response as food security situation improves on the back of an improved summer harvest.

  • WFP’s new five-year Country Strategic Plan (2017 – 2021) was endorsed by the Executive Director.

  • The Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study has been completed and will be launched in June 2017. The study highlighted that 11 percent of Mozambique’s GDP is lost annually due to stunting.

Operational Updates

10 Jun 2017 description

Above-average harvests likely to lead to largely Minimal food insecurity outcomes

Key Messages

09 Jun 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne des pertes importantes dues à la perturbation des activités agricoles, à la hausse des prix et au déplacement des moyens d’existence