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Education unlocks the potential of young minds, and helps new generations realise their dreams for the future. However, we are facing a global education crisis. Millions of children are out of school, or in school but not learning. We must put education at the top of the agenda.

11 Aug 2017 description
report Terre des hommes

1. At a Glance

“We are the first generation to be able to end poverty, and the last generation that can take steps to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.” Ban Ki-moon Former Secretary-General of the United Nations

10 Aug 2017 description

Despite heavy rains in other parts of East Africa, dryness remains in northern Ethiopia and Eritrea

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Several weeks of above-normal rainfall has led to saturated ground conditions and increased the risk of flooding in Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. Heavy rainfall is forecast over the region during early August.

10 Aug 2017 description

Por finalizar la temporada de Primera en Centroamérica

MENSAJES CLAVE

09 Aug 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 is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. 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.

09 Aug 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone FRANKLIN continued moving westward towards the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, slightly strengthening but remaining a Tropical Storm.

  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge are possible across the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico and Belize. As of 8 June at 6.00 (UTC), a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Belize City northward to the Belize/Mexico border and for the coast of Mexico from Chetumal to Sabancuy.

08 Aug 2017 description

MANAGUA – Trescientos 65 mil niños y niñas de preescolar y primaria en ocho departamentos del país y de la Región Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Norte reciben este año dátiles como parte de una generosa contribución del Reino de Arabia Saudita a través del Centro de Ayuda Humanitaria del Rey Salman.

04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

03 Aug 2017 description

By Anastasia Moloney

BOGOTA, Aug 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new weather monitoring system to better forecast drought in Central America could help the region's governments and farmers avoid major crop losses and boost resilience to recurring water shortages, the United Nations says.

The tool is based on existing warning systems, and uses satellite and geospatial data to map areas where crops could be affected by drought, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

01 Aug 2017 description

Primera season production is expected to be average to above average

Key Messages

01 Aug 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWSNET 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.

29 Jul 2017 description
report La Prensa

El sector reclama una estrategia nacional ante vulnerabilidad. Solo este año las lluvias han arrasado el 60 por ciento de la producción

Las lluvias caídas en semanas recientes en Nicaragua han arrasado la producción de hortalizas. Las primeras estimaciones apuntan a una pérdida de 14 mil manzanas, equivalente al sesenta por ciento de las que se cultivaron en el primer ciclo productivo de este año.

28 Jul 2017 description

Flooding observed in Nigeria and heavy rain continues in Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan

  1. Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.

  2. Repeated weeks of very heavy, above-normal rains have oversaturated the ground in parts of Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. More heavy rain during the next week is likely to cause further flooding.

27 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

Oscar A. Ishizawa, Juan Jose Miranda, Hongrui Zhang

Abstract

27 Jul 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 44 of 2016, no additional countries or territories of the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vector-borne transmission of Zika virus disease. To date, 48 countries and territories in the Americas have confirmed autochthonous, vectorborne transmission of Zika virus disease,while five countries have reported sexually transmitted Zika cases.

The following is a summary of the epidemiological situation by sub-regions.

North America

26 Jul 2017 description

El Sistema Nacional para la Prevención Mitigación y Atención a Desastre (SINAPRED), con el fin de reducir la vulnerabilidad de las personas en riesgo de sufrir desastres provocados por fenómenos naturales en conjunto con la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS/OMS), llevaron a cabo el taller sobre el abordaje de la noticia en gestión del riesgo, con el propósito de brindar herramientas que fortalezcan capacidades en los periodistas para lograr una cobertura informativa, basada en información ética, confiable, transparente y con enfoque de derechos antes, durante y después de …

24 Jul 2017 description

La jornada de trabajo del Foro Climático de Centroamérica, que se realizó durante 4 días en la capital, concluyó la tarde de este viernes con el lanzamiento del Sistema de Vigilancia de la Sequía Agrícola en Centroamérica.

El Director de Meteorología del Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (INETER), Marcio Baca, explicó que “el lanzamiento de esta importante herramienta se hace en Nicaragua, porque fue el país que dio inicio a generar esta aplicación para la vigilancia del impacto de la sequía en el sector agropecuario”.