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23 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP urgently requires funding to support refugees, school children and malnourished children.

  • Due to drought, 1.25 million people are acutely food insecure. Food needs are being addressed by government safety nets, WFP asset creation activities, and government relief food.

  • Late onset of the short rains (Oct-Dec) and a forecasted very poor season will exacerbate food insecurity.

  • The Government has decided to postpone the closure of the refugee camps in Dadaab.

16 Nov 2016 description

BEIJING - The Government of the People’s Republic of China has made a contribution of US$10 million towards the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) emergency operations currently supporting El Niño drought-affected people in Ethiopia and Somalia. The Chinese Minister of Commerce, Gao Hucheng, signed an agreement with WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, during the UN General Assembly in New York. Earlier, the Government of China also signed a US$2 million agreement with WFP to support its emergency operations for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

04 Nov 2016 description

Tsunamis are rare, powerful and unpredictable natural hazards, with devastating consequences for coastal populations caught in their path. The vast majority are caused by earthquakes in active seismic areas and occur along a limited range of inhabited shores around the world (Figure 1). In total, 16 major tsunamis killed 250,900 people in 21 countries between 1996 and 2015, according to EM-DAT records.

02 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • As drought intensifies, at least 340,000 acutely food insecure people are not covered by safety nets and require food assistance.

  • WFP urgently requires funding to treat moderate acute malnutrition in northern Kenya.

  • Preliminary results of nutrition surveys in Dadaab show an increase in acute malnutrition levels.

  • WFP supported national Government to develop and launch the social protection Single Registry.

26 Oct 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region. It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2016. It is the fifth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in April 2016.

25 Oct 2016 description

Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could halt severe water shortages - UN Environment

  • Rivers begin to dry up as the loss of Mt Kilimanjaro's forests triggers water crisis
  • Climate change has destroyed 13,000 hectares of the mountain's forests since 1976 – equivalent to cutting off a year's supply of drinking water for 1 million people
  • East Africa's glaciers expected to disappear within a few decades

19 October 2016 – Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could help protect vital water supplies that …

20 Oct 2016 description

IN 2015, ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’S GLOBAL NETWORK SERVED 14.9 MILLION PEOPLE IN 47 COUNTRIES.

20 Oct 2016 description

Key Achievements toward Strategic Objectives

The Somalia Humanitarian Country Team set three strategic objectives for the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan. These are:

13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Foreword

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.

11 Oct 2016 description

Somalia - IOM, with support from the European Union (EU), last week (6-7/10) organized a two-day training on migration management with 20 participants drawn from key ministries of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and its newly formed High Level Inter-ministerial Taskforce on Migration.

03 Oct 2016 description

By: Keith Cressman, Alice Van der Elstraeten and Clare Pedrick

Objective

21 Sep 2016 description

Summary

The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

15 Sep 2016 description

This booklet is directed towards the Food and Agricultural Organization Member States, UN system and all other potential partners, and sheds light on the role that resilient agriculture livelihoods can play in addressing some of the root causes of migration in protracted crises and assisting displaced populations and host communities to cope with protracted displacement. People with resilient livelihoods are better able to prevent, mitigate and adapt to the impacts of natural disasters on their lives.

14 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Government of Ethiopia and Humanitarian Partners have launched the revised Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), following the completion of the Belg Assessment in early June. The document highlights a continued need for food assistance for 9.7 million drought affected people.

06 Sep 2016 description

As countries in the Greater Horn of Africa deal with El Niño and prepare for La Niña, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) convened the Forty Third Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF43) on 30-31 May 2016 in Naivasha, Kenya with the support of the UN Development Programme, World Bank, USAID, UK MET and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

02 Sep 2016 description
report World Vision

In the wake of El Niño

We are living in the most unusually warm period in history and this is taking a huge toll on the world’s most vulnerable. 2015 was the hottest year on record and 2016 looks set to be even hotter.
As this year’s El Niño in the Pacific lurches towards becoming a La Nina1 , the run of record temperatures looks set to be broken again. But in some ways, this year is not unique. It has become widely acknowledged among the development community that weather-related disasters are the ‘new normal’.

26 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • There is a marginal improvement in food consumption for people assisted through relief operations, but in spite of the good progress, needs will remain high to the end the year. The situation remains critical for 10.2 million people in need of food assistance.

  • There is an imminent pipeline break for cereals in September. WFP currently requires USD 158 million to support 7.6 million people affected by drought for the rest of 2016.

26 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Nutrition surveys in Turkana show very high prevalence of moderate and severe acute malnutrition.

  • The Kenyan Government and UNHCR started a head count for all refugees in Dadaab.

  • Preliminary findings of the asset-creation evaluation are out.

  • WFP hosted a delegation from southern Africa to learn about linking farmers to schools.