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25 May 2016 description

Dili, 25th May 2016 – In response to the ongoing El Niño-induced drought which has hit Timor Leste over the last few months, the European Commission is providing more than 98 000 EUR in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected populations.

24 May 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

60 MILLION people affected globally at present.

32 MILLION people food insecure in Southern Africa.

10.2 MILLION people in Ethiopia need emergency food assistance.

50 PERCENT crop losses in Haiti due to El Niño-influenced drought.

HIGHLIGHTS

19 May 2016 description

May 19, 2016 - Jakarta / Kuala Lumpur: Today, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an 800,000 Swiss Franc (USD 814,000) Emergency Appeal to support 20,000 vulnerable people in Timor Leste who are suffering from the effects of drought conditions triggered by El Niño.

19 May 2016 description

New Delhi, 19 May 2016 – In a major public health feat, WHO South-East Asia Region has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus with all districts across the 11 countries having reduced the cases to less one than per 1 000 live births.

Maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination (MNTE) for the Region became official after a team of experts today successfully validated the remaining four provinces of Indonesia, the last pocket in the Region to achieve the target; after India reached the MNTE goal last year.

18 May 2016 description
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Emergency Appeal
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Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA)

This Emergency Appeal seeks 798,618 Swiss francs (CHF) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL) in delivering assistance and support to 20,000 people affected by drought conditions caused by El Niño for ten months The operation focuses on the following sectors: food, nutrition and livelihoods; water, sanitation and hygiene; health; disaster risk reduction. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time.

16 May 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Reduced cereal production expected due to dry conditions for second consecutive year in 2016

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 forecast to increase from previous year’s already high level

  • Acute localized food insecurity persists

Cereal production to decline in 2016 for second consecutive year due to dry conditions

13 May 2016 description

Question

What evidence is there that local political dynamics are explanatory factors for the success or failure of aid programmes? Provide examples, drawing on aggregated analyses of aid projects, where available.

Summary

09 May 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Reduced cereal production expected due to dry conditions for second consecutive year in 2016
  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 forecast to increase from previous year’s already high level
  • Pockets of food insecurity persist

Cereal production to decline in 2016 for second consecutive year due to dry conditions

09 May 2016 description

Mongolia
• The UN reports that 41% of the country’s herder population is seriously affected by the dzud (225 000 people). Most affected were the provinces in the eastern and western parts of the country.
• The HCT updates the Dzud Response and Preparedness plan on 25 April for 12 months.
• Several UN agencies, international and national NGOs and the Red Cross are assisting the government’s response efforts.

05 May 2016 description
report UN Women

Date: 28 April 2016
Author: Felix Maia

Dili, Timor-Leste — Timor-Leste has approved a National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security for 2016-2020, becoming the third country in Southeast Asia to adopt such a plan based on a UN Security Council Resolution.

The plan was approved by the Council of Ministers on 26 April. It covers the four pillars of Resolution 1325, adopted in the year 2000: women’s participation, prevention, protection, and peace-building. Philippines and Indonesia previously adopted such plans.

02 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • 2,475 children (under 5) were enrolled in the nutrition programme, which represents about 60 percent of the programme’s targets.

  • 3,384 pregnant or nursing mothers were enrolled in the nutrition programme.

  • 37 mt of locally-produced Timor Vita, a specialised nutritious food for women, was distributed to all health facilities since January. As a result, the number of women who have enrolled in the programme has risen dramatically.

WFP Assistance

27 Apr 2016 description
report CARE

At a glance:

  • We directly assisted 2.3 million people across 23 countries.

  • 89 cents of every dollar we spent went straight to our programs overseas.

  • We responded to 11 emergencies.

  • 94 per cent of our staff are nationals of the country they work in.

CARE Australia 2010-2015

25 Apr 2016 description

Background and purpose

The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme hot and cold weather. While the El Niño itself has passed its peak and is now declining, its impact is still growing. Harvests in several parts of the world have already failed and are forecast to fail in other areas.

25 Apr 2016 description

JAPAN

Following the 6.5 and 7.3 magnitude earthquakes which struck Kumamoto Prefecture on 14 and 16 April, an estimated 60,000 people remain in more than 600 evacuation centres. With the resumption of basic services, the number of the evacuees has decreased from 112,100 people last week. The Government has secured apartment units for 8,350 households as temporary accommodation. On 22 April, the Republic of Korea delivered food, bottled water and blankets, by sending two military aircraft to Kumamoto Airport.

22 Apr 2016 description

KEY MESSAGES

The current El Niño started in Asia and the Pacific region from as early as March 2015. It reached strong levels in some countries in July 2015. In many countries the effects of the phenomenon remained strong throughout the first quarter of 2016. However, the humanitarian impacts have now become critical in many countries and humanitarian response have been ramping up.

21 Apr 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts and floods as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. This particular occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

18 Apr 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

As a result of the ongoing strong El Niño weather anomaly, the annual rainy season (normally during November/December) has been delayed, leading to a deterioration in the frequency of rainfall which is affecting the production of maize (down by 40%) and rice (down by 57%) across the country. This directly impacts the lives and livelihoods of some 170,000 people in rural areas .