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03 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Famine declared in two counties in South Sudan’s Unity State

  • UN calls for improved humanitarian access amid ongoing insecurity

  • Health actors record more than 5,300 suspected cholera cases

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Mar 2017 description

Sending small amounts of aid before a predicted disaster could help cut what needs to be spent afterward, officials say

By Zoe Tabary

ENTEBBE, Uganda, March 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every year families are displaced and crops destroyed in Uganda by torrential rains – and extreme weather events may be worsening as a result of climate change.

03 Mar 2017 description

Key Highlights

  • The proportion of households with food stocks increased by 12% since November 2016;

  • 55 percent of the overall households had acceptable FCS, showing a negligible increase from 53% in November 2016;

  • Compared to November 2016, there was a significant increase in debt prevalence by 17%. Kaabong (81%) observed the highest increase;

  • Average retail prices for maize and sorghum were high in December 2016 by 24% and 14% respectively. This was mainly in Moroto, Nakapiripirit and Kaabong;

03 Mar 2017 description

Both large moisture surpluses and deficits continue to significantly impact different parts of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, an increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits, degraded ground conditions, and poor crop prospects across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

03 Mar 2017 description
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acquired November 23, 2016 - February 15, 2017

Political instability, war, and dry weather has pushed food production systems to the breaking point in several countries in the Greater Horn of Africa.

02 Mar 2017 description

OVERVIEW

• Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2016, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

02 Mar 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

By DAVID MAFABI

Kampala. At least 10.9 million Ugandans are facing acute food insecurity with the country risking real disaster should the first planting season rains fail, reveals a new report.

02 Mar 2017 description

Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones

Food security emergencies are likely to increase

2 March 2017, Rome - Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

02 Mar 2017 description

La faim persiste dans les zones de conflits chroniques malgré de bonnes récoltes mondiales

Les urgences liées à la sécurité alimentaire sont appelées à augmenter

02 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The rate of new arrivals in to Uganda remains very high, with a total of 9,286 South Sudanese refugees received in Uganda between the 22nd and 28th of February. This brings the total new arrivals in February to 65,373. The average daily rate of new arrivals this week was 1,327.

02 Mar 2017 description

781.8 M required for 2017

47.9 M contributions received, representing 6% of requirements

733.9 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

01 Mar 2017 description

214.4 M required for 2017

100,000 contributions received, representing less than 1% of requirements

214.3 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

01 Mar 2017 description

Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes likely to persist in bimodal areas until June harvest

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