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
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.
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;
Both large moisture surpluses and deficits continue to significantly impact different parts of Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
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.
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.
Political instability, war, and dry weather has pushed food production systems to the breaking point in several countries in the Greater Horn of Africa.
• 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes likely to persist in bimodal areas until June harvest