Drought

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28 Sep 2016 description

In Numbers

6.3 million people severely food insecure in areas affected by Boko Haram

4 countries affected

2.6 million people displaced, with 1.9 mil-lion IDPs in Nigeria alone

9.2 million people in need of assistance

Highlights

  • WFP is scaling up its assistance to provide life-saving assistance to more than 1.6 million people in desperate need in the Lake Chad Basin.

  • WFP provided food and nutrition support to more than 600,000 people in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

28 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 COUNTY BACKGROUND

Kilifi County has seven sub-counties namely; Malindi, Magarini, Ganze, Rabai, Kaloleni, Kilifi South and Kilifi North. It covers an area of approximately 12,610 square kilometres with a population of 1,109,735 (KNBS, 2009) and has three main livelihoods zones (Figure 1).

2.0 COUNTY FOOD SECURITY SITUATION

2.1 Current Food Security Situation

28 Sep 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

Refugees in the southeastern region of Niger say they no longer fear Boko Haram, but their problems are far from over.

Diffa, Niger - As Nigerian forces have progressed against Boko Haram, the cornered terror group has been carrying out more attacks in neighbouring countries. In Niger's Diffa region on the northeastern border of Nigeria, more than 280,000 people have been displaced.

28 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 County Background

Kitui County has eight sub-counties namely; Kitui Central, Kitui South, Kitui East, Kitui Rural, Kitui West, Mwingi North, Mwingi West and Mwingi Central. There are three livelihood zones in the County: marginal mixed farming, mixed farming livelihood zone and formal employment. (Figure 1). The County has a population of 1,012,710 people2 and covers an area of 30,570 square kilometers, of which 6,370 square kilometers is covered by Tsavo national park.

28 Sep 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 County Background

Laikipia County consists of three administrative sub-counties namely: Laikipia East, Laikipia North, and Laikipia West. It covers an area of 9,462 square kilometers and supports a population of 399,227 people (KNBS, 2009 census). The county has four main livelihood zones: Mixed farming (MF), Marginal mixed farming (MMF), Formal employment and Pastoral (Figure 1).

2.0 COUNTY FOOD SECURITY SITUATION

2.1 Current Food Security Situation

28 Sep 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Jonathan Rozen

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 2016 (IPS) - Nearly one month after UN Security Council members visited troubled South Sudan, disagreement reigns over even the limited outside measures proposed to try to bring the security situation in the world’s newest country under control.

“To fix South Sudan you will need 250,000 soldiers, you will need four or five billion dollars per year. Who is going to do that? Nobody.” Berouk Messfin, Senior Researcher with the Institute for Security Studies in Addis Ababa, told IPS.

28 Sep 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Amy Fallon

KAMPONG SPEU PROVINCE, Sep 26 2016 (IPS) - In Kampong Speu province, when the wet weather doesn’t come, as in other parts of Cambodia, it can affect whether food goes on the dinner table.

“When there’s drought, it strongly affects crop production,” Vann Khen, 48, a married father of three from Amlaing commune, who farms corn for his family’s consumption, and rice, cattle, pigs, chickens and ducks to sell, told IPS.

28 Sep 2016 description

Daw Mi Mi Htun, of the Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) in the Sagaing Region of Myanmar, used to think that the department's main responsibility was to address disasters and emergencies after they occur.

However, after attending a three-day event with 20 local government officers on Community Based Disaster Risk Management in Monywa, Daw Mi Mi Htun learned that much could be done to protect lives and livelihoods before disasters strike.

28 Sep 2016 description

BAMAKO – Alors que les écoles ouvrent leurs portes la semaine prochaine au Mali, près de 180,000 enfants dans environ 1,000 écoles à travers le pays risquent de ne pas bénéficier de repas scolaires à cause des contraintes financières du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), l’artisan principal de cette initiative. Si un financement de 3 million USD n’est pas trouvé en urgence, le PAM va devoir susprendre son programme de repas scolaires au Mali.

27 Sep 2016 description

THEMATIC OVERVIEW

Theme: Political Intolerance

As political parties and the electorate brace for the 2018 general elections political intolerance continues to take center stage. In a democratic country where plurality should be welcome, political players and their structures are failing to come to terms with rising opposition on the political front. At a time when factionalism is rife in Zanu PF, the leadership is thwarting opposition and promoting political intolerance.

27 Sep 2016 description

BAMAKO – Alors que les écoles ouvrent leurs portes la semaine prochaine au Mali, près de 180,000 enfants dans environ 1,000 écoles à travers le pays risquent de ne pas bénéficier de repas scolaires à cause des contraintes financières du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), l’artisan principal de cette initiative. Si un financement de 3 million USD n’est pas trouvé en urgence, le PAM va devoir susprendre son programme de repas scolaires au Mali.

27 Sep 2016 description

FAO apoyará programas de desarrollo con enfoque territorial además de medidas para estimular la productividad agropecuaria en las regiones afectadas por el conflicto y la pobreza.

27 de septiembre de 2016, Cartagena de Indias- El acuerdo de paz entre el Gobierno de Colombia y las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), que pone fin a más de medio siglo de conflicto, permitirá a las comunidades rurales del país emprender el camino hacia el desarrollo y la reconciliación.

27 Sep 2016 description

GUATEMALA

Las lluvias de los últimos días afectaron directa e indirectamente a más de 52,000 personas en los departamentos de Chiquimula, Guatemala, Quiché, Retalhuleu, Suchitepéquez y Zacapa y las autoridades han decretado estado de calamidad pública.

NICARAGUA

27 Sep 2016 description

GUATEMALA

Intense rains directly and indirectly affected more than 52,000 people in the departments of Chiquimula, Guatemala, Quiché, Retalhuleu, Suchitepéquez and Zacapa. Authorities issued a state of public calamity.

NICARAGUA

27 Sep 2016 description
report Redhum

Nicaragua, 26 de Septiembre 2016
Fuente: La Prensa

  • Expertos dicen que recarga de acuíferos es insuficiente. El verano será crítico

La escasez de agua potable en el próximo verano podría empeorar. Ciudades como Rivas, Matagalpa, Jinotepe y los municipios de Bilwi y Siuna, en el Caribe Norte, padecen el desabastecimiento, en muchos barrios solo consiguen agua mediante pipas o por algunas horas a través de la tubería.

27 Sep 2016 description
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En este Snapshot encuentre:

  • Tendencias en desplazamiento masivo y restricciones al acceso
  • Población Afevtada
  • Línea de tiempo de eventos de desplazamiento masivo
  • Acciones bélicas
  • Ataques contra la población civil
27 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Madagascar’s southern region has been experiencing a prolonged drought reinforced by the effects of El Niño. This has left 1.2 million people food-insecure, including 575,000 severely food-insecure from the eight most affected districts.

  • WFP urgently requires USD 20 million to continue relief food assistance until March 2017. If funding is not secured, 350,000 people per month will not receive life-saving food assistance.