Drought

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10 Feb 2016 description

Joint media release

  • The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for International Development and the Pacific

The Australian Government is providing further humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia and Somalia to support those affected by drought conditions, and those affected by the ongoing conflict in Somalia.

10 Feb 2016 description

En el marco de la visita del Sr. John Ging, Director de la Oficina para la Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios de la ONU -OCHA- (por sus siglas en inglés), la asamblea equipo humanitario de país, presentó las necesidades humanitarias que existen en Guatemala ante fenómeno “El Niño” y el déficit financiero para enfrentar la emergencia.

10 Feb 2016 description

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Wednesday 2/10/2016 - 21:41 GMT

by Bukar HUSSAIN

Two female suicide bombers killed at least 58 at a camp for people made homeless by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria, emergency services said on Wednesday, in the latest violence to hit the remote region.

The attack happened in Dikwa, some 90 kilometres (55 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, on Tuesday morning and is believed to be a reprisal for a military strike on Boko Haram strongholds in the area last week.

10 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Funds are urgently needed for top priority frontline projects, pipelines and prepositioning ahead of the rainy season.
  • Food insecurity increases at a time that is traditionally more food insecure.
  • A survey in Unity has found high levels of death.
  • Partners respond to the needs of new arrivals in Bentiu town as the population grows.

FIGURES

10 Feb 2016 description
report Redhum

Bolivia, 10 de Febrero 2016
Fuente: La Razon

El Gobierno prevé que este año habrá un déficit de 47.039 toneladas (t) de papa debido a las lluvias y sequías que causará El Niño, que reducirá la producción del alimento en 66.550 t. El Ejecutivo garantizará la provisión del producto aumentando la importación y la producción.

10 Feb 2016 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 8 February 2016: Following an invitation from the Government of the Republic of Niger, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Her Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has approved the deployment of an African Union Short-Term Election Observation (STO) Mission to the Republic of Niger’s General Elections 28 February 2016.

10 Feb 2016 description
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Summary

The civil war in South Sudan, which began as a political conflict between elites, has evolved over the past two years into a tribal war, reigniting historic grievances and encouraging military opportunism and revenge. The war is now perceived by many South Sudanese as a zero-sum struggle where the exclusion of competing tribes from political power and the monopolization of resources for personal gain have become the principal aims of the belligerents.

10 Feb 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

Nigeria continues to face a severe protection crisis, with Boko Haram insurgency and counter-insurgency measures in the North East resulting in chronic insecurity and endemic violations of human rights and humanitarian standards, exacerbating the plight of vulnerable civilians and triggering waves of forced displacement. Bauchi and Taraba are also prone to inter-communal violence which has spurred further displacement. Over 2.2 million people have been internally displaced and over 23,000 are estimated to have been killed in the insurgency.

10 Feb 2016 description

Key Issues

  • With the Meher approaching in a few months there is urgent need for funds for procurement. The Meher planting season accounts for more than 80% of the crop production in the country.

  • Humanitarian partners have commended steps taken by the Government to scale food assistance in light of impending short fall in funding for food assistance by end of April.

10 Feb 2016 description

En 2015, des dizaines de milliers de personnes ont dû faire face aux conséquences du conflit armé qui sévit dans la région de Diffa.

Des combats et des attaques ont fait de nombreuses victimes et poussé des milliers de personnes à fuir la région de Diffa. Cette région a été le lieu d'accueil de milliers de déplacés fuyant eux-mêmes les violences et le conflit au nord-est du Nigeria.

10 Feb 2016 description

BÉNIN

12 MORTS DANS L’ÉPIDÉMIE DE FIÈVRE DE LASSA

Au 5 février, 25 cas suspects de fièvre de Lassa, dont 12 décès, avaient été signalés dans le pays. La maladie a été détectée pour la première fois le 5 janvier suite à la mort d'un patient dans un hôpital de la localité centrale de Tchaourou. Parmi les mesures de prévention, le gouvernement et les partenaires de la santé procèdent à l'enregistrement des contacts, la mise en place d’unités d’isolation et le stockage de médicaments et d'équipements.

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

10 Feb 2016 description
report Oxfam

Posted by Elizabeth Stevens

Oxfam’s Elizabeth Stevens visited villages in El Salvador, where crops have been badly damaged by drought and heavy rains—and where a food voucher program has made a difference.

The roads in the mountains of Usulatan, El Salvador, are narrow and twisting. On one side you might see a hillside so steep you’d need all fours to climb it; on the other, a landscape of staggering beauty, traced by graceful raptors gliding across the valleys.

10 Feb 2016 description

BENIN

12 DEAD IN LASSA FEVER OUTBREAK

As of 5 February, 25 suspected cases of Lassa fever including 12 deaths had been reported in the country. The disease was first detected on 5 January following the death of a patient at a hospital in the central Tchaourou locality. Among other prevention measures, the Government and health partners are registering contacts, have set up isolations units and are stocking up on medication and equipment.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

10 Feb 2016 description
report Government of Cuba

Lino Luben Pére

La Habana, 8 feb (ACN) El 27 por ciento de toda el área geográfica de Cuba presentó déficits en los acumulados de las lluvias, durante el período de febrero 2015 a enero 2016.

Un tres por ciento recibió la calificación de severos a extremos, el siete por ciento moderados y el 17 por ciento débiles, mientras los más significativos se reportaron en la región oriental del país.

La más reciente edición del Boletín del Clima, del Instituto de Meteorología, indicó que las provincias de mayor impacto fueron Las Tunas, Santiago de Cuba y Guantánamo.

10 Feb 2016 description

Haile Menkerios, head of the United Nations (UN) office to the African Union (AU), speaks to the PSC Report about the ‘division of labour’ between the UN and the AU when it comes to peacekeeping.

He also addresses the issue of UN funding for AU peacekeeping missions and whether the two institutions see eye to eye on the issues of human rights and robust peace enforcement.

Who is responsible for peace and security and fighting terrorism in Africa, the UN or the AU?

10 Feb 2016 description

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Wednesday 2/10/2016 - 09:35 GMT

At least six civilians were killed and over 30 injured Wednesday in a double suicide attack in Cameroon's northern border region with Nigeria, which is regularly attacked by Boko Haram fighters, security sources said.

The attackers, who were also killed, were both female, said a source.

"Six civilians were killed as well as two suicide bombers who blew themselves up" during a funeral wake in the village of Nguetchewe, a source told AFP, adding that between 30-50 people were injured.