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Alert out as 10,000 face starvation

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  • The semi-arid area has been ravaged by drought for the past three years.


An estimated 10,000 people in parts of Kinango constituency, Kwale, urgently need food assistance.

The semi-arid area has been ravaged by drought for the past three years.

Area residents survive on roots and wild fruits.

Their MP, Mr Gonzi Rai, and Mackinnon Road ward representative Musa Ahmed have urged the government to intervene.

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Help Senegal battle hunger


Caritas is launching an emergency project for Senegal to urgently help families who are hungry.

Recent poor harvests, climatic factors, natural disasters and a sharp rise in food prices in 2007-2008 have edged poor families further into poverty and hunger.

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Colombia: Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 25 | 1 – 30 March 2014


  • Cauca, the most affected by displacement and armed actions in 2014

  • March 2014, the most violent month since the beginning of the year

  • Protection and humanitarian concerns persist in Buenaventura

  • Dry season hinders humanitarian access

  • HCT improve monitoring of CERF and ERF

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Cameroon + 2 others
UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, March 31, 2014


UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian response in four regions of Cameroon – Far North, North, Adamoua and East – which have been facing recurring emergencies such as increased food insecurity after the dry season, widespread epidemics like Cholera and Meningitis, and floods), and the continued influx of refugees from CAR and Nigeria.

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Sindh PDMA Situation Update, 14 April 2014





Karachi Dated: 14th April, 2014


 The relief activities in drought affected districts are in full swing. PDMA Sindh has so far provided 53,000 Family Ration Bags; 27000 to Tharparkar, 10,000 to Umerkot, 8,000 to Sanghar and 8,000 Family Ration Bags to district Khairpur.

 PDMA Sindh has fully met the districts’ requirement of ration bags i.e. 53000.

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EUCAP Sahel Mali: EU support mission for internal security in Mali established

European Union

The Council today established a civilian mission under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) to support the internal security forces in Mali.

EUCAP Sahel Mali is an additional contribution to the EU's overall support to stability, institutional reform and the full restoration of state authority throughout the country. The mission will support the Malian state to ensure constitutional and democratic order and the conditions for lasting peace as well as to maintain its authority throughout the entire territory.

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Nigeria + 6 others
West and Central Africa Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot, 8– 14 April 2014

The influx of refugees from CAR continues with some 7,000 arrivals since the previous week. The number of entry points increased following violence near the former main crossings at Garoua Boulai and Kenzou. Many refugees arrive exhausted and with injuries. In 2014, Cameroon has received almost 70,000 CAR refugees.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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EUCAP Sahel Mali: création d'une mission de soutien de l'UE aux forces de sécurité intérieure du Mali

European Union

Luxembourg, le 15 avril 2014 8773/14 (OR. en) PRESSE 221

EUCAP Sahel Mali: création d'une mission de soutien de l'UE aux forces de sécurité intérieure du Mali

Ce jour, le Conseil a créé, au titre de la politique de sécurité et de défense commune (PSDC), une mission civile de soutien aux forces de sécurité intérieure du Mali.

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Kenya + 1 other
Japan Backs IOM Community Stabilization Project in Northern Kenya

IOM has received USD 1 million from Japan to support a project that aims to enhance community stabilization for mobile populations and communities that host them in Northern Kenya.

The project was launched yesterday (14/4) by Japanese Ambassador to Kenya Tatsushi Terada and will be implemented in close cooperation with the local (county) governments of Turkana, Marsabit, Uasin Gishu and Garissa.

International Organization for Migration:

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Voter Response to Natural Disaster Aid : Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Drought Relief Payments in Mexico

World Bank

The paper estimates the effects on presidential election returns in Mexico of a government climatic contingency transfer that is allocated through rainfall-indexed insurance. The analysis uses the discontinuity in payments that slightly deviate from a pre-established threshold, based on rainfall accumulation measured at local weather stations. It turns out that voters reward the incumbent presidential party for delivering drought relief compensation.

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Haïti-Sécheresse : Le gouvernement annonce des mesures d’urgence


P-au-P, 14 avril 2014 [AlterPresse] --- Le gouvernement annonce des mesures d’urgence et promet des solutions durables pour répondre à la sécheresse dans le nord du pays, apprend AlterPresse dans un communiqué du ministère délégué auprès de la primature chargé des droits humains et de la lutte contre la pauvreté extrême.

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Niger Price Bulletin April 2014

Millet, maize, cowpea, and imported rice are the most important food commodities. Millet is consumed by both rural and poor urban households throughout the country. Maize and imported rice are most important for urban households, while cowpea is mainly consumed by poor households in rural and urban areas as a protein source. Niamey is the most important national market and an international trade center, and also supplies urban households. Tillaberi is also an urban center that supplies the surrounding area. Gaya market represents a main urban market for maize with cross-border connections.

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Food rations save lives in Namibia

Thirty per cent of families affected by the drought have enough food for only one meal a day and 109,000 children under-five are at risk of severe malnutrition.

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Field Exchange No. 47 (April 2014)

• Milling vouchers in South Sudan

• IYCF indicators in small sample surveys

• Surge support to CMAM services in Kenya

• Goat feeding and milk access in Ethiopia

• Nutrition impact and positive practice circles

• Sectoral integration with cash programming

• Barrier analysis on breastfeeding in Mali

• Material support to health posts in Ethiopia

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Securing Sexual and Reproductive Health of drought-affected communities in the Sindh Arid Zone, Pakistan

April 8, 2014 New Delhi: Thar Desert of the Province of Sindh, Pakistan is under a severe drought since November 2013 affecting several towns and their population. The resultant crop failure has further triggered a severe shortage of food fodder and water which has taken a huge toll on the population’s health, particularly children and infants.

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PM urges Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation to help drought victims in 41 provinces

BANGKOK, 11 April 2014 (NNT) - The prime minister has directed the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) to administer urgent help to those suffering from the drought in 41 provinces and to come up with water management plans that makes the best use of the available water at hand.

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Delivering clean water in a conflict-stricken country

Many sources of water in Somalia have been damaged or have lacked maintenance since the outbreak of conflict in the early 1990s. Making sure that Somalis have access to safe water supplies is thus a central part of the ICRC’s work in the country.

In 2013, nearly 375,000 people – and crucially also their livestock – had their access to water improved by the ICRC.

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Sequía en Colombia: "Murió mucho ganado"

Una sequía devastadora ha matado miles de animales salvajes y reses en el departamento de Casanare, en los Llanos Orientales, en el este de Colombia.

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