Drought

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World + 14 others
West and East Africa - The 2014 Rainfall Season (October 2014)

Sahel

· Severe and seasonal rainfall deficits remain across many areas of the Sahelian region, in particular Senegal, Mauritania, northern Nigeria and eastern Niger.

· Serious impacts on agricultural production in Senegal and Mauritania can be expected. Perspectives are also unfavourable in eastern Niger and NE Nigeria.

Eastern region (Sudan, Ethiopia)

· Rainfall in September was favourable across the region. This trend has continued through October with wetter than average conditions.

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Opération Tabaski 2014

Le mois d’octobre débute avec un bel exemple de solidarité ! Dans le cadre de la collaboration avec la Croix-Rouge malienne, le Croissant Rouge Iranien apporte son soutien en faveur des populations déplacées à Bamako suite à la crise socio politique. A l’entame de ce mois de la solidarité la Croix-Rouge malienne et ses partenaires encore une fois rehaussent leur engagement en faveur des personnes vulnérables. Cet élan de solidarité intitulé ‘Opération Tabaski 2014’ a été lancée à travers une cérémonie le mercredi 01 octobre 2014 au siège de la CRM.

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South Sudan + 16 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, October 23 – October 29, 2014

  • Torrential rains continued across much of saturated and flood-affected South Sudan.

  • Bi-modal regions of the Gulf of Guinea observed a second week of below-average rain.

1) As the rainfall season ends across Senegal and harvesting begins, impacts from poorly distributed rains during the summer months and a delayed onset to the rainfall season in July which resulted in deteriorated conditions could impact crop yields.

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Haïti-Insécurité alimentaire : Tendance à la hausse prévue pour janvier 2015

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AlterPresse

P-au-P, 21 oct. 2014 [AlterPresse] --- Il y aura une tendance à la hausse de l’insécurité alimentaire en janvier 2015, indique l’ingénieur-agronome Gary Mathieu, directeur de la Coordination nationale de la sécurité alimentaire (Cnsa), dans une interview accordée à AlterPresse.

En 2013, environ 3 millions de personnes se trouvaient en insécurité alimentaire, indique Mathieu, signalant que la période de soudure agricole pourrait débuter plus tôt que prévu, soit au cours du mois de décembre 2014.

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Unas 300.000 familias reciben asistencia alimentaria por sequía en Guatemala

Guatemala, 21 oct (AGN).- El presidente de Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina, ratificó hoy que el Gobierno da asistencia alimentaria a 300.000 familias afectadas por la sequía que se extendió por 40 días y que damnificó inicialmente a 236.000 hogares que perdieron sus cosechas.

La ayuda alimentaria que se otorgará por los próximos seis meses y que dirige la vicemandataria Roxana Baldetti, inició el pasado 1 de octubre en 16 de los 22 departamentos en los que se decretó estado de calamidad pública, dijo el presidente en el marco de una entrevista con una emisora local.

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World + 9 others
Plan d’action pour l’efficacité du développement 2014-2016

Suite à la toute première Réunion de haut niveau du Partenariat mondial pour une coopération efficace au service du développement, au Mexique du 15 au 16 avril 2014, la Direction de la coopération au développement et de l’action humanitaire s’est dotée d’un plan d’action pour l’efficacité du développement pour les années 2014-2016.

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Niger SRP 2014: Funding Status as of 21 October 2014

2014
REVISED REQUIREMENT 305 millions
FUNDING (1) 187 millions
UNMET REQUIREMENT 118 millions

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Drought drives 42 percent crash in crop production in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An 11-month drought, considered by experts to be the worst in recent history, has forced sharp increases in food prices in Sri Lanka – and the worst may be yet to come, according to recent updates.

Rice, the island’s staple food, has seen double digit price hikes in all varieties compared to a year ago. Some of the more popular varieties such as Samba have recorded price increases of 30 percent compared to a year back, according to government statistics.

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Le fonds central d'intervention d'urgence des nations unies octroie pres de 8 millions de dollars aux operations humanitaires sous financees

(Niamey/Niger, le 20 octobre 2014): La Coordonnatrice des secours d’urgences des Nations Unies, Valérie Amos, a alloué 7 962 500 dollars, l’équivalent de 3,8 milliards de FCFA, pour appuyer les urgences sous financées au Niger.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Santa Cruz declarará emergencia departamental por intensa sequía

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Redhum

Bolivia, 20 de Octubre 2014

Fuente: El Mundo Bolivia

AFECTADOS • La intensa ola de calor se ha intensificado en los municipios, son 12 los que se han declarado en alerta roja, hoy analizan últimos resultados para declaratoria.

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Les semences de l’espoir

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World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • La faible pluviométrie pendant la saison des semences a entraîné d’énormes pertes pour les fermiers sénégalais vivant dans la région de Kaolack, au sud-est de Dakar

  • Un plan d’urgence du Programme de Productivité Agricole en Afrique de l'Ouest fournit aux producteurs près de 2 000 tonnes de semences certifiées de maïs, mil et sorgho afin de combler ces pertes

  • Ces semences subventionnées ont un haut rendement et sont plus résistantes au stress hydrique

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Seeding Hope for Smallholder Farmers in Senegal

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World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A lack of rainfall during Senegal’s planting season has led to withered crops and low yields, obliging farmers to reseed in an effort to recover their losses

  • An emergency program initiated by the World Bank’s West African Agricultural Productivity Program is providing one-time subsidies on the sale of almost 2,000 tons of certified maize, millet, and sorghum seeds

  • The subsidized seeds are guaranteed to produce higher yields, be more drought resistant, and have shorter maturity cycles

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Mauritania Price Bulletin September 2014

Local rice and sorghum are the most consumed food products by poor households in Mauritania followed by imported wheat which is a substitute that these households turn to the most. Local rice is grown in the river valley (in the southern regions of Trarza, Brakna, Gorgol and Guidimakha). Sorghum is produced in all areas of production (rainfed) and in flood-recession areas. However, a significant portion is imported from Mali and Senegal. Mauritania depends greatly on food imports (70% in a good agricultural year and 85% in a bad year) than on internal production.

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Mauritania Price Bulletin February 2014

Local rice and sorghum are the most consumed food products by poor households in Mauritania followed by imported wheat which is a substitute that these households turn to the most. Local rice is grown in the river valley (in the southern regions of Trarza, Brakna, Gorgol and Guidimakha). Sorghum is produced in all areas of production (rainfed) and in flood-recession areas. However, a significant portion is imported from Mali and Senegal. Mauritania depends greatly on food imports (70% in a good agricultural year and 85% in a bad year) than on internal production.

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World + 5 others
Population growth far outpaces food supply in conflict-ravaged Sahel - study

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AlertNet

While the population grew rapidly, the production of crops remained essentially unchanged. Researchers warn that global warming and insurgencies will further exacerbate the food scarcity in the region.

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Mali + 10 others
Regional Snapshot West Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

REGIONAL SUMMARY

Recurring food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies have presented significant challenges to the vulnerable populations of the West Africa region. Complex emergencies and food insecurity constituted the primary concerns in West Africa during FY 2014.
USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional presence in Dakar, Senegal.