Drought

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28 May 2016 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Saturday 5/28/2016 - 03:06 GMT

The family of a Malian civilian who died after being arrested by peacekeepers following a deadly jihadist attack claimed his death was due to abuse in custody as the UN Friday promised to "shed light" on the incident.

Five Chadian peacekeepers were killed in the ambush in northeast Mali on May 18 and a sixth died of his wounds on May 24, according to the latest toll from the UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

27 May 2016 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | vendredi 27/05/2016 - 23:33 GMT

La famille d'un civil malien décédé après son arrestation par la force de l'ONU à la suite d'une attaque jihadiste qui a coûté la vie à six militaires tchadiens a attribué sa mort à des violences en détention, l'ONU promettant vendredi "toute la lumière" sur cette affaire.

27 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Population of UNMISS PoC site in Bentiu town, Unity State, decreases by nearly 15 percent in recent months.

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches approximately 1.5 million people with food and nutrition support in April.

Key Developments

27 May 2016 description

• Entrega Manuel Velasco recursos a productores de sorgo y ganaderos de Cintalapa • Son apoyos del Seguro Agrícola y Pecuario Catastrófico por un monto de 833 mil pesos

Cintalapa, Chiapas.- En una gira de trabajo por el municipio de Cintalapa, el gobernador Manuel Velasco Coello entregó 350 cheques de Seguro Agrícola Catastrófico a productores que fueron afectados por la sequía, para que puedan reactivar 220 hectáreas de cultivos.

27 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The ongoing El Niño-induced drought and saline intrusion emergency has adversely impacted the lives of two million people, including 520,000 children and a million women with shortage of water and food and now in need of humanitarian assistance in 18 most affected provinces. Reduced access to drinking water and water for other domestic uses exacerbated the prevalence of malnutrition and communicable diseases.

27 May 2016 description

La Paz, 27 may (ABI).- El jefe de la Unidad de Contingencia Rural del Ministerio de Desarrollo Rural y Tierras, Benito Mariscal, informó el viernes que el Gobierno destinó más de 8,1 millones de bolivianos para atender a las familias productoras que fueron afectadas por los desastres naturales, recursos que serán ejecutados en dos fases.

27 May 2016 description

Santo Domingo, 9 May 2016 – The impact of natural disasters is increasing, despite countries' efforts to reduce it. Over the past year, drought has affected more than 6.2 million people in the Caribbean, especially in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba.

27 May 2016 description

Santo Domingo, 9 de mayo de 2016 – El impacto de los desastres naturales va en aumento a pesar de los esfuerzos de los países por reducirlo. En el último año, la sequía ha afectado a más de 6.2 millones de personas en el Caribe, especialmente en Haití, República Dominicana y Cuba.

27 May 2016 description

L’objectif global de cette évaluation est de procéder à une mise à jour des indicateurs clé de la sécurité alimentaire afin d’appréhender la situation courante de la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle des ménages, de même que son évolution au cours des 6 prochains mois. Par ailleurs, les informations à produire constitueront des données actualisées de qualité qui seront utilisés lors du prochain atelier du Cadre Harmonisé.

27 May 2016 description

Appeal History:

  • This Emergency Appeal was launched on 22 April 2016 for CHF 1,702,895 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Mozambique Red Cross Society (CVM) to reach 14,767 people (2,954 households) in 6 districts: Magude and Manhiça in Maputo province, Mabalane and Chibuto in Gaza province and Funhalouro and Govuro in Inhambane province. It aims to provide assistance over the next nine months with a focus on interventions on the sectors of food security (carried out through cash) and livelihoods.

27 May 2016 description

IEDA Relief - Rapport Mission Terrain

La crise au Nord du Mali a accentué les difficultés d’approvisionnement des populations en eau potable ; le dispositif existant qui était déjà insuffisant s’est davantage dégradé à cause du défaut d’entretien/réhabilitation. En fin 2015, l’on estimait le taux d’accès à l’eau à 23% dans la région de Kidal et à 57% le nombre de points d’eau existant non fonctionnels1.

27 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

At a meeting today in the United Nations Security Council on the situation in the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa, senior UN officials stressed that climate change plays a direct role in the region's security, development and stability by increasing drought and fuelling conflict.

27 May 2016 description

Highlights

• Expected losses of 40% in cereal production, representing a deficit of 900,000 tons

• In the southern provinces the harvest will not cover more than 3 to 4 months of food needs. A worsening of food insecurity is expected from July-August.

• Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates are still critical. More than 120,000 malnourished children reside in the 4 southern provinces.

27 May 2016 description

Nigeria - The French Embassy in Nigeria and IOM Nigeria have signed an agreement for a nine-month project aimed at providing psychosocial support to conflict-affected people in the North East of the country. The project will target the two states most affected by displacement – Adamawa and Borno.

The project is designed to strengthen existing IOM psychosocial response and assistance to people affected by the humanitarian crisis that has developed in Nigeria due to the Boko Haram insurgency, especially the North East.

27 May 2016 description

Niger - Through its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), IOM has recorded a total of 60,970 migrants passing through the transit towns of Arlit and Séguédine in the Agadez region of Niger between February and April 2016. Of this total, 44,890 were recorded leaving Niger, while 16,080 were migrants entering the country. Niger is a transit country for West African migrants travelling to and from Algeria and Libya.

27 May 2016 description

Buni Yadi, Nigeria | AFP | Friday 5/27/2016 - 11:04 GMT

by Aminu ABUBAKAR

More than two years after being attacked by Boko Haram, piles of blackened furniture, iron bed frames and computers still litter the burnt-out shell of the Federal Government College in Buni Yadi.

The corrugated iron roofing has caved in and the eerily silent school compound in Yobe state, northeast Nigeria, is overgrown with shrubs and grass.

27 May 2016 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 3,590,677 Swiss francs (increased from 749,268 Swiss francs) to support the Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) to reach 25,000 people (increased from 10,000 people) with a focus on food security, nutrition and livelihoods (carried out through cash distributions). The revised plan reflects the worsening drought situation throughout the country, and the increasing number of affected people, estimated to reach 3 million (20% of the population).