Drought

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27 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Par Alexandre Brecher

En recueillant trois jeunes filles déplacées à la suite de l’attaque de leur village par Boko Haram, François Sakotai ne se doutait pas que ce geste généreux serait à l’origine d’un miracle : la réunion d’une mère avec ses enfants.

DZAWANDAI, Cameroun, 25 août 2016 – Lorsqu’on lui demande son âge, François Sakotai se contente de sourire. « Je ne sais pas, répond-il, 70 ans, 80 peut-être ? Tout ce que je sais, c’est que je suis vieux. Je suis vieux et j’étais seul, jusqu’à ce qu’Élisabeth, Delphine et Waibai arrivent chez moi. »

27 Aug 2016 description

Summary

Summary of changes made to the emergency plan of action: Revisions have been made to the emergency plan of action (EPoA) for this DREF operation. The Cuban Red Cross (CRC) continues to have difficulties accessing drinking water in the province of Santiago, and the risk is increasing because the levels in the dam and the tributaries continue to decrease. Moreover, the lack of safe water remains a concern for health authorities due to the hazards associated with sporadic availability.

26 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • Phase III scale-up in full swing in Northern Bahr el Ghazal

    • WFP and UNHCR to sign a MOU for cash-based transfers in the Makpandu refugee camp
    • Lengthy tax exemption processes hamper road deliveries of life-saving nutrition commodities from Kenya and Uganda.

Highlights

  • Approximately 189,000 beneficiaries have received life-saving food assistance in Northern Bahr el Ghazal since early August.

26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Diffa region continues to be affected by the Nigeria crises, with 6 attacks in July. Attacks included the looting of a WFP warehouse, an ambush to army patrol killing 5 soldiers and a major attack at the end of July to two villages on Lake Chad islands, with over 90 civilians estimated to have been executed and over 10 reported kidnapped.

26 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The centrality of protection must be a priority in all phases of response (UNHCR)

• The humanitarian crisis in La Guajira and its impact on Wayúu women (Fundación Plan)

• The positive impact of the reduced participation of the FARC-EP in conflict-related events

• Concerns remain on the protection and practical needs of women and girls in a post agreement (GenCap)

Protection, a primary element to humanitarian action

26 Aug 2016 description

DESTACADOS

• La centralidad de la Protección en la respuesta humanitaria (ACNUR)

• Crisis humanitaria en La Guajira y su impacto en las mujeres Wuayúu (Fundación Plan)

• El impacto positivo de un año de cese al fuego unilateral de las FARC-EP

• Persisten preocupaciones respecto a la protección y necesidades de mujeres y niñas (GenCap)

La Protección, elemento central en la acción humanitaria

26 Aug 2016 description

Published: 25 August 2016 4:07 CET

By Terrence Edwards, IFRC

As they have done for millennia, Mongolian herders continue their ancient nomadic way of life, driving their livestock between pastures, subsisting on a simple diet of dairy and meat.

For generations they have been able to survive in one of the harshest climates in the world, but rising temperatures, desertification and the increasingly erratic weather brought on by climate change are now threatening their livelihood.

26 Aug 2016 description
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West and Central Africa Regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (August 2016)

26 Aug 2016 description
report Redhum

Bolivia, 25 de Agosto 2016 Fuente: El Deber - BO

La sequía se expande en el departamento de Santa Cruz y el plan de salvataje gubernamental aún demora. Mientras tanto, los productores acentúan sus pérdidas.

Un informe del presidente de la Cámara Agropecuaria del Oriente (CAO), Julio Roda, revela que las pérdidas del sector agropecuario superan los $us 500 millones y que la mora con las casas comerciales también sobrepasa los $us 500 millones.

26 Aug 2016 description

Points-Clés

  • Dans les zones urbaines couvertes par l’enquête de juin 2016, 30% des ménages sont en insécurité alimentaire, dont 2% en insécurité alimentaire sévère. Cette prévalence est considérablement inférieure à celle observée en décembre 2015 dans les zones rurales touchées par la sécheresse.

  • La commune de Cité Soleil et les villes de Gonaïves, Jérémie et Port-de-Paix présentent les prévalences de l'insécurité alimentaire les plus élevées.

26 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

In the urban areas assessed in June 2016, 30% of the households are food insecure with 2% severely food insecure. The level of food insecurity is considerably less than that seen in the drought affected rural areas assessed in December 2015.

26 Aug 2016 description
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Key Messages

Seventy-four (74) percent of both Internally Displaced Population (IDPs) and host population households in Gujba and Gulani Local Government Areas (LGAs) are food insecure. One-third of IDP households is severely food insecure.

Malnutrition rates among children under five years exceed the WHO emergency thresholds, with prevalence higher than 15 percent.

Methodology

WHAT : Emergency Food Security Assessment

26 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • There is a marginal improvement in food consumption for people assisted through relief operations, but in spite of the good progress, needs will remain high to the end the year. The situation remains critical for 10.2 million people in need of food assistance.

  • There is an imminent pipeline break for cereals in September. WFP currently requires USD 158 million to support 7.6 million people affected by drought for the rest of 2016.

26 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Heavy fighting broke out in Juba on 7 July; although a ceasefire has since been declared, the situation remains tense and unpredictable. Fighting has also been reported in other parts of the country.

  • Efforts to scale up food assistance to populations facing rising food insecurity are ongoing. In Northern Bahr el Ghazal, air drops of food assistance recently commenced.

26 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP urgently needs USD 13.5 million to cover costs to maintain operations in support of the vulnerable populations in Mauritania, including refugees. With no additional resources, WFP will be forced to suspend its operations at the end of September until December 2016.