Drought

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26 Feb 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: La Prensa

Después de 36 años de trabajo en proyectos de agua y saneamiento, que permitió a 360 mil personas acceder a servicios de agua potable en las comunidades rurales del país, la Cooperación Suiza en América Central (Cosude) apostará ahora a desarrollar una estrategia con enfoque de adaptación al cambio climático, para lo cual ha destinado 56 millones de dólares a Nicaragua durante los próximos cuatro años.

26 Feb 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

Mother-of-four says the drought in Somalia is the worst she has seen.

“We’ve had droughts here in the past but I don’t remember one as bad as this – and look at my age,” says 50-year-old widow Sareedo Barre Haji Muse.

“We lost our animals. Even our donkeys have died. This is the last one.”

In the Puntland state of Somalia, Sareedo used to own nearly 500 goats and sheep, living off the sale of their milk and meat.

26 Feb 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: El Diario Noticias

La ausencia de lluvias en 2016 sumada a la deforestación serían las causas de la baja producción de la castaña en la Amazonía boliviana. Para el biólogo Vincent Vos, del Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado (Cipca Norte Amazónico), a esta problemática se agregan otros factores como el cambio climático mundial, pérdida de humedad en el ecosistema y la degradación de los suelos.

DEFORESTACIÓN

26 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

260,868 Refugees in South Sudan

1.853 M IDPs in South Sudan, including 223,994 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site US

$172 million Funding requested for comprehensive needs in 2017

US $125 million Funding requested for priority needs in 2017

OUTSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

26 Feb 2017 description

Addis Ababa February 25/2017 Ethiopia provided relief support for people affected by drought in Somaliland, the autonomous region of Somalia.

Mitiku Kassa, Commissioner for Disaster Risk Management told ENA that the support for drought affected people in Somaliland included biscuits, milk and grains.

Some 8,000 quintal various grains, 26,611 cartons of milk and 100 quintals of biscuits were provided to the people hit by drought in Somaliland, he noted.

26 Feb 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable prospects for 2017 wheat crop production

  • Paddy production in 2016 decreased slightly

  • Rice exports in 2017 forecast to remain close to last year’s level

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour strengthened in recent months

  • Localized food insecurity persists

Favourable production prospects for 2017 wheat crop

26 Feb 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Famine declared in parts of former Unity State

  • About 5 million people estimated to be severely food insecure until July 2017

  • Crop production declines due to insecurity and displacement of farmers

  • Food prices at exceptionally high levels

Famine declared in parts of former Unity State

26 Feb 2017 description

Between malnutrition and death, there is disease

23 February 2017 -- Somalia is on the brink of famine. An immediate scale-up of the drought response is required to prevent the worst-case scenario.

25 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • About 2.7 million people in Kenya are now in need of relief assistance, up from 1.3 million in August 2016. The President of Kenya declared a national disaster on 10 February 2017 and has called for international support.

  • The results of SMART surveys conducted in January and February 2017 to monitor the emergency nutrition situation show very high levels of global acute malnutrition (GAM) (above 30 per cent) in three northern counties (Turkana North, North Hor of Marsabit, and Mandera).

25 Feb 2017 description

Facts & Figures In 2017:

5.6 million people in need of food assistance

3.9 million people in need of water trucking

3 million acutely malnourished children & women including 300 000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition

1.9 million households need support to keep livestock alive

Almost 10% of the population chronically vulnerable to food insecurity

(source: UNOCHA)

25 Feb 2017 description

ABOUT THIS REPORT

This report provides an overview of typical production and market behavior in Central America staple grains market. The regional markets covered include those in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua (countries monitored by FEWS NET in Central America) as well as Costa Rica and Mexico.

STAPLE FOOD MARKETS IN CENTRAL AMERICA

Overview

25 Feb 2017 description

Increased displacements caused by drought in South & Central Somalia

Based on ongoing reports from UNHCR PRMN’s partners in the field, new displacements of at least 47,000 individuals have been reported due to the ongoing drought in the period 1-23 February 2017. These movements are predominantly from rural areas to urban and peri-urban locations.

1. Mogadishu arrivals 1-16 February 2017

25 Feb 2017 description

169.9 M required for 2017

1.9 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements

168.0 M funding gap for the Nigeria Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

25 Feb 2017 description

Just north of the South Sudanese capital Juba lies Terekeka state, home to the Mundari, one of South Sudan’s 64 ethnic groups. Mundaris are predominantly cattle keepers but also practice small-scale agriculture and fishing along the Nile, whose water levels rise and fall according to the seasons. The area includes five natural lakes hidden in the swatches of land and inspiring the name Terekeka, which translates as “forgotten” in the local dialect.

25 Feb 2017 description

• Promesses de contribution à hauteur de $458 millions de dollars américains pour 2017 et $214 millions pour 2018 et au-delà, annoncées par 14 donateurs

• La conférence a donné une voix aux personnes touchées par le conflit et la crise

• Accord pour répondre aux besoins de développement à plus long terme et chercher des solutions durables aux crises

25 Feb 2017 description

At a glance – Nigeria’s displaced in need of protection and solutions 8.5 million

24 Feb 2017 description

About the Project

The PRMN (Protection & Return Monitoring Network) is a UNHCR-led project which acts as a platform for identifying and reporting on displacements (including returns) of populations in Somalia as well as protection incidents underlying such movements. This note covers issues relating to the methodology of recording displacements but does not cover all aspects of the PRMN platform.

Network coverage

24 Feb 2017 description

At a conference in Oslo, the UN Refugee Agency presents steps to ensure protection, access and lasting solutions for displaced Nigerians returning home.

By: UNHCR staff

OSLO, Norway – As growing numbers of displaced Nigerians start to return home, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Friday co-presented a way forward for ensuring protection, access and lasting solutions for them.

24 Feb 2017 description

OVERVIEW

  • Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental degradation, and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.