By Marc Frank
HAVANA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Cuba will begin a two-month cloud-seeding campaign over the eastern part of the Caribbean island in hopes of easing the worst drought in more than a century, Communist Party daily Granma said on Friday.
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The Climate Division of the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) is now confirming: El Niño is now well established with all ENSO indicators pointing to a mature El Niño event to last until first quarter of 2016. VMGD Climate Division head , Philip Malsale states, ‘Even though we have seen some rain over the past few weeks, we still need to be preparing for low rainfall in the coming months.” “Its normal to have a three month lag time from the start of an El Niño until the time you will actually see the impacts on ground here in Vanuatu” Mr Malsale said.
Saudi Ambassador to Niger Turki bin Nagi Al-Ali handed over 100 tons of dates to Niger’s Food Crisis.
Le processus de paix au Mali est grippé par la crise d'Anefis où la sincérité des signataires des accords est remise en cause.
Les groupes armés de la Plateforme refuse de quitter la ville du Nord du pays qu'ils occupent, en violation du cessez-le-feu et des accords de paix et de réconciliation au Mali.
Author: Andrew Mambondiyani
MUTARE, Zimbabwe, Aug 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the eastern highlands of Manicaland province, crudely built wood, mud, and thatch hovels cling perilously to the mountainsides.
Ouagadougou, 27 August 2015 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA), Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, conducted a three-day mission to Ouagadougou from 25 to 27 August 2015, to hold consultations in the context of the ongoing electoral process in Burkina Faso.
During his visit, Mr. Chambas met with the transitional authorities, national institutions of defense and security, leaders of political parties as well as representatives of Burkina Faso civil society organizations.
Honduras, 28 de Agosto 2015
Fuente: Proceso Digital
Casi la mitad del territorio ha sido afectado por la sequía en Honduras, lo que augura una severa crisis alimentaria para los próximos meses, así como serios problemas de abastecimiento de agua y precarias condiciones de salud que se ensaña con una población enferma que paga los efectos del cambio climático.
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | vendredi 28/08/2015 - 17:00 GMT
Le gouvernement du Burkina a appelé vendredi au respect des décisions du Conseil constitutionnel (CC) après un appel à la "désobéissance civile" lancé par des pro-Compaoré pour protester contre l'exclusion de certains candidats aux élections législatives d'octobre.
De 2011 à 2015, un total de 1,7 milliard de dollars a été requis pour l‘action humanitaire au Niger à travers le Plan de Réponse Stratégique (CAP/SRP). Un total de 1,4 milliard de dollars a été mobilisé, soit un taux de financement de 82 pour cent.
Critical malnutrition rates in hard-to-reach areas of southcentral Somalia, including Bulo Burto and Xudur
More than 20,000 people have fled their homes due to military operations
Mid-year review shows some progress towards strategic objectives but more funding is still needed.
IOM Highlights Psychosocial Needs of Displaced People in Eastern Nigeria
Nigeria - IOM, with financial support from the US, French and German governments, has released a report based on a psychosocial needs assessment of internally displaced persons (IDPs) carried out in Yola, Adamawa State, in eastern Nigeria in April 2015.
The needs assessment identified the psychosocial needs of IDPs who have fled the Boko Haram insurgency and are now living in camps and host communities in Yola.
Enhanced rains expected in most parts of South and central Somalia during the Deyr 2015 season
The Deyr rains are usually shorter and less in quanƟty than the Gu rains. However, they are beneficial in supporƟng agricultural acƟviƟes and boosƟng water availability for different uses. Generally the season starts in late September and ends in November.
Nevertheless, this varies from place to place across the country with the northern parts receiving the rains much earlier than the southern parts.
The District Disaster Management Units are in the process of sorting out the drinking water problems of the people impacted by the dry climatic conditions.
High food prices and conflict in South Sudan and Yemen leading to continued Emergency
Food security will continue to deteriorate, seasonally, in the southeastern and coastal marginal agricultural areas through October, as the lean season reaches its peak. The majority of households remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2). After the start of the forecast above-average short rains in October, food security will improve. Many households are expected to move into None (IPC Phase 1) by December.