Drought

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Pakistan: Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report, 21st Aug 2014

Update includes the following:

  • North Waziristan Displacement Updates 1

  • PHF Response Updates as of 19-8-2014 1

  • Sindh Updates 2

  • Drought Updates 2

  • Daily Health Report of District Tharparkar as on 21-8-2014 2

  • Nationwide Updates 3

  • Earthquake tremors felt in Sialkot, Lahore 3

  • Rain related incidents in KPK, Fata take seven lives, hurt 25 others 3

  • Monsoon Weather Situation Report as of 21-8-2014 4

  • Polio Updates 5

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World + 23 others
Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Mali + 14 others
Bulletin d’information sur la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel et en Afrique de l’ouest - juillet 2014

Situation alimentaire satisfaisante dans la région, exceptée par endroits en zones sahéliennes pastorales et agropastorales.

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Guatemala + 1 other
Donarán $900 mil para familias afectadas por sequía

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Redhum

Fuente: Siglo XXI

Luego del recorrido que realizaron por Chiquimula, Zacapa y el Progreso, Miguel Barreto, director regional del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA), Stuart Savage, embajador de Canadá en Guatemala, y la vicepresidenta Roxana Baldetti, se informó que el Gobierno canadiense donará $900 mil para las familias afectadas por la sequía.

Según un comunicado, el diplomático Savage explicó que esta contribución servirá para paliar la crisis humanitaria que afecta al Istmo y los fondos serán canalizados a través del PMA.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 22 August 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Burkina Faso Mise à jour sur la sécurité alimentaire Août 2014

L’agropastoral nord du pays reste en insécurité alimentaire aiguë sous Stress jusqu’en octobre

Messages clés

  • Malgré l’amélioration de la situation alimentaire du bétail et de la disponibilité de lait, les ménages pauvres dans le nord du pays continuent de vivre une insécurité alimentaire aiguë sous Stress (Phase 2 de l’IPC), car leur revenu de la vente de bétails reste détérioré et leur accès aux denrées alimentaires de base de plus en plus limité.

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NE China drought leaves 330,000 thirsty

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Xinhua

SHENYANG, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Drought in northeast China's Liaoning Province has caused drinking water problems for nearly 330,000 people and 82,000 head of livestock, said authorities Thursday.

The worst drought since 1951 has also affected 28 million mu (1.8 million hectares) of crops, 56 reservoirs and 427 rivers, said the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters.

Liaoning received only 102mm of rain from July 1 to Aug. 17, 60 percent less than normal. The dry and hot weather will continue through late August.

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Climate change a threat to Fiji’s food security

“Unless action is taken soon, climate change will drastically affect our food security and above all, affect different communities in Fiji.”

This was pointed during presentation by the Ministry of Agriculture at the National Platform for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change workshop underway in Suva.

The Ministry’s economic planning officer Jone Raileabula highlighted that countries in the region including Fiji are experiencing the effects of climate change, including worsening coastal erosion and floods. This said has a severe impact on food security.

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World + 12 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary August 22-28, 2014

Dryness expected to continue in much of Central America, Haiti, and Central Asia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since early June, poor rainfall distribution has delayed planting and hurt crop development in northeastern Nigeria. Although an increase in rainfall was observed recently, continued favorable rainfall amounts are needed to overcome long-term deficits.

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Cushioning the blow - Zimbabwe

Droughts cause poor harvests, Zimbabwean smallholders receive payout

Smallholder farmers in Africa have long borne the brunt of the adverse effects of global climate change. They are perpetually at the mercy of unpredictable weather patterns and fear total losses in the event of drought, as they rarely have alternative plans to fall back on.

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CERF allocates US$1.7 million for emergency water and food for thousands of families in Sri Lanka

On 10 July, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided US$1.7 million for the provision of water and food to drought-stricken communities in Sri Lanka.

The failed annual northeast monsoon, which runs from December to February and supplies water for Sri Lanka’s agricultural production, resulted in severe crop losses and water shortages. By the end of March 2014, over 240,000 families had been affected, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel : Report on 2013 Humanitarian Operations - Burkina Faso, Chad, the Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Cameroon, Nigeria and Senegal, July 2014

A new report offers a snapshot of the scope and breadth of the humanitarian footprint in the Sahel and highlights some of the main challenges faced by aid organisations and how they adapted to them.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Record harvest loss, food shortages hit dry Sri Lanka

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IRIN

In some areas in the North, North Central and Eastern Provinces, the water levels in the reservoirs will be sufficient only for drinking and that, too, will be barely enough, says one official.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Brindan brigadas médicas atención a más de 60 mil niños del corredor seco

En su labor con más de 75 familias detectaron más de dos mil niños y 85 embarazadas con síntomas de desnutrición

Las brigadas médicas del Ministerio de Salud (MINSA), desplazadas por los municipios del corredor seco del país, han brindado atención médica a más de 60 mil niños, informó la Coordinadora del Consejo de Comunicación y Ciudadanía, Compañera Rosario Murillo.

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Sénégal Mise à jour du suivi à distance - août 2014

L’insécurité alimentaire de niveau Stress se maintient dans le centre et le nord du pays

Messages clés

  • Le déficit de pluie continue de perturber le déroulement normal de la campagne agricole dans le pays particulièrement dans les zones agricoles du centre et du nord. L’échec des semis de céréales et les ressemis qui expliquent le retard dans le développement des cultures et la réduction des réalisations affecteront négativement les productions agricoles de 2014/15.

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Drought to affect agriculture in coming years

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AzerNews

21 AUGUST 2014, 09:30 (GMT+05:00)

By Nigar Orujova

This year's drought will affect the future of Azerbaijan, National Academy of Science said. The torrid summer has already damaged some sectors in Azerbaijan and the rainless weather is expected to continue in the coming days. Moreover, the hottest day of the year with 40-42 degrees above zero is predicted to come on August 20.

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Zambia’s Cash Transfer Schemes Cushion Needy Against Climate Shocks

By Friday Phiri

PEMBA DISTRICT, Zambia, Aug 21 2014 (IPS) - “Last season, I lost an entire hectare of groundnuts because of a prolonged drought. Groundnuts are my hope for income,” says Josephine Chaaba, 60, from Pemba district in southern Zambia.

A widow since 2002, Chaaba’s story is not unique in this part of Zambia.

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All parties to the conflict must put an end to ongoing human rights violations

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Amnesty

Children accused of being members of armed groups in Mali are currently being held in detention alongside adults, in breach of Mali’s international human rights obligations.

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Mauritanie Mise à jour sur la sécurité alimentaire Août 2014

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La saison des pluies recommence après une longue pause

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