Drought

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19 Jan 2017 description

The European Commission has released €40 million in additional humanitarian aid to support the populations in the Lake Chad region in Africa. The new funding brings the overall EU humanitarian aid package for the region to over €116 million since the beginning of 2016.

It will help scale up operations and respond to urgent humanitarian needs in the areas of food, nutrition, water and sanitation, health and protection.

19 Jan 2017 description

With its mandate up for renewal, there’s work to be done to ensure the MNJTF stays relevant.

13 Jan 2017 / by Wendyam Aristide Sawadogo

19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • 6,544 refugees relocated from Yida to Pamir camp as of 31 December 2016
  • 16,791 refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in December
  • 1,792 asylum seekers hosted in South Sudan as of 31 December 2016
  • 3,164 refugee ID cards including renewals issued in 2016 across South Sudan
19 Jan 2017 description
report BioMed Central

Rachel Bezner Kerr, Emmanuel Chilanga (Email author), Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong, Isaac Luginaah and Esther Lupafya

Published: 28 November 2016

Abstract

Background

19 Jan 2017 description
report European Union

The bombing by the Nigerian Air Force of a camp of displaced people in Rann, north-eastern Nigeria, has caused a high number of victims among displaced people and of humanitarian aid workers there to help them.

The European Union conveys its most sincere condolences to the victims and their families.

19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s latest food security estimates indicate that 3.6 million people are facing severe food insecurity, with this number expected to grow to 4.6 million people in the first quarter of 2017.
  • Successful test road convoys indicate improving road conditions with the onset of the dry season.
  • WFP and World Vision launched the Juba urban poor cash response pilot project to provide cash based assistance and skills training to vulnerable households.

WFP Assistance

19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

The relief operation urgently requires USD 72 million to provide critical food assistance to drought affected populations especially in the Somali Region in south eastern Ethiopia. Preliminary indications from the results of the Meher assessment indicate a likely drop in beneficiary numbers, even though below average rains in the south east may indicate a new emerging drought.

WFP Assistance

19 Jan 2017 description

Une volonté réaffirmée de protéger les moyens d’existence basés sur l’agriculture en situations d’urgence

19 Jan 2017 description

Le contexte de déplacement au Mali reste complexe et fluide. Des mouvements de personnes déplacées résidant actuellement dans les régions du sud vers les régions du nord continuent d'être signalés. Alors que certains ont indiqué être retournés définitivement, d'autres déplacés expliquent faire des allers-retours entre le lieu de déplacement et le lieu d'origine.

19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to newly arrived Ethiopian asylums seekers, already existing refugees and vulnerable local populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined by limited funding.

WFP Assistance

19 Jan 2017 description

Famine (IPC Phase 5) possible in South Sudan during 2017

19 Jan 2017 description
  • De 2011 à 2016, plus de 1,6 milliard de dollars ont été mobilisés sur un total de 2 milliards de dollars requis à travers des projets des plans de réponse humanitaire pour le Niger.

  • Environ 485 millions de dollars ont été alloués à des projets humanitaires non inclus dans les plans de 2011 à 2016.

  • Pour les six années considérées, la moyenne des taux de financement tourne autour de 60 pour cent.

  • En 2016, seuls 54 pour cent des fonds recherchés ont été mobilisés.

19 Jan 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall over the past several weeks has sustained moisture deficits and resulted in degraded ground conditions across many parts of Uganda, Kenya, bimodal and unimodal areas of Tanzania, northern Malawi, and northern Mozambique.

19 Jan 2017 description

259,145 Central African refugees registered by UNHCR in rural areas in the East, Adamaoua and North regions, of which 158,418 arrived since December 2013.

86,900 Nigerian refugees in the Far North region (of which 60,157 are registered at Minawao camp)

198,889 Internally Displaced Persons in the Far North region (sources: DTM by IOM as of October 2016 and UNHCR protection monitoring Flash Updates)

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS

19 Jan 2017 description

Once seen as a problem to be disposed of, municipal liquid waste is now being eyed as an option for addressing water scarcity

19 January 2017, Berlin/Rome - With food demand and water scarcity on the uptick, it's time to stop treating wastewater like garbage and instead manage it as a resource that can be used to grow crops and help address water scarcity in agriculture.

19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

The country office participated with six other African countries in the Purchase from Africans for Africa (PAA) international workshop on monitoring and evaluation which took place in WFP Headquarters from 19 to 21 December. The workshop’s objectives were to take stock of the progress made by the PAA project, of the learning from the monitoring and evaluation and from the case studies across the countries.

WFP Assistance

19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP has a 6-month net funding requirement of USD 9.4 million for both the PRRO and CP. WFP will only be able to cover food and cash assistance during the periods of January-February, and May-July in 2017 with a reduced ration.
  • Urgent funding of USD 800,000 is required for UNHAS for the next 6 months.
  • Thanks to ECHO’s contribution at the end of 2016, WFP was able to programme cash-distribution assistance for Malian refugees for the months of January and February 2017.

WFP Assistance