Drought

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25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

25 Nov 2014 description

The breakdown of the ceasefire agreement between separatist groups and the Malian government has led to increased incidents of armed groups competing for power and territorial control. Clashes between these groups have caused delays and suspension of some humanitarian activities.

25 Nov 2014 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity has carried out a number of new recovery projects in Mali as part of its larger program aimed at disaster preparedness, recovery and development.

As part of its ongoing efforts to provide potable water for the largest number of people, Qatar Charity dug an artesian well the village of Muribabogo, in the province of Koulikoro; a region experiencing a severe shortage of drinking water. The well will benefit thousands of citizens in the village and its neighboring areas.

25 Nov 2014 description

BANGKOK, 25 November 2014 (NNT)- The Ministry of Interior has instructed the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) to quickly assist people affected by the drought crisis.

According to Interior Minister General Anupong Paojinda, Sakon Nakorn and Maha Sarakham provinces have been declared disaster hit zones, as over 318 villages have been facing severe water shortages. The provincial authorities have to deliver water to these areas as a quick relief measure for residents.

25 Nov 2014 description

La vicemandataria Roxana Baldetti, realizó una gira de trabajo por el departamento de Santa Rosa, donde supervisó la entrega de alimentos a familias afectadas por la canícula prolongada. La asistencia alimentaria, que llega a través del plan denominado “Operación Oportunidad”, beneficia en aquel departamento a más de 25 mil familias. Como parte de los compromisos asumidos por el Gobierno de Guatemala, Baldetti ha coordinado el mecanismo de asistencia alimentaria, que se encuentra en la segunda de seis entregas programadas.

25 Nov 2014 description

La vicepresidenta Roxana Baldetti encabezó el acto de entrega de raciones de alimentos a tres mil 550 familias campesinas del municipio de Asunción Mita, Jutiapa, como parte de una gira de trabajo por el departamento de Jutiapa.

La actividad efectuada este lunes es parte del programa “Operación Oportunidad” a cargo del Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación (MAGA), que beneficia a los campesinos que perdieron sus cosechas por la prolongada canícula de este año.

25 Nov 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

By Desmond Brown

MORANT BAY, Jamaica, Nov 24 2014 (IPS) - As Jamaica struggles under the burden of an ongoing drought, experts say ensuring food security for the most vulnerable groups in society is becoming one of the leading challenges posed by climate change.

25 Nov 2014 description

Food security expected to improve as short rains continue

Key Messages

The October to December short rains started in all pastoral and marginal agricultural areas of the country. Seasonal recovery of rangeland conditions and planting of short rain crops are underway in most areas. Through December, improvement in food security is expected with most households likely to be Stressed (IPC Phase 2).

24 Nov 2014 description
report Redhum

Guatemala, 23 de Noviembre 2014
Fuente: Prensa Libre

La carencia de agua entubada en Macalajau, Uspantán, Quiché, será aliviada en cierta manera gracias a la construcción de varios tanques de captación de lluvia.

Diez reservorios con capacidad de hasta 20 mil litros de agua fueron instalados, con lo que se beneficiará a 70 familias de esa comunidad, ya que les permitirá satisfacer necesidades de consumo, como el riego de huertos.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Redhum

Panamá, 24 de Noviembre 2014
Fuente: El Panamá América

Climatólogos pronostican que durante los próximos cuatro meses las lluvias en el país se darán con normalidad.

Con el fin de evitar pérdidas y no poner en riesgo la seguridad alimentaria, los productores deben prepararse desde la temporada lluviosa para enfrentar el cambio climático que se avecina.

Según los expertos en el tema, una de las mejores formas para contrarrestar la situación es por medio de siembras que deben hacerse desde este momento.

24 Nov 2014 description
report iMMAP

Update includes the following:

Sindh Updates

Drought Update

Daily Health Report of District Tharparkar by DHO as on 23-11-2014

PDMA Sindh Emergency Contact Details

Deaths in District Tharparkar from 17th to 23rd Nov, 2014

Media Updates on Tharparkar as on 24-11-2014

NDMA Updates as on 21-11-2014

NIDM with Help Age International Conducted a Training of Trainers on CBDRM at Jacobabad, Sindh

Nationwide Update

FDMA Updates

FATA TDPs Statistics as of 19-11-2014

24 Nov 2014 description
report Oxfam

Food security in southern Africa relies upon small-scale agriculture, a sector in which women take the lead. However, smallholder farmers are among the most vulnerable people to food insecurity, often lacking the resources and access needed to produce or procure adequate food. The effects of climate change exacerbate their vulnerability, which further compromises the food security of the entire region.

24 Nov 2014 description
Hoa - version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 77 000 000

24 Nov 2014 description

El presidente Otto Pérez Molina supervisó la entrega de Mi Bono Seguro que beneficia a seis mil 358 madres de familia y la entrega de raciones de alimento a las familias afectadas por la sequía, como parte de las actividades de una gira de trabajo por el departamento de Jutiapa. El mandatario, acompañado de funcionarios y autoridades locales, encabezó este sábado un acto en el parque central de Jutiapa de las acciones sociales del gobierno que favorecen a la población más necesitada.