JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI - Following findings from a recent food security assessment across southern Madagascar, UN agencies are scaling up closely coordinated efforts to prevent an already dire situation from becoming a catastrophe.
MASERU – Lesotho is losing 1.9 billion Maloti (US$200 million) a year to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new, country-specific Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study released today. This amounts to more than 7 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The money is lost through increased healthcare costs, additional burdens on the education system and lower productivity of the workforce.
Baga Sola – La Journée mondiale du lavage des mains, qui est célébrée le 15 octobre, met en lumière l'importance de cette pratique, l'une des actions les plus efficaces et les moins coûteuses en matière de santé. Bien plus qu’une simple journée, cet événement permet de sensibiliser les populations par rapport à un geste simple, qui peut sauver des vies.
Equipos operativos de la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN) distribuirán desde este jueves 20 de octubre -por el lapso de una semana- agua potable y agua segura en los departamentos de Boquerón y Presidente Hayes. Se llegará hasta los aljibes comunitarios y reservorios de 2.998 familias indígenas y rurales. El trabajo se realiza periódicamente desde fines del mes de junio en las zonas del Chaco paraguayo más afectadas por la sequía.
IN 2015, ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’S GLOBAL NETWORK SERVED 14.9 MILLION PEOPLE IN 47 COUNTRIES.
European Commission - Press release
Managing migration effectively: Commission reports on progress in the implementation of the Partnership Framework with third countries
Brussels, 18 October 2016
The Commission presents today its first progress Report on implementing the Partnership Frameworks with third countries: the EU's new approach to more effectively managing migration jointly with countries of origin and transit is starting to yield results.
Epidémie de Fièvre de la Vallée du Rift pour la première fois au Niger.
Deux sites de réfugiés maliens attaqués entre le 10 septembre et le 6 octobre.
Plus de 123 000 personnes affectées par les inondations.
Plus de 300 000 personnes déplacées dans la région de Diffa.
Epidémie de fièvre de la Vallée du Rift dans la région de Tahoua
So far in 2016, WFP El Salvador has assisted 163,000 people affected by two consecutive years of drought. Of these, 43,000 people were identified as highly vulnerable and received supplementary nutritious food, in order to prevent malnutrition. Two thirds of assisted vulnerable people are children aged 6 to 59 months, while one third are pregnant or breastfeeding women and elderly people.
The Honduran Pediatric Association awarded WFP a diploma for the role it has been playing towards the improvement of the nutritional food security among children under 2 years and pregnant and nursing women.
WFP is partnering with the Government of Honduras to manage an innovative Home Grown School Feeding programme, ensuring diversified and nutritious school meals for children. In collaboration with municipalities and farmers associations, WFP is providing fresh products such as eggs and vegetables.
WFP Paraguay received the second disbursement of the DIPECHO IX and the first disbursement of the DIPECHO X, to continue strengthening the logistic capabilities of the Government in emergency response.
Upon Government request, WFP, jointly with FAO, seeks to assist the Ministry of Education and Culture regarding School Feeding, to provide technical assistance to 70,000 children living in extreme poverty.
While preparing this report Haiti was hit by a category 4 Hurricane and emergency operations started immediately. Details will be given in October report.
September marked the beginning of the school year with WFP School feeding program resuming. WFP reached 350,000 school children with a daily hot meal during this first month of school with the plan to scale up to 400,000 in October.
PORT MORESBY – The World Food Programme announced that it has concluded its food distributions in Papua New Guinea, having reached over 246,000 people in the highlands as well as Western and Milne Bay Provinces. These areas are recovering from the most severe El Niño–related drought in decades.
- The IR-EMOP 201021: “Assistance to the drought affected populations of the Oruro Department” was launched on September 22.
- The WFP Country Director has attended the conference "International Days and Exhibition on Humanitarian Assistance and the Private Sector" in Cordoba, Argentina.
- The Country Office has started its strategic review in partnership with the Catholic University and the Government.
- An aid worker was tragically shot and killed in an ambush on a clearly marked NGO vehicle in Eastern Equatoria.
- Outflows of refugees into Uganda continues.
- A new outbreak of measles was confirmed in Gogrial West in late September.
- The cholera outbreak has spread to Unity.
Aid worker killed in Eastern Equatoria