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27 Mar 2015 description


Este documento de Zonas de Medios de Vida y Descripciones, que incluye el mapa de zonas de medios de vida y su descripción, actualiza el documento elaborado en 2014 con de informaciones de una verificación sobre el terreno en noviembre 2014. Forma parte de la base de conocimientos para las actividades de monitoreo de seguridad alimentaria de FEWS NET. Proporciona puntos de referencia para monitoreo que permitan señalar si las condiciones que se informan en cierto momento justifican un estudio más completo.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Redhum

Fuente: La Tercera

Al contrario de lo que podría esperarse, la gran cantidad de agua caída en las últimas horas en el norte no aliviaría la prolongada escasez hídrica. Así lo señala Fernando Santibáñez, bioclimatólogo y director del Centro de Agricultura y Medio Ambiente de la U. de Chile (Agrimed), para quien “esta lluvia, con esta intensidad tan inusual y en un período tan concentrado, no ayudará en nada para sobrellevar la sequía”.

27 Mar 2015 description


  • Generally poor rains since December 2014 have lowered production prospects for 2015 cereal crop

  • Imports of maize declined in 2014/15, reflecting a recovery in 2014 cereal output from previous year’s drought-reduced level

  • Food security conditions expected to be stressed in some areas in 2015, due to anticipated decrease in cereal production. This follows generally improved conditions in 2014

27 Mar 2015 description
report Mail and Guardian


A refugee camp in Chad has provided temporary sanctuary for thousands of fleeing Nigerians.

“I saw Boko Haram with my own eyes and I saw the bodies. If I think about the corpses, I will cry.”

These are the words of 12-year-old Tahiru Abakhar whose family was attacked by Boko Haram in Baga and again hounded by the Islamist group in other towns until they fled to neighbouring Chad.

27 Mar 2015 description

3/26/2015 - 20:59 GMT

Des partisans de l'ex-président malien Amadou Toumani Touré, exilé au Sénégal depuis 2012, menacé de poursuites au Mali, ont organisé des rassemblements jeudi à Bamako et en province pour réclamer son retour, selon un journaliste de l'AFP et des témoins.

Le rassemblement à Bamako a réuni dans une salle d'un centre de conférences plus d'un millier de personnes, pour la plupart en tee-shirts à l'effigie de M. Touré, surnommé "ATT" d'après ses initiales, a constaté le journaliste de l'AFP.

27 Mar 2015 description
report New Era

WINDHOEK – The Federal Government of Nigeria last week donated 300 tonnes of rice, 700 tonnes of maize and three tonnes of fish fillets to Namibia as part of a food consignment to help drought-stricken families.

Namibia has yet to make an official appeal for drought assistance to the international donor community though it could yet face a devastating drought because of erratic rains in the current rainy season, which would end in April.

27 Mar 2015 description


  • Cereal production in 2015 forecast to decrease, largely due to drier weather in southern parts of the country

  • Reflecting strong recovery in 2014 cereal output, import requirements decreased, while prices remained below their year-earlier levels

  • Food security improved significantly in 2014/15, with an estimated 76 percent decline in number of people requiring assistance. However, conditions in 2015/16 are likely to be aggravated in areas where crop production is expected to decline

27 Mar 2015 description

Islamabad 19th March 2015:

In view of the prevailing drought conditions in Sindh, NDMA organized a meeting by inviting relevant government departments, UN agencies, INGOs and NGOs to assess the drought situation in Sindh in general and in Tharparkar in particular. The special focus of the conference was to come up with a strategy on how to conduct Multi-Sector assessment in drought affected areas of Sindh.

27 Mar 2015 description


  • Wheat production in 2015 forecast at record level of 26.4 million tonnes

  • Despite improved production, wheat imports anticipated higher in 2014/15 marketing year (May/April)

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour declined in February and were well below year-earlier levels

  • Overall food security conditions stable but localized food insecurity persists

Wheat production in 2015 forecast at record level of 26.4 million tonnes

27 Mar 2015 description


  • Mixed 2015 crop production prospects due to cyclone damage and extended dry spell in the south

  • Rice production in 2014 increased to about 4 million tonnes, partly recovering from last year’s sharply reduced output

  • Prices of rice increased seasonally, but remain below their year-earlier levels as of December 2014

  • Food security conditions aggravated in areas affected by cyclones, while dry conditions in south raise serious concerns over a third successive production decline

27 Mar 2015 description


  • Early prospects for 2015 cereal production are favourable

  • Cereal production in 2014 was sharply reduced

  • Cereal imports expected at record level in 2014/15 marketing year

  • Rice prices at record highs in February

Early prospects for 2015 cereal production are favourable

27 Mar 2015 description


  • Provisional estimates point to a reduced cereal production in 2014

  • Inflation rates increased in 2014 due to higher fuel prices

  • Dire humanitarian situation among refugees from Central African Republic (CAR) and Nigeria impacting also host communities

March rains help start the cropping season

27 Mar 2015 description

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

AMOUNT: EUR 12 000 000

27 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation of displaced people in North-East in numbers




UNICEF Mobilization

26 Mar 2015 description

Bamako, Mali | | Thursday 3/26/2015 - 22:49 GMT

Hundreds of supporters of exiled former Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure, who was overthrown in a military coup in 2012, called for his return on Thursday in rallies held in several cities.

The gathering in the capital Bamako drew more than a thousand people, according to an AFP reporter at the scene, many of them wearing t-shirts emblazoned with a picture of Toure, who is known by his initials ATT.

Smaller crowds also gathered in the central city of Mopti and the northern city of Gao, witnesses said.

26 Mar 2015 description

Bama, Nigeria | | Thursday 3/26/2015 - 18:20 GMT

by Nichole SOBECKI

The devastation is visible from the air in Bama. Corrugated iron roofs lie ripped off among charred debris, the walls of the houses blackened with soot or in ruins.

On the dusty roads that separate properties in the second-biggest town in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, the sight -- and smell -- is much worse, with evidence of atrocities everywhere.

26 Mar 2015 description
report Al Jazeera

More than 800 people were killed and 65,000 displaced in religion-based election violence in 2011 in the central city.

Jos, Nigeria - Sectarian violence between Christians and Muslims has led to deaths and destroyed property for more than a decade in this city, and people here fear another outbreak ahead of Saturday's election.

Read the full article here

26 Mar 2015 description

Nigeria's two main presidential candidates have signed an agreement to prevent violence in tightly contested elections due on Saturday.

Ex-military ruler Abdulsalami Abubakar brokered the deal in talks between President Goodluck Jonathan and his main challenger Muhammadu Buhari.

Read the full story here

26 Mar 2015 description

MINUSMA operations in Mali confirm that peacekeeping missions are increasingly being conducted in complex and asymmetric environments. For Sofia Sebastian, how the UN addresses the dilemmas posed by such missions will have a big impact on which tools it has available to resolve future global security problems.

By Sofia Sebastian for ISN

26 Mar 2015 description

Millions of Nigerians live in states where Boko Haram’s repeated attacks, Government counter-insurgency operations and inter-communal violence have led to an alarming amount of displacement. In the run-up to the elections, there are concerns that over 1.2 million displaced people will be unable to vote. During such a crucial time for the country, IDMC explains why IDPs should not be side-lined and must gain access to voting stations.