Toggle text

World + 40 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 10 – 17 December

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

Toggle text

World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 03 – 10 December

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

Toggle text

GIEWS Country Brief: Somalia 04-September-2013

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Below average 2013 “gu” cereal crops expected in central/southern areas following unfavourable rains, pest outbreaks and reduced planted area

  • Off-season crop production forecast at above average levels

  • Early start of the dry “hagaa” season (July to September) has negatively impacted on pasture and water availability in the north-east

  • Prices of cereals declined in August in most markets Just over one million people are in need of humanitarian assistance (about two thirds are IDPs in settlements)

Toggle text

World + 41 others
Global emergency overview snapshot, 11-18 February 2013

The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 830,675, an increase of around 38,500 newly registered refugees or individuals awaiting registration in a week

Toggle text

Somalia + 1 other
Humanitarian support for Somali refugees, IDPs and drought affected households – SOM121

Report
ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$5,570,557

Balance Requested: US$4,877,048

Geneva, 21 January 2013

Dear Colleagues,

This full appeal replaces the preliminary appeal SOM121 issued on the 9th November 2012.

Toggle text

Malawi + 8 others
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin: Issue 08 | 01 December 2012 – 10 January 2013

It is envisioned that this declaration will enable to more donors to contribute to the three-year anti-locust campaign. This campaign requires US$30 million, of which $20 million is needed for the first leg by June 2013

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

Toggle text

World + 15 others
Bulletin sur le Criquet pèlerin No. 411 - décembre 2012

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin s'est améliorée dans le Sahel d'Afrique de l'ouest avec la diminution des effectifs acridiens en décembre suite aux opérations de lutte au Niger et en Mauritanie et au dessèchement de la végétation.

Toggle text

Zambia + 4 others
Southern Africa Seasonal Monitor December 21, 2012

KEY MESSAGES

-November dryness caused a delay in the start of season in many areas across the region.

-Poor rains during the 2011/12 agriculture season and low rainfall in November have resulted in persistent below-average vegetation conditions and reduced water availability.

-Good rains in early December could help reduce moisture deficits.

-Zambia has reported army worm infestations in several provinces and efforts to control the worms and replant crops are underway.

Toggle text

Kenyan farmers turn to new weapons against 'Osama'

Report
AlertNet

EMBU, Kenya (AlertNet) – The most important post-harvest pest in Kenya’s dryland areas is the larger grain borer, locally known as ‘Osama’ in testament to its aggressive destructiveness.

Farmers say it flourishes in high temperatures – a particular problem as climate change brings warming conditions in many parts of the country.

Read the full article on AlertNet

AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

Toggle text

Tran Nzoia Boosts Agricultural Productivity

The country is expected to produce 38million bags of maize valued at shs 114 b.

Tran Nzoia county is expected to realize 4.6 million bags of maize valued at shs 13.8billion.The bumper maize harvest is to be achieved inspite of the Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease which affected 60,000 hectares of maize nationally with production losses ranging from 10% to 60%. The government has since appointed a Taskforce to provide a long term solution to the maize disease.

Toggle text

World + 41 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot, 19-26 November 2012

Household food security in Kyrgyzstan has deteriorated, with an estimated 25 % of the population - about 1.3 million people - considered food insecure

Toggle text

World + 42 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot, 12 to 19 November 2012

The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources, including Reliefweb and media sources, and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

Toggle text

Somalia + 14 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET November 1 – November 7, 2012

  • Tropical Storm Murjan brings heavy rains and flash flooding to northern Somalia.

  • Flooding continues across portions of Nigeria and Ghana as heavy rains impact the region.

1) With seasonal rains ending and as vegetation dries out, locust swarms have formed in Chad and are expected to form in Niger and Mali. Swarms are expected to migrate towards the north as well as potentially into cropping areas in western/central Mali.

Toggle text

Sudan + 8 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook For USAID / FEWS-NET, August 9 – August 15, 2012

  • Torrential rains continue across the western portions of West Africa.
  • Widespread heavy rains were observed across eastern Africa.
  • Hatching eggs and low-density locusts increase the potential for locust outbreak over many regions.

1) Heavy downpours have resulted in fatalities and displaced population over North and Central Darfur regions of Sudan during the past week. Flooding potential remains as heavy rains are forecast to continue during the next week.

Toggle text

World + 17 others
Bulletin sur le Criquet pèlerin No. 405 - juillet 2012

Situation Générale en juin 2012

Prévision jusqu'à 'mi-août 2012

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante en juin avec le déplacements des groupes d'ailes at des petits essaims de la zone de résurgence située de parte et d'autre de lafrontiere algéro-libyenne vers le sahel septentrional au Mali et au Niger, où des pluies son tombée six semaines plus tôt que la normale.

Toggle text

World + 18 others
Desert Locust Bulletin No. 405 (June 2012)

General situation during June 2012

Forecast until mid-August 2012

The Desert Locust situation remained serious during June as adult groups and small swarms migrated from the outbreak area along both sides of the Algerian-Libyan border to the northern Sahel in Mali and Niger where the rain have fallen about six weeks earlier than normal. Survey and control teams were mobilized in Niger but were limited by insecurity and a shortage of funds. Similarly, operations could not be carried out in northern Mali where locals reported small swarms.

Toggle text

World + 15 others
Bulletin sur le Criquet pèlerin - No: 402 (Mars 2012)

Situation Générale en mars 2012

Prévision jusqu'à mi-mai 2012

Une résurgence du Criquet pèlerin s’est poursuivie en mars dans le sud-ouest de la Libye et dans les zones adjacents du sud-est de l’Algérie. Bien que les équipes de lutte nationales des deux pays aient traité 5 000 ha de groupes d’adultes en cours de grégarisation et en ponte, les effectifs acridiens vont certainement augmenter avec les éclosions et la formation de bandes larvaires en avril, particulièrement dans les zones inaccessibles.

(extrait)

Toggle text

World + 15 others
Desert Locust Bulletin No. 402 (March 2012)

General situation during March 2012

Forecast until mid-May 2012

A Desert Locust outbreak continued during March in southwestern Libya and in adjacent areas of southeastern Algeria . Although national control teams in both countries treated 5,000 ha of groups of gregarizing adults that were laying eggs, locust numbers will almost certainly increase as hatching occurs and hopper bands form during april, especially in areas that are inaccessible. Scattered adults arriving from northern Niger may augment local populations.

Toggle text

Kenyan farmers beat drought - and then battle pests

Report
AlertNet

By David Njagi

MACHAKOS, Kenya (AlertNet) – Philip Makau appears to have won his battle against drought. Now he has one more enemy to take on.

For a decade, the 62-year-old farmer from the village of Kasinga, 30 minutes’ drive from the town of Machakos in southeastern Kenya, struggled to grow enough crops to support his ailing wife and his four sons.

Read the full article on AlertNet

AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet