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24 May 2017 description

Port-au-Prince, mercredi 24 Mai 2017 - Le secrétaire général de l’Organisation Météorologique Mondiale, Petteri Taalas, visitera Haïti du 25 au 27 mai pour inaugurer avec le Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Ressources Naturelles et du Développement Rural (MARNDR) le nouveau bâtiment du Service Hydrométéorologique d’Haïti (UHM). Cette installation permettra d´améliorer les services d´alerte et de prévention des risques de catastrophes naturelles, en contribuant à la réduction des pertes en vies humaines et des dommages matériels en Haïti.

17 May 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Guantánamo, 16 may (ACN) La prolongada sequía preocupa hoy más a los guantanameros que las fuertes e intensas precipitaciones pronosticadas para las serranías de Granma, Santiago de Cuba y de esta provincia, y que al menos en este territorio extremo oriental hasta hoy brillan por su ausencia.

Contra lo anunciado, la humedad prevaleció discretamente en la parte llana de Guantánamo, y en particular la zona más seca del país: la franja costera sur, extendida desde la Loma de la Gobernadora (en los límites del municipio cabecera y San Antonio del Sur) , hasta Maisí.

17 May 2017 description

Le contexte humanitaire en Haïti demeure difficile car le pays continue d'être affecté par une convergence de crises humanitaires encore aggravée par l'ouragan Matthew et qui a gravement affecté la situation humanitaire préexistante. Malgré la réponse humanitaire immédiate fournie jusqu'à présent, les besoins humanitaires post-Ouragan Matthew sont encore élevés, avec environ 1,4 million de personnes ayant besoin d'aide humanitaire. En outre, 2.3 millions d'Haïtiens vulnérables sont actuellement en insécurité alimentaire.

17 May 2017 description

The humanitarian context in Haiti remains challenging as the country continue to be affected by a convergence of humanitarian crises further aggravated by Hurricane Matthew and which has severely impacted the pre-existing humanitarian situation. Despite immediate humanitarian response provided so far, post Hurricane Matthew’s humanitarian needs are still high with an estimated 1.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Additionally, 2.3 million vulnerable Haitians are currently food insecure.

11 May 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

La Habana, 10 may (ACN) Desde hace más de un quinquenio Cuba enfrenta una crítica situación hidrológica, que ha obligado a poner en práctica en cada provincia programas que garanticen la preservación y uso adecuado del preciado líquido.

11 May 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2017 forecast to remain high

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 marketing year forecast to decline

  • Prices of rice and maize pressured by seasonal trends in March

  • Excessive rainfall levels affected 18 provinces in late April

Cereal production in 2017 forecast to remain high

05 May 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Rice production in 2017 forecast at high level

  • Rice exports in 2016/17 marketing year to decline from last year’s high level

Rice production in 2017 forecast at high level

04 May 2017 description

Sequía. Enfermedades. Terremotos. Huracanes. Más de 10,6 millones de personas en América Latina y el Caribe fueron afectadas por estos desastres en 2016.

Cada emergencia presentó sus propios desafíos, se tratara de los medios de vida afectados, la seguridad de las familias forzadas a huir de la violencia, el creciente riesgo de enfermedades transmitidas por vectores o la magnitud de grandes desastres como el terremoto en Ecuador (abril 2016) y el Huracán Matthew en el Caribe (octubre de 2016).

04 May 2017 description

Drought. Disease. Earthquakes. Hurricanes. More than 10.6 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean were affected by these disasters in 2016.

Each emergency presented its own set of challenges, whether it was addressing affected livelihoods, the safety of families forced to flee from violence, the growing risk of vector-borne diseases or the sheer scale of major disasters such as the earthquake in Ecuador (April 2016) and Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean (October 2016).

03 May 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the first quarter of 2017 (January to March).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

29 Apr 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

29 Apr 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network FEWSNET) monitors trends instaple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWSNET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices ,indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

28 Apr 2017 description

Dryness continues to worsen over the Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February have resulted in moderate to locally strong moisture deficits, which have already negatively impacted agricultural and pastoral activities in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

21 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is providing food and logistical assistance to the populations affected by Hurricane Matthew in eastern Cuba.

  • WFP supports the strengthening of drought-related early warning systems at provincial level and the use of vulnerability indicators for food security and nutrition in drought risk assessments.

  • WFP continues strengthening the bean value-chain stakeholders through trainings, technical support and equipment.

  • An independent team is conducting an evaluation of WFP Cuba Country Programme.

21 Apr 2017 description

Rainfall remains well below-average during peak rainy season in the Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Light, uneven rainfall since late February has resulted in moderate to locally strong moisture deficits in many parts of southern South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

14 Apr 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Uncertain prospects for 2017 cereal production

  • Cereal imports forecast at high level for 2016/17 marketing year

  • Prices of cereals remain relatively unchanged in most markets in March, prices in south remain at high level

  • FAO’s Response to Hurricane Matthew

Uncertain prospects for 2017 cereal production