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17 Feb 2017 description
report Redhum

Cuba, 17 de Febrero 2017
Fuente: Prensa Latina

La Habana, 16 feb (PL) Desde noviembre de 2016 hasta enero del presente año, 120 municipios de los 169 en Cuba sufrieron afectaciones por la sequía, la cual mantiene tendencia ascendente, alertó hoy un experto nacional.

Argelio Fernández, especialista principal del Grupo de Servicio Hidrológico y Disponibilidad del Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos (INRH), precisó además que de los 120 municipios golpeados por ese fenómeno, 31 se ubican en la categoría de sequía moderada, 38 severa y 51 extrema.

17 Feb 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 inclusion 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.

Operational Updates

12 Feb 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Juventud Rebelde

La intensa afectación de los recursos hídricos en Cuba preocupa e insta a las autoridades a una búsqueda de planes para resolver los problemas recrudecidos por la sequía, señala un informe sobre el tema, según informa este viernes PL.

10 Feb 2017 description

Heavy rainfall was widespread across much of southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

08 Feb 2017 description

The humanitarian context in Haiti has been worsened by the hurricane Matthew, which violently struck Haiti on 4 October causing widespread damage, flooding and displacement. Nearly 2.1 million people were affected throughout the country (mainly in Grand’Anse, Sud and Nippes departments). It was estimated that 1.4 million people need humanitarian assistance. Cholera epidemic is still high with 41,421 cases registered between January and 31 December 2016.

08 Feb 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Aurelio Ochoa Figueredo y Jorge Fresno Aguilera contribuyen a atenuar los efectos de la sequía en la masa ganadera

HOLGUÍN.–Aunque permanecen lejos de las vaquerías y áreas de pastoreo, Aurelio Ochoa Figueredo y Jorge Fresno Aguilera contribuyen a atenuar los efectos de la sequía en la masa ganadera. Ambos jóvenes son parte de la UEB Talleres Agropecuarios Holguín, que ha asumido con urgencia la reparación de pipas destinadas al abasto de agua en entidades pecuarias estatales y del sector cooperativo-campesino.

06 Feb 2017 description

-Le Plan de Réponse Humanitaire 2017-2018 vise à sauver des vies tout en renforçant la résilience de la population et des institutions nationales face aux crises et aux catastrophes naturelles, et en ouvrant la voie vers le développement durable

06 Feb 2017 description

-The Humanitarian Response Plan 2017-2018 aims to save lives while strengthening the resilience of the population and national institutions in the face of crises and natural disasters, and by paving the way towards sustainable development

06 Feb 2017 description

LE PLAN DE REPONSE HUMANITAIRE EN BREF

OBJECTIF STRATEGIQUE 1

Renforcer la résilience des personnes affectées à travers une assistance vitale à temps, la protection, un meilleur accès aux services de base et à la restauration immédiate des moyens de subsistance.

OBJECTIF STRATEGIQUE 2

Assurer une réponse rapide et effective (eau, hygiène et assainissement, santé) aux flambées de choléra et autres maladies d'origine hydrique.

OBJECTIF STRATEGIQUE 3

06 Feb 2017 description

THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN AT A GLANCE

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1

Strengthen affected people’s resilience through timely life-saving assistance, improved access to basic services and immediate livelihood restoration.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2

Ensure a rapid and effective response to cholera outbreaks and other waterborne diseases

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 3

05 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

3,200,000 total people affected (OCHA-HNO)

1,100,000 /# of children in need of humanitarian assistance (UNICEF)

1,600,000 /# of adults in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA-HNO)

41,110 suspected cholera cases and 441 fatalities (MSPP – 1 Jan to 24 Dec 2016) of which approximately 50 children under five years old (UNICEF)

02 Feb 2017 description
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El Nino 2015-2016 - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.
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Disaster associated with El Nino in 1997-1998, 2002-2003 or 2009-2010 - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.

The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughtsfloods and **extreme hot** and **cold weather**.

01 Feb 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.

01 Feb 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

01 Feb 2017 description

Key Messages

  • In West Africa, regional staple food production during the 2016/17 marketing year was similar to 2015/16 and well above average. International rice and wheat imports continue to support regional market supplies. Markets remained disrupted throughout the Lake Chad Basin. The depreciation of the Naira has led to price increases across Nigeria. A recent ban on Nigerian grain exports has had uneven impacts on trade flows along Nigeria’s long and porous borders.

01 Feb 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 71 countries in the fourth quarter of 2016 (October to December).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

31 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Los avileños no se cruzan de brazos en el intento por atenuar los efectos de la sequía, una de las mayores de los últimos años

CIEGO DE ÁVILA.–Jamás, en los últimos 25 años, se había visto tanto ajetreo con el tema de la sequía en la provincia. Reuniones van, reuniones vienen, estaciones de bombeo paralizadas, pozos que aportan el último suspiro y otros totalmente secos, sectores hidrogeológicos que colapsan…

27 Jan 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Juventud Rebelde

SANTIAGO DE CUBA.— Ante la poca disponibilidad de agua en las fuentes abastecedoras de los territorios de Guamá, Tercer Frente, Palma Soriano y Santiago de Cuba, se adoptan en esta provincia medidas emergentes como el trasvase, inversión en las redes, instalación de tanques y el montaje de una desalinizadora, según precisa la ACN.

26 Jan 2017 description

The 2015-2016 El Niño phenomenon has been one of the strongest on record, affecting deeply the lives and livelihoods of more than 60 million people across 40 countries. It has devastated crops and killed livestock, in some cases dried up water-sources in others caused massive flooding, driven up malnutrition rates, increased disease outbreaks and caused significant migration.