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08 Aug 2017 description


  • Haiti remains the only low-income country in the Americas. Three quarters of the population lives on less than $2 per day, making Haiti extremely vulnerable to price spikes in the global food market.

  • In addition to experiencing its third consecutive year of drought, Haiti was hit by Hurricane Matthew—the strongest registered hurricane in a decade—in October 2016. More than six months later, the storm’s impact continues to drive elevated levels of food insecurity in the worst-affected communities.

07 Aug 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) - Since 2013, Jamaica’s Met Office has been using its Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) to forecast ‘below average’ rainfall or drought across the island. The tool has allowed this northern Caribbean island to accurately predict several dry periods and droughts, including its most destructive episode in 2014 when an estimated one billion dollars in agricultural losses were incurred due to crop failures and wild fires caused by the exceptionally dry conditions.

04 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Un 43 por ciento del territorio cubano padeció de escasez de lluvia durante el primer semestre del año, informó en esta capital el Boletín de vigilancia del clima, del Instituto de Meteorología.

El siete por ciento de las áreas con sequía recibió la categoría de severa a extrema, el 15 de moderada y el 21 de débil, según especialistas de la institución en su publicación más reciente.

04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

03 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


Haiti continues to be affected by a convergence of humanitarian needs further worsened by hurricane Matthew. UNICEF and its partners continue to respond to humanitarian needs including in hurricane-affected areas.
Achievements in the first half of 2017 include the following:

31 Jul 2017 description

Full title of the project:

Renforcement de la résilience des communautés rurales affectées par la sécheresse dans les communes d’Anse Rouge, Terre Neuve et Ennery à travers la relance de leurs activités agricoles

Target areas:

Les communes d’Anse Rouge, Ennery et Terre Neuve

Recipient: Haiti

Donor: Belgium

Contribution: USD 500 000

Project code: OSRO/HAI/603/BEL

21 Jul 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

A pesar de que en los primeros 19 días del mes de julio el comportamiento es favorable, durante el período húmedo ha continuado el déficit de lluvia en el país.

19 Jul 2017 description

La sécurité alimentaire devrait s’améliorer avec les récoltes de printemps en juin/juillet


  • La sécurité alimentaire en Haiti devra s'améliorer dès juin/juillet avec les récoltes de printemps et la baisse des prix qui y est associées. Entre juillet et septembre 2017, le pays sera en insécurité alimentaire Minimale (Phase 1 de l’IPC) et dans les zones affectées par l’ouragan Matthew, en Stress (Phase 2 de l’IPC).

30 Jun 2017 description

Rice, black beans, maize, and cooking oil are among the most important food items for poor and middle income households in Haiti. Roots and tubers are also important, but not currently monitored. All cooking oil is imported and rice imports account for about 80 percent of national needs. Large quantities of beans and maize are also imported, but over half of the national needs are domestically produced. Rice is consumed by even the poorest households, and imported rice is generally cheaper than locally produced rice.

30 Jun 2017 description

Project code: OSRO/HAI/604/USA

Donor: United States of America

Contribution: USD 1 million

Implementation: 01/01/2016‒31/03/2017

Target areas: Departments of Nord-Ouest and Sud-Est

Activities implemented:

  • Trained 90 members of GPAS (15 members/GPAS) on seed and planting material production techniques and seed packaging and storage.

  • Trained 25 members of the GPAS management committees (three members/GPAS) on the management of small-scale seed companies and the use of accounting management tools.

26 Jun 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

A pesar de ser la provincia con mayores posibilidades de embalse en el país, Sancti Spíritus apenas acumula en sus represas 164,9 millones de metros cúbicos de agua, el 13 % de su capacidad

En lo que debiera ser la primavera tradicional, la provincia espirituana, la de mayor capacidad para almacenar agua en el país, mantiene sus represas solo al 13 % del llamado volumen normal, un indicador que se agrava día tras día con la ausencia de las precipitaciones y la sostenida evaporación que imponen las altas temperaturas.

24 Jun 2017 description

En Santiago de Cuba se implementa en los últimos meses el proyecto “Suma tu gota”, para el fortalecimiento de la resiliencia de familias y grupos vulnerables afectados por la sequía en el territorio. Su objetivo es mejorar el acceso al agua segura, así como a la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en la provincia, con prioridad en la comunidad del centro urbano Abel Santamaría.

17 Jun 2017 description

A la rencontre des vétérinaires ambulants qui aident les familles d’agriculteurs à se relever

16 Jun 2017 description


Le passage de l’ouragan Matthew a causé des dégâts très importants aux infrastructures (routes, écoles, centres de santé), aux abris, au secteur productif (agricole/pêche/petit commerce), etc. dans les zones rurales de la Grand’Anse, affectant très sévèrement les ménages y résidant (nombre estimé à 72 000 ménages, soit plus de 360 000 personnes).

15 Jun 2017 description


  • La situación de intensa sequía afecta al país desde el segundo semestre de 2014 y se agudizó en el primer trimestre de 2017.

  • Se considera una de las peores sequías del último medio siglo. Según especialistas, esa tendencia no se revertirá en el corto plazo.

15 Jun 2017 description


  • 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.

15 Jun 2017 description


  • WFP is implementing Food Assistance for Assets activities targeting 17,000 participants and malnutrition prevention activities targeting 27,000 children and 25,000 women in the hurricane-affected areas.

  • With the beginning of the hurricane season, which runs from 1 June to 30 November, WFP has prepositioned 3,240 tons of food to enable rapid response.

Operational Updates

Recovery interventions in Hurricane affected areas

15 Jun 2017 description

Meet FAO’s mobile vets who are helping farming families get back on their feet.

12 Jun 2017 description

Over 75,000 people in eight countries will benefit; includes response to extreme hunger in South Sudan

Over 75,000 people in eight countries will benefit from nine projects totaling $2.3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in May.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members ADRA Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, Mennonite Central Committee Canada, Presbyterian World Service & Development and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.