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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

14 Apr 2017 description

Dryness remains in the Greater Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions. However, above-average rainfall since March has helped to alleviate seasonal dryness.

  2. Despite an increase in moisture following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, long- term moisture deficits remain due to very poor rains earlier in the season throughout central and eastern Madagascar.

10 Apr 2017 description

Résultats clé

Résultats clé pour les zones les plus touchées (Grand-Anse, bas Nord-Ouest, Haut Artibonite, Sud)

Consommation alimentaire : Au niveau des zones en situation crise les ménages peuvent avoir une consommation alimentaire encore inadéquate.

10 Apr 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)

41,421 suspected cholera cases and 447 fatalities (MSPP – 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2016) (UNICEF)

12,000 # of children in situation of vulnerability (UNICEF, OCHA-HNO)

1,400,000 # of people in need of WASH assistance (OCHA-HNO)

07 Apr 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Santiago de Cuba, 7 abr (ACN) La compleja situación que presenta la provincia de Santiago de Cuba, debido al déficit de lluvias, exige del estricto monitoreo de las fuentes de abasto de agua para el suministro con calidad a la población y organismos.

Especialistas del Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos (INRH) en este territorio oriental precisaron que ese control también se realiza a las subterráneas que así lo requieran, como sucede con las del municipio montañoso de Guamá debido a su cercanía a la costa, con una periodicidad mensual.

05 Apr 2017 description
report ACTED

Port-au-Prince, 4 avril 2017 - Le 4 octobre 2016, l'ouragan Matthew de catégorie 4 a frappé Haïti. L'œil de l'ouragan a directement touché les départements du Sud, de la Grand'Anse, mais a aussi provoqué d'importants dégâts dans les Nippes et les zones côtières des départements du Nord-Ouest, de l'Artibonite et de l'Ouest. Cette catastrophe a frappé le pays à une période de grande vulnérabilité, suite à trois années de sécheresse sévère, liée au phénomène El Niño, entre autres aléas naturels récurrents.

05 Apr 2017 description
report ACTED

Port-au-Prince, 4 April 2017 - On October 4th 2016, a category 4 Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti. The hurricane's eye directly affected the Sud and Grand'Anse departments, but also caused important damages in Nippes, Nord-Ouest, Artibonite and Ouest. This disaster struck the country during a period of great vulnerability, after three years of severe drought, linked to the El Niño phenomenon, among other recurrent natural hazards. The food insecurity situation, already worrying in 2015 with 47.5% of the families affected in the drought zones (CNSA, 2015), has significantly worsened.

04 Apr 2017 description

UNDP’s cookbook highlights efforts to strengthen climate resilience & enhance food security across six countries

New York, 3 April 2017: UNDP launched a new cookbook looking at how climate change is affecting food security in developing countries and how communities are adapting their traditional recipes to survive.

The new cookbook, ‘Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables’, was launched on Monday night in Brooklyn.

04 Apr 2017 description
report ACTED

Le 4 octobre 2016, le passage de l'ouragan Matthew sur Haïti a laissé la population en état de choc. Les départements du Grand Sud, frappés directement par l'œil de l'ouragan, se relèvent difficilement après la catastrophe, qui a causé près de 500 morts et 246 blessés, et détruit un nombre considérable d'infrastructures.

01 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.

01 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

31 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

La información precisa y esclarecedora de los delegados a sus electores sobre las acciones en marcha para mitigar los efectos de la prolongada sequía en la provincia de Santiago de Cuba, debe caracterizar el venidero proceso de rendición de cuenta.
Téngase en cuenta que el miércoles último -22 de marzo- los embalses estaban al 40,6 por ciento de su capacidad de llenado, y que las precipitaciones que muchos vimos caer el fin se semana en algunas localidades, en modo alguno beneficiaron los reservorios de agua.

31 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Haiti

Situation d'urgence dans la Grand'Anse: près de 43 pour cent de la population serait touchée.

La Grand' Anse n'a eu de cesse d'interpeler plus d'un, quant à la situation qui y a prévalu depuis le passage de Matthew. La sécurité alimentaire s'est détériorée drastiquement au point que le département en entier a été classé en phase trois (Crise), suivant l'analyse IPC (classification intégrée de la sécurité alimentaire) réalisée en janvier dernier par la CNSA, en collaboration avec ses partenaires nationaux et internationaux.

31 Mar 2017 description
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Résumé Exécutif

Le monde doit aujourd’hui répondre à un appel à la mobilisation sans précédent face à la situation de quatre pays menacés par la famine, et à la demande croissante d’aide humanitaire et de résilience. Dans ce contexte, il est de la plus haute importance d’informer la communauté de la sécurité alimentaire à l’échelle mondiale et nationale, quant au risque de crises alimentaires et à la sévérité de ces crises. Les parties prenantes ont largement investi dans l’analyse de la sécurité alimentaire et les systèmes d’alerte précoce afin de mieux prévenir et répondre aux crises alimentaires.

31 Mar 2017 description
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Full Report
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Executive Summary

The European Union, FAO and WFP have joined forces with FEWS NET, UNICEF and regional organisations like CILSS, IGAD and SICA to coordinate needs assessment to increase the impact of humanitarian and resilience responses through the preparation of the “Global Report on Food Crises”. This Global Report aims to enhance coordination and decision making through a neutral analysis that informs programming and implementation.

31 Mar 2017 description

Erratic and below-average rainfall continues in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

  2. Despite a robust increase in rainfall following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, considerable long-term moisture deficits remain due to well below-average rains earlier in the season throughout northern Madagascar.

30 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

Sancti Spíritus, 30 mar (ACN) Con tres mil 105 hectáreas plantadas en la actual campaña tabacalera, los vegueros de la provincia de Sancti Spíritus no renuncian a sus planes productivos pese a la sequía que los ha obligado a ir detrás del agua y potenciar a quienes aún tienen reservas del líquido.