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25 Mar 2017 description

Despite an increase in rainfall, long-term moisture deficits remain in Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and low soil moisture 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 rainfall earlier in the season throughout the northern Madagascar.

24 Mar 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

A long continuous drought combined with heavy rainfall attributed to the El Niño phenomenon and climate change over the past two years brought difficult times for Cuba. In recent years, rainfall patterns during both the dry and rainy seasons have not reached normal historical values, which has caused a decrease in groundwater resources and the drying up of the rivers and dams on which the population depends on for its water supply.

20 Mar 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.

18 Mar 2017 description

Large rainfall surpluses remain across broad areas of Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since late December, enhanced seasonal rainfall has resulted in large moisture surpluses and several floods. The risk of additional flooding remains high throughout Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, and southwestern Tanzania.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits, low soil moisture, and poor crop prospects across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

17 Mar 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, 1.5 million vulnerable Haitians are currently food insecure and 280 K highly food insecure and in need of urgent food assistance.

17 Mar 2017 description

IN NUMBERS

1.55 million people food insecure of which 280 000 severely

2 out of 3 farmers have lost ¾ of their stocks

Food insecurity halved in the hardest-hit areas

USD 19.3 million still needed to support 700 000 people under the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)

KEY POINTS

16 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Cuba

En encuentro con la prensa, el ingeniero Argelio Fernández Richelme, especialista principal de la dirección de Uso Racional del Agua, dio a conocer que de marzo del año anterior a la fecha ha habido un fortalecimiento de los procesos de sequía meteorológica en el territorio nacional.

Directivos del Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos (INRH) llamaron la atención sobre la necesidad y urgencia de racionalizar el agua, cada día más cara y escasa.

09 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Haiti

Résultats clé

Résultats clé pour les zones en situation de crise IPC (Grand-Anse, bas Nord- Ouest, Haut Artibonite, Sud,Nord’Est et Nppes)

Consommation alimentaire

Au niveau des zones en crise, six à sept ménages sur dix (10) ont une consommation alimentaire inadéquate.

Evolution des moyens d’existence

09 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Haiti

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.

09 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Haiti

Au cours de l’année 2016, presque tous les départements du pays ont été affectés par différents chocs climatiques :

08 Mar 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 24 Dec 2016) of which approximately 50 children under five years old (UNICEF)

07 Mar 2017 description
report UN News Service

6 mars 2017 – Les Nations Unies ont réclamé lundi un soutien de toute urgence au programme de relance destiné à aider Haïti à surmonter les dégâts causés par l'ouragan Matthew il y a six mois et qui s'élèvent à 2,7 milliards de dollars.

07 Mar 2017 description

Introduction

The annual report is a global Food Security Cluster accountability product that must be read in conjunction with the evolving global humanitarian environment.

In 2014, the Joint FAO/WFP Evaluation of the Food Security Cluster Coordination was endorsed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Programme Committee and the World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Board, recommendations of which formed the backbone of the global Food Security Cluster (gFSC)
Strategic Plan 2015–2016.

06 Mar 2017 description

6 March 2017 – There was a call today for urgent support to improve disaster risk management in Haiti following a damning investigation of the country’s losses from Hurricane Matthew six months ago.

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser said: “Hurricane Matthew revealed disturbing truths about least developed countries which lack the capacity to respond adequately to climate change and the rising intensity and frequency of weather-related disasters.

03 Mar 2017 description

By Denis McClean

GENEVA, 3 March, 2017 - The Americas region meets next week to discuss the best way forward to reduce disaster losses as a new Post Disaster Needs Analysis (PDNA) demonstrates the full impact of the devastation wrought on Haiti by Hurricane Matthew in October last year.

02 Mar 2017 description

La faim persiste dans les zones de conflits chroniques malgré de bonnes récoltes mondiales

Les urgences liées à la sécurité alimentaire sont appelées à augmenter

28 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.

28 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.