In Haiti, about 200,000 families (1 million people) have been affected by drought conditions since the beginning of 2015, especially in Sud-Est, Nord-Ouest and Artibonite regions. These prolonged conditions are aggravating the situation of 3.8 million food-insecure people in the country. (ACAPS, 21 Jul 2015)
The important crop losses resulted from severe drought affecting the country plunges the poorest population in a highly vulnerable situation. According to the latest bulletin of the National Food Security Coordination (CNSA), from July to December 2015, agricultural production has dropped by 50 percent. The most heavily hit areas are the South, the North-West, North-East, Northern Artibonite, and South-East. Forecasts indicate that others will see their situation worsen and reaching either “stress” (phase 2) or “crisis” levels in the coming months. (OCHA, 31 Aug 2015)
Haiti is forecast to continue experiencing extremely warm and dry conditions through to May 2016. Drought has resulted in a 50 percent decrease of the 2015 spring season harvest, which normally covers 60 percent of total agricultural production. (FAO, 26 Jan 2016) As most of the country has been affected by the drought, WFP is planning to scale up its food assistance programmes to address the most critical and immediate needs of drought affected persons between March to December 2016. (WFP, 17 Feb 2016)
An assessment conducted by the CNSA and WFP shows that drought was the major shock experienced during 2015 by more than half (60%) of households in the areas affected by drought. (OCHA, 30 Apr 2016)
As of July 2016, (OCHA) reports that the drought of the two last years has caused losses of up to 70 percent of local production and has worsened the situation of food insecurity in the last months. It also highlights that of the 193 million US dollars requested in April 2016 as part of the Humanitarian Response Plan, about 105 million (nearly 60 percent) is allocated to the sector, although about 30 percent (31 million) of the total amount requested were received so far.
As part of its Emergency Operation in response to the drought, WFP reached more than 160,000 people in August with unconditional cash transfers. August marked the launch of the second phase, which consists of FFA (food assistance for assets) activities to build resilience. (WFP, 31 Aug 2016)
In October, UNDP declared that the number of Haitians living in a state of acute food insecurity caused by the drought was most likely going to increase with the impact of Hurricane Matthews on the agricultural sector. (UNDP, 5 Oct 2016)
In Cuba, the water crisis is the most severe since 2004, with 144 municipalities affected and some 100,000 people depending on water delivered by tanks. (OCHA, 6 Oct 2015) By February 2016, 27% of the Cuban territory was affected by water deficits. (Gov't of Cuba, 8 Feb 2016) In June, the European Union contributed 100,000 euros for relief assistance to some 2,000 families in the drought-affected province of Santiago de Cuba. (ECHO, 20 Jun 2016) In July 2016, WFP informed that the drought that has been affecting Cuba since 2014 still represents a challenge to public water supply and agricultural production. (WFP, 31 Jul 2016) In August 2016, the DREF operation was extended for 3 months as the Cuban Red Cross continued to have difficulties accessing drinking water in the province of Santiago, and the risk was increasing because the levels in the dam and the tributaries continued to decrease. (IFRC, 26 Aug 2016) As of 28 October 2016, WFP declared that despite the heavy rains brought by Hurricane Matthew, hydraulic drought continues to represent a challenge to public water supply and agricultural production. (WFP, 30 Oct 2016) On 2 December, the IFRC DREF operation was extended by 15 additional days as the Cuban Red Cross (CRC) continues to have difficulties accessing drinking water in the province of Santiago. (IFRC, 2 Dec 2016)
On 7 April 2016, WFP committed to both assisting 1.6 million people hit by droughts exacerbated by El Niño in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti and building resilience against future climatic shocks. (WFP, 7 Apr 2016)
PORT-AU-PRINCE – Three months after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti, the number of people facing hunger and food insecurity in Grande-Anse and Sud - the most affected areas - has declined steadily from approximately 1 million to 400,000, a recent assessment shows.
La presa Tuinucú en estos momentos se mantiene al 88 % de su capacidad de diseño, volumen que le permite asumir la demanda de la mayor parte de la capital provincial y de la cabecera municipal de Cabaiguán
TRINIDAD, Sancti Spíritus.—Cuando todavía la primavera real debe demorar varios meses, más de 60 000 espirituanos de unos 30 núcleos poblacionales tienen limitaciones en el horario de bombeo o han comenzado a recibir agua en pipas como alternativa frente a la severa sequía que padece el territorio en los últimos años.
Regional Office 2017 Requirements: US$7,200,000
To mark the 7th anniversary of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, a number of organizations belonging to the Haiti Advocacy Working Group released the following statement.
The Lessons Learned Portal Project is a recommendation by participants of the February 2015 Expert Forum in Antalya, Turkey, a gathering of more than 90 participants that focused on “Lessons Learned about Lessons Learned about Hydro-meteorological Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate.”
Fuente: Prensa Libre
Cuando el país se adentra en pleno período seco, la escasez de lluvias y la consiguiente carencia de agua atenazan hoy a esta provincia, una de las más persistentemente afectadas por el fenómeno atmosférico. En varios momentos, durante el año que finalizó, los pronósticos de precipitaciones alentaron las esperanzas de los lugareños de que mejorara la situación pero la realidad los dejó con la insatisfacción de las presas sin llenar y el alargamiento de los ciclos de distribución.
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
3.2 million total people affected (HNO)
2.7 million /# of people in need of humanitarian assistance, of which
1.1 million /# of children in need of humanitarian assistance (UNICEF)
40,462 suspected cholera cases and 429 fatalities since 1 January 2016 (MSPP SE50)
1,633 number of schools damaged by hurricane Matthew, per assessments conducted by UNICEF and Education sector actors and partners. MoE figures remain at 716.
Cuba, 05 de Enero 2017
Fuente: Juventud rebelde
CIEGO DE ÁVILA.— A contrapelo de los deseos, los pronósticos se cumplieron casi con la precisión de un reloj suizo. No llovió en los últimos meses de 2016 y el cierre con broche de oro lo tuvo diciembre con solo siete milímetros de precipitaciones.
This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse gas emissions and/or the levels of adaptation, you can see how vulnerability to food insecurity changes over time, and compare and contrast these different future scenarios with each other and the present day.
L'ouragan Matthew, qui a frappé le sud d'Haïti en octobre 2016, a détruit la majorité des cultures agricoles et tué de nombreuses têtes de bétail. Trois mois plus tard, 800 000 personnes ont besoin d'une aide alimentaire d’urgence. Le pays est menacé par une crise alimentaire, préviennent nos équipes sur place.
L’ouragan Matthew a ravagé le grenier alimentaire d’Haïti.
Three months after Hurricane Matthew slammed into the southern peninsula of Haiti, some 800,000 people are still in urgent need of food assistance, CARE has warned.
“The hurricane hit just before the November planting season and farmers lost everything – crops, seeds and land were destroyed,” said Jean-Michel Vigreux, CARE Country Director in Haiti.
Hundreds of thousands of Haitians who survived Hurricane Matthew, which ripped through their country three months ago, will go hungry if governments, donors and aid agencies do not step up efforts to help them, warned Oxfam today. A $139m UN fund set up to respond the most urgent post-Hurricane Matthew needs is 38 percent underfunded.
The main staple foods produced and consumed throughout most of Central America and the Caribbean are maize, rice, and beans; the latter constituting a key source of protein for poor households. In Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua white maize, mostly consumed in the form of tortillas, and red or black beans are preferred, while in Costa Rica and Panama rice dominates in production and consumption. In Haiti, the primary staples are rice, black beans, and maize.
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.
In West Africa, regional staple food production during the 2016/17 marketing year is expected to be well above average.
Staple food prices declined and remained near average as supplies increased in November with the arrival of recent harvests and continued international rice and wheat imports. Persistent depreciation of the Naira (NGN) has led to price increases across Nigeria, especially for rice, and reduced purchasing power for Sahelian livestock and cash crops.
L’année 2016 a été la troisième année consécutive de sécheresse en Haïti, aggravée par l’influence du phénomène El Niño. Ces conditions prolongées, avec les pertes de récoltes importantes qui en découlent, ont plongé de nombreux ménages ruraux du pays dans l’insécurité alimentaire.
Jusqu’à septembre, les conditions de disponibilité et d’accessibilité, à travers le pays, ont été plus ou moins favorables : bonne performance des récoltes de printemps, baisse des prix des produits locaux, en particulier des haricots, du maïs, stabilité des prix des produits importés dont le riz et la farine de blé (à l’exception de l’huile comestible et du sucre) par rapport au trimestre précédent. Le prix réel du panier alimentaire a légèrement baissé (près de 3 pour cent en moyenne) comparativement au trimestre antérieur et en glissement annuel, de 3.6 pour cent.
Fuente: El Nuevo día - PR
La persistente sequía que azota a Cuba en los últimos años afecta actualmente a 236 fuentes de abastecimiento de agua y en particular, a más de 635,000 personas en la provincia oriental de Santiago, informó hoy el Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos (INRH) de la isla.
El vicepresidente primero del INRH, Abel Salas, refirió que la situación con la disponibilidad de agua es particularmente "compleja" en Santiago de Cuba, que depende en un 80% de fuentes superficiales de abasto.