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23 Feb 2017 description

Thailand recovered in 2016 from a severe two-year El Niño-related drought, which had substantially reduced irrigation supplies and rice acreage in the country. Bountiful rainfall during the recent wet season replenished important reservoirs which supply the agricultural sector and enabled the government to lift restrictions on irrigated rice acreage during the 2016-17 dry season (November through May). Farmers responded by increasing rice acreage by an estimated 975,000 hectares compared to last year.

16 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

With support from WFP, the Policy Department of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is conducting research on the Government’s capacity in terms of budget and human resources to take over the school meals programme. Field data collection will be conducted in February.

Operational Updates

16 Feb 2017 description

Thailand recovered in 2016 from a severe two-year El Niño-related drought, which had substantially reduced irrigation supplies and rice acreage in the country. Bountiful rainfall during the recent wet season replenished important reservoirs which supply the agricultural sector and enabled the government to lift restrictions on irrigated rice acreage during the 2016-17 dry season (November through May). Farmers responded by increasing rice acreage by an estimated 975,000 hectares compared to last year.

14 Feb 2017 description

The year 2016 has been a tough year for Vietnam.

Impoverished by the worst drought and salt water intrusion in more than 90 years that lasted for 24 months since late 2014 affecting 2 million people in 18 provinces (UN Viet Nam, 27th Oct 2016), the long-awaited monsoon rain brought the country into the other extreme: 5 consecutive floods in just 2 months affecting 18 provinces, causing 134 deaths and landing 1 million people in need of recovery assistance. (UN Viet Nam Sit. Report 1, 31st Dec 2016).

13 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • A donor mission from Yum! Brands Australia visited Lao PDR to visit the villages where Mother and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) and school meals activities are supported with their contribution. The representatives met with local government officials, visited two schools, three health centres and two villages in Sekong and Savannakhet districts in the south of the country.

Operational Updates

13 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Through the Country Programme (CP), WFP will contribute to the Government’s plans to reduce food insecurity for 11 million Indonesians, improve nutrition and strengthen emergency preparedness.

  • WFP completed its transition from direct distribution of food to strengthening the government programmes for food security analysis, school meals, social protection and emergency preparedness.

Operational Updates

09 Feb 2017 description

08.02.2017 – 3D models have been deployed since 2013 to facilitate the effective implementation of protective measures for rivers and water reservoirs. Drones supply data for this.

Thailand is feeling the impact of climate change – in particular, the agricultural sector has to deal with extreme weather conditions. The disastrous flooding of 2011 was followed by years of drought, which put additional pressure on water resources already compromised by agriculture.

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**.

02 Feb 2017 description
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The event - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.
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The response - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 02 Feb 2017.

Against the backdrop of one the worst drought in history attributed to the El Niño event, a total of 52 out of the 63 provinces (83 percent) of **Viet Nam** have been affected by drought and 18 provinces have declared to be in a State of Emergency as of June 2016.

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

01 Feb 2017 description

Natural hazards and disaster events affected more than 10 million people in the Philippines in 2016. El Niño and tropical cyclones topped list of events with significant impact. For the first seven months of the year, El Niño contributed to several hundred million dollars in crop losses across the country, impacting the production of rice, vegetables and high-value crops. Thousands of farmers and their farmlands were affected. As the country entered typhoon season, drought gave way to tropical cyclones.

30 Jan 2017 description

Executive Summary

Brazil, Rwanda, and Vietnam implemented forward-looking policies that led to their improved food security and nutrition. Alongside strong agricultural productivity growth, high profitability, and improved nutrition, these countries attracted private sector investment along the entire food value chain. The presence of strong partnerships contributed to this success.

26 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

258.7 million population (2016 projection) 49.8% Female 50.2% Male

148 million Number of people living in areas prone to a natural disaster

US$3,346 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)

Overview

26 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

101 million population (2015 ) 49.6% Female 50.4% Male

21.6% poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population 2015)

US$2,899 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)

Overview

25 Jan 2017 description

The Municipality of Manatuto had its irrigation system improved when the new facilities opened in Buluto, on January 18th.

24 Jan 2017 description

Security operations in Rakhine: Following the authorisation from the local authorities on 18 December, WFP managed to shortly resume relief and nutrition activities and assist 28,096 food-insecure and vulnerable people in 169 villages of Buthidaung and Maungdaw Townships. Since 19 December, WFP reached 18,740 people in 95 villages of Maungdaw and 9,356 people in 74 villages of Buthidaung.

23 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • From January 2015 to November 2016, a total of 13,437 children under the age of five years and 17,460 pregnant or nursing mothers were treated for malnutrition. In addition, 18,761 children received food assistance in a pilot malnutrition prevention project in Dili and Oecusse.

  • Since January 2016, 248 mt of locally-produced Timor Vita, a specialised nutritious food for women, was distributed to all health facilities.

23 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • Through the Country Programme (CP), WFP will contribute to the Government’s plans to reduce food insecurity for 11 million Indonesians, improve nutrition and strengthen emergency preparedness.

  • In 2016 WFP completed its transition from direct distribution of food to strengthening the government’s programmes for food security analysis, school meals, social protection and emergency preparedness.

Operational Updates