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Food Security Outlook Update May/June 2011

Below-average February to May rains increased food security concerns

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Price Monitoring and Analysis Country Brief: Somalia, January-April 2011

Key Messages

Dramatic increases in the prices of local cereals are registered in Southern and Central Somalia, mainly due to drought that affected production of sorghum and maize. Nominal rice and maize prices may soon approach the levels observed in 2008.

The number of food insecure people in need of food assistance has increased to 2.4 million in the last six months.

The ongoing civil conflict and the severe drought during the 2010/11 secondary deyr season are the major drivers of deteriorating food security conditions in the country.

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Uganda: URCS implements DRR project in Mbale

Report
Uganda Red Cross
Written by Hasifa Kabejja

Tuesday, 01 March 2011 06:31

Mbale Branch with support from Danish Red Cross will implement a disaster risk reduction project that will mainly focus on tree planting in Nakaloke, Bubyangu, Lwasso and Busano parishes.

A total of 2,781 households in the above mentioned parishes will receive 20,153 mango, ovocado and grevellia tree seedlings that will be distributed in the next rain season that is expected this month.

"Each household will get about 7 seedlings, including 2 mango seedlings, 2 avocado seedlings and 3 Grenville

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Afghanistan + 8 others
Japan donates US$37.9 million to IOM humanitarian operations for 2011

The Japanese government has committed a total of US$37.9 million in funding for 2011 to support IOM humanitarian services for migrants, migrant producing regions, host communities, returnees and internally displaced people.

The funded projects, in Afghanistan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tajikistan and Tanzania, will also provide technical support to increase government capacity to manage increasingly complex migration flows as well as coping with displacement due to natural disasters.

In Sudan, funds will be used to assist

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Ethiopia: Humanitarian requirements-2011 - Joint Government and Humanitarian Partners' Document (February 2011)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The overall good performance of the 2010 belg and meher rains contributed to improving the food security situation in areas that benefit from the seasonal rains, apart for some pockets in the eastern lowlands areas. The food security situation is, however, deteriorating in the south and south eastern pastoral and agro-pastoral areas following poor performance of the 2010 deyr/hagaya rains (October to December), which has resulted in water and pasture shortage.

Accordingly, the findings of the multi-agency

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Press Conference on Rwandan Government Forest Restoration Plan

Leading environmental activists lauded today the Rwandan Government's plan to restore all of the steadily recovering Central African nation's lost forest lands and boost national development as a far-sighted move that should be replicated by other Governments.

"This really is a good news story," said Stewart Maginnis, Director of Environment and Development of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), during a Headquarters press conference held in connection with the ninth session of the United Nations Forum on

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Angola + 10 others
Southern Africa Floods Situation Update# 3

HIGHLIGHTS / KEY PRIORITIES

- New localized floods have been experienced in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho and Madagascar;

- Strong downpours flooded northwestern Madagascar, while heavy rains in the drought affected south may have damaged crops; and

- Discharge from the Cahora Bassa will increase on 4 February from 4200 to 6400m3/s, which could lead to flooding downstream.

- River levels at Katima Mulilo in Namibia's Caprivi Strip are more than twice the level for this year.

- A map of the impacts is included.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Chile + 7 others
MONDE: La nécessité de mieux comprendre l'impact des catastrophes sur les vies humaines

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IRIN
JOHANNESBOURG, 26 janvier 2011 (IRIN) - En 2010, cinq des catastrophes les plus désastreuses, en termes de morts, de biens matériels et d'infrastructures, ont eu lieu en Asie. Investir dans la planification en prévision des catastrophes pourrait grandement contribuer à limiter le nombre de victimes, ont dit les experts.

« Les catastrophes en Asie sont principalement dues aux inondations et dans une moindre mesure, aux tempêtes. Je pense qu'une conscience de l'importance de la gestion des inondations est en train d'apparaître, parce que les cultures, ainsi que les infrastructures,

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Chile + 7 others
DISASTERS: Better understanding of disaster impact on lives needed

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IRIN
JOHANNESBURG, 25 January 2011 (IRIN) - In 2010, five of the most devastating disasters, measured in loss of lives, goods and infrastructure, occurred in Asia. Investing in disaster planning could go a long way to keeping the number of casualties down, experts said.

"Disasters in Asia are largely due to floods and, in the second instance, storms. I think there is an awareness building up for flood management, as agricultural crops are frequently destroyed, as well as infrastructure, but not enough," said Debarati

IRIN:

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Somalia: Nutrition Crisis in Juba Regions

FSNAU has just analyzed the results from 3 livelihood based nutrition surveys conducted in the Juba regions in December. The results indicate a significant deterioration from 6 months ago, with all 3 surveys reporting results above 25% global acute malnutrition (GAM) . All livelihoods illustrate equal levels of crisis, with 30.7% GAM and 7.8% severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the Pastoral livelihood, 29.7% GAM and 6.4% SAM in the Riverine livelihood and 26.1% GAM and 6.2% SAM in the Agro-pastoral livelihood zone. The results illustrate the impact
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Uganda Humanitarian Profile 2011

PART 1: CONTEXT OVERVIEW

1.1. INTRODUCTION

Based on consultations with the Government of Uganda, the United Nations, the non-governmental community and donor representatives, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) decided in August 2010 that the humanitarian situation in Uganda would no longer warrant a Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) in 2011. Instead, it was agreed that an Inter-Agency Working Group, with participation of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), should develop a humanitarian profile for Uganda as a tool to guide decision on humanitarian action in 2011. The HCT further

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Angola + 9 others
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Heavy rain, flood warnings

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IRIN
HARARE/JOHANNESBURG, 30 December 2010 (IRIN) - The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) staffed jointly by officials from Zambia and Zimbabwe, says one of the two major dams on the river between the two countries will open its flood gates in early 2011, meaning that communities may have to be relocated.

"ZRA has issued the alert, but they have not yet informed us of the dates on when they will open the gates," said Patrick Kangwa, head of operations at Zambia's Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit.

The ZRA manages Kariba Dam situated between

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Ethiopia + 3 others
KENYA: Tracking of killings and displacement in Pastoral areas - Annual Review 2010

This report is based on information received from the Government, Kenya Red Cross (KRC),National Steering Committee ( NSC), CEWARN, United Nations, Media and other humanitarian partners in the field. The report may therefore not capture all the incidents which occurred.

Overview

The cumulative number of people killed between January and 23 December 2010 during resource based conflicts in Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASALs) reached 179. The figure is lower compared to the past two years. Four hundred and twelve killings were reported during the year 2008 and 364 killings in 2009.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Somalia: Food Security and Nutrition Quarterly Brief, Issued December 16, 2010 - Focus on Post Deyr Season Early Warning

KEY FINDINGS

There are clear signs of a worsening food security situation in most livelihoods of Somalia, as a result of unusually below average precipitation caused by the La-Nina meteorological phenomenon. The impact of the poor performance of Deyr rains is demonstrated in failed crops in most of the southern crop-producing regions, considerable water and pasture shortages in most key pastoral areas of the country, causing deterioration in livestock conditions. These developments indicate reduced food production (cereals, milk and meat) in the country, which

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Central Emergency Response Fund 2010 Fact Sheet

Five years ago, on 15 December 2005, the General Assembly established the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), a humanitarian fund with a grant component of up to US$450 million and a loan component of $50 million.

CERF provides funds rapidly so that UN humanitarian Agencies can jump-start critical operations and lifesaving programmes not yet funded through other sources.

CERF is funded by voluntary contributions by Member States and Observers, corporations, individuals and private organizations. Since March 2006, CERF has received pledges and contributions of nearly $2 billion.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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PRESIDENT'S MALARIA INITIATIVE Malaria Operational Plan (MOP) FY 2011 RWANDA

Malaria prevention and control is a major foreign assistance objective of the U.S. Government (USG). In May 2009, President Barack Obama announced the Global Health Initiative (GHI), a six-year, comprehensive effort to reduce the burden of disease and promote healthy communities and families around the world. Through the GHI, the United States will invest $63 billion over six years to help partner countries improve health outcomes, with a particular focus on improving the health of women, newborns, and children. Rwanda has been selected as a GHI Plus country.
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PRESIDENT'S MALARIA INITIATIVE, Malaria Operational Plan - FY2011 KENYA

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Malaria prevention and control are major foreign assistance objectives of the U.S. Government (USG). In May 2009, President Barack Obama announced the Global Health Initiative (GHI), a six-year, comprehensive effort to reduce the burden of disease and promote healthy communities and families around the world. Through the Global Health Initiative the USG will invest $63 billion over the next six years to strengthen healthy and productive lives, building upon and expanding the USG's successes in addressing specific diseases and issues.

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PRESIDENT'S MALARIA INITIATIVE, Malaria Operational Plan - FY2011 ETHIOPIA

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Malaria prevention and control are major foreign assistance objectives of the U.S. Government (USG). In May 2009, President Barack Obama announced the Global Health Initiative (GHI), a six-year, comprehensive effort to reduce the burden of disease and promote healthy communities and families around the world. Through the GHI, the United States will invest $63 billion over the next six years to help partner countries improve health outcomes, with a particular focus on improving the health of women, newborns, and children.

The President's Malaria Initiative (PMI)

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RESIDENT'S MALARIA INITIATIVE, Malaria Operational Plan - FY2011 TANZANIA

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Malaria prevention and control are major foreign assistance objectives of the U.S. Government (USG). In May 2009, President Barack Obama announced the Global Health Initiative (GHI), a six-year, comprehensive effort to reduce the burden of disease and promote healthy communities and families around the world. Through the GHI, the United States will invest $63 billion over the next six years to help partner countries improve health outcomes, with a particular focus on improving the health of women, newborns, and children.

The President's Malaria Initiative (PMI)