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01 Oct 2016 description

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.

01 Oct 2016 description

Maize, beans, and rice provide over half the calories in the typical diet in Honduras. All three commodities are domestically produced, but Honduras has historically had a deficit of both maize and rice. Tegucigalpa, the capital, is the most populous city and an important market center. San Pedro Sula is the second largest city. San Pedro Sula and Santa Rosa de Copán are important markets in the northwest of the country with strong trade connections with Guatemala. El Paraiso and Danli are major regional markets in the East with strong trade connections with Nicaragua.

01 Oct 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 30th August 2016, Tahoua region alerted the National level of cases of fever with jaundice and bleeding complications in humans, leading to death in most cases at community level. Most cases were reported/recorded in the Health District of Tchintabaraden. On the side of livestock, it was found during the same period of abortions in small ruminants and mortality in young calves.

01 Oct 2016 description
report IRIN

By Sally Nyakanyanga
ADJUMANI/UGANDA, 30 September 2016

Josephine Maziku arrived at Uganda’s Nyumanzi Transit Centre in June this year six months pregnant and with only the dress she was wearing.

“I wish I had managed to carry clothes. At least I would use those to cover my child,” said the 18-year-old.

01 Oct 2016 description

Lubumbashi, DR Congo | AFP | Saturday 10/1/2016 - 14:42 GMT

Four ethnic Bantus have been convicted in the trial of 32 Bantus and Pygmys accused of crimes against humanity over 2013 clashes in DR Congo's troubled Katanga province, judicial sources said Saturday.

"The appeal court in Lubumbashi convicted four people (and sentenced them) to 15 years in jail, and freed 28 others," court official John Kasongo told AFP, adding that those convicted were found guilty of counts of "genocide by murder"

01 Oct 2016 description

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Saturday 10/1/2016 - 14:34 GMT |

At least two people were killed and five injured Saturday when a car loaded with explosives blew up near a restaurant in Mogadishu, a security official and witnesses said.

The car was parked in front of the Blue Sky restaurant, near a busy road close to the headquarters of the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) in a southern district of the city.

01 Oct 2016 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Saturday 10/1/2016 - 12:17 GMT |

A civilian was killed and two wounded in Yemen's second city Aden on Saturday when explosives being carried by a man blew up, a local government official said.

The man had shouted "run, run" to bystanders when he left a vehicle in the Crater district of the city, the official said.

It was unclear whether he had intended to blow himself up and had second thoughts or had been forced to wear an explosives vest which was then detonated by someone else.

01 Oct 2016 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 Oct 2016 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 Oct 2016 description

Aleppo, Syria | AFP | Saturday 10/1/2016 - 13:05 GMT |

by Karam al-Masri with Maya Gebeily in Beirut

The largest hospital in rebel-held east Aleppo was bombed on Saturday for the second time in days as Syrian government forces pressed a Russian-backed offensive to retake the entire city.

Aleppo, once Syria's vibrant commercial powerhouse, is now at the heart of a major military campaign by President Bashar al-Assad's fighters and his steadfast ally Moscow.

01 Oct 2016 description

Yangon, Myanmar | AFP | Saturday 10/1/2016 - 11:05 GMT |

A two-year-old girl was killed and two children injured Saturday after their village was hit by heavy artillery in Myanmar's rebel-held north, an activist and local resident said, the latest violence to threaten the new government's peace bid.

The shots were reportedly fired in Pu Wang village in northern Shan state, an area bordering China where ethnic minority rebels are locked in a long-running battle with the Myanmar army.

01 Oct 2016 description
report Oxfam

José María Vera, Director of Oxfam Intermón, shares the hopes of Colombia's people as they move forward after decades of conflict.

01 Oct 2016 description

A historic milestone occurred this week that many thought was impossible: the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel movement signed a peace agreement, bringing an official end to the Western Hemisphere’s longest-running conflict.

01 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • Hostilities in eastern Aleppo continue unabated.

  • Civilian access to sufficient quantities of potable water reduced, as main water station goes out of service.

  • According to health officials 338 people were killed between 23 and 29 September. Of those killed in these dates, 106 were children.

  • Children with low chances of survival are left to die due to lack of capacity and supplies.

  • There are 5 operational hospitals remaining in eastern Aleppo city.

01 Oct 2016 description

In Kenya, high poverty, insecurity, poor health outcomes, substance abuse and low levels of education make young people, especially girls, vulnerable to a variety of risks such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Diseases (STDs), and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).

01 Oct 2016 description

PDC14A - 13B

NOAA NHC: At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 13.3 North, longitude 72.8 West. Matthew is moving toward the west near 7 mph (11 km/h). A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast later today, followed by a turn toward the north-northwest on Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will move away from the Guajira Peninsula this morning, move across the central Caribbean Sea today, and be approaching Jamaica late Sunday.