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ACT Alliance Alert: Food security situation in Malawi

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Geneva, 1 October 2014

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

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Guatemala + 1 other
Drought causing food crisis in Central America

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Monday, September 15, 2014 • Sean Hawkey

“There’s been no rain for months,” says cowboy Mikol Hernandez, “and it’s meant to be the rainy season but the rivers have dried up, the wells have dried up, the crops failed and the cattle are dying.

“We moved all the cattle we could up to pastures in El Cuá. We rented some fields up there. The cows were so thin that we couldn’t even sell them, so we moved them. Some didn’t last the journey and a lot of the cows we couldn’t move have died here.”

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Somalia + 1 other
ACT Alliance Alert: Drought and Food insecurity in Somalia

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  1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains dire with drought alerts being sounded. In February, the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit-Somalia (FSNAU)1 and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)2, indicated that around 860,000 people would remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3)3 and higher phases through June 2014. There are reports that over 300,000 malnourished children in Somalia and a total nearing a million people are in need of life-saving help.

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ACT Alliance Alert: Drought in Guatemala

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In the affected regions, 56 per cent of the communities have no possibility of planting and 80 per cent of corn has been lost due to the prolonged drought.

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Cameroon + 1 other
ACT Alliance Alert: Assistance to Nigerian refugees in Minawao in Cameroon’s Far North Region

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Geneva, 29 July 2013

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

Increasing attacks of Boko Haram, the religious extremist group, throughout Nigeria and more recently in the North East of the country led to the serious deterioration of the security situation in the three states of Borno, Yobe and KL Adamaoua. This unstable security situation has contributed to the displacement of the populations which resulted in the influx of refugees in Cameroon’s far north region since June 10, 2013.