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25 Feb 2017 description

ABOUT THIS REPORT

This report provides an overview of typical production and market behavior in Central America staple grains market. The regional markets covered include those in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua (countries monitored by FEWS NET in Central America) as well as Costa Rica and Mexico.

STAPLE FOOD MARKETS IN CENTRAL AMERICA

Overview

25 Feb 2017 description

Just north of the South Sudanese capital Juba lies Terekeka state, home to the Mundari, one of South Sudan’s 64 ethnic groups. Mundaris are predominantly cattle keepers but also practice small-scale agriculture and fishing along the Nile, whose water levels rise and fall according to the seasons. The area includes five natural lakes hidden in the swatches of land and inspiring the name Terekeka, which translates as “forgotten” in the local dialect.

24 Feb 2017 description
report DanChurchAid

Our vision

All people in Myanmar enjoy a dignified life, and are able to know and exercise the full range of their human rights in a safe, just and peaceful way, based on a true appreciation for diversity of all kinds, and respect for democratic rules and principles.

About DCA-NCA Myanmar

DCA-NCA works in partnership with civil society organisations, includ­ ing faith-based networks and institutions, to strengthen their contribution to building a vibrant, safe and prosperous Myanmar, together with the public and private sectors.

24 Feb 2017 description

OVERVIEW

  • Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental degradation, and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.

24 Feb 2017 description

« Une aide alimentaire pour sauver des vies aujourd’hui et assurer l’avenir en œuvrant pour l’autonomie des femmes, des enfants et des adolescents. »

CONTEXTE

La sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle dans le nord-est nigérian et la région du Lac Tchad

24 Feb 2017 description

“Humanitarian food assistance to save lives today and secure the future for tomorrow by empowering women, children and youth.”

BACKGROUND

Food and nutrition security in North East Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region

24 Feb 2017 description

In Guatemala's ‘dry corridor’, recurrent drought has forced many people to leave their homes in search of work. Now, the World Food Programme with the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Operations are helping families buy food, allowing them to stay together while supporting the local economy. For the Mayan Q’anjob’al people in the mountainous Huehuetenango Department of Guatemala, corn is life. It is said the gods created people out of corn, and corn harvesting has been central to the culture and survival of countless generations.

24 Feb 2017 description

El incendio forestal "Zemita" en las regiones del Maule y Bio Bío, afecto a 40 viviendas en las comunas de Parral y Ñiquén y 2.600 hectáreas de vegetación. A nivel nacional, la CONAF ha registrado un total de 25 incendios forestales, 17 de los cuales están controlados, 7 que están activos y 1 que se extingue. Sigue habiendo una alerta roja para las comunas de Valparaíso, Villa Alemana, Limache y otras cuatro. (FO: CONAF)

24 Feb 2017 description

The National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) reported that the overflow of the Rio Frio River and mudslide led to 100 destroyed houses, blocked roadways, and a loss of bridges. In addition about 3,000 hectares of crops were affected. The overflow of the Rio Frio River was due to heavy rains that affected the municipalities of Algeciras, Rivera and Campoalegre in Hualia Department. No deaths were reported; however, about 2,000 people were evacuated from the Rio Negro neighborhood. The Huila Department remains on red alert due to hydro-meteorological conditions.

24 Feb 2017 description

The “Zemita” wildfire affected the regions of Maule and Bio Bío, specifically in the communes of Parral and Ñiquén, consuming a total of approximately 2,600 hectares of vegetation and affecting 40 houses. A total of 23 forest brigades helped combat the wildfire. At the national level, CONAF has registered a total of 25 wildfires, 17 of which are controlled, 7 which are active, and 1 that is extinguished. A red alert remains for the communes of Valparaíso, Villa Alemana, Limache, and four others.

24 Feb 2017 description
report Redhum

Bolivia, 23 de Febrero 2017
Fuente: Los Tiempos

En lo que va del año, 10 municipios han declarado emergencia por granizada, helada y vientos, pero a la fecha la Gobernación no les ha entregado ayuda. Sólo Arani que sufrió una granizada en diciembre recibió apoyo.

Los municipios de Villa Rivero, Cocapata, Bolívar, Toco y Chimoré son parte de los 10 municipios que han sido afectados por vientos, granizadas y heladas en enero y febrero, por los que declararon emergencia municipal y ahora esperan asistencia de la Gobernación.

24 Feb 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Destinará S/ 3 millones para proteger a tumbesinos y cultivos ante crecida de ríos

15:26. Tumbes, feb. 23. Como parte de las acciones de atención a las ciudades del norte del país, afectadas por las lluvias y desborde de ríos, el ministro de Agricultura y Riego, José Manuel Hernández, estuvo hoy en Tumbes para adoptar las medidas orientadas a mitigar el impacto de estos eventos climáticos en las principales áreas de cultivos.

24 Feb 2017 description

Executive Summary

This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region*. It presents a three-month trend analysis from October to December 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from January to March 2017. It is the sixth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in October 2016.

Regional Trends: October-December 2016

24 Feb 2017 description

Somalia - IOM, in partnership with the Rural Education and Agriculture Development Organization (READO), a local NGO, is introducing a drought resistant variant of sweet potatoes which will help mitigate the impact of drought in Somalia. The latest drought period has left over 6.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

24 Feb 2017 description

UN Agencies and governments to meet at Oslo summit to tackle expanding humanitarian emergency

24 February 2017, Rome - As conflict and instability continue, the food security situation in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin is drastically deteriorating, FAO warned today, as it called for swift and decisive action from the international community to protect the livelihoods of millions of families dependent on farming, livestock and fishing for their food and livelihoods.

24 Feb 2017 description

Les organisations des Nations Unies et plusieurs gouvernements se rencontrent à Oslo à l’occasion d’un sommet visant à empêcher une propagation de la crise humanitaire

24 Feb 2017 description

The “Pacific Islands Meteorological Services in Action” Compendium which was compiled by SPREP-FINPAC Project in partnership with World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Climate and Oceans Support Programme for the Pacific (COSPPac) and Environment and Climate Change Canada is a result of a first “writeshop” for climate services in the Pacific.

24 Feb 2017 description

The Regional Technical Support Mechanism (RTSM) is proud to have played a pivotal role in the recently approved, GCF USD 23Million grant for the Climate Information Services for Resilient Development project.

23 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Floods triggered by Tropical Cyclone Dineo impact vulnerable populations in Mozambique, Zimbabwe

  • FAO convenes regional meeting on armyworm infestations

  • USAID partners continue to respond to drought-related humanitarian needs throughout Southern Africa

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Feb 2017 description
report People in Need

Extreme winter weather, termed ‘dzud’, has hit Mongolian herders once again. The phenomenon which appears approximately once in decade has unusually appeared for the second consecutive winter in a row. Seventeen out of twenty-one provinceshave officially declared being affected with dzud. The most vulnerable people are now the herders who did not have enough time to recover from the damages from last year.