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18 Jan 2017 description

MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • Although the prices of most commodities decreased in week 4 of December 2016, prices remained higher compared with the previous month. Month-on-month prices remained higher within the ranges of 8 – 61%. Food commodity prices were 16 – 56% higher than the previous three months. The prices were 196 – 347 % and 207 – 362 % compared to last year and the past four year average respectively.

18 Jan 2017 description

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Three months after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti, the number of people facing hunger and food insecurity in Grande-Anse and Sud - the most affected areas - has declined steadily from approximately 1 million to 400,000, a recent assessment shows.

18 Jan 2017 description

La Paz, 18 ene (Prensa Palacio).- El presidente Evo Morales junto a su Gabinete Ministerial aprobó hoy dos decretos supremos, uno para la contratación de créditos del Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina (CAF), destinados a la construcción de presas y represas de pequeña y mediana escala destinadas a la provisión de agua potable y riego en el área rural y otro de apoyo presupuestario a los pequeños productores agropecuarios afectados por la sequía, anunció hoy el ministro de Planificación de Desarrollo, René Orellana.

18 Jan 2017 description

El ministro de Agroindustria, Ricardo Buryaile, dijo que todavía no están cuantificadas las pérdidas por las inundaciones en Buenos Aires y Santa Fe, pero aclaró que “son muchísimas”, y anticipó que se están concertando con el presidente Mauricio Macri y el gobernador Miguel Lifschtiz “medidas adicionales para los productores damnificados”.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

El 09 de enero de 2017 a las 14:00 horas aproximadamente, a consecuencia de intensas precipitaciones pluviales registradas en la zona, se produjo el incremento del caudal de los ríos Paque, Huito, Tambo y Pachitea y su posterior desborde, inundando viviendas, Instituciones Educativas y áreas de cultivo del distrito de Codo de Pozuzo y Tournavista.

18 Jan 2017 description

Officials are removing taxes on imported rice, restricting reservoir use and looking for alternatives to hydropower as drought looms

By Amantha Perera

COLOMBO, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With rainfall in many areas just a third of that last year and many water reservoirs far below normal levels, Sri Lankans have begun holding traditional ceremonies to invoke rain - some with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Andina - PE

El déficit de agua que afectó durante gran parte del 2016 a los valles Jequetepeque, Chicama, Moche, Virú y Santa es parte del pasado. Esto debido a que los caudales de los ríos en la región La Libertad, mantienen un comportamiento ascendente en este mes, gracias a las lluvias.

De acuerdo a un reporte estadístico que emitió la Gerencia Regional de Agricultura de La Libertad (GRALL), a través de la Oficina de Información Agraria (OIA), algunos de estos ríos aumentaron hasta en quince veces sus niveles en comparación de años anteriores.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Kenya is currently going through a drought situation in some parts of the country, that has seen an estimated 1.3 million Kenyans acutely food insecure and in need of assistance. The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) with support from partners is implementing a cocktail of intervention to reduce the effects of drought on both the human population and livestock.

Cash Transfer Project (CTP) is one of those intervention that KRCS is implementing with an aim of helping communities cope with the drought.

18 Jan 2017 description

Le Niger a enregistré un déficit fourrager global de l’ordre de 12,2 millions tonnes de matières sèches (TMS) soit environ 48 pour cent des besoins. Sur des besoins globaux théoriques de l'ordre de 25,6 millions TMS, le disponible fourrager est de l'ordre de 13,3 millions TMS.

L’écart entre le disponible fourrager et les besoins réels de consommation montre que ce déficit est plus accentué dans les régions de Diffa, Tahoua, Tillabéry et Zinder. Selon les autorités du Niger, la situation pastorale de cette année nécessite une attention particulière.

18 Jan 2017 description

INTRODUCCIÓN

IGUALDAD DE GÉNERO EN LA ACCIÓN HUMANITARIA

El conflicto armado y los desastres naturales han tenido impactos profundamente diferentes en mujeres, niñas, niños, hombres, niños de corta edad, adolescentes, personas mayores y población LGTBI. Todos ellos afrontan riesgos diferentes y por lo tanto han sido afectados y victimizados de manera distinta.

18 Jan 2017 description

Coconut farmers in Fiji are being told to get rid of dead trees and decaying vegetation left behind after Cyclone Winston in order to stop the spread of pests.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

18 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • An estimated 1.42 million people (756,000 children) are affected by the drought, including 800,000 people food insecure in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Huila.

  • 17,762 children under five with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) have been treated through therapeutic treatment programmes assisted by UNICEF in 2016.

  • UNICEF has provided 52,500 people with access to safe water through the rehabilitation of 105 water pumps in 2016.

17 Jan 2017 description

OVERVIEW

THE CRISIS

The continued deepening and geographic spread of the conflict has prompted a 13% increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017, now 9.3 million. Unrelenting displacement and exposure to repetitive shocks continues to intensify humanitarian needs.

17 Jan 2017 description

El presidente Mauricio Macri afirmó que se va a declarar la "emergencia" en el distrito litoraleño y que "el cambio climático sigue pasándonos factura", al describir la situación que atraviesan varias provincias por las inundaciones.

17 Jan 2017 description
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INTRODUCTION

Context and key challenges

17 Jan 2017 description

Main Points

• Since 06 January, humanitarian operations in Grand’Anse and Sud were either temporally suspended or limited in relation with the arrest of senator-elect Guy Philippe and the demonstrations and road blocks that followed.
This week, activities have fully resumed in Sud and slowly in Grand’Anse.

• As part of a Technical Assistance Project for Agricultural Assistance and in preparation for the Spring Campaign, FAO signed with the Ministry of Agriculture a seed donation agreement of 500,000 US dollars.

17 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

1,843
Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated in 2016

4,780
New arrivals from Mali in 2016

4,881
Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 January 2017)

13, 118
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 January 2017)

30L
of potable water available per person per day

FUNDING 2017

USD 19 M
Requested for the operation
Funded 0%
Gap 100%

17 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP delivered food assistance for 3.5 million people. In total, 22 percent of the assistance was delivered to high-conflict areas through cross-border, cross-line and air deliveries.

  • Government forces took control of eastern Aleppo city in December 2016, resulting in the displacement of more than 120,000 people. The large wave of displacement, compounded by winter temperatures, resulted in an alarming humanitarian situation.