Food and Nutrition

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26 Mar 2017 description

Two years of full-scale war has driven Yemen to the verge of famine. 17 million people, or two out of three Yemenis, do not know from where they will get their next meal.

“People have started dying quietly in their homes,” said the Norwegian Refugee Council's Secretary General, Jan Egeland. “We are witnessing ruthless war tactics against civilians by both parties to the conflict, resulting in civilians starving. Now we are also extremely concerned that the country’s main port will cease functioning and Yemen’s last lifeline will be lost.”

26 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Joe English

It’s now more than a month since famine was declared in parts of South Sudan. For children in the world’s youngest country, the worsening food crisis comes at a time when they already face countless challenges on a daily basis.

26 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Above-average crop production in 2016 due to adequate rainfall throughout the season

  • Prices of millet and sorghum stable in January but remain above their year-earlier levels

  • Continued assistance required to improve access to food and protect livelihoods of food insecure and vulnerable people, including refugees and returnees

Cereal production recovered in 2016

26 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • An above-average cereal harvest was gathered in 2016

  • Cereal import requirements in 2017 forecast to decline compared to 2016 levels

  • Number of food insecure people estimated at about 51 000

Favourable rains in 2016 resulted in above-average cereal harvest

26 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Aggregate cereal production increased in 2016

  • Wheat exports in 2016/17 expected to rise from previous year

  • Export prices of wheat increased in March

Aggregate cereal production increased in 2016

26 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2017 forecast at near-average levels

  • Imports of maize increase in 2016/17 marketing year to compensate for reduced 2016 harvest

  • National average maize price declined at the start of 2017, but remained at high levels

  • Food security situation expected to improve in 2017 on account of expected average harvest following sharp deterioration in 2016

Maize production in 2017 expected to rebound to average levels

26 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Uncertain prospects for 2017 cereal production

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 marketing reach record level

  • Cereal prices stable during first half of March, but maize prices higher than a year earlier

  • Humanitarian response

Uncertain prospects for 2017 cereal production

26 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Adequate rains in 2016 facilitated crop development in most regions; bumper crop gathered for second consecutive year

  • Coarse grain prices increased in recent months and remained above their year earlier levels

  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed, including for Nigerian and Malian refugees

Bumper crop harvested in 2016

25 Mar 2017 description

Caracas, 24 Mar. AVN.- The Venezuelan government sent on Friday humanitarian aid to Peru, a country that is affected by heavy rains, said President Nicolas Maduro.

"The solidarity of brothers in South America is very important and Peru needs our solidarity, our love, our company and our affection". "It is very important to practice continuous solidarity in times of tragedy," he said.

Furthermore, Maduro thanked the support of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and Venezuelan special rescue groups.

25 Mar 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

Key facts on the 4 countries:

20m people facing risk of famine

1.4m children are severely malnourished

US$1.2bn needed by WFP for next 6 months

Scaling up to avert possible famine requires:

Humanitarian access

Sustained funding

Integrated response with all partners

25 Mar 2017 description

OCHA STARTS EIGHT-DAY MISSION IN TSHIKAPA

The mission aims to assess the needs of those who have been affected bythe violence that has ravaged the area in the past few months. This is the first of three missions planned in Kasai, Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental aimed at mapping out a suitable response to the needs of those displaced.

OVER 80 TONS OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED TO 46 PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ITURI

25 Mar 2017 description

Twenty million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and northeastern Nigeria have been grappling with a serious food crisis since 2016.

25 Mar 2017 description

Appeal history

14 December 2015: Typhoon Melor makes landfall in Batag Island, Northern Samar, and moves westward.

16 December 2015: Typhoon Melor exits to the west of the Philippines. Information bulletin no. 1 issued.

17 December 2015: The President of the Philippines declares a state of national calamity following the devastation caused by Typhoon Melor.

18 December 2015: Tropical Depression Twenty-Three makes landfall in Davao Oriental province, eastern Mindanao. Information bulletin no. 2 issued.

24 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • Heavy rains have created emergencies in Peru and Ecuador. Rains are expected to continue through the weekend.

  • In Peru, 12 departments have been declared under a state of emergency for risks from the rising Amazon Rivers. Another seven departments have been declared under state of Sanitary Emergency due to worsening health risks.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Italy

"Responding to the appeal made by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, we have arranged, through Italian Cooperation, a package of humanitarian aid worth 10 million euros in response to the very serious food crisis that is endangering the survival of 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia, including 1.4 million children under 5 with acute malnutrition problems".

24 Mar 2017 description

Bern, 24.03.2017 - What contribution is Switzerland making to prevent a whole generation from being lost to humanitarian crises? What is it doing to create new prospects for the more than 30 million children and young people worldwide who are currently refugees? These questions were the focus of the Annual Conference of Swiss Humanitarian Aid and the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) held at the Kursaal in Bern.

24 Mar 2017 description

A two-year-old civil war has severely restricted the flow of food into the main Yemeni cargo ports of Hodeidah and Salif on the Red Sea

  • Dubai market one of Yemen's few lifelines

  • Import-dependent nation on brink of famine

  • Wooden dhows ply centuries-old trade route

  • Shipping graphic: http://tmsnrt.rs/2mzwp4z

By Maha El Dahan and Michael Georgy

24 Mar 2017 description

Este informe fue elaborado por OCHA con apoyo de UMAIC y con información de la Defensoría, y organizaciones del Comité Interinstitucional Humanitario Buenaventura-ELC Valle del Cauca

Flash Update No. 1: Desplazamiento masivo comunidades indígenas del resguardo Chagpien Tordó,
Litoral de San Juan (Chocó)