Summary of WFP assistance:
TNN | Jan 29, 2016, 08.37 AM IST
Aurangabad: Ramesh Kekan (name changed), a resident of the parched Osmanabad district and a student of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU), is a relieved person for he will no longer depend on his single tiffin for lunch and dinner.
Kekan, along with nearly 600 students, will get a free meal twice a day to tide over the strained financial conditions back home, thanks to the initiative taken by the Peasants and Workers Party (PWP) of India.
Chennai, Jan. 29, 2016: Caritas India, a network of an international NGO based in New Delhi has decided to end its four-phased floods response program by rebuilding and renovating 738 flood hit houses in Tamil Nadu. The on-going housing scheme is investing around Rs. 1.32 crore for renovation and supply of non-food commodities for a new beginning. This is 51 percent of the total 2.6 crore that the organization has invested so far in bringing the needed relief since early floods that paralyzed the state.
This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the fourth quarter of 2015 (October to December). The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.
• During Q4-2015, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by a further 15.2 percent year-on-year because of abundant supplies and sluggish demand. The index returned to the level seen before the food price crisis of 2007-08.
After the deep depression in Bay of Bengal shifted towards Andhra Pradesh on 18th November, unprecedented heavy rainfall has been received after a long years. The major affected districts are Nellore, Kadappa, Chittor and East Prakasam where the incessant rains led to inundation of low-lying areas in towns and villages.
Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world
Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues
Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$5,700,000
Climate change posed great threat to the agriculture sector with uncertain geo-climatic conditions. Small farmers are helpless but to face this brunt to uncertainity and food insecurity.
Situation to Date
In June 2015, drought conditions monitored by satellite showed high water deficits in various parts of the country. Cambodia suffered from a 2015/16 El Niño-induced drought that could rival the devastating effects of the 1997-98 episode.
Cambodia is considered by international institutions a moderate priority country23 among those most-affected by the 2015/16 El Niño. Areas of growing concern are located around the centre of the country and the North West.
General inflation in the region was estimated at 2.3 percent, and food price inflation at 2.6 percent in November compared to one year ago.
In China, prices for fresh vegetables rose as unusually cold weather in November hampered transport and disrupted supplies to markets.
In Indonesia, drought conditions linked to El Niño over large parts of the country resulted in major delays in planting of the main season crops.
1 December 2015 – CHF 295,550 is allocated from the IFRC’s DREF to support IRCS in providing assistance to 3,500 families affected by the floods.
K Sarojkumar Sharma | TNN | Jan 10, 2016, 12.32 PM IST
Imphal: A day after deputy CM Gaikhangam visited Tamenglong district, the epicentre of Monday's massive earthquake, BJP MP Prahlad Patel on Saturday visited the area and took stock of the situation. At least nine people, including a child, were killed and over 100 injured in the 6.7-magnitude earthquake whose epicentre was located at Kabui Khullen village. The quake destroyed over 500 government and private buildings.
JOINT RAPID NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORT
This report contains the compilation of the JRNA –Phase 01 actions in the state of Manipur, India in the aftermath of the Earthquake of 6.7 magnitudes in Richter scale that hits Manipur on 4 January, 2016 early morning (4.35 AM) that causes huge damages to lives and properties in Senapati, Imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal, Bishnupur and Tamenglong districts of Manipur.
A. SITUATION REPORT :
The number of causality has raised to 302, 08 persons killed and more than 2000 houses are damaged in 3 districts- Tamenlong, Imphal West and Senapati. Recent earthquake affected buildings including three Ima Keithel and Secretariat Building and other place like ISBT etc will be inspected by the expert team within two days.
India is highly vulnerable to natural disasters including cyclones, floods, earthquakes and drought; strengthening people’s resilience to natural disasters is an essential part of the humanitarian effort.
Three protracted crises, Jammu & Kashmir, the North-Eastern States and Naxal-affected areas in central India have created emergency needs. Years of conflict have displaced populations and left many without means to provide for themselves. Providing protection, health and nutrition remains a priority.
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Refl ections on our visit to Northern Nigeria
Updates from our partners in Nigeria, Sudan,
South Sudan, Uganda, India, Timor-Leste and Burma
News from HART
Refl ection and Celebration
At HART, we love to celebrate the courage, commitment and achievements of our partners who dedicate themselves to serving their communities in very challenging situations. They truly represent the spirit of Christmas – ‘love in action’.
New Delhi, Dec.30: Before long term intervention can be discussed to rebuild flood hit Tamil Nadu, Caritas network’s flood response in the state so far can be seen in three parts, namely the zero phase, phase one and phase two.
During the zero phase, post November 21, Rs.2.5 million was disbursed to activate rapid assessment team along with immediate relief that mostly included running community kitchens that provided cooked meals to flood stranded families across the seven districts of Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur, Cuddalore, Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Vellore and Salem.
Violent clashes, unrest continue to impede the delivery of food, fuel, and other critical humanitarian supplies
UN, USG warn of a possible humanitarian crisis, call on parties to resolve border impasse
An estimated 81,000 earthquake-affected households require winterization support