Food and Nutrition

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24 Apr 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Heavy rains and localized hail in March affected 2015 Rabi season wheat crop
  • Poor monsoon rains lowered 2014 aggregate cereal production
  • Total cereal exports estimated to have decreased markedly in 2014/15 marketing year (April/March)
  • Rice and wheat prices were generally stable or weakened slightly in some markets in March
23 Apr 2015 description
report AlertNet

Author: Nita Bhalla

PATNA, India, April 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Indian authorities were rushing food rations, clothes and cooking utensils to villagers in the east of the country on Thursday after a storm killed at least 48 people and left thousands more homeless, government officials said.

With wind speeds of up to 70 km per hour (43 mph) and heavy rains, the storm struck Bihar state late on Tuesday, uprooting trees and electricity poles, ripping through farmland and destroying over 25,000 mud-and-thatch homes.

21 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 April 2015

Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.

14 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 9–14 April 2015

Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.

13 Apr 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Heavy rains and localized hail in March affected 2015 Rabi season wheat crop

  • Poor monsoon rains lowered 2014 aggregate cereal production

  • Total cereal exports estimated to have decreased markedly in 2014/15 marketing year (April/March)

  • Rice and wheat prices were generally stable or weakened slightly in some markets in March

Heavy rains and localized hail in March affected 2015 Rabi season wheat crop

08 Apr 2015 description
report Oxfam

Maghreb & Middle East

Yemen crisis

08 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 1–8 April 2015

Iraq: Violence, looting and serious human rights violations were reported as Iraqi forces and affiliated groups recaptured Tikrit. There are numerous booby traps and tensions are reportedly rising between government forces and militias. Elsewhere, IDPs are returning: tens of thousands have gone home to Diyala, Ninewa and Al Alam in Salah al Din since February.

02 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • In China, New Year festivities contributed to price increases above 10 percent for vegetables but pork prices fell slightly on ample supplies.

  • Wheat prices in Afghanistan’s Kabul markets fell sharply in February in response to the lower demand from domestic millers and abundant supply from neighbouring countries.

  • The Philippines has set a target of procuring 190 000 MT of rice from January to June 2015.

31 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 25–31 March 2015

Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Sphere India

2. Objective of the exercise: “Rights in Crisis Analysis”

25 Mar 2015 description
report Save the Children

Adolescents are a neglected group in terms of nutrition. In some countries up to a half of adolescents are malnourished. Yet optimal nutrition during adolescence – a period of rapid physical growth – is crucial.

Urgent action is needed to address adolescent malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries. And given the high numbers of adolescent girls who give birth and of girls under 18 who get married, it is imperative that – in order to break the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition – nutrition interventions target adolescent girls.

24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

17 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 11–17 March 2015

Vanuatu: 24 people are confirmed dead so far after Tropical Cyclone Pam hit on 13 March. Shefa, Tafea, Malampa, and Penama are among the worst affected provinces. Access challenges are significant.

Cameroon: The number of people internally displaced in the north has almost doubled since 10 February, to 117,000. This brings the number of displaced in Cameroon to an estimated 412,700, including 66,000 fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria and the rest from the Central African Republic.

13 Mar 2015 description

Read the Report Here

​From adapting to climate change in the Himalayas to improving maternal health care for women in Vietnam, exploring how to defuse violence in Pakistani cities, or building new skills for better jobs in Bangladesh, the 2015 edition of Asia Research News provides a snapshot of IDRC-funded research in Asia.

13 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Regional inflation edged downward in January to 3.3 percent from 3.4 percent in December, while food inflation picked up to 4.7 percent compared to 4.3 during the same period.

  • Vegetable prices spiked in India because of extreme cold weather and unexpected rains in December. Wheat prices rose 11.8 percent, supported by increased minimum support prices.

  • Soybean prices fell 11.2 percent in Myanmar on increased imports and new harvest arrival.

10 Mar 2015 description

Iraq: 26,000 people have fled fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi security forces in Tikrit for Samarra. Food, shelter, health and WASH needs are priorities. More than 100 families have arrived in Al Dour, located between Tikrit and Samarra, and thousands have fled to central and southern governorates.

South Sudan: Heavy fighting between government and opposition was reported in Upper Nile state, and government troops took control of Wadakona town. Many civilians are reported trapped. Peace talks have collapsed.

03 Mar 2015 description

Afghanistan: Heavy snowfall has caused avalanches in northern, central and eastern Afghanistan; 280 people have died. Panshir province is most affected. Communication lines have been disrupted in places, power supplies to Kabul have been cut. Priority needs are for NFIs and emergency shelter; access to isolated areas is difficult.

28 Feb 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • 2015 “Rabi” season wheat production officially forecast close to last year’s record level

  • Poor monsoon rains reduced 2014 “Kharif” season cereal production

  • Cereal exports forecast to decrease considerably in 2014/15 marketing year (April/March)

  • Rice and wheat prices were generally stable in recent months, despite increases in some markets