Food security concerns for large numbers of people in several Asian countries following severe localized monsoon floods
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The report summarizes the technical content of the workshop, highlights key principles, lessons and way forward. The workshop was jointly organized by UNICEF and the SUN Movement Secretariat, aimed to accelerate the efforts of Asian countries in the SUN movement to increase the dialogue and alignment among sectors by reporting on multi-sectoral nutrition budgets and costs of multi-sectoral nutrition plans, addressing the issue of decentralized public finance, and contributing to making the investment case for nutrition.
Bihar is facing second spill of flood situation after Ganga water crosses danger level.
Districts adjoining Ganga are getting swamped and having population badly affected by the current of water moving in the houses.
As per CWC Report, Water Level of Ganga at Patna Gandhighat crossed danger level and reached 50.43 Meters which has also crossed the previous highest flood level recorded which was 50.27 Meter during 1994.
Water Level at other points in Bihar at 21 August, 2 PM;
1. CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION (DAILY WATER LEVELS AND FORECASTS FOR LEVEL FORECAST SITES)
According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 17/08/2016, there is no Unprecedented and High flood site in the country. However, 16 Moderate flood sites have been reported in Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Jharkhand :-
MODERATE FLOOD SITUATION
i) River Dhansiri (South) at Numaligarh, District- Golaghat , Assam is flowing at 78.76 m against danger level 77.42 m with Steady Trend.
General inflation in the region in June was estimated at 3.9 percent, and food inflation was 4.9 percent.
Sri Lanka recorded the highest monthly food price increase in the Asia-Pacific region in June, with a rise of 4.3 percent compared to May.
Afghanistan reported higher prices for wheat flour (high and low quality) and rice (low quality) compared to a month and a year ago.
Christian Aid is using emergency funds to deliver urgent relief to communities in Bangladesh and India who have been severely affected by monsoon floods.
Heavy and persistent rainfall since mid-July has forced hundreds of thousands of people in the neighbouring countries to abandon their homes. The downpours have caused extensive damage to tens of thousands of houses, and to water sources, food stores, farmland and roads.
The Government of India and WFP signed a Letter of Intent for a proposal to establish a Centre of Excellence (CENEX) on food and nutrition security. The proposal for setting up CENEX shall be sent for government approval by mid-September 2016.
WFP has been invited to share its experiences on fortification and the results of the fortification pilot as inputs for potential formulation of a national food fortification policy.
Thanks to the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund, Humanitarian Coalition member Oxfam Canada is assisting impacted individuals and communities with timely emergency relief aid following heavy rains and flooding in India.
Heavy rain for most of July caused devastating floods, affecting more than 500 villages. In the province of Assam, the hardest hit region, approximately 10% of those affected have been forced to seek refuge in 24 relief camps.
1. Executive Summary
1000 families reached (close to 5 lakhs people). Total fund disbursed so far is over Rs.5.26 million.
Close to the borders of West Bengal, Kashibari village in Assam is among the last villages hit by floods this year.
1. Executive Summary
Every child has the right to a fair chance in life. Leaving no child behind is both a moral imperative and a strategic priority for the development of inclusive, sustainable and stable societies everywhere. In 2015, UNICEF worked with partners around the world to make that fair chance a reality.
There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.
The IFRC yesterday issued an emergency grant of just under a quarter of a million US dollars to help the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) assist people affected by severe riverine floods in the north and centre of the country.
Starting three weeks ago, intense monsoon rainfall in the country’s principal river basins caused floods that have affected nearly 2 million people, according to the emergency plan of action published by the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).
Islamic Relief responds as latest reports suggest over 100 people have died and hundreds of thousands have been displaced by severe monsoon flooding which hit Bangladesh, India and Nepal recently.
Thousands have been forced from their homes as heavy monsoon rains triggered widespread floods across South Asia a fortnight ago. Amongst the areas affected are North and North West Bangladesh and the State of Bihar in East India where Islamic Relief is responding.
En renforçant la résilience face aux extrêmes climatiques et aux catastrophes, nous contribuerons au succès des efforts déployés mondialement pour éliminer l’extrême pauvreté.
Pour atteindre et maintenir un niveau zéro d’extrême pauvreté, le premier des Objectifs de développement durable (ODD), un effort collectif est requis afin de gérer les risques liés aux extrêmes climatiques actuels et aux projections concernant le changement climatique.
During Q2-2016, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by 6 percent year-on-year but it is 3 percent up compared to Q1-2016. The increase is because of rising maize and rice prices. The FAO global food price index has increased and almost returned to the levels of June 2015 (-1%), because prices particularly for sugar and oil increased significantly.
The real price2 of wheat is 20 percent below Q2-2015.
This is because world supplies are at record levels thanks to increased production as well as beginning stocks.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ASSAM & BIHAR FLOODS
31 death reported. 17 lakhs people affected.
In all the 4 relief camps, 100% of the families have food availability for up to a week.
100% damage to food storages in the families.
90% agricultural tools have been lost.
100% of the respondents noted that the loss of livestock is acute.
Agricultural land is under water and crops have been damaged.
From 1 to 31 July, torrential monsoon rains caused severe flooding and landslides in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal affecting millions of people and destroying thousands of homes. Disaster management authorities are leading the local response supported by the national Red Cross and Red Crescent, volunteers and civil society organizations.