Food and Nutrition

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30 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 24–30 June 2015

Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.

South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

30 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • The pace of general and food inflation in the region slowed in May increasing 2.7 and 2.5 percent, respectively.

  • In Afghanistan, greater internal displacements of food insecure populations are expected in the coming winter because of insufficient food availability and barriers to food access.

  • Stabilization policy efforts in India continue to mitigate the price volatility of vegetables, in particular for onion and potato.

27 Jun 2015 description

Ahmedabad, India | AFP | Saturday 6/27/2015 - 09:57 GMT

Relief workers were Saturday trying to reach residents stranded by floods in India's western Gujarat state triggered by torrential rains that have so far claimed 55 lives, officials said.

Officials were providing food and water to the people affected by flash floods in the Saurashtra region, as thousands fled to safer areas following the rains that started Wednesday.

27 Jun 2015 description
report Sphere India

A. Situation Report

Heavy rain caused by a deep depression over the Arabian Sea cause more than 30 inch rainfall in last 24 hours reported in the region. Heavy rain and more than 8-12 ft. height water logging observed in the affected area of Amreli district, this causes damage of houses, road and crops. Very heavy soil erosion observed by the famers in the affected areas.

26 Jun 2015 description
report Sphere India

A. Situation Report

Due to continuous rain since morning June 24 2015, Flood has been declared in South Kashmir region. The gauge at Sangam has crossed its danger level. As per Irrigation and Flood control department, the gauge reading at Sangam is 23.02 ft. (Red), Ram Munshibagh is 14.60 ft (Green) and Asham is 9.16 ft (Green) at 12 am 25th June. The districts reported to be affected by floods are Kulgam, Bandipora and Baramulla. Information regarding situation in other districts is yet to receive.

26 Jun 2015 description
report Times of India

RAJKOT: It's a scene of complete devastation in Amreli, which has been ravaged by the worst floods in 90 years.

Almost 600 out of the total 838 villages of the district are inundated and a massive rescue and relief operation has been launched by the state government, the Indian Air Force (IAF), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to shift stranded people to safer locations.

24 Jun 2015 description

Nouvelle publication sur l'importance de la gestion des sols de montagne

23 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 17–23 June 2015

Yemen: 2.3 million more people are food insecure than in March – the total is now at 12.9 million people. 279 children have been killed and 402 injured in the conflict, out of almost 2,600 total deaths and 11,000 injured. 53 health facilities have been damaged. Peace talks have ended with no agreement.

23 Jun 2015 description

Peak fragility: Conserving mountain soils an urgent matter

New book on the importance of management of mountain soils

18 Jun 2015 description

Heavy rain fall in Bangladesh (and India) over the last few days has worsened the flood situation in Bangladesh. So far, nine districts in the northwest of the country are experiencing flooding. If the rainfall continues, flooding is likely to affect further areas.

At present, an estimated 10 000 households are in need of assistance in Bangladesh. People living on embankments face shortages of safe drinking water and food. Displaced affected families are also in need of temporary shelter support. Some assistance is being provided by local governments.

16 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 10–16 June 2015

Ebola in Sierra Leone and Guinea: Weekly Ebola case incidence has risen for two consecutive weeks. Guinea recorded 16 new cases in the week to 7 June, five from unknown chains of transmission. Sierra Leone recorded 15 cases, the highest weekly total since late March. It has extended the state of emergency for 90 days.

15 Jun 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY

WFP’s work in India intends to benefit large populations through policy advocacy and capacity development of national and state governments. WFP provides technical assistance to the Government of India for strengthening its food based social safety net schemes to ensure access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to end malnutrition.

WFP’s assistance helps improve service delivery and the nutritional effectiveness of the food basket distributed.

09 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 3-9 June 2015

Yemen: 20 million people, close to 80% of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian aid. 500,000 people were displaced in May, bringing the total displaced since 26 March to more than 1 million. The escalation in the conflict has meant two million more people are food insecure, and six million more lack access to healthcare, and 9.4 million lack access to safe water.

09 Jun 2015 description
report Sphere India

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02 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 28 May–2 June 2015

Iraq: 104,000 IDPs from Ramadi district over 15–29 May brings the total number of displaced in Anbar to 238,000 since April. They are facing serious restrictions accessing neighbouring governorates. In Anbar, Islamic State abducted 400 children in the last week of May. The humanitarian response for Syria is facing severe cutbacks due to funding shortages.

02 Jun 2015 description

NEPAL

Following the 7.8M earthquake which struck on 25 Apr and the 7.3M earthquake on 12 May, a total of 8,659 people are confirmed dead. Some 95,100 people remain displaced. On 2 Jun, the Humanitarian Country Team revised the response strategy requesting $422 million to support an estimated 2.8 million people with humanitarian assistance.

95,100 people displaced

Imminent monsoon rains are expected to further complicate relief efforts by blocking access routes and exposing over 760,000 families with damaged or destroyed homes to heavy rainfall.