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.
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.
HYDERABAD: Mithi Senior Civil Judge Mian Fayyaz Rabbani, who has been appointed the relief inspecting judge by the Sindh High Court, has apprehended that Tharparkar may be hit by drought again this year because of no rainfall for long. He has also recommended that the condition of the computerised national identity card (CNIC) for a family head and his wife for receiving free wheat under the provincial government’s scheme be dropped as many deserving families, widows and bachelors did not have it for valid reasons.
Pakistan Food Security Cluster - Dashbarod (March - April 2015)
The dashboard covers the overall progress in the months of March and April 2015 and depiction of following topics,
HCT Strategic Response Plan – 2015 KP/FATA Updates Food Security and Livelihood Updates for Drought (Sindh) Food Security and Livelihood Updates for Floods 2014
ISLAMABAD: The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has begun implementing its charitable and humanitarian programmes in various regions in Pakistan, by distributing food parcels and setting-up Iftar banquets.
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.
The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/11 and Security Council resolution 2210 (2015), in which I was requested to report every three months on developments in Afghanistan.
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.
UNHCR undertook a mission to Paktika this week to meet with partners including provincial officials, DoRR, DoRRD, Afghan Red Crescent Society, APA, ORCD and refugee leaders to discuss assistance, needs, gaps and coordination issues. The majority of the refugee population in Paktika is from the Wazir and Masood tribes, which are the same tribes in Paktika, which has proven to be an effective coping mechanism as the hosting communities are supporting the refugee population.
PAKPATTAN, Pakistan, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U ntil recently, Ghulam Mustafa made a living growing sugarcane, rice, barley and wheat on his 10-acre farm in Punjab province.
But these days he is struggling. The water available in wells in the area is dwindling, and the cost of pumping it to his crops is rising. Like many other farmers in the area, Mustafa, 51, now plans to cultivate only half his land and leave the rest for his livestock.
Read the full report on Reuters - AlertNet.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved all the recommendations of the Special Committee regarding the plight of Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar including $5 million in food assistance. A statement by the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday that the food will be sent through the World Food Programme (WFP). The prime minister will also be writing to the United Nations (UN) Secretary General to express Pakistan’s stance on the issue of the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
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.
In West Africa, market availability was adequate in April, with supplies from recent 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by the conflict in northeastern Nigeria. The recent opening of borders among Ebola-affected countries contributed to improved trade flows in some areas, following disruptions over the second half of 2014.
1. PRCS Initial Response
a. PRCS relief operation commenced on 22nd June with initial response as under:- (1) Cooked rice to approx. 23000 TDPs (2) Health care to 1,690 TDPs through deployment of 4 x Mobile Health Units (3) Deployment of 05 Ambulances (4) Provision of 22,000 liters of clean Drinking Water