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El Niño 2015-16

The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

The weather phenomenon has resulted in poor or failed harvests in Africa, the Pacific and Central America in mid-2016, and has forced millions of poor households to resort to negative coping mechanisms, such as reducing meal sizes and non-food expenditures and selling productive assets. Poor or failed harvests lower the food supply and drive up food prices putting more burden on vulnerable households who have already seen their income reduced from poor crop production, loss of livestock and lack of employment. Water scarcity has also triggered human and livestock migration, particularly in pastoral communities. While some areas have experienced poor harvests due to drought, El Niño has led to heavy rainfalls and flooding in other parts of East Africa, Asia and Latin America, which has damaged crops and further reduced food security. The drought and floods also contribute to the spread of water- and mosquito-borne diseases.

Source: OCHA "El Niño: Overview of Impact, Projected Humanitarian Needs and Response, 21 September 2016"

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23 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate and the possibility of famine in 2017 persists. There is also a possibility of El Nino occurring towards the end of the year.

  • Rains have started in Somaliland, western parts of Puntland, Bari and Nugaal regions, while Lower Juba, Lower Shabelle and the coastal areas of Galgaduud and Mudug have remained dry.

23 Apr 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Damnificados totalizan 185,873 y los afectados, un millón 81,893 ciudadanos

Las personas fallecidas por las inundaciones, huaicos, lluvias torrenciales y otros desastres provocados por El Niño costero suman hasta la fecha 114 en todo el país, informó el Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional (COEN).

22 Apr 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

More than 5.6 million people in Ethiopia are in desperate need of food and water. The current drought hit the country before the population could recover from the devastating El Niño-induced drought in 2015 and 2016, which affected more than 10 million people.

The Government has since implemented an effective response plan, but millions of vulnerable Ethiopians are still facing severe drought conditions. The Somali and Afder regions in Ethiopia have been the worse affected. The lack of water, loss of harvests and livestock has resulted in mass displacement.

21 Apr 2017 description

OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS

The El Niño coastal phenomenon, triggered by the increase in sea surface temperature, has caused continuous rainfall in Peru in February and March and has led to the Government declaring a national emergency on 30 March. Over one million people have been affected. According to official forecasts, moderate rains will continue through May.

21 Apr 2017 description

El director del Instituto del Seguro Agrario (INSA), Erick Murillo, anunció el jueves que "en los próximos días" se comenzará a indemnizar a los productores de 31 municipios del país que perdieron 8.000 hectáreas de cultivos debido a los fenómenos climáticos.

En conferencia de prensa, el Director del INSA explicó que se indemnizará a esos productores con 8 millones de bolivianos.

21 Apr 2017 description
report Government of Peru

18:05. Ayabaca, abr. 20. Más de dos toneladas de ayuda humanitaria fueron entregadas por el Ministerio de Educación a los habitantes del centro poblado Pechuquiz, del distrito de Frías, provincia de Ayabaca, en Piura, tras los desastres naturales que azotaron esa región.

Dicha localidad se encuentra incomunicada a consecuencia de las lluvias, huaicos e inundaciones que se registraron al norte del país, producto de El Niño costero.

21 Apr 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Ministro Edmer Trujillo dice que hay 20,000 viviendas colapsadas y 19,000 inhabitables

06:00. Lima, abr. 21. El ministro de Vivienda, Construcción y Saneamiento, Edmer Trujillo, señaló hoy que el subsidio para las familias damnificadas, cuyas viviendas fueron destruidas por el fenómeno "El Niño Costero", será del 100%.

“El subsidio de las viviendas para los damnificados es del 100%, por eso tenemos equipos trabajando para identificar quienes son los afectados para tener la totalización y un estimado claro de las cifras”, dijo.

21 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • From January 2015 to February 2017, a total of 13,578 children under the age of 5 years and 19,510 pregnant and nursing mothers were treated for malnutrition. In addition, 8,244 children and 6,429 pregnant and nursing mothers received nutritious food in a malnutrition prevention project.

  • Since January 2016, 309.3 mt of locally-produced Timor Vita, a specialised nutritious food for women, was distributed to 87 percent of the health facilities in 9 municipalities.

20 Apr 2017 description

Since the end of January, the El Niño Coastal phenomenon has been configured due to the abrupt increase in sea surface temperature. It is expected to extend until the month of May, with moderate magnitude, declining its impact during April as reported by the Multisectoral Committee in Charge of the National Study of the El Niño Phenomenon (ENFEN).

20 Apr 2017 description

Managua, 19 de abril de 2017 – El Embajador de la Unión Europea (UE), Kenny Bell, visitó el municipio de Condega, Estelí para conocer los avances del Programa Respuesta al Fenómeno El Niño en el Corredor Seco de Centroamérica (PRO-ACT UE-PMA), financiado por la UE y que implementa el Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) con el Gobierno de Nicaragua en zonas que sufren los efectos de la sequía a consecuencia del cambio climático.

20 Apr 2017 description

El secretario de Seguridad Alimentaria y Seguridad, German González, participó este miércoles en la presentación de los resultados de validación de la “Manta de Crecimiento”, herramienta para evaluar el retardo de crecimiento en niños y niñas, como parte de la implementación de la Estrategia Nacional para la Prevención de la Desnutrición Crónica.

19 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

The floods in Peru have caused long-term devastation to around 1.2 million people including 385,061 children. UNICEF Peru is supporting the Government to protect those affected.

  • Piura is the most severely affected region, with water, sanitation and hygiene of primary concern. The WASH Cluster, led by UNICEF, has provided water to 25,000 people in shelters in Piura, and is fixing water systems for 2,000 people in rural communities.

18 Apr 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The El Nino phenomenon is highly likely to occur late this year, causing unpredictable storms during the second half of the rainy season in the autumn months, the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said.

Some 13-15 storms and tropical depressions will occur during the rainy season, some three to four will directly affect the central provinces’ mainland, said Hoàng Đức Cường, director of the centre.

17 Apr 2017 description

Septiembre de 2015. Dos momentos clave en dos lugares distantes: la sede central de las Naciones Unidas en Nueva York, y el corregimiento de El Rosal en el municipio de San Sebastián, ubicado en el departamento del Cauca, en el corazón del Macizo Colombiano, uno de los mayores patrimonios naturales de Colombia, pero entre las zonas más afectadas por el conflicto armada en Colombia.

17 Apr 2017 description

Key Issues

  • NGOs encouraged to redirect EHF allocations to AWD response in Somali region

  • Partners to distribute ES/NFIs to displaced people in Gog and Jor woredas of Gambella region

  • Government and partners to launch water chlorination campaign in Somali region

14 Apr 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Podrá almacenar 600 toneladas de alimentos

El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de la Naciones Unidas (PMA) donó una Unidad de Almacenamiento Portátil instalado en una dimensión de 280 metros cuadrados en el Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Regional(COER)-Lambayeque, con capacidad para almacenar 600 toneladas de alimentos.

Carlos Balarezo Mesones, jefe del COER Lambayeque indicó que el PMA tras evaluar la realidad de la emergencia en Lambayeque, decidió donar el almacén móvil, el cual tiene un costo de 18,000 dólares.

14 Apr 2017 description

La crise qui sévit dans la région du bassin du Lac Tchad, déchirée par les conflits, a pour cause des décennies de négligence, une absence de développement rural et les effets du changement climatique. Le seul moyen de garantir une solution durable serait de faire face à ces questions en investissant notamment dans l'agriculture durable», a déclaré aujourd'hui M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO.