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26 Mar 2017 description

The north-eastern governorate of Al-Hasakeh experienced severe access disruptions in 2016. Landlocked and inaccessible from inside Syria since mid-2013 due to the presence of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL) fighters controlling all key access routes.

The governorate remained cut off from humanitarian reach over the entire first half of 2016, leaving tens of thousands of families without access to critical relief supplies and humanitarian services.

26 Mar 2017 description
report Direct Relief

As deadly flooding persists in Peru, Direct Relief mobilized a second shipment of more than 23,000 pounds of medicines and medical aid to the country.

Intense flooding has pounded the country since the beginning of the year. More than 80 people have been killed as a result and 110,000 have been displaced from their homes as the floodwaters have risen.

On Friday, Ambassador Liliana Tamara Cino de Silva, Consul General of Peru in Los Angeles, visited Direct Relief headquarters to view firsthand how the organization is responding to the crisis in Peru.

26 Mar 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KFAED's Director General Abdulwahab Al­Bader with President of the Lebanese Council for Development and Reconstruction Nabil Al­Jassar during the signature ceremony

By Farah Al­Faraj BEIRUT, March 25 (KUNA) ­­ The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has offered Lebanon a loan at a cost of KD 11.2 million (USD 36.9 million) to provide the country with a steady supply of water used for consumption and irrigation.

26 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

ICC Members Should Not Allow Fugitives on Their Territories

(Amman, March 26, 2017) – Jordan should deny entry to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir or arrest him if he enters the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Al-Bashir has been invited to visit Jordan on March 29, 2017, to attend the 28th summit of the Arab League, news reports say.

26 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Failed Investigations into Abuses as War Turns 2

26 Mar 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

KAMPALA, UGANDA - The number of mothers dying during childbirth has gone down following more women using family planning and delivering at a health facility under skilled care. The latest figures contained in the 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) reveal that pregnancy-related deaths have steadily been declining from 524 in 2001 to 438 in 2011, and now stand at 368 per 100,000 live births.

26 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Joe English

It’s now more than a month since famine was declared in parts of South Sudan. For children in the world’s youngest country, the worsening food crisis comes at a time when they already face countless challenges on a daily basis.

26 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Above-average crop production in 2016 due to adequate rainfall throughout the season

  • Prices of millet and sorghum stable in January but remain above their year-earlier levels

  • Continued assistance required to improve access to food and protect livelihoods of food insecure and vulnerable people, including refugees and returnees

Cereal production recovered in 2016

26 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • An above-average cereal harvest was gathered in 2016

  • Cereal import requirements in 2017 forecast to decline compared to 2016 levels

  • Number of food insecure people estimated at about 51 000

Favourable rains in 2016 resulted in above-average cereal harvest

26 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Aggregate cereal production increased in 2016

  • Wheat exports in 2016/17 expected to rise from previous year

  • Export prices of wheat increased in March

Aggregate cereal production increased in 2016

26 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2017 forecast at near-average levels

  • Imports of maize increase in 2016/17 marketing year to compensate for reduced 2016 harvest

  • National average maize price declined at the start of 2017, but remained at high levels

  • Food security situation expected to improve in 2017 on account of expected average harvest following sharp deterioration in 2016

Maize production in 2017 expected to rebound to average levels

26 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Uncertain prospects for 2017 cereal production

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 marketing reach record level

  • Cereal prices stable during first half of March, but maize prices higher than a year earlier

  • Humanitarian response

Uncertain prospects for 2017 cereal production

26 Mar 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Adequate rains in 2016 facilitated crop development in most regions; bumper crop gathered for second consecutive year

  • Coarse grain prices increased in recent months and remained above their year earlier levels

  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed, including for Nigerian and Malian refugees

Bumper crop harvested in 2016

26 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2017 — The World Bank today approved a $200 million credit to further support the Government of Nigeria in its efforts to enhance agricultural productivity of small and medium scale farmers in participating states.

26 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

ADDIS ABABA, March 23, 2017 —The World Bank today signed a new grant agreement with the Government of Ethiopia to improve the enabling environment for sustainable forest management, investments, and emissions reductions in the state of Oromia. The $18 million grant, provided by the World Bank’s BioCarbon Fund (Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes), will support the government’s new Oromia Forested Landscape Program (OFLP). This program would be the first operation financed by the Bank to target greenhouse gas emissions from a landscape perspective across an entire jurisdiction.

26 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The World Bank’s emergency operations in the Central African Republic have created thousands of temporary jobs in a crisis context.

  • The LONDO project helped maintain over 1,000 kilometers of roads in 35 sub-prefectures.

  • To date, 17,250 of the 35,500 temporary jobs expected by the end of the project have already been created.

26 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two-thirds of India is prone to droughts and one-eight is susceptible to floods.

  • India’s complex hydrology calls for a holistic approach.

  • The two hydrology projects have helped several communities in vulnerable areas to plan in advance and build resilience against the uncertainties of climate change.

26 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hydrological and meteorological (or “hydromet”) hazards are responsible for 90% of total disaster losses worldwide.

  • Improving the prediction of hydromet hazards—by getting accurate, timely predictions into the hands of decision-makers and the public—can save lives and money.

  • On World Meteorological Day, learn how the World Bank is working with countries around the world to help build resilience to the growing economic, environmental, and social challenges we face today.

26 Mar 2017 description

DTM has tracked the number of migrants in Libya since the start of 2016. Across seven data collection rounds conducted over the course of the year the programme has provided updates to this baseline as shown in Figure 1 below.

DTM expanded its coverage between January and April 2016 to reach all areas of the country. It established a country-wide baseline by the third round of data collection conducted in April/May 2016 and provided four updates to the baseline figure on migrants since then.

26 Mar 2017 description

LUK RIEK NYAK

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has facilitated a peace forum addressing the issue of cattle raids taking place among communities in the Greater Liech area.

The two-day forum held in Wangkey in Mayom County drew more than 100 participants, including government officials, women, youth and leaders of faith-based groups from Rubkhona, Mayom, Guit and Koch.

The Governor in Bentiu, Dr. Joseph Manytuil Wejang, told the gathering that cattle rustling results in the death of many innocent civilians.