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27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Improved vegetation conditions across Southern Africa increase likelihood of aboveaverage harvests

• USAID partners provide assistance to cyclone- and drought-affected populations

• USAID/OFDA provides nearly $1.6 million to UNICEF to help address nutrition and WASH needs in southern Madagascar

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Emergency According to the National Hurricane Centre in Miami, Hurricane Otto entered Costa Rican territory as a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale (wind gusts up to 175 km/h) on 24 November 2016 at 13:00 hrs. local time, close to the town of Los Chiles. This qualified Otto as the southernmost hurricane on record to hit Central America.

27 Apr 2017 description

Ce rapport est produit par le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la Coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA) en Haïti en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires et couvre la période du 20 au 25 avril 2017.

Faits saillants

  • Des pluies diluviennes sont tombées du jeudi 20 au lundi 24 avril sur les départements du Sud, du SudEst, de la Grand’Anse et des Nippes causant des inondations, des éboulements, et des glissements de terrain. Le département du Sud est le plus touché.

26 Apr 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Dhaka - Cyclone Roanu swept through Bangladesh in May 2016, causing floods and landslides, submerging hundreds of homes and affecting up to 3.7 million people across the country.

In the immediate aftermath, 22-year-old midwife Tania Akter was swiftly dispatched to a health facility on the hard-hit island of Uttordhurong Union, in the south-eastern district of Cox’s Bazar.

On arrival, it was clear she had her work cut out for her.

26 Apr 2017 description
report AlterPresse

Cayes (Haïti), 24 avril 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Une nouvelle situation d’urgence environnementale prévaut dans le département du Sud d’Haïti, moins de 24 heures après les intempéries qui ont provoqué des inondations dans différentes communes, selon les informations rassemblées par l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

2 morts, d’importants dégâts, pertes agricoles et dans le bétail : tel est un bilan provisoire de la situation dans la presqu’île du Sud, après plusieurs jours de pluies diluviennes.

26 Apr 2017 description

Vue d’ensemble de la situation

  • Le cyclone tropical intense Enawo a traversé Madagascar entre le 7 et le 10 Mars. Il est entré par le NordEst du pays à une vitesse d’environ 300 km par heure. Environ 434 000 personnes ont été sinistrées par son passage.

  • Le 14 Mars 2017 le Gouvernement de Madagascar a déclaré la situation d’urgence dans le pays. Les autorités nationales, notamment le Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et Catastrophes (BNGRC), coordonnent la réponse humanitaire dans les zones affectées.

25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 3 March 2017, Namibia celebrated Africa Day for School Feeding. The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture in partnership with WFP and sponsors from the private sector commemorated the day at Hillside Primary School in Goreangab Dam, Windhoek. This day was celebrated to raise awareness of school feeding as an important food safety net for protection against hunger and investment in the education of children.

25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • Tropical cyclone ENAWO made landfall in Antalaha district, in the north-east of Madagascar on 7 March. WFP has responded to the emergency by distributing High Energy Biscuits and food baskets to victims of the cyclone in most affected northeastern, south-eastern districts as well as the capital Antananarivo.

  • In March, WFP continued its drought emergency response to meet the needs of disaster-affected communities through food and cash-based unconditional assistance and nutrition support.

25 Apr 2017 description
report Logistics Cluster

Monday, 24 April, 2017 - 17:00

When Cyclone Enawo struck north eastern Madagascar on the morning of March 7, travelling at 200 to 300 km per hour, the country and its people were prepared and a number of measures were put in place to limit losses.

However, the wind damages and the widespread flooding left behind by the cyclone severely affected the livelihood of the people of the north-east.

25 Apr 2017 description
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WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs

The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.

It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.  

25 Apr 2017 description

Projected food assistance needs for October 2017

25 Apr 2017 description

Résumé de la situation

Le cyclone tropical Enawo est entré par le district d’Antalaha, au Nord-Est de Madagascar, région de SAVA, le mardi 07 Mars et est sortie du territoire malgache la nuit du jeudi 09 mars 2017 par la pointe du Sud de l’île. D’après les données recueillies, les districts d’Antalaha, de Maroantsetra (région Analanjirofo), et de Brickaville (région Atsinanana) sont les plus affectés par son passage.

24 Apr 2017 description
report European Commission

Bruxelles, le 21 avril 2017

M. Neven Mimica annonce l'apport d'un soutien supplémentaire en faveur d'Haïti à l'occasion d'une visite officielle dans le pays

Au cours d'une visite officielle en Haïti à la suite de la désignation d'un nouveau gouvernement, le commissaire chargé de la coopération internationale et du développement, M. Neven Mimica, a annoncé l'adoption d'un nouvel ensemble de mesures d'aide de l'UE.

24 Apr 2017 description
  • Heavy rains in the South Department from 20 to 23 April have caused severe damages and affected areas that have not yet recovered from the passage of cyclone Matthew.

24 Apr 2017 description

Bruxelles, le 11 avril 2017

L'aide de l'UE de 47 millions d'euros contribuera à répondre aux besoins des populations les plus vulnérables dans les régions des Grands Lacs, d'Afrique australe et de l'océan Indien.

22 Apr 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By José Adán Silva

BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua , Apr 22 2017 (IPS) - The effects of climate change have hit Nicaragua’s Caribbean coastal regions hard in the last decade and have forced the authorities and local residents to take protection and adaptation measures to address the phenomenon that has gradually undermined their safety and changed their way of life.

22 Apr 2017 description

Zimbabwe has been hit hard with a string of hardships. After months of drought last year, the rainy season residents prayed for ended up causing serious flooding that affected over 300 people. To offer assistance, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Zimbabwe from Harare headed to Zaka to help. They offered hot meals as well as rice and water purifying tablets for the residents.