Conflict is leading to food insecurity in affected rural areas
The Agricultural Prospects Report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) estimates total 2015 domestic wheat production to be 4,673,000 MT, leaving an import requirement of 895,000 MT to cover domestic needs. This compares to typical annual imports of approximately 1,500,000 MT of wheat and wheat flour.
Afghanistan - Afghanistan has been affected by over 30 natural disaster incidents in the past month, killing and injuring several people, displacing hundreds of families and damaging homes and farmland in 17 provinces.
IOM has rapidly responded to these incidents, assessing damage and needs in the affected communities and delivering aid in coordination with the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) and other humanitarian partners.
Snapshot 22–28 July 2015
Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.
Snapshot 15–21 July 2015
Iraq: More than 74,440 people have been displaced from Saqlawiyah in Falluja district since 8 July, and tens of thousands reportedly remain trapped in Falluja and Ramadi districts. There are now more than 3.1 million IDPs across 3,613 locations in Iraq; 300,000 people have been displaced from and within Anbar since military operations began in April.
Snapshot 8–14 July 2015
Yemen: More than 1,500 civilians have been killed since conflict began to escalate in March, and airstrikes and fighting continue despite the agreement to a six-day humanitarian pause over 11–17 July. There are now 1.26 million IDPs in the country – a 24% increase since mid-June. Only 20% of the fuel needed is available in the country, which is impacting upon all basic needs.
Snapshot 1–7 July 2015
Syria: Civilian deaths made up 81% of the total death toll in June, which was 2,137, bringing the total number of people killed so far in 2015 to 11,000. 705,000 people have been displaced in the first five months of this year: 439,000 were internally displaced, and the vast majority of the rest fled to Turkey.
1) Natural disaster events include avalanches, flooding, heavy rainfall & snowfall, and landslides & mudflows as recorded by OCHA field offices and IOM Afghanistan Humanitarian Assistance Database (HADB).
2) A natural disaster incident is defined as an event that has affected (i.e. impacted) people, who may or may not require humanitarian assistance.
Renewed fighting displaces more than 20,000 families across five provinces
Targeted attacks on aid workers and foreigners result in 20 aid worker deaths
USAID/OFDA commits additional assistance to support humanitarian coordination and health initiatives
- Food Security Definition and Dimensions
- Overview of Pre-Harvest Assessment 2015: Background, Objectives
- Methodology: Sampling, Tools, Key Indicators
- Agro-climatic Factors
- Regional Context
- Regional Findings
- Key Messages
- Next Steps
CURRENT AGRO-CLIMATIC CONDITIONS
Cluster Results highlights
Since 1 May, some 40 natural disaster incidents (flood, landslide and heavy rainfall) were reported across 15 provinces in North, Northeast, West, Central Highland and Eastern region affecting more than 1500 families (10,000 individuals) in 27 districts of 15 provinces
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.
H.E. Eng. Nasir Ahmad Durrani, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development inaugurated the reconstruction work of a water-intake project in Baghdar-wa-Sartarashi village of Khulm district of Balkh province.
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.