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CERF allocates US$1.7 million for emergency water and food for thousands of families in Sri Lanka

On 10 July, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided US$1.7 million for the provision of water and food to drought-stricken communities in Sri Lanka.

The failed annual northeast monsoon, which runs from December to February and supplies water for Sri Lanka’s agricultural production, resulted in severe crop losses and water shortages. By the end of March 2014, over 240,000 families had been affected, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel : Report on 2013 Humanitarian Operations - Burkina Faso, Chad, the Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Cameroon, Nigeria and Senegal, July 2014

A new report offers a snapshot of the scope and breadth of the humanitarian footprint in the Sahel and highlights some of the main challenges faced by aid organisations and how they adapted to them.

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Colombia + 5 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 368

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS: Las intensas lluvias han provocado diversos daños personales y materiales en Panamá, Honduras, Colombia y El Salvador, entre otros.

  • SEQUÍA: Se realizan jornadas de acompañamiento a familias productoras de los municipios del corredor seco de Nicaragua para reducir los efectos de la sequía en cultivos y ganadería.

  • SISMO: Continúan las evaluaciones de daños en viviendas y edificios luego del sismo de magnitud 5.1 en la escala de Richter del pasado martes en Ecuador.

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Niger + 1 other
Diffa / Niger: Besoins et Réponse Humanitaire (période du 27 juillet au 10 août 2014)

Le nombre des arrivées en provenance du Nigéria est en légère baisse comparée à la semaine précédente mais les prix du carburant sont à la hausse sur le marché noir en raison de la rupture de l’approvisionnement dans les États du Nord du Nigeria. Les autorités locales restent préoccupées par les questions de santé et les perspectives alimentaires.

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Southern Africa: Weekly Report (12 to 18 August 2014)

Regional Overview

Southern Africa leaders are meeting in Zimbabwe for the 34th SADC Heads of State and Government Summit which begins today, 18 August 2014. The summit is expected to discuss how the region can achieve economic growth. The theme for the summit is 'SADC Strategy for Economic Transformation:
Leveraging the Region’s Diverse Resources for Sustainable Economic and Social Development through Beneficiation and Value Addition’.

In Focus: Malawi

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Nepal + 5 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (12 - 18 August 2014)

The Government of Nepal is leading the response. Humanitarian partners have strengthened their presence on the ground to support the delivery of food, water and medication.

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Colombia: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 29 | 1 – 31 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 3,000 people attend victims forums.

  • Attacks on infrastructure, mass protests and heavy rains have serious humanitarian consequences in Putumayo.

  • Ombudsman’s Office analyses structural causes of humanitarian situation along the Pacific coast of Cauca.

  • International community mobilizes to provide humanitarian response in Chocó.

FIGURES

No of IDPs in mass events July 2014 (OCHA) 380

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Mali: SRP 2014 Suivi des Financements au 15 août 2014 (montant en million de $US)

FONDS REQUIS: $ 568.4

FINANCEMENTS: $ 205.7

NON COUVERT: $ 362.8

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 15 August 2014

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Niger + 1 other
Niger (Région de Diffa) Rapport de situation No. 05 (au 10 août 2014)

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Le déficit de production dans l’ensemble de la région pourrait être plus important qu’en 2013.

  • Légère baisse des arrivées en provenance du Nigeria par rapport à la semaine précédente.

  • Hausse du prix du carburant sur le marché noir en raison de la rupture de l’approvisionnement dans les États du Nord du Nigeria.

  • Le virus Ebola est au centre des préoccupations des autorités régionales.

  • Découverte d’un cas de polio virus vaccinal chez une fillette de 2 ans venue du Nigeria.

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Remarks by Humanitarian Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini during meeting with the Security Council in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, 13 August 2014 - Good afternoon distinguished representatives of the Security Council. I am pleased to welcome you to Somalia and for this opportunity to brief you on the humanitarian situation in Somalia, on behalf of the members of the Somalia Humanitarian Country team, who are here today.

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Guatemala + 3 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 367

Destacados

LLUVIAS: Los vientos huracanados y fuertes lluvias han provocado diversos daños en viviendas y cultivos en países como Honduras y El Salvador.

SEQUÍA: La sequía, asociada al fenómeno El Niño, impacta fuertemente en Centroamérica donde ha dañado gran parte de los cultivos de maíz y frijol y causado la muerte de miles de reses.

MIGRANTES: El número de niños y niñas migrantes centroamericanos que cruzan la frontera suroeste de EEUU ha disminuido, según el Gobierno de EEUU.

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Mali: Aperçu humanitaire (au 31 juillet 2014)

Selon les données collectées par l’UNICEF et les partenaires du cluster nutrition sur les enfants de 6 à 59 mois, 172 000 enfants ont été traités dans les centres nutritionnels du 1er janvier au 15 juillet. Ce chiffre inclut 111 498 admissions en MAM, 54 247 admissions en MAS et 6 957 cas de MAS avec complications.

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Colombia - Informe Flash MIRA Municipio Riosucio - Comunidad Wounaan Juin Phubbur y comunidad Embera La Raya (Chocó) 15/07/2014 – 17/07/2014

Las condiciones climáticas en el norte del departamento de Chocó, caracterizadas por disminución de lluvias, reducción en el nivel de los ríos y bajas temperaturas en las noches -principalmente en el primer semestre del año-, están generando que en varias comunidades indígenas de Riosucio se presenten síntomas de enfermedades diarreicas y respiratorias en niños y niñas menores de 10 años, y deterioro de la situación de seguridad alimentaria para todos sus habitantes.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 8 August 2014

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Regional Office for West and Central Africa Bulletin - Central Emergency Response Fund, Second Quarter 2014 [EN/FR]

This report reviews funding allocated to West and Central African countries by the United Nations Central Emergency Fund. It covers the period from January to June 2014.

CERF ALLOCATES $48.7 MILLION FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE IN THE REGION DURING THE FIRST SEMESTER OF 2014

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Fighting malnutrition in Mali

Perched on the side of the Bandiagara cliffs in northern Mali, the village of Sibi Sibi overlooks a dried creek bed. Drought has hit the village several times over the last decade, taking its toll on the livelihoods and health of the town’s 1,300 inhabitants.

Just two years ago, during the Sahel drought of 2012, Fanta Karembe, a twenty-one-year old mother from Sibi Sibi, had to fight to survive. Now, just as she was finally starting to recover from the last crisis, drought has again hit her village.

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OCHA by numbers 2013

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Guatemala + 8 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 366

Destacados

  • TEMPORADA DE HURACANES: Bertha se convierte en la segunda tormenta de la temporada. Daños menores se reportan en las Antillas Menores, República Dominicana y Puerto Rico.

  • GUATEMALA: Unas 15,000 personas afectadas por inundaciones y deslizamientos en el departamento de Alta Verapaz.

  • HONDURAS: La sequía afecta a más de 380,000 personas en el país. US$4.7 millones asignó el Gobierno para atender la situación.

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Mali: 3W Présence opérationelle et programme - Qui fait, Quoi, Où (juillet 2014)

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