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20 Jul 2017 description

Highlights:

  • Escalated fighting in Ar-Raqqa severely impacts markets functionality leading to increase in food basket cost.

  • In Ar-Raqqa city, the price of one kg of rice reached SYP 900, representing an increase of 12 percent compared to May level and 72 percent compared to national average.

  • The average retail price of rice is higher by ten percent in hard-to-reach markets and 77 percent in besieged Deir-ez-Zor markets compared to national level average.

20 Jul 2017 description

UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development concludes with Declaration

20 July 2017, New York - The pace of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development must be accelerated , a high-level United Nations meeting stressed today in its final declaration.

20 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Federal Minister of Health and senior UN delegation visits Kalma IDP camp to see AWD response.

• Heavy rains and flash floods affect over 10,000 people in North and South Darfur.

• In 2017, an estimated 15,000 people have returned to their home areas in the Rokoro area, North Jebel Marra locality.

• Humanitarian needs in the Rokoro area include food, emergency household supplies, water, health and education assistance.

20 Jul 2017 description

Atypical coping strategies employed along the riverine regions of Gao, Timbuktu, and the Niger Delta

Near Term: June - September 2017
Medium Term: October 2017 - January 2018

Key Messages

20 Jul 2017 description

Durante los últimos días las continuas lluvias han incrementado los niveles de los ríos Sinú y San Jorge en Córdoba, generando nuevas afectaciones en aproximadamente 15.000 personas, en seis municipios del departamento[1]. Esta situación aumentó a 43.000 el total de afectados con necesidades desde finales de junio[2]. El total de personas afectadas podría aumentar, ya que persiste la alerta roja del IDEAM[3] en estos afluentes[4].

20 Jul 2017 description
report Government of India
  1. CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION (DAILY WATER LEVELS AND FORECASTS FOR LEVEL FORECAST SITES)

    According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 18/07/2017, there is no Unprecedented and High flood site in the country. However 04 Moderate flood sites have been reported in Assam (03) & Bihar (01) respectively.

19 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict-induced displacement in 2017 decreased 25 percent compared to the same period in 2016 • UNAMA reports record-high numbers of child casualties • Health and nutrition remain key concerns among relief actors

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Jul 2017 description

Severe food insecurity in Somali Region likely to deteriorate further given lack of food aid

19 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank
  1. The work presented in this brief report, estimates the losses related to Cyclone Enawo to be over USD 400 million, corresponding to about 4% of annual GDP. With this amount of losses, the Government of Madagascar is likely to need increased post-disaster financing from development partners to cover some of its reconstruction and recovery needs.

19 Jul 2017 description
report United Nations

World’s least developed countries face significant challenges in implementing the Istanbul Programme of Action and the Sustainable Development Goals

19 Jul 2017 description

A MOTHER'S WORRY

“_These days, families have so many children. And there’s less land available every day. That means fewer crops, less food. I never know if what my children eat is enough or not.”_

Marta Ixtós Ajú lives with her husband and children in rural Guatemala. The daily life of her community, the indigenous people of Maya Quiche, revolves around agriculture and trade. Despite this, 1 out of 2 children in the country suffers from malnutrition.

19 Jul 2017 description
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Key findings and recommendations

Summary

World Food Assistance 2017 considers the measures pursued by national, regional and international actors to respond to, prepare for and prevent food crises. In 2017 alone such crises have made 108 million people worldwide severely food-insecure. The aim is to build understanding about: i) the scale, reach and composition of these "food assistance" measures over time and space;

19 Jul 2017 description

« En travaillant comme agriculteur, je gagnais 50 centimes par jour. Je pêche depuis mon enfance, avec une canne toute simple, parce que je ne peux pas me permettre plus. »

Charles Livingstone est président de la communauté pygmée sur l'île d'Idjwi, une terre de collines verdoyantes caressée par les eaux fraîches du lac Kivu. Ce père de sept enfants est aussi l'un des nombreux habitants de l'île qui se bat pour survivre avec des moyens modestes.

BIENVENUE À IDJWI

19 Jul 2017 description

Suivi de la sécurité alimentaire et des marchés au Tchad

Points saillants :

Pour la majorité des ménages enquêtés, la situation alimentaire s’est détériorée par rapport au mois d’avril. Dans l’ensemble des régions de la bande sahélienne ainsi que dans le Mandoul et Moyen Chari, la proportion des ménages ayant une consommation alimentaire pauvre ou limite dépasse 30%. Cette détérioration de la situation alimentaire résulte principalement d’un manque de ressources financières et l’épuisement des stocks.

19 Jul 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2017 forecast close to average

  • Import requirements for 2017/18 forecast close to last year’s level

  • Government continues to regulate prices of basic foods

Cereal production in 2017 forecast close to average

19 Jul 2017 description

Situation Overview

The 2017 Gu (April – June) seasonal rains were poor and below normal across Somalia. Consequently, drought conditions are worsening and are now likely to continue into the coming Deyr season in October (Gu 2017 Rainfall Performance Report, FAO Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM), 28 June 2017).

19 Jul 2017 description

Le 17 juillet dernier, le Bureau régional de la MINUSMA/Tombouctou a procédé à la remise officielle d’un projet de reconstitution du petit cheptel au profit de 106 femmes, membres de l’Association des Femmes Leaders du Nord pour la Paix et la Réconciliation Nationale du village Almatala, dans la région de Taoudéni. Financé à hauteur de 24.000.000CFA, à travers les projets à impact rapide.

Cette action vise à contribuer à la réinsertion socio-économique des femmes refugiées et déplacées de retour de cette localité.

19 Jul 2017 description

CONGO

ÉLECTIONS DANS LE CALME MAIS SANS LES ZONES DE TENSION
Les élections législatives et municipales se sont déroulées pacifiquement le 16 juillet, mais une faible participation électorale a été enregistrée. En outre, les élections n’ont pas pu se tenir dans les six districts de la région du Pool où les habitants sont de plus en plus affectés par les violences qui déchirent la région. Un plan de réponse de 23,7 millions de dollars américains pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires croissants sera lancé le 18 juillet.

19 Jul 2017 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR URGES FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT
United Nations Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Stephen O’Brien arrived in CAR on 16 July for a three-day visit. On 17 July he traveled to Bangassou; a town that is emblematic of the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country. The visit provided an opportunity for the ERC to discuss the magnitude of the crisis and make an urgent appeal to the international community not to neglect the CAR crisis.