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25 Apr 2017 description
report Guardian

The Kenyan government is scaling up an innovative livestock insurance programme that uses satellite imagery of drought-hit areas to offer a safety net to vulnerable farmers. The Kenya Livestock Insurance Programme (Klip) monitors forage conditions throughout the two annual rainy seasons, triggering payouts to pastoralists when vegetation dies back to critical levels.

Read more on the Guardian.

25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • The latest results of the Cadre Harmonisé show a marked deterioration of the food security situation.
    Some 601, 000 people are estimated to be in urgent need of food assistance compared to 425,000 in 2016. More than half of them are in conflict affected areas where they suffered from localised droughts in the north as well as excessive flooding in the central part of Mali combined with widespread insecurity.

25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • Food distribution for school meals activities has ceased completely due to pipeline break.

25 Apr 2017 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 24 avr. 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Le programme de Sécurité alimentaire (Secal) du grand Sud, sera renforcé de 4 millions d’euros, suivant un protocole d’accord entre le Ministère de l’agriculture des ressources naturelles et du développement rural (Marndr), l’Agence française de développement (Afd) et l’Union européenne (Ue).

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
report Mercy Corps

The six-year war in Syria has killed nearly 500,000 people, uprooted half of the country’s population and blighted the economic mainstay of agriculture in one of the world’s earliest centers of farming. Mercy Corps has stepped in to help farmers feed their communities again and give displaced persons the means to raise their own food.

25 Apr 2017 description

"We felt the earth shake,” Uma recalls of the 2015 Nepal quake. “My brother, Umesh was just in front of me. The stable wall collapsed and I was trapped underneath it. I woke up in hospital, with a strange feeling of loss and in a lot of pain. I was missing one of my legs.”

“After that, I spent a long time at home in my room, until Jay, a Handicap International physical therapist, came to see me. [After weeks of physical therapy], I was given an artificial leg and learned to walk again. It changed my life."

24 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Flooding affects approximately 1.1 million people throughout Peru

  • GoP-led efforts to repair transportation infrastructure increase humanitarian access to severely affected northern regions

  • 24 DoD-supported flights transport more than 328 MT of relief assistance to flood-affected communities

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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

19 de abril de 2017 - La casa se derrumbó. Y con ella, todas sus pertenencias y recuerdos. Afortunadamente, Manuel Reyes y su familia sobrevivieron. No todo el mundo tuvo tanta suerte. Ha pasado un año desde que Ecuador sufrió el terremoto más destructivo de los últimos 70 años, que mató a 663 personas y dejó a cerca de 80.000 sin hogar y sin medio de subsistencia.

24 Apr 2017 description

19 April 2017 -- Their house collapsed. And with it, all of their belongings and memories were lost. Fortunately, Manuel Reyes and his family survived. But not everyone was so lucky. Some 663 people were killed and another 80,000 were left without homes and livelihoods when the most destructive earthquake in 70 years struck Ecuador on 16 April 2016.

24 Apr 2017 description
report Caritas

Madeleine Rwasa a plus de 70 ans. Elle a fui le Burundi suite aux désordres provoqués en 2015 par la décision du Président Nkurunziza de briguer un troisième mandat. Comme quelque 50 000 autres burundais, elle vit dans le camp de réfugiés de Mahama, à l’est du Rwanda, près de la frontière tanzanienne. Madeleine Rwasa est seule. Ses trois petits enfants l’ont abandonnée. La faim lui donne parfois des vertiges. Elle a perdu toutes ses dents et ne survit, comme tant d’autres, que grâce à l’assistance fournie par Caritas Rwanda.

24 Apr 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Cifras a nivel nacional

Según el último reporte a nivel nacional del Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (INDECI), actualizado al 21.04.17 (16:00 horas):
 Carreteras afectadas: 6,614 kilómetros
 Caminos rurales afectados: 30,699 kilómetros
 Puentes afectados: 570
 Canales de riego afectados: 41,401 kilómetros
 Áreas de cultivo afectados: 60,667 hectáreas

Estado en acción

Tumbes: Más de 450 colegios fumigados contra el dengue

24 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues to provide market access to smallholder farmers by linking local purchases with school canteens supply.

  • Findings from the March Cadre Harmonisé indicate that 109,989 people in Crisis situation (phase 3).
    This number will increase during the upcoming lean season, from June to August.

Operational Updates

Distributions of take-home rations carried out on a quarterly basis reached 134,860 schoolgirls for the second quarter.

24 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • Commodity voucher redemptions have successfully taken off in Northern Ghana. Scale up plans are underway to reach all the planned people under the programme.

  • Following the successful hand-over of the direct implementation of school meals to the national school feeding programme, the focus of WFP Ghana’s support will be to strengthen the capacity of the secretariat to improve the operational effectiveness, and link the programme to smallholder farmers.

Operational Updates

24 Apr 2017 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

Desde el 31 de enero al 14 de marzo de 2017, se vienen registrando fuertes precipitaciones pluviales ocasionando inundaciones, huaycos, deslizamientos y desbordes afectando viviendas, vías de comunicación, instituciones educativas, locales públicos y áreas de cultivo en las provincias de Lambayeque.

24 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Chad piloted SCOPE cards for cash-based food assistance in the Lake Chad region for 2,650 internally displaced persons living in Kaya. The SCOPE card is a brand new tool using biometric information: the recipient’s identity is verified through a fingerprint scanner and a financial service provider cashes out the entitlements checking the information on the SCOPE card with a card reader/point of sale device. It enables accurate delivery of assistance in a context where the populations are very mobile. This modality is being scaled up.

24 Apr 2017 description

El INTA de General Villegas, junto a la Sociedad Rural de ese distrito del noroeste bonaerense que está inundado desde hace 15 meses, armó un sitio web en el que, a modo de avisos clasificados, los productores damnificados difunden lo que necesitan para no perder su campo o su ganado.