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29 May 2017 description

KEY ISSUES

  • Results from the post-Jilaal assessment and recent SMART surveys indicate that Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) levels of acute food insecurity persist in many areas of Somalia (Maps 1, 5 and 6).

  • Accordingly, approximately 3.2 million people will be in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phase 3 and 4) and are in need or urgent humanitarian assistance through June 2017, An additional 3.5 million will be Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and are in need of livelihood protection support

29 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Critical shelter, protection and livelihoods needs continue in northern Rakhine despite improvements in humanitarian access

  • Muslim fishermen face new restrictions in Rakhine

  • Closure of three IDP camps in Rakhine has mixed results

  • Government Minister announces that IDP camps in Rakhine will be closed within five years

  • Intense fighting in parts of Kachin and Shan in the recent months has led to new displacement in a number of areas

29 May 2017 description

Three years of continuous conflict and economic stagnation have caused unprecedented levels of food insecurity in Iraq. As the humanitarian crisis assistance, frequently adopting negative and unsustainable coping strategies to meet their household food needs. This trend is expected to worsen until families are able to re-establish their livelihoods and consolidate their households.

29 May 2017 description

As initiatives continue towards political reform and peace-building in Myanmar, land rights and human settlement is one of the most integral challenges facing the country. Nearly seven decades of internal war have had a devastating impact, with consequences still felt today. There are presently over 1.1 million civilians displaced, especially in ethnic borderland areas where most of the fighting has taken place. Over the years, the patterns of civil war have fluctuated, causing the refugee and IDP crises to vary nationally and locally over time.

28 May 2017 description

Appeal History:

· This Emergency Appeal was launched on 17 September 2015 for CHF 749,268 to enable the IFRC to support the Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) to respond to the food security needs of 10,000 drought and flood-affected beneficiaries for six months. The strategy entailed the immediate provision of food assistance (carried out through cash transfer programming) and strengthening community resilience in the two southern districts of Nsanje and Phalombe to allow vulnerable households to meet their basic food needs.

28 May 2017 description

GUJAR KHAN: An ancient pond near the Miana Mohra village of Gujar Khan has touched the lowest level due to the sweltering heat and diversion of water in the catchment areas.

Ponds in the rural areas of Potohar were mostly carved out by the Hindus and Sikhs during the pre-partition era.

In some of the villages ponds under peepal or banyan trees still exist as relics of the past but in most of the villages the water bodies located on common land have vanished and the land occupied by the land mafia.

27 May 2017 description

National rice harvest is estimated to be near 80 percent of normal

Key Messages

27 May 2017 description

Significant improvements in food security expected across the region

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27 May 2017 description

Rainfall in May improves Msimu and Masika harvest prospects

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27 May 2017 description

May rainfall supports crop development, but below-average Gu production still likely

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27 May 2017 description
report Times of India

Avijit Ghosh | TNN | May 27, 2017, 09.03 AM IST

RAMGARH, WEST RAJASTHAN: In the searing afternoon of early May, the expanse ahead is a simmering yellow and parched brown. Only a handful of the wondrous khejdi and ruida trees and a cluster of vilayati babool add a tinge of green. In this rather weather-beaten side of Ramgarh, a kasbah about 65 kms from Jaisalmer, hundreds of sheep and goats crowd around livestock farmer Bhim Singh in a midday ritual that lasts almost half an hour.

27 May 2017 description
report CARE

Imagine living in a world where it’s too expensive to eat. I don’t mean a night out at a restaurant or missing the occasional pastry. I mean when it’s too expensive to keep good nutritious food on the table. That’s what’s happening in the part of Africa where I live.

A nutritious balanced diet is out of reach for many, and a lot of people eat only once or twice a day.

For much of the last year, more than 20 million people here were dependent on food assistance; they make up half of the 40 million Africans affected by the worst drought in 35 years.

27 May 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2017 forecast to moderately increase

  • Cereal import requirements forecast to decline during 2016/17 marketing year

  • Prices of maize and beans followed mixed trends in April

Cereal production in 2017 forecast to moderately increase

26 May 2017 description
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Food and Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa
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Assessing and Mitigating the Cost of Climate Change

Brussels, 22 May 2017 - Exacerbated by climate change, food and water shortages in the Middle East and North Africa risk triggering more conflict and mass migration with serious security implications for the wider world, lawmakers from NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly warn in a new draft report to be discussed on 27 May.