The Ethiopian Humanitarian Fund (EHF) allocated some US$ 19.7 million to prioritized sectors of nutrition, WaSH, agriculture and health to bridge the response gaps in the last months of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017 in response to the residual needs from the El Niño induced drought and the negative Indian Ocean Dipole. The humanitarian context is rapidly evolving due to deepening drought, meher harvest loss from frost and the spread of disease outbreaks, including Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD).
The United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, concluded today a three-day visit to Sana’a where he met with political leaders from Ansar’Allah and the General People’s Congress and Representatives of other political parties. The talks focused on possible agreements which would to prevent the spread of military activities to Hudeidah and practical ways to ensure the resumption of salaries to all Yemeni civil servants nation-wide.
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SUBJECT: Flooding in Regions 7 & 8
EVENT: Flooding in villages in Regions 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) and 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) as a result of heavy rainfall.
The Guyana Hydrometerological Service has forecasted that cloudy to overcast conditions with light to moderate showers and frequent rains are expected throughout the country tonight. Both flood affected Regions, Regions 7 and 8 may also experience thundershowers.
SUBJECT: Flooding in Regions 7 & 8
EVENT:Flooding in villages in Regions 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) and 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) as a result of heavy rainfall.
Flood waters have started to recede in most of the flood affected communities in Region 8, however the water levels remains relatively constant in Region 7.
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The lives of over 3,000 hinterland residents have been significantly affected as a result of the massive flooding which struck several lowland communities in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).
The damage has been severe to the extent where the school in Itabac was washed away and has since been rendered unstable.
Some 3,274 persons have been affected in Region 8. However, the full impact of the flood in Region 7 is still being assessed.
The U.S. is deeply concerned about the famine in South Sudan, as well as the risk of famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. We are one of the largest donors of humanitarian assistance for the people of these countries and will continue to work with other international donors to provide the life-saving aid needed to avert famine and help people in need.
Average to above-average rainfall in the North and dry conditions in South-Central
El fenómeno “El Niño Costero” que se generó por el incremento de la temperatura superficial del mar, originando precipitaciones continuas en los meses de febrero y marzo, afectando particularmente en la costa norte de Perú, y ha generado que se declaren en emergencia 12 departamentos y una provincia constitucional. A la fecha, la cifra de la población afectada y damnificada ha superado el 1.3 millones de personas.
Santa Cruz, 24 may (ABI).- El secretario de Seguridad Ciudadana de la Gobernación de Santa Cruz, Enrique Bruno, informó el miércoles que esa instancia inició una campaña de recolección de víveres y alimentos para los damnificados por las riadas registradas el fin de semana pasado en la zona de Yapacaní, de la provincia Ichilo de ese departamento.
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2 - Key Success/Progress made during the month (of the Sector)
WFP: In April, WFP was able to distribute food parcels to 40,290 people in need throughout Libya. The lower number is due to a partial pipeline break caused by lack of funding. WFP is currently working on visibility materials for social media, communications and reporting in order to effectively relay the situation in‐country and WFP's response.
by Suresh Babu | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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During times of conflict, building robust food systems can improve access to food
About 20 million people face starvation in four countries: Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, the United Nations says. Armed conflict, combined with drought and natural resource degradation have led to the breakdown of resilience in the food system in these areas.
6.9 million people are living in areas with inadequate health services in the northeast, including more than 68% of the 1.8 million IDPs living in host communities across Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states. The lack of qualified staff and essential medicines, and the destruction of medical facilities all continue to hamper the implementation of interventions.
In April, WFP Jordan submitted the transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (t-ICSP) to headquarters for review. The t-ICSP for 2018 will bridge the gap until the Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023) is developed.
In support of the National School Feeding Programme, WFP supported over 338,600 schoolchildren aged between 5 to 12 years attending government schools in Jordanian communities. WFP is providing 80 g of fortified date bar per child for each day of attendance through the Directorates of Education.
La Carrera por tu Salud se llevará a cabo por quinto año consecutivo con el apoyo de la Asociación de Nutricionistas de Guatemala (Andeguat), y busca beneficiar a niños que se encuentran en riesgo de mala alimentación.
La actividad se calendarizó para el domingo 4 de junio a las 7:00, con salida en el redondel Las Flores, en el Bulevar Austriaco, y retorno frente a la Plaza Varietá. Los interesados en apoyar esta causa a favor del proyecto de los hermanos maristas pueden pagar la inscripción, con valor de Q70, en la cuenta monetaria 007004314-1 del Banco Industrial.
Food distribution for school meals activities has ceased completely since end of February 2017 due to pipeline break.
WFP participated in writing the new Global Fund Grant to scale up the nutritional support to people living with HIV/AIDS, TB, and their affected households. The new grant covers 2018 to 2020. However, decision on funding or budget for the nutritional support component needs to be further discussed or amended to consider the current increment in vulnerable people caseload and ART sites.
With only 21 per cent of the funding needs met, aid partners continue to be severely constrained. The situation is increasingly concerning due to the imminence of the rainy and lean seasons.
Since its creation in February, the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund has raised close to US$24 million and held its first Advisory board meeting. A first round of allocations is expected in June.
The quantity and quality of food consumed by people in Mosul has deteriorated, according to WFP’s latest mobile assessment. This is due to conflict in western Mosul and lack of purchasing power in eastern Mosul.
Security and safe access to beneficiaries remains a key concern following attacks on WFP distributions in western Mosul at the end of April. WFP continues to monitor the security situation.