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18 Jul 2019 description

Heavy rainfall triggers flooding in Sudan, as dryness persists in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon

  1. A delayed rainy season in Senegal, Mali, Gambia, and Guinea Bissau has resulted in abnormal dryness. Despite increased rainfall last week, deficits are forecast to persist.

  2. Below-average rainfall since April has resulted in early season deficits and abnormal dryness in central Nigeria.

18 Jul 2019 description

Overview

The Early Warning Early Action initiative has been developed with the understanding that disaster losses and emergency response costs can be drastically reduced by using early warning analysis to act before a crisis escalates into an emergency.

Early actions strengthen the resilience of at-risk populations, mitigate the impact of disasters and help communities, governments and national and international humanitarian agencies to respond more effectively and efficiently.

José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General

18 Jul 2019 description

This Quarterly Mixed Migration Update (QMMU) covers Southern and Southeast Asia. The core countries of focus for this region are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Thailand. Depending on the quarterly trends and migration-related updates, more attention may be given to any of the countries over the rest.

18 Jul 2019 description

LUXEMBOURG – The ability of humanitarian responders to communicate and exchange information in emergency settings is vital to ensuring lives are saved, and that the needs of disaster-hit communities are met rapidly and effectively.

The Government of Luxembourg’s partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) demonstrates how the public and private sectors can team up to boost the emergency preparedness and response capacity of humanitarian organizations, ensuring that when a disaster strikes, aid gets to those who need it most.

18 Jul 2019 description

Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world and home to a number of long-running conflicts. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) places women and girls at the centre of humanitarian response. This publication shares examples of how we support actions to better mitigate the risks of disasters and support humanitarian response work that is underpinned by UNFPA’s unique mandate encompassing sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, population data and youth empowerment.

18 Jul 2019 description

SITUATION UPDATE

  • Conflicts forced 27,971 people to flee from their homes in June, bringing the total number of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) to 178,498 in 2019.

  • 235,170 people returned to Afghanistan since January 2019 from Pakistan, Iran and Turkey with significant needs in health and other basic services..

18 Jul 2019 description

SITUATION UPDATE

  • In May 2019, 3,074 people fled their homes due to conflict, bringing the total number of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) to 139,716 in 2019.

  • Humanitarian support for Badghis IDPs will end by June 2019, but limited health services will be provided, including provision of malnutrition screening and primary healthcare, with a focus on scaling-up permanent health facilities (Basic Packages of Health Services (BPHS) instead of mobile health teams.

17 Jul 2019 description
infographic World Food Programme, iMMAP

In June 2019, WFP reached a total of 788,094 people with food assistance in 31 out of 34 provinces. The full-scale drought response ended in June, reaching 491,500 people in its last month. Further, food assistance was provided to families displaced by conflict, affected by floods or who returned from Iran and Pakistan as well as malnourished children and mothers. Some 88,408 primary school students in Nangarhar province received daily high-energy biscuits and take-home rations for their families.

17 Jul 2019 description

By Abby Stoddard, Paul Harvey, Monica Czwarno, Meriah-Jo Breckenridge

Summary of key findings

  • 2018 was the second worst year on record for aid worker security, with 399 aid workers affected by major violence in 221 separate attacks.

  • Victims included 126 aid workers killed, 143 wounded, and 130 kidnapped.

  • South Sudan continues to experience the highest number of attacks; recent mass hostage-takings there have driven up global kidnapping figures. Kidnappings also increased once again in Afghanistan.

17 Jul 2019 description

Kabul, Afghanistan - USAID hosted the National Agriculture Education, Research, Extension and Economic Conference on July 15-17, 2019 to bring together experts to discuss current issues in agricultural education, research and extension. Participants share a common goal of developing solutions that will improve the lives of rural communities, farmers and herders.

17 Jul 2019 description

Watch List Updates complement International Crisis Group’s annual Watch List, most recently published in January 2019. These early-warning publications identify major conflict situations in which prompt action, driven or supported by the European Union and its member states, would generate stronger prospects for peace. The Watch List Updates include situations identified in the annual Watch List and/or a new focus of concern.

17 Jul 2019 description

As of As of 30 June, humanitarian partners have reached 5.2 million people affected by drought. Of those reached, 452,500 people are in places of displacement, while the remainder are in drought-affected rural areas. In some - drought-affected provinces, insecurity and other access challenges have prevented humanitarian partners from delivering relief items and basic services to those in need.

17 Jul 2019 description

Gul Ali, a 45-year old farmer and father of six children from Kama district in Nangarhar province in Afghanistan, used to struggle to meet his and his family’s daily needs. Using only traditional agricultural techniques, Gul Ali was barely able to generate enough income to take care of his family. This was true of many of the residents of the Kama district. About 80% of Kama district’s residents’ income is from agriculture and livestock activities, many of which are based on traditional, rather than modern approaches.

17 Jul 2019 description

Key facts about the CBARD project. The what, where, why and how in two colourful pages.

16 Jul 2019 description

The key trends in Asia this week include: a decrease in organized violence and fatalities in Afghanistan; fighting between state forces and domestic armed groups in Pakistan, Thailand and Myanmar; election violence in India and Pakistan; increasing communal tensions in India and Sri Lanka; and attacks on civilians in Vietnam and the Philippines.