- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Benin: Cholera Outbreak - Sep 2016
- Benin/Nigeria/Togo: Lassa Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Benin: Cholera Outbreak - Oct 2013
- Benin: Floods - Sep 2013
- Benin: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Benin: Cholera Epidemic - Oct 2012
- Benin: Floods - Oct 2012
- West/Central Africa: Meningitis Outbreak - Jan 2012
The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.
Chaque année, la Belgique alloue 600 000 euros à la Croix-Rouge pour financer ses interventions lors de « catastrophes silencieuses ». La seule année 2015 a été le théâtre de 346 catastrophes dont (quasiment) personne n’a entendu parler. Pourtant, elles ont causé près de 23 000 décès et affecté environ 100 000 personnes. Le manque de couverture médiatique à ce sujet entraîne une absence de soutien du public.
La Croix-Rouge vole à la rescousse
PLUS DE 1 700 MÉNAGES PRIVÉS D’ASSISTANCE
Le mauvais état des infrastructures routières à travers le pays continue d’entraver les opérations d'aide humanitaire, particulièrement pendant la saison des pluies. Du fait des routes endommagées, la distribution de denrées alimentaires à 1 712 ménages vulnérables de la sous-province du Gazi est suspendue depuis fin juin. Le Cluster Logistique dirige une initiative de mobilisation des ressources afin d’améliorer l’accès routier.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
OVER 1,700 HOUSEHOLDS DEPRIVED OF ASSISTANCE
Poor road infrastructure throughout the country continues to hamper humanitarian access, particularly during the rainy season.
Due to damaged roads, food distribution has been suspended to 1,712 vulnerable households in the Gazi sub-province since the end of June. The Logistics Cluster leads an initiative to mobilize resources to improve road access.
HUMANITARIAN ACCESS RESTRICTION LIFTED IN THE NORTH
HUMANITARIAN AID AND THE SWISS HUMANITARIAN AID UNIT
Emergency aid and reconstruction measures supported by Switzerland directly benefit around three and a half million people a year.
Given their scale and tragic consequences, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has focused its attention on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (p. 8)
TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND FINANCIAL AID FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Substantial rain returned to Uganda and the Lake Victoria region this past week
Africa Weather Hazards
Low and infrequent rainfall since late March has resulted in drought across parts of southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania. The potential for recovery remains unlikely.
Consistently below-normal rainfall over the past 4 weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for portions of Uganda and western Kenya. This pattern has resulted in low soil moisture and poor vegetation health index values.
Welcome to Issue 41 of THE ASSESSOR, WFP’s Food Security Analysis e-Newsletter!
• mVAM Rollout Update
• mVAM Featured in the Humanitarian Exchange Magazine
• Nielsen Case Study
• WFP and OCHA’s Open Data Partnership
• Seasonal Monitor: implications of the El Niño event
• Gender Analysis: cross-unit collaboration to strengthen gender sensitive reporting
• Food Security Information Network (FSIN)
• Emergency Food Security Assessments (EFSA)
• Baseline Studies
• Market Analysis
The Global Food Security update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.
• In Syria, revised estimates indicate that the number of IDPs has risen to 6.5 million from 4.25 million in July. Vulnerability is increasing due to conflict, reduced economic activity, reduced crop production and high prices. As of October, UNHCR reports that over 2 million Syrians had found refuge in neighboring countries.
Both Guatemala and Myanmar were affected by earthquakes during the reporting period. On 7 November, an earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck the pacific coast of Guatemala, affecting more than 600,000 people followed by a second quake of 6.2 magnitude on 11 November. There were no immediate reports of major infrastructural damage caused by the second earthquake. The 6.8 magnitude earthquake which struck in Myanmar on 10 November, meanwhile, damaged infrastructure but the full extent of the impact remains unclear.
In 2011, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $ 69.2 million to 11 West and Central Africa countries to meet various humanitarian crises, including 19 million granted under the « under-funded emergencies » window.
P-au-P, 19 déc. 2011 [AlterPresse] --- Le ministère des affaires étrangères et des cultes haïtien (MAE) dirigé par Laurent Lamothe, informe qu’il compte venir en aide à une centaine d’étudiants haïtiens accueillis au Bénin (Afrique occidentale) après le violent séisme du 12 janvier 2010.
Le ministre Laurent Lamothe annonce qu’il a adopté « toutes les dispositions administratives nécessaires pour envoyer une aide financière aux étudiants haïtiens ayant bénéficié de bourses offertes par le Bénin », dans un communiqué transmis à AlterPresse le 15 décembre.
Global wheat production to increase in 2011
Cereal import bill in poor food-deficit countries rising due to higher international prices
23 March 2011, Rome - FAO's first forecast for world wheat production in 2011 stands at 676 million tonnes, representing a growth of 3.4 percent from 2010, the March 2011 edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report said today.
In 2010, Belgium made a record contribution to the UN World Food Programme. The Belgian contribution had never been so high, at a total of €28.6 million for 2010.
The highest contribution ever
The World Food Programme operates in 80 countries, providing food and humanitarian aid during disasters or long-running conflicts. Two years ago, Belgium contributed €18 million to the World Food Programme, and in 2009 that contribution rose sharply to €27.5 million. But last year it was higher still.
NEW YORK, USA, 30 December 2010 - For UNICEF and the world's children, the past 12 months have been marked by unprecedented difficulties and extraordinary opportunities. As 2010 draws to a close, it's worth highlighting some of the moments that made this a year like no other.
The year began, tragically and ominously, with the devastating earthquake in Haiti on 12 January.
In 2011, tens of millions of people will need emergency aid to survive. Conflicts and natural disasters have cut them off from their homes, their livelihoods, and access to essentials like drinking water and health care. They already suffer or are imminently threatened by malnourishment, disease, or violence. Most are poor people who have few if any means to cope with these traumas.
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Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT
The Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) is responsible for formulating EU humanitarian aid policy and for funding humanitarian aid - including food aid - to victims of conflicts or disasters, both natural and man-made, in non EU countries.
DOCUMENT DE TRAVAIL DES SERVICES DE LA COMMISSION
Direction Générale Aide Humanitaire et Protection Civile
Copie de courtoisie de la DG ECHO du document SEC(2010)1428 du 15/11/2010
La Direction Générale pour l'Aide Humanitaire et la Protection Civile (DG ECHO) est responsable de la formulation de la politique d'aide humanitaire de l'Union Européenne et du financement de l'aide humanitaire - y compris l'aide alimentaire d'urgence - en faveur des victimes de conflits ou catastrophes, tant d'origine naturelle que d'origine humaine, dans …
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has announced that it will be sending emergency supplies to Benin to help victims of unusually heavy rains and floods in the West African state.
Blankets, tents, plastic sheeting and sleeping pads were being airlifted from Johannesburg to the Benin capital of Cotonou as soon as possible.
Benin is hit annually by heavy rains and floods, but this year the rainfall was 2 =BD times heavier than during the same period last year.
At least 46 persons were reported dead, 680,000 others were affected, 55,000 homes were damaged along with …
The Global Update provides food security information on trends in food access and utilization. Key food access indicators reported are food consumption, coping strategies and terms of trade. These indicators are proximate to food security status and so enable early identification of potential increases in food insecurity.
This update provides information on 34 countries for the period January to June 2010.
Three categories are used to classify the food security trend: Improved, No Change and Deteriorated.