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31 Dec 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2015 description

Highlights of the findings:

  • In addition to 207, 566 beneficiaries identified in the HRD, about 54,860 people are currently in need of food in need in Sitti Zone.

  • More than 967,000 livestock are affected and need emergency feed and drug intervention.

31 Dec 2015 description

KEY FIGURES

2,946,098 People affected by the conflict (in Yemen and adjacent countries), including refugees and internally displaced persons prior to and as a result of the current conflict.

2,509,062 Persons internally displaced prior to and as a result of the current conflict.

169,863 Arrivals to Djibouti, Ethiopia Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Sudan mainly by sea or overland since late March 2015.

31 Dec 2015 description

31,584
Arrivals from Yemen to Djibouti since 26 March*

120
Refugee Housing Units distributed to Yemeni Refugees in Markazi Camp

3,221
Refugee Children enrolled in schools in Djibouti

HIGHLIGHTS

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31 Dec 2015 description

SUMMARY POINTS

  • Maize grain, was the single most traded commodity in the East Africa region in 2015 as depicted in Figure 1. There were also significant informal cross-border trade of dry beans, cooking bananas, locally produced rice, sorghum, sesame; imported sugar, wheat and flour.

  • Most of the primary staple food commodities were informally traded while a majority of the processed food commodities were formally traded in the region in 2015.

30 Dec 2015 description

Highlights

• The year-on-year general consumer price index in November has increased by 10%, thus increasing the cost of living compared to last year the same time. In November 2015, the food and beverages inflation rate stood at 11.5% while non-food inflation was 8.4%. Several food sub- groups showed year-on-year increase: bread and cereal (4.6%); oils and fats (11.2%); vegetable, pulses, potatoes and tubers (15.7%). Month-on-month, food and beverages inflation declined by 4.6%.

30 Dec 2015 description
report The Guardian

Aid agencies call for urgent action as failed harvests, stunted crops and soaring prices trigger widespread food shortages in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia

Aid agencies have warned that tens of millions of people in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia face severe hunger in the next six months following failed harvests, stunted crops and soaring prices of staple foods.

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30 Dec 2015 description

‘2015 has been a dramatic year. Now, as the year draws to a close, we want the remainder of our humanitarian funding to be used in some of the world’s greatest humanitarian crises, including the refugee crisis in Syria and the neighbouring countries,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

30 Dec 2015 description
report Oxfam

The effects of a super El Niño are set to put the world’s humanitarian system under an unprecedented level of strain in 2016 as it already struggles to cope with the fallout from conflicts in Syria, South Sudan, Yemen and elsewhere.

Oxfam estimates the El Niño weather system could leave tens of millions of people facing hunger, water shortages and disease next year if early action isn’t taken to prepare vulnerable people from its effects.

29 Dec 2015 description
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Humanitarian actors involved in the response to the outflow of civilians from Yemen due to the current conflict are committed to providing life-saving assistance and protection to those fleeing Yemen, pending durable solutions.

KEY FIGURES AS OF AS OF 1 DECEMBER 2015

168,129 Total out of Yemen

77,249 Arrivals in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan.

23,741 Total evacuated (as of 29 October, IOM)

Recent developments:

29 Dec 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

29 Dec 2015 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:01 GMT

Author: Tom Esslemont

LONDON, Dec 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - There's one prediction for 2016 that most aid workers can make with confidence - that the new year will usher in rising humanitarian needs.

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29 Dec 2015 description
map ITHACA

According to FewsNet. following the worst drought in more than 50 years. a major food security emergency is ongoing in central and eastern Ethiopia. Rainfall in central and eastern Ethiopia was very poor during 2015. February to May Belg rains were erratic and well below average; and the subsequent June to September Kinemt rains started late and were also significantly below average. As a result. a major food security emergency is expected to persist through 2016.