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31 Dec 2015 description

As of 30 December, the funding gap of the 2015 UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$9.6 billion which means that 48 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.

During December, newly reported contributions to FTS totalled $736 million for humanitarian response: for response plans specifically, $81.7 million for Iraq, $80.6 million for Yemen, and $41.4 million for Niger. As reported to FTS by 30 December, over $1.7 billion of humanitarian funding remain in outstanding pledges (of which $404 million is allocated for the coordinated response plans).

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

Los principales alimentos básicos que se producen y consumen en la mayor parte de Centroamérica y el Caribe son maíz, arroz y frijol. Este último constituye una fuente importante de proteína para los hogares pobres. En Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras y Nicaragua, los favoritos son el maíz blanco, que se consume principalmente en forma de tortillas, y el frijol rojo o negro, mientras que en Costa Rica y Panamá el arroz es el que domina en producción y consumo. En Haití, los alimentos básicos son el arroz, frijol negro, y maíz.

31 Dec 2015 description

In its work on disasters and conflicts, which aims to minimize threats to human well-being from environmental degradation, UNEP focuses on achieving results in two areas:

  • Risk reduction – Improving countries’ ability to use environmental management to prevent and reduce the risks of natural hazards, industrial disasters and conflict.

31 Dec 2015 description

I.2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Advisory Board (AB) has approved a realistic 2015 annual strategy on 2 February 2015. The strategic approach focused its priorities on the most urgent humanitarian needs to respond to cholera outbreaks, disaster reduction and response and unforeseen emergencies.

The year 2015 received solely a Sweden’s contribution of US$ 0.5 million. However the ERRF had an important carry-over of US$ 3,2 million as UK Aid contribution of US$1.6 million was registered in October 2014.

30 Dec 2015 description
report UN News Service

31 December 2015 – The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has announced the death of two female police officers, whose bodies were found in their house in the northern town of Cap-Haïtien.

An investigation is continuing to shed light on what happened, according to the Mission.

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of MINUSTAH, Sandra Honoré, offered her condolences to the families of the deceased.

30 Dec 2015 description

Port-au-Prince, le 30 décembre 2015 – La Mission des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en Haïti (MINUSTAH) a le profond regret d’annoncer le décès, à Cap-Haïtien, de deux policières qui faisaient partie de la composante UNPOL de la MINUSTAH.

Les corps sans vie des deux policières ont été découverts dans la matinée du 30 décembre 2015 dans leur logement.

Une enquête a été ouverte par une équipe composée de policiers de la PNH et d’agents de la MINUSTAH pour déterminer les circonstances exactes de leurs décès qui seraient survenus dans la nuit du 29 au 30 décembre 2015.

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.

Read the full article on The Guardian

30 Dec 2015 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P., 30 déc. 2015 [AlterPresse] --- La « Commission d’évaluation électorale indépendante », mise en place par arrêté présidentiel, se voit opposer le décret électoral qui limite l’accès à la base de données du Centre de tabulation des votes (Ctv), tandis que le Conseil électoral provisoire (Cep) semble se préoccuper de l’échantillonnage qui est utilisé durant le processus de vérification, apprend AlterPresse.

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

Petrocaribe: 10 años fortaleciendo la seguridad alimentaria del Caribe y Centroamérica

Nueva publicación analiza las principales lecciones del acuerdo de integración regional que ha sostenido más de un centenar de programas.

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

Países caribeños de CARICOM muestran progreso en el cumplimiento de los objetivos globales de hambre, según la FAO

Subalimentación en el Caribe disminuyó de 8,1 millones en 1990-92 a 7,5 millones en 2014-16.

25 Dec 2015 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 24 déc. 2015 [AlterPresse] --- Les Etats-Unis d’Amérique réitèrent leur support pour un processus électoral crédible et transparent, après la création de la Commission d’évaluation électorale indépendante, chargée d’évaluer le processus électoral.

Le gouvernement américain dit prendre note de la création de cette commission et appelle tous les acteurs à travailler ensemble dans le but d’organiser des élections paisibles et crédibles dans les délais impartis, dans un communiqué daté du 23 décembre 2015, transmis à AlterPresse.

25 Dec 2015 description
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Dryness persists in southern Africa and Kenya despite recent heavy rainfall

  1. Drought conditions have affected many countries in southern Africa, including Angola, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Mozambique due to the delayed start of season and erratic distribution of rainfall. Exacerbated by a poor performance during the previous season, the deficient rain has already significantly reduced water availability, leading to livestock deaths and poor ground conditions over many areas.

24 Dec 2015 description
report Government of Haiti

1. Synthèse des résultats sur la riposte au sida en Haïti et estimations liées au VIH en 2015

23 Dec 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12183

On trouvera ci-après le texte de la déclaration à la presse faite, aujourd’hui, par le Président du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois de décembre, Mme Samantha Power (États-Unis):