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31 Dec 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Situation

In November 2015, a group of more than 1,000 Cuban nationals were reported in the border area between Costa Rica and Panama in the community of Paso Canoas, Corredores Canton. Since these people did not meet the migration requirements to enter Costa Rica, a significant build-up of migrants occurred on the Panamanian side of the border as they began to settle in the streets, waiting on a solution to their legal immigration status.

31 Dec 2017 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Established in 1950, the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the world’s humanitarian network operating in 190 countries. We dedicate ourselves to protecting human life, caring for the health of the vulnerable and respecting human dignity by mobilizing people to serve voluntarily for the causes of humanity.

21 Dec 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • La campagne agricole de printemps de 2017 a été caractérisée par des précipitations mal réparties et en quantité insuffisante. Il s’agit donc de la quatrième campagne consécutive depuis 2014 qui s’écarte significativement de la tendance des précipitations à long terme.

20 Dec 2017 description

BALTIMORE, Dec. 20, 2017 - Lutheran World Relief (LWR), an international NGO working to develop sustainable solutions to poverty, has released its 2018 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential or worsening humanitarian crises over the coming year: 11 Humanitarian Hotspots for the World to Watch

Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, LWR president & CEO, noted that armed conflict is a thread running through the world's current crises.

20 Dec 2017 description

East Asia and Pacific

Affected areas: Aceh, Bali, Central Java, East Java, Lombok and North Sumatra
Cause of displacement: Disaster
Figures: More than 102,000 new displacements between 25 November and 13 December


19 Dec 2017 description

The following article is based on a study on aid localisation during the response to Hurricane Matthew which struck Haiti in October 2016. It draws on a series of interviews carried out in Haiti in May and June 2017. It presents how and why aid localisation is seen as a way of increasing resilience. It also analyses certain limits that were observed.

16 Dec 2017 description

Au cours de l’année 2017, la France a mobilisé en Haïti près d’1,7 millions d’euros d’aide alimentaire dont 1,5M€ ont été reversé au Comité Interministériel d’Aide Alimentaire (CIAA) en réponse à l’ouragan Matthew du 3 au 4 octobre 2016. L’Ambassade de France continue également d’appuyer le Programme National des Cantines Scolaires (PNCS).

Ces crédits ont notamment permis de réaliser des actions significatives telles que :

15 Dec 2017 description


  • Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Three quarters of the population lives on less than $2 per day, making Haiti extremely vulnerable to price spikes in the global food market as well as natural disasters.

  • Haiti remains susceptible to environmental shocks, such as Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 and Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, whose impacts continue to drive food insecurity across the country.

09 Dec 2017 description

Despite recent rainfall, dryness remains in parts of South Africa and Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Seasonal rainfall during early November has helped alleviate early season moisture deficits across Somalia and eastern Kenya. However, deficits in southern Somalia and eastern Kenya remain.
    The forecast below-average rain next week is likely strengthen moisture deficits.

08 Dec 2017 description

Port-au-Prince, mardi 21 novembre 2017 – Le Ministère de l’Agriculture, des ressources naturelles et du développement rural (MARNDR) avec ces partenaires financiers et technique, Le Fonds international pour le développement agricole (FIDA) et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) ont conjointement lancé, dans la plaine de Baconnois le mardi 21 novembre 2017, les travaux du projet de développement de la petite irrigation et de l’accès aux marchés dans les Nippes et la région Goâvienne (PPI-3).

08 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

7 décembre 2017 – Trente-sept pays, dont 29 se trouvant en Afrique, ont besoin d'une aide alimentaire externe, a mis en garde jeudi l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) dans son dernier rapport sur les 'Perspectives de récolte et la situation alimentaire'.

07 Dec 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with the National School of Arts and Crafts (ENAM) have partnered with Les Cereales d’Haiti, S.A., a mid-sized organization in the grain industry in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to develop a 10-month training course for young bakers. This partnership brings the first vocational training school for bakers to Haiti and will allow participants to acquire skills needed for their future employment.

07 Dec 2017 description

Mission Highlights

  • The 2017 spring agricultural season was characterized by unfavourable distribution and quantity of rainfall, making it the fourth consecutive season since 2014 that significantly deviates from the long-term precipitation pattern.

  • Domestic food availability in 2017 is estimated at 550 000 tonnes, about 3.5 percent less than in 2016 and almost 6 percent below average. The decline is essentially due to lower outputs for both maize and sorghum.

07 Dec 2017 description

Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. Some 37 countries, 29 of which are in Africa, require external assistance for food, according to the report.

06 Dec 2017 description

Des conditions stables sauf dans les zones affectées par les aléas climatiques


01 Dec 2017 description

The three Rome-based UN agencies will strengthen their commitment to move towards the Sustainable Development Goals, with an initial focus on Haiti, Guatemala and Colombia.

November 30, 2017 - The three United Nations Rome-based agencies - WFP, FAO and IFAD - are announcing a new alliance that will unite their efforts to support the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to eradicate hunger, malnutrition and poverty, boost rural development and move towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

01 Dec 2017 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview

  • Is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs;

  • Is based on detailed analysis of wide-ranging data from many different sources, and face-to-face interviews with hundreds of thousands of people directly affected by humanitarian crises across the globe;