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28 Sep 2016 description


2015 was a year of transformation for the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC). The adoption of the ETC2020 Strategy in the first half of the year, radically expanding the vision, scope and approach of the cluster, set the network on a much more impactful, but challenging, trajectory. 2015 was characterised by the adoption and commenced implementation of ETC2020 as well as the most concurrent emergencies ever responded to; and the invaluable contributions of its members and partners without which, the ETC would not exist.

01 Feb 2016 description

Welcome to Issue 43 of THE ASSESSOR, WFP’s Food Security Analysis e-Newsletter!

• “VAM Talks” Podcast Goes Live

• mVAM in Malawi

• ALNAP Case Study on mVAM

• El Niño Implications and Scenarios for 2015/16

• Focus on the El Niño impact in the Southern African Region

• Market Analysis

• Food Security Information Network

• Emergency Food Security Assessments

• Baseline Studies

• Inter-Agency Work

• Capacity Development and Guidance

• Gender Analysis in VAM

08 Jan 2016 description


31 Dec 2015 description


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.

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.

22 Dec 2015 description

Snapshot 16–22 December 2015

Cameroon: 2.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. 2.4 million are in need of protection assistance, predominantly in the Far North Region. The government has reportedly urged men to join self-defence groups in the northern areas affected by Boko Haram. The same reports suggest the government has made provisions in its 2016 budget to support the self-defence groups.

17 Dec 2015 description

Background and purpose

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has as its Strategic Objective 5 to “Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises”. In support of its national counterparts, FAO aims to address the current and future needs of vulnerable people affected by the 2015‒2016 El Niño event.

17 Dec 2015 description

Le renforcement de la protection de bassins versants clés peut améliorer la production agricole en Haïti

Haïti améliorera la gestion des bassins versants -en particulier dans les zones rurales-afin d'atténuer les risques de catastrophes naturelles liées au changement climatique grâce à une subvention de 42 millions US $ de la Banque interaméricaine de développement (BID).

17 Dec 2015 description

Increased protection of key watersheds can improve production in Haiti’s agriculture sector 

Haiti will improve watersheds management especially in rural areas, mitigating the risk of natural disasters associated with climate change with a $42 million grant from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

11 Dec 2015 description


  • After the heavy rains of October and November, a resurgence of the epidemic was noted particularly in the departments of Artibonite, North, Northwest, the metropolitan area of Port-auPrince and South-East;

  • Some people returned from the Dominican Republic are affected by a wave of acute diarrhea and cases of cholera;

  • Almost 61,000 displaced from the earthquake still live in extremely difficult conditions.
    Access to drinking water infrastructure, sanitation and hygiene are their main concern;

11 Dec 2015 description


  • Après les fortes pluies d’octobre et novembre, une recrudescence de l’épidémie a été constatée particulièrement dans les départements de l’Artibonite, du Nord, du Nord-ouest, de la région métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince et du Sud-est ;

  • Les personnes retournées de la République Dominicaine sont affectées par une vague de diarrhée aiguë incluant des cas de choléra ;

08 Dec 2015 description

Snapshot 2-8 December 2015

Jordan: 11,400 Syrian asylum seekers are currently stranded at the border with Jordan, after a recent surge in violence has driven new displacement, doubling the number at the border since October. They face urgent humanitarian and protection needs. The Jordanian Government has increasingly restricted movement across the border since 2013.

07 Dec 2015 description
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(Geneva, 7 December 2015): More than 125 million people in the world need humanitarian assistance. Through collective and coordinated action, aid organisations aim to bring urgent help to more than 87.6 million of the most vulnerable and marginalized of them in 2016. This will require a record US$20.1 billion in funding – five times the amount a decade ago.