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14 Oct 2019 description

WHY THIS UPDATE?

The Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC), released annually, provides a consensus-based view of the numbers of people in urgent need of assistance for food, nutrition and livelihood support at the worst point during the previous year. For the last three years the report has indicated that despite the efforts of national governments and humanitarian actors, the number has not fallen below 100 million people globally, with conflict and insecurity, climate-related issues and economic shocks being the primary drivers of food insecurity.

10 Oct 2019 description

PAYS NÉCESSITANT UNE AIDE ALIMENTAIRE EXTÉRIEURE

Selon les estimations de la FAO, 41 pays de par le monde, dont 31 en Afrique, continuent d’avoir besoin d’une aide alimentaire extérieure. La persistance des conflits reste le principal facteur à l’origine du niveau élevé d’insécurité alimentaire grave, tandis que les conditions météorologiques défavorables ont aussi compromis la production agricole, réduisant les disponibilités vivrières et l’accès à la nourriture.

FAITS SAILLANTS PAR RÉGION

10 Oct 2019 description

AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE (2 PAISES)

FALTA DE ACCESO GENERALIZADA

Venezuela

Grave crisis económica

• En medio de la grave y prolongada crisis económica, el número de refugiados y migrantes de Venezuela se estima en 4,3 millones de personas. Se encuentran asentados en países vecinos de América del Sur y el Caribe. Las necesidades humanitarias para ayudar a los refugiados y migrantes en los países de acogida son notables.

09 Oct 2019 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December 2018 announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of September 2019, requirements had reached $26.75 billion. The change in requirements since last month is mainly due to an increase in requirements for Mozambique. As at the end of August, 148.7 million people are estimated to be in need in 58 countries. The plans aim to collectively provide aid to 109 million people.

20 Sep 2019 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Environ 350 familles affectées dans la commune de Petit-Goâve (département de l’Ouest) par des inondations.

  • Les prévisions météorologiques restent inquiétantes avec encore des pluies attendues ce weekend sur l’ensemble du pays.

CONTEXTE

Des pluies torrentielles dans le département de l’Ouest

20 Sep 2019 description
report UN News Service

Quarante-et-un pays, dont 31 en Afrique, requièrent toujours une aide extérieure afin de couvrir leurs besoins alimentaires, prévient l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) dans un rapport publié jeudi.

19 Sep 2019 description

FAO report cites 41 countries needing external assistance for food

Dry weather and protracted conflicts are primary drivers

19 September 2019, Rome - Some 41 countries continue to be in need of external assistance for food, with conflicts acting as the primary cause of high levels of food insecurity and adverse weather conditions - particularly rainfall shortages in Africa - acutely affecting food availability and access for millions of people, a quarterly report by the United Nations says.

09 Sep 2019 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of August, requirements had reached $26.57 billion. The change in requirements since last month is mainly due to an increase in requirements for Mali and Zimbabwe, and the publication of the HRP for Venezuela.

02 Sep 2019 description

« Les perturbations climatiques se produisent en ce moment même, et elles nous affectent tous autant que nous sommes. (...) Nous menons une bataille pour nos vies. Mais c'est une bataille que nous pouvons gagner. » Antonio Guterres, Secrétaire Général de l’ONU.

02 Aug 2019 description

Approche

  • La méthode ”Baker Achkar Raymond” (“BAR”) a été développée par le Signal Program on Human Security and Technology (Signal Program) au Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), à la demande de la Banque Mondiale qui souhaitait standardiser la catégorisation des structures visibles sur images spatiales et disposer d’une échelle commune de classification de la sévérité des impacts visibles, dans le cadre de désastres naturels.

01 Aug 2019 description
  • 20 times the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) provided environmental expertise to the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) since 2014.

  • EUCPM prepares and responds to environmental emergencies, including incidents that arise as secondary effects of disasters.

  • DG ECHO, operating through the EUCPM, is among JEU’s most important partners.

  • DG ECHO’s collaboration with the JEU has been constantly increasing during the past years, raising at a level of 80% of all JEU missions in 2018

31 Jul 2019 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  1. Dry conditions in 2019 main season adversely affect maize yields
  2. Cereal import requirements forecast at above‑average levels in 2019/20
  3. Prices of staple food higher than their year-earlier levels

Dry conditions in 2019 main season adversely affect maize yields

31 Jul 2019 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December 2018 announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of July, the requirements had reached $26.14 billion. As at the end of July, 141.7 million people are estimated to be in need in 57 countries, a slight decrease of 1.2 million from last month. The plans aim to provide aid to 106.3 million people.

News from the pooled funds

23 Jul 2019 description

Brussels, 23 July 2019

As numerous natural disasters threaten vulnerable communities in the Latin American and Caribbean region, the Commission has announced today new humanitarian funding of €18.5 million. This includes €15 million to support preparedness of local communities and institutions for natural disasters throughout the region: Central and South America, the Caribbean and Haiti. A further €2.5 million will support projects addressing violence, and €1 million for food assistance in Central America.

18 Jul 2019 description

Overview

The Early Warning Early Action initiative has been developed with the understanding that disaster losses and emergency response costs can be drastically reduced by using early warning analysis to act before a crisis escalates into an emergency.

Early actions strengthen the resilience of at-risk populations, mitigate the impact of disasters and help communities, governments and national and international humanitarian agencies to respond more effectively and efficiently.

José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General

04 Jul 2019 description
  • On top of civil unrest, Haiti has a very fragile natural environment prone to disaster which further exacerbates the vulnerability of the population.

  • In the past few days the western part of Haiti has been affected by heavy rainfall causing urban flooding in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince.

  • As of 4 July, media report two deaths, five injured and three missing. Flooding destroyed dozens of houses in Port-au-Prince and road networks have been disrupted in Carrefour commune.
    Light to moderate rain is forecast for the next 72 hours.

11 Jun 2019 description

Official Sources:

Severe Weather

Haiti

11 Jun 2019 description

The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of May, the requirements had reached $26.42 billion. The change in requirements since last month is mainly due to the finalization of the Sudan HRP ($1.15 billion) and a $103.7 million increase for Mozambique.