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13 Dec 2018 description

Protracted conflict and below-average rainfall likely to drive increased acute food insecurity

Key Messages

10 Dec 2018 description

Short-term pasture and water improvements likely over the Eastern Horn with late season rainfall

Key Messages

08 Dec 2018 description

Naivasha December 08/2018 Africa is still grappling with food insecurity despite its huge potential in agriculture which can enhance the economic growth and development, researchers noted.

Various factors are attributable to food insecurity in Africa, according to the researchers.

08 Dec 2018 description

Significant October to December rainfall deficits to result in below-average crop and livestock production

07 Dec 2018 description

NAIROBI – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing US$14.3 million (1.4 billion Kenyan shillings) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to more than 400,000 refugees living in northern Kenya.

With this contribution, WFP will provide direct cash transfers to refugees in Dadaab and Kakuma camps and in Kalobeyei settlement through February 2019.

04 Dec 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Despite a significant reduction in fighting, humanitarian needs remain very high and continue to increase.

2 183 028 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries

299 123 Refugees in South Sudan

1 965 059 South Sudanese IDPs (incl. IDPs in PoCs in respective states)

194 874 South Sudanese IDPs in PoCs

03 Dec 2018 description

Space satellite data is being used to predict and prevent pests from ravaging crops and leaving African farmers destitute.

Published 30 November 2018
From: Department for International Development and The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP Picture: CABI

British scientists have developed an early-warning system for farmers using new technology as 40% of crops globally are lost to pests and diseases every year and more than 200 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are undernourished.

03 Dec 2018 description

The annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) will be held on Monday 3 December. Finland has strengthened the rights of persons with disabilities especially in the humanitarian assistance sector. Progress has been made in recent years at both the political and project levels. The results are presented in the Development Policy Results Report 2018, which was published in November.

01 Dec 2018 description

Overview

The American people’s compassion and generosity have saved more than 16 million lives and brought us closer than ever to controlling the HIV/AIDS pandemic – community by community, country by country.

01 Dec 2018 description

Below-average short rains production expected in marginal agricultural areas

Key Messages

01 Dec 2018 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.

01 Dec 2018 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.

22 Nov 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

• Significant rainfall deficits continue to accumulate in the eastern half of the Horn of Africa as the Deyr season progresses. Deficits are -25 to -100 mm or worse in southern and central Somalia, central and eastern Kenya, and southeastern and other localized parts of Ethiopia.

• Favorable cropping conditions have been maintained in the western sector of the East Africa region, despite an erratic onset of the rainy season and poorly distributed, below-average rainfall amounts in parts of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and western Kenya.

21 Nov 2018 description

Ongoing conflicts in central and eastern Africa continue to displace thousands of people, a majority of whom are women and children. The displaced report horrific cases of sexual and gender-based violence which they face at home, while on the run and even in the places where they eventually find refuge. Sexual violence continues to be used as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in South Sudan.

21 Nov 2018 description

Latest evidence

Here is a selection of the latest evidence on violence against women and girls (VAWG):

COMMUNITY MOBILISATION

19 Nov 2018 description

SITUATION

  • Poverty, food insecurity, undernutrition and income inequality remain high in Kenya, particularly in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs). The drought-prone nature of the ASALs has exacerbated vulnerabilities and has led to chronic emergency responses, driven by high food insecurity and acute malnutrition rates.