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19 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

• In June 2018, the price of wheat increased by 2.4% while wheat flour decreased by 1.1% over May 2018; the price of rice Irri-6 increased by 1.3% while the price of rice Basmati decreased by 0.6% in June 2018 when compared to the previous month;

• Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in June 2018 by 0.57% over May 2018 and increased by 5.21% over June 2017;

18 Jul 2018 description

14 July 2018, Gilgit – Following the Inception Workshop held in Islamabad on 5 July, 2018, the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new US$37 million project today that will benefit more than 30 million people with scaled-up early warning systems, training on glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) preparedness and response, and the creation of new protective infrastructure.

10 Jul 2018 description

Funding required: $25.39 B

Funding received: $8.71 B

Unmet requirements: 16.68 B

Coverage: 34.3%

People in need: 134.0 M

People to receive aid: 96.2 M

Countries affected: 40

09 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 380,000 undocumented Afghans return from Iran and Pakistan

  • Drought conditions in Badghis, Ghor, and Herat affected more than 22,400 people from January to mid-June

  • USG provides more than $76 million in FY 2018 assistance to respond to acute needs across Afghanistan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoP votes to merge FATA into KPk

  • Relief actors prepare for June–August monsoon season

  • USAID/FFP provides $10 million in new funding for emergency food assistance to vulnerable households

KEY DEVELOPMENTS 

05 Jul 2018 description

Situation générale en juin 2018 - Prévisions jusqu'à mis-août 2018

REGION OCCIDENTALE: CALME SITUATION.
Une reproduction a petite echelle s'est poursuivie dans le centre de l'Algerie oia 581 ha ont ete traites. PREVISIONS. Une reproduction a petite echelle debutera dans les zones qui ont regu des pluies saisonnieres dans le Sahel septentrional de la Mauritanie, du Mali, du Niger, du Tchad et dans le sud de l'Algerie, et des larves en faibles effectifs apparaitront. On ne s'attend a aucun developpement significatif.

05 Jul 2018 description

By Patrick Fuller

ULAANBATAAR, 5 July, 2018 - The role that safety nets and social protection programmes can play in reducing disaster risk features prominently on the agenda of the 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) this week.

A panel comprised of development and humanitarian actors, with senior representatives of the disaster management authorities from Mongolia and Pakistan, put forward a convincing case for greater investment in social protection policies and programmes.

03 Jul 2018 description

WESTERN REGION: CALM

SITUATION. Small-scale breeding continued in central Algeria and 581 ha were treated. FORECAST. Small-scale breeding will commence in areas that receive seasonal rains in the northern Sahel of Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad and southern Algeria with low numbers of hoppers appearing. No significant developments are likely.

CENTRAL REGION: CALM

02 Jul 2018 description

By A.B. Arisar

UMERKOT: Nature has blessed the arid area of Umerkot like other parts of Thar with pre-monsoon rains.

The showers brought relief to the growers, who have started cultivating crops, and brought those back to their abodes who had migrated with their families, owing to lack of water.

02 Jul 2018 description

High levels of food assistance needs will persist through at least early 2019

Key Messages

25 Jun 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Wheat production in 2018 estimated at average level

  • Cereal exports in 2018/19 forecast to increase from 2017/18 level

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour weakened seasonally in recent months

  • Food insecurity persists in some localized areas

Wheat output in 2018 estimated at average level

25 Jun 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Below average cereal output forecast for 2018 following dry weather conditions

  • Cereal import requirements in 2018/19 increasing

  • Wheat prices generally stable, inflation easing

  • High levels of food insecurity

Below average cereal output forecast in 2018 following dry weather conditions

20 Jun 2018 description

Highlights

• In May 2018, the prices of wheat and wheat flour decreased by 3.8% and 3.4%, respectively, over April 2018; the price of rice Irri-6 increased by 1.5%, while the price of rice Basmati increased by 0.01% in May 2018 when compared to the previous month;

• Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in May 2018 by 0.51% over April 2018 and increased by 4.18% over May 2017;

15 Jun 2018 description

by Rina Saeed Khan | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Water available per person is set to reach a tenth - or less - of what it once was, experts say

ISLAMABAD, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan's water crisis has become increasingly visible in recent months: levels in the largest dams are low; parched irrigation canals mean farmers in the south planted less cotton; and the commercial capital Karachi has long queues at hydrants.

11 Jun 2018 description

By Khaleeq Kiani

ISLAMABAD: The river flows have improved for now with river Kabul in high floods but drought-like conditions have already hit most parts of the country, affecting Kharif crops.

07 Jun 2018 description

Les problèmes liés au pâturage et les répercussions du conflit sur le commerce de bétail contribuent à faire augmenter les souffrances liées à la faim chez les éleveurs ouest-africains

06 Jun 2018 description

By Khaleeq Kiani

ISLAMABAD: The drought-like conditions prevailing in the country since the start of the Kharif season two months ago showed early signs of fading on Monday as temperatures rose to the highest level in 10 years in the catchment areas.

The temperatures in Skardu increased suddenly to 32 degree Celsius — highest in 10 years — resulting in swift snow melting and increased river flows.

05 Jun 2018 description

SITUATION

  • More than three decades of war, sustained flows of returnees, civil unrest, insurgent activity and recurring natural disasters have contributed to chronic humanitarian need in Afghanistan. As of early June, nearly 117,000 people are internally displaced due to conflict, more than 326,200 undocumented Afghans have returned from Iran and Pakistan, and approximately 10,000 people have migrated due to drought in 2018, according to the UN.

04 Jun 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

• Conflict forced 6,300 people from their homes across the country, according to initial reports.

• Flash floods in Takhar reportedly affected around 700 people, according to first information.

• Snow fall in the Central Highlands created extensive destruction of fields and orchards.

• In Hilmand, 150,000 heads of livestock have died due to the drought, according to authorities.

Countrywide conflict displacement