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21 Mar 2018 description
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Key messages

Acute food insecurity global estimates in 2017

• Around 124 million people in 51 countries face Crisis food insecurity or worse (equivalent of IPC/CH Phase 3 or above). They require urgent humanitarian action to save lives, protect livelihoods, and reduce hunger and malnutrition.

16 Mar 2017 description

By 2008, for the first time in history more people lived in cities than in rural areas. Today the world’s urban population stands at about 3.9 billion, but it is expected to surpass six billion within 30 years. Close to 90 percent of the increase will be concentrated in developing countries in Asia and Africa, particularly India, China and Nigeria .
Estimates vary but it is likely that more than one billion people live in urban slums, the fastest growing human habitat.

23 Feb 2017 description

1. BACKGROUND

Humanitarian agencies in Somalia have been implementing Cash Transfer Programs (CTP) since at least 2003 and routinely consider cash interventions, as an option for meeting beneficiaries needs with varied programmatic and operational approaches.
Somalia’s Food Security Cluster (FSC) has a strong cash transfer programming history which, over time, has allowed it to accumulate a wealth of knowledge regarding good/bad practices and lessons learned.

08 Feb 2017 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 08 Feb 2017.

The interactive map, found at https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/assessments/map, allows you to check if assessments have taken place in certain locations, if they are planned or ongoing and if something has already happened in a specific sector. The interactive global Assessment registry is built from assessments uploaded on humanitarianresponse.info by OCHA, the cluster leads and humanitarian partners. You can filter by country, cluster, organization and date.

26 Oct 2016 description

Only 2 out of 5 people in need will receive food security support with current funding levels.

10 Aug 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño.

The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998. The negative consequences of El Niño are foreseen to continue through 2017, particularly in Southern Africa where this event has followed multiple droughts compounding the already fragile situation.

15 Jul 2016 description

Introduction

The gFSC Cash & Markets WG (CMWG) main purpose is to support Food Security clusters through development of tools and guidance and global advocacy for country level needs. In view of this, in April 2015 the CMWG mapped and gathered information on cash activities and cash WGs at country-level in which the FS clusters are involved. This information was also used to shape the agenda of the first Cluster Coordinators’ Retreat held in Rome in July 2015.

14 Jul 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

06 Jul 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.

06 Jun 2016 description

FSC Summary of April Responses

The drought conditions continue to be experienced in North East region; a result of late onset and light to moderate rains during the period under review. The situation is likely to deteriorate should the rains reduce/ cease earlier than expected.

The FSC partners have increased the level of response to the ongoing and emerging food insecurity crisis resulting from the continuing drought situation in Somaliland and Puntland as well as the impact of the conflict situation Hiran.

12 May 2016 description

I. Background

The Cluster Approach was adopted by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) as a strategy to address gaps in humanitarian response identified in the 2005 Humanitarian Response Review. The cluster system and other components of the humanitarian reform process improved the architecture and effectiveness of humanitarian response through greater predictability, accountability, responsibility and partnership in international responses to humanitarian emergencies.

03 May 2016 description

Key Messages

The FSC partners have scaled up the level of food security responses in the last two months as a result of deepening of drought situation in Somaliland and Puntland and reported “hydrological” droughts along Middle and lower Shebelle river.

20 Apr 2016 description

In 2014, the Adapting to an Urban World project was developed in order to modify assessment methods and tools for urban contexts. The project is co-led by the global Food Security Cluster and the World Food Programme, supported by a Steering Committee made up of cluster partners.

By 2016, with a completed desk review and 5 country case studies, the project has compiled a variety of lessons and recommendations.