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31 Dec 2017 description

La sécurité alimentaire jugée toujours précaire par les informateurs clés malgré les récoltes précoces de la saison 2018A

  • Après les récoltes de la petite saison culturale 2017C en novembre et l’avènement des récoltes précoces de la première saison culturale 2018 A, la sécurité alimentaire commence à s’améliorer par endroits.
  • Après le pic enregistré en octobre dernier par les prix denrées alimentaires de base, la légère baisse amorcée à partir de novembre continue jusqu’au niveau de 2016 même si toujours élevé.

30 Dec 2017 description

Minimal (IPC Phase 1) likely in most areas with average second season harvest

Key Messages

30 Dec 2017 description

A shortened rainy season impacts cropping activities and pastoral resource availability

Key Messages

29 Dec 2017 description

Excluding maize, likely near-average Season A harvests to increase food access

Key Messages

22 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Summary

Most ASAL counties experienced some improvement in vegetation condition, water availability and access in November. In addition, production indicators in a number of counties have returned to normal.

20 Dec 2017 description

BALTIMORE, Dec. 20, 2017 - Lutheran World Relief (LWR), an international NGO working to develop sustainable solutions to poverty, has released its 2018 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential or worsening humanitarian crises over the coming year: 11 Humanitarian Hotspots for the World to Watch

Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard, LWR president & CEO, noted that armed conflict is a thread running through the world's current crises.

18 Dec 2017 description

The winner of the Building Resilience in Agriculture blogging challenge lays out possible solutions to address climate change and looming food insecurity in Kenya

By Francis Wanjohi

18 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF’s Child Protection response remains underfunded with only 14 per cent of humanitarian funding needs met; this has affected the delivery of critical child protection services, especially psychosocial support.

  • UNICEF reached nearly 15,000 children in Kween and Kapchorwa districts with health communication activities to support the containment of the Marburg Outbreak. No new cases have emerged.

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Normal-to-above normal rainfall amounts were received in both livelihood zones.
  • The Vegetation Condition Index was above normal at 57.91.
  • The state of water sources was normal for this time of the year.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The onset of short rains was normal in the second week of October.
  • Fair spatial and uneven temporal distribution was observed across the livelihood zones.
  • Water situation was Near Normal based on the recharged of open water sources of about 70 percent.
  • The county had moderate vegetation deficit across all livelihood zones.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Biophysical Indicators
- Above normal rains were received during the first dekad leading to flooding of several farms and displacement of several households. Amounts reduced to below normal during the second and third dekads.
- Vegetation conditions improved notably as the vegetation condition index increased to 47.68 compared to 41.42 last month.
- Pasture and browse improvements noted across the grazing areas in the Agro-pastoral livelihood zone.

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Summary

A number of ASAL counties continued experiencing some level of stress in October following the prolonged drought situation characterized by successive poor seasons. However, the onset of the October-November-December (OND) 2017 short rains impacted positively on livestock and crop production in some ASAL areas and consequently the food security situation is expected to improve as the season progresses.

14 Dec 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JUNE 2018

14 Dec 2017 description

86% of the total population in the country is minimally food insecure (IPC Phase 1). The households in this phase have access to a variety of adequate and nutritious food both from household stocks carried forward from first season 2017 and the on-going harvests from the second season, which are good in most areas of the country because of favourable rains received. Food in markets is easily accessed and affordable because prices have declined and the households have adequate purchasing power.

11 Dec 2017 description

Key messages

↗ International prices of wheat and maize remained relatively stable in November, reflecting good supply conditions, while export quotations of rice strengthened amid increased buying interest and currency movements.

07 Dec 2017 description

Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. Some 37 countries, 29 of which are in Africa, require external assistance for food, according to the report.

06 Dec 2017 description

Efforts in South Sudan to fight Fall armyworm, an insect that destroys crops, have received a boost thanks to the Government of Japan’s decision to provide $3 million to support a project run by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) together with South Sudan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. The project seeks to train farmers to combat the spread of Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), strengthen food security and build the resilience of local communities in affected areas.

01 Dec 2017 description

Large-scale Emergencies continue in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Ethiopia

Key Messages

  • Conflict and drought are driving very high assistance needs in East Africa and Yemen, with more than 35 million people likely to require humanitarian assistance by May 2018. Sustained, large-scale humanitarian assistance is needed to protect livelihoods and mitigate the potential for loss of life.