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12 Jul 2018 description

OVERVIEW

  • Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2017, USAID/OFDA continued to respond to urgent needs resulting from disasters and support DRR programs that improve emergency preparedness and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • A depreciating national currency, shortage of foreign exchange reserves and trade restrictions with neighboring countries continue to limit Burundi’s capacity to import food, keeping staple food prices above five-year average levels.

Operational Updates

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • The WFP South Sudan Interim Country Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2020 was approved by the WFP Executive Board in November 2017, to take effect on 1 January 2018.

  • The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for South Sudan, launched on 13 December, indicates that 7 million people – well over half the population require humanitarian assistance.

  • WFP continues to deliver humanitarian assistance through the third northern corridor from Sudan to South Sudan.

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall: 10.08 mm of rainfall was received in the region in the month of December as compared to 28.86 mm normal long term average.

  • Vegetation Condition: The vegetation condition was in above normal for both Mbeere North and Mbeere South.The pasture and browse condition was good in both livelihood zones.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The onset of short rains was generally late first to the second week of November while cessation was in first week of December.

  • Fair spatial and uneven temporal distribution was observed across the livelihood zones.

  • Water recharge situation on open water sources was near Normal but far below normal on underground aquifers.

26 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

26 Jan 2018 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 63.18.

  • The state of water sources was normal for this time of the year.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

  • Livestock body condition was normal at this time of the year.

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)