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16 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food security conditions improve in Kenya, decreasing the food-insecure population to approximately 700,000 people

  • March-to-May long rains result in extensive flooding, affecting an estimated 800,000 people

  • The USG provides more than $131.4 million in FY 2018 humanitarian funding

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators

  • The County received insignificant off season precipitation during the Month.

  • The vegetation condition Index (VCI-3Month) was showing a decrease of 6% compared to previous month.

  • The VCI indicated vegetation greenness above normal. The overall drought phase in the county was at Normal in September.

  • Forage condition was good across all livelihoods zones during the month.

25 Oct 2018 description

Objective

Contribute to raising awareness of fall armyworm (FAW) across South Sudan and establish surveillance and monitoring systems to track the pest’s spread and impact. The project also focused on increasing the resilience of particularly vulnerable households by providing alternative livelihood options, comprising relevant inputs and training.

Key partners

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of South Sudan (MAFS) and the World Food Programme.

Beneficiaries reached

18 000 households.

16 Oct 2018 description

Transcript

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Washington, D.C.
October 15, 2018

15 Oct 2018 description

Over 100,000 people fleeing ethnic violence have been displaced in BenishangulGumuz (mainly in Kamashi Zone) and Oromia regions (mainly East Wollega and West Wollega zones). There are indications that displacement is rising, though the size of the displaced population is not clear. Urgent humanitarian needs are reported, including food, shelter, NFI and health (The reporter Ethiopia 06/10/2018, La Vanguardia 13/10/2018, Voa News 02/10/2018, OCHA 10/2018, The reporter Ethiopia 06/10/2018).

09 Oct 2018 description

OVERVIEW

In the second half of the year, Ethiopia has faced with an unprecedented surge of inter- communal conflict in Gedeo zone (SNNP region) and West Guji zone (Oromia region), which at its height, displaced some 818,000 people.

06 Oct 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Food security situation is dire across the country, with 6 million people, about 60 percent of total population requiring urgent humanitarian assistance

  • Crop production in 2018 expected to recover in some areas from record low levels of 2017 following localized improvements in terms of security

  • Aggregate 2018 output still forecast at below-average levels due to protracted and widespread conflict

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • August was generally dry with the exception of light off-season showers in the mixed farming and rain-fed cropping livelihood zones.
  • Natural vegetation conditions were good across all livelihood zones similar to July

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Rainfall: There was no rainfall received in the month under review across the County. Cumulative rainfall from the onset of the rains to date was 133percent of the normal.

  • Vegetation condition: 3-months Vegetation Condition Index for the month under review was 90.09 hence falls in the above normal vegetation greenness band. Forage condition is good across the livelihood zones.

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The County received off season precipitation during the Month.

  • The vegetation condition Index (VCI-3Month) was showing an decrease of 2percent compared to previous month.

  • The VCI indicated vegetation greenness above normal. The overall drought phase in the county was at Normal in August.

  • Forage condition was good across all livelihoods zones during the month.

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • All three dekads of the month received normal rainfall.

  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was above-normal at 59.77.

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

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

  • Livestock body condition was moderate which was normal for this time of the year.

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought situation and phase classification

Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)

  • Below normal rains were recorded during the month under review.

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

  • The 3-month Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) in August recorded above normal vegetation greenness as compared to the long term mean at this time of the year.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The county received some off-season rains in the last week of August.  Pasture, browse and water situations were above the long term average for similar period of the year.

Production Indicators

  • Livestock body condition was good and stable for all species.

  • Household daily milk production was still below the long term average due to low livestock tropical unit and low calving rate.

03 Oct 2018 description

Overview

The Early Warning Early Action initiative has been developed with the understanding that disaster losses and emergency response costs can be drastically reduced by using early warning analysis to act before a crisis escalates into an emergency. Early actions strengthen the resilience of at-risk populations, mitigate the impact of disasters and help communities, governments and national and international humanitarian agencies to respond more effectively and efficiently.

José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General

28 Sep 2018 description
  • Based on the September IPC analysis, it is expected that 6.1 million people (59% of the total population) faced Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity at the peak of the lean season (July – August), of whom 47,000 were in Catastrophe (IPC phase 5) and 1.7 million were in Emergency (IPC Phase 4).
28 Sep 2018 description

Food security improvements driven by above-average long rains and low staple food prices

KEY MESSAGES

27 Sep 2018 description

South Sudan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a five-year plan for sustainable management and control of Fall Armyworm in the country. Expected to cost $26 million, the Strategic Plan for Sustainable Management of Fall Armyworm in South Sudan includes guidance to help the country mobilize resources to significantly reduce yield losses from infestation by the pest.

22 Sep 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Although the pastoral northeast (Garissa, Wajir, Mandera and parts of Tana River counties) and pastoral north-west (Mainly Turkana, West Pokot and Marsabit) are generally classified as Stressed under the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), there are about 700,000 people here in the Crisis phase of food insecurity. After two to three poor seasons, these households have not fully recovered. Most of them lost productive assets during last year’s drought and face considerable food gaps.

10 Sep 2018 description

SECTOR UPDATE

▪ The third round of EHF funding has been allocated, with four Agriculture Sector agencies allocated a combined total of USD1.5 million.

▪ The DRM ATF meeting was held at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources, attended by nearly 40 members. The main topics were the response plan for Gedo-West Guji, Fall Armyworm, and updating the Agriculture Sector Action Plan and Terms of Reference.

▪ The HDRP mid-year review has been submitted for the sector, using the Belg assessment findings