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31 Dec 2016 description

**The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year. **

31 Dec 2016 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2016 description

Pastoral conditions deteriorate following very poor seasonal performance in southeastern areas

KEY MESSAGES

31 Dec 2016 description

Shipment to Somaliland, Puntland & Ethiopia from Turkey, consisting of; 6,000 tons of flour and 5,000 tons of sugar totalling 11,000 tons of food relief by sea-way, delivered 2,500 tons of flour and sugar to Ethiopia (via Djibouti), 5,000 tons of flour and sugar to Somaliland (from Berbera Port), and 3,500 tons of flour and sugar to Puntland (Bosaso Port) on 8.10.2016. In addition, a donation of 178,844 units of baby diapers made to the Turkish Red Crescents Directorate of Istanbul was loaded on the aforementioned vessel and delivered to the given countries.

31 Dec 2016 description

The TRC has always seen the importance in providing humanitarian relief for African countries, with its host national societies lacking the capacity to procure the needs of its vulnerable population amid man-made and natural disasters like; droughts and civil war leading to hunger & malnutrition.
As these countries look for ways for sustainable development, the TRC acknowledges that lack of nutrition is the root cause for holding countries back, as persons essentially need energy to function or achieve in terms of education and livelihoods.

29 Dec 2016 description

After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies

By Umberto Bacchi

LONDON, Dec 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies as they brace for the fallout from protracted conflicts and other escalating crises.

The United Nations estimates almost 93 million people in 33 countries will need humanitarian aid and has appealed for a record $22.2 billion to help them.

29 Dec 2016 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Locust outbreak has continued in western Mauritania. Breeding has extended to southern Western Sahara, where limited control operations are in progress, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Despite some increase in rainfall during late November, poor and erratic rain since late September has resulted in droughts, which have negatively impacted crops and water availability in southern Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and eastern Kenya.

29 Dec 2016 description

Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative, and USAID’s Multi-sector Nutrition and Water Strategies Linked in Five-Year Activity

28 Dec 2016 description
report IRIN

By Obi Anyadike

Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor

NAIROBI, 27 December 2016

Across much of the world, the festive season is a time of indulgence. But what if you’re too busy fleeing violence and upheaval, or stuck in a refugee camp on reduced rations?

Read more on IRIN

28 Dec 2016 description

This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co-chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co-Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 01 November to 30 November 2016.

Highlights

  • Worrying symptoms of new drought in the south and southeastern Ethiopia; meher assessment well underway

27 Dec 2016 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 27, 2016 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development, has completed the printing and delivery of critical scholastic materials for an estimated 2.8 million boys and girls throughout Ethiopia. USAID’s efforts were aimed at protecting vulnerable children’s right to education, following one of the worst droughts in Ethiopia in more than 50 years.

27 Dec 2016 description

Key Issues

  • The WASH Cluster targeting 9.2 million people for Emergency WaSH interventions in 2017

  • Cluster gave logistics capacity building trainings to over 600 staff since March 2016

  • Ethiopia and Kenya discuss sustainable cross border peace and economic transformation

23 Dec 2016 description

The October-December rainfall season has performed poorly in East Africa

  1. Locust outbreak has continued in western Mauritania. Breeding has extended to southern Western Sahara, where limited control operations are in progress, according to the FAO.

  2. Poor early season rainfall has resulted in increasing moisture deficits and deteriorating ground conditions throughout portions of Angola, southern DRC, and northern Zambia.

22 Dec 2016 description

In Numbers

9.7 million people in need of food assistance.

7.1 million people targeted in the 2016 joint WFP -Government of Ethiopia response.

US$ 46 million is required for emergency relief, nutrition and PSNP for the December 2016 to May 2017 period.

Highlights

22 Dec 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS

Somali Region:

· The WFP Jijiga Area Office carried out supervision of six Mobile Health and Nutrition Teams MHNT in Sitti Zone, and provided technical support on optimal TSFP delivery.

20 Dec 2016 description

With continued drought, Horn of Africa braces for another hunger season

Agricultural support critical now to protect livestock, equip families to plant in rainy season