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30 Oct 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Executive summary

This discussion paper demonstrates that climate-induced non-economic loss and damage (NELD) includes forms of damage that cannot be measured or compensated financially. It includes loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, land, territories, artefacts, life, health, knowledge, social cohesion, identity, and sovereignty, and it ultimately causes migration and displacement.

29 Oct 2017 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat increased in September mostly because of weather-related concerns, while maize quotations fell further on crop harvest pressure. International rice prices remained generally firm, supported by seasonally tight availabilities of fragrant rice and strong demand for higher quality Indica supplies.

28 Oct 2017 description

Moisture deficits continue to grow in eastern Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Moisture deficits have grown in eastern Ethiopia, southern and central Somalia, and northeastern Kenya due to poor rainfall since late September. Over central and southern Somalia, a dry weather pattern is forecast, which could worsen conditions on the ground.
26 Oct 2017 description

OVERVIEW

A CRITICAL CHALLENGE, A CRITICAL ACTOR

A changing climate and rapidly increasing exposure to disaster risk presents the world with an unprecedented challenge.

26 Oct 2017 description

12.5 million people are now in need of food assistance. The food insecurity and malnutrition situation in the drought affected areas continues to deteriorate, in particular in Somali region. Food assistance was delayed for the past months due to pipeline breaks and logistics constraints, but has recently picked up and a national integrated relief plan for food and cash was elaborated until the end of the year. Integrated food security, nutrition and wash/health interventions are essential to bring down the spiking levels of acute malnutrition.

21 Oct 2017 description

Deyr rains perform poorly in early October in southern and central Somalia

KEY MESSAGES

  • The Deyr (October to December) season is delayed over southern and central Somalia, with rainfall totals less than 80 percent of average across many areas. In southeastern Ethiopia, rainfall has been average to slightly above average, but concentrated within 1-2 days of rainfall.

20 Oct 2017 description

Since the revision of the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) in August 2017, the humanitarian context in Ethiopia has continued to evolve which has led the Government and humanitarian partners to further adjust the HRD requirements. In the food sector the needs have been revised slightly upwards to accommodate an increase in the number of beneficiaries through the inclusion of 4 million former Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) clients in the HRD.

20 Oct 2017 description

Methodology and limitations

  • Time period covered: 18-21 September 2017

  • The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) collaborated in calling DPPB and other woreda officials in 191 priority 1 and 2 woredas in all major regions except Somali region.

  • Some woredas remain uncovered because of the telephone network and lack of information with DPPB officials

  • Results presented here have had no further triangulation

20 Oct 2017 description
report IRIN

James Jeffrey, Freelance journalist based in Addis Ababa and regular contributor to IRIN

Ethiopia can’t seem to escape the blight of drought, no matter how hard it tries. Despite impressive economic growth and decades of capacity building, it faces another humanitarian crisis as one of the worst droughts in living memory scorches the Horn of Africa.

Read more on IRIN.

20 Oct 2017 description

Moisture deficits in the Greater Horn of Africa could indicate delayed onset of seasonal rains

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rainfall during August and early September has delayed crop development over parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana. Below-average rain is forecast next week, which further reduces the chance for recovery.

18 Oct 2017 description

Summary Points

  • Maize grain as usual was the most traded commodity in the region followed by dry beans, rice and then sorghum. See Figure 1.

  • Staple commodity prices especially for maize are expected to remain above last year and five year average prices despite near average harvest in the region with spatial pockets of deficit within and between countries because carryover stocks are low, tightening supplies available for trade.

18 Oct 2017 description

Sustained assistance needed in Somalia, Ethiopia where below-average Deyr rains are forecast

Key Messages

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

25 out of 32 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 1.8 million (CSA projection)
133,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
19,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

13 out of 129 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 21 million (CSA projection)
458,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
40,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

No woreda in the region classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 1 million (CSA projection)
2,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

• Benishangul-Gumuz mainly receives rains from June-September, during which heavy rains occasionally deter access to health facilities. The rain also heightens the risk of water-related diseases.

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

2 out of 14 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 0.4 million (CSA projection)
2,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

64 out of 265 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 35.5 million (CSA projection)
1.17 million children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
143,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

34 out of 137 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 19.2 million (CSA projection)
830,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
64,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

228 out of 870 woredas targeted as Hotspot Priority 1 (severely affected)*
3.6 million children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
376,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

KEY UPDATES

• Horn of Africa (HoA) drought continues to affect mainly Somali, SNNP, Oromia and Afar regions.