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03 Apr 2019 description
  • Drought is affecting the area surrounding the Caribbean Sea. The event shows a patchy pattern distributed over several countries. The drought follows a strong dry spell in mid-2018, hitting primarily Central America and the “dry corridor”*, now revived by weak El Niño conditions.

  • Impacts concern food security, water supply, agricultural production, power generation and water transportation.

  • The forecast is rather negative for all continental regions south of the Caribbean Sea, and rather positive for the islands in the north.

02 Apr 2019 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.

02 Apr 2019 description

Mensajes clave

  • A partir de marzo 2019 los hogares más pobres en comunidades vulnerables se encuentran con seguridad alimentaria en Estrés (Fase 2, CIF), por deterioro en sus medios de vida, pérdidas recurrentes de cosechas, pocas posibilidades de ingresos y por las alzas de precios en productos de consumo básicos; sin embargo, los hogares más pobres de comunidades aisladas podrían encontrarse en inseguridad alimentaria aguda en Crisis (Fase 3, CIF), estimando que en Honduras existe la mayor población vulnerable.

01 Apr 2019 description

One of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti remains susceptible to natural disasters and vulnerable to price spikes in the global food market. Drought conditions, political instability and worsening economic conditions have resulted in food insecurity across Haiti.

SITUATION

30 Mar 2019 description

Messages clés

Les moyens d'existence se détériorent en raison de l’augmentation des prix des produits de base et de la sécheresse, notamment dans le Nord-Est. Les ménages les plus pauvres continuent d’utiliser des stratégies d’adaptation négatives et certaines régions se maintiennent en Crise (phase 3 de l’IPC) ou en Stress (phase 2 de l'IPC) alimentaire.

29 Mar 2019 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.

29 Mar 2019 description

Households are recurring to coping strategies due to stock depletion

Key Messages

In Central America, weather conditions generated by the presence of weak El Niño could cause irregularities during the first rainy season with temperatures above average negatively impacting the development of Apante and Primera crops. In Haiti, rainfall during January and February favored agricultural activities in the Great South and in the humid mountains in the West and Southeast.

29 Mar 2019 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.

29 Mar 2019 description

La principal fuente de calorías y proteínas de la dieta salvadoreña es el maíz, el frijol y el arroz. En tiempo de estrés agudo los salvadoreños consumen sorgo. El país produce maíz, frijol y sorgo a nivel de pequeños y grandes agricultores; el arroz se obtiene mayormente a través de las importaciones. El Mercado Central de Gerardo Barrios en San Salvador, la ciudad capital, es el principal mercado del país y también el mercado regional que puede influir en los precios de Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua.

28 Mar 2019 description
  1. Seasonal rainfall deficits since October have resulted in significant dryness across Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

  2. Tropical cyclone Idai has caused flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Less rain is forecast next week though additional rainfall could extend flooding.

  3. Below-average rainfall since mid-February and high temperatures, have caused dryness in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

26 Mar 2019 description

Tanto la sequía como los incendios forestales están trayendo plagas que no solo dañan el bosque, sino que afectan la agricultura y, de esa manera, se está incidiendo no solamente sobre la alimentación, sino que también sobre la capacidad exportable de país.

25 Mar 2019 description

In Numbers

USD 306,386 cash-based transfers made

USD 174.64 m total requirements

19,880 people assisted in February 2019

Operational Updates

22 Mar 2019 description

In Numbers

USD 2.8 m six months net funding requirements

Operational Updates

21 Mar 2019 description

Tropical cyclone Idai causes heavy flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe

  1. Significantly below average rainfall since October has caused widespread dryness in southern Africa. Long-term dryness persists in Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  2. Tropical cyclone Idai has caused widespread flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Above-average rainfall is expected to continue into next week, sustaining flood risk in already affected areas.

  3. Below-average rainfall since mid-February has caused dryness in Ethiopia.

21 Mar 2019 description
  • Tanto la sequía, como los incendios forestales están trayendo plagas que no solo dañan el bosque, sino que afectan la agricultura y, de esa manera, se está incidiendo no solamente sobre la alimentación, sino que también sobre la capacidad exportable de país.

18 Mar 2019 description

Sólo en el 2018, unos 145 municipios del país, fueron afectados debido a la disminución de las lluvias causada por la canícula que dejó como saldo daños leves y severos en muchas zonas del país.

El Comisionado Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (CONADEH), recomendó hoy al gobierno de Honduras ubicar la crisis alimentaria como un tema principal en su agenda, ya que cada año la sequía afecta a más de 170,000 familias en el país, principalmente las que habitan en los municipios del llamado “corredor seco”.

14 Mar 2019 description

Tropical cyclone Idai poses flood risks in Mozambique and Malawi, while parts of southern Africa remain dry

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Significantly below average rainfall since October has caused widespread dryness in southern Africa. Long-term dryness persists in Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  2. Since January, below-average rainfall has sustained dryness in western Madagascar.

  3. Tropical cyclone Idai is forecast to bring another week of heavy rainfall to Mozambique and Malawi.