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25 Feb 2018 description

Media Release: Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism

Saturday, February 24, 2018 — BELIZE CITY, BELIZE - We know from the devastation wrought in the Caribbean last September by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, just how important it is for the region to step up its game in tackling climate change and the risks posed by natural disasters.

13 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Cuba

No es muy atractiva la apariencia de los mercados agropecuarios estatales por estos días. Ese rostro alerta de que es el hombre el que tiene que jugarle cabeza al tiempo. La zafra papera, que se inicia por Mayabeque, podría al menos calmar algunas ansias, porque se espera obtener más de 137 000 toneladas

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
461 000 people

FAO requires
USD 22 million

period
January – December 2018

Haiti remains affected by a convergence of humanitarian crises exacerbated by the impact of Hurricane Matthew (2016) and to a lesser extent Hurricanes Irma and Maria (2017), which have severely disrupted food production, impacting overall food security.

Objectives

FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:

08 Feb 2018 description

With conflict and climate-related shocks sending global hunger numbers marching back up after declining for decades, FAO is asking for $1.06 billion to save lives and livelihoods and address acute hunger in 26 countries.

02 Feb 2018 description
  • Les perturbations des moyens d’existence dans le Nord après Irma portent une partie des zones HT02 (Nord/Nord-Est) en Crise (phase 3 de l’IPC), les autres régions, y compris la Grand-Anse et la Côte Sud qui devaient se trouver en Crise entre février et mai 2018 seront désormais en stress ou en minimale (Phase 1 et 2 de l’IPC).

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• WFP continues to provide food and technical assistance to the populations affected by Hurricane Irma in Central Cuba.

• WFP facilitated two high-level field visits by the European Union and the Director of the Sustainable Development Goal Fund.

• WFP continues to strengthen the capacities of local and national institutions, farmers and cooperatives to enhance social protection programmes.

• WFP promotes the reduction of gender stereotypes and women’s empowerment among the supported cooperatives.

30 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Cuba

Los resultados del trabajo de recuperación, luego del huracán Irma y de las posteriores lluvias que dañaron plantaciones de diferentes cultivos e interrumpieron los ciclos de crecimiento de otros, comienzan a apreciarse, de manera escalonada, en diversas formas y polos productivos

16 Jan 2018 description
report UN Radio

Depuis le tremblement de terre dévastateur de 2010 en Haïti, cette île des Caraïbes n'a pas été épargné par des évènements climatiques extrêmes tels que Sandy, Matthew, ou encore Maria. Sa situation géographique, entre la mer des Caraïbes et l'océan Atlantique la rend vulnérable à ces aléas climatiques et qui, selon les experts, devraient devenir de plus en plus fréquents dans les années à venir.

12 Jan 2018 description
report Government of Cuba

Recuperan importante polo productivo del territorio que sufrió cuantiosas afectaciones por el paso del huracán Irma

Los embates del más reciente huracán sobre las tierras de la Empresa Agropecuaria Horquita, en el municipio de Abreus, dañaron unas 300 hectáreas (ha) del cultivo de plátano y 350 de maíz, entre otras afectaciones. Hoy se han restablecido las áreas del primero, según declaran los especialistas, quienes agregaron que en unos dos meses deben estabilizarse las producciones de esta vianda.

30 Dec 2017 description

Faible disponibilité alimentaire locale dans le Nord-Est en raison des fortes pluies ayant affecté la production

KEY MESSAGES

  • Les diminutions de récoltes et les perturbations des moyens d’existence dues au passage de l’ouragan Irma et aux récentes averses maintiennent une bonne partie de la zone HT02 (Nord et Nord-Est) en phase 3, les autres régions étant en stress ou en situation minimale jusqu’en mai 2018, avec des zones spécifiques de la côte Sud en phase de crise durant la période de soudure.

21 Dec 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • La campagne agricole de printemps de 2017 a été caractérisée par des précipitations mal réparties et en quantité insuffisante. Il s’agit donc de la quatrième campagne consécutive depuis 2014 qui s’écarte significativement de la tendance des précipitations à long terme.

17 Dec 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Below average cereal production estimated in 2017

  • Cereal imports anticipated to decline in 2017 marketing year

  • Hurricane Irma impacts food security in eastern provinces of Cuba

Cereal production in 2017 virtually unchanged from a year earlier

15 Dec 2017 description

SITUATION

  • Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Three quarters of the population lives on less than $2 per day, making Haiti extremely vulnerable to price spikes in the global food market as well as natural disasters.

  • Haiti remains susceptible to environmental shocks, such as Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 and Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, whose impacts continue to drive food insecurity across the country.

14 Dec 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JUNE 2018

07 Dec 2017 description

Mission Highlights

  • The 2017 spring agricultural season was characterized by unfavourable distribution and quantity of rainfall, making it the fourth consecutive season since 2014 that significantly deviates from the long-term precipitation pattern.

  • Domestic food availability in 2017 is estimated at 550 000 tonnes, about 3.5 percent less than in 2016 and almost 6 percent below average. The decline is essentially due to lower outputs for both maize and sorghum.

07 Dec 2017 description

Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. Some 37 countries, 29 of which are in Africa, require external assistance for food, according to the report.

06 Dec 2017 description

Des conditions stables sauf dans les zones affectées par les aléas climatiques

MESSAGES CLÉS

01 Dec 2017 description

The three Rome-based UN agencies will strengthen their commitment to move towards the Sustainable Development Goals, with an initial focus on Haiti, Guatemala and Colombia.

November 30, 2017 - The three United Nations Rome-based agencies - WFP, FAO and IFAD - are announcing a new alliance that will unite their efforts to support the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to eradicate hunger, malnutrition and poverty, boost rural development and move towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

30 Nov 2017 description

COLOMBIA
El desbordamiento del río La Paila en Corinto (Cauca) desencadenó un deslizamiento que causó seis muertes, 60 personas heridas y la pérdida de 139 hogares. Las inundaciones también afectaron carreteras, centros de salud y escuelas. Las autoridades han recogido los desechos y distribuido agua potable.
5,361 personas afectadas