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14 Feb 2014 description
report IRIN
Farmers are struggling to improve food stocks amid complaints that support has been meagre, while a flood warning last year discouraged farmers from large-scale cultivation.
02 Jan 2014 description
The publication gathers a variety of cases studies, such as Typhoon Bopha, planned development-induced migration from hydroelectric dams in China and the Lower Mekong Delta and slow-onset droughts displacing pastoralists in Kenya.
29 Nov 2013 description
Il y a des zones localisées de fort déficit de production au Sahel suite à l'installation tardives des pluies, des sécheresses de mi saison ou un arrêt précoce des pluies.
15 Oct 2013 description
The population is at risk of waterborne diseases as wells are contaminated by flooding. The health and hygiene training that volunteers received during the 2012 floods is paying off as IFRC mobilizes returning volunteers.
19 Aug 2013 description
As this year’s rainy season gathers momentum, authorities fear a repeat of the 2012 crisis when waterways burst their banks and devastated entire villages, killing some 180 people.
01 Aug 2013 description
Atypically high cereal prices are negatively affecting households during lean season, while elevated levels of food insecurity loom in neighboring areas of Niger and Chad.
23 Jul 2013 description
The absence of IDP protection and assistance frameworks has, and will continue to, hamper humanitarian and development efforts to mitigate the effects of internal displacement.
03 Jul 2013 description
The Nigerian Red Cross Society has been working with communities to ensure they are better prepared should the current rainy season be as catastrophic as last year's.
12 Jun 2013 description
Key government ministries are focused on strengthening resilience and preparedness for disasters and climate change due to repeated floods in many cities and an ongoing drought in the north of the country.
27 May 2013 description
report IRIN
Northern Nigeria's grain trade, which supplies almost half of the Sahel's cereals, has slowed severely, while abnormally high prices of staple grains across the Sahel are causing serious food security concerns.
06 May 2013 description
Flood related crop damage and the resultant below-average crop production contribute to poor food supply within Nigeria and the rest of West Africa.
23 Apr 2013 description
The situation of children and women in the 8 Sahel States of Nigeria remains critical in terms of food insecurity, with another 910,516 under-fives at risk of moderate acute malnutrition in 2013.
05 Apr 2013 description
Conditions in northern Mali, and areas affected by flooding and civil insecurity in Nigeria are continuing to be a source of concern.
20 Feb 2013 description
Typically, the Nigerian government does not request external emergency assistance. However given eroding food insecurity outcomes, and the size of the affected population, discussions with the government should be initiated, says the latest FEWS NET Food Security Alert.
15 Feb 2013 description
Crop damage from 2012 flooding in Nigeria was more severe than initially reported. Staple food production may be as much as 12 per cent lower than November 2012 estimates.
28 Jan 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
14 Jan 2013 description
420,000 people in China’s southwest Guizhou province, 10,000 in India, 2 million in Bangladesh as well as vulnerable populations in Nepal and Kyrgyzstan were affected by cold temperatures
03 Jan 2013 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
02 Jan 2013 description
report World Bank
Even though crisis levels of food insecurity have stabilized and/or improved in certain areas of the Sahel, immediate humanitarian assistance is still needed.
17 Dec 2012 description
Tropical cyclone Evan hit Samoa and Fiji on 13 and 16 December. As a category 4 storm, Evan caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure on both islands.