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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.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • At the beginning of August 2017, WFP continued with bilateral consultations on the Country Strategic Plan 2018-2022 with Executive Board member states and key donors, such as Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Finland, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Russian Federation and the Republic of Korea. On 18 August 2017, the CSP was published on the WFP Executive Board website.

Operational Updates

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

16 Oct 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food supply and prices in countries at risk of food insecurity. The Regional Supply and Market Outlook report provides a summary of regional staple food availability, surpluses and deficits during the current marketing year, projected price behavior, implications for local and regional commodity procurement, and essential market monitoring indicators.

12 Oct 2017 description

Despite average rainfall over East Africa, risk of flooding remains high in Sudan and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. and below-normal rainfall in August and early September has produced moderate to large moisture deficits in parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Below-average rain over the past three months has resulted in poor ground conditions in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

09 Oct 2017 description

BISHKEK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the National Strategic Institute for Strategic Studies (NISS) have developed an innovative online platform which can forecast food security crises before they become critical. The system, which collects and analyses massive amounts of food price data, provides early warning so that governments can take action before it is too late.

05 Oct 2017 description

Below-average rain recorded in West Africa, while above-average rain persists over Eastern Africa

  1. Inconsistent and below-normal rainfall since mid-August has increased moisture deficits and led to abnormal dryness for parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Recent heavy rains have caused the Niger and Benue Rivers in Nigeria to flood. Reports indicate that 100,000 people were displaced by flooding and many crops have been destroyed. Continued rain will keep rivers high.

29 Sep 2017 description

Contents

573 Armenia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Kyrgyzstan certified malaria-free

578 Malaria elimination: report from the inaugural global forum of countries with potential to eliminate malaria by 2020

586 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-August 2017

Sommaire

573 Arménie, Maldives, Sri Lanka et Kirghizistan certifiés exempts de paludisme

578 Elimination du paludisme: rapport du forum mondial inaugural des pays en mesure d’éliminer le paludisme d’ici à 2020

29 Sep 2017 description

Rainfall decreases in West Africa, while heavy rains continue in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Inconsistent and below-normal rainfall since mid-August has increased moisture deficits and led to abnormal dryness for parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.

  2. Recent heavy rains have caused the Niger and Benue Rivers in Nigeria to flood. Reports indicate that 100,000 people were displaced by flooding and many crops have been destroyed. Continued rain will keep rivers high.

28 Sep 2017 description

Bishkek – One of the most keenly discussed topics at the meeting of the Almaty Process countries in Bishkek this week was the thorny subject of radicalization. Piotr Kazmierkiewicz, IOM Lead International Expert, sat down with IOM Senior Media Officer Joe Lowry to discuss the findings in a recently commissioned study entitled Assessing Risks and Opportunities Associated with Return Migration: Framework for Understanding and Identifying Needs for Interventions.

28 Sep 2017 description

BISHKEK – Signaling a fresh start for the new academic year, 16 rural schools in Chui and Issyk-Kul provinces of the Kyrgyz Republic today start with hot meals for 5,000 primary school students. This development – part of a School Meals Optimization project begun in 2013 - been made possible by funding from Japan and the technical expertise of the United Nations World Food programme (WFP).

27 Sep 2017 description

The information sheet describes the results achieved by the ‘Programme to improve national and regional locust management in Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA)’ established in 2011. The Programme is based on the key concepts of the locust preventive control strategy consisting of monitoring locust habitats. Early to detection of changes in number, density, behaviour and appearance within the locust populations leads to reduced damage on crops and rangelands, reduced negative impact on human health and environment due to less use of chemicals and reduced cost.

26 Sep 2017 description

• Bilateral training held for 6 districts and local authorities, 9 Aarhus Centres and media professionals

• 330 persons trained in rural communities

• 400 copies of public education materials distributed to residents

• Riverbed flood risk mitigation activity conducted

• Equipment provided to volunteer rescue teams in partner communities

19 Sep 2017 description

Vienna, Austria, September 19, 2017. The 160th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved nearly US$250 million of new development funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.

15 Sep 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazard

Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

  1. Recent heavy rains have caused the Benue River in Nigeria to overflow its banks. Reports indicate that 100,000 people may have been displaced by flooding. Continued rainfall will keep rivers high.

13 Sep 2017 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat dipped in August, after increasing in the past few months, following an upturn in production prospects in the Black Sea region which improved the 2017 global supply outlook.
    Maize quotations also fell on improved weather conditions and abundant global supplies. International prices of rice were relatively stable, although price movements were mixed across the different rice market segments.

07 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED

DIPECHO X: Disaster Risk Reduction through Trans boundary Integrated Natural Resources Management in the Ak-Suu and Khoja-Bakirgan watersheds

ACTED and its partners have launched in August 2017 in Khujand a new phase of integrated watershed management for Disaster Risk Reduction (DDR), the so called DIPECHO X project, funded by EU Humanitarian, Aid. The flagship project directly builds on the achievements of previous DIPECHO’s interventions implemented in the Aksu and Khoja-Bakirgan watersheds

DIPECHO X Objectives:

24 Aug 2017 description

Over the last 20 years, photographer Marko Kokic has travelled to crisis hotspots around the world, documenting the impact of war, natural disasters and poverty on ordinary people. In this Q&A, Marko tells the stories behind his photographs, explains what it’s like to work in conflict areas, and underlines why **civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget**.

1. What are some of the locations you have travelled to?

23 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • Implementation of Cash-based transfers (CBT) was launched in July with a total value of more than KGS 4 million (close to USD 60,000) reaching 741 beneficiaries from vulnerable and food insecure families in fully in five small towns under Food-for-assets (FFA) and Food-for-training (FFT) activities.