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19 Aug 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 19 ago (AGN).- El Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación (MAGA) requiere 300 millones de quetzales para atender durante tres meses a las 291.705 familias que están siendo afectadas por la canícula prolongada en Guatemala, indicó una fuente oficial.

“Nuestra propuesta es poder elevar a 300 millones de quetzales el apoyo por parte del Gobierno, para llegar a esas familias con tres raciones de alimentos. La ayuda sería durante tres meses”, manifestó Mario Méndez, titular de la cartera.

19 Aug 2018 description
report Listin Diario

Baja nivel en presa

La fuerte y prolongada sequía que afecta a la región, ha agravado la escasez de agua en pueblos, sectores y secciones de provincias del Cibao Central.

La falta de este elemento natural ha generado protestas en barrios y comunidades de Santiago, Moca, Puerto Plata y La Vega.

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19 Aug 2018 description
report Jakarta Post

Ganug Nugroho Adi

Wonogiri, Central Java | Wed, August 15, 2018 | 07:19 pm

At least 50,000 residents living in 31 villages across seven districts in Wonogiri, Central Java, have been affected by drought since July, according to local authorities, which predict that the water shortage will last until October.

Wonogiri regent Joko “Jekek” Sutopo said that residents had tried to survive the drought by buying water for up to Rp 200,000 (US$13.60) per water tank, or around 6,000 liters.

19 Aug 2018 description

SITUATION UPDATE

  • Health Cluster partners are responding to a drought in the northern region where up to 2.2 million people may be affected by water- and vector-borne diseases and malnutrition.

  • The top two communicable diseases during July were acute diarrheal diseases (356,940 cases) and acute respiratory infections (346,407 cases).

  • Seventy-one (71) attacks on healthcare were reported in July, including 42 attacks/closures of health facilities, 27 attacks on health personnel and two attacks on ambulances.

18 Aug 2018 description

Key Messages

  • Since mid-July, persistent and well above-average seasonal rains in Sudan caused significant levels of flooding. According to reports, over 45,000 people have been affected in West Kordofan, Kassala, El Gezira, Sennar, and Northern states. Meanwhile, large areas of western Ethiopia, southeastern South Sudan, and northern Uganda have experienced significant rainfall deficits for the past month, resulting in soil and crop moisture stress.

18 Aug 2018 description

SOMALI REGION, Ethiopia—At first, Trik Dulene and her husband agreed to use family planning to enable them to raise their two daughters within the limited resources available to them as a family. But the pressure from her in-laws to abandon this path became unbearable and contributed to the breakdown of her marriage.

It was a big blow for her when her husband, the breadwinner, left her to raise her daughters alone.

18 Aug 2018 description

En visite au Niger, les dirigeants de la FAO, du FIDA et du PAM insistent sur la nécessité de renforcer la résilience des populations face aux chocs

Communiqué de presse conjoint FAO-FIDA-PAM

17 Aug 2018 description

Lara Palmisano

Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.

CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Diario El Mundo

También entregarán 280 bonos para la compra de más productos en el refrigerio escolar.

El Ministerio de Educación (Mined) empezó con la entrega de alimentos a escuelas, para los refrigerios a nivel nacional, y ésta iniciará en la zona oriental, debido al impacto que sufrió por la sequía.

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17 Aug 2018 description
report La Tribuna

El Comisionado hondureño de los Derechos Humanos, Roberto Herrera, pidió hoy ayuda a la comunidad internacional para apoyar a más de 170.000 familias afectadas por la sequía en el Corredor Seco del país centroamericano.

“Al igual que lo hicimos en el 2014, hacemos nuevamente un llamado a las diferentes organizaciones y a la cooperación internacional para que apoyen a la población afectada por la sequía”, indicó Herrera en un comunicado del organismo de derechos humanos.

17 Aug 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 16 ago (AGN).- La canícula prolongada, que afecta 163 municipios, principalmente los ubicados en departamentos del oriente de Guatemala, ha provocado la pérdida de 695 millones de quetzales en daños a cultivos agrícolas y se estima que afecta a 291.705 familias, indicaron hoy fuentes oficiales.

“El informe técnico de la Mesa de Pronóstico, con relación a la canícula prolongada, señala que las pérdidas ascienden a 695 millones de quetzales”, afirmó este jueves Mario Rojas, técnico de emergencias de la Secretaría de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (Sesan).

17 Aug 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri

ACCRA and DONKORKROM, Ghana, Aug 17 2018 (IPS) - Paul Ayormah and his fellow farmers make their way home after hours spent manually weeding a friend’s one-acre maize farm in Ghana’s Eastern Region.

“Tomorrow it will be the turn of my maize farm,” he tells IPS.

17 Aug 2018 description
  • 86,000+ refugees and IDPs received material support across South Sudan in July 2018.

  • 17,600+ Primary and Secondary School students attended second-term examination in Unity in July.

  • 2,000+ farmers received crop and vegetable seeds in Upper Nile and Unity regions in July.

Working with Partners in 2018

  • UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

17 Aug 2018 description

Turkey has distributed 1100 food baskets in the Herat Region of Afghanistan under the coordination of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

An AFAD team that held a meeting with the World Food Program (WFP) Turkey Director Zlatan Milisic, Deputy Minister of Disasters of Afghanistan Mohammad Qaseem Haidari and the Turkish Red Crescent Afghanistan Delegation to detect those who are in need and analyze humanitarian aid needs in Afghanistan, completed its preparations and started to distribute aid on August 12, 2018.

17 Aug 2018 description

928,663 Registered refugees and asylumseekers (to 30 June 2018)

59% Of the refugees are under 18 years old

34,509 New arrivals in 2018

INTRODUCTION

17 Aug 2018 description

ADDIS ABABA - The heads of the United Nations World Food Programme and UNICEF in Ethiopia have made a joint visit to Somali Region of Ethiopia to see firsthand how people affected by recent violence and civil unrest are being assisted.

WFP Country Director, Steven Were Omamo and UNICEF Representative in Ethiopia, Gillian Mellsop visited the regional capital Jijiga on Monday 13 August, where they assessed what further support was needed and emphasized the importance of strong partnerships in improving the situation.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Islamic Relief

Almost three million people living in some of the most remote and dangerous areas of the world will be receiving meat as part of Islamic Relief’s Qurbani distributions, during the Eid Festival.

The international humanitarian and development organisation is distributing quality Qurbani meat in 35 countries across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, during Eid al-Adha, which this year is celebrated between 21-23 August.