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16 Oct 2018 description

Average to above average cumulative seasonal rainfall despite localized early-season deficits

16 Oct 2018 description

UN Headquarters, New York, 16 October 2018

As delivered

Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you for joining us for this briefing on the humanitarian situation in Mali. I am delighted to be joined by His Excellency Mr. Issa Konfourou, Permanent Representative of Mali to the United Nations as well as by my colleague Ms. Mbaranga Gasarabwe, the Deputy Special Representative to the Secretary-General and Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Mali.

16 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

16.619 MT of food assistance distributed

USD 334,499 cash based transfers made

USD 115.66 m total requirements

27,799 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

• WFP is supporting the Government’s humanitarian assistance through the distribution of vouchers to severely drought-affected households of the Honduran Dry Corridor. In the following months, the 65,500 most affected households will be assisted in 74 municipalities.

16 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

42.5 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 12.7 m total requirements

20, 215 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

• WFP is supporting national priorities to enhance the sustainability of social safety nets for vulnerable groups (children, pregnant and lactating women, and the elderly), providing regular and specialised nutritious foods.

16 Oct 2018 description


For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Washington, D.C.
October 15, 2018

16 Oct 2018 description

Action Against Hunger, This Bar Saves Lives, and The UK Department for International Development Announce Cross-sector Collaboration; Open to New Partners on World Food Day

16 Oct 2018 description

(Kabul, 16 October 2018): The United Nations’ Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF) and Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) have allocated $34.6 million in emergency aid to support 2.2 million people affected by a severe drought.

With these funds, 7 national NGOs, 15 international NGOs and 4 UN agencies will distribute food and seeds, maintain primary health services, provide emergency shelter, safe drinking water, improve hygiene and sanitation, treat severe malnutrition, and help farmers protect their livestock.

16 Oct 2018 description
report Food for the Hungry


Organizations like Food for the Hungry commemorate World Food Day to remember those who go to bed with empty stomachs every night. But we also celebrate how vulnerable farmers all over the world now feed their families regular, nutritious meals.

16 Oct 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 16 oct (AGN).- La atención a los niños guatemaltecos que padecen algún grado de desnutrición, los afectados por la sequía e inundaciones, así como por la erupción del volcán de Fuego del pasado 3 de junio ha sido la prioridad del gobierno del presidente Jimmy Morales este año.

16 Oct 2018 description
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The present report, submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions, is the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in South Sudan. It contains information on the six grave violations against children that occurred between 1 October 2014 and 30 June 2018, the context in which they took place and identifies, where possible, the perpetrators.

16 Oct 2018 description

In September, an estimated 6.1 million people (59% per cent of the population) were projected to be severely food insecure, including nearly 1.7 million on the brink of famine. Meanwhile, the total number of internally displaced people in South Sudan increased to 1.96 million. There was renewed fighting in Yei, Central Equatoria, that displaced civilians multiple times while in Kuda and Rokon, inter-communal violence and cattle raiding reportedly caused displacement of nearly 8,800 people.

16 Oct 2018 description

UNHCR delivers lifesaving assistance to respond to the increased Eritrean influx following the reopening of the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Ethiopia is experiencing an increase in the number of internally displaced people. In total, over 2.8 million people in Ethiopia are currently internally displaced.

UNHCR enhances registration data and has frozen refugee figures as of 31 August 2018.
Hence all figures in this Operation Update are as of August 2018.

UNHCR delivers lifesaving aid to respond to the increased Eritrean influx

16 Oct 2018 description


3 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) at checkpoints on major routes connecting to Herat City at Armalek, Kamar Kulagh, and Chaharsoy Guzara

17,099 IDPs enumerated across all FMPs (inflow + outflow)

15,636 arriving IDPs displaced by drought (91% of all IDPs)

1,313 arriving IDPs displaced by conflict (8% of all IDPs)

14,696 arriving IDPs’ intended destination is Injil district (86%), mainly in informal settlements in Shedaye

10,964 arriving IDPs are from Badghis province (64%)

16 Oct 2018 description
report REACH Initiative


Continued insecurity along roads and a lack of adequate access to food across South Sudan’s greenbelt region in Central and Eastern Equatoria States have caused humanitarian needs to worsen over the second quarter of 2018. Many areas in these states are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside of a few large towns and displacement sites.

16 Oct 2018 description

NGERULMUD, PALAU (16 October 2018) — The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $15 million policy-based loan to help strengthen Palau’s resilience to disasters by providing a predictable and quick-disbursing source of financing for early response, recovery, and reconstruction activities in the country.

16 Oct 2018 description

ROME – Fresh research by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), released to coincide with World Food Day, shows food becoming ever less affordable in countries in conflict or subject to political instability. In dozens more countries, persistently high food costs are putting the hope of a nutritious meal beyond the reach of millions.

15 Oct 2018 description

By Caleb Wafula

You’ve probably seen the headlines about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a development agenda focused on ensuring that “no one is left behind.” Goal 4 of this agenda seeks to ensure inclusive and quality education for all, calling attention to the fact that 263 million children around the world are not attending school. Two Kenyan boys Idris Kuno, who would like to be a teacher and his brother Ali Kuno who would like to be a doctor are part of this statistic.

15 Oct 2018 description

By Herve Verhoosel

This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16

Herve Verhoosel is Senior Spokesperson at the UN World Food Programme (WFP)

GENEVA, Oct 15 2018 (IPS) - How much would you expect to pay for the most basic plate of food? The kind of thing you might whip up at home – nothing fancy, just enough to fill you up and meet a third of today’s calorie needs. A soup, maybe, or a simple stew – some beans or lentils, a handful of rice, bread, or corn?

15 Oct 2018 description


  • Affected population 7.95 m
  • MAM 370,00 m
  • SAM 416,000 # of people displaced due to conflict 2.2 m
  • # of people displaced due to climatic shocks 0.5 m


  • US$1.494 billion (Requirement for the 2nd half of 2018 Ethiopia Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan)
  • Funding shortfall: US$416.4 million

US$ 416.4 million urgently required to cover needs until the end of the year

15 Oct 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

• The number of people displaced by conflict this year has surpassed a quarter of a million.

• More than 263,330 people are currently displaced due to the drought across four provinces.

• According to the latest IPC report, the number of people in emergency phase of food insecurity has almost doubled to 3.3 million in the past year.

11,200 New IDPs reported in the past week

524,800 Total verified IDPs in 2018