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19 Oct 2017 description

The world’s anti-hunger organizations have an opportunity to prevent widespread destruction of African crops by stopping the spread of an insect, warn three of the most respected thinkers on international agriculture.

However, the international community must act swiftly, in cooperation, and on a large scale to do so. The fall armyworm reportedly has a foothold in 28 nations in Africa, and it feeds on crops that include maize, which more than 200 million Africans depend on for food security.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • The national Zero Hunger Strategic Review (ZHSR) report has been finalized under the leadership of the Minister of Planning; the report incorporates recommendations from government at technical and advisory levels, and nongovernmental partners.

  • The WFP Regional Director Mr. Abdou Dieng visited Ghana to meet and interact with staff and government partners on the Integrated Road Map, and support the country office to situate its role in the emerging national priorities for the upcoming Country Strategic Plan (CSP).

19 Oct 2017 description

Contexte et tendance

Les Territoires de Fizi et de Kabambare sont touchés par une crise humanitaire alarmante qui ne cesse de s’accentuer depuis fin juin.
Les alertes préliminaires des acteurs humanitaires font état de quelque 285 000 personnes déplacées depuis le 29 juin dans ces deux territoires.
En comparaison, les alertes reçues pour toute l’année 2016 signalaient le déplacement de seulement 21 000 personnes.

19 Oct 2017 description

FACTS & FIGURES

3.1 million people experiencing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity

1.26 million acutely malnourished children in 2017 916 000 people internally displaced due to drought & conflict in 2017

Over 875 000 Somali refugees in neighbouring countries (sources: FEWS NET, FSNAU, UNHCR,
UNICEF)

EU humanitarian funding: €119 million in 2017

Introduction

19 Oct 2017 description
  • According to WHO's report of 17 October, between 1 August and 15 October, 849 cases (suspected, probable and confirmed) have been recorded, including 67 deaths. The case fatality rate is 7,9%. Of the 849 reported cases, 9,2% were confirmed, 35% classified as probable and 55% remain suspect. Of these, 568 cases (67%) were clinically classified as pneumonic plague, 155 (18,3%) as bubonic plague. At least 39 healthcare workers have contracted plague since the beginning of the outbreak.

19 Oct 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

The conflict in Rakhine started in 2012 and displaced about 140,000 individuals. During the period 2015-16, about 25,000 IDPs were resettled near their original home by the government. On 9 October 2016 an armed group attack on border guards in Northern Rakhine and the retaliation by the Myanmar army caused severe unrest and affected the lives of thousands of people especially in Northern Rakhine. The violence intensified further on 25 August 2017.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • In September, WFP assisted 13,028 refugees with full entitlements and 15,855 with partial entitlements (8,087 woman 6,066 girls 8,087 men and 6,643 boys).

Operational Updates

  • In September, all five food commodities were available in all settlements without any reductions.

19 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank

Europe and Central Asia Region Sees Stronger Growth, Amidst Rise in Migration

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues to provide food assistance to Ivoirian returnees. During the month of August, the pace of return was very slow due to the rainy season and only 675 new returnees were provided with food assistance upon arrival in the country.

  • Critical shortfalls hinder continuous support to people targeted for assistance and longer-term planning for nutrition and resilience activities under the PRRO and the Country Programme.

Operational Updates

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP India Country Office has concluded the mid-term review (MTR) of its work in India under Country Strategic Plan 2015-18. The MTR has appreciated the transition of the CO to non-food technical assistance and provided recommendations on way forward.

19 Oct 2017 description

This district profile outlines the current activities by partner organisations (POs) in post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction. It is based on 4W and secondary data collected from POs on their recent activities pertaining to housing sector. Further, it captures a wide range of planned, ongoing and completed activities within the HRRP framework. For additional information, please refer to the HRRP dashboard.

NEWS & UPDATES

19 Oct 2017 description

This district profile outlines the current activities by partner organisations (POs) in post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction. It is based on 4W and secondary data collected from POs on their recent activities pertaining to housing sector. Further, it captures a wide range of planned, ongoing and completed activities within the HRRP framework. For additional information, please refer to the HRRP dashboard.

NEWS & UPDATES

19 Oct 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Las nacionalidades más comunes de los solicitantes de asilo son venezolanas, ucranianas y sirias.

  • Cruz Roja trabaja en este ámbito en coordinación con el Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social.

19 Oct 2017 description

This district profile outlines the current activities by partner organisations (POs) in post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction. It is based on 4W and secondary data collected from POs on their recent activities pertaining to housing sector. Further, it captures a wide range of planned, ongoing and completed activities within the HRRP framework. For additional information, please refer to the HRRP dashboard.

NEWS & UPDATES

19 Oct 2017 description

This district profile outlines the current activities by partner organisations (POs) in post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction. It is based on 4W and secondary data collected from POs on their recent activities pertaining to housing sector. Further, it captures a wide range of planned, ongoing and completed activities within the HRRP framework. For additional information, please refer to the HRRP dashboard.

NEWS & UPDATES

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and the vulnerable local populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined by limited funding.

Operational Updates

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

During the first week of Aug 6,375 Community Schools teachers were trained on ILO’s SCREAMStop Child Labour Education Train-the-Trainer topics like class management, education assessment, lesson curriculum analysis, active learning, child protection, teaching tools, lesson planning, nutrition and emergency preparedness.

Operational Updates

19 Oct 2017 description

This district profile outlines the current activities by partner organisations (POs) in post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction. It is based on 4W and secondary data collected from POs on their recent activities pertaining to housing sector. Further, it captures a wide range of planned, ongoing and completed activities within the HRRP framework. For additional information, please refer to the HRRP dashboard.

NEWS & UPDATES

  1. A new NRA Chief has been appointed in Bhaktapur.

19 Oct 2017 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • A report handed to Kenya's Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu also showed that the 1,000 were from a sample of 2,500 people who sought treatment from hospitals in the area.

  • During his tour of the area, Marsabit Governor Mohamud Ali listed a number of challenges faced by the region’s health department, among them lack of specialists in the county.

  • The governor also urged the Health ministry to help him with his plans to establish a branch of the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) in Marsabit.

19 Oct 2017 description

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the recent Taliban attacks in Paktya and Ghazni that claimed the lives of more than 60 people, many civilians, and injured at least 200.

The Mission demands the immediate end to the use of massive, indiscriminate explosive devices in areas regularly peopled by civilians.