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18 Oct 2017 description


  • Following a rapid site verification from 4–6 October that identified 108 occupied collective centres housing 2,911 individuals, the IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) team in Dominica rolled out rapid site assessments targeting all these centres from 11–17 October.
    Nineteen collective sites in schools scheduled to reopen by 16 October were targeted as priority locations in order to support the provision of assistance and deliver return or relocation support from these locations.

18 Oct 2017 description


La situation de l’épidémie de la peste affecte actuellement 38 Districts, qui se répartissent dans 17 Régions de Madagascar. Généralement, 805 cas de peste ont été notifiés, dont:

  • 595 de formes pulmonaires ;
  • 210 de formes buboniques.

Le bilan fait état de 74 décès, avec un taux de létalité national de 9,2 % (c’est le rapport du nombre de décès avec le nombre total des cas notifiés).

Parmi ces cas notifiés:

18 Oct 2017 description

Saving lives through faster emergency response

In June 2004, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was shaken by widespread crises, notably in the East of the country. To ensure that response organizations had the financial and material means to react quickly, the humanitarian community implemented a Rapid Response Mechanism program in October 2004.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Bond


This briefing has been been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. These NGOs are either actively operational in these contexts or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval.

18 Oct 2017 description

Summary Points

  • Maize grain as usual was the most traded commodity in the region followed by dry beans, rice and then sorghum. See Figure 1.

  • Staple commodity prices especially for maize are expected to remain above last year and five year average prices despite near average harvest in the region with spatial pockets of deficit within and between countries because carryover stocks are low, tightening supplies available for trade.

18 Oct 2017 description

Sustained assistance needed in Somalia, Ethiopia where below-average Deyr rains are forecast

Key Messages

18 Oct 2017 description

“We agree with the UN’s food and agriculture organisations (FAO, IFAD, WFP) that people living in rural areas in developing countries must be given assistance on site to help them find their livelihoods and not be forced to leave their homes”, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Minster of State for Public Administration Andrea Gulyás stressed on Monday at a press conference in Budapest to mark World Food Day.