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18 Aug 2018 description

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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

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Following below-average 2018 harvests in many parts of the region, poor households in southern areas of Malawi, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, and central and southern Mozambique are expected to continue facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes through at least January. In eastern DRC, where conflict continues to disrupt households' access to food and income, Crisis (IPC Phase 3) is also expected. The rest of the region is likely to maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) or Stressed (IPC Phase 2) throughout the projection period.

18 Aug 2018 description
report Government of India

The Prime Minister visited Kerala to review the situation arising out of floods in the State. After a review meeting, he made an aerial assessment of the damages caused due to floods in some of the affected areas of the State, as permitted by weather conditions. During the aerial survey, the Prime Minister was accompanied by the Governor, the Chief Minister, Shri K.J. Alphons (Union Minister of State) and officials.

The Prime Minister expressed his grief and sorrow on the unfortunate deaths and damage caused to lives and property due to floods.

18 Aug 2018 description

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  • L’évolution de la campagne agricole est jugée moyenne à travers le pays grâce à la reprise salutaire des pluies en début d’aout. Toutefois, la baisse des réalisations à cause de la faiblesse des pluies en début de saison et les dégâts des déprédateurs réduiront les productions de céréales par endroits. Les bonnes pluies attendues jusqu’en septembre augurent d’une production globalement moyenne à bonne dans le pays.

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

Ongoing humanitarian assistance is alleviating food difficulties in the current lean season

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17 Aug 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Medida tiene vigencia de 30 días calendario

El Ejecutivo declaró el estado de emergencia en 116 distritos de 38 provincias de los departamentos de Apurímac, Ayacucho, Arequipa, Huancavelica, Huánuco, Puno y Lima, debido a los daños producidos por las heladas y nevadas.

Esta medida de excepción tiene una duración de 30 días calendario y permitirá la ejecución de medidas y acciones de excepción inmediatas y necesarias de respuesta y rehabilitación que correspondan, según establece un Decreto Supremo publicado hoy en el Diario Oficial El Peruano.

17 Aug 2018 description

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○ Prices of diesel and butane gas started to increase across Syria after more than a year seeing a falling trend. Diesel increased by eight percent since May while butane gas increased by three percent.

○ The highest diesel prices and increases were found in opposition held areas (XB), which also face other challenges such as high food basket prices and low wages for unskilled labour. Moreover, the average price of commercial bread was SYP 230/bundle in the three XB areas compared to the national average of SYP 140/ bundle.

17 Aug 2018 description

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○ The national average food basket price peaked at SYP 40,551 in December 2016, 10.6 times higher than the national five year pre-crisis average. By May 2018, WFP’s nation average food basket price by had reduced 40 percent.

○ All food basket prices in May continued to be much higher than in precrisis times. The average price of a food basket in May 2018 was 670 percent higher than the five year pre-crisis average (2006-2010).

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

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○ Across Syria, prices continue to fall month on month, albeit at the slowest rate since January 2018.
The average cost of the monthly food basket in April decreased by one percent since March.

○ The average wholesale price of wheat grain on local markets increased in April reaching US$ 440/ MT, more than double the wholesale price of wheat on international markets (US$213/MT).

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
report Concern Worldwide

As the global community prepares to mark World Humanitarian Day, the joint challenges of conflict and hunger are at the forefront of our minds. Concern’s Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Caitriona Dowd, shares five things to know about conflict and hunger, and what can be done to break the cycle.

1. Conflict is on the rise and is driving humanitarian needs

17 Aug 2018 description

This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator Lao PDR in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The next report is expected to be issued on Thursday 23 August 2018.

Highlights

  • The Sekaman hydro-power plant in Attapeu has released water today as river levels are rising due to continuous rain in the area.

16 Aug 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 16 ago (AGN).- El Consejo Nacional de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (Conasan) aprobó hoy una hoja de ruta para atender la emergencia provocada por la canícula prolongada en Guatemala, la cual ha dañado cultivos en varios departamentos.

Ministros, viceministros, secretarios y funcionarios de distintas entidades gubernamentales aprobaron el plan durante la segunda reunión extraordinaria del Conasan, que dirigió este jueves el presidente en funciones, Jafeth Cabrera.

16 Aug 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2019