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20 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED

Depuis le mois d’avril 2015, le Burundi fait face à des conditions d’instabilité socio-politique dont les conséquences croissantes ne cessent de porter préjudice à la sécurité alimentaire et aux moyens d’existence des ménages. L’instabilité affecte davantage les populations urbaines et rurales les plus vulnérables, qui vivent dans des zones exposées de façon récurrente à l’insécurité alimentaire et à la malnutrition.

20 Sep 2017 description

"We used to easily be able to harvest three crops a year. Now we can barely harvest a single crop," says one farmer

By Rina Chandran

NAGAPATTINAM, India, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vinod Kumar remembers a time, not so long ago, when the fields in his village in the southern state of Tamil Nadu were green all year round.

His family lived comfortably from its farmland of just over 2 acres (0.8 hectares), growing vegetables, coconuts and millet irrigated by the Cauvery river and the rain.

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

19 de septiembre, 2017 — El presidente de Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, enfatizó hoy el papel esencial de la agricultura familiar para el desarrollo sostenible de los países y anunció que copatrocinará una resolución para declarar una década dedicada a apoyar esa actividad económica.

20 Sep 2017 description

Resumen

  • Cientos de miles de personas continúan afectadas tras el paso, durante más de 72 horas, del huracán Irma, que dejó daños considerables en las viviendas, la infraestructura electroenergética, el sector agropecuario, la salud y la educación.

  • Cuba aplaza por un mes elecciones primarias debido a las graves afectaciones ocasionadas por el huracán.

  • El Sistema de las Naciones Unidas en Cuba presentó hoy en La Habana su Plan de Acción para movilizar 55,8 millones de USD en apoyo a 2,15 millones de personas damnificadas.

20 Sep 2017 description

Hundreds of thousands of people remain affected after more than 72 hours of Hurricane Irma battering Cuba, which inflicted serious damage to the housing, energy, communications, agriculture, health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and education sectors throughout the country.

  • Cuba has postponed, for a month, primary elections in the country due to the emergency situation.

  • Today, in Havana, the United Nations System in Cuba (UNS) presented a US $55.8 million Action Plan to address the urgent needs of 2.15 million people.

20 Sep 2017 description

Over a week after the impact of Hurricane Irma to 13 of Cuba's 15 provinces, severe damage to vital sectors such as housing, electro-energetic infrastructure, water supply, food production, health and education are still being reported. Recovery is expected to take time and resources are not yet fully estimated. Severe damage to tunnels, pavement, bridges, causeways, airports, and main and secondary roads still obstructs the transportation of people and resources in Guantánamo, Ciego de Avila, Matanzas and La Habana Provinces.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

After completing a fact-finding mission in Cuba to identify those most in need, Oxfam is working with partners and Cuban officials to respond to the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Irma.

One of the most powerful storms in recent history, Irma killed ten people on the island and caused damage to 13 of Cuba’s 15 provinces. Oxfam toured the hardest-hit areas, finding collapsed roofs, flooded fields, downed trees and power lines, and a collapse of electricity and water supply systems.

19 Sep 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time. Information bulletins no.1, 2, 3 and 4 are available here. This will be the last information update specifically related to Hurricane Irma.

The Situation

19 Sep 2017 description

KASAI REGION CRISIS: SCALING UP RESPONSE FOR DISPLACED PEOPLE; UNICEF LAUNCHES “BACK-TO-SCHOOL” CAMPAIGN

19 Sep 2017 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012, in the arid south-east region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, largescale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali.

The protracted displacement situation in Mbera exercises a considerable pressure on already limited local resources in the Bassikounou region.

19 Sep 2017 description

Executive Summary

Violent conflicts between nomadic herders from northern Nigeria and sedentary agrarian communities in the central and southern zones have escalated in recent years and are spreading southward, threatening the country’s security and stability.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

Durante el presente periodo se viene registrando heladas (temperaturas iguales o inferiores a 0°C) en gran parte de las zonas alto andinas y altiplánicas que se encuentran por encima de los 3,500 msnm. Esta situación viene afectando de manera significativa la vida y salud de las personas.

Desde el 18 de abril, se registran descenso de temperaturas afectando a la vida y salud y áreas de cultivo en las provincias y distritos de la región Cusco.

19 Sep 2017 description

In the central areas of the country, where basic services have not yet been restored, water provision with tank trucks has been increased and processed food supply has been set up. Shelter is among the most affected sectors. Central provinces of Villa Clara and Ciego de Ávila account for about 50,000 damaged houses. Joint work is being carried out in the recovery of damaged health facilities. Collapsed medical offices of affected communities are relocated. The number of affected schools has risen to 2,186.

19 Sep 2017 description

Thirty years ago, families in Mozambique’s village of Nhantumbi could rely on regular rainfall to cultivate their crops and feed their families. Since then, unpredictable rains, deforestation and unsustainable agricultural practices have caused a steep decline in productivity in Nhantumbi and neighboring villages.

The 2015/2016 El Niño exacerbated the situation, bringing the worst drought the area had seen in three decades. Facing total crop failure, households were forced to look elsewhere for food. Many migrated closer to the Zambian border to find work.

19 Sep 2017 description

La Villa de Los Santos, Panamá, 18 de septiembre 2017 – Con el fin de obtener información relevante para construir planes municipales que atiendan las necesidades actuales y futuras con relación a los Recursos Hídricos se desarrolló del 11 al 14 de Julio del proyecto la segunda sesión de trabajo con los Grupos Focales de Participación “Fortalecimiento de la Resiliencia de los Recursos Hídricos frente al Cambio Climático en dos ciudades de la cuenca del río La Villa en el Arco Seco de Panamá” ,en donde participaron actores clave de los municipios de Chitré y Los Santos, la …

19 Sep 2017 description

19 September 2017, Baghdad, Iraq – The Federal Ministry of Health Iraq and World Health Organization (WHO) concluded in Baghdad a five- day workshop to develop a national action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) for Iraq.

19 Sep 2017 description

Highlights
- In August 2017, the average retail price of wheat and wheat flour negligibly decreased by 1.2% and 0.9%, respectively; the price of rice Irri‐6 negligibly increased by 0.2% and that of rice Basmati slightly increased by 1.7% from the previous month (July 2017);
- Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) negligibly increased by 0.19% from July 2017, whereas it has slightly increased by 3.41% from the same month last year (August 2016);

19 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Rapid response missions are ongoing in Haat, Jonglei and another being prepared for Ayod, Jonglei to take place in the second week of September.

  • Seed fairs complete for the second planting season in Central Equatoria (Juba and Terekeka counties) and Western Equatoria (western region), targetinng 16 258 households.

  • Direct distribution of livelihood kits for the second planting season is complete in Terekeka and ongoing in Western Equatoria, targeting 32 293 households.