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10 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Approximately 155,200 refugees and undocumented persons return to Afghanistan from Pakistan between January and November 2017

• GoP restrictions constrain INGO activities in Pakistan

• USAID responds to needs of vulnerable returnee populations in FATA and KPk

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Jan 2018 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected water extent as of 09 January 2018 over Soaneriana Ivongo district, Analanjirofo region, in Madagascar as detected by Radarsat-2. Limited standing waters can be observed in the area. These zones are mainly agricultural and/or swamps. These waters are the results of recent heavy rains following the cyclone AVA-18 which made landfall the 05 January 2018.

10 Jan 2018 description

This paper is one in a series of briefings that analyse how the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) builds rural households’ resilience to different climate shocks. This paper examines how MGNREGS is helping households in West Singhbhum District, Jharkhand, India, build resilience to drought.

10 Jan 2018 description

This paper examines how the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) helps households in South Sikkim, India, build resilience to winter drought. It is one in a series of briefings that analyse how the scheme builds the resilience of rural households in different states to different climate shocks. The goal of the series is to identify options for Indian policymakers to integrate climate risk management into MGNREGS.

10 Jan 2018 description

La Paz, 10 ene (ABI).- El ministro de Desarrollo Rural y Tierras, César Cocarico, informó el miércoles que, en coordinación con los ganaderos del país, se elaboró un plan de contingencia para llevar a las reses a zonas altas y evitar pérdidas por lluvias y posibles inundaciones, específicamente en el oriente boliviano.

10 Jan 2018 description

This report assesses the potential for strengthening ‘shock-sensitive’ social protection in Malawi. Bringing together recent experiences and knowledge, it analyses the ways in which existing social protection system components can more effectively prepare for and address the impacts of events that result in humanitarian emergency response. It provides clear options and recommendations for a more shock-sensitive social protection approach in Malawi.

The report focuses on the following social protection system components:

10 Jan 2018 description

This paper is one in a series of briefings that analyse how the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) builds rural households’ resilience to different climate shocks. This paper examines how MGNREGS is helping households in Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh, India, build resilience to cyclones.

10 Jan 2018 description

This paper is one in a series of briefings that analyse how the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) builds rural households’ resilience to different climate shocks. This paper examines how MGNREGS is helping households in Mayurbhanj District, Odisha, India, build resilience through convergence with other government departments to help households develop new horticulture livelihoods that strengthen rural livelihoods and improve productivity in the face of drought and flooding.

10 Jan 2018 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected water extent as of 07 January 2018 over Toamasina districts, Atsinanana Region, in Madagascar as detected by Sentinel-1. Some standing water areas could be observed north and south of Toamasina, mainly in the agricultural and/or open areas along the river. It is likely that floodwaters have been systematically underestimated along highly vegetated areas along main river banks and within built-up urban areas because of the special characteristics of the satellite data used. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field.

10 Jan 2018 description
report Christian Aid

By Michael Arunga, Programme Communications Advisor, Christian Aid.

One might be forgiven for assuming that any country overflowing with valuable natural resources is also, by definition, overflowing with wealth and prosperity. History, however, has taught us otherwise. This is certainly the case for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Rich in gold, gas, diamonds and other rare minerals, this vast nation is also home to one of the worst – and most under-reported – humanitarian crises of recent times.

10 Jan 2018 description
report Islamic Relief

Over the past year, drought, famine, ongoing conflict and food insecurity have continued to devastate the lives of families across East Africa.

Across South Sudan and Somalia, an estimated 11.2 million people are facing critical levels of food scarcity. With chronic water shortages, livestock and crops are failing. Food prices are rising and with a lack of safe water, communities are also vulnerable to life-threatening illnesses such as cholera, diphtheria and diarrhoea.

10 Jan 2018 description
report Oxfam
  • 22.9M People affected by drought in the region

  • 15M Food insecure people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

  • 1.8 M People displaced in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia by drought conditions

  • $1.5 billion Horn of Africa Drought Response funding gap

Context Highlights

10 Jan 2018 description

With sweltering heat—temperatures often over 40 degrees Celsius—and either extreme humidity or dust, life in the UN protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu, South Sudan, is harsh by any measure. 1.6 million square metres of land, while surrounded with trees and swamps, are bare out of necessity. With the congestion and large population – approximately 112,000 people displaced by the ongoing conflict – tree cover is hard to find as the need for space for shelters, clinics and other basic infrastructure has led to deforestation.

10 Jan 2018 description

October to December 2017 Deyr rainfall below average in most regions of Somalia

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • About 1,500 people returned to their home villages in Dafag, ending 10 years of asylum in CAR - UNHCR

  • As of 31 December 2017, the HRP funding level stood at 45.4 per cent of the US$804 million budgeted.

  • MSF-Spain to phase out of Sortony, North Darfur, due to the improved health situation in the area.

  • Plan International WASH interventions in two IDP camps in North Darfur to end in February 2018.

  • UK contributes over £71.5 million towards aid operations in Sudan.

09 Jan 2018 description

Santa Cruz, 8 ene (ABI).- El secretario general de la Central Campesina de la comunidad de Hardeman del municipio de San Pedro, Eufronio Herrera, reportó el lunes que al menos 5.000 familias perdieron sus sembradíos y no pueden utilizar más de 30.000 hectáreas de tierras, porque están anegadas por el desborde del río Piraí de Santa Cruz.

09 Jan 2018 description

Trinidad, 9 ene (ABI).- El presidente de la Asociación de Ganaderos de la provincia Cercado del Beni, Jorge Wichtendall, informó el martes que ese sector se mantiene alertas a las lluvias y golpe de agua que desembocará del Chapare de Cochabamba, pero también el caudal que se recibirá desde Santa Cruz.

"Más que todo estamos preocupados por el agua que se anuncia llegará a Trinidad de la zona alta", dijo a los periodistas.

09 Jan 2018 description

Cochabamba, 9 ene (ABI).- El poblador indígena, César Cortez, pidió el martes ayuda a las autoridades departamentales para más de 80 familias Bia Recuaté y Táchira que quedaron afectadas por el desborde del río Chimoré, en el trópico de Cochabamba.

"Quisiera pedir una colaboración al pueblo de Cochabamba, que nos dé una manito por estas inundaciones (...), son (familias) Bia Recuaté y Táchira. Son dos comunidades que viven en la misma tierra comunitaria de origen", dijo a los periodistas.

09 Jan 2018 description

Three spokes in his back wheel have almost come off, but farmer Kunwar Munda adjusts his feet and continues to cycle. Even as the breeze rushes through his hair, it is never enough to match the scorching sun. Trees and the ground have been burnt stoney brown and dry.

After almost an hour of cycling, Munda arrives at a tented location in Mungadih village in Angara block in the eastern state of Jharkhand in India.

09 Jan 2018 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected water extent as of 07 January 2018 over Mananjary district, Vatovavy-Fitovinany region, in Madagascar as detected by Sentinel-1. ~ 1000 ha of land over the communes of Tsiatosika and ~1300 ha in Ankatafana seem to be inundated. These zones are mainly agricultural and/or swamps. These waters are the results of recent heavy rains following the cyclone AVA-18 which made landfall the 05 January 2018.