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report ACTED

INTRODUCTION TO ACTED & BACKGROUND

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Inside this Newsletter

  • FSAC achievements up to 3rd quarter 2017
  • Update on Seasonal Food Security Assessment (SFSA) 2017
  • Update on IPC analysis workshop in Kabul
  • CHF & CERF 2017 update
  • Study on Vertical Home Gardening Pilot Activity in Kabul Informal Settlement by ACF
  • FSAC early warning information working group update
  • Afghanistan market price update
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Situation Générale en décembre 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-février 2018

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report ACTED

Zeyna, veuve et mère de quatre enfants, vit dans la région de Ménaka, au nord du Mali. Autrefois, son petit élevage de chèvres lui donnait un revenu et de quoi nourrir ses enfants. Elle a malheureusement perdu son troupeau, faute de nourriture pour bétail et de soins vétérinaires, se retrouvant ainsi dans une situation de grande vulnérabilité, confrontée à l’insécurité alimentaire et à la pauvreté.

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by Uzmi Athar | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 4 January 2018 02:00 GMT

India, one of the world's largest food producers, is trying to tackle waste during production, processing, retailing and consumption

By Uzmi Athar

NEW DELHI, Jan 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Bhaskar Kumar it is a struggle to name green leafy vegetables found in India for his homework as his staple diet is rice and salt with vegetables served only on festive occasions.

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Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

04 Jan 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Farmers of El Gash agricultural project in Sudan’s Kassala predict the failure of the winter agricultural season due to drought, government neglect, and a lack of harvest workers. El Gedaref farmers fear a similar failure.

Farmer Ahmad Hassan told Radio Dabanga that the productivity of 10 acres has fallen to four sacks of sorghum instead of dozens in the previous seasons.

He accused the authorities of neglecting the project and failing to do its duty to clean the water channels of silt and musket trees which led to the agricultural land drying-up.

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Oruchinga settlement, opened as a transit center in 1959 and was officially established as a settlement in 1961, hosts more than 6,900 refugees from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. The settlement is not receiving new arrivals, aside from family reunifications, referrals, and protection cases. Although shelter and infrastructure are developed, and the refugees seem to be well integrated with the host community, protection concerns and conflict over land and resources remain a challenge.

Gaps & Challenges

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This Situation Update describes events occurring in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District during the period between June and August 2017, including education, healthcare, villagers’ livelihood, land issues, development and military activity.

03 Jan 2018 description

Trinidad, 3 ene (ABI).- El gerente de la Federación de Ganaderos del Beni y Pando, Carmelo Arteaga, informó el miércoles que ese sector está alerta para recibir el caudal de agua de la zona del Chapare de Cochabamba y de Santa Cruz, donde según informes meteorológicos se registraron fuertes lluvias.

"Esa agua, inevitablemente, va a llegar al departamento del Beni, a través del río Grande y luego el río Mamoré; por lo que en aproximadamente una semana vamos a tener la afectación", dijo a los periodistas.

03 Jan 2018 description

Cochabamba, 3 ene (ABI).- El municipio de Puerto Villarroel del trópico de Cochabamba fue declarado como zona de desastre natural por las inundaciones y daños agropecuarios e infraestructurales que causaron las lluvias registradas en esa jurisdicción, desde diciembre de 2017, informó el miércoles el responsable de la Unidad de Gestión de Riesgos de esa región, Juan Flores.

"Se ha emitido una declaratoria de zona de desastre municipal por las lluvias que hemos tenido a partir del 23 y el 24 de diciembre del año pasado", informó a la ABI.

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Highlights

• The final report of the Zero Hunger Review was officially presented to the President of Senegal in November 2017.

• WFP and the National Agricultural Insurance Company (CNAAS), organised a workshop on the weather index insurance’s expansion in Senegal. The index insurance is one of WFP key innovations.

• Through various activities, the country office staff participated in WFP’s annual campaign, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

Operational Updates

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Highlights

• Launch ceremony of the National Strategic Review of Food Security and Nutrition on 24 November has been an opportunity for Government, UN and other partners to reaffirm their commitment to the Zero Hunger target. • The results of the Cadre Harmonisé analysis estimate that 4.1 million of people will be food insecure during the 2018 lean season, including 800,000 in need of humanitarian assistance. This is a marked deterioration from 2017. • The roll out of SCOPE, the beneficiary and transfer management platform, has started with 1,200 households.

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Highlights

• A national consultation has been held with government partners as part of preparatory activities towards the 2019/23 Country Strategic Plan.

• Senior technical, policy planning, monitoring and evaluation directors of about 30 key Ministries,
Departments and agencies identified their priority areas for collaboration with WFP in achieving zero hunger, as well as the indicators and targets to be met under SDG 2.

Operational Updates

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Highlights

• Three of the ten targeted women production groups assisted with various agricultural equipment and training were able to showcase their first harvest of fresh products during the International Exhibition of Agriculture and Animal Resources (SARA 2017).

• Under the food assistance for assets (FFA) programme planned to assist 8,000 returnees and vulnerable host people through cash-based transfers from October to December 2017, 7,924 were actively engaged in asset creation and livelihood activities.

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General Situation during December 2017 Forecast until mid-February 2018

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report Government of Peru

16:37. Lima, ene. 2. El ministro de Agricultura y Riego, José Hernández, informó hoy que hasta el momento su sector ha invertido 800 millones de soles en la Reconstrucción con Cambios, la misma que se encuentra en la fase preventiva.

“Nosotros ya estamos muy avanzados, hemos invertido casi 800 millones de soles en la descolmatación y encauzamiento de los principales ríos del país desde Zarumilla (Tumbes) hasta Ica”, manifestó.