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15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Tanzania began implementing its new Country Strategic Plan on 01 July 2017.

  • A critical shortfall in funding WFP’s refugee operation persists. Rations of maize meal were reduced to 70 percent for July distributions.
    Further ration reductions are expected in August if additional funding is not available.

  • Over 30,000 farmers have received training on Post-Harvest Management through the Farm to Market Alliance initiative.

Operational Updates

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • In response to the needs of the 2017 lean season,
    WFP carried out targeting activities to identify the beneficiaries of the National Emergency Plan (PUSA 2017) validated by the Government to mitigate the adverse effects of food insecurity and malnutrition.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage homegrown hunger solutions.

  • The refugee operation is currently experiencing significant funding shortfalls which may lead to interruptions in the provision of food assistance.

  • A new phase of the prevention of stunting programme under the Country Programme was not initiated at the beginning of the year because of funding shortfalls.

15 Sep 2017 description
report IRIN

Climate change makes life harder for Senegalese farmers in many different ways: shorter rainy seasons, more frequent and longer dry spells and droughts, a lower water table, floods, coastal erosion, destruction of mangroves, and disruption of fish stocks. But most pernicious of all is the salinization of soil across large tracts of coastal and riverine farmland.

Read more on IRIN.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Mali entered the lean season in June and some 601,000 people are estimated to be in urgent need of food assistance (compared to 425,000 in 2016). More than half of them are in conflict-affected areas in the north or in the central region of Mali where they suffer from localised droughts and excessive flooding combined with widespread insecurity.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Tropical storm Sonca-17 has caused heavy rains and flash floods in six provinces. WFP and the Government are conducting rapid assessments.
    Stocks of rice and canned fish are available, and emergency food assistance can be provided to the affected populations in case of need.

  • The cash-based transfers programme will be expanded to 33 schools from September. It will complement the in-kind assistance already provided by WFP to ensure children receive a diversified lunch made with fresh local food.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Long rains assessment has found that 3.4 million people are acutely food insecure, up from 2.6 million in February.

  • WFP reached 93,500 women and children through the treatment and prevention programmes.

  • WFP supported the State Department for Special Programmes to register and disburse cash to 526,000 drought-affected people.

  • The Ministry of Education has finalised the national school meals sustainability road map for an accelerated handover from WFP.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • A contact with the technical services of agriculture and unions of the bean producers of the prefecture of Mali was carried out and is still in process, in order to explore the potential local purchases existing in the region.

Operational Updates

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP will be collaborating with the Ministry of Special Initiatives under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme in Ghana. These projects include the “One Village One Dam” Agriculture Infrastructure (markets and warehouses) and small businesses for women and youth.

  • The draft Ghana Zero Hunger Strategic Review report, has been reviewed by the national technical committee, pending final review by the Advisory Board and production of the final version for launching.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • From 4 to 10 July, a new influx of Central African Republic refugees was reported in Southern Chad. A total of 756 people were registered as refugees by UNHCR and transferred to the site of Diba. On 21 July, WFP provided them with monthly voucher assistance at full ration level.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

• The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated US$4.8 million to flood response efforts in Nepal.

• To-date, over 1 million flood affected people have benefited from humanitarian assistance from 9 Clusters.

• Preparations for next week’s elections in Province 2 have contributed to a slow-down of relief activies.

• Cluster specific detailed assessments are still ongoing.

• Repairs to damaged roads has eased access constraints.

Situation Overview

15 Sep 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Since 11 August 2017, heavy monsoon rains have caused intense flooding across more than one-third of Bangladesh. According to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) this floods are the worst in the last four decades. As of 27 August 2017, the Government of Bangladesh reports that the floods have affected 32 districts in the northern, North-Eastern and Central parts of the country due to the overflowing of the Brahmaputra-Jamuna river.

15 Sep 2017 description

The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to further integrate agricultural development and climate responsiveness. CSA aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance resilience, and minimise greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions. Increased planning is vital in order to address tradeoffs and synergies between the three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation [1].

15 Sep 2017 description

The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness. It aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance resilience, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases (GHGs), and require planning to address trade-offs and synergies between these three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation [1].

15 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cholera transmission increases in northeastern Nigeria, with more than 1,900 suspected and confirmed cases and 44 related deaths

  • Conflict and insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin continue to limit agricultural production and food availability

  • The number of displaced persons in northeastern Nigeria decreases by 4 percent compared to June figures

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

15 Sep 2017 description

Este reporte ha sido elaborado desde la Oficina de la Coordinadora Residente del Sistema de Naciones Unidas en Cuba. Cubre el período de las 14.00 del 13 de septiembre a las 12.00 al 14 de septiembre (hora local). El siguiente reporte será emitido el 15 de septiembre de 2017.

Resumen

  • Presidente de Cuba Raúl Castro Ruz, dirige reunión del Consejo de Defensa Nacional.
    Máximas autoridades del gobierno recorren los territorios y enclaves económicos más afectados por el huracán Irma, a su paso por Cuba en la noche del 8 de septiembre.

15 Sep 2017 description

This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator. It covers the period from 14:00 hrs. on September 013 th to 12:00 hrs. on September 14 th .The next report will be issued on or around 15/09

Highlights

  • President Raul Castro Ruz, led a meeting with the National Defense Council. The highest government officials traveled through territories and economic enclaves most affected by Hurricane Irma.

15 Sep 2017 description

Early Warnings by Region:

Crop conditions in the greater Northern Uganda region remain affected by major rainfall deficits from the early stages of the season. Conditions are currently average and improving due to above average rainfall during July.

In-Season

15 Sep 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

In August, the number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries reached the 2 million mark. Of those, 1 million are in Uganda. Fighting in the Equatorias and Upper Nile continue to displace thousands of people. According to health partners, the cholera outbreak was declining due to the multi-sectoral response in the affected areas.

14 Sep 2017 description

Santa Cruz, 14 de septiembre.- Atendiendo a las solicitudes de ayuda emitida por los municipios de El Trigal y Vallegrande en sus respectivas declaratorias de desastre municipal por sequía, la Gobernación Cruceña realizó el segundo envío de forraje destinado para el consumo del ganado que se ha visto afectado por el mencionado fenómeno natural.