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13 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Public health systems have critical and clear relevance to the World Bank’s twin goals of poverty eradication and boosting shared prosperity. In particular, they are impacted by, and must respond to, significant threats at human-animal-environment interface. Most obvious are the diseases shared between humans and animals (“zoonotic” diseases), which comprise more than 60 percent of known human infectious pathogens; but also aspects of vector-borne disease, food and water safety and security, and antimicrobial resistance.

13 Feb 2018 description

WFP works with partners to design and implement a range of programming tools to increase climate resilience, employing integrated climate risk management, disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation approaches. WFP’s aim is to allow food insecure communities, institutions and governments to prepare for, respond to and recover from climate shocks. Check out our brochure to learn more on WFP climate resilience tools.

13 Feb 2018 description

By Thin Lei Win

ROME, Feb 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed with smartphones, thousands of smallholder farmers across Latin America are set to benefit from a technology boost that will help them deal better with the effects of climate change.

A three-year agreement will see farmers receive vital information such as weather forecasts and early warnings via their smartphones, as well as online training and equipment to help improve water usage.

12 Feb 2018 description

Joint FAO-UNDP Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme provides advanced training on evaluation techniques and tools to improve adaptation planning

December 2017, Zambia – By improving the capacity of its ministries to monitor and evaluate the impact of climate change actions, the Government of Zambia is ramping up its efforts to plan for low-carbon, climate-resilient development, and reach global goals for poverty reduction, food security and climate action outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

12 Feb 2018 description

Contexto de Seguridad

La Defensoría del Pueblo emitió una Alerta Temprana de Inminencia ante la situación de riesgo a la que se encuentra expuesta la población civil del municipio de Tierralta. En el informe se indica que esta situación se deriva principalmente por las agresiones por parte de miembros de las Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia, las supuestas purgas al interior de organizaciones armadas ilegales y el desarrollo de operativos por parte de la Fuerza Pública.

12 Feb 2018 description

Le changement climatique a des effets néfastes sur la sécurité alimentaire et les moyens de subsistance au Bénin, alors que 70% de la population surtout dans les milieux ruraux ne vivent que de l’agriculture. Pour réduire la vulnérabilité des populations aux impacts négatifs du changement climatique, le Gouvernement du Bénin vient de mettre en place le projet « moyens de subsistance durables ».

12 Feb 2018 description

05/02/2018 Nadi, Fiji With the effects of climate change and extreme weather events disproportionately affecting people in Asia and the Pacific, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is urging the region’s media to focus more attention on raising awareness of the need for all stakeholders to scale up adaptation and mitigation efforts to protect Asia-Pacific’s agriculture and food systems for current and future generations.

10 Feb 2018 description

Cox's Bazar – Boris Johnson, United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary, met with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on 10 February and described as “unimaginable” the conditions they will face when the monsoon hits their camps in coming weeks.

The foreign secretary, who was due to meet with state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar on Sunday 11 February, promised to help after refugees broke down in tears while telling him their experiences, fears and concerns at a meeting hosted by IOM, the UN migration Agency.

10 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

Moki Edwin Kindzeka

GAROUA, CAMEROON — Cameroon says its northern border with Nigeria and Chad and most of the Lake Chad basin face a food crisis because of desertification and the Boko Haram conflict that stopped farmers from doing their work.

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
541 000 people

FAO requires
USD 15 million

period
January – December 2018

The conflict in South Sudan is entering its fifth year and the threat of famine is expected to increase in 2018. This will lead to further refugees arriving in neighbouring countries. It is critical to improve the livelihoods, and food security and nutrition of refugees and host communities, in order to achieve self-reliance and build resilience.

Objectives

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
58 100 million people

FAO requires
USD 6.2 million

period
January – December 2018

Caught between two major protracted crises in neighbouring countries,
Cameroon continues to face a sharp deterioration in its food security situation. In 2018, agriculture and livestock support will be critical towards strengthening vulnerable communities’ livelihoods.

Objectives

FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
485 000 people

FAO requires
USD 22.4 million

period
March – December 2018

Since 25 August 2017, 688 000 Rohingya refugees escaping violence and persecution in Myanmar have settled in camps, settlements and within host communities in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, bringing the total number of refugees in the area to more than 900 300.

Objectives

FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Sector to:

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
2.8 million people

FAO requires
USD 90 million

period
January – December 2018

The scale and scope of the humanitarian crisis has far surpassed expectations and projections for 2018 are alarming. Lives are at stake. It is thus essential to continue responding to the immediate needs of the most vulnerable populations while focusing on long-term development solutions.

Objectives

FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:

09 Feb 2018 description

to assist
77 000 people

FAO requires
USD 8 million

period
January – December 2018

Political, security and related humanitarian conditions in Burundi aren’t expected to improve and will lead to a continued outflow of Burundian refugees in 2018. As the phenomenon is becoming protracted, promoting access to agricultural livelihoods is key to achieve refugees’ self-reliance.

Objectives

FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:

09 Feb 2018 description

Last year, extraordinary prevention efforts by donors, the Government of Somalia and humanitarian partners helped stave off a famine.

Thanks to early funding, large-scale, sustained prevention efforts and better-than-expected seasonal rains, this year too, the risk of famine in Somalia has been reduced.

This year 5.4 million people still need humanitarian assistance, down from 6.2 million. But these recent gains are fragile and could easily be reversed without more help.

In Somalia there are still nearly half a million people just a step from starvation.

09 Feb 2018 description

09 February 2018, Harare – The UK Department of International Development (DFID) announced today a £21.5 million grant to the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF), which seeks to contribute to increased capacities of vulnerable rural communities to withstand shocks and stresses, ultimately leading to a reduced need for humanitarian responses and an improvement in their well-being.

09 Feb 2018 description

"Cape Town is not going to be the only city on this continent that's going to suffer significant water shortage"

By Kevin Mwanza

NAIROBI, Feb 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - African cities need to better plan and invest in water infrastructure, global accounting firm Deloitte said on Tuesday, as Cape Town counts down to dry taps due to severe drought.

Officials predict taps in the South African city will run out of water on May 11, in a crisis that has brought to the fore the effects of climate change across the world.

09 Feb 2018 description
report Tahiti Infos

PAPEETE, le 8 février 2018- S’il pleut abondamment en Polynésie française, ce n’est pas le cas du côté de l’île de Pâques, qui connaît une sécheresse historique. Jamais le niveau de précipitations n’a été aussi bas depuis que celles-ci sont mesurées sur place.

Le lac de cratère du Rano Raraku complètement à sec ? Ce qui pourrait n’être qu’une mauvaise fiction est en passe de devenir une réalité comme le montrent diverses photos trouvées sur les pages Facebook d’un Pascuan (Cristian Moreno Pakarati, une des photos au moins étant signée Tiare Edmunds).

08 Feb 2018 description

Overview

  • 50+ countries in which FAO is implementing emergency interventions

  • 10 of the 13 major food crises are driven by conflict 50+ countries in which FAO is implementing emergency interventions

  • 70–80% of severely food-insecure people worldwide rely on agriculture-based livelihoods (fishing, crop production, livestock rearing, forestry)

08 Feb 2018 description

08 February 2018, Geneva, Switzerland – Britain´s Science Minister Sam Gyimah today announced the launch of 10 new projects to improve disaster response and tropical disease control using space-based technologies.